• Gov. Chris Christie holds a press conference to announce the activation of a statewide Ebola preparedness plan at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack Wednesday, Oct. 22. Administration officials, state agencies and departments will work in a coordinated manner to ensure the health and safety of New Jersey residents is protected and to execute on decisions in an efficient and effective manner. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

    Gov. Chris Christie signed Executive Order 164 on Oct. 22, creating the Ebola Virus Disease Joint Response Team to implement the state’s Ebola preparedness plan. The plan covers airport travel, public transportation, schools and universities, and hospitals.

  • Incumbents Joseph S. Clark Jr. and Cecilia Gallelli-Keyes are running for re-election with newcomers Michael Allan James and Dale F. Braun Jr. also seeking seats.

    OCEAN CITY — Four candidates are hoping to fill the three open seats on the Ocean City Board of Education in the Nov. 4 general election.

    Incumbents Joseph S. Clark Jr. and Cecilia Gallelli-Keyes are running for re-election with newcomers Dale F. Braun Jr. and Michael Allan James also seeking seats. Incumbent Tiffany Prettyman will not run for re-election.

  • Ocean City Halloween events 2014

    Ocean City Theatre Co. presents Halloween costume party

    The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company will host a spooktacular evening of fun at this year’s “Black and Orange” Halloween Costume Party 7-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 at the Ocean City Yacht Club, 100 Bay Road in Ocean City.

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Kevin Gill, holding a proclamation, is honored by Upper Township Committee members (from left) John Coggins, Hobie Young, Richard Palombo, Anthony Inserra and Ed Barr.
PETERSBURG – Upper Township Committee last week honored Kevin Gill for winning the ocean swim event at the South Jersey Lifeguarding Championships this summer.

    Gill, 17, also helped the Upper Township Beach Patrol finish second overall at the Cape May County Championships by winning two events. He won the swimming events at the Beschen-Callahan Memorial Lifeguard Races, the Dutch Hoffman Memorial Lifeguard Championships and Margate Memorials.

  • TRENTON – The state Senate Judiciary Committee unexpectedly put a hold on two of Gov. Chris Christie’s nominees to the New Jersey Pinelands Commission last week.

    Committee chair Sen. Nicholas Scutari said at the beginning of the meeting on Thursday, Oct. 16 that he expected to have a vote on the nominees following their testimony and comments from members of the public. But after testimony from New Hanover Mayor Dennis Roohr and Robert Barr of Ocean City he adjourned the hearing.

  • OCEAN CITY —When he took a seat at the board table at a Wednesday, Oct. 15 meeting of the Ocean City Board of Education, Carl Tripician made history.

    Tripician, of Longport, was representing the Longport School District, the result of a sending-receiving relationship established between the two districts this year. While permitted to participate in board discussion, the Longport representative will not be permitted to vote.

  • Members of the Trail of Two Cities Committee visit the Ocean City Welcome Center overlooking the Route 52 causeway between the two cities where the event will be held on Nov. 1. Displaying Trail of Two Cities T-shirts are Sydney Somers and Peg Meidel of Somers Point and Mark Soifer, Karen Pratz and Wendy Moyle representing Ocean City.

    Trail of Two Cities Nov. 1

    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.

Ocean City Gazette

Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of Sept. 28, 2014

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Written by Claire Lowe Sunday, September 28, 2014 12:00 am

Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of Sept. 28, 2014 Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of Sept. 28, 2014

OCEAN CITY — The following items were discussed when Ocean City Council met Thursday, Sept. 25 in City Hall.

Side yard porch depths may change for corner lots

Council approved the introduction of a zoning ordinance that will allow porches as a permitted side yard encroachment and provide regulations permitting a floating building envelope in the hospitality zone.

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Record crowd comes out to Walk for the Wounded

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Written by Ann Richardson Saturday, September 27, 2014 11:23 pm

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. 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.

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‘Did you know?’ campaign gets parents, kids talking about drug abuse prevention

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Written by Ann Richardson Saturday, September 27, 2014 03:54 pm

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.

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City hopes to save money through bond refinancing

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Written by Claire Lowe Saturday, September 27, 2014 12:00 am

OCEAN CITY — If interest rates stay low and potential savings stay high, Ocean City will refinance $6 million outstanding from a 2006 bond issue.

