• 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

8,000 ring in the New Year at Ocean City’s annual First Night celebration

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Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, January 02, 2014 09:49 am

Claire Lowe / First Night participants enjoy ice skating on a faux ice skating rink set up behind the Civic Center at Sixth Street and Atlantic Avenue on New Year’s Eve. Claire Lowe / First Night participants enjoy ice skating on a faux ice skating rink set up behind the Civic Center at Sixth Street and Atlantic Avenue on New Year’s Eve.

OCEAN CITY — The 22nd annual First Night, with 60 entertainment programs at 18 different venues, went off without a hitch as families flocked to the shore to enjoy the fun. 

Thanks to a last minute push, more than 8,000 people participated.

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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of Jan. 1, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, January 01, 2014 01:00 am

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Jan. 1, 2013 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Jan. 1, 2013

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 462 calls for service Dec. 22-28

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Marshall family marks New Year with garden train display

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, December 31, 2013 01:43 pm

The locomotives in the garden railroad at the Marshall's Merion Park home pass many familiar landmarks, including the historic Flanders Hotel, Music Pier and train station. The locomotives in the garden railroad at the Marshall's Merion Park home pass many familiar landmarks, including the historic Flanders Hotel, Music Pier and train station.

OCEAN CITY — In what has become a New Year’s Eve tradition in their Merion Park neighborhood, the Marshall family will once again toast the arrival of the New Year with an outdoor train display.

Those looking for some old-fashioned fun are invited to stop by the “Garden Railroad” at the Marshall’s home, 202 Bartram Lane, between 5 and 8 p.m. on Dec. 31.

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What’s the one thing you would like to do more often in 2014? | Ocean City Gazette

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 31, 2013 07:00 am

Mary Alice Campanaro, Kathleen Nagel, Charlie Nusbaum, Skip Angelo Mary Alice Campanaro, Kathleen Nagel, Charlie Nusbaum, Skip Angelo

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Ocean City to upgrade fire dispatch system

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Written by Claire Lowe Monday, December 30, 2013 05:23 pm

Ocean City to upgrade fire dispatch systems Ocean City to upgrade fire dispatch systems

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Fire Department is moving into the 21st century with a new electronic dispatch system approved by City Council at its Dec. 30 meeting at the Ocean City Library.

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Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of Dec. 30, 2013

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Written by Claire Lowe Monday, December 30, 2013 05:21 pm

Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of Dec. 30, 2013 Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of Dec. 30, 2013

OCEAN CITY — The following items were discussed when Ocean City Council met Monday, Dec. 30 at the Ocean City Library. Councilmen Keith Hartzell and Michael Allegretto were not present.

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2009 OCHS grad dies in car crash Friday

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 30, 2013 01:00 am

2009 Ocean City High School graduate Edward E. Harre Jr., 22, died in a one-car crash in Pennsylvania last week, according to published reports.

It was reported that Harre lost control of his vehicle early Friday morning, Dec. 27, near the exit for US 30 on Interstate 476 and hit a barrier. His car overturned several times, according to Pennsylvania State Police, coming to a rest on its roof. Harre was thrown from the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Taking care of Ocean City schools for 44 years, Gannon retires

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Written by Ann Richardson Sunday, December 29, 2013 01:00 am

Taking care of Ocean City schools for 44 years, Gannon retires Taking care of Ocean City schools for 44 years, Gannon retires

OCEAN CITY — For more than 44 years, Robert “Bob” Gannon has worked for the Ocean City School District, working his way through the ranks. He recently ended his long career as the head custodian of Ocean City High School.

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Why the jump in healthcare costs for OC?

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Written by Opinion Saturday, December 28, 2013 01:00 am

To the editor:

I am confused. The president of the United States promised that premiums would decrease by $2,500 because of Obamacare. I think there is approximately 80 current city employees and 100 retires. So 180 times $2,500 equals $450,000. So how did the health insurance contract go up 19.4 percent?

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Contestants wanted for Mr. Mature America

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, December 28, 2013 01:00 am

OCEAN CITY —The world’s first pageant for men age 60 and older is coming to America’s Greatest Family Resort on March 22.

Mr. Mature America will include production numbers with contestants in old-time bathing suits and special guests.

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Primary school instructional aide, Young, retires

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Written by Ann Richardson Friday, December 27, 2013 12:29 pm

Primary school instructional aide, Young, retires Primary school instructional aide, Young, retires

OCEAN CITY — She worked in the business world before following her dream of working with children, and now Barbara J. Young is retiring. On Wednesday, Dec. 11, Young, an instructional aide at Ocean City Primary School, was honored by members of the Ocean City Board of Education for an outstanding 24 years.

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City Hall to be featured on Ocean City 2014 beach tag

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, December 25, 2013 01:00 am

City Hall when it was built in 1914. City Hall when it was built in 1914.

OCEAN CITY — Built in 1914 to house the offices of city government and the police and fire departments, Ocean City’s historic City Hall even contained a jell cell. To celebrate the building’s centennial, City Hall will be featured on the beach tags this summer.

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