• December 15, 2019

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OCEAN CITY – Despite Ocean City’s longstanding stance against permitting restaurant patrons from consuming their own alcohol with dinner, certain eateries allow patrons to pay annual dues to bring their own wine.

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Wednesday 12/11/2019
Christmas Parade in Ocean City
Updated: December 11, 2019 - 9:48 am

The annual Ocean City Christmas Parade marched its way down Asbury Avenue Friday night complete with dancers, skateboarders, Citizen of the Year Carrie Merritt, floats, walking Christmas trees, marching bands, people in costume and Santa riding in a horse-drawn carriage.

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NNS holiday party celebrates art, music
Posted: December 11, 2019

LINWOOD — Nashville North Studios will host a rare “Third Friday” holiday party with an open mic Dec. 20 at the gallery at Linwood Greene.  

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Church group seeking sponsors for Christmas celebration, meal
Posted: December 11, 2019

SOMERS POINT — Loving Families in Need Matter, a social service group based at Lifegate Church, is seeking sponsors for food and gifts for 28 more needy families in Atlantic County.  

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Tourism expert talks bills affecting business
Posted: December 11, 2019

ATLANTIC CITY — A tourism expert spoke about legislation affecting employee scheduling, panic buttons for hotel employees and a possible referendum for recreational marijuana use during the New Jersey Conference on Tourism last week.

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AMVETS headquarters moves to Somers Point
Posted: December 11, 2019

SOMERS POINT — Any veteran or service member in New Jersey can receive help obtaining health benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), find employment or take a class through the new American Veterans (AMVETS) state headquarters in Somers Point. 

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Bill could end 2% school tax levy cap for some
Posted: December 11, 2019

TRENTON — Senate President Steve Sweeney on Nov. 25 announced proposed legislation to give school districts relief from the 2 percent tax levy cap for the purpose of achieving “adequacy” under the state’s school funding system. 

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Surfmen came to aid of the Sindia in Dec. 1901
Posted: December 11, 2019

OCEAN CITY – The Sindia, a ship laden with contraband from China, became a legend when the vessel ran aground on a local beach 118 years ago. 

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Holiday dancing, singing in productions at Music Pier
Posted: December 11, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Holiday magic will be captured in two musical spectaculars this weekend. 

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Beach replenishment work coming early to O.C.
Posted: December 11, 2019

OCEAN CITY – A beach replenishment project for the island’s south end could start as early as Thursday, city officials said. 

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Atlantic City economy on the mend, growing
Posted: December 11, 2019

ATLANTIC CITY — Atlantic City is on the mend, after being in ill health for a while, according to Donald Hoover, of the Farleigh Dickinson University International School of Hospitality & Tourism. 

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1967-68: Vietnam War claims two Ocean City lives
Posted: December 11, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Two particular soldiers killed in Vietnam became remembered for their sacrifice by all veterans, who enshrined their namesakes to a local American Legion post.

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

OCEAN CITY – The Ocean City Music Pier stage will light up with the sights and sounds of the season as the Ocean City Theatre Company gives five performances of “Lights, Camera Christmas: the 2019 Holiday Spectacular” over the next two weekends. Tickets are on sale now for the annual holiday show.

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SJ Gas upgrading gas line to Ocean City along Roosevelt Blvd.
Posted: December 11, 2019

UPPER TOWNSHIP – A South Jersey Gas project to increase Ocean City’s capacity for gas service is taking shape along Roosevelt Boulevard, Cape May County Engineer Robert Church said Monday.

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County work continues on city’s Bay Avenue
Posted: December 11, 2019

OCEAN CITY – A force main replacement project along Bay Avenue installed new PVC pipe and backfilled and paved along 15th Street towards 16th Street from Dec.9 to 13, according to the city.

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Shore Auxiliary Tree of Lights
Updated: December 11, 2019 - 9:38 am

The Auxiliary of Shore Medical Center hosted its annual Tree of Lights Ceremony Dec. 4, where they were joined by community members paying tribute to loved ones, as well as members of the Greate Bay Women’s Golf Association, who were given the honor of lighting the tree. The golf association has raised more than $225,000 since 2016 to help women undergoing cancer treatment at Shore Cancer Center who are uninsured or underinsured. In communities across the globe, tree lighting ceremonies mark the official start of the holiday season, uniting friends and neighbors together in the spirit of the season. The same happens at Shore Medical Center, but with an extra special touch. The auxiliary invites community members to make a donation in honor or memory of a loved one in support of the medical center. The names of those individuals are inscribed in the Tree of Lights Book, with each light on the illuminated tree representing those who have been honored. June Batz played holiday music softly on the lobby piano until the ceremony began. Auxilians Gerrie McNellis Medica and Carol Platt welcomed the crowd and reminded them what the tree lighting is all about. Then, they welcomed members of the Greate Bay Women’s Golf Association to the podium, with member Marilouise Berdow doing the honors of lighting the tree.

