• Assistant engineer Art Chew shows which roads will be paved as part of phase II of a planned road improvement project.

    OCEAN CITY — Residents in Ocean City’s 1st Ward had a chance to give input on an upcoming road improvement project in their neighborhood, which will include traffic-calming measures in addition to paving and drainage work.

    Ocean City engineer Roger McLarnon and assistant engineer Arthur Chew presented plans for the areas of Bridge Boulevard and Gardens Parkway, West Inlet Road and Battersea, and West Inlet Road at Crescent during a meeting Tuesday, Nov. 25 at Culliney Hall.

  • Claire Lowe / Coast Guard Station Atlantic City and Station (Small) Great Egg Commander CK Moore presents Ocean City Patrolman John Porreca with a certificate of merit Monday, Nov. 24.

    OCEAN CITY — For his efforts over the last two years operating the city’s marine unit, Ocean City Patrolman John Porreca was recognized with a certificate of merit from the United States Coast Guard Monday, Nov. 24 at the city police department.

    Standing alongside police Capt. Jay Prettyman, Chief Chad Callahan, and Coast Guard Station Atlantic City and Station (Small) Great Egg Commander CK Moore, Porreca listened as Petty Officer 1st Class Anthony Procida read off his accomplishments.

  • 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.

Ocean City Gazette

Board of Ed bid farewell to Kaighn

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, January 21, 2014 04:03 pm

OCEAN CITY — Over the years, Margaret Kaighn has worked in varying capacities in the Ocean City School District and will officially retire on Feb. 1, 2014.

At a Wednesday, Dec.11 meeting of the Ocean City Board of Education, Kaighn was honored for her efforts. During her career, she implemented a phonetic awareness program in the primary school and ushered in the Wilson Reading System, which has been of critical importance for students with reading and other learning disabilities.

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Heiler served Ocean City for 30 years

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, January 21, 2014 04:02 pm

OCEAN CITY — For more than 30 years, Debbie Heiler in the cafeteria for the Ocean City School District. Now retired, food service employee was honored by the Ocean City Board of Education and Superintendent Kathleen Taylor at a Wednesday, Dec. 11 meeting for her dedication to the district.

Taylor said Heiler was a “wonderful” employee, one who deserved a medal for her efforts.

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Volunteers clean up the city

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Written by Jen Marra Tuesday, January 21, 2014 03:46 pm

Jen Marra / Ocean City residents Aodhan Daly, 9; Justin Bush, 9; Colin Randles, 10; Race Meyers, 9; Sean Randles, 8; Whitney Randles and Mary Daly spend their morning cleaning up the trash and recyclables they find as they walk around the Howard Stainton Wildlife Refuge on Bay Avenue between 23rd and 30th streets, during the town’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Citywide Cleanup Monday, Jan. 20. Jen Marra / Ocean City residents Aodhan Daly, 9; Justin Bush, 9; Colin Randles, 10; Race Meyers, 9; Sean Randles, 8; Whitney Randles and Mary Daly spend their morning cleaning up the trash and recyclables they find as they walk around the Howard Stainton Wildlife Refuge on Bay Avenue between 23rd and 30th streets, during the town’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Citywide Cleanup Monday, Jan. 20.

Ocean City residents Aodhan Daly, 9; Justin Bush, 9; Colin Randles, 10; Race Meyers, 9; Sean Randles, 8; Whitney Randles and Mary Daly spend their morning cleaning up the trash and recyclables they find as they walk around the Howard Stainton Wildlife Refuge on Bay Avenue between 23rd and 30th streets, during the town’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Citywide Cleanup Monday, Jan. 20. 

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Ocean City police warn drivers not to park in snow route

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, January 21, 2014 10:41 am

A photo from the last snow fall in Ocean City earlier this month A photo from the last snow fall in Ocean City earlier this month

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Police Department issued a warning to drivers reminding them that parking is prohibited along the designated snow emergency route in Ocean City.

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Ocean City school unions skeptical of Christie’s education proposal

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, January 21, 2014 12:00 am

OCEAN CITY — Local school union heads said they were not pleased with Gov. Chris Christie new plan that would dramatically change the school day and school year, as announced in his State of the State address.

