• Gov. Chris Christie holds a press conference to announce the activation of a statewide Ebola preparedness plan at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack Wednesday, Oct. 22. 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.

  • Ocean City Halloween events 2014

    Ocean City Theatre Co. presents Halloween costume party

    The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company will host a spooktacular evening of fun at this year’s “Black and Orange” Halloween Costume Party 7-11 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 at the Ocean City Yacht Club, 100 Bay Road in Ocean City.

  • 
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.

Ocean City Gazette

Bids opened for southend Ocean City beach fill

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Claire Lowe Friday, October 17, 2014 10:39 pm

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. 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.

Read more: Bids opened for southend Ocean City beach fill

 

Next phase of boardwalk reconstruction to start Monday

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Ann Richardson Friday, October 17, 2014 10:37 pm

Next phase of boardwalk reconstruction to start Monday Next phase of boardwalk reconstruction to start Monday

OCEAN CITY — The second phase of a multi-year boardwalk reconstruction project from Fifth to 12th Street is scheduled to begin on Monday, Oct. 20.

Last year, the city replaced the boardwalk’s aging concrete substructure and decking on a stretch from Brighton Place to Sixth Street. This year, the work continues from where it left off north of Sixth Street to Seventh Street.

Read more: Next phase of boardwalk reconstruction to start Monday

   

Ocean City man indicted on drug charges in Warren County

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Claire Lowe Thursday, October 16, 2014 02:45 pm

An Ocean City man was one of four men indicted by a Warren County grand jury on drug charges Wednesday, Oct. 15, according to recent media reports.

Read more: Ocean City man indicted on drug charges in Warren County

 

Young and talented: Flanders head chef leaving an impression

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, October 16, 2014 07:31 am

Blake Young, executive chef at The Flanders Hotel, a 2003 Ocean City High School graduate, was headed for a career in finance, but after the market crashed, found his true passion in the kitchen. Blake Young, executive chef at The Flanders Hotel, a 2003 Ocean City High School graduate, was headed for a career in finance, but after the market crashed, found his true passion in the kitchen.

OCEAN CITY — Graduating Monmouth University with a degree in finance, Blake Young was headed for a career in accounting when fate intervened. The market crashed and unable to find a job in his field, the 2003 Ocean City High School graduate headed home and back to the kitchen at Uncle Bill’s where he had worked his way through college.

From there Young landed a job at The Flanders and discovered his true passion was not in crunching numbers. Now executive chef at the historic hotel, the 29-year-old is making a big name for himself.

Read more: Young and talented: Flanders head chef leaving an impression

   

Exchange Club recognizes OCHS student scientists

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted / From left are Alison Miles, Kaitlyn Wriggins, Mercy Griffith, Exchange Club President Bill Culp, Lauren Bowersock, Kristina Redmond and Daniel Loggi. Submitted / From left are Alison Miles, Kaitlyn Wriggins, Mercy Griffith, Exchange Club President Bill Culp, Lauren Bowersock, Kristina Redmond and Daniel Loggi.

The Exchange Club of Ocean City hosted six Ocean City High School students at a recent dinner meeting and applauded their efforts to have their science experiment sent to the International Space Station.

Read more: Exchange Club recognizes OCHS student scientists

 

Colony Club recognized for work with mental illness

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 15, 2014 03:54 pm

Submitted / From left are Colony Club member Denise Szymanski, Mayor Jay Gillian and Colony Club President Jane Snyder. Submitted / From left are Colony Club member Denise Szymanski, Mayor Jay Gillian and Colony Club President Jane Snyder.

Mayor Jay Gillian recently presented a proclamation to members of the Ocean City Colony Club in recognition of Mental Illness Awareness Week, Oct. 5-11.

Read more: Colony Club recognized for work with mental illness

   

Class of ’64 lauds Susan Rumer Peifer

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, October 15, 2014 10:44 am

Members of the Class of 1964 gathered to celebrate their 50th reunion at The Flanders Hotel on Saturday evening. The class honored Susan Rumer Peifer. A committee raised money for a plaque to be placed next to the OCHS letters at Carey Field outside of Ocean City High School. The class, with Peifer's help, purchased the letters. From left are Frank Disciascio, Bart Russell, Linda Becotte Roberts, Peggy Rossi Pauch, Joyce Palermo Power, Susan Rumer Peifer and Michele Allegretto Iannace. Members of the Class of 1964 gathered to celebrate their 50th reunion at The Flanders Hotel on Saturday evening. The class honored Susan Rumer Peifer. A committee raised money for a plaque to be placed next to the OCHS letters at Carey Field outside of Ocean City High School. The class, with Peifer's help, purchased the letters. From left are Frank Disciascio, Bart Russell, Linda Becotte Roberts, Peggy Rossi Pauch, Joyce Palermo Power, Susan Rumer Peifer and Michele Allegretto Iannace.

