• The Ocean City Community Team’s new bill board on the westbound side of Roosevelt Boulevard sports an anti-drug and -alcohol abuse message. The billboard was unveiled during a ceremony Monday, Sept. 29.

    OCEAN CITY — With a newly unveiled billboard sporting an anti-drug and alcohol message behind him, Len Desiderio, the mayor Sea Isle City – one of four communities involved in a new program at Ocean City High School – said students like those involved in the school’s Student Coalition Against Tobacco (SCAT) and the Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) have the right idea. 

  • Submitted / The Ocean City High School girls soccer team will participate in the fourth annual HERO Walk and the Hats Off to HEROES promotion Sunday, Oct. 5. Here, they practice tossing their hats in the air.

    OCEAN CITY — The HERO Campaign will launch the inaugural Hats Off to HEROES promotion during its fourth annual HERO Walk Sunday, Oct. 5 at the Ocean City Civic Center.

    During the opening ceremony, organizers will distribute baseball hats with the HERO Campaign logo and participants will simultaneously toss them into the air. They expect over 2,000 hats to take flight.

  • Asbury Avenue was named the southern New Jersey winner in the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association 2014 People's Choice Awards for outstanding downtowns in New Jersey.

    OCEAN CITY — Asbury Avenue was named the southern New Jersey winner in the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association 2014 People's Choice Awards for outstanding downtowns in New Jersey.

    Ocean City went up against Millville and Collingswood, and received 4,996 votes, or 63.5 percent. In second place, Collingswood received 1,987 votes. Millville came in third with 882 votes.

  • Veterans receive support through annual event

    Sgt. Robert Gordon, who served five years in the US Army Airborne Rangers and then joined the US Army, talks about how Operation First Response helped him and his family as the keynote speaker during the sixth annual Walk for the Wounded Saturday, Sept. 27 on the Ocean City Boardwalk.

    OCEAN CITY — Sgt. Robert Gordon had just completed Army Ranger training when terrorists attacked the United States on Sept. 11, 2001. After five years and three tours as an airborne Ranger in Afghanistan and Iraq, he returned home only to be diagnosed with thyroid cancer, a result of exposure to radiation.

  • GALLOWAY – In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Atlantic Medical Imaging is offering free screening mammograms in October to women age 40 or older who are uninsured.

    Eligible women must have no current or previous breast health issues.

  • OCEAN CITY — A campaign aimed at preventing drug abuse and promoting a healthy lifestyle will kick off with a billboard unveiling noon Monday, Sept. 29 on the south side of the 34th Street Bridge in Marmora.

    The campaign is called “Did You Know,” and the billboard will host a different message each month. Organizers hope that the message on the billboard will spark conversation between parents and teenagers.

Ocean City Gazette

Spinella wins December Art on Asbury show

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 10, 2013 01:00 am

OCEAN CITY — Of the 54 artists who submitted entries into the Ocean City Fine Arts League's December “Le Petite show,” Deb Spinella received first place.

Spinella of Mays Landing won for her pastel “Distant Cold Front.”

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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of Dec. 11, 2013

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 10, 2013 01:00 am

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Dec. 11, 2013 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Dec. 11, 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 619 calls for service Dec. 1-7

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New turf field, track repairs planned for Carey Stadium

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Written by Ann Richardson Monday, December 09, 2013 03:48 pm

Jen Marra / The Ocean City Red Raiders football team plays at Carey Stadium in October against Bridgeton. Ocean City officials want to replace the grass field with turf. Jen Marra / The Ocean City Red Raiders football team plays at Carey Stadium in October against Bridgeton. Ocean City officials want to replace the grass field with turf.

OCEAN CITY — Carey Stadium, at the recreation complex adjacent to Ocean City High School, is about to get a face lift.

At a Saturday, Dec. 7 meeting of the Ocean City Community Association, city business administrator Mike Dattilo and Roger McLarnon, director of community operations, explained the overhaul of the city-owned property.

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City officials talk capital plans at Ocean City Community Association meeting

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Written by Ann Richardson Monday, December 09, 2013 02:53 pm

OCEAN CITY — City officials unveiled an ambitious capital plan for members of City Council earlier this fall and on Saturday, Dec. 8 city business administrator Mike Dattilo and Roger McLarnon, director of community operations, explained the details of the $10 million plan to members of the Ocean City Community Association.

“We stepped up our approach to capital projects in Ocean City,” Datillo said. “Everyone who has run for elected office over the past five years, who has gone door-to-door, who has held community meetings, has heard: This is a priority.”

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Fun and Friends and The Flanders’ 90th anniversary gala

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, December 08, 2013 01:00 am

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

It was the social event of the season when The Flanders Hotel celebrated their 90th anniversary. It felt like we were stepping back in time we arrived in 1920s attire and posed for pictures in front of antique cars provided by Jersey Cape Region Antique Automobile Club lined up in front of the hotel.

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Plan in place for return of skateboard park to Ocean City

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Written by Claire Lowe Saturday, December 07, 2013 11:29 am

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OCEAN CITY — There is a plan in place for the skateboard park to return to Ocean City in 2014, Mayor Jay Gillian said in his latest letter to residents Dec. 6.

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Ocean City Home Bank collecting Toys for Tots

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, December 07, 2013 01:00 am

Ocean City Home Bank collecting Toys for Tots Ocean City Home Bank collecting Toys for Tots

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City Home Bank is hosting a Toys for Tots toy drive throughout the holiday season at 11 of branch locations.

The US Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Foundation is a nonprofit, public charity. Over the years, the foundation supplemented local campaigns with tens of millions of toys valued at hundreds of millions of dollars.

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Ocean City Christmas Parade canceled due to weather

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, December 06, 2013 02:15 pm

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The Ocean City Christmas Parade has been canceled due to inclement weather. The parade was scheduled to go off at 6:30 p.m. tonight (Friday, Dec. 6). It will not be rescheduled.

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Ocean City Colony Club finds success with Coach Bingo

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Written by Ann Richardson Friday, December 06, 2013 01:00 am

Colony Club of Ocean City hosts Coach Bingo in November as a fundraiser for local scholarships. Colony Club of Ocean City hosts Coach Bingo in November as a fundraiser for local scholarships.

OCEAN CITY — They’ve gathered monthly for fellowship, fun and community involvement for more than 63 years. With 90 active members, the Colony Club of Ocean City is still going strong.

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Ocean City resident joins CASA

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 05, 2013 01:00 am

SOMERS POINT — Ocean City resident Lorey Bird was recently sworn in as Court Appointed Special Advocate volunteers at a ceremony in Somers Point.

The swearing in ceremony capped 30 hours of classroom instruction in child advocacy. As a CASA volunteer, Bird will advocate on behalf of abused and neglected children and ensure these children receive the resources and services while living in foster care. The ultimate goal is to ensure that the children have a safe, permanent home as quickly as possible.

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Berkshire Hathaway applauds sales associates

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 05, 2013 01:00 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 October.

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Ocean City to receive $2.4M grant for primary school facility improvements

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Written by Claire Lowe Wednesday, December 04, 2013 07:34 pm

Ocean City to receive $2.4M grant for primary school facility improvements Ocean City to receive $2.4M grant for primary school facility improvements

TRENTON – Ocean City was named one of six school districts in Cape May County to receive Regular Operating District grant funding for construction projects Wednesday, Dec. 4.

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