• Gov. Chris Christie holds a press conference to announce the activation of a statewide Ebola preparedness plan at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack, N.J. on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Administration officials, state agencies and departments will work in a coordinated manner to ensure the health and safety of New Jersey residents is protected and to execute on decisions in an efficient and effective manner. (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

    Gov. Chris Christie signed Executive Order 164 on Oct. 22, creating the Ebola Virus Disease Joint Response Team to implement the state’s Ebola preparedness plan. The plan covers airport travel, public transportation, schools and universities, and hospitals.

  • Incumbents Joseph S. Clark Jr. and Cecilia Gallelli-Keyes are running for re-election with newcomers Michael Allan James and Dale F. Braun Jr. also seeking seats.

    OCEAN CITY — Four candidates are hoping to fill the three open seats on the Ocean City Board of Education in the Nov. 4 general election.

    Incumbents Joseph S. Clark Jr. and Cecilia Gallelli-Keyes are running for re-election with newcomers Dale F. Braun Jr. and Michael Allan James also seeking seats. Incumbent Tiffany Prettyman will not run for re-election.

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Kevin Gill, holding a proclamation, is honored by Upper Township Committee members (from left) John Coggins, Hobie Young, Richard Palombo, Anthony Inserra and Ed Barr.
PETERSBURG – Upper Township Committee last week honored Kevin Gill for winning the ocean swim event at the South Jersey Lifeguarding Championships this summer.

    Gill, 17, also helped the Upper Township Beach Patrol finish second overall at the Cape May County Championships by winning two events. He won the swimming events at the Beschen-Callahan Memorial Lifeguard Races, the Dutch Hoffman Memorial Lifeguard Championships and Margate Memorials.

  • TRENTON – The state Senate Judiciary Committee unexpectedly put a hold on two of Gov. Chris Christie’s nominees to the New Jersey Pinelands Commission last week.

    Committee chair Sen. Nicholas Scutari said at the beginning of the meeting on Thursday, Oct. 16 that he expected to have a vote on the nominees following their testimony and comments from members of the public. But after testimony from New Hanover Mayor Dennis Roohr and Robert Barr of Ocean City he adjourned the hearing.

  • OCEAN CITY —When he took a seat at the board table at a Wednesday, Oct. 15 meeting of the Ocean City Board of Education, Carl Tripician made history.

    Tripician, of Longport, was representing the Longport School District, the result of a sending-receiving relationship established between the two districts this year. While permitted to participate in board discussion, the Longport representative will not be permitted to vote.

  • Members of the Trail of Two Cities Committee visit the Ocean City Welcome Center overlooking the Route 52 causeway between the two cities where the event will be held on Nov. 1. Displaying Trail of Two Cities T-shirts are Sydney Somers and Peg Meidel of Somers Point and Mark Soifer, Karen Pratz and Wendy Moyle representing Ocean City.

    Trail of Two Cities Nov. 1

    The 25th annual Trail of Two Cities 5K Run/Walk over the causeway between Ocean City and Somers Point is set for 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1. The event begins at the Ocean City Transportation Center, Ninth Street and Haven Avenue in Ocean City, and ends at JFK Park in Somers Point.

  • City has secured all easements necessary to complete long-awaited project

    According to project manager Dwight Pakan of the Army Corp’s Philadelphia District, which is overseeing the project, bids were opened Friday, Oct. 10 and the low bidder was Great Lakes Dredge and Dock Co. of Oak Brook, Ill. for a base bid amount of approximately $58 million.

    The US Army Corps of Engineers is almost ready to award a contract for the southend Ocean City beach replenishment project.

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Ocean City Ecumenical Council thanks volunteers with luncheon

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, September 21, 2014 12:00 am

Rev. Charles and Lavender Frazier, Colleen Snodgrass, Jane Doren, Rev. Anna Livingston and Joan Robertson show off their prize-winning hats at the Ocean City Ecumenical Council Volunteer Luncheon. Rev. Charles and Lavender Frazier, Colleen Snodgrass, Jane Doren, Rev. Anna Livingston and Joan Robertson show off their prize-winning hats at the Ocean City Ecumenical Council Volunteer Luncheon.

The Ocean City Ecumenical Council held their annual Volunteer Luncheon recently in the Stainton Room at St. Peter’s United Methodist Church.

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School board to vote on OCIS, OCPS logos

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Written by Ann Richardson Sunday, September 21, 2014 12:00 am

OCEAN CITY — After approving a new athletic logo for Ocean City High School at a Wednesday, Aug. 27 meeting, the Ocean City Board of Education is now considering designs for Ocean City Intermediate School and Ocean City Primary School.

“We’re working off the bird,” said board member Cecelia Gallelli-Keyes, of the red-tailed hawk now prominently featured on the new athletic logo.

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Portrait of former library director Maloney to be unveiled

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 20, 2014 12:00 am

Christopher Maloney Christopher Maloney

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Free Public Library will host the unveiling of a portrait of former director Christopher Maloney at 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 13 in room N110 of the library, 1735 Simpson Ave.

