Ocean City Gazette

Ocean City needs dredging

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

I read with a great deal of interest that the community of Point Pleasant has seen fit to obtain the necessary permits to do the additional dredging to make the channels easier for boats and also help in flood tides.

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Ocean City events, edition of April 23, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:00 am

Boardwalk and downtown merchant table sales

On April 26 and 27, the Ocean City Boardwalk and downtown merchants will hold table sales throughout the day.

OCHS media Festival April 25

Ocean City High School will present its second annual media festival, 7 p.m. Friday, April 25, at the Bill and Nancy Hughes Performing Arts Center, 6th Street, Ocean City. The festival will showcase short films, the Current OC-TV news segments, commercials and advertisements, and promotional pieces made by students in the award-winning TV/Media program. Popcorn and snacks and DVDs of the evening’s performance will be for sale. Tickets are $5 at the door, or for more information contact Ocean City High School at 609-399-1290, or see www.oc-tv.org.

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Ocean City community news, edition of April 23, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 22, 2014 12:00 am

AARP meeting in Ocean City

AARP Chapter 1062 in Ocean City will meet 2 p.m. Friday, April 25 at the senior center, 1735 Simpson Ave. in Ocean City. Information of interest and benefit to senior citizens and others will be discussed. The speaker will be Georgina Shanley of Amnesty International on the subject “The Pen is Mightier than the Sword.”

Beach Sweep April 26 in Ocean City

The biannual Clean Ocean Action Beach Sweep will be 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. April 26 on the beach in Ocean City, headquarters at Ninth Street and Boardwalk.

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Ocean City students to attend distracted driving event

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 21, 2014 02:17 pm

ochs OCEAN CITY — Ocean City High School juniors and seniors will hear from a Middlesex County man on Tuesday morning about the dangers of distracted driving, something he knows too well.

Gabe Hurley, 29, was the victim of a car crash four years ago.  His face is disfigured, he is now blind and he has almost no sense of taste or smell because of a teen’s reckless driving. 

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First step toward Christian Brothers demolition underway in Ocean City

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Written by Bill Barlow Monday, April 21, 2014 10:19 am

OCEAN CITY — Crews were removing asbestos siding from one of the two large Christian Brothers buildings at 31st Street and Central Avenue on Monday morning, April 21, the first step toward the eventual demolition of the building.

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Good Friday procession in Ocean City

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Written by Bill Barlow Friday, April 18, 2014 12:44 pm

Believers joined a procession representing Jesus Christ’s walk to his crucifixion in Ocean City on Good Friday, presented by St. Damien Roman Catholic Parish in Ocean City.

The living Stations of the Cross started at St. Frances Cabrini at Second Street and was set to end at St. Augustine’s Church at 13th Street and Wesley Avenue.

The event recreated Jesus carrying the cross, his crucifixion and death, with songs and stops for prayers in Spanish and English. It was one of several Easter observances planned by Christian churches in Ocean City this weekend in observance of the Easter holiday.

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G Love heading to Ocean City Music Pier

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 16, 2014 04:41 pm

Philly-based G Love and Special Sauce have a new album set to drop April 22, and an appearance planned for the Ocean City Music Pier this summer.

Sometimes described as laid back hip-hop or a combination of R and B and Blues, the band has been playing together since the 1990s.

A Music Pier show has been confirmed for 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, with tickets expected to go on sale Friday. 

 

Jim Gillian remembered

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, April 16, 2014 03:33 pm

Jim Gillian Jim Gillian OCEAN CITY — James “Jimmy” Gillian, the former owner of Gillian’s Island Water Park and Adventure Golf, died on Wednesday, April 16 after a long illness.

He was 57.

Gillian was the oldest son of former Ocean City Mayor and Cape May County Freeholder Roy Gillian and the brother of the current Ocean City mayor, Jay Gillian. 

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