• 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.

  • St. Peter's United Methodist Church was one of several Ocean City historic properties awarded $1.3 million in Sandy Relief grants

    Several historic Ocean City properties were named the recipients of Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Grants Wednesday, Nov. 19, with awards totaling over $1.3 million.

    Recipients include St. Peter's United Methodist Church at $145,229; First Presbyterian Church at $151,000; Ocean City Transportation Center at $501,000; US Life Saving Station 30 at $143,031; Ocean City City Hall at $230,000; and My Shore House at $335,879.

  • OCEAN CITY — The city is hosting a public meeting to discuss phase II of the northend road improvement project 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25 at St. Francis Cabrini Church in Culliney Hall, 114 Atlantic Ave. in Ocean City.

  • PETERSBURG – Superintendent Vincent Palmieri said Monday that the school district is awaiting word from Ocean City on whether it will accept School Choice students in Upper Township at Ocean City High School.

    The Upper Township School District began accepting students through the Interdistrict Public School Choice Program starting this year. It was granted 35 seats through the program by the state Department of Education and filled them all, Palmieri said.

  • Ocean City holiday events calendar 2014

    Holiday craft show

    The Christmas Arts and Crafts Festival will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 22-23 at the Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. This show features 75 booths with all new exhibitors designing and decorating. Call 800-822-4112.

Ocean City Gazette

Ocean City Police blotter, edition of Oct. 28, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 28, 2014 09:58 am

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Oct. 28, 2014 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Oct. 28, 2014

Police Blotter information is supplied by local and other law enforcement agencies. Each person named is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

Ocean City Police responded to 528 calls for service Oct. 19-25

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Firefighters extinguish small fire at Playland’s

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Written by Ann Richardson Monday, October 27, 2014 02:31 pm

Amusements were not affected, cause under investigation

OCEAN CITY – The Ocean City Fire Department extinguished a small fire at Playland’s Castaway Cove on the boardwalk Sunday evening.

A passerby spotted the flames on the back deck of the amusement pier and called the fire department at 9:18 p.m. on Oct. 26.

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Volunteers clean beach, plant dune grass on sunny Saturday

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Written by Ann Richardson Monday, October 27, 2014 12:49 pm

A group of loyal 20th Street beachgoers cleaned their favorite beach during the biannual Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweep Saturday, Oct. 25.  From left are cousins Morgan DeCosta, Brittani Curtain, Shannon DeCosta and Maddy Presnall. A group of loyal 20th Street beachgoers cleaned their favorite beach during the biannual Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweep Saturday, Oct. 25. From left are cousins Morgan DeCosta, Brittani Curtain, Shannon DeCosta and Maddy Presnall.

OCEAN CITY — Monica Perri didn’t plan on spending her morning on the beach Saturday, Oct. 25, but a dune grass planting caught her eye as she cruised the Ocean City Boardwalk.

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Student scientists receive kudos from LoBiondo

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Written by Ann Richardson Monday, October 27, 2014 11:03 am

Space launch delayed until Tuesday at 6:22 p.m.

Ocean City High School student Lauren Bowersock shows U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo what her group’s experiment entails. The experiment will travel to the International Space Station Monday, Oct. 27 to be tested by astronauts there. Ocean City High School student Lauren Bowersock shows U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo what her group’s experiment entails. The experiment will travel to the International Space Station Monday, Oct. 27 to be tested by astronauts there.

OCEAN CITY — So impressed with the Ocean City High School students who had designed an experiment that would be tested aboard the International Space Station, U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo said he wanted to meet the students involved, learn more about the project and congratulate them.

The congressman met with the six seniors at the high school on Friday, Oct. 24 and as their story unfolded, LoBiondo said he was in awe of the students.

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Ocean City Police warn of fraudulent bill collection scheme

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Written by Claire Lowe Monday, October 27, 2014 09:39 am

Ocean City Police warn of fraudulent bill collection scheme Ocean City Police warn of fraudulent bill collection scheme

OCEAN CITY — Police issued a fraud alert on Monday, Oct. 27 after receiving multiple reports of attempted fraud at local businesses over the last several weeks.

According to a press release from the Ocean City Police Department, the fraud involves a person calling the business and identifying themselves as an electric company representative attempting to collect on overdue bills.

