• TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation Friday that reflects recent court rulings and removes prohibitions against sports wagering in New Jersey.

    “As I’ve said all along, I am a strong proponent of legalized sports wagering in New Jersey. But given earlier decisions by federal courts, it was critical that we follow a correct and appropriate path to curtail new court challenges and expensive litigation,” Christie said. “I believe we have found that path in this bipartisan legislative effort.” 

  • The staff at Cape Regional Medical Center is training to be ready if a case of Ebola arrives in Cape May County. There was a drill this week, and hospital officials say they are updating their procedures to be ready, just in case. (photo by Jen Marra)CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Kevin Thomas has his hands full.

    The Cape May County health officer is meeting with emergency service providers, hospital staff and others, getting ready for the worst.

    He is also fielding call after call from reporters in the region.

    It seems like everyone in the county – everyone in the world – is scared of Ebola.

    “There’s nothing to be scared about. It’s a matter of being prepared,” Thomas said Friday.

  • MARMORA – An Upper Township man has been charged with possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute and unlawful possession of a weapon after the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns and Narcotics Task Force and New Jersey State Police executed a search warrant on his home Thursday.

    Angelo Cuculino, 48, of Marmora, was found with more than 28 grams of marijuana and an amount of alpha-pyrrolidinopeniophenone, a stimulant, at his home, according to Prosecutor Robert Taylor. He also had three firearms and $19,225 in cash, the prosecutor said.

  • Skeptics continue to push for privacy protections

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — County officials are continuing to move toward bringing drone testing to the Cape May County Airport.

    Some skeptics say too quickly.

    Last week, Freeholder Will Morey met with Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership officials, along with representatives of the Delaware River and Bay Authority at the airport in Lower Township.

  • Carey Stadium at Ocean City High School as seen from the air.(photo by Matt Ulmer)

    OCEAN CITY — Citing the need for more study, Mayor Jay Gillian said Tuesday, Oct. 14 that the city will discontinue the planned artificial turf installation at Carey Stadium until further notice.

    “In light of recent news media accounts regarding possible health risks associated with certain types of artificial turf on athletic fields, I have directed my staff to discontinue the planned project to install this material at Carey Stadium,” Gillian said.

  • Ann Richardson / At left, Barbara Maloney assists Jennifer Shirk, president of the Ocean City Library Board of Trustees, and Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian, in unveiling a portrait of her son, Chris, which will hang in the library.

    OCEAN CITY – Barbara Maloney, the mother of the late Christopher Maloney, had tears in her eyes as she recalled the love her son had for the Ocean City Free Public Library, the organization he led for a decade before his sudden death last December.

    At the unveiling of a portrait of her son and the dedication of the lecture hall now named for him on Monday, Oct. 13 at the library, Maloney said it was “a happy day,” despite her grief, “a happy occasion in a wonderful room in a wonderful building.”

Ocean City Gazette

Officials looking to beef up security in Ocean City High School

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, September 23, 2014 12:00 am

Officials looking to beef up security in Ocean City High School Officials looking to beef up security in Ocean City High School

OCEAN CITY — School officials are looking to tighten security at Ocean City High School.

The Ocean City Primary and Intermediate schools have entrances where visitors must ring the doorbell and a school official can then decide whether or not to permit them to enter the building.

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Navigational buoy washes up in Ocean City

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Written by Ann Richardson Monday, September 22, 2014 04:49 pm

Ann Richardson / A large green buoy that washed ashore on Sept. 9 on the inlet beach near the Longport bridge continues to attract a lot of attention. U.S. Coast Guard officials say a Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team will travel from North Carolina to repair the buoy and return it to where it belongs, about a mile off of Ocean City. Ann Richardson / A large green buoy that washed ashore on Sept. 9 on the inlet beach near the Longport bridge continues to attract a lot of attention. U.S. Coast Guard officials say a Coast Guard Aids to Navigation Team will travel from North Carolina to repair the buoy and return it to where it belongs, about a mile off of Ocean City.

OCEAN CITY — A large navigational buoy that washed ashore on the inlet beach near the Longport bridge is attracting a lot of attention. According to U.S. Coast Guard officials, the green whistle buoy is not going anywhere soon.  

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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of Sept. 22, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 22, 2014 03:37 pm

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Sept. 22, 2014 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Sept. 22, 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 549 calls for service Sept. 14-20

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Welcome center boasts record season

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Written by Ann Richardson Monday, September 22, 2014 11:08 am

Chamber says facility helping Ocean City become bird-watching destination

The Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the Route 52 causeway heading into Ocean City saw a record number of visitors in its second year. The Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the Route 52 causeway heading into Ocean City saw a record number of visitors in its second year.

