• 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.

    “We would really like to be able to have a vote on those three people to make sure they have our best interests in mind,” Upper Township school board president Michele Barbieri said at a Nov. 17 meeting.

  • 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

    Holiday craft show

    The Christmas Arts and Crafts Festival will be 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 22-23 at the Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. This show features 75 booths with all new exhibitors designing and decorating. Call 800-822-4112.

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

    Several historic Ocean City properties were named the 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; Ocean City Transportation Center at $501,000; US Life Saving Station 30 at $143,031; Ocean City City Hall at $230,000; and My Shore House at $335,879.

  • 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

Ocean City students go ‘Under the Sea’

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Written by Jen Marra Tuesday, January 14, 2014 12:00 am

Students of the Ocean City Intermediate School Theater Club perform Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” on Friday, Jan. 10 in the Hughes Performing Arts Center at Ocean City High School. Students of the Ocean City Intermediate School Theater Club perform Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” on Friday, Jan. 10 in the Hughes Performing Arts Center at Ocean City High School.

OCEAN CITY — Students of the Ocean City Intermediate School Theater Club perform Disney’s “The Little Mermaid Jr.” on Friday, Jan. 10 in the Hughes Performing Arts Center at Ocean City High School. The musical scenes are adapted from Disney’s 2008 Broadway production and include the songs “Under the Sea” and “Part of Your World.”

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Ocean City Schools’ March bond referendum still on schedule

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, January 14, 2014 12:00 am

Ocean City Schools’ March bond referendum still on schedule Ocean City Schools’ March bond referendum still on schedule

OCEAN CITY — Despite no exact dollar figure that voters will be asked to approve, a March 11 referendum for upgrades to the Ocean City Primary School remains on schedule, school officials said.

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OC needs to focus on building community

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, January 14, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

We need a course change. Our focus has been on making money off of Ocean City in the short term: where we can build next, how much inventory we’ll have to sell this year.

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Ocean City students participating in student spaceflight experiment

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Written by Ann Richardson Monday, January 13, 2014 03:33 pm

Ocean City students participating in student spaceflight experiment Ocean City students participating in student spaceflight experiment

OCEAN CITY — When Student Spaceflight Experiments Program Mission 6 blasts off to the International Space Station later this year, it will include a science project designed by Ocean City students.

The Ocean City School District is one of 20 districts from across the nation to be selected to participate in the prestigious Student Spaceflight Experiments Program.

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Final dyslexia bill inspired by Ocean City girl heads to governor’s desk

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Written by Ann Richardson Monday, January 13, 2014 02:39 pm

Samantha Ravelli, standing with Assemblyman Nelson Albano, pushes the button indicating Albano's support for a series of dyslexia-related bills earlier this summer. Samantha Ravelli, standing with Assemblyman Nelson Albano, pushes the button indicating Albano's support for a series of dyslexia-related bills earlier this summer.

OCEAN CITY — Nine years after her mission began, Beth Ravelli said she is relieved, but elated that creating the “Roadmap for Dyslexia” is almost at an end.

“It’s been an incredible journey,” said Ravelli, of Ocean City.

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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of Jan. 15, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, January 13, 2014 12:04 pm

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Jan. 15, 2013 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Jan. 15, 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 653 calls for service Jan. 5-11

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Visitors flock to The Flanders for holiday high tea

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, January 12, 2014 12:00 am

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

The Flanders Hotel was decorated for Christmas when guests arrived for the holiday English high tea held in the Crystal Ballroom. Karen Bergman and Denise Sammartino greeted guests and showed them to their tables when they arrived.

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MC Signs reopens in Ocean City

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Written by Ann Richardson Sunday, January 12, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted / Mark Crego sits at the state-of-the art computer in his recently renovated Ocean City shop. Submitted / Mark Crego sits at the state-of-the art computer in his recently renovated Ocean City shop.

OCEAN CITY — After working in Somers Point for several years, Mark Crego came back to Ocean City, where he started, designing and crafting signs in 1980, only to be flooded out six months later by Hurricane Sandy.

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Fall sports teams honored by Ocean City school board

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Written by Ann Richardson Saturday, January 11, 2014 12:00 am

OCEAN CITY — School board members and Superintendent Kathleen Taylor recognized the achievements of the district’s fall sports teams at a Wednesday, Jan. 8 meeting of the Ocean City Board of Education.

“The fall of 2013 was certainly a proud time for the Red Raiders,” Taylor said, adding that seven teams offered a lot to celebrate.

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Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of Jan. 10, 2014

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, January 10, 2014 10:08 am

Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of Jan. 10, 2014 Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of Jan. 10, 2014

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City Council discussed the following items when it met on Thursday, Jan. 9 at the Ocean City Library. Councilman Scott Ping was not present.

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Fridays with Friends offers teens alcohol- and drug-free fun

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Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, January 09, 2014 06:24 pm

SURFSET Fitness will be offered during the upcoming Fridays with Friends program at the Ocean City Community Center. SURFSET Fitness will be offered during the upcoming Fridays with Friends program at the Ocean City Community Center.

OCEAN CITY — Organizers say Fridays with Friends is a great opportunity for local teens to get together in a safe, fun-filled atmosphere.

Offered 7-10 p.m. for six Fridays beginning Jan. 10, the program at the Ocean City Community Center, 1735 Simpson Ave., offers action-packed entertainment or not: from Xbox Kinect, SURFSET Fitness, a spin class and a dip in the aquatic center’s swimming pool to karaoke, open mic, movies, a ghost tour and dodge ball.

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Mayor: Conflicting reports on start date for southend beach fill

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Written by Claire Lowe Thursday, January 09, 2014 02:12 pm

Crews move sand on the beach in Ocean City during a beach fill in 2013. Crews move sand on the beach in Ocean City during a beach fill in 2013.

OCEAN CITY — The city has received conflicting information on the start date for a much-anticipated beach replenishment project in the south end, Mayor Jay Gillian said in a statement Thursday, Jan. 9.

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