• Teen's suicide draws attention to district’s bullying, mental health policies

    Claire Lowe / Cassandra Rosamond, 19, of Ocean City reads anonymous stories from local students about bullying in Ocean City during a Wednesday, Dec. 17 Ocean City school board meeting.

    OCEAN CITY — Members of the community pressed the Ocean City Board of Education at its Wednesday, Dec. 17 meeting to make bullying and mental illness awareness priorities in the district in the wake of the death of Ocean City High School student Maliha Chowdhury.

  • Ocean City High School

    UPPER TOWNSHIP – School officials in Ocean City said they will not accept School Choice students from Upper Township’s middle school at Ocean City High School, Superintendent Vincent Palmieri said Monday.

    During the Upper Township Board of Education meeting Dec. 15, Palmieri said he and school board president Michele Barbieri met with high school principals and Ocean City Superintendent Kathleen Taylor on Thursday to discuss the issue, and were notified Friday that the students would not be admitted.

  • Jen Marra / Guests take a closer look at the names engraved on the glass plaques of the donor wall that was unveiled Friday, Dec. 12 in the lobby of the Ocean City Community Center. The wall was uncovered during the Ocean City Community Center Association’s Afternoon of Appreciation, recognizing the contributors who made the center possible.

    OCEAN CITY — The many volunteers who helped make the Ocean City Community Center a reality were honored Friday with the unveiling of a new Donor Wall during the Ocean City Community Center Association’s Afternoon of Appreciation.

    “That turned out so well. We couldn’t have been happier,” said Ken Cooper, chairman of the association.

  • Ocean City Downtown Holiday Dash Dec. 19

    A new race will take off in the downtown this month. The Ocean City Downtown Holiday Dash will begin 5:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19 on Asbury Avenue. The race begins at Fifth Street and finishes just beyond 14th Street. Race-day registration begins at 4:30 p.m. in the parking lot at Fifth Street and Asbury Avenue.

  • Strathmere, Sea Isle City dredging will start first, US Army Corps says

    Bill Barlow / A Dec. 9 nor'easter battered southend beaches in Ocean City, eroding some areas like here at 57th Street.

    A beach replenishment project in southend Ocean City, Strathmere and Sea Isle City is currently scheduled to begin in early March 2015, according to new information from the US Army Corps of Engineers, which is coordinating the project.

  • Projects could allow for water hook ups

    MARMORA – The Upper Township Zoning Board of Adjustment Thursday approved an amended site plan, conditional use and lot width and lot frontage variances for a New Jersey American Water project in Marmora that aims to increase water pressure in Upper Township.

    A new well facility there and a planned water tower in Seaville will be connected by a water main, potentially allowing residents to hook up to water service.

  • photos by Claire Lowe / Lawyer Solomon Rothschild (JoHannah Newman, a senior from Ocean City) protests as her client, Jacob Marley (TJ Rumer, a freshman from Marmora), is questioned by Ebenezer Scrooge (Justin Angelastro, a junior from Seaville).

    OCEAN CITY — Students in the Ocean City High School Drama Guild will put Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future on the witness stand as they present “The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge” as their fall play next week.

    Making his directorial debut for the Drama Guild is Ocean City High School alumnus Don Toal Jr. A member of the class of 2003, Toal is also a substitute teacher and has worked in the arts for several years, directing shows and teaching classes for the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company.

Ocean City Gazette

Ocean City awarded $35K recycling grant

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 18, 2014 04:42 pm

Ocean City will receive $35,101 in state recycling grant funds through the Department of Environmental Protection the state announced Thursday, Dec. 18.

In total, New Jersey's municipalities will receive more than $15 million to help implement and enhance local recycling efforts, DEP Commissioner Bob Martin announced.

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Relaunch of student experiments rescheduled to after Jan. 6

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Written by Claire Lowe Thursday, December 18, 2014 02:03 pm

Surrounded by her teammates and advisors, student scientist Mercy Griffith, center, speaks about her group’s experience at a Wednesday, Dec. 17 school board meeting. Surrounded by her teammates and advisors, student scientist Mercy Griffith, center, speaks about her group’s experience at a Wednesday, Dec. 17 school board meeting.

OCEAN CITY — Students were excited, but cautious Wednesday about the possible relaunch of their experiment into space on Friday, Dec. 19. And for good reason, after being rescheduled several times, the original rocket, carrying their E. coli attachment rate experiment, as well as the experiments of 19 other student groups, exploded shortly after it launched Oct. 28.

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Ocean City school board asked to do more about bullying

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Written by Claire Lowe Thursday, December 18, 2014 12:47 am

Teen's suicide draws attention to district’s bullying, mental health policies

Claire Lowe / Cassandra Rosamond, 19, of Ocean City reads anonymous stories from local students about bullying in Ocean City during a Wednesday, Dec. 17 Ocean City school board meeting. Claire Lowe / Cassandra Rosamond, 19, of Ocean City reads anonymous stories from local students about bullying in Ocean City during a Wednesday, Dec. 17 Ocean City school board meeting.

OCEAN CITY — Members of the community pressed the Ocean City Board of Education at its Wednesday, Dec. 17 meeting to make bullying and mental illness awareness priorities in the district in the wake of the death of Ocean City High School student Maliha Chowdhury.

