Ocean City Gazette

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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Garden Club celebrates 40 years

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Written by Claire Lowe Tuesday, January 13, 2015 05:28 pm

 

Submitted  /  The Garden Club of Ocean City celebrated its 40th anniversary with a luncheon at Harbor Pines in December. Submitted / The Garden Club of Ocean City celebrated its 40th anniversary with a luncheon at Harbor Pines in December.

The Garden Club of Ocean City celebrated its 40th anniversary with a luncheon at Harbor Pines in December. Guest of honor was Jeff Deal, who was president from 1981 to 1982 and also 1991 to 1992. Deal delighted the attendees with her history of past club activities.

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FIT president questions Peck’s Beach plans

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Written by Claire Lowe Tuesday, January 13, 2015 03:16 pm

OCEAN CITY — Fairness in Taxes president Michael Hinchman is critical of the decision to demolish residences at Peck’s Beach Village and build 122 new housing units.

Hinchman, in his public comments during the Thursday, Jan. 8 council meeting, called the plan “ridiculous” after the city spent more than $1 million to repair and renovate the structures after Hurricane Sandy.

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Ocean City moves forward plan to clear spoils site

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Written by Claire Lowe Tuesday, January 13, 2015 12:00 am

Bay Club residents want inclusion in lagoon dredging

Bill Barlow / The Snug Harbor lagoon at low tide in the fall. Bill Barlow / The Snug Harbor lagoon at low tide in the fall.

(UPDATE Jan. 13) OCEAN CITY — The wheels are in motion to clear out the city’s spoils site near 34th Street, opening the way for a possible lagoon and bay dredging project as council approved seeking bids for material removal at Site 83 when it met Thursday, Jan. 8 in City Hall.

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Ocean City community news, edition of Jan. 14, 2015

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, January 13, 2015 12:00 am

Weight loss seminar at Stainton’s

One Life’s Cherie Molina will be holding a seminar at Stainton’s 2 p.m. Jan. 17 at 810 Asbury Ave. The focus of the seminar will be “Healthy and Achievable Methods for Weight Loss and Weight Management!” The seminar will focus on healthy, natural and achievable methods for weight loss and management to help support your healthier living goals. Listen, ask questions, receive information, sample food and drinks, and take home a support package.

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Ocean City events, edition of Jan. 14, 2015

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, January 13, 2015 12:00 am

Ocean City’s 25th annual Martin Luther King ceremony will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17 at the Hughes Performing Arts Center, Sixth Street and Atlantic Avenue. Ocean City’s 25th annual Martin Luther King ceremony will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17 at the Hughes Performing Arts Center, Sixth Street and Atlantic Avenue.


Martin Luther King Day services

Ocean City’s 25th annual Martin Luther King ceremony will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17 at the Hughes Performing Arts Center, Sixth Street and Atlantic Avenue. The event was started by the late Rozelia Cobb, a former Ocean City Intermediate School teacher.

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Student experiments finally launch into space

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Written by Claire Lowe Monday, January 12, 2015 03:27 pm

Photo by Mark Staples via Spaceweather.com / The view from Little Lake Santa Fe Waldo, Fla., 150 miles northwest of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, as the SpaceX rocket carrying the Dragon spacecraft with supplies and student experiments headed for the International Space Station launches Saturday morning, Jan. 10 from Cape Canaveral. Photo by Mark Staples via Spaceweather.com / The view from Little Lake Santa Fe Waldo, Fla., 150 miles northwest of Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, as the SpaceX rocket carrying the Dragon spacecraft with supplies and student experiments headed for the International Space Station launches Saturday morning, Jan. 10 from Cape Canaveral.

After several delays, a failed launch, and then several more delays, the Ocean City High School students who created an experiment to be sent to the International Space Station for testing finally saw their hardwork pay off.

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