Ocean City Gazette

Ike's expands on Ocean City Boardwalk

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 02, 2014 02:45 pm

OCEAN CITY — Frank and Alec Palmieri spent the summers of their youth in Ocean City.  The Palmieris were just kids in the early 1990s when they first tasted the food at Ike’s Famous Crab Cakes.

As teenagers, both took summer jobs working in the kitchen at Ike’s.   As young adults, Frank and Alec decided to enter the restaurant business in 2013 and it seemed only natural to buy the Ike’s brand, made famous by Ike Cossaboom and his family.  

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School Board notes

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, July 02, 2014 10:52 am

oc schools logo City engineer to work with school board

 OCEAN CITY — The following notes were compiled from a Wednesday, June 25 meeting of the Ocean City Board of Education:

Roger McLarnon to work with school board

Board Vice-president Tom Oves, who serves as the chairman of the board’s buildings and grounds committee, said that Roger McLarnon, the city’s engineer, will serve as a representative of the city on the board’s building and grounds committee.

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Big step taken toward southend beach work

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Written by Bill Barlow Wednesday, July 02, 2014 10:50 am

OCEAN CITY — Officials report that a  major step toward a multimillion-dollar federal beach fill project for the south end of town has taken a big step forward, with the execution of what’s called a project partnership agreement between the Army Corps of Engineers and the state  Department of Environmental Protection.

“Needless to say, we’ve all been waiting quite some time for that. It’s much later than we had hoped,” city business administrator Michael Dattilo told City Council on Thursday. “But it is a significant step. It’s the most significant step in this project becoming a reality.”

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New business will wait for you

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, July 02, 2014 09:54 am

Call waiting OCEAN CITY —When creating her fledgling service business, Jane Custer thought long and hard about what people in a seashore resort might need most. It all came together one afternoon on a bike ride; people need time.

“I am the answer to the question, ‘when will someone be home,’” said Custer, the owner of “Call Waiting,” a company founded on the premise of service first.

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Two grants welcomed by Ocean City schools

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, July 02, 2014 04:11 am

OC School District OCEAN CITY — At a Wednesday, June 25 meeting of the Ocean City Board of Education, Superintendent Kathleen Taylor announced that the school district was the beneficiary of two grants totaling $449,000.

The board unanimously accepted a $289,000 grant from the Sea Isle City Board of Education to enhance the Ocean City School District’s visual and performing arts and science departments and drug awareness/prevention program.

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Veteran teacher Thomas Gahr retires

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, July 01, 2014 10:09 pm

Thomas Gahr speaks at a recent school board meeting. Thomas Gahr speaks at a recent school board meeting. OCEAN CITY —Every day for 33 years, health and physical education teacher Tom Gahr strived to reach, motivate and inspire his young charges.

Gahr retired in June and was recognized by the Ocean City Board of Education at a Wednesday, June 25 meeting.

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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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