OCEAN CITY — Surpassing all expectations for its second year, the Roy Gillian Welcome Center on the south side of the Route 52 causeway hosted more than 17,000 visitors from the beginning of June through the end of August.

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Ocean City Ecumenical Council thanks volunteers with luncheon

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, September 21, 2014 12:00 am

Rev. Charles and Lavender Frazier, Colleen Snodgrass, Jane Doren, Rev. Anna Livingston and Joan Robertson show off their prize-winning hats at the Ocean City Ecumenical Council Volunteer Luncheon. Rev. Charles and Lavender Frazier, Colleen Snodgrass, Jane Doren, Rev. Anna Livingston and Joan Robertson show off their prize-winning hats at the Ocean City Ecumenical Council Volunteer Luncheon.

The Ocean City Ecumenical Council held their annual Volunteer Luncheon recently in the Stainton Room at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church.

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School board to vote on OCIS, OCPS logos

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Written by Ann Richardson Sunday, September 21, 2014 12:00 am

OCEAN CITY — After approving a new athletic logo for Ocean City High School at a Wednesday, Aug. 27 meeting, the Ocean City Board of Education is now considering designs for Ocean City Intermediate School and Ocean City Primary School.

“We’re working off the bird,” said board member Cecelia Gallelli-Keyes, of the red-tailed hawk now prominently featured on the new athletic logo.

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Portrait of former library director Maloney to be unveiled

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 20, 2014 12:00 am

Christopher Maloney Christopher Maloney

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Free Public Library will host the unveiling of a portrait of former director Christopher Maloney at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13 in room N110 of the library, 1735 Simpson Ave.

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Devine divulges details of the spy life at Historical Museum luncheon

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Written by Ann Richardson Friday, September 19, 2014 10:16 pm

Bringing history to life, Jack Devine, a 32-year veteran agent for the Central Intelligence Agency and author of the recently published memoir, “Good Hunting, An American Spymaster’s Story” is the guest speaker for the Ocean City Historical Museum’s 51st annual luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at The Flanders Hotel. Bringing history to life, Jack Devine, a 32-year veteran agent for the Central Intelligence Agency and author of the recently published memoir, “Good Hunting, An American Spymaster’s Story” is the guest speaker for the Ocean City Historical Museum’s 51st annual luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at The Flanders Hotel.

OCEAN CITY — Long before his storied career took off, Jack Devine, a 32-year agent of the Central Intelligence Agency, said he considered himself “easy going.”

At 6 feet, 5 inches tall, the imposing Devine, guest speaker at the Ocean City Historical Museum’s 51st annual luncheon Wednesday, Sept. 17 at The Flanders, easily filled the part of what a CIA chief dubbed him: the big, sinister-looking guy.

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Fire! on the Beach closes in OC (UPDATE)

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, September 19, 2014 09:48 pm

Fire! on the Beach closes in OC Fire! on the Beach closes in OC

OCEAN CITY — Fire! on the Beach on Asbury Avenue in Ocean City is closed, the business announced on its Facebook page Friday, Sept. 19.

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Meet local businesses, local officials at chamber Welcome Night

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 19, 2014 12:45 pm

Meet local businesses, local officials at chamber Welcome Night Meet local businesses, local officials at chamber Welcome Night

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Welcome Night 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 at the Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. 

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The Shores unveils new senior fitness program

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, September 17, 2014 12:00 am

The Shores unveils new senior fitness program The Shores unveils new senior fitness program

OCEAN CITY — Designed to improve strength, balance, mobility and cognitive health, The Shores at Wesley Manor unveiled SeniorFITness, a new senior health and wellness program from Alliance Rehab, Wednesday, Sept. 10.

The multidisciplinary program was designed to be both fun and functional for older adults, coordinators said.

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Freshmen Field Day brings classes together

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, September 17, 2014 12:00 am

Jen Marra / A team of freshmen and upperclassmen try to build a wooden block tower but the wind eventually knocks it down during Ocean City High School’s Freshman Field Day on Friday, Sept. 12 at Carey Stadium. Field Day is an annual freshman team-building program in which upperclassmen and freshmen pair up to complete a series of activities. Jen Marra / A team of freshmen and upperclassmen try to build a wooden block tower but the wind eventually knocks it down during Ocean City High School’s Freshman Field Day on Friday, Sept. 12 at Carey Stadium. Field Day is an annual freshman team-building program in which upperclassmen and freshmen pair up to complete a series of activities.

A team of freshmen and upperclassmen try to build a wooden block tower but the wind eventually knocks it down during Ocean City High School’s Freshman Field Day on Friday, Sept. 12 at Carey Stadium. Field Day is an annual freshman team-building program in which upperclassmen and freshmen pair up to complete a series of activities.


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