• 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

Meetings helping to develop open space plan in Ocean City

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, December 17, 2013 01:00 am

The Stainton Wildlife Refuge  is an example of open space in Ocean City. The Stainton Wildlife Refuge is an example of open space in Ocean City.

OCEAN CITY — The future of open space in Ocean City is still being developed as about a dozen people attended a public meeting on the Ocean City Open Space and Recreation Plan, held at the Howard Stainton Senior Center on Saturday, Dec. 14.

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Vetter named Ocean City Exchange Club Youth of the Month

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 17, 2013 01:00 am

From left are Ocean City High School Principal Matthew Jamison, Rosemarie Vetter, Lauren Vetter and Warren Iredell, Ocean City Exchange Club president. From left are Ocean City High School Principal Matthew Jamison, Rosemarie Vetter, Lauren Vetter and Warren Iredell, Ocean City Exchange Club president.

Lauren Vetter, a senior at Ocean City High School, was named the December 2013 youth of the month for the Ocean City Exchange Club.

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Is Pau Lope a good choice for Ocean City's boardwalk?

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, December 17, 2013 01:00 am

To the editor:

While walking along a boardwalk through the Audubon Society's Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Naples, Fla., I came upon a display that described the Pau Lope Brazilian hardwood, of which the boardwalk was constructed. 

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Ocean City can find a way to dredge the lagoons

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, December 17, 2013 01:00 am

To the editor:

On Dec. 12, I read with a great deal of interest that Tuckerton filed an application with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection for a dredging permit to remove Hurricane Sandy sediment from area marinas in Ocean County.

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Take the Petnick case to court

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, December 17, 2013 01:00 am

To the editor:

The following statement was made at public comment to members of City Council Dec. 12, 2013:

I am here to appeal to you. Not in your role as local politicians, but as ordinary, decent human beings no different than anyone on either side of the table.

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Klause sentenced to house arrest, $5,000 fine in fraud scheme

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Written by Claire Lowe Monday, December 16, 2013 12:00 pm

Longtime Ocean City car dealer goes out of business

Klause sentenced to house arrest, $5,000 fine in fraud scheme Klause sentenced to house arrest, $5,000 fine in fraud scheme

OCEAN CITY — Local car dealer Harry Klause was sentenced to three years’ probation, a $5,000 fine and four months of house arrest with electronic monitoring Dec. 13 in Camden federal court, according to his attorney William J. Hughes Jr. of Atlantic City.

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Holiday parties begin in Ocean City

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, December 15, 2013 01:00 am

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

The sights and sounds of Christmas are everywhere and The Title Company of Jersey got a jump on the season and put everyone in the holiday spirit when they held an open house the week before Thanksgiving at their newly renovated offices at Seventh and West.

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Ocean City Board of Ed considering $125,500 in ‘wish list’ items

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Written by Ann Richardson Saturday, December 14, 2013 01:00 am

Ocean City Board of Ed considering $125,500 in ‘wish list’ items Ocean City Board of Ed considering $125,500 in ‘wish list’ items

OCEAN CITY — New class offerings, iPads for fifth-graders and security upgrades were some of the “wish list” items that the Ocean City Board of Education said it would consider in the 2014-15 budget.

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SID budget moves forward, merchants working together

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, December 13, 2013 12:17 pm

OCEAN CITY — Council unanimously approved the 2014 Special Improvement District budget on first reading at its meeting Thursday, Dec. 12. The $343,588 budget goes to maintain and market the district, which includes the boardwalk, Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue.

Representatives from the SID told council that this year, they are working together better than ever.

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Health insurance contract for city employees up 19.4%

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, December 13, 2013 01:46 am

OCEAN CITY — The rates for the city’s health benefits plans for employees are up significantly due to claims in 2013.

At its Dec. 12 meeting, City Council awarded a professional services contract to AmeriHealth Insurance Company of New Jersey as the provider of the city’s employee and retiree health care benefit program for 2014, as well as a contract to Benecard for the city’s prescription drug benefit plan in 2014.

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City hires engineer for northend pump station

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, December 13, 2013 01:45 am

OCEAN CITY — What officials describe as one of the more significant grant-funded projects in the city’s history, council Thursday awarded a $403,342 contract for design work on a new pump station in the north end.

City business administrator Mike Dattilo said at the Dec. 12 council meeting that this project has been talked about for several years and will cost more than $8 million, with about $5 million in grant funds expected from Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Hazard Mitigation Grant program.

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Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of Dec. 13, 2013

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, December 13, 2013 01:42 am

Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of Dec. 13, 2013 Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of Dec. 13, 2013

OCEAN CITY — The following items were discussed when Ocean City Council met Thursday, Dec. 12 in the Ocean City Free Public Library.

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