• HAMILTON TOWNSHIP – Atlantic City Electric announced today (Thursday, Aug. 21) that base electric rates will increase by 1.65 percent effective Sept. 1.

    “On August 20, the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) announced its approval of a stipulation of settlement in the Atlantic City Electric (ACE) base rate case authorizing ACE to increase its electric distribution rates by $19 million.”

  • OCEAN CITY — Interviewing Richard “Dick” Grimes after being named Citizen of the Year in 2010, I asked him how, at the age of 92, he was able to do so many things.

    “The good Lord will decide when it’s time for Dick Grimes to stop and I guess he’s telling me to keep going,” he said. 

  • A bicyclist at the intersection of Ninth Street and Haven Avenue where a HAWK signal was recently installed.

    OCEAN CITY — As summer hits its stride, clashes are inevitable as motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians share the roads. However, Capt. Steve Ang of the Ocean City Police Department says bicyclists are generating a lot of complaints. 

    “The majority don’t obey traffic devices, especially along the bike path on Haven Avenue,” Ang said.

  • The volunteers working with Our Children Making Change with the check showing how much they collected for charity this summer.

    OCEAN CITY — Another summer is in the books as Our Children Making Change participants, nearly 230 strong gathered at the Ocean City Civic Center Monday, Aug. 18 to hear what their collective effort over the last six weeks totaled in dollars and cents.

    OCMC founder and President Laura Dulac kept the total a secret until Monday afternoon when a large check totaling $25,782 was unveiled.

  • Delaware Hotel one of many buildings no longer standing

    photo courtesy of the Ocean City Historical Museum / The Delaware Hotel was built in 1925 on the beach between Third Street and Park Place. One of many grand hotels built in the 1920s, it was demolished in 1971 to make way for the Gardens Plaza high-rise condominium.

    OCEAN CITY — Built in 1925, The Delaware Hotel graced the north end of the boardwalk for 46 years before giving way to the more modern Gardens Plaza.

  • Claire Lowe / Ocean City’s 105th Baby Parade took off down the boardwalk Thursday, Aug. 14.

    OCEAN CITY — Dozens of babies and children dressed up in costume to compete for prizes as Ocean City’s 105th Baby Parade took off down the boardwalk Thursday, Aug. 14.

Ocean City Gazette

Paddlers take to the water before the NIV parade

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, July 22, 2014 05:46 am


Paddlers take to the water before the NIV parade Paddlers take to the water before the NIV parade OCEAN CITY — It won’t be quite as extravagant as the boat parade it precedes, but organizers say the second annual Night in Venice Paddle Parade along the city’s back bay and lagoons will be every bit as much fun.

“We’re really excited,” said Becky Earle Jenkins, owner of OC Paddleboard, which is hosting the event.

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Poor planning has a cost

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

To the editor:

Why is it I am never amazed at the actions that are taken by our elected officials and also the poor concepts taken by our engineering, planning and zoning staffs?

Finally, we the citizens of Ocean City now know the real reason for the new Hospitality Zone adopted in September of 2013.

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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of July 22, 2014

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

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of July 16, 2014 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of July 16, 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 1,553 calls for service July 13- July 19.

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Interview planned for school board candidates

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Written by Ann Richardson Monday, July 21, 2014 03:00 pm

OC School District OCEAN CITY — Five candidates have applied to fill an unexpired term on the Ocean City Board of Education. The candidates will be interviewed individually in public beginning at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, July 23 prior to the 7 p.m. board meeting.

The board is seeking a replacement for former board member Pete Madden, who relinquished his seat effective June 30 prior to taking the oath of office to serve as a City Councilman July 1.

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Night in Venice to get ‘Happy’ with the Oscars

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Written by Ann Richardson Monday, July 21, 2014 02:29 pm

Night in Venice City still working to encourage boaters to participate in annual event

OCEAN CITY — Featuring decorated boats, music, friends, fun and family on the bay front, the 60th annual Night in Venice Boat Parade sets sail on Saturday, July 26 beginning at 7:30 p.m.

