Ocean City Gazette

Grand jury dismissal highlights corrupt system

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, January 27, 2015 12:00 am

To the editor:

On Jan. 20, the Atlantic County prosecutor delivered a gift to six Atlantic City cops. Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain was able to get the grand jurors to dismiss all charges against the police that brutally beat a 20-year-old Linwood man.

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Ocean City community news, edition of Jan. 28, 2015

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, January 27, 2015 12:00 am

Card party to benefit South American missions

The Sisters of Christian Charity will host a “Queen of Hearts” Card Party noon-3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 6 at St. Frances Cabrini Culliney Hall, Second Street and Atlantic Avenue in Ocean City, to benefit missions in South America. Bring a game and enjoy an afternoon of friends and fun. A light lunch will be served. Tickets are $15. Reserve a table in advance. Contact Pat Crowley at 609-398-2882 or Sister Joelle at 609-399-2643 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . All are welcome.

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Ocean City events, edition of Jan. 28, 2015

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, January 27, 2015 12:00 am

Harry Scott to discuss golf experiences

Local author Harry Scott, who wrote “The Marathon and the Sprint,” will discuss his many golfing experiences both in this country and around the world 7 p.m. Jan. 28 in the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall of the Ocean City Free Public Library, 1735 Simpson Ave. The book details this baseball fan and golfer’s visits to 28 major league stadiums in 28 days in 1995. In 2009, after the major leagues expanded, he visited 30 stadiums in 30 consecutive days.

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Ocean City sets aside $5 million for back bay dredging

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Written by Claire Lowe Monday, January 26, 2015 03:28 pm

Bill Barlow / The Snug Harbor lagoon at low tide in the fall. Bill Barlow / The Snug Harbor lagoon at low tide in the fall.

OCEAN CITY — Council took another step in clearing out its spoils site near the 34th Street bridge in preparation for a summer dredging project in its back bays and lagoons.

At its Thursday, Jan. 22 meeting, council unanimously introduced a $5 million bond ordinance that will pay for the city to move the spoils from Site 83 to Wildwood, per an agreement that the two cities signed at the end of last year.

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Ocean City Police: No parking on West Ave. in snow

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Written by Claire Lowe Monday, January 26, 2015 09:27 am

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Ocean City Police have issued a reminder to drivers that parking is prohibited along the designated snow emergency route in Ocean City, which is the entire length of West Avenue from North Street to 59th Street.

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Howey of performs spring recital at LVC

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, January 25, 2015 12:00 am

Dean Howey of Ocean City is one of the 17 students to perform a spring recital at Lebanon Valley College. Howey, a graduate of Ocean City High School, is pursuing a bachelor of science in music education.

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Handshaw named to dean's list

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, January 25, 2015 12:00 am

Joshua Handshaw of Ocean City was been named to Millersville University of Pennsylvania's dean's list for the fall 2014 semester. The 1,465 students named to Millersville University's fall 2014 dean's list earned a semester grade point average of 3.50 or higher and attempted at least 12 credits of course work.

 

Ocean City lawsuit clarifies government’s duty in regard to master plans

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, January 23, 2015 11:27 pm

An appellate court decision in an Ocean City lawsuit sets new precedent when it comes to government action on master plan re-examination reports.

According to an appellate court decision issued Friday, Jan. 16, which reversed a lower court’s ruling, municipal land use law does not require a city’s governing body to act on recommendations in its master plan.

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Ocean City moves to ban jumping from bridges

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, January 23, 2015 12:02 am

The Route 52 bridge and causeway. The Route 52 bridge and causeway.

OCEAN CITY — At the request of the police, City Council on Thursday unanimously approved an ordinance on introduction that will make it illegal to jump off any bridges in the city.

The ordinance applies to the Route 52, 34th Street, 17th Street, Longport, Rush Chattin, and Strathmere bridges.

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Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of Jan. 22, 2015

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Written by Claire Lowe Thursday, January 22, 2015 11:12 pm

Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of Jan. 22, 2015 Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of Jan. 22, 2015

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City Council discussed the following items when it met Thursday, Jan. 22 at City Hall.

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Brady hopes for local success in annual economic forecast

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Written by Claire Lowe Thursday, January 22, 2015 04:44 pm

Claire Lowe / Steve Brady, chief operating officer and president of Ocean City Home Bank, addresses the crowd during his Economic Forecast before the Ocean City Chamber Jan. 22 at The Flanders. Claire Lowe / Steve Brady, chief operating officer and president of Ocean City Home Bank, addresses the crowd during his Economic Forecast before the Ocean City Chamber Jan. 22 at The Flanders.

OCEAN CITY — The outlook was sunny as Steve Brady, chief operating officer and president of Ocean City Home Bank, gave his annual Economic Forecast during the Ocean City Chamber luncheon Jan. 22 at The Flanders.

Looking back, Brady said that 2014 was a great year for the stock market. He was optimistic about the recent turnover in Congress.

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Beaches to be closed in 1,000-foot increments during southend replenishment

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Written by Claire Lowe Thursday, January 22, 2015 03:51 pm

Bill Barlow / The beach at 58th Street (seen here Monday, Aug. 25) will be one of several beaches in Ocean City’s south end to be included in a federal beach replenishment project. Bill Barlow / The beach at 58th Street (seen here Monday, Aug. 25) will be one of several beaches in Ocean City’s south end to be included in a federal beach replenishment project.

OCEAN CITY — City officials released more details on the long-awaited beach replenishment in the city’s south end Thursday during an Ocean City Chamber of Commerce meeting at The Flanders.

City business administrator Jim Mallon told the business owners and representatives at the annual economic forecast luncheon that the contractor will begin pumping sand on May 1, but that mobilization will begin before that.

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