• PETERSBURG – Members of the Upper Township Board of Education said last week that they are still seeking to restore some of their voting rights on the Ocean City school board.

    Three Upper Township school board members serve on the Ocean City school board. They are permitted to vote on issues affecting Upper Township students, but since 2010 they have not had a say in the election of the Ocean City Board of Education president, vice president or solicitor.

  • Ocean City High School senior Devon Grisbaum did something on Saturday that only one other runner in Cape-Atlantic League history has done - she won the NJSIAA Meet of Champions.

    Grisbaum ran the Homdel Park course in 18 minutes, 19.26 seconds to finish a little more than 2.5 seconds ahead of Mainland freshman Alyssa Aldridge. Grisbaum had finished third and Aldridge fourth in the State Group 3 Meet a week earlier and have run one-two all season.

  • Ocean City named third smartest small town by Forbes

    According to a new list by Forbes, Ocean City – and the rest of Cape May County – was named one of America's smartest cities. The metropolitan statistical area was ranked third on the list of small towns by contributors Joel Kotkin and Mark Schill.

  • Claire Lowe / Ocean City High School and Intermediate School students work together on posters that depict the negative effects of smoking to celebrate the Great American Smokeout Thursday, Nov. 20.

    OCEAN CITY — To celebrate the American Cancer Society’s annual Great American Smokeout, Ocean City High School’s REBEL and SADD clubs presented to over 80 students in Renee Bendig’s health classes on Thursday, Nov. 20 on the negative effects of tobacco use.

    Latching on to the city and school district’s Did You Know? campaign, members of SADD, which stands for Students Against Destructive Decisions, and REBEL, formerly SCAT or Student Coalition Against Tobacco, traveled to the Ocean City Intermediate School to encourage their younger cohorts to stay away from smoking.

  • Ocean City holiday events calendar 2014

    Horse and carriage rides and photos with Santa

    Noon-3 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 22 through Dec. 21 will be horse and carriage rides in front of City Hall, Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue, and photos with Santa at the Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace.

  • St. Peter's United Methodist Church was one of several Ocean City historic properties awarded $1.3 million in Sandy Relief grants

    OCEAN CITY — Several historic Ocean City properties were named recipients of Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Grants Wednesday, Nov. 19, with awards totaling over $1.3 million.

    Recipients include St. Peter's United Methodist Church at $145,229; First Presbyterian Church at $151,000; and My Shore House at $335,879, as well as the city-owned Ocean City Transportation Center at $501,000; US Life Saving Station 30 at $143,031; and City Hall at $230,000.

  • OCEAN CITY — The city is hosting a public meeting to discuss phase II of the northend road improvement project 6-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25 at St. Francis Cabrini Church in Culliney Hall, 114 Atlantic Ave. in Ocean City.

Ocean City Gazette

McMahon named new Ocean City Chamber president

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 05, 2014 02:26 pm

Installation dinner Feb. 6 at Ocean City Yacht Club

McMahon named new Ocean City Chamber president McMahon named new Ocean City Chamber president

OCEAN CITY — William McMahon III will take the reins of the Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce as a new board of directors and officers are installed Thursday, Feb. 6 at Ocean City Yacht Club.

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Varsity Inn owner submits application for beach bar in Wildwood

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Written by Claire Lowe Wednesday, February 05, 2014 01:39 pm

Keith Symonds, the owner and operator of the Varsity Inn on Eighth Street in Ocean City, is one of four applicants who submitted proposals to the city of Wildwood to operate a beach bar there.

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Exodus Integrated Wellness receives 2013 Best of Ocean City award

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 05, 2014 12:00 am

OCEAN CITY — Exodus Integrated Wellness has been selected for the 2013 Best of Ocean City award in the Personal Trainers category by the Ocean City Award Program.

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Local Girl Scouts learn lots from annual cookie sale

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Written by Claire Lowe Tuesday, February 04, 2014 11:53 am

Claire Lowe / From left, Daisy Scouts Elizabeth Wisham, 7, of Ocean City and Cassidy Baker, 6, of Seaville and Brownies Emily Baker, 7, of Seaville and Katelynn Roy, 8, of Tuckahoe hold up boxes of Girl Scout cookies Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Seaville Acme on Route 9. Claire Lowe / From left, Daisy Scouts Elizabeth Wisham, 7, of Ocean City and Cassidy Baker, 6, of Seaville and Brownies Emily Baker, 7, of Seaville and Katelynn Roy, 8, of Tuckahoe hold up boxes of Girl Scout cookies Saturday, Feb. 1 at the Seaville Acme on Route 9.

SEAVILLE – Girl Scouts from Troop 44480 of Ocean City and Upper Township manned the front door at Acme Saturday, Feb. 1 with one goal: selling as many cookies as they could.

Girl Scout cookies went on sale last month to the delight of many, and they will continue to be sold until mid-February.

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Goldcoast Sotheby’s welcomes Eileen Carr

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, February 04, 2014 12:00 am

Eileen Carr Eileen Carr

OCEAN CITY — Burt Wilkins, broker and owner of Goldcoast Sotheby’s International Realty of Ocean City, welcomes Eileen McDonald Carr as a sales associate. 

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Local charities receive support from Ocean City Home Charitable Foundation

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, February 04, 2014 12:00 am

The Ocean City Home Charitable Foundation grant recipients line up for a photo during a reception in their honor Dec. 18. The Ocean City Home Charitable Foundation grant recipients line up for a photo during a reception in their honor Dec. 18.

OCEAN CITY – For the eighth consecutive year, the Ocean City Home Charitable Foundation demonstrated its commitment to the community with donations to nonprofit organizations in Atlantic and Cape May counties.

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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of Feb. 5, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, February 03, 2014 03:55 pm

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Feb. 5, 2013 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Feb. 5, 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 557 calls for service Jan. 26-Feb. 1

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Resident to host his own public meetings

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Written by Submitted by Eric Sauder Monday, February 03, 2014 12:00 am

We all have our pet peeves with Ocean City. And we all have ideas as to what we can do to improve. I have my ideas and I’ve been putting them out there. But I want to know what you think.

We have the opportunity as a community to define some of the issues in the upcoming election. Wouldn’t you like this election to be about the issues that are important to you?

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Berkshire salutes office leaders for December

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, February 03, 2014 12:00 am

OCEAN CITY — Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach salutes sales associates in the Ocean City offices for being the office leaders for the month of December 2013.

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Garden Club and Exchangettes meet in January in Ocean City

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, February 02, 2014 12:00 am

Around our town with Cathy Finnegan Around our town with Cathy Finnegan

The Ocean City Garden Club postponed their luncheon meeting for a week due to extreme cold weather only to have it rain the next week when I arrived at the Episcopal church.

I caught up with Barbara Welden sporting a unique rain hat to keep her hair dry while this columnist opted for an umbrella. Joanne Romano greeted me when I arrived and Jeanne Robinson took my coat and pointed out my seat at her table. When I complimented Jeanne on the snowmen decorations on the dessert table, she admitted she got them at CVS and Rite Aid.

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Davish team ranks among the RE/MAX of New Jersey ‘Top Ten’

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, February 02, 2014 12:00 am

OCEAN CITY — The Fran X Davish Team of RE/MAX at the Shore has ranked seventh in team commissions among the RE/MAX of New Jersey “Top Ten” for November 2013.

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Chorin, Marella join Berkshire 34th Street

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, February 02, 2014 12:00 am

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OCEAN CITY — Mark Grimes, manager of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Fox & Roach at 109 34th St., welcomes Dean Chorin and Vincent Marella as sales associates.

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