• Teen's suicide draws attention to district’s bullying, mental health policies

    Claire Lowe / Cassandra Rosamond, 19, of Ocean City reads anonymous stories from local students about bullying in Ocean City during a Wednesday, Dec. 17 Ocean City school board meeting.

    OCEAN CITY — Members of the community pressed the Ocean City Board of Education at its Wednesday, Dec. 17 meeting to make bullying and mental illness awareness priorities in the district in the wake of the death of Ocean City High School student Maliha Chowdhury.

  • Ocean City High School

    UPPER TOWNSHIP – School officials in Ocean City said they will not accept School Choice students from Upper Township’s middle school at Ocean City High School, Superintendent Vincent Palmieri said Monday.

    During the Upper Township Board of Education meeting Dec. 15, Palmieri said he and school board president Michele Barbieri met with high school principals and Ocean City Superintendent Kathleen Taylor on Thursday to discuss the issue, and were notified Friday that the students would not be admitted.

  • Jen Marra / Guests take a closer look at the names engraved on the glass plaques of the donor wall that was unveiled Friday, Dec. 12 in the lobby of the Ocean City Community Center. The wall was uncovered during the Ocean City Community Center Association’s Afternoon of Appreciation, recognizing the contributors who made the center possible.

    OCEAN CITY — The many volunteers who helped make the Ocean City Community Center a reality were honored Friday with the unveiling of a new Donor Wall during the Ocean City Community Center Association’s Afternoon of Appreciation.

    “That turned out so well. We couldn’t have been happier,” said Ken Cooper, chairman of the association.

  • Ocean City Downtown Holiday Dash Dec. 19

    A new race will take off in the downtown this month. The Ocean City Downtown Holiday Dash will begin 5:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19 on Asbury Avenue. The race begins at Fifth Street and finishes just beyond 14th Street. Race-day registration begins at 4:30 p.m. in the parking lot at Fifth Street and Asbury Avenue.

  • Strathmere, Sea Isle City dredging will start first, US Army Corps says

    Bill Barlow / A Dec. 9 nor'easter battered southend beaches in Ocean City, eroding some areas like here at 57th Street.

    A beach replenishment project in southend Ocean City, Strathmere and Sea Isle City is currently scheduled to begin in early March 2015, according to new information from the US Army Corps of Engineers, which is coordinating the project.

  • Projects could allow for water hook ups

    MARMORA – The Upper Township Zoning Board of Adjustment Thursday approved an amended site plan, conditional use and lot width and lot frontage variances for a New Jersey American Water project in Marmora that aims to increase water pressure in Upper Township.

    A new well facility there and a planned water tower in Seaville will be connected by a water main, potentially allowing residents to hook up to water service.

  • photos by Claire Lowe / Lawyer Solomon Rothschild (JoHannah Newman, a senior from Ocean City) protests as her client, Jacob Marley (TJ Rumer, a freshman from Marmora), is questioned by Ebenezer Scrooge (Justin Angelastro, a junior from Seaville).

    OCEAN CITY — Students in the Ocean City High School Drama Guild will put Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future on the witness stand as they present “The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge” as their fall play next week.

    Making his directorial debut for the Drama Guild is Ocean City High School alumnus Don Toal Jr. A member of the class of 2003, Toal is also a substitute teacher and has worked in the arts for several years, directing shows and teaching classes for the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company.

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Vegan challenges guinea pig at Quiet Festival

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 26, 2014 12:00 am

submitted / Lisa Rose, a feisty Vegan from North Jersey, heard about Ocean City's Quiet Festival and its lettuce-eating competition during the Quiet Pet Contest Saturday, Nov. 15 and couldn’t resist the challenge. submitted / Lisa Rose, a feisty Vegan from North Jersey, heard about Ocean City's Quiet Festival and its lettuce-eating competition during the Quiet Pet Contest Saturday, Nov. 15 and couldn’t resist the challenge.

Lisa Rose, a feisty Vegan from North Jersey, heard about Ocean City's Quiet Festival and its lettuce-eating competition during the Quiet Pet Contest Saturday, Nov. 15 and couldn’t resist the challenge.

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Marine unit Officer Porreca honored by Coast Guard

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Written by Claire Lowe Tuesday, November 25, 2014 10:14 am

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. 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 C.K. Moore, Porreca listened as Petty Officer 1st Class Anthony Procida read off his accomplishments.

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Ocean City Intermediate School honor roll

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 25, 2014 12:00 am

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The following students were named to the Ocean City Intermediate School honor roll for the first marking period of the 2014-2015 school year.

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Board and commission volunteer opportunities

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 25, 2014 12:00 am

The city of Ocean City has the following volunteer positions are available:

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More to be thankful for

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Written by Claire Lowe Tuesday, November 25, 2014 12:00 am

Ocean City Home Bank Employees collect food for Jewish Family Services Thanksgiving dinner packages

Submitted / Employees on the second floor of Ocean City Home Bank's Ocean City branch donate grocery bags filled with enough food to allow 20 area families to prepare Thanksgiving dinner. In addition, the bank collected food in each of its locations to donate to Jewish Family Services of Atlantic and Cape May Counties. Submitted / Employees on the second floor of Ocean City Home Bank's Ocean City branch donate grocery bags filled with enough food to allow 20 area families to prepare Thanksgiving dinner. In addition, the bank collected food in each of its locations to donate to Jewish Family Services of Atlantic and Cape May Counties.

