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Boardwalk merchants have ‘outstanding’ summer

OCEAN CITY — For many Ocean City Boardwalk businesses, summer is their time to shine.

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Wednesday 09/11/2019
Weather, day trippers make difference in Cape May
Posted: September 11, 2019

CAPE MAY — Up and down the Washington Street Mall, store owners reflected upon a strong season this summer. A variety of factors affected sales, including a consensus of too few rainy days for shopping.

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‘Incredible’ season for Somers Point as people discover all that it has to offer
Posted: September 11, 2019

SOMERS POINT — Whether they packed Somers Point beaches for a concert, sampled the area’s eats or enjoyed the bay, a lot of visitors were in the gateway to the shore this summer.

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OCHS starts We Rock as an initiative for wellness
Posted: September 11, 2019

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City School District is adopting a new wellness initiative, We Rock, to benefit staff and students.

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Mildred’s will serve final meal this week
Updated: September 12, 2019 - 9:15 am

STRATHMERE — A venerable summer eatery is set to close its doors Sunday after 67 years in operation.

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1960s: Businesses, officials fight over right to be open Sundays
Posted: September 11, 2019

OCEAN CITY — Blue laws forbade stores and entertainments from operating on Sunday in Ocean City, a legislative throwback to the resort’s early days as a Christian summertime retreat.     

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Jones’ tribute to rock, soul greats includes Miss Americas
Posted: September 11, 2019

OCEAN CITY — Saturday night was very much alive at the Music Pier as “American Idol” finalist LaKisha Jones brought her high style and indefatigable command to 13 solid rock standards. Not only did the audience dance and sing with her, but even some Ocean City Pops classical musicians were lip-syncing and swaying along.

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Ocean City Board of Education members oppose transgender policy
Posted: September 11, 2019

OCEAN CITY — Some Ocean City Board of Education members voiced opposition to a section of a state-mandated policy that could result in parents possibly not being notified if a student identifies as transgender. 

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OC Reads picks ‘mesmerizing book ‘Where the Crawdads Sing’
Posted: September 11, 2019

OCEAN CITY — Millions of Americans participate in book clubs each month, according to a 2016 article, “The State of the Book Club,” on the Penguin Random House website. 

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WHAT'S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY
Posted: September 11, 2019

OCEAN CITY — All eyes will turn to the sky for Ocean City’s Air Show Weekend. All events are free to attend.

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Museum lecture series wraps up season Sept. 12
Posted: September 11, 2019

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Historical Museum staff knows information about the past can be garnered from everyday items. 

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Yes She Can! to hold grand re-opening
Posted: September 11, 2019

MARMORA — Dana Wilson, owner of Yes She Can! athletic apparel, bra and swimwear store, named her store to reflect what she believes women are capable of. 

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Somers Point, Northfield have cases of W. Nile
Posted: September 11, 2019

Two additional mosquito samples have tested positive for West Nile Virus, according to the Atlantic County Division of Public Health. 

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Northfield dedicates bus shelter outside VA clinic
Posted: September 11, 2019

NORTHFIELD — Mayor Erland Chau, together with a who’s whom of local and county politicians and veterans organization representatives, got together last week to dedicate a new bus shelter outside the Veterans Affairs clinic on Route 9 in Northfield.

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Somers Point finally cuts the ribbon on marina
Posted: September 11, 2019

SOMERS POINT — Boaters traveling through southern New Jersey now have another option to stop overnight or prepare their boat for the rest of their journey at a new transient marina in Somers Point.

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STRONG SEASON
Updated: September 11, 2019 - 8:36 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Summer 2019 was a record season for tourism, according to Diane Wieland, Cape May County director of tourism and public information.

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Summer starts and ends well for resort
Posted: September 11, 2019

OCEAN CITY — Hot, sunny days and increased promotions brought a record number of visitors to Ocean City this summer, according to Ocean City Regional Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Michele Gillian.

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Wednesday 09/04/2019
Future unclear for walkway on parkway bridge
Posted: September 04, 2019

SOMERS POINT — A new bicycle/pedestrian path along the Great Egg Harbor Bridge on the Garden State Parkway currently sits unused.

