• October 14, 2019

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1950s: Heated debate about rebuilding the 34th Street bridge

OCEAN CITY – Although the contemporary 34th Street bridge towers over the Intracoastal Waterway and serves as a main traffic artery into Ocean City, at one time its fate was uncertain. 

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Thursday 10/10/2019
Author’s luncheon: Searing story of stolen, adopted children
Posted: October 10, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Lisa Wingate, author of “Before We Were Yours,” described the story as a parent’s fondest dream and a parent’s worst nightmare. 

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B-17 in Conn. crash was at local air show
Posted: October 10, 2019

ERMA — A World War II-era B-17 bomber owned by the Collings Foundation that crashed Oct. 2 at Bradley International Airport in Windsor Locks, Conn., killing seven persons, was an annual visitor to Airfest at Naval Air Station Wildwood (NASW).

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OCHS announces inductees into 2019 Athletic Hall of Fame class
Posted: October 10, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Ocean City High School announced the 2019 inductees to the Athletic Hall of Fame. 

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Ocean City group joins insurance fight
Posted: October 10, 2019

OCEAN CITY – A local flood mitigation group is joining the fight for better flood insurance premiums.

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Police arrest suspect in hit and run
Posted: October 10, 2019

SEA ISLE CITY – Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland and Chief Thomas McQuillen of the Sea Isle City Police Department announced the arrest of a suspect from a Sept. 1 hit and run accident that left a pedestrian with serious bodily injuries.   

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Jersey Cape Writers celebrate anthology
Posted: October 10, 2019

ATLANTIC CITY — Members of the Jersey Cape Writers celebrated the release of their latest poetry and prose anthology, “By the Beautiful Sea: A Collection of Writings from the Jersey Cape,” with a book launch party in the Seaville section of Upper Township.

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WHAT'S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY
Updated: October 10, 2019 - 9:48 am

OCEAN CITY – Ocean City’s premier autumn event – the Fall Block Party – will go off rain or shine from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 12.

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Wednesday 10/09/2019
Myers, Johnston seek Ward 1 seat in Somers Point
Posted: October 09, 2019

Editor’s note: The Sentinel sent questionnaires to the candidates seeking input for this article. Both were given the same opportunity to share what they thought were the most important things voters should know.

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AppleFest supports Historical Society
Posted: October 09, 2019

GREENFIELD — Enjoy fall treats, learn about local history and help support a historical society this weekend at the annual AppleFest. 

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Meeting will outline how to do business with Upper Township
Posted: October 09, 2019

PETERSBURG — The Upper Township Business Association is sponsoring a roundtable meeting with Upper Township CFO Barbara Spiegel and Upper Township engineer Paul Dietrich to discuss how to do business with the township.

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Upper Twp. still hopes wind power an option for BL England plant
Posted: October 09, 2019

BEESLEYS POINT — While Upper Township pushes for the now-idled BL England power plant as an option to bring electricity to shore from a planned wind farm 15 miles off Atlantic City, it will likely be months before the community has an answer. 

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Experts: Poverty fueling county opioid epidemic
Posted: October 09, 2019

CAPE MAY — The county’s lack of year-round employment and affordable housing has created a cycle of unemployment and poverty that is feeding the opioid epidemic, according to a panel of experts.

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GOP candidates rally support for ICE agreement
Posted: October 09, 2019

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Republicans railed against illegal immigrants Friday, Oct. 4, on the steps of Cape May County Superior Court as District 1 Senate candidate Michael Testa said he would volunteer his legal services pro bono on a complaint against the New Jersey attorney general’s decision to prohibit sheriff’s departments from cooperating with federal immigration enforcement officials. 

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Northfield aims to prohibit short-term home rentals
Posted: October 09, 2019

NORTHFIELD — City Council introduced an ordinance to ban residential rentals of fewer than 30 days following residents’ complaints about short-term rental services, such as Airbnb, operating in local neighborhoods. 

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Resident urges Northfield to become Dementia Friendly Community
Posted: October 09, 2019

NORTHFIELD — Carolyn Peterson talked to City Council about becoming a Dementia Friendly Community during a meeting Tuesday, Sept. 24. 

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Glasser, McGuigan, Owen unopposed in Somers Point
Posted: October 09, 2019

SOMERS POINT — There is one contested race for a Ward 1 seat in Somers Point, but three others — two incumbents and one newcomer — are seeking seats unopposed in the Nov. 5 election.

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Dozens protest Van Drew impeachment stance
Posted: October 09, 2019

MAYS LANDING — About 55 people from throughout southern New Jersey held signs and chanted Friday, Oct