• Ann Richardson / Brandon Connor, 4 of Gibbsboro, visits Sandy Claus on Saturday, Aug. 30 in Ocean City. Sandy Claus visits Ocean City every Labor Day weekend to add a little cheer to the sadness everyone feels at the end of the summer.

    OCEAN CITY — Labor Day signals the end of summer for vacationers and second homeowners, which can be somewhat depressing. Looking to lighten the mood, Jack Brooks, a veteran of the Ocean City Beach Patrol, came up with the perfect antidote.

    Each year, Sandy Claus makes a special appearance on the northend beaches and boardwalk throughout the holiday weekend.

  • Attorney and author D. William Subin and his wife, Petra “Petie” Subin, join investigator Manford Ridgeway at a book signing Friday, Aug. 24 at Ozzie’s Luncheonette in Longport.LONGPORT – Longtime attorney D. William “Bill” Subin of Margate spent three years writing a book about his successful defense of a New Jersey state trooper who Subin said should have never been criminally charged with causing the death of two teenage sisters.

    Subin, who self-published his memoir, “Closing the Gap: The Trial of Trooper Robert Higbee” in October 2013, greeted customers and supporters Friday, Aug. 24 at Ozzie’s Luncheonette, where Longport Media was broadcasting the day’s edition of Barbara Altman’s Front Porch radio show.

  • The Bongo Café and Grille on Bay Avenue in Ocean City has announced it will close on Saturday, Sept. 13.

    OCEAN CITY — The Bongo Café and Grille on Bay Avenue in Ocean City has announced it will close on Saturday, Sept. 13.

    According to a post by the owners on the Bongo Café Facebook page, the reason for the closure is the effect the roadwork on Bay Avenue has had on business.

  • A new school year begins in Ocean City

    OCEAN CITY — Summer vacation comes to end next week for students in the Ocean City School District. The first day of school for students is Thursday, Sept. 4 and there is plenty to look forward to.

  • OCBP announces more unguarded beaches

    OCEAN CITY — The Department of Fire and Rescue Services has announced the following beaches will be unguarded beginning Monday, Aug. 25:

Ocean City Gazette

Beach Road house rebuilt after fire

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, August 26, 2014 05:08 pm

Ann Richardson / The home at 110 Beach Road has been rebuilt after a fire destroyed the previous structure in May 2012, just after the owners completed a large renovation project. Ann Richardson / The home at 110 Beach Road has been rebuilt after a fire destroyed the previous structure in May 2012, just after the owners completed a large renovation project.

OCEAN CITY — More than two years after it was destroyed by a fire on May 20, 2012, the three-story beach cottage at 110 Beach Road has been rebuilt.

Situated on the corner of Morningside Road, the new house, like the one it replaced, was carefully designed to capture the ocean views.

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Ocean City community news, edition of Aug. 27, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 26, 2014 12:00 am

Spark a Reaction Film Festival

Wednesday, Aug. 27, the Ocean City Library presents new and classic science fiction films for young adults that will spark the imagination. Movies will begin at 6 p.m. in main lecture room N110 at the library, 1735 Simpson Ave. Snacks will be provided. For more information, contact Sara at 609-399-2434, ext. 5235 or visit the young adult department on the second floor of the library.

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Ocean City events, edition of Aug. 27, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 26, 2014 12:00 am

Diane Schuur to appear with OC Pops

Ocean City Pops Orchestra presents two-time Grammy Award winner, pop and jazz singer Diane Schuur plus saxophonist Andrew Neu 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27 at the Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. Schuur has built a stellar career embracing the jazz music of the 1940s to ’60s and her recording albums have been consistently at the top of the Billboard charts.  Tickets are $20 at www.ocnj.us/boxoffice.

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A new school year begins in Ocean City

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, August 26, 2014 12:00 am

A new school year begins in Ocean City A new school year begins in Ocean City

OCEAN CITY — Summer vacation comes to end next week for students in the Ocean City School District. The first day of school for students is Thursday, Sept. 4 and there is plenty to look forward to.