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Beach projects on the way for Ocean City., Strathmere, Sea Isle City
Posted: September 04, 2019

More sand is on the way for northern Cape May County beaches, with a combined Army Corps of Engineers project expected to replenish beaches in Ocean City, Strathmere and Sea Isle City.

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REVIEW: Jonathan Kreamer conducts Ocean City Pops through ‘A Star is Born’
Posted: September 04, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Sunday night, Scott Coulter returned with Ocean City Pops guest conductor Jonathan Kreamer for a nostalgic survey of star-studded music, all of it connected to various remakes of “A Star is Born.”   

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1969: Citizens respond to dredge purchase with range of names
Posted: September 04, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Though Ocean City has an agreement with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for periodic beach replenishment, at one time the town purchased its own dredge for restoring eroded beaches. 

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Atlantic City 9/11 ceremony honorees include decorated Vietnam vet
Posted: September 04, 2019

ATLANTIC CITY – Maj. Gen. William McDowell Matz, a local Vietnam veteran and decorated war hero, will be recognized at a ceremony that also honors those who were killed during the 9/11 attacks.

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WHAT'S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY
Posted: September 04, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Street rods and other classic cars will be on display during Ocean City’s annual Street Rod Weekend Sept. 6 and 7. Street rods are classic cars (1989 or older) modified with modern parts. 

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THC has short-term, long-term effects on brain
Posted: September 04, 2019

GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Heavy marijuana use in adolescence is associated with poor school performance, higher dropout rates, greater unemployment later in life and lower life satisfaction.

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Opioid abuse at ‘crisis level’
Posted: September 04, 2019

RIO GRANDE — Emergency room nurse Wendy Schmolk said she sees at least one drug overdose during every shift she works at Cape Regional Medical Center.

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Ørsted granted OK for largest U.S. wind farm
Posted: September 04, 2019

OCEAN CITY — The largest wind farm in the country is slated to be built off the southern New Jersey coast, with transmission cables that may run through or past Ocean City to the former B.L. England coal-fired generating plant in Beesleys Point.

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Thursday 08/29/2019
Marching Mustangs feel summer heat
Posted: August 29, 2019

LINWOOD – Jon Ratcliffe, the band director at Mainland Regional High School, said the upcoming competition season’s schedule is packed for the Mustang marching band.

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Point council: Time to ban single-use bags
Posted: August 29, 2019

SOMERS POINT – Somers Point City Council considered banning single-use plastic bags on Thursday, Aug. 22, after a fee on single-use bags went into effect in the city Jan. 1. 

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Johnston is new council member in Somers Point
Posted: August 29, 2019

SOMERS POINT – Somers Point City Council swore in a new council member, Janice Johnston, during a Thursday, Aug. 22, meeting. 

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Seashore Gardens honors Changs
Updated: August 29, 2019 - 11:17 am

GALLOWAY – Seashore Gardens Foundation hosted a gala celebration Aug. 1 that raised more than $100,000 for programs and services to benefit the residents at the nonprofit Seashore Gardens Living Center. 

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Wednesday 08/28/2019
City Council, mayor laud success – and publicity – of anti-gull program
Updated: August 28, 2019 - 12:35 pm

OCEAN CITY – Erik Swanson of East Coast Falcons of Lodi brought Ozzy, a Eurasian eagle owl, to council chambers Aug. 22.

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OCHS students send brine shrimp experiment to space station
Updated: August 28, 2019 - 11:14 am

OCEAN CITY – Brine shrimp blasted off to the International Space Station as part of an experiment designed and orchestrated by three Ocean City High School students. 

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Legion welcomes veteran to resort, gives him, family royal treatment
Updated: August 28, 2019 - 11:09 am

OCEAN CITY – Jason Bruce served for eight years in the U.S. Army.  In those eight years, he was deployed to Iraq in 2006 and Afghanistan twice, in 2008 and 2010. 

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Spirit of OCHS Marching Band gears up
Posted: August 28, 2019

OCEAN CITY一 The Spirit of Ocean City High School Marching Band is passionate about picking and perfecting their performance for the upcoming season.

