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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of Jan. 21, 2015

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, January 20, 2015 12:00 am

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Jan. 21, 2015 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Jan. 21, 2015

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Ocean City Police responded to 482 calls for service Jan. 11-17

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Ocean City homes toured for the holidays

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Tuesday, January 20, 2015 12:00 am

Dick and Ginny Strang and elf Carly pose for a picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus (Paul and Della Ostien). Dick and Ginny Strang and elf Carly pose for a picture with Santa and Mrs. Claus (Paul and Della Ostien).

It was a clear, starry night for the United Methodist Women’s Christmas House Tour Sunday, Dec. 21.

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Environmentalists ruining Ocean City

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, January 20, 2015 12:00 am

To the editor:

First off, I would like to show some appreciation to Ocean City.

I am proud to live in a city that does so much to promote itself all year round. The First Night celebration is truly a great family event. All the street festivals, concerts, and the off-season fireworks provide some needed foot traffic for the local businesses.

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Ocean City cleans up for Martin Luther King Day of Service

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Written by Jen Marra Monday, January 19, 2015 05:26 pm

Jen Marra / Members of the community pick up trash and debris as part of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service community clean-up Monday, Jan. 19. Jen Marra / Members of the community pick up trash and debris as part of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service community clean-up Monday, Jan. 19.

OCEAN CITY —  Members of the community, including many Ocean City High School students, made their way around town Monday, Jan. 19 picking up trash and debris as part of the annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service community clean-up.

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Community is focus as Ocean City honors Martin Luther King Jr.

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Written by Claire Lowe Monday, January 19, 2015 02:08 pm

Claire Lowe / Terri Showers, at left, and her sisters, perform during the city’s Martin Luther King ceremony Saturday, Jan. 17 at the Hughes Performing Arts Center. Claire Lowe / Terri Showers, at left, and her sisters, perform during the city’s Martin Luther King ceremony Saturday, Jan. 17 at the Hughes Performing Arts Center.

OCEAN CITY — The message was about a strong community as residents gathered to celebrate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Saturday, Jan. 17 at the Hughes Performing Arts Center in Ocean City.

“Today’s all about community,” said Mayor Jay Gillian.

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Ocean City students present ‘Willy Wonka Jr.’

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Written by Claire Lowe Monday, January 19, 2015 11:34 am

Silly and sweet

photos by Claire Lowe / The Ocean City Intermediate School drama club presented Roald Dahl's “Willy Wonka Jr.” Friday, Jan. 16 at the Hughes Performing Arts Center. photos by Claire Lowe / The Ocean City Intermediate School drama club presented Roald Dahl's “Willy Wonka Jr.” Friday, Jan. 16 at the Hughes Performing Arts Center.

The Ocean City Intermediate School drama club presented Roald Dahl's “Willy Wonka Jr.” Friday, Jan. 16 at the Hughes Performing Arts Center. The show follows enigmatic candy manufacturer Willy Wonka as he stages a contest by hiding five golden tickets in five of his candy bars.

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Ocean City’s 2015 capital plan focuses on roads and bay

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, January 16, 2015 05:12 pm

Claire Lowe Mike Dattilo, aide to the mayor; Matt von der Hayden, capital planning manager; city engineer Roger McLarnon, and city director of finance Frank Donato during City Council’s capital workshop Thursday, Jan. 15 at the library. Claire Lowe Mike Dattilo, aide to the mayor; Matt von der Hayden, capital planning manager; city engineer Roger McLarnon, and city director of finance Frank Donato during City Council’s capital workshop Thursday, Jan. 15 at the library.

OCEAN CITY — Among the major projects slated for 2015 are paving and drainage improvements and beach and bay work, according to the city’s capital plan presented by the administration at a council workshop Thursday, Jan. 15 in the library.

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Ocean City's Robert Barr again nominated for Pinelands Commission

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, January 16, 2015 03:36 pm

Robert Barr of Ocean City has again been nominated by Gov. Chris Christie to serve on the state Pinelands Commission, according to the governor's office Jan. 16.

Barr, a lifelong Ocean City resident, is president of the Ocean City Community Association and Democratic Club. He is also a member of the Cape May County Democratic Committee and a commissioner on the Ocean City Housing Authority.

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Soleil developers denied condo request

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Written by Claire Lowe Thursday, January 15, 2015 06:54 pm

The Soleil, a six-story, 92-unit condominium complex proposed for the lot at 11th Street and Ocean Avenue in Ocean City. The Soleil, a six-story, 92-unit condominium complex proposed for the lot at 11th Street and Ocean Avenue in Ocean City.

OCEAN CITY — In a 5-1 vote, the Ocean City Planning Board Wednesday, Jan. 14 rejected a request from the developers of The Soleil to amend a 2005 redevelopment plan and allow residential condominiums at 11th Street and Ocean Avenue.

Dean Adams was the sole planning board member who voted in favor of the proposal from Select Properties, Inc., which would have allowed for a six-story, 92-unit condo building at the property instead of a five-story resort hotel approved by the planning board in 2007.

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Ocean City PTA hosts first Daddy-Daughter/Mother-Son Dance

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, January 15, 2015 11:19 am

 Avery Bertett, 8, of Ocean City and her father, Len, get groovy during a Candyland themed Daddy-Daughter/Mother-Son Dance Friday, Jan. 9, hosted by the Ocean City Primary School Parent Teacher Association in the multipurpose room. Avery Bertett, 8, of Ocean City and her father, Len, get groovy during a Candyland themed Daddy-Daughter/Mother-Son Dance Friday, Jan. 9, hosted by the Ocean City Primary School Parent Teacher Association in the multipurpose room.


Avery Bertett, 8, of Ocean City and her father, Len, get groovy during a Candyland themed Daddy-Daughter/Mother-Son Dance Friday, Jan. 9, hosted by the Ocean City Primary School Parent Teacher Association in the multipurpose room.

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Construction to start on first ‘coastal cottage’ homes soon

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Written by Claire Lowe Wednesday, January 14, 2015 05:05 am

Claire Lowe / A marketing sign has gone up on the lot at 13th and Haven, which was cleared for the development of Costeria Cottages. Claire Lowe / A marketing sign has gone up on the lot at 13th and Haven, which was cleared for the development of Costeria Cottages.

OCEAN CITY — With one home already sold, construction on the Costeria Cottage development at 13th and Haven could begin within the month, according to Gary Jessel of Fox Real Estate in Ocean City.

Jessel is the broker of record for the 18-unit, single-family home development, which is based off the Coastal Cottages concept approved by the planning board last year. Homes in the development went on the market about two weeks ago, and Jessel said interest has been strong.

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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of Jan. 14, 2015

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, January 14, 2015 12:00 am

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Jan. 14, 2015 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Jan. 14, 2015

Police Blotter information is supplied by local and other law enforcement agencies.

Ocean City Police responded to 517 calls for service Jan. 4-10

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