“It’s hard for us in New Jersey to look at this because we know that the governor has attacked public education. In my opinion, it is another shot at the NJEA because the longer day and longer school year affects the teachers,” said Tom Campo, assistant principal at Ocean City High School and president of the Ocean City Administrators Association.

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Post 524 donates $1,000 to OCPD motorcycle squad

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, January 21, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted / Ocean City Police Sgt. Brian Trostle, at left, and Officer Karl Ruf, at right, accept a $1,000 check from American Legion Post 524 Rest and Relaxation committee members Rob Cozen and Steve Cole. Watching the presentation in back is Post Cmdr. Bob Marzulli. Submitted / Ocean City Police Sgt. Brian Trostle, at left, and Officer Karl Ruf, at right, accept a $1,000 check from American Legion Post 524 Rest and Relaxation committee members Rob Cozen and Steve Cole. Watching the presentation in back is Post Cmdr. Bob Marzulli.

OCEAN CITY — At its January membership meeting, Ocean City American Legion Post 524 said “thank you” to the city’s police motorcycle squad by donating $1,000 to their maintenance program.

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Photographer pays tribute to SS United States at Ocean City Arts Center in February

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Written by Claire Lowe Monday, January 20, 2014 05:14 pm

The SS United States docked in Philadelphia, Pa. The SS United States docked in Philadelphia, Pa.

OCEAN CITY — Photographer Kevin Husta of Hammonton brings his photographs of the SS United States passenger ship to the Ocean City Arts Center throughout February.

A meet the artist reception will be held 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7 at the arts center, 1735 Simpson Ave.

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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of Jan. 22, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, January 20, 2014 03:12 pm

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Jan. 22, 2013 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Jan. 22, 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 the following calls for service Jan. 12-18

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Ocean City remembers Martin Luther King’s message

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Written by Claire Lowe Sunday, January 19, 2014 11:41 am

Claire Lowe / Ocean City's Martin Luther King celebration Saturday, Jan. 18 at Ocean City High School. Claire Lowe / Ocean City's Martin Luther King celebration Saturday, Jan. 18 at Ocean City High School.

OCEAN CITY — Unity was theme of the service reflecting on the message of Martin Luther King Jr. during Ocean City’s 24th annual celebration Saturday, Jan. 18 at the Ocean City High School performing arts center.

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Friends head to Hayeses’ for holiday bash

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, January 19, 2014 12:00 am

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

The full moon was shining bright over Marie and Lloyd Hayes’ lagoon home when guests arrived for their holiday party. Marie wore her Santa apron and spiral Santa hat when she greeted Carol Heenan, Eric Wakabayashi and Jim and I at the door while Ryan and Evan Jones took our coats and stored boxes and bags of canned goods everyone brought for the Food Cupboard.

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Fourth quarter real estate sales down in Ocean City

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Written by Ann Richardson Sunday, January 19, 2014 12:00 am

Realtors optimistic for 2014

Ken Sedberry, 2014 president of the Ocean City Board of Realtors. Ken Sedberry, 2014 president of the Ocean City Board of Realtors.

OCEAN CITY — Rolling into the last quarter of 2013, Kevin Redmond hoped that the slow-to-get-started, post-Hurricane Sandy real estate market would end up about even with where the city was in 2012. Down about 10 percent at the end of December, the past president of the Ocean City Board of Realtors said the fall market fell flat.

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Ocean City Home Bank CEO delivers annual economic forecast

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Written by Ann Richardson Friday, January 17, 2014 11:12 am

Brady predicts uptick in local economy for 2014

Claire Lowe / Ocean City Home Bank CEO Steve Brady delivers his annual economic forecast to the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce Thursday, Jan. 16 at The Flanders. Claire Lowe / Ocean City Home Bank CEO Steve Brady delivers his annual economic forecast to the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce Thursday, Jan. 16 at The Flanders.

OCEAN CITY — While there are some troubling signs in the national economy, Ocean City Home Bank President Steve Brady said he thinks it’s clear sailing ahead for Ocean City’s tourism and real estate market in 2014.

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