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Devine divulges details of the spy life at Historical Museum luncheon

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Written by Ann Richardson Friday, September 19, 2014 10:16 pm

Bringing history to life, Jack Devine, a 32-year veteran agent for the Central Intelligence Agency and author of the recently published memoir, “Good Hunting, An American Spymaster’s Story” is the guest speaker for the Ocean City Historical Museum’s 51st annual luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at The Flanders Hotel. Bringing history to life, Jack Devine, a 32-year veteran agent for the Central Intelligence Agency and author of the recently published memoir, “Good Hunting, An American Spymaster’s Story” is the guest speaker for the Ocean City Historical Museum’s 51st annual luncheon on Wednesday, Sept. 17 at The Flanders Hotel.

OCEAN CITY — Long before his storied career took off, Jack Devine, a 32-year agent of the Central Intelligence Agency, said he considered himself “easy going.”

At 6 feet, 5 inches tall, the imposing Devine, guest speaker at the Ocean City Historical Museum’s 51st annual luncheon Wednesday, Sept. 17 at The Flanders, easily filled the part of what a CIA chief dubbed him: the big, sinister-looking guy.

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Fire! on the Beach closes in OC (UPDATE)

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, September 19, 2014 09:48 pm

Fire! on the Beach closes in OC Fire! on the Beach closes in OC

OCEAN CITY — Fire! on the Beach on Asbury Avenue in Ocean City is closed, the business announced on its Facebook page Friday, Sept. 19.

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Meet local businesses, local officials at chamber Welcome Night

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 19, 2014 12:45 pm

Meet local businesses, local officials at chamber Welcome Night Meet local businesses, local officials at chamber Welcome Night

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Welcome Night 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 at the Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. 

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The Shores unveils new senior fitness program

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, September 17, 2014 12:00 am

The Shores unveils new senior fitness program The Shores unveils new senior fitness program

OCEAN CITY — Designed to improve strength, balance, mobility and cognitive health, The Shores at Wesley Manor unveiled SeniorFITness, a new senior health and wellness program from Alliance Rehab, Wednesday, Sept. 10.

The multidisciplinary program was designed to be both fun and functional for older adults, coordinators said.

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Freshmen Field Day brings classes together

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, September 17, 2014 12:00 am

Jen Marra / A team of freshmen and upperclassmen try to build a wooden block tower but the wind eventually knocks it down during Ocean City High School’s Freshman Field Day on Friday, Sept. 12 at Carey Stadium. Field Day is an annual freshman team-building program in which upperclassmen and freshmen pair up to complete a series of activities. Jen Marra / A team of freshmen and upperclassmen try to build a wooden block tower but the wind eventually knocks it down during Ocean City High School’s Freshman Field Day on Friday, Sept. 12 at Carey Stadium. Field Day is an annual freshman team-building program in which upperclassmen and freshmen pair up to complete a series of activities.

A team of freshmen and upperclassmen try to build a wooden block tower but the wind eventually knocks it down during Ocean City High School’s Freshman Field Day on Friday, Sept. 12 at Carey Stadium. Field Day is an annual freshman team-building program in which upperclassmen and freshmen pair up to complete a series of activities.


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Tennis honors

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 16, 2014 04:18 pm

Phil Birnbaum of Ventnor was honored recently for his 38 years of outstanding service to Ocean City’s tennis program. Mayor Jay Gillian presented the administrator and coach with an Ocean City Piece of the ’Walk, the city’s highest honor. Birnbaum was also a successful and revered coach at Stockton College. Many of his players moved on to coaching careers throughout the country. Also honoring Birnbaum at the appreciation ceremony is Michael Dattilo, city business administrator. Phil Birnbaum of Ventnor was honored recently for his 38 years of outstanding service to Ocean City’s tennis program. Mayor Jay Gillian presented the administrator and coach with an Ocean City Piece of the ’Walk, the city’s highest honor. Birnbaum was also a successful and revered coach at Stockton College. Many of his players moved on to coaching careers throughout the country. Also honoring Birnbaum at the appreciation ceremony is Michael Dattilo, city business administrator.

Phil Birnbaum of Ventnor was honored recently for his 38 years of outstanding service to Ocean City’s tennis program. Mayor Jay Gillian presented the administrator and coach with an Ocean City Piece of the ’Walk, the city’s highest honor. Birnbaum was also a successful and revered coach at Stockton College.

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Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of Sept. 17, 2014

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Written by Claire Lowe Tuesday, September 16, 2014 04:09 pm

Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of Sept. 17, 2014 Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of Sept. 17, 2014

OCEAN CITY — City Council discussed the following items when it met on Thursday, Sept. 11 in City Hall. Council President Tony Wilson was not present.

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Ocean City student experiment scheduled to launch into space

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, September 16, 2014 11:43 am

OCEAN CITY — Carrying a science experiment designed by six Ocean City High School students, Mission 6 is scheduled to blast off to the International Space Station this October.

The Ocean City School District is one of 20 districts from across the nation selected to participate in the National Center for Earth and Space Science Education’s Student Spaceflight Experiment Program (SSEP).

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Gallagher excited to head Ocean City community services

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, September 16, 2014 12:00 am

Kristin Gallagher Kristin Gallagher

OCEAN CITY — Leaving the corporate world behind, Ocean City resident Kristin Gallagher will begin her new role as head of the Ocean City Department of Community Services on Sept. 18.

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