• Veterans receive support through annual event

    Sgt. Robert Gordon, who served five years in the US Army Airborne Rangers and then joined the US Army, talks about how Operation First Response helped him and his family as the keynote speaker during the sixth annual Walk for the Wounded Saturday, Sept. 27 on the Ocean City Boardwalk.

    OCEAN CITY — Sgt. Robert Gordon had just completed Army Ranger training when terrorists attacked the United States on Sept. 11, 2001. After five years and three tours as an airborne Ranger in Afghanistan and Iraq, he returned home only to be diagnosed with thyroid cancer, a result of exposure to radiation.

  • GALLOWAY – In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Atlantic Medical Imaging is offering free screening mammograms in October to women age 40 or older who are uninsured.

    Eligible women must have no current or previous breast health issues.

  • OCEAN CITY — A campaign aimed at preventing drug abuse and promoting a healthy lifestyle will kick off with a billboard unveiling noon Monday, Sept. 29 on the south side of the 34th Street Bridge in Marmora.

    The campaign is called “Did You Know,” and the billboard will host a different message each month. Organizers hope that the message on the billboard will spark conversation between parents and teenagers.

  • Andrew Gesler gets airborne. (Image courtesy Dark Fall Productions)Can a hipster be cured?

    Andrew Gesler of Ocean City and Margate’s Alex DePhillipo have weighed in on the question with a new film, which premiered this summer, and the prognosis isn’t good.

    It’s called “Death 2 Hipsters,” and it’s a surf movie comedy.

    Being cool, and the attended marketing of whatever coolness is, seems to be taking over surfing, said Gesler in a recent interview. Major fashion companies are reaching into surf culture.

    The folks who put together the local surf movie “Dark Fall” wanted to try something new, a surf satire.

  • OCEAN CITY — Property owners in Ocean City are now prohibited from planting bamboo in their yards as council unanimously approved a ban on the invasive plant at its Sept. 25 meeting.

    The ordinance, introduced by council Aug. 28, will prohibit property owners and tenants from planting bamboo — described as running or clumping varieties — on any property in Ocean City. It also requires the owner and occupant of a property where bamboo currently exists to confine the plant to prevent it from spreading to neighboring properties.

  • OCEAN CITY — A new three-year contract with the Ocean City Education Association was unanimously approved by the Ocean City Board of Education at its Wednesday, Sept. 24 meeting.

    During the meeting, there was no discussion by the board regarding the memorandum of understanding with the teachers union, which is effective July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2017. However, details of the contract were released to The Gazette the following day.

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Back to school

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 10, 2014 11:05 am

Eighth-grader Colin Perro and seventh-grader Samantha Perro on the first day of school at Upper Township Middle School Thursday, Sept. 4. Eighth-grader Colin Perro and seventh-grader Samantha Perro on the first day of school at Upper Township Middle School Thursday, Sept. 4.

Eighth-grader Colin Perro and seventh-grader Samantha Perro on the first day of school at Upper Township Middle School Thursday, Sept. 4.


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Bongo Café owners cite road work in decision to leave

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, September 10, 2014 11:00 am

Breakfast and lunch spot to close Sept. 13

OCEAN CITY — They survived the worst storm to hit the New Jersey coastline in more than a century and a prolonged economic downturn, but the owners of the Bongo Café and Grill say they cannot weather another round of road construction.

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Move surfers to 31st Street

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, September 10, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor: 

Should safety be a concern on the waterfront at the 29th Street beach? I appreciated the appeal of surfing on the 29th Street beach for Mr. Kiefner's family and friends. I would like to share some important facts.

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Thank you to Shore Fellowship Church

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, September 10, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank Stacia Stall from Shore Fellowship Church for organizing a food drive for the Ocean City Ecumenical Council Community Food Cupboard as part of the admission to their event at the Adventure Water Park on the Ocean City Boardwalk on Friday, Sept. 5. 

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Democratic process averted in zoning decision

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, September 10, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

We are writing regarding the recent Ocean City ordinance changing the zoning of the former Palermo’s Supermarket site from neighborhood business to 30-foot-wide residential duplex lots. Frankly, given that it has already passed as an ordinance there is nothing that we neighbors can do to change that. This is not a letter based on the actual result as much as the process that led to the result.

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Kristin Gallagher tapped for new community services director

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, September 09, 2014 03:33 pm

OCEAN CITY — The reinstituted community services department may have a new director as soon as Thursday.

At a City Council meeting last month, council members approved a resolution authorizing the return of the department at the request of the administration, which cited a need for improved customer service.

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Bay Ave. construction to resume Monday

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, September 09, 2014 11:02 am

OCEAN CITY — Motorists should expect detours for a while as a Bay Avenue construction project halted in the spring is set to resume Monday, Sept. 15.

The unfinished project to repair and repave Bay Avenue between Sixth and 18th streets will be accomplished with two crews, according to Cape May County Engineer Dale Foster.

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Moses kept Ocean City High School clean and friendly

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, September 09, 2014 12:00 am

Ann Richardson / Ruby Moses, second from right, was honored by members of the Ocean City Board of Education at its Wednesday, Aug. 27 meeting. With Moses are, from left, Mary Miles, Fred Moses and Portia Thompson. Ann Richardson / Ruby Moses, second from right, was honored by members of the Ocean City Board of Education at its Wednesday, Aug. 27 meeting. With Moses are, from left, Mary Miles, Fred Moses and Portia Thompson.

OCEAN CITY — For 25 years, Ruby Moses worked diligently to provide students and staff at Ocean City High School with a clean environment.

Superintendent Kathleen Taylor said Moses’ dedication to the school district went above and beyond her role as a custodian, however. She buffed the terrazzo tiles until they shined, but Moses will long be remembered for her warm and friendly smile and the kind words she always had for everyone she came in contact with.

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Stockton dean advocates strategic planning to OC teachers

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, September 09, 2014 12:00 am

Ann Richardson / Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Dean of Education Claudine Keenan talks about strategic planning to Ocean City teachers Wednesday, Sept. 3. Ann Richardson / Richard Stockton College of New Jersey Dean of Education Claudine Keenan talks about strategic planning to Ocean City teachers Wednesday, Sept. 3.

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City School District employees heard from Stockton’s own dean of education on the importance of strategic planning Wednesday, Sept. 3. Ocean City Superintendent Kathy Taylor said the presentation was part of the teacher in-service day prior to the start of the school year.

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Trail Of Two Cities 5K set for Nov. 1

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 08, 2014 05:28 pm

FILE PHOTO / Trail of Two Cities FILE PHOTO / Trail of Two Cities

The 25th Annual Trail of Two Cities 5K Run/Walk over the causeway between Ocean City and Somers Point is set for 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1. The event begins at the Ocean City Transportation Center, Ninth Street and Haven Avenue in Ocean City, and ends at JFK Park in Somers Point.

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Website names OC best for jobseekers 50-plus

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 08, 2014 04:27 pm

Grandparents.com has named Ocean City as one of the 10 best American cities for job seekers over age 50.

The unemployment rate for older workers is dropping according to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, but that doesn’t mean that finding a job is particularly easy. Grandparents.com looked for comparatively low unemployment rates and strong job growth to choose the cities on the list. A variety of industries and a low cost of living were also considered.

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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of Sept. 8, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 08, 2014 03:11 pm

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Sept. 8, 2014 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Sept. 8, 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 817 calls for service Aug. 31-Sept. 6

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