• Assistant engineer Art Chew shows which roads will be paved as part of phase II of a planned road improvement project.

    OCEAN CITY — Residents in Ocean City’s 1st Ward had a chance to give input on an upcoming road improvement project in their neighborhood, which will include traffic-calming measures in addition to paving and drainage work.

    Ocean City engineer Roger McLarnon and assistant engineer Arthur Chew presented plans for the areas of Bridge Boulevard and Gardens Parkway, West Inlet Road and Battersea, and West Inlet Road at Crescent during a meeting Tuesday, Nov. 25 at Culliney Hall.

  • Claire Lowe / Coast Guard Station Atlantic City and Station (Small) Great Egg Commander CK Moore presents Ocean City Patrolman John Porreca with a certificate of merit Monday, Nov. 24.

    OCEAN CITY — For his efforts over the last two years operating the city’s marine unit, Ocean City Patrolman John Porreca was recognized with a certificate of merit from the United States Coast Guard Monday, Nov. 24 at the city police department.

    Standing alongside police Capt. Jay Prettyman, Chief Chad Callahan, and Coast Guard Station Atlantic City and Station (Small) Great Egg Commander CK Moore, Porreca listened as Petty Officer 1st Class Anthony Procida read off his accomplishments.

  • PETERSBURG – Members of the Upper Township Board of Education said last week that they are still seeking to restore some of their voting rights on the Ocean City school board.

    Three Upper Township school board members serve on the Ocean City school board. They are permitted to vote on issues affecting Upper Township students, but since 2010 they have not had a say in the election of the Ocean City Board of Education president, vice president or solicitor.

  • Ocean City High School senior Devon Grisbaum did something on Saturday that only one other runner in Cape-Atlantic League history has done - she won the NJSIAA Meet of Champions.

    Grisbaum ran the Homdel Park course in 18 minutes, 19.26 seconds to finish a little more than 2.5 seconds ahead of Mainland freshman Alyssa Aldridge. Grisbaum had finished third and Aldridge fourth in the State Group 3 Meet a week earlier and have run one-two all season.

  • Ocean City named third smartest small town by Forbes

    According to a new list by Forbes, Ocean City – and the rest of Cape May County – was named one of America's smartest cities. The metropolitan statistical area was ranked third on the list of small towns by contributors Joel Kotkin and Mark Schill.

  • Claire Lowe / Ocean City High School and Intermediate School students work together on posters that depict the negative effects of smoking to celebrate the Great American Smokeout Thursday, Nov. 20.

    OCEAN CITY — To celebrate the American Cancer Society’s annual Great American Smokeout, Ocean City High School’s REBEL and SADD clubs presented to over 80 students in Renee Bendig’s health classes on Thursday, Nov. 20 on the negative effects of tobacco use.

    Latching on to the city and school district’s Did You Know? campaign, members of SADD, which stands for Students Against Destructive Decisions, and REBEL, formerly SCAT or Student Coalition Against Tobacco, traveled to the Ocean City Intermediate School to encourage their younger cohorts to stay away from smoking.

  • Ocean City holiday events calendar 2014

    Horse and carriage rides and photos with Santa

    Noon-3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 22 through Dec. 21 will be horse and carriage rides in front of City Hall, Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue, and photos with Santa at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace.

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Runners weather the storm in Trail of Two Cities

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Written by Jen Marra Tuesday, November 04, 2014 02:57 pm

Jen Marra / Stephen Hoffman of Ocean City leads the pack taking first place overall in the annual Trail of Two Cities 5K Saturday, Nov. 1. The race began at 10th Street and Haven Avenue in Ocean City and finished in Kennedy Park in Somers Point Jen Marra / Stephen Hoffman of Ocean City leads the pack taking first place overall in the annual Trail of Two Cities 5K Saturday, Nov. 1. The race began at 10th Street and Haven Avenue in Ocean City and finished in Kennedy Park in Somers Point

Stephen Hoffman of Ocean City leads the pack taking first place overall in the annual Trail of Two Cities 5K Saturday, Nov. 1. The race began at 10th Street and Haven Avenue in Ocean City and finished in Kennedy Park in Somers Point. 


