• Teen's suicide draws attention to district’s bullying, mental health policies

    Claire Lowe / Cassandra Rosamond, 19, of Ocean City reads anonymous stories from local students about bullying in Ocean City during a Wednesday, Dec. 17 Ocean City school board meeting.

    OCEAN CITY — Members of the community pressed the Ocean City Board of Education at its Wednesday, Dec. 17 meeting to make bullying and mental illness awareness priorities in the district in the wake of the death of Ocean City High School student Maliha Chowdhury.

  • Ocean City High School

    UPPER TOWNSHIP – School officials in Ocean City said they will not accept School Choice students from Upper Township’s middle school at Ocean City High School, Superintendent Vincent Palmieri said Monday.

    During the Upper Township Board of Education meeting Dec. 15, Palmieri said he and school board president Michele Barbieri met with high school principals and Ocean City Superintendent Kathleen Taylor on Thursday to discuss the issue, and were notified Friday that the students would not be admitted.

  • Jen Marra / Guests take a closer look at the names engraved on the glass plaques of the donor wall that was unveiled Friday, Dec. 12 in the lobby of the Ocean City Community Center. The wall was uncovered during the Ocean City Community Center Association’s Afternoon of Appreciation, recognizing the contributors who made the center possible.

    OCEAN CITY — The many volunteers who helped make the Ocean City Community Center a reality were honored Friday with the unveiling of a new Donor Wall during the Ocean City Community Center Association’s Afternoon of Appreciation.

    “That turned out so well. We couldn’t have been happier,” said Ken Cooper, chairman of the association.

  • Ocean City Downtown Holiday Dash Dec. 19

    A new race will take off in the downtown this month. The Ocean City Downtown Holiday Dash will begin 5:45 p.m. Friday, Dec. 19 on Asbury Avenue. The race begins at Fifth Street and finishes just beyond 14th Street. Race-day registration begins at 4:30 p.m. in the parking lot at Fifth Street and Asbury Avenue.

  • Strathmere, Sea Isle City dredging will start first, US Army Corps says

    Bill Barlow / A Dec. 9 nor'easter battered southend beaches in Ocean City, eroding some areas like here at 57th Street.

    A beach replenishment project in southend Ocean City, Strathmere and Sea Isle City is currently scheduled to begin in early March 2015, according to new information from the US Army Corps of Engineers, which is coordinating the project.

  • Projects could allow for water hook ups

    MARMORA – The Upper Township Zoning Board of Adjustment Thursday approved an amended site plan, conditional use and lot width and lot frontage variances for a New Jersey American Water project in Marmora that aims to increase water pressure in Upper Township.

    A new well facility there and a planned water tower in Seaville will be connected by a water main, potentially allowing residents to hook up to water service.

  • photos by Claire Lowe / Lawyer Solomon Rothschild (JoHannah Newman, a senior from Ocean City) protests as her client, Jacob Marley (TJ Rumer, a freshman from Marmora), is questioned by Ebenezer Scrooge (Justin Angelastro, a junior from Seaville).

    OCEAN CITY — Students in the Ocean City High School Drama Guild will put Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future on the witness stand as they present “The Trial of Ebenezer Scrooge” as their fall play next week.

    Making his directorial debut for the Drama Guild is Ocean City High School alumnus Don Toal Jr. A member of the class of 2003, Toal is also a substitute teacher and has worked in the arts for several years, directing shows and teaching classes for the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company.

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Ocean City recognizes exemplary students

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, November 18, 2014 12:00 am

Ocean City High School Ocean City recognizes exemplary students

OCEAN CITY — Several students were recognized at the Nov. 12 Ocean City Board of Education meeting for their academic achievements, including two 2015 National Merit Scholarship commended students, 11 Advanced Placement scholars and 54 students who received perfect scores on the 2014 New Jersey Assessment of Skills and Knowledge.

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Paying twice for beach

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, November 18, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

I just read that the cities of Sea Isle, Ocean City and Strathmere have been awarded a multi-million dollar federal grant to replenish their beaches to address the damages caused by erosion.

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Update on dredging needed

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Written by Opinion Tuesday, November 18, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

I noticed that Mayor Jay Gillian gave an update on the capital projects in his public letter of Nov. 14. I also noticed there wasn’t any mention of the back bay dredging project. 

