• The Ocean City Community Team’s new bill board on the westbound side of Roosevelt Boulevard sports an anti-drug and -alcohol abuse message. The billboard was unveiled during a ceremony Monday, Sept. 29.

    OCEAN CITY — With a newly unveiled billboard sporting an anti-drug and alcohol message behind him, Len Desiderio, the mayor Sea Isle City – one of four communities involved in a new program at Ocean City High School – said students like those involved in the school’s Student Coalition Against Tobacco (SCAT) and the Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD) have the right idea. 

  • Submitted / The Ocean City High School girls soccer team will participate in the fourth annual HERO Walk and the Hats Off to HEROES promotion Sunday, Oct. 5. Here, they practice tossing their hats in the air.

    OCEAN CITY — The HERO Campaign will launch the inaugural Hats Off to HEROES promotion during its fourth annual HERO Walk Sunday, Oct. 5 at the Ocean City Civic Center.

    During the opening ceremony, organizers will distribute baseball hats with the HERO Campaign logo and participants will simultaneously toss them into the air. They expect over 2,000 hats to take flight.

  • Asbury Avenue was named the southern New Jersey winner in the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association 2014 People's Choice Awards for outstanding downtowns in New Jersey.

    OCEAN CITY — Asbury Avenue was named the southern New Jersey winner in the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association 2014 People's Choice Awards for outstanding downtowns in New Jersey.

    Ocean City went up against Millville and Collingswood, and received 4,996 votes, or 63.5 percent. In second place, Collingswood received 1,987 votes. Millville came in third with 882 votes.

  • Veterans receive support through annual event

    Sgt. Robert Gordon, who served five years in the US Army Airborne Rangers and then joined the US Army, talks about how Operation First Response helped him and his family as the keynote speaker during the sixth annual Walk for the Wounded Saturday, Sept. 27 on the Ocean City Boardwalk.

    OCEAN CITY — Sgt. Robert Gordon had just completed Army Ranger training when terrorists attacked the United States on Sept. 11, 2001. After five years and three tours as an airborne Ranger in Afghanistan and Iraq, he returned home only to be diagnosed with thyroid cancer, a result of exposure to radiation.

  • GALLOWAY – In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Atlantic Medical Imaging is offering free screening mammograms in October to women age 40 or older who are uninsured.

    Eligible women must have no current or previous breast health issues.

  • OCEAN CITY — A campaign aimed at preventing drug abuse and promoting a healthy lifestyle will kick off with a billboard unveiling noon Monday, Sept. 29 on the south side of the 34th Street Bridge in Marmora.

    The campaign is called “Did You Know,” and the billboard will host a different message each month. Organizers hope that the message on the billboard will spark conversation between parents and teenagers.

Ocean City Gazette

OCNJ Half marathon on Sunday

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Written by Ann Richardson Thursday, September 25, 2014 12:00 am

 The Ocean City High School field hockey team always comes in force, wearing colorful costumes, hosting a cheering section and supporting the competitors along the course. Numerous community organizations join OCHS teams in supporting the competitors. The Ocean City High School field hockey team always comes in force, wearing colorful costumes, hosting a cheering section and supporting the competitors along the course. Numerous community organizations join OCHS teams in supporting the competitors.

OCEAN CITY — A record number of competitors have signed up to crisscross the island Sunday morning, Sept. 28 as the fifth annual OCNJ Half Marathon, 5K and 10K races take them from one end of the island to the other, over the Longport Bridge and up and down the boardwalk.

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Moore wins ‘Trees’ art show

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 25, 2014 12:00 am

OCEAN CITY — Donna Moore of Ocean City was named the winner of the Ocean City Fine Arts League September show, “Beauty of Trees.”

Moore received first place for her acrylic painting titled “Tabernacle Climbing Tree.”

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Student experiment space launch delayed

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Written by Claire Lowe Wednesday, September 24, 2014 11:41 am

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City High School student experiment scheduled to be launched into space on Oct. 14, will now take off on Sunday, Oct. 19, school officials said Wednesday.

According to school officials, the district received notice that the launch date was postponed due to the delay of the SpaceX Dragon launch vehicle, which is being transported from Florida to the Wallops Island, Va., where Mission 6 will blast off from.