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City Home Bank employees set out on a mission to help local families have Thanksgiving dinner this year and more than fulfilled their goal.

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Shoppers are up ‘Earlier than the Bird’ for good deals

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Written by Jen Marra Tuesday, November 25, 2014 12:00 am

Jen Marra / Haley Dalton, 16, of Mullica Hill spends the morning shopping in her pajamas with Brendan Haddon, 17, of Ocean City during the Earlier than the Bird Downtown Shopping Extravaganza Saturday, Nov. 22 on Asbury Avenue in Ocean City. Dalton carries a bag from Mew to You with a few Disney collectibles. Jen Marra / Haley Dalton, 16, of Mullica Hill spends the morning shopping in her pajamas with Brendan Haddon, 17, of Ocean City during the Earlier than the Bird Downtown Shopping Extravaganza Saturday, Nov. 22 on Asbury Avenue in Ocean City. Dalton carries a bag from Mew to You with a few Disney collectibles.

Haley Dalton, 16, of Mullica Hill spends the morning shopping in her pajamas with Brendan Haddon, 17, of Ocean City during the Earlier than the Bird Downtown Shopping Extravaganza Saturday, Nov. 22 on Asbury Avenue in Ocean City. Dalton carries a bag from Mew to You with a few Disney collectibles. 


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Leadership club ‘Picnic in Paradise’ raises funds for scholarships

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Written by Claire Lowe Monday, November 24, 2014 04:47 pm

Claire Lowe / The chefs who donated their time to the scholarship dinner, from left, are Alan Fen of Island Shore in Marmora, Joe Massaglia of Mama Mia’s in Seaville, Michael Carmody of OC Surf Café in Ocean City, Andrew Yoa of Island Grill in Ocean City, Stefan Zareba of Blue Dolfin in Marmora, and John Szabo of Positively 4th Street Café in Ocean City. Not shown are chefs Bill McGinnity of Cousin’s, David “Reds” Brigdens of Red’s Jersey Mex Café, Paul Stryker of Arlene’s on Asbury, Walter Hohman of Ward’s Pastry, Ralph Diclemente of Bennie’s Bread and Alfred Sacco of Sack O’ Subs, all in Ocean City. Claire Lowe / The chefs who donated their time to the scholarship dinner, from left, are Alan Fen of Island Shore in Marmora, Joe Massaglia of Mama Mia’s in Seaville, Michael Carmody of OC Surf Café in Ocean City, Andrew Yoa of Island Grill in Ocean City, Stefan Zareba of Blue Dolfin in Marmora, and John Szabo of Positively 4th Street Café in Ocean City. Not shown are chefs Bill McGinnity of Cousin’s, David “Reds” Brigdens of Red’s Jersey Mex Café, Paul Stryker of Arlene’s on Asbury, Walter Hohman of Ward’s Pastry, Ralph Diclemente of Bennie’s Bread and Alfred Sacco of Sack O’ Subs, all in Ocean City.

OCEAN CITY — Offering dishes from a dozen local chefs, students raised money for scholarships Thursday, Nov. 20 during the annual Ocean City High School Leadership Club Scholarship Dinner in the high school cafeteria.

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

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Written by Staff Report Monday, November 24, 2014 04:45 pm

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Nov. 25, 2014 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Nov. 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 543 calls for service Nov. 16-22

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Young Ocean City students design mission patches for space launch

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Written by Claire Lowe Monday, November 24, 2014 12:00 am

The mission patch designed by Ocean City Intermediate School contest winner Cassidy Diamond is themed “Beach to Space.” The design by former Ocean City Primary School contest winner Arden Nussey featured a surfing astronaut in space. The primary school mission patch will feature Nussey’s design framed by the nine finalists’ designs. The mission patch designed by Ocean City Intermediate School contest winner Cassidy Diamond is themed “Beach to Space.” The design by former Ocean City Primary School contest winner Arden Nussey featured a surfing astronaut in space. The primary school mission patch will feature Nussey’s design framed by the nine finalists’ designs.

OCEAN CITY — In addition to the six Ocean City High School students who were selected to have their experiment fly into space as part of the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program, two Ocean City primary and intermediate school students were also chosen last year to have a project on the mission.

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St. Augustine Prep honors Dan Hilferty with Mendel Medal

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 24, 2014 12:00 am

Northfield resident Dennis Foreman, class of 1987 and executive director of institutional advancement at St. Augustine Prep, presents Dan Hilferty with a Hermits basketball jersey with his high school number as Joan Hilferty and Steve Fabietti of Vineland look on. Northfield resident Dennis Foreman, class of 1987 and executive director of institutional advancement at St. Augustine Prep, presents Dan Hilferty with a Hermits basketball jersey with his high school number as Joan Hilferty and Steve Fabietti of Vineland look on.

Ocean City native, and 1974 graduate of St. Augustine Prep, Daniel J. Hilferty received the 2014 Gregor Mendel Medal at dinner held in his honor at the Union League of Philadelphia on Nov. 13.

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Ocean City High School honor roll

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, November 23, 2014 12:00 am

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The following students were named to the honor roll at Ocean City High school for the first marking period of the 2014-2015 school year. Honors designation is for students who earn a grade point average of 3.3 and above for the marking period. Distinguished honors is for a GPA of 3.8 and above.

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OCHS senior Devon Grisbaum wins Meet of Champions

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Written by Tom Williams Saturday, November 22, 2014 01:19 pm

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.

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