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Ocean City students recreate experiment as space launch is rescheduled

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Written by Claire Lowe Monday, November 17, 2014 02:43 pm

OCEAN CITY — The student experiments that were lost when the Antares rocket carrying them, along with supplies, to the International Space Station exploded after launching Oct. 28 are getting a second chance to fly to space.

According to Ocean City School Superintendent Kathleen Taylor, a re-launch of the Student Spaceflight Experiment Program projects is in the works and tentatively scheduled for Dec. 9.

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Have breakfast with Santa in Ocean City

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 17, 2014 12:08 pm

Have breakfast with Santa in Ocean City Have breakfast with Santa in Ocean City

OCEAN CITY — The annual Breakfast with Santa events will begin Saturday, Nov. 29 in Ocean City. Bring your Christmas wish list while enjoying breakfast at local eateries while Santa visits 8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays through Dec. 21.

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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of Nov. 19, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 17, 2014 12:00 pm

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Nov. 19, 2014 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Nov. 19, 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 612 calls for service Nov. 9-15

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Cancer Center at Shore celebrates 10 years

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, November 16, 2014 12:00 am

Amy Waters, Taryn Jones, Hazel Kavle, Jean Robinson, Mary Garrett, Judy Schwartz, Kathy Maguire and Cathie Kane line up to welcome guests to the Shore Cancer Center benefit. Amy Waters, Taryn Jones, Hazel Kavle, Jean Robinson, Mary Garrett, Judy Schwartz and Cathie Kane line up to welcome guests to the Shore Cancer Center benefit.

A fall luncheon to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Shore Cancer Center was held recently at the Ocean City Yacht Club.

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Mayor gives updates on capital projects

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Written by Claire Lowe Saturday, November 15, 2014 11:31 am

Mayor Jay Gillian Mayor Jay Gillian

OCEAN CITY — Mayor Jay Gillian gave residents an update on several ongoing capital projects, including Merion Park, Bay Avenue and the boardwalk, in his latest public letter Friday, Nov. 14.

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Quiet Festival silently kicks off in Ocean City

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 14, 2014 04:11 pm

Jen Marra / Mark Soifer of Ocean City and students of the American Sign Language Club of Ocean City High School toss maple tree pods in the air, throw paper airplanes and make large bubbles during the opening ceremonies of Ocean City's annual Quiet Festival Friday, Nov. 14. Jen Marra / Mark Soifer of Ocean City and students of the American Sign Language Club of Ocean City High School toss maple tree pods in the air, throw paper airplanes and make large bubbles during the opening ceremonies of Ocean City's annual Quiet Festival Friday, Nov. 14.

OCEAN CITY — Mark Soifer of Ocean City and students of the American Sign Language Club of Ocean City High School tossed maple tree pods in the air, threw paper airplanes and made large bubbles during the opening ceremonies of Ocean City's annual Quiet Festival Friday, Nov. 14 in the park across from City Hall.

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Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of Nov. 14, 2014

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, November 14, 2014 03:58 pm

Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of Nov. 14, 2014 Ocean City Council news in brief, edition of Nov. 14, 2014

OCEAN CITY — Ocean City Council discussed the following items when it met Thursday, Nov. 13 at City Hall. Councilman Keith Hartzell participated remotely via telephone.

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Council introduces $750K bond for skatepark

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Written by Claire Lowe Friday, November 14, 2014 01:11 pm

A rendering of the proposed Cape May County of Skatepark in Ocean City. A rendering of the proposed Cape May County of Skatepark in Ocean City.

OCEAN CITY — Council took the next step in getting a permanent skatepark built at Fifth Street and Asbury Avenue when it met Thursday, Nov. 13 at City Hall.

In a 6-1 vote, council introduced a $750,000 bond ordinance that would pay for the skatepark, with Councilman Pete Guinosso voting “no.”

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Old Salt to close Boardwalk store

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Written by Claire Lowe Thursday, November 13, 2014 03:13 pm

OCEAN CITY — Old Salt on the Ocean City Boardwalk announced that after 38 years, it will be closing after Thanksgiving weekend.

The business made the announcement Thursday afternoon via Facebook.

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