Ocean City Gazette

Former NBA player Chris Herren returns to Ocean City schools

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Written by Claire Lowe Monday, March 17, 2014 11:00 pm

Chris Herren, surrounded by Ocean City School District faculty members, cuts a purple ribbon, symbolizing the kick-off to the Project Purple campaign at both Ocean City and St. Augustine Prep high schools last January. Chris Herren, surrounded by Ocean City School District faculty members, cuts a purple ribbon, symbolizing the kick-off to the Project Purple campaign at both Ocean City and St. Augustine Prep high schools last January.

OCEAN CITY — Chris Herren, the former NBA player who battled drug addiction, returns to Ocean City this May to spread his message about staying drug- and alcohol-free.

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Mid-March snow blankets Ocean City

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Written by Bill Barlow Monday, March 17, 2014 05:17 pm

The snow falls in Ocean City Monday morning, and the beach is empty in this view from the pavilion at 58th Street. The snow falls in Ocean City Monday morning, and the beach is empty in this view from the pavilion at 58th Street.

OCEAN CITY — Several inches of snow fell in Ocean City Sunday evening, March 16 through Monday, March 17.

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Ocean City Education Foundation announces teacher grants

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Written by Claire Lowe Monday, March 17, 2014 04:52 pm

Submitted / Teachers accept grants from the Ocean City Education Foundation at an awards presentation Friday, March 14 at the high school. Submitted / Teachers accept grants from the Ocean City Education Foundation at an awards presentation Friday, March 14 at the high school.

OCEAN CITY — Thirteen teachers in Ocean City received grants through the local education foundation for educational projects not covered in the district’s budget as part of an annual presentation Friday, March 14.

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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of March 19, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, March 17, 2014 10:57 am

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of March 19, 2014 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of March 19, 2014

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 550 calls for service March 9-15

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Ocean City Realtors earn sales award at annual ceremony

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, March 16, 2014 12:00 am

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

The Ocean City Board of Realtors honored their own at the annual Circle of Excellence sales award ceremony held recently at The Flanders.

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Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of March 14, 2014

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, March 14, 2014 11:00 pm

Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of March 14, 2014 Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of March 14, 2014

OCEAN CITY — The following items were discussed when Ocean City Council met Thursday, March 13 at the Ocean City Library. Mayor Jay Gillian was not present.

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A pie in the face for Pi Day at Ocean City Primary School

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, March 14, 2014 01:37 pm

Claire Lowe / Students at Ocean City Primary School attend an assembly in honor of Pi Day Friday, March 14 where the students had the chance to smash a pie in the face of their teachers. Claire Lowe / Students at Ocean City Primary School attend an assembly in honor of Pi Day Friday, March 14 where the students had the chance to smash a pie in the face of their teachers.

OCEAN CITY — Students at the Ocean City Primary School had a sweet treat to end the school day for Pi Day on Friday, March 14, but they didn’t eat it. Instead, several whipped cream pies ended up in the faces of their teachers, as part of a reading challenge incorporating last week’s Read Across America.

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Ocean City will serve as construction manager for Sea Isle City Hall project

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, March 14, 2014 09:12 am

File photo / A rendering of Sea Isle City's new municipal building. File photo / A rendering of Sea Isle City's new municipal building.

OCEAN CITY — To no fanfare, City Council approved a shared services agreement with Sea Isle City for construction management services for Sea Isle’s new City Hall building during its March 13 meeting.

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Ocean City budget figures may change before introduction, CFO says

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, March 14, 2014 08:58 am

OCEAN CITY — Thanks to overtime costs and salt purchases associated with the recent snowstorms, there may be some changes to the 2014 budget, city director of finance Frank Donato said during his report at the March 13 council meeting.

Donato said he expects the budget should be ready for introduction by City Council at the March 27 meeting, with a public hearing and final vote on April 24.

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Stanton crowned Mr. OCHS 2014

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Written by Claire Lowe Thursday, March 13, 2014 08:45 pm

Jen Marra / Mr. OCHS 2014 Paul Stanton, center, takes the stage with fellow contestants, third runner-up Mike Barrett, Mr. Congeniality Dylan DiMeglio, second runner-up Kevin Birk, and first runner-up Parker Guariglia, after receiving his crown Thursday, March 13 during the annual contest in the Hughes Performing Arts Center. Jen Marra / Mr. OCHS 2014 Paul Stanton, center, takes the stage with fellow contestants, third runner-up Mike Barrett, Mr. Congeniality Dylan DiMeglio, second runner-up Kevin Birk, and first runner-up Parker Guariglia, after receiving his crown Thursday, March 13 during the annual contest in the Hughes Performing Arts Center.

OCEAN CITY — Paul Stanton was named Mr. Ocean City High School 2014 on Thursday, March 13 during the annual competition held at the Hughes Performing Arts Center at the high school.

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Ocean City Home Bank employees volunteer for Sister Jean’s

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:00 am

Ocean City Home Bank employees make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to donate to Sister Jean Webster’s Kitchen in Atlantic City. Ocean City Home Bank employees make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to donate to Sister Jean Webster’s Kitchen in Atlantic City.

OCEAN CITY — On Jan.30, employees of Ocean City Home Bank kicked off the 2014 volunteer program, “It Pays to Give,” by preparing peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for Sister Jean Webster’s Kitchen in Atlantic City.

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Remembering Jack Boyd

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Written by Ted Klepac Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:00 am

Jack Boyd Jack Boyd

I never thought I would live to see the day I would say, I miss you Jack.

I knew my best friend, Jack Boyd, for nearly 50 years. He passed away at the age of 78 on Jan. 18.

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