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Frankie’s on the Bay to open at former Bongo Café location

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, November 04, 2014 12:00 am

The interior of the new Frankie’s on the Bay, at 1050 Bay Ave. in Ocean City, will be an ode to coal country. The interior of the new Frankie’s on the Bay, at 1050 Bay Ave. in Ocean City, will be an ode to coal country.

OCEAN CITY — Looking to bring a taste of the coal country to the Jersey Shore, Frankie’s on the Bay at 10th Street will open this month.

Located at 1050 Bay Ave., the site of the former Bongo Cafe, the newly renovated restaurant will be “set back in time,” according to co-owner Laura Sacco.

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Locals should value historic district

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, November 04, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

I don’t know of any community that outdoes Ocean City, where its entire population seems to agree in their professed love for the town. Every municipality has its booster class, but in how many towns does that love get passed down for generations? In addition, there are hundreds of thousands of people from other parts of the country who love Ocean City, too. That’s why the people who live here carry a bigger responsibility to preserve whatever it is that produces that love.

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Dog of the Year rescheduled

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 03, 2014 04:03 pm

Dog of the Year rescheduled Dog of the Year rescheduled

Ocean City’s Dog of the Year ceremony, which was set for Saturday, Nov. 1, was postponed due to weather and will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 8 at the parking lot of the Tahiti Inn, 1125 Ocean Ave. Twelve pooches are vying for the title. There will be a winner and three runners-up announced. The event raises funds for the Ocean City Dog Park at 45th Street and Haven Avenue.

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OCHS assembly focuses on decision making

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Written by Ann Richardson Monday, November 03, 2014 01:35 pm

Students hear from Middle Township High School alum, Matt Maher, who killed a man when driving drunk in 2009

Ann Richardson / Matt Maher, a former professional soccer player and Middle Township High School alum, speaks to students about drunken driving during an assembly Wednesday, Oct. 29 at Ocean City High School. Ann Richardson / Matt Maher, a former professional soccer player and Middle Township High School alum, speaks to students about drunken driving during an assembly Wednesday, Oct. 29 at Ocean City High School.

OCEAN CITY — Even as he sat in a jail cell contemplating the wreckage left behind on the night of March 7, 2009, Matthew Maher failed to grasp reality.

“I tried to wrap my mind around what just took place,” he said, figuring his drunken actions would bring a driving under the influence charge, two totaled cars and angry parents.

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Donations help enhance memory garden at The Shores

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Written by Claire Lowe Sunday, November 02, 2014 11:00 pm

Submitted / Rotary Club members Robert Garrett, Larry Deming, Todd Bower, Cindy Chadwick, Tom Sahiko, Sallie Godfrey, Carl Scheetz, Nancy Hannum, Rody O'Rourke on Saturday, Oct. 4 at the memory garden at The Shores at Wesley Manor. Submitted / Rotary Club members Robert Garrett, Larry Deming, Todd Bower, Cindy Chadwick, Tom Sahiko, Sallie Godfrey, Carl Scheetz, Nancy Hannum, Rody O'Rourke on Saturday, Oct. 4 at the memory garden at The Shores at Wesley Manor.

Thanks to various donations, including a large one from the Ocean City-Upper Township Rotary Club and the Robbins family in memory of Nelson “Doc” and Millie Robbins, the Shores at Wesley Manor Memory Support Community was able to install a bench and make other improvements to its memory garden.

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Chamber roasts county surrogate Susan Sheppard

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Saturday, November 01, 2014 11:00 pm

Susan Sheppard, center, poses for a picture at the Ocean City Chamber’s annual roast with her friends, Marianne McLaughlin, Donna Oves and Melissa Wilson; husband Frank Faverzani, and her children, Mark, Nora and Frank Faverzani Jr. Susan Sheppard, center, poses for a picture at the Ocean City Chamber’s annual roast with her friends, Marianne McLaughlin, Donna Oves and Melissa Wilson; husband Frank Faverzani, and her children, Mark, Nora and Frank Faverzani Jr.