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Banner summer for city revenues

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, September 24, 2014 12:00 am

OCEAN CITY – When the tallies for June beach tag and parking sales began rolling in, city director of finance Frank Donato felt confident that summer 2014 could be one for the record books. Now that summer is over, it is clear he was right.

“Unofficially, we’re at $4,000,050, we are still tallying up some figures,” Donato said, a $149,000 or about 4 percent increase over 2013. “That’s a record high; we’ve never hit $4 million before. We’ve come close, in the $3.9 million range.”

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Historic district was controversial from the start

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Written by Ann Richardson Wednesday, September 24, 2014 12:00 am

OCEAN CITY — If preservationists had their way in the late 1980s, the city’s historic district would stretch from North to 18th streets, from the beach to West Avenue. Comprising 2,200 structures, it would have been the largest historic district in New Jersey.

However, public uproar limited the boundaries; the district approved in the 1990s encompasses Third to Eighth streets along both sides of Ocean, Wesley and Central avenues, Eighth to Ninth streets on Wesley and the Lifesaving Station on the corner of Fourth Street and Atlantic Avenue.

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Got feathers?

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, September 24, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

Here we go again. Now it’s the historic district that is being targeted for redevelopment. People say we need more transparency in government. I don’t understand. I see it all so clearly. When it comes to making money from real estate and development, nothing on this island is sacrosanct. There isn’t a piece of land anywhere they won’t attempt to make money off of. Oh maybe by transparency they mean honesty? Truthfulness? Integrity? Now I understand.

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Why I love OC

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, September 24, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

Childhood memories, great food, boardwalk, jumping waves, miniature golf and biking are some of the reasons I love coming to Ocean City, as we did again recently. Thanks to everyone who plays a role in these experiences.

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Irrigated sod is not the solution

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, September 24, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor: 

Below is the text of a letter that I sent to City Council regarding the proposed curb strip ordinance.

Councilmen:

Reducing impervious surface coverage is a laudable goal. However, the ordinance as proposed is fundamentally flawed in terms of environmental sustainability, cost, and practicality.

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Voice your concerns to council

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, September 24, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

We encourage all Ocean City property owners to attend the City Council meeting on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. in council chambers on the third floor of City Hall, Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue. There will be a second reading and final passage of Ordinance 14-35 mandating sod and irrigation systems for curb strips on properties throughout Ocean City. If this ordinance passes, homeowners will incur significant costs.

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American Legion Post 524 hosts Run for the Fallen relay team

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Written by Submitted by Doug Otto Tuesday, September 23, 2014 05:13 pm

When the 24-member Run for the Fallen military relay team concludes the first leg of its run through Ocean City on Friday, Sept. 26, American Legion Post 524 will salute their efforts with a special ceremony at its headquarters on Bay Avenue.

The three-day running event honors New Jersey soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines killed in Iraq and Afghanistan by holding small remembrances at road markers placed one-mile apart along a 182-mile pathway starting in Cape May and ending at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial in Holmdel.

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Red Raider alumni gather for pre-game barbecue

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Written by Jen Marra Tuesday, September 23, 2014 05:01 pm

Jen Marra / Corinne Wiederhold and Danielle Donoghue, both 13 and of Ocean City, check their face paint, done by Ginny Mulford of Let’s Party Painters, during the Red and White Alumni Weekend pre-game barbecue on Friday, Sept. 19 at Carey Stadium behind Ocean City High School. Jen Marra / Corinne Wiederhold and Danielle Donoghue, both 13 and of Ocean City, check their face paint, done by Ginny Mulford of Let’s Party Painters, during the Red and White Alumni Weekend pre-game barbecue on Friday, Sept. 19 at Carey Stadium behind Ocean City High School.

Corinne Wiederhold and Danielle Donoghue, both 13 and of Ocean City, check their face paint, done by Ginny Mulford of Let’s Party Painters, during the Red and White Alumni Weekend pre-game barbecue on Friday, Sept. 19 at Carey Stadium behind Ocean City High School.


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Officials looking to beef up security in Ocean City High School

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Written by Ann Richardson Tuesday, September 23, 2014 12:00 am

Officials looking to beef up security in Ocean City High School Officials looking to beef up security in Ocean City High School

OCEAN CITY — School officials are looking to tighten security at Ocean City High School.

The Ocean City Primary and Intermediate schools have entrances where visitors must ring the doorbell and a school official can then decide whether or not to permit them to enter the building.

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