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If city buys former car dealership, residents get a say in its new use
Posted: August 28, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Council approved an ordinance Aug. 22 authorizing the city to acquire the former Ocean City Chevrolet lot by purchase or condemnation.

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Carol Schiavo Kids Swim for Health raises $7,000 for Shore Auxiliary
Posted: August 28, 2019

SOMERS POINT – Sixty-six area children learned that swimming is one of the best exercises for health and the benefits can extend to an entire community when it’s combined with a good cause when they participated in the annual Carole Schiavo Kids Swim for Health July 5 at Mainland Recreation Association in Linwood.

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Horror story: compounded flood insurance premiums
Posted: August 28, 2019

OCEAN CITY – After George Kasimos’s Toms River property sustained serious damage from Hurricane Sandy in 2012, he rebuilt his house.

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OCBP lifeguard, Mainland Regional teacher charged with lewd act
Posted: August 28, 2019

OCEAN CITY – An Ocean City lifeguard and Mainland Regional High School teacher was charged Aug. 9 with allegedly exposing himself to a female on a beach.

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County: Vaccinate pets
Posted: August 28, 2019

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – As of January 2019, there has been three confirmed cases of rabies found in both domestic and wildlife animals in Cape May County. The first positive was a horse tested Jan. 9 in the Rio Grande section of Middle Township. The second positive was a skunk tested June 26 from Kimble’s Beach area of Middle Township and the third positive was a bat tested July 31 from Seaville, Upper Township which was found inside a home. 

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Ocean City Pops orchestra tours the world without leaving the Music Pier
Posted: August 28, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Sunday night the Ocean City Pops with guest conductor Adam Boyles sampled music from around the globe.

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Shore Medical honoring Dr. May at Sept. 20 gala
Posted: August 28, 2019

SOMERS POINT  – Shore Medical Center is honoring Dr. David May at its 2019 “A Cause to Celebrate” Gala Friday, Sept. 20, at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino. Proceeds from this event will benefit those being treated at Shore Cancer Center.

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Ocean City says free speech rights mean Trump banner with profanity can stay
Posted: August 28, 2019

OCEAN CITY – The city cannot force the removal of a banner for President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign even though it contains profanity.

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OC Reads chooses ‘Where Crawdads Sing’ for 2019 community events
Posted: August 28, 2019

OCEAN CITY – The OC Reads Our Community Reads 2019 book is “Where the Crawdads Sing” by Delia Owens. 

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Ocean City author Elizabeth Sesso authors second book, ‘Yellow Tulips’
Posted: August 28, 2019

By KRISTEN KELLEHER

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Grandchildren come through for woman who lost her view of the ocean
Posted: August 28, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Located at 4509 Central Ave in Ocean City, homeowner JoAnn Burns keeps her grandchildren’s art as her fantastic seaside view.

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Public meeting Sept. 4 in Ocean City on proposed striped bass limits
Posted: August 28, 2019

OCEAN CITY – A public meeting will be held from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 4 at the Ocean City Free public Library, 1725 Simpson Ave. to discuss the state’s proposed limits on commercial and recreational fishing. 

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WHAT'S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY
Posted: August 28, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Country music comes to the Ocean City Music Pier on Friday, Aug. 30, with a concert featuring the Swon Brothers and Josh Gracin.

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1950s: Resort voters overwhelmingly say no to bingo, raffles
Posted: August 28, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Something as innocuous as bingo, that matching numbers game popular with retirement homes and church social halls, was considered forbidden in Ocean City.

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Wednesday 08/21/2019
Upper Twp. BMX rider wants big trophy — for fundraising
Posted: August 21, 2019

UPPER TOWNSHIP — A 9-year-old Marmora boy wanted to follow his dad’s example and raise money for a cause that inspired him. So far this year, he’s brought in more than $10,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society as part of the Race for Life effort through USA BMX. 

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DiAntonio crowned Little Miss Ocean City 2020
Posted: August 21, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Antonella DiAntonio is looking forward to being a role model to young girls.

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