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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of Oct. 25, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 24, 2014 11:00 pm

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Oct. 25, 2014 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Oct. 25, 2014

Police Blotter information is supplied by local and other law enforcement agencies. Each person named is presumed innocent unless proven guilty.

Ocean City Police responded to 561 calls for service Oct. 12-18

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Local Big Brothers Big Sisters CEO visits Exchange Club

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Written by Submitted by Doug Otto Friday, October 24, 2014 11:00 pm

At left, Beatrix Jerkins, chief executive officer at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties, is the guest speaker at a recent Exchange Club of Ocean City meeting. With Jerkins is Exchange Club President Bill Culp. At left, Beatrix Jerkins, chief executive officer at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties, is the guest speaker at a recent Exchange Club of Ocean City meeting. With Jerkins is Exchange Club President Bill Culp.

Beatrix Jerkins, chief executive officer at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Atlantic and Cape May Counties, presented an informational program to the Exchange Club of Ocean City during its weekly dinner meeting at Clancy’s By The Bay in Somers Point.

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City agrees to 50-year commitment for southend beach replenishment

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, October 24, 2014 11:50 am

OCEAN CITY — Council approved two agenda items to move along the southend beach replenishment project on Thursday, Oct. 23 at City Hall.

The first was an introduction of an ordinance that will grant the state of New Jersey easements for the riparian property from 34th Street to Corson’s Inlet in order to complete the beach replenishment.

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Northend pump station construction on track for fall 2015

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, October 24, 2014 11:07 am

OCEAN CITY — The city is hoping to start construction of a northend pump station in fall 2015, city administrator Mike Dattilo said Thursday, Oct. 23.

During his administrative reports at the City Council meeting, Dattilo updated council on the status of the project.

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Environmental commission weighs in on curb strip sod proposal

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Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:09 pm

OCEAN CITY — Whether property owners are required to install sod and irrigation on curb strips or not, the Ocean City Environmental Commission is looking into all suitable alternatives to concrete and stones.

Responding to a citizen’s request, members of City Council introduced an ordinance on Sept. 11 requiring sod and irrigation on new construction. It is believed that sod would help alleviate flooding and look nicer than concrete or stones.

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Somers Point artist takes first in October show

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 22, 2014 11:00 pm

“Landscape at Colloure” “Landscape at Colloure”

OCEAN CITY — Annette Maynard of Somers Point was named the first-place winner of the Ocean City Fine Arts League’s “Tribute to an Artist” October show.

Maynard’s winning piece is an acrylic titled “Landscape at Colloure,” in the style of Matisse.

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Bubble Mania supports pediatric care at Shore Medical

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 22, 2014 11:00 pm

Submitted / From left are Kenneth Sedberry, 2015 Ocean City Board of Realtors president; Jeung Leon, nurse manager at Shore Medical Center; Ken Cooper of Monihan Realty; Maria Marinelli of Long & Foster Realty, chairwoman of Bubble Mania Committee; Gloria Votta of RE/Max at The Shore Realty; Karen Sharkey, administrative director of pediatrics at Shore Medical Center; Nicholas Marotta of Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Realtors; Lynda Greaves of Grace Realty; Jane Snyder of Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Realtors; Chelsea Connor of Goldcoast Sotheby’s; and Anne Gallagher of Grace Realty. Submitted / From left are Kenneth Sedberry, 2015 Ocean City Board of Realtors president; Jeung Leon, nurse manager at Shore Medical Center; Ken Cooper of Monihan Realty; Maria Marinelli of Long & Foster Realty, chairwoman of Bubble Mania Committee; Gloria Votta of RE/Max at The Shore Realty; Karen Sharkey, administrative director of pediatrics at Shore Medical Center; Nicholas Marotta of Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Realtors; Lynda Greaves of Grace Realty; Jane Snyder of Berkshire Hathaway Fox & Roach Realtors; Chelsea Connor of Goldcoast Sotheby’s; and Anne Gallagher of Grace Realty.

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Board of Realtors Bubble Mania Committee presented a check of $2,255 to the Pediatric Care Center at Shore Medical Center on Oct. 14. 

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