• photos by Claire Lowe / The Ocean City Exchange Club held its annual Halloween Parade on Thursday, Oct. 30 along Asbury Avenue.

    OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Exchange Club held its annual Halloween Parade on Thursday, Oct. 30 along Asbury Avenue.

  • Date set for Night in Venice 2015

    OCEAN CITY — Night in Venice, one of the largest boat parades of its kind, will sail down the bayfront and through the lagoons on Saturday, July 11, 2015.

    The 62nd annual Night in Venice parade will begin at 6 p.m., according to Jim Mallon, assistant to Mayor Jay Gillian.

  • Ocean City High School student Mercy Griffith, one of six students who designed a science experiment that was chosen to be tested in space as part of the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program, speaks about watching the Antares rocket carrying their experiment explode, during a press conference Wednesday at the high school.

    OCEAN CITY — At a press conference in front of the school to discuss the rocket explosion on Wednesday, Oct. 29, Ocean City Superintendent Kathleen Taylor said school officials knew the Student Spaceflight Experiments Program would be a great learning experience for students.

    “Sometimes, however, one never realizes what he or she might learn,” she said. “Our students are learning that the world of science is full of twists and turns; the line between success and disappointment can sometimes be blurred.”

  • Seats up for grabs on local school board, U.S. House and Senate

    From left are Joseph S. Clark Jr., Cecilia Gallelli-Keyes, Michael Allan James and Dale F. Braun Jr., the local candidates for the three open seats on the Ocean City Board of Education.

    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.

  • Meet local businesses, local officials at chamber Welcome Night

    Meet local businesses, local officials at chamber Welcome Night

    The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Welcome Night 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 at the Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Welcome Night serves as a way for the chamber to introduce new and current residents to community, civic and social organizations; community leaders and city officials; and local businesses including restaurants, financial and insurance services, retail stores and medical offices.

  • Presented during a council workshop meeting in April, the proposed Ocean City skatepark would include a 4- to 6-foot deep bowl, ramps, a raised plaza, and other amenities.

    (UPDATE 1 p.m. Oct. 30) The time of this meeting has been changed to 7-8:30 p.m.

    OCEAN CITY — Ocean City Council plans to hold a town hall meeting Wednesday, Nov. 5 on the proposed permanent skatepark to be constructed at Fifth Street near the Ocean City Fire Headquarters.

Ocean City Gazette

Mayor says skatepark locations still being considered

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Written by Claire Lowe Sunday, December 22, 2013 10:32 am

Mayor Jay Gillian Mayor Jay Gillian

OCEAN CITY — The area adjacent to the Sports and Civic Center is not the only location being considered for rebuilding the city’s skatepark, Mayor Jay Gillian said his latest letter to city residents Friday, Dec. 20.

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Community gathers for Ocean City Home Bank tree lighting

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, December 22, 2013 01:00 am

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

The Ocean City Home Bank postponed their tree lighting for a week due to rain, but it was worth the wait as it was a beautiful evening when a large crowd gathered in the bank parking lot.

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Overhead track allows train enthusiast to display all year

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Written by Ann Richardson Sunday, December 22, 2013 01:00 am

The overhead train track in Ed and Diane Reese northend home runs through the kitchen and family room throughout the year. The trains and the scenery change with the season and are currently decorated for Christmas. The overhead train track in Ed and Diane Reese northend home runs through the kitchen and family room throughout the year. The trains and the scenery change with the season and are currently decorated for Christmas.

OCEAN CITY – Looking for more space and a change of pace, Ed and Diane Reese sold their decades-old rancher and moved into a new, three-story northend home in 2005. Diane Reese envisioned all sorts of possibilities for the blank canvas the new home offered, and most of them involved new furnishings. Ed Reese, on the other hand, saw opportunity.

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Five National Merit Scholars from Ocean City honored by school board

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Written by Ann Richardson Saturday, December 21, 2013 01:00 am

Five National Merit Scholars from Ocean City honored by school board Five National Merit Scholars from Ocean City honored by school board

OCEAN CITY — Five Ocean City High School seniors were recognized by the local school board Wednesday, Dec. 11 after being selected for the National Merit Scholarship program.