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce held their annual roast at The Flanders Hotel. This year’s roastee was Cape May County Surrogate Susan Sheppard. Besides being a daughter, wife, mother and politician, Susan is known for her long, blond, curly locks, so it was no surprise the invitation featured a picture of Susan sitting on the beach with a large gavel in her hand and exaggerated hair.

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P. Francis reopens in more intimate location on Asbury

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Written by Ann Richardson Friday, October 31, 2014 11:00 pm

Paul Cunningham, owner of P. Francis on Asbury Avenue, in his new storefront in the 800 block. Paul Cunningham, owner of P. Francis on Asbury Avenue, in his new storefront in the 800 block.

OCEAN CITY — Missing the charm of a smaller boutique, Paul Cunningham happily relocated his popular P. Francis gift shop from larger digs in the 700 block of Asbury Avenue to its new perch at 846 Asbury Ave.

“We got our cozy back,” Cunningham said, delighted with the more intimate setting.

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2014 Ocean City Halloween Parade steps off on Asbury

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, October 31, 2014 10:48 am

photos by Claire Lowe / The Ocean City Exchange Club held its annual Halloween Parade on Thursday, Oct. 30 along Asbury Avenue. photos by Claire Lowe / The Ocean City Exchange Club held its annual Halloween Parade on Thursday, Oct. 30 along Asbury Avenue.

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Exchange Club held its annual Halloween Parade on Thursday, Oct. 30 along Asbury Avenue.

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Date set for Night in Venice 2015

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Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, October 30, 2014 11:00 pm

Date set for Night in Venice 2015 Date set for Night in Venice 2015

OCEAN CITY — Night in Venice, one of the largest boat parades of its kind, will sail down the bayfront and through the lagoons on Saturday, July 11, 2015.

The 62nd annual Night in Venice parade will begin at 6 p.m., according to Jim Mallon, assistant to Mayor Jay Gillian.

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OCHS students not deterred by Antares rocket explosion

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Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, October 30, 2014 09:47 am

Ocean City High School student Mercy Griffith, one of six students who designed a science experiment that was chosen to be tested in space as part of the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program, speaks about watching the Antares rocket carrying their experiment explode, during a press conference Wednesday at the high school. Ocean City High School student Mercy Griffith, one of six students who designed a science experiment that was chosen to be tested in space as part of the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program, speaks about watching the Antares rocket carrying their experiment explode, during a press conference Wednesday at the high school.

OCEAN CITY — At a press conference in front of the school to discuss the rocket explosion on Wednesday, Oct. 29, Ocean City Superintendent Kathleen Taylor said school officials knew the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program would be a great learning experience for students.

“Sometimes, however, one never realizes what he or she might learn,” she said. “Our students are learning that the world of science is full of twists and turns; the line between success and disappointment can sometimes be blurred.”

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Sweet treats on Asbury Ave.

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, October 29, 2014 11:00 pm

Jen Marra / Owen and Ethan Dunn, 7 and 8 respectively, and Gianni and Dominic Badagliacco, 8 and 5 respectively, all of Ocean City, wear their Halloween costumes and visit the businesses along Asbury Avenue for Downtown Trick or Treat Saturday, Oct. 25. Jen Marra / Owen and Ethan Dunn, 7 and 8 respectively, and Gianni and Dominic Badagliacco, 8 and 5 respectively, all of Ocean City, wear their Halloween costumes and visit the businesses along Asbury Avenue for Downtown Trick or Treat Saturday, Oct. 25.

Owen and Ethan Dunn, 7 and 8 respectively, and Gianni and Dominic Badagliacco, 8 and 5 respectively, all of Ocean City, wear their Halloween costumes and visit the businesses along Asbury Avenue for Downtown Trick or Treat Saturday, Oct. 25.


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