At its Thursday, Sept. 25 meeting, council unanimously approved the introduction of what is called a refund bond ordinance for the outstanding principal amount of the city’s general improvement bonds originally issued in the amount of $21 million on Jan. 15, 2006.

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Money put in place, but turf field proposal questioned

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, September 26, 2014 12:12 pm

Jen Marra / Funding is in place for Carey Stadium at Ocean City High School to get a new turf field. Jen Marra / Funding is in place for Carey Stadium at Ocean City High School to get a new turf field.

OCEAN CITY — Almost $2 million has been put in place for an artificial turf field at Ocean City High School, but city residents have raised questions about the surface.

At its Thursday, Sept. 25 meeting, council voted 6-1 to approve a $1.435 million bond ordinance, which includes $1.25 million for the turf field installation and structure at Carey Stadium, with Councilman Pete Guinosso voting ‘no.’

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Curb strip irrigation ordinance tabled for review

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, September 26, 2014 12:13 am

OCEAN CITY — Hoping to get more information, council decided to delay the public hearing and final vote on an ordinance that would require residential property owners to install sod and irrigation on the area between the sidewalk and curb.

At its Thursday, Sept. 25 meeting in City Hall, after hearing from several residents requesting that the ordinance not be approved, Councilman Antwan McClellan asked council to table the ordinance so that he can reach out to the environmental commission and others to get more information.

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Bamboo ban approved with some changes

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, September 26, 2014 12:02 am

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.

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Ocean City teachers contract approved with 2-percent increase

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Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, September 25, 2014 03:00 pm

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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Yacovelli resigns as Ocean City school business administrator

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Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, September 25, 2014 09:34 am

Ann Richardson /Terrance Crowley sits in for Ocean City school business administrator Pat Yacovelli, who resigned from the district effective Oct. 7, at the Wednesday, Sept. 24 school board meeting. Crowley was hired at that same meeting as a substitute business administrator for the Ocean City School District. Ann Richardson /Terrance Crowley sits in for Ocean City school business administrator Pat Yacovelli, who resigned from the district effective Oct. 7, at the Wednesday, Sept. 24 school board meeting. Crowley was hired at that same meeting as a substitute business administrator for the Ocean City School District.

OCEAN CITY — School business administrator Pasquale Yacovelli has resigned from his post, effective Oct. 7.

The Ocean City Board of Education unanimously accepted his resignation of its Wednesday, Sept. 24 meeting. Yacovelli was hired in October 2013 to start December 2013 as a replacement for former business administrator Tom Grossi, who resigned Aug. 1, 2013 to take a position in Dennis Township.

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OCNJ Half marathon on Sunday

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Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, September 25, 2014 12:00 am

 The Ocean City High School field hockey team always comes in force, wearing colorful costumes, hosting a cheering section and supporting the competitors along the course. Numerous community organizations join OCHS teams in supporting the competitors. The Ocean City High School field hockey team always comes in force, wearing colorful costumes, hosting a cheering section and supporting the competitors along the course. Numerous community organizations join OCHS teams in supporting the competitors.

OCEAN CITY — A record number of competitors have signed up to crisscross the island Sunday morning, Sept. 28 as the fifth annual OCNJ Half Marathon, 5K and 10K races take them from one end of the island to the other, over the Longport Bridge and up and down the boardwalk.

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Moore wins ‘Trees’ art show

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 25, 2014 12:00 am

OCEAN CITY — Donna Moore of Ocean City was named the winner of the Ocean City Fine Arts League September show, “Beauty of Trees.”

Moore received first place for her acrylic painting titled “Tabernacle Climbing Tree.”

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Student experiment space launch delayed

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Written by Claire Lowe Wednesday, September 24, 2014 11:41 am

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City High School student experiment scheduled to be launched into space on Oct. 14, will now take off on Sunday, Oct. 19, school officials said Wednesday.

According to school officials, the district received notice that the launch date was postponed due to the delay of the SpaceX Dragon launch vehicle, which is being transported from Florida to the Wallops Island, Va., where Mission 6 will blast off from.

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