Ocean City Gazette

Ocean City High School opens weight-loss contest to community

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Written by Claire Lowe Saturday, January 31, 2015 12:00 am

OCEAN CITY — After inviting members of the community to join in, 62 people have signed up for the Ocean City School District’s annual Biggest Loser weight-loss competition, high school nurse Jill Geller reported.

“We always do it here at the high school, so this is our 12th year,” Geller explained.

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Ocean City man arrested in connection with Pine Hill drug bust

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, January 30, 2015 12:07 pm

An Ocean City man was one of three people taken into police custody last week in connection with a drug bust in Pine Hill, Camden County, which turned up a loaded gun and 7 pounds of marijuana.

Victor Lamanna, 26, of Ocean City; Barbara Masino, 57, of Pine Hill; and Nicholas Masino, 20, of Pine Hill were arrested around Jan. 23 by members of the Pine Hill Police Department after a search warrant was executed at 6 a.m. at the Masinos’ residence on the unit block of Diamond Avenue.

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Ocean City Board of Education honors retirees

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Written by Kathleen Kleva Thursday, January 29, 2015 02:32 pm

Kathleen Kleva / Retired custodian Felicia Nixon is honored by Superintendent Kathleen Taylor and Board of Education Vice President Tom Oves during a Jan. 28 board meeting. Kathleen Kleva / Retired custodian Felicia Nixon is honored by Superintendent Kathleen Taylor and Board of Education Vice President Tom Oves during a Jan. 28 board meeting.

OCEAN CITY — Retired staff members Felicia Nixon, Kathy Ziegenfus and Pat Horvath were honored by the Ocean City Board of Education when it met Wednesday, Jan. 28. Superintendent Kathleen Taylor recognized each retiree noting accolades from their careers in the Ocean City School District.

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Ocean City Home Bank promotes banking officers

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, January 29, 2015 12:00 am

Ocean City Home Bank announced the promotion of three employees.

Debbie Clark has been promoted to the position of vice president of business development, Janette Raab is now vice president of accounting, and Chris Venturi has been promoted to assistant vice president of accounting.

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‘Art from the Heart’ Exhibition features Ocean City artists

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:00 am

“Fourth of July Rose” by Judy Saylor Allison “Fourth of July Rose” by Judy Saylor Allison

In Celebration of National Heart Month this February, Nashville North Studios and TLC Rehab and Wellness Center will present “Art From The Heart,” a group art show featuring award-winning artists Diane Brown, Joanne Coffman, Rae Jaffe, Chuck Law, Annette Maynard, Michael Waters and Judith Saylor Allison. Most of these artists are members of the Ocean City Fine Arts League.

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Ocean City Realtors host annual food drive

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, January 28, 2015 12:00 am

The Ocean City Board of Realtors is kicking off its 2015 community service projects with the annual Food Is Love drive. Donations will be collected now through Feb. 28.

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Winter at the beach

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Written by Bill Barlow Tuesday, January 27, 2015 05:21 pm

Bill Barlow / On Tuesday morning, Jan. 27, downtown Ocean City was still seeing snow from a winter storm dubbed “Juno.” The blizzard slammed New England states, but despite somewhat dire warnings, school closings and other precautions, Ocean City saw very little accumulation. Bill Barlow / On Tuesday morning, Jan. 27, downtown Ocean City was still seeing snow from a winter storm dubbed “Juno.” The blizzard slammed New England states, but despite somewhat dire warnings, school closings and other precautions, Ocean City saw very little accumulation.

On Tuesday morning, Jan. 27, downtown Ocean City was still seeing snow from a winter storm dubbed “Juno.” The blizzard slammed New England states, but despite somewhat dire warnings, school closings and other precautions, Ocean City saw very little accumulation.

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Robert Barr’s nomination to Pinelands Commission delayed again

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Written by Columb Higgins Tuesday, January 27, 2015 05:11 pm

OCEAN CITY – An Ocean City man nominated a second time to the New Jersey Pinelands Commission by Gov. Chris Christie was not considered by the state Senate Judiciary Committee Monday, Jan. 26.

The committee continued its 1 p.m. meeting in Trenton despite a declaration of emergency in the state earlier that day due to an impending blizzard. It was not clear why the nomination of Robert Barr was pulled from the agenda at Monday’s meeting. The meeting was brought to a close after 44 minutes once other nominees were questioned.

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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of Jan. 28, 2015

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, January 27, 2015 11:35 am

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Jan. 21, 2015 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Jan. 21, 2015

Police Blotter information is supplied by local and other law enforcement agencies.

Ocean City Police responded to 536 calls for service Jan. 18-24

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Ocean City’s first Raider-thon raised $14K for charity

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Written by Claire Lowe Tuesday, January 27, 2015 06:00 am

Jen Marra / Asa Littlefield, 16, of Ocean City; Xiola Sorgie, 17, of Sea Isle City; Harlee Cancelosi, 17, of Marmora; and Danielle Lloyd, 16, of Tuckahoe dance to Beyoncé . Jen Marra / Asa Littlefield, 16, of Ocean City; Xiola Sorgie, 17, of Sea Isle City; Harlee Cancelosi, 17, of Marmora; and Danielle Lloyd, 16, of Tuckahoe dance to Beyoncé .

OCEAN CITY — Students danced the night away last Friday, all in the name of charity.

The students and faculty who organized the district’s first dance marathon fundraiser, Raider-thon, last Friday exceeded their $10,000 goal, with 100 percent of proceeds going to the Ocean City Education Foundation and local chapter of the Sunshine Foundation.

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Mayor has plan to consolidate Ocean City museums downtown

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Written by Claire Lowe Tuesday, January 27, 2015 12:00 am

The Ocean City Historical Museum is located inside the Ocean City Community Center. The Ocean City Historical Museum is located inside the Ocean City Community Center.

OCEAN CITY — Mayor Jay Gillian said he was working on a proposal to consolidate the city’s museums into Stainton’s, but was reluctant to give details of the plan when pressed by Councilman Pete Guinosso at Thursday’s council meeting.

During the meeting, Jan. 22, Guinosso said he got a call from a resident looking for more information about the historical museum possibly moving to the second floor of the downtown Asbury Avenue building. He asked Gillian to elaborate on the plan.

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Residents form flooding group

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, January 27, 2015 12:00 am

To the editor:

This letter is to inform you that a committee comprised of Fairness in Taxes members has been formed to address the problem of recurring flooding in Ocean City neighborhoods. Although property owners have called attention to the problem in the past, the city has been negligent in responding to repeated complaints. Mayor Jay Gillian and City Council need to be reminded that the quality of life issues affecting property owners are more important than their wants. Where are our priorities?

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