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Roosevelt Boulevard work boosting gas to Ocean City
Posted: December 11, 2019

UPPER TOWNSHIP — A South Jersey Gas project to increase Ocean City’s capacity for gas service is taking shape along Roosevelt Boulevard, Cape May County engineer Robert Church said Monday.

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Upper Township approves lot donation for Habitat Homes
Posted: December 11, 2019

UPPER TOWNSHIP — Township Committee unanimously approved an ordinance donating two wooded lots on Ocean Avenue to the organization Habitat for Humanity for future use as new homes.

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Solicitor: Dinner clubs are not breaking laws
Updated: December 11, 2019 - 8:55 am

OCEAN CITY – Ocean City Solicitor Dorothy McCrosson said the city is not telling restaurants how to have dinner clubs that allow members to bring alcohol, but is monitoring the clubs to make sure no laws are violated.

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Tourism expert talks bills affecting business
Posted: December 11, 2019

ATLANTIC CITY — A tourism expert spoke about legislation affecting employee scheduling, panic buttons for hotel employees and a possible referendum for recreational marijuana use during the New Jersey Conference on Tourism last week.

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Wednesday 12/04/2019
Limitations statute for child sex abuse extended Dec. 1
Posted: December 04, 2019

TRENTON — A new state law that went into effect Dec. 1 expands the statute of limitations, allowing victims of sexual abuse up to the age of 55 to take action or adults within seven years from the date they were aware of the abuse to sue their accusers, organizations and municipalities.

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Coast Guard calls off 16-hour search for kite surfer who wasn’t missing
Posted: December 04, 2019

OCEAN CITY — The Coast Guard has closed the search for a kite surfer reported missing near Ocean City after the individual called and reported themselves to be safe, Friday morning, Nov. 29.

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City honors Senior League 16U softball team for championship
Posted: December 04, 2019

NORTHFIELD — City Council honored the Northfield Senior League 16U girls softball team Tuesday, Nov. 26, for winning the Section 4 championship July 10. 

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The Fast and the Furriest 5K Turkey Trot
Updated: December 04, 2019 - 3:14 pm

Jake Davis, 20, (in white T-shirt), leads more than 900 runners Thursday morning in The Fast and the Furriest 5K Turkey Trot to benefit the Humane Society of Ocean City. The annual Thanksgiving Day run continues to increase in participation. This year there were 934 participants. Davis, a former standout runner for Ocean City High School now making his mark in college, won the race in a time of 16:53. Brittany Eberson, 31, of Marmora, at right, a former state champion runner for OCHS, was the female winner, taking eighth place overall with a time of 18:18. The top 10 finishers included a raft of former Red Raider runners, including Evan Schmeizer, who was sixth; Stephen Hoffman, now a volunteer coach, who was seventh; Gavyn Fox, ninth; and Andrew DeMaria, 10th. Other top finishers were Max Stayton, 16, of Sudbury, Mass., second; Leo Zaccaria, 19, of Wildwood, third; Dan Mink, 21, of Yardley, Pa. fourth; and Mike Roesch, 39, who was fifth. There were 525 female participants and 408 male, and a large number of them were adorned with Thanksgiving-related headgear. More than 775 runners preregistered with more signing up the morning of the event. It was cold, but clear and sunny.

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Luna Soul & Bowls helps bodies heal, inside and out
Posted: December 04, 2019

SEAVILLE — Southern New Jersey natives Tara Todd and Nicole Crudele, an aunt and niece duo, turned their love of healthy eating and exercise into the new yoga and health food shop Luna Soul & Bowls. 

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Future unclear for Upper Twp. history museum
Posted: December 04, 2019

By BILL BARLOW 

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A December to remember in Somers Point
Posted: December 04, 2019

SOMERS POINT — A perfect flurry of holiday activities is happening in Somers Point this December, including a Christmas parade, tree lightings, a zany take on the Charles Dickens’ classic “A Christmas Carol” and seasonal jazz.

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Upper students growing veggies, fish via aquaponics
Posted: December 04, 2019

PETERSBURG — Seventh-grade students are growing tomatoes and arugula and raising tilapia in a middle school classroom through an aquaponics project meant to teach them about sustainability and environmentalism. 

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Northfield discussing creation of dog park
Posted: December 04, 2019

NORTHFIELD — A possible location is being scouted for a proposed dog park in Northfield, Councilwoman Susan Korngut said Tuesday, Nov. 26.  

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N.J. extends limitation on child sex abuse suits
Posted: December 04, 2019

TRENTON — A new state law that went into effect Dec. 1 expands the statute of limitations, allowing victims of sexual abuse up to the age of 55 to take action or adults within seven years from the date they were aware of the abuse to sue their accusers, organizations and municipalities.

