• The Ocean City Community Team’s new bill board on the westbound side of Roosevelt Boulevard sports an anti-drug and -alcohol abuse message. The billboard was unveiled during a ceremony Monday, Sept. 29.

    OCEAN CITY — With a newly unveiled billboard sporting an anti-drug and alcohol message behind him, Len Desiderio, the mayor Sea Isle City – one of four communities involved in a new program at Ocean City High School – said students like those involved in the school’s Student Coalition Against Tobacco (SCAT) and the Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) have the right idea. 

  • Submitted / The Ocean City High School girls soccer team will participate in the fourth annual HERO Walk and the Hats Off to HEROES promotion Sunday, Oct. 5. Here, they practice tossing their hats in the air.

    OCEAN CITY — The HERO Campaign will launch the inaugural Hats Off to HEROES promotion during its fourth annual HERO Walk Sunday, Oct. 5 at the Ocean City Civic Center.

    During the opening ceremony, organizers will distribute baseball hats with the HERO Campaign logo and participants will simultaneously toss them into the air. They expect over 2,000 hats to take flight.

  • Asbury Avenue was named the southern New Jersey winner in the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association 2014 People's Choice Awards for outstanding downtowns in New Jersey.

    OCEAN CITY — Asbury Avenue was named the southern New Jersey winner in the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association 2014 People's Choice Awards for outstanding downtowns in New Jersey.

    Ocean City went up against Millville and Collingswood, and received 4,996 votes, or 63.5 percent. In second place, Collingswood received 1,987 votes. Millville came in third with 882 votes.

  • Veterans receive support through annual event

    Sgt. Robert Gordon, who served five years in the US Army Airborne Rangers and then joined the US Army, talks about how Operation First Response helped him and his family as the keynote speaker during the sixth annual Walk for the Wounded Saturday, Sept. 27 on the Ocean City Boardwalk.

    OCEAN CITY — Sgt. Robert Gordon had just completed Army Ranger training when terrorists attacked the United States on Sept. 11, 2001. After five years and three tours as an airborne Ranger in Afghanistan and Iraq, he returned home only to be diagnosed with thyroid cancer, a result of exposure to radiation.

  • GALLOWAY – In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Atlantic Medical Imaging is offering free screening mammograms in October to women age 40 or older who are uninsured.

    Eligible women must have no current or previous breast health issues.

  • OCEAN CITY — A campaign aimed at preventing drug abuse and promoting a healthy lifestyle will kick off with a billboard unveiling noon Monday, Sept. 29 on the south side of the 34th Street Bridge in Marmora.

    The campaign is called “Did You Know,” and the billboard will host a different message each month. Organizers hope that the message on the billboard will spark conversation between parents and teenagers.

Ocean City Gazette

Home Bank supports Shore Medical fundraiser

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 04, 2014 12:00 am

OCEAN CITY — The D. Allen Stretch Memorial Golf Tournament was the sixth Signature Event of the year for the Ocean City Home Bank’s “It Pays To Give” volunteer incentive program.

For more than 20 years, the bank has sponsored the tournament, which benefits Shore Medical Center. This year, the bank offered additional support, as employees donated their time to contribute to the fundraiser’s success.

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Trofa enrolled at Lehigh University

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 04, 2014 12:00 am

Rebecca Trofa of Ocean City will begin classes this fall at Lehigh University as a member of the class of 2018.

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Fahy promoted to colonel

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 04, 2014 12:00 am

Thomas Michael Fahy Thomas Michael Fahy

Thomas Michael Fahy, formerly of Ocean City, was promoted on Aug. 1 to the rank of colonel in the United States Marine Corps.

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Cigarettes should be banned in city

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Written by Opinion Thursday, September 04, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

Cigarette smoking causes lung cancer and other diseases and death. Secondhand smoke gives headaches to those who are allergic to it, and causes lung and other diseases, cancer and death.

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Preserve OCHS history

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Written by Opinion Thursday, September 04, 2014 12:00 am

The following letter was sent to the Ocean City Board of Education prior to its Aug. 27 meeting where it voted to approve a new athletic logo.

To the Ocean City school board:

The Ocean City Alumni Association is requesting that the school board vote “no” on proposed changes to the school logo.

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Thanks for supporting the Baby Parade

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Written by Opinion Thursday, September 04, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

As the chairwoman of the Ocean City Baby Parade, I would to publicly thank all of the volunteers who work each year to continue this longstanding tradition in Ocean City. Without this dedicated group of men and women, the parade would not continue in the strong family tradition that it has.

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Thanks for the water sport variety at 29th Street

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Written by Opinion Thursday, September 04, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

It was 38 years ago that I learned to surf on a foam boogie board that looked like an ironing board.

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Be creative with Palermo’s lot

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Written by Opinion Thursday, September 04, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

It isn't the Palermo property at Fourth and Asbury being developed that I am concerned about – they have every right to sell the land to builders – but why more boring duplexes?

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Police marine unit enforcing education

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, September 03, 2014 12:00 am

Ann Richardson / With the goal of promoting safety and common courtesy, police officers John Porreca, at right, and Michael Kedziora patrol the city's waterfront. Ann Richardson / With the goal of promoting safety and common courtesy, police officers John Porreca, at right, and Michael Kedziora patrol the city's waterfront.

OCEAN CITY — On a warm summer afternoon, lots of boaters, kayakers and personal watercraft users can be seen in the bay enjoying their time on the water, and in the background is the Ocean City Police marine unit monitoring it all.

While they do write tickets, the marine unit officers say education is their focus.

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Downtown zoning changes move forward

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Written by Claire Lowe Wednesday, September 03, 2014 12:00 am

OCEAN CITY — Council introduced two ordinances at its Thursday, Aug. 28 meeting that would change the zoning in the downtown shopping area, allowing for residential structures south of 10th Street and allowing for more flexibility for commercial buildings.

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Sandy Claus brings holiday cheer to Ocean City beaches

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, September 02, 2014 02:44 pm

Ann Richardson / Brandon Connor, 4 of Gibbsboro, visits Sandy Claus on Saturday, Aug. 30 in Ocean City. Sandy Claus visits Ocean City every Labor Day weekend to add a little cheer to the sadness everyone feels at the end of the summer. Ann Richardson / Brandon Connor, 4 of Gibbsboro, visits Sandy Claus on Saturday, Aug. 30 in Ocean City. Sandy Claus visits Ocean City every Labor Day weekend to add a little cheer to the sadness everyone feels at the end of the summer.

OCEAN CITY — Labor Day signals the end of summer for vacationers and second homeowners, which can be somewhat depressing. Looking to lighten the mood, Jack Brooks, a veteran of the Ocean City Beach Patrol, came up with the perfect antidote.

Each year, Sandy Claus makes a special appearance on the northend beaches and boardwalk throughout the holiday weekend.

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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of Sept. 2, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 02, 2014 09:48 am

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Sept. 2, 2014 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Sept. 2, 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 1,166 calls for service Aug. 24-30

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