Read more: Ocean City school board asked to do more about bullying

 

Newspaper proud

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Written by Claire Lowe Wednesday, December 17, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted / Third grade students in the Ocean City Primary School newspaper club show off the first edition of their newspaper during a party Dec. 10 at the school, sponsored by the Ocean City Parent Teacher Association. Submitted / Third grade students in the Ocean City Primary School newspaper club show off the first edition of their newspaper during a party Dec. 10 at the school, sponsored by the Ocean City Parent Teacher Association.

OCEAN CITY — Members of the Primary Express celebrated the publishing of their first newspaper Wednesday, Dec. 10, by enjoying refreshments provided by the Ocean City Parent Teacher Association. 

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Donor wall unveiled at Community Center

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Written by Claire Lowe Wednesday, December 17, 2014 12:00 am

Jen Marra / Guests take a closer look at the names engraved on the glass plaques of the donor wall that was unveiled Friday, Dec. 12 in the lobby of the Ocean City Community Center.  The wall was uncovered during the Ocean City Community Center Association’s Afternoon of Appreciation, recognizing the contributors who made the center possible. Jen Marra / Guests take a closer look at the names engraved on the glass plaques of the donor wall that was unveiled Friday, Dec. 12 in the lobby of the Ocean City Community Center. The wall was uncovered during the Ocean City Community Center Association’s Afternoon of Appreciation, recognizing the contributors who made the center possible.

OCEAN CITY — The many volunteers who helped make the Ocean City Community Center a reality were honored Friday with the unveiling of a new Donor Wall during the Ocean City Community Center Association’s Afternoon of Appreciation.

“That turned out so well. We couldn’t have been happier,” said Ken Cooper, chairman of the association.

Read more: Donor wall unveiled at Community Center

 

Ken Cooper named Ocean City Realtor of the Year

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Written by Claire Lowe Tuesday, December 16, 2014 05:40 pm

Submitted / Ken Cooper was named the 2014 Ocean City Realtor of the Year. Cooper is a Realtor with Monihan Realty and lives in Ocean City. Submitted / Ken Cooper was named the 2014 Ocean City Realtor of the Year. Cooper is a Realtor with Monihan Realty and lives in Ocean City.

OCEAN CITY — Monihan Realty’s Ken Cooper of Ocean City was named the 2014 Ocean City Realtor of the Year by the New Jersey Realtors, formerly the NJ Association of Realtors.

“I was humbled. I don’t do things to get awards,” Cooper said. “It’s nice to be recognized.”

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Votta takes over Ocean City Board of Realtors in 2015

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Written by Claire Lowe Tuesday, December 16, 2014 05:32 pm

Submitted / From left are Gloria Votta of RE/MAX at The Shore and Christine Clemans of Goldcoast Sotheby’s International. Submitted / From left are Gloria Votta of RE/MAX at The Shore and Christine Clemans of Goldcoast Sotheby’s International.

OCEAN CITY — Gloria Votta of RE/MAX at The Shore Realty was sworn in as the 2015 president of the Ocean City Board of Realtors at its installation luncheon on Monday, Dec. 1 at the Crab Trap Restaurant in Somers Point.

Votta will take over for outgoing President Ken Sedberry. She currently serves as chairwoman of the Ocean City Board of Realtors community service committee, and also serves on the grievance, finance and education committees.

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Ocean City events, edition of Dec. 17, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 16, 2014 12:00 am

Ocean City Downtown Holiday Dash Dec. 19

A new race will take off in the downtown this month. The Ocean City Downtown Holiday Dash will begin 5:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19 on Asbury Avenue. The race begins at Fifth Street and finishes just beyond 14th Street. Race-day registration begins at 4:30 p.m. in the parking lot at Fifth Street and Asbury Avenue.

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Ocean City community news, edition of Dec. 17, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 16, 2014 12:00 am

Epiphany Concert

The Cape Shore Chorale, under the direction of Scott J. Breiner, will present its Epiphany Concert 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 11 at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 30th Street and Bay Avenue in Ocean City. “A Ceremony of Carols” by Benjamin Britton for treble voices and harp, “Ave Maria” by Franz Biebl for men's voices, and “Christmas Oratorio” by Camille Saint-Saens will be performed. Guest artists will include tenor Frank Hampton, baritone Grant Mech and harpist Sophie Bruno Labiner.

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Thanks from the Ecumenical Council

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, December 16, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

A huge “thank you” goes to the Ocean City postal workers, the members of the Ecumenical Council, Food Cupboard volunteers and members of the community (youth and adults alike), who gave so generously of their time to assist with the Dec. 6 Postal Food Drive by weighing, sorting and organizing the food donations.

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EHT artist takes first place in December art show

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 16, 2014 12:00 am

Mary Ann Kline of Egg Harbor Township received first place in the Ocean City Fine Arts League December Show, “Le Petite,” for her oil painting, “Red Reflection. Mary Ann Kline of Egg Harbor Township received first place in the Ocean City Fine Arts League December Show, “Le Petite,” for her oil painting, “Red Reflection.

OCEAN CITY — Egg Harbor Township artist Mary Ann Kline was named the winner of the Ocean City Fine Arts League “Le Petite” December Show with her oil painting, “Red Reflection.”

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Three exhibits, three generations at Ocean City Arts Center

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 15, 2014 10:18 pm

OCEAN CITY — Lance Balderson’s “Three Generations of Artists” exhibit kicks off the Ocean City Arts Center’s 50th year celebration. 

Well-known painter Balderson joins his daughter Jody Balderson-Wiker, a printmaker, and granddaughter Maddelinde Wiker, a sculptor, at the Ocean City Arts Center Jan. 5 through 31. 

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