OCEAN CITY —The Ocean City High School Class of ’64 gathered at The Flanders Hotel on Saturday, Oct. 11 for their 50th reunion.

Susan Rumer Peifer, the class treasurer, was the driving force behind numerous events and initiatives and classmate Linda Becotte Roberts said she deserved to be recognized for her efforts.

Read more: Class of ’64 lauds Susan Rumer Peifer

 

Bernstein talks politics, Watergate at library luncheon

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, October 15, 2014 12:00 am

Author and journalist Carl Bernstein, the guest speaker at the fall author’s luncheon, stands with acting Ocean City Library director Leslie Clarke Thursday, Oct. 9 at The Flanders. Author and journalist Carl Bernstein, the guest speaker at the fall author’s luncheon, stands with acting Ocean City Library director Leslie Clarke Thursday, Oct. 9 at The Flanders.

OCEAN CITY —The author of five books, including “All the President’s Men,” Carl Bernstein helped bring down a United States president and shared a Pulitzer Prize with Bob Woodward for his coverage of the Watergate scandal for the Washington Post.

On Thursday, Oct. 9 the icon of American journalism was the featured author for the Ocean City Free Public Library’s annual fall luncheon.

Read more: Bernstein talks politics, Watergate at library luncheon

   

Mayor pulls back on turf proposal at OCHS field

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Claire Lowe Tuesday, October 14, 2014 12:52 pm

Carey Stadium at Ocean City High School as seen from the air.(photo by Matt Ulmer) Carey Stadium at Ocean City High School as seen from the air.(photo by Matt Ulmer)

OCEAN CITY — Citing the need for more study, Mayor Jay Gillian said Tuesday, Oct. 14 that the city will discontinue the planned artificial turf installation at Carey Stadium until further notice.

“In light of recent news media accounts regarding possible health risks associated with certain types of artificial turf on athletic fields, I have directed my staff to discontinue the planned project to install this material at Carey Stadium,” Gillian said.

Read more: Mayor pulls back on turf proposal at OCHS field

 

Rainy Saturday didn’t stop visitors to OC Block Party

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, October 14, 2014 11:54 am

Jen Marra / Ocean City Block Party 2014. Jen Marra / Ocean City Block Party 2014.

OCEAN CITY — Despite a steady downpour that lasted throughout most of Saturday morning, the annual Fall Block Party still lured thousands of visitors to the island for an extended Columbus Day weekend. Merchants were pleasantly surprised that, for the most part, cash registers were ringing. 

“Considering the weather, everything went pretty decent,” said Walt Hohman, owner of Ward’s Pastry at 730 Asbury Ave.

Read more: Rainy Saturday didn’t stop visitors to OC Block Party

   

Ocean City Library keeps Maloney’s spirit alive

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, October 14, 2014 11:28 am

Ann Richardson / At left, Barbara Maloney assists Jennifer Shirk, president of the Ocean City Library Board of Trustees, and Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian, in unveiling a portrait of her son, Chris, which will hang in the library. Ann Richardson / At left, Barbara Maloney assists Jennifer Shirk, president of the Ocean City Library Board of Trustees, and Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian, in unveiling a portrait of her son, Chris, which will hang in the library.

OCEAN CITY – Barbara Maloney, the mother of the late Christopher Maloney, had tears in her eyes as she recalled the love her son had for the Ocean City Free Public Library, the organization he led for a decade before his sudden death last December.

At the unveiling of a portrait of her son and the dedication of the lecture hall now named for him on Monday, Oct. 13 at the library, Maloney said it was “a happy day,” despite her grief, “a happy occasion in a wonderful room in a wonderful building.”

Read more: Ocean City Library keeps Maloney’s spirit alive

 

Ocean City Police blotter, edition of Oct. 13, 2014

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 13, 2014 01:48 pm

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Oct. 13, 2014 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Oct. 13, 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 474 calls for service Oct. 5-11

Read more: Ocean City Police blotter, edition of Oct. 13, 2014

   

Page 3 of 133