• From left are Joan Sambucci, Elaine Perino and Cathy McMenamin, all of Ocean City, shopping the shoe table at the Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center’s 23rd annual Thrift Shop Fashion Show and Luncheon.

    SOMERS POINT – The Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center hosted its 23rd annual Fall Thrift Shop Fashion Show and Luncheon Tuesday, Sept. 16 at Greate Bay Country Club in Somers Point. This year, the event raised a record of more than $15,000, which will be applied to the auxiliary’s $2.5 million pledge to benefit Shore Medical Center.

  • Zoo officials declare Rocky, a Siberian tiger, cancer free after chemotherapy.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – After a year-long battle with a malignant tumor, “Rocky,” the Cape May County Zoo’s male Siberian tiger has been declared clear of cancer, zoo officials said in a statement.

  • Run for the FallenLOWER TOWNSHIP - One mile. One flag. One hero.

    That’s the motto of a three day, 186-mile memorial run that will make its way up the New Jersey coastline Sept. 26-28 to honor fallen service men and women.

  • An area of high pressure that will drive 30-degree temperatures deep into the northeast, will give South Jersey residents a taste of both fall- and summer-like temperatures this weekend./Weatherbell Analytics, www.weatherbell.comAn area of high pressure that will drive 30-degree low temperatures temperatures deep into the Northeast will also give South Jersey residents a taste of both fall- and summer-like temperatures this weekend.

    And it happens as the first official day of autumn is ready to fall off the desktop calendar.

    Here is the latest:

  • The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today confirmed New Jersey's first case of enterovirus D68, a potentially serious respiratory illness more likely found in infants and children, sometimes resulting in hospitalization. The confirmed case was identified from a specimen sent to the CDC from a Philadelphia hospital.

    The child has since improved and been discharged.

Ocean City Gazette

Batastini to take 3-year seat on Ocean City school board

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Written by Claire Lowe and Ann Richardson Monday, November 11, 2013 11:41 am

OCEAN CITY — School board member-elect Jon Batastini confirmed this weekend that he would accept a three-year, full term on the Ocean City Board of Education after being elected as a write-in candidate.

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Ocean City Chamber roasts Sea Isle mayor

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, November 10, 2013 01:00 am

Around our Town with Cathy Finnegan Around our Town with Cathy Finnegan

The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce held their annual Roast at The Flanders Hotel with Freeholder and Sea Isle City Mayor Lenny Desiderio as roastee.

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Volunteers needed to fill Ocean City boards and commissions vacancies

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, November 10, 2013 01:00 am

OCEAN CITY — The city is looking for volunteers to fill the following vacancies on various city boards and commissions.

Filing deadline is Monday, Dec. 2. Fill out a citizen leadership e-form at ocnj.us.

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November is all about the moustache at the Ocean City Fire Department

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Written by Ann Richardson Saturday, November 09, 2013 01:10 am

Firefighters participate in Movember fundraiser to support men’s health

In Ocean City, two dozen firefighters are growing a mustache, donating their funds, faces and time in support of Movember. In Ocean City, two dozen firefighters are growing a mustache, donating their funds, faces and time in support of Movember.

OCEAN CITY – Throughout the year, Ocean City firefighters raise money for a wide variety of charities. In October, they donned pink T-shirts and raised money and awareness for breast cancer research. In November, it’s all about growing a moustache, and in the process, supporting men’s health programs and combating prostate and testicular cancers.

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Gardens Association sponsors Yuletide at Winterthur Museum and Gardens

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, November 09, 2013 01:00 am

The Ocean City Gardens Civic Association is planning to open the holiday season with a bus trip to the Winterthur Museum and Gardens on Wednesday, Dec. 4.

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Mayor talks infrastructure in latest letter to Ocean City residents

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 08, 2013 04:18 pm

Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian

Dear friends:

City Council recently awarded contracts for the following improvements:

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Dolphin washes ashore in Ocean City, death related to Mid-Atlantic dolphin die-off

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, November 08, 2013 12:14 pm

This dolphin washed ashore in Ocean City in July 2013. This dolphin washed ashore in Ocean City in July 2013.

OCEAN CITY — A bottlenose dolphin washed ashore in Ocean City’s south end on Wednesday, Nov. 6, according to the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine.

According to director Bob Schoelkopf, the dolphin was “very dead” when it washed ashore at 39th Street.

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World War II veteran receives Legion of Honor

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, November 08, 2013 10:03 am

Ocean City Council presents Caserta with proclamation

OCEAN CITY — Before receiving France’s highest honor on Friday, Nov. 8, retired US Army Sgt. Joseph Caserta was honored by his hometown Thursday, Nov. 7 before City Council.

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Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of Nov. 8, 2013

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, November 08, 2013 09:42 am

Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of Nov. 8, 2013 Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of Nov. 8, 2013

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City Council discussed the following items when it met Thursday, Nov. 7 at the Ocean City Library.

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Ocean City voters support Republicans

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Written by Claire Lowe Thursday, November 07, 2013 04:51 pm

Gov. Chris Christie stumps for Republican candidates in Ocean City Thursday, Oct. 31. Gov. Chris Christie stumps for Republican candidates in Ocean City Thursday, Oct. 31.

Gov. Chris Christie was re-elected by an overwhelming majority statewide Tuesday, Nov. 5, and voters in Ocean City followed trend, supporting Christie by a three-to-one margin.

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Ready’s Coffee Shop turns 50

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Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, November 07, 2013 12:00 am

Ready’s Coffee Shop on Eighth Street in Ocean City. Ready’s Coffee Shop on Eighth Street in Ocean City.

OCEAN CITY – For 50 years Ready’s has served the basics, what co-owner Doug Wing calls good old-fashioned American food. It has been, Wing said, the recipe for success.

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Ocean City library looking to purchase bookmobile

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Written by Claire Lowe Thursday, November 07, 2013 12:00 am

Ocean City library looking to purchase bookmobile Ocean City library looking to purchase bookmobile

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Free Public Library is now soliciting bids for a modular outreach vehicle or bookmobile, which director Chris Maloney says will be used to spread the word about all the library offers.

Bids will be opened 2 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4 at the Ocean City Library, 1735 Simpson Ave.

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