Ocean City Gazette

UPDATED: Body found in Ocean City alley

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Last Updated on Tuesday, July 01, 2014 01:57 pm Written by Bill Barlow Tuesday, July 01, 2014 01:57 pm

OCEAN CITY — Police are investigating a grisly death near Ninth Street on the alley between Asbury and West avenues as a possible suicide, officials said today.

Witnesses say a man’s body was found at the site this morning, Tuesday, July 1.

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Emotional sendoff for Councilman Ping

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Written by Bill Barlow Tuesday, July 01, 2014 12:21 pm

Emotional sendoff for Councilman Ping Emotional sendoff for Councilman Ping

OCEAN CITY — City Council gave a strong sendoff to Scott Ping on Thursday, June 26, including presentations from former colleagues on the governing body and the head of the local firefighters union.

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Ocean City police ready for busiest weekend

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, July 01, 2014 06:00 am

Fourth of July fireworks Fourth of July fireworks Stern warning issued on illegal fireworks

OCEAN CITY —The annual Fourth of July fireworks extravaganza will blast off at dark over the ocean near Tenth Street on Friday evening, July 4, and revelers are advised to position themselves accordingly. 

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Asbury fire remains under investigation

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, July 01, 2014 12:00 am

OCEAN CITY — A fire at an unoccupied downtown ice cream parlor on June 21 remains under investigation. 

“The cause of the fire has not been determined,” said Dept. Chief Jim Smith.

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Ocean City should lead on non-resident voting

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, July 01, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor: 

Over 200 years ago, “taxation without representation” started a revolution.  Ocean City celebrates itself as a patriotic town.  That is why this is the perfect community to take the lead in a movement for fairness that has long been neglected. 

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Sundaes officially opened

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 01, 2014 12:00 am

Sundaes, on Eighth Street just off the boardwalk, officially opened its doors recently at a ribbon cutting attended by Mayor Jay Gillian. Sundaes offers “make your own” sundaes which include frozen yogurt, soft serve ice cream, hand dipped ice cream, gelato, Italian water ice and toppings, according to the business owners. Sundaes, on Eighth Street just off the boardwalk, officially opened its doors recently at a ribbon cutting attended by Mayor Jay Gillian. Sundaes offers “make your own” sundaes which include frozen yogurt, soft serve ice cream, hand dipped ice cream, gelato, Italian water ice and toppings, according to the business owners.

OCEAN CITY - Sundaes, on Eighth Street just off the boardwalk, officially opened its doors recently at a ribbon cutting attended by Mayor Jay Gillian. Sundaes offers “make your own” sundaes which include frozen yogurt, soft serve ice cream, hand dipped ice cream, gelato, Italian water ice and toppings, according to the business owners.

   

OCBOE reappoints superintendent

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Written by Ann Richardson Monday, June 30, 2014 06:58 pm

Negotiations to begin on new five-year contract

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Board of Education unanimously reappointed Superintendent Kathleen Taylor on Wednesday, June 25.

Taylor and the board now have a year to work out the terms on her next five year contract before her current one expires on June 30, 2015.

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Boy remains missing in Ocean City

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, June 30, 2014 06:36 pm

After a heartbreaking day of searching for a 14-year-old caught in a rip current Sunday evening, the boy remains missing as of late Monday.

Officials with the Ocean City Fire Department said after 6 p.m. on Monday, June 30 that they would have no comment on the current status of the search.

Officials with the Coast Guard said Monday evening that he has not been found, and that the Coast Guard has suspended its search. The Coast Guard combed the coastline with a helicopter and boats on Sunday evening, returning to the search just after dawn on Monday.

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Smoking could be banned on most Jersey beaches

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Written by David Benson Monday, June 30, 2014 03:01 pm

A bill that would ban smoking in parks on public beaches throughout New Jersey passed both houses of the State Legislature last week, and on Friday needed only the governor’s approval to become law.

A spokesman for the governor said Monday that the legislation is under review.

Even without Gov. Chris Christie’s signature, the bill could still be law by mid-August, one no-smoking advocate said, so long as the governor takes no other action.

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Search continues for missing swimmer

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Last Updated on Monday, June 30, 2014 12:59 pm Written by Ann Richardson Monday, June 30, 2014 09:30 am

OCEAN CITY — The search for a 14-year-old boy missing off the beach at Ninth Street continues this morning, Monday, June 30.

According to Tom Mullineaux, operations manager for the Ocean City Beach Patrol, beaches in the vicinity will be open throughout the day and fully staffed as the search continues, with help from the U.S. Coast Guard. Police and Ocean City Beach Patrol personnel are using jet skis and ATVs in the search, he said.

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