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Northfield considers buying recycling carts for homes
Posted: December 04, 2019

NORTHFIELD — Northfield City Council considered purchasing recycling carts for more than 3,100 residences in the city in an effort to improve recycling rates. 

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Resort still negotiating to buy former dealership lot
Posted: December 04, 2019

OCEAN CITY – The city’s spokesman noted the resort is still in negotiations with owners of the former Ocean City Chevrolet property – a full block of land located between Simpson and Haven avenues between 16th and 17th streets.

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Council approves merging two city departments to create a new one
Posted: December 04, 2019

OCEAN CITY – The city departments are going through another change.

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City amends affordable housing ordinances
Posted: December 04, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Council approved an amendment to its existing Fair Share Housing ordinance on Nov. 26, that includes minor changes.

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Ex-mayor Roy Gillian Day in Ocean City
Updated: December 04, 2019 - 10:09 am

OCEAN CITY – Before Roy Gillian served as Ocean City’s commissioner, mayor and Cape May County freeholder, he owned an amusement pier bearing his family’s name.

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Legislators not for recreational marijuana in NJ
Updated: December 04, 2019 - 7:50 am

TRENTON — Since the move to legalize marijuana came up short of votes in the Legislature, lawmakers say the people will decide the issue next year via public referendum.

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Wednesday 11/27/2019
OCHS, Atlantic Cape deal offers chance for more college credit
Posted: November 27, 2019

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Ocean City High School students can earn more than a year’s worth of college credits by the time they have their high school diplomas.

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Legalized pot to be decided by N.J. voters
Posted: November 27, 2019

TRENTON — Since the move to legalize marijuana came up short of votes in the Legislature, lawmakers say the people will decide the issue next year via public referendum.

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Earlier Than The Bird brings out the shoppers
Posted: November 27, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Halloween is known for its costumes. 

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Women of Wonder
Posted: November 27, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Katrina Born started a degree at Atlantic Cape Community College in 1993, took time off to raise a family and returned to finish it in 2015. 

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Ocean City, Somers Pt. playwrights featured in Camden show
Posted: November 27, 2019

CAMDEN – A Saturday’s Child, an innovative arts and entertainment company in Camden, has resurfaced with an evening of equally innovative one-act plays featuring the works of three south Jersey playwrights in combination with the South Camden Theatre Company.

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Postal Service Food Drive is Dec. 7; leave supplies out for carriers
Posted: November 27, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Letter carriers across the country, in partnership with the U.S. Postal Service, will be collecting food for families in need on Saturday, Dec. 7.

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Ocean City Intermediate School announces first quarter honor rolls
Posted: November 27, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Ocean City Intermediate School announced the honors rolls for the first marking period of the 2019-20 school year:

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Students offer innovative ideas
Posted: November 27, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Ocean City School District students thought of a measuring cup to help students follow recipes and bake independently, and a Keurig-style coffee maker that produces less waste. 

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Jewish Family Service partnering with Rutgers for research study group
Posted: November 27, 2019

MARGATE – Jewish Family Service of Atlantic and Cape May Counties will partner with Rutgers University School of Nursing – Camden Community Design for a Health and Wellness Interdisciplinary Research Group Study. 

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Delia Owens explains ‘Where The Crawdads Sing’
Posted: November 27, 2019

OCEAN CITY – In a talk before a standing-room-only crowd at the Ocean City Music Pier, author and zoologist Delia Owens described the first time an elephant charged at her at a remote camp in the Luangwa Valley in Zambia. 

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Hydrologist notes Ocean City wasn’t beach community 21,000 years ago
Posted: November 27, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Dr. Tom Harrington, a hydrologist from the Urban Coastal Institute at Monmouth University, said thousands of years ago, Ocean City wasn’t a beachfront community.

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Citizens can help document flood in city
Posted: November 27, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Flooding is a persistent problem in Ocean City, but residents and homeowners can do something about it by posting photos and stories to social media.

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NAACP forms anew with young leadership
Updated: November 27, 2019 - 11:09 am

Woodbine resident Alexander Bland was installed as the new president of the Cape May County NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) chapter Nov. 14.

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1961: Newspaper reviews books by native son Gay Talese
Posted: November 27, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Gay Talese, an Ocean City native and prolific author, was a young reporter for The New York Times. He has written about everything from journalism (“The Kingdom and the Power”), the Mafia (“Honor Thy Father”), sexuality (“Thy Neighbor’s Wife”), history, and personal memoirs (“Unto the Sons”). His early writing, considered New Journalism, resulted in arguably the best magazine article ever written, “Frank Sinatra Has a Cold,” published in Esquire in 1966. 

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