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Sand finally on its way to Ocean City's south end

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Written by Claire Lowe Monday, August 25, 2014 02:54 pm

Project out to bid, mayor says

Bill Barlow / The beach at 58th Street (seen here Monday, Aug. 25) will be one of several beaches in Ocean City’s south end to be included in a federal beach replenishment project. Bill Barlow / The beach at 58th Street (seen here Monday, Aug. 25) will be one of several beaches in Ocean City’s south end to be included in a federal beach replenishment project.

OCEAN CITY — The long-awaited beach replenishment project for Ocean City’s south end is out to bid, Mayor Jay Gillian announced Friday, Aug. 22 in his latest letter to city residents.

The project is expected to be completed this fall by the US Army Corps of Engineers as part of a 50-year agreement to fill the beaches from 34th to 59th streets as necessary.

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Ocean City Police blotter, edition of Aug. 25, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 25, 2014 10:23 am

Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Aug. 25, 2014 Ocean City Police Blotter, edition of Aug. 25, 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 the following calls for service Aug. 17-23

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Another Miss Ocean City crowned

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Written by Cathy Finnegan Sunday, August 24, 2014 12:00 am

Around our town with Cathy Finnegan Around our town with Cathy Finnegan

Miss Ocean City 2015 was crowned recently on the Music Pier stage, but not before 10 young ladies endured a week of rehearsals leading up to the big night. Monday through Thursday night, contestants rehearsed their talent routines and learned dance steps for the opening and closing numbers under the direction of former Miss Ocean City Devon Vanderslice.

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Vacationers stay connected

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Written by Bill Barlow Saturday, August 23, 2014 10:00 am

Visitors now see Wi-Fi as a need, but is enough bandwidth even possible? 

Internet access is now seen as a need, whether at work or on vacation.

“It used to be you wanted a good, clean bathroom, a comfortable bed and a nice scene at the beach,” said Brian Welsh, a manager for Ocean City Hotels and Property Management, which operates the Impala, the Beach Club Suites and other properties near the boardwalk in Ocean City.

He and others in the business say visitors now expect wireless access at all times – and it is becoming difficult to keep up with the demand.

“We have people calling who won’t stay here if we don’t have Wi-Fi, and not just Wi-Fi but good Wi-Fi,” he said.

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Ocean City police now using Segways to patrol

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Written by Ann Richardson Saturday, August 23, 2014 12:00 am

Ann Richardson / Patrolman Thomas Runyon spends his shift Friday afternoon on one of the Ocean City Police Department's new Segways. Ann Richardson / Patrolman Thomas Runyon spends his shift Friday afternoon on one of the Ocean City Police Department's new Segways.

OCEAN CITY — Maneuvering along Asbury Avenue with ease on a new Segway Friday, Ocean City Patrolman Thomas Runyon was attracting quite a bit of attention.   

“People ask me a lot of different questions, they’re curious about the Segway,” Runyon said. “It definitely draws a lot of attention.”

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Ocean City named finalist in downtown competition

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 22, 2014 01:44 pm

Ocean City named finalist in downtown competition Ocean City named finalist in downtown competition

OCEAN CITY — Downtown Ocean City has been named a finalist by the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association in the 2014 People's Choice Awards for outstanding downtowns in New Jersey.

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City officials to meet with residents for northend bike path connector

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Written by Ann Richardson Friday, August 22, 2014 11:06 am

OCEAN CITY — City officials hope to complete the northern piece of the bike path in the near future, but they will be seeking input from neighbors before proceeding.

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Local projects help move bike path toward completion

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Written by Ann Richardson Friday, August 22, 2014 10:50 am

OCEAN CITY — The bike path in Ocean City is nearing completion thanks to the installation of a traffic signal at Ninth Street and upcoming projects in the north and south ends of the island, Bike OCNJ members said during its seventh annual public meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 19.

Bike OCNJ is a local bicycling advocacy group with the goal of encouraging bicycling on the island while making the streets safer for those who choose to ride.

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