The parade lines up near the Ocean City-Longport Bridge, floating along the bay front and through the lagoons and ending at Tennessee Avenue.

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Various clubs celebrate the summer

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, July 20, 2014 12:00 am

Michael Dukeman, Carol Heenan, Lois Werner, Marie Hayes and Ralph Werner enjoy the Republican Club barbecue. Michael Dukeman, Carol Heenan, Lois Werner, Marie Hayes and Ralph Werner enjoy the Republican Club barbecue. On a picturesque summer evening the Ocean City Republican Club held its annual barbecue on the bayside deck of Judy and Phil Kolea. Jim and I passed Lisa and Michael Allegretto as we looked for a hard-to-find parking space on West 17th Street. Michael Dukeman caught up with us walking down the street to the party. Rita Fulginiti and Joanne Budnick welcomed guests when they arrived. Rita wants everyone to be on the lookout for her husband, Tony, as he tools around town on his new scooter.

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Weddings with The Gazette

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 18, 2014 12:00 am

The Gazette has racked up its frequent flyer miles traveling, but sometimes the best moments are enjoyed closer to home, at birthdays, graduations and weddings.

If you’re a proud parent or a happy couple, send in pictures of your big event to The Gazette and we’ll publish it in an upcoming edition and online. Candid shots are best, like a birthday boy blowing out his candles or a father-daughter dance. Include caption information of who is in the picture, and where and when the event was held.

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Father and son run cross country to oppose GMO food

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 16, 2014 02:46 pm

Brett Wilcox, an author, speaker and athlete, and his teenage son David will set a record as the first father-teenage son team to complete the 3,000 mile run across the United States. David, 15-years old, decided he wanted to run across the country after learning that a 17-year old girl had just completed the run. David Wilcox will be the second youngest runner ever to accomplish the feat.

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Two local coaches celebrate triathlon success at Special Olympics

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, July 16, 2014 12:00 pm

Ocean City's Lisa Rumer and Carrie Merritt coached the first-ever triathlon team for the New Jersey Special Olympics. The team competed against athletes from across the nation last month at Nationals, hosted in New Jersey. The first place male and female in the event were from New Jersey. 
Ocean City's Lisa Rumer and Carrie Merritt coached the first-ever triathlon team for the New Jersey Special Olympics. The team competed against athletes from across the nation last month at Nationals, hosted in New Jersey. The first place male and female in the event were from New Jersey. OCEAN CITY —Coaching a team of 16 athletes for the 2014 Special Olympics national games, coaches Carrie Merritt and Lisa Rumer knew it would be a very memorable experience for the competitors, especially because it was the first time the event included the triathlon.

The coaching duo did not expect that it would have such a powerful impact on them.

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Improvement seen in local real estate market

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, July 16, 2014 03:39 am

OCEAN CITY — Sales are building and rentals are hard to come by for some of the peak summer weeks, according to officials with the Ocean City Board of Realtors.

“We’re having a great summer,” said Ken Sedberry, OCBOR president. “Things are moving forward in a very positive way.”

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Hazy shade of summer

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, July 16, 2014 12:00 am

The sunny, humid weather draws a crowd to the beaches of Ocean City Monday, June 14.  The view from the Ocean City Music Pier looking south of 9th Street beach shows an endless lineup of umbrellas. The sunny, humid weather draws a crowd to the beaches of Ocean City Monday, June 14. The view from the Ocean City Music Pier looking south of 9th Street beach shows an endless lineup of umbrellas. The sunny, humid weather draws a crowd to the beaches of Ocean City Monday, June 14. The view from the Ocean City Music Pier looking south of 9th Street beach shows an endless lineup of umbrellas.

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Police warn of phone scam

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 15, 2014 01:27 pm

OC OC OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Police Department has recently received reports of attempted fraud targeting local businesses along Asbury Avenue.

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