Ocean City Gazette

Collins graduates from York College

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 30, 2014 12:00 am

Kevin Collins of Ocean City graduated from York College of Pennsylvania on Dec. 17. Collins earned a bachelor of science in marketing.

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Evan Megargee seeks Scouting’s highest rank

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Written by Claire Lowe Tuesday, December 30, 2014 12:00 am

Claire Lowe / Evan Megargee, 17, of Boy Scout Troop 32 paints a fence at the park at Fourth Street and Wesley Avenue near his home as part of his Eagle Scout project Saturday, Dec. 20. Claire Lowe / Evan Megargee, 17, of Boy Scout Troop 32 paints a fence at the park at Fourth Street and Wesley Avenue near his home as part of his Eagle Scout project Saturday, Dec. 20.

OCEAN CITY — Hoping to achieve the highest rank possible, Boy Scout Evan Megargee is getting to work on his Eagle Scout project, beautifying the park across the street from his house.

Megargee, 17, of Ocean City and local Troop 32, and his friends got together on Saturday, Dec. 20 to paint the wrought iron fence that surrounds the park at Fourth Street and Wesley Avenue where an elementary school once stood.

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Changes coming for Ocean City High School science curriculum

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Written by Claire Lowe Tuesday, December 30, 2014 12:00 am

Video game design one of new programs proposed for Ocean City district

Changes coming for Ocean City High School science curriculum Changes coming for Ocean City High School science curriculum

OCEAN CITY — The order in which incoming students at Ocean City High School will be offered sciences will change, according to a presentation by director of curriculum Mikenzie Helphenstine.

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Ocean City police contract approved, includes 1.5 percent raise

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Written by Claire Lowe Monday, December 29, 2014 05:21 pm

Ocean City police contract approved, includes 1.5 percent raise Ocean City police contract approved, includes 1.5 percent raise

OCEAN CITY — City Council Monday approved a four-year contract with the Ocean City Policemen’s Benevolent Association Local 61 when it met Monday, Dec. 29.

The contract includes a 1.5-percent salary increase in the first year, and a 1.25-percent increase in the subsequent three years. The contract begins Jan. 1 and runs through Dec. 31, 2018.

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Attic height going up in Ocean City Homes

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Written by Claire Lowe Monday, December 29, 2014 04:04 pm

OCEAN CITY — In a 6-1 vote, council increased the permitted height of attics in Ocean City Homes to 9 feet, as well as removed the requirement for pull-down stair access, during a meeting Monday, Dec. 29 at City Hall.

Councilman Pete Guinosso, who represents the 4th Ward, voted ‘no’ on the measure, which he said could lead to homeowners trying to create living spaces in the attic.

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Mallon named new business administrator

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Written by Claire Lowe Monday, December 29, 2014 03:00 pm

Dattilo will retire in 2015

Mike Dattilo and Jim Mallon Mike Dattilo and Jim Mallon

OCEAN CITY — Business administrator Mike Dattilo will retire in 2015, and current mayor’s aide Jim Mallon will take his place.

City Council approved the Mayor Jay Gillian’s appointment of Mallon to the post beginning Jan. 1, 2015 at its Monday, Dec. 29 meeting.

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Art on Asbury presents Judge Tribute Show

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 29, 2014 12:00 am

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Fine Arts League announces a tribute show in January featuring artists Lance Balderson, Cathy DeMarco, Ruth Formica, Stefanie Godfrey, Cheryl Knowles Harrigan, Phyllis London, Stephanie Madsen, Annette Rinker and Jill Cucci Smith, who have donated their time to judge the Art on Asbury shows throughout 2014.

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Historical Museum celebrates 7,000th visitor

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 29, 2014 12:00 am

submitted / From left, in back, are Elaine Reimet, Kathy and Mark Reiment, and Dick Reimet with the Ocean City Historical Museum’s 7,000th visitor, Summerlee Reiment, who is holding a certificate and prize from her visit Dec. 20. submitted / From left, in back, are Elaine Reimet, Kathy and Mark Reiment, and Dick Reimet with the Ocean City Historical Museum’s 7,000th visitor, Summerlee Reiment, who is holding a certificate and prize from her visit Dec. 20.

OCEAN CITY — Summerlee Reimet wasn’t even sure she wanted to go to the Ocean City Historical Museum on Saturday, Dec. 20, but she’s glad she did.

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Is Cheney any better than Kim Jong-un?

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Written by Opinion Monday, December 29, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

Sony was the recent victim of a cyber attack. Circumstantial evidence would suggest that North Korea was the perp. The alleged motive is “The Interview,” which is said to be a comedy film about the assassination of North Korea’s dictator, Kim Jong-un. To be sure, he is a brutal bastard.

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Fox guarding the hen house

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Written by Opinion Monday, December 29, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

OK, they're still spinning Costeria Cottages as affordable single-family homes ideal for residency. These new homes, as priced, will be anything but affordable for young families and even many retirees, and are much more suited for use as vacation and investment homes and seasonal rentals.

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Miami-based entertainer returns to South Jersey for First Night

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Written by Claire Lowe Sunday, December 28, 2014 02:00 pm

Steve Gryb of Miami returns to South Jersey, where he grew up, to perform at Ocean City’s First Night on Dec. 31. Steve Gryb of Miami returns to South Jersey, where he grew up, to perform at Ocean City’s First Night on Dec. 31.

Absegami High School graduate and self-proclaimed “Pied Piper of Percussion” Steve Gryb returns to his roots in South Jersey this New Year’s Eve to perform at Ocean City’s First Night.

Gryb, 59, who now lives in Miami, Fla., will present his “The Rhythm is Going to Get You!” show, billed as “America’s most interactive show for the young and young-at-heart.” 

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Chamber hosts awards dinner for local businesses

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, December 28, 2014 12:00 am

Citizen of the Year Leon Costello poses for a picture with his wife, Jen; Scott and Janie Halliday, Michele and Jay Gillian and Bill McMahon at the chamber dinner. Citizen of the Year Leon Costello poses for a picture with his wife, Jen; Scott and Janie Halliday, Michele and Jay Gillian and Bill McMahon at the chamber dinner.

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce held their Citizen of the Year and Outstanding Business and Beautification Awards Dinner recently.

It was a bitter cold and windy clear night when guests arrived at the Ocean City Yacht Club where they were greeted by Caitlin Greene, Rose Savastano and Barbara Brown still wearing their coats as they were sitting near the door in the lobby.

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