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Christmas joy for local girls and boys

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Written by Jen Marra Friday, December 20, 2013 04:54 pm

Ocean City Primary School students are ecstatic to see Santa Claus and pick out a gift Thursday, Dec. 19 in the multipurpose room. The Ocean City Policemen’s Benevolent Association Local 61 hosts the event every year. Ocean City Primary School students are ecstatic to see Santa Claus and pick out a gift Thursday, Dec. 19 in the multipurpose room. The Ocean City Policemen’s Benevolent Association Local 61 hosts the event every year.

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City Primary School students are ecstatic to see Santa Claus and pick out a gift Thursday, Dec. 19 in the multipurpose room. The Ocean City Policemen’s Benevolent Association Local 61 hosts the event every year. 

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Brenda Moiso bids farewell to Ocean City school board

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Written by Ann Richardson Friday, December 20, 2013 01:00 am

Brenda Moiso bids farewell to Ocean City school board Brenda Moiso bids farewell to Ocean City school board

OCEAN CITY — After serving for nine years on the Ocean City Board of Education, the past two as president, Brenda Moiso is stepping out of the public eye.

Moiso decided not to run for reelection this year, as her term expires on Dec. 31.

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Public safety debate not over in Ocean City

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Written by Claire Lowe Thursday, December 19, 2013 11:33 pm

Public safety debate not over in Ocean City Public safety debate not over in Ocean City

OCEAN CITY — How the staffing at the police and fire departments will change remains an open discussion for the city, after Ocean City Council hosted its second public safety workshop Thursday, Dec. 19 at the Ocean City Library.

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Ocean City homeowners to save $3M with flood insurance discount

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Written by Claire Lowe Thursday, December 19, 2013 03:26 pm

Ocean City director of community operations Roger McLarnon accepts a plaque from FEMA Region II officials recognizing the city’s efforts to reduce flood hazard risk during a ceremony at Sea Isle City Elementary School Dec. 18. Ocean City director of community operations Roger McLarnon accepts a plaque from FEMA Region II officials recognizing the city’s efforts to reduce flood hazard risk during a ceremony at Sea Isle City Elementary School Dec. 18.

SEA ISLE CITY — Ocean City homeowners with flood insurance policies will save a total of $3 million with the city's latest class reduction in the National Flood Insurance Program Community Rating System.

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Gallelli-Keyes selected to fill unexpired term on Ocean City Board of Ed

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Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, December 19, 2013 09:23 am

Cecilia Gallelli-Keyes Cecilia Gallelli-Keyes

OCEAN CITY — After interviewing four candidates, the Ocean City Board of Education unanimously selected Cecilia Gallelli-Keyes to fill a one-year, unexpired term on the board.

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Mayor talks dredging, beach replenishment with LoBiondo during D.C. trip

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Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, December 19, 2013 01:00 am

Submitted / Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian and his wife Michele, executive director of the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce, meet with Congressman LoBiondo at his Capitol Hill office last week. Submitted / Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian and his wife Michele, executive director of the Ocean City Chamber of Commerce, meet with Congressman LoBiondo at his Capitol Hill office last week.

OCEAN CITY — There was nothing new to report on the status of lagoon and bay dredging in Ocean City, Mayor Jay Gillian said after meeting with U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo in Washington, D.C. last week.

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Dolly Burst remembered by friends as caring and courageous

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, December 18, 2013 01:01 am

Dolly Burst Dolly Burst

OCEAN CITY — Never without a warm smile and a kind word, according to her friends, BettyMarie J. Burst, affectionately known as “Dolly,” died Dec. 11 after a long battle with cancer.

Burst, of Beesleys Point, was a loving wife and mother, a teacher, a Realtor and a past president of the Ocean City Board of Realtors.

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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of Dec. 18, 2013

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 18, 2013 01:00 am

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Dec. 18, 2013 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Dec. 18, 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 493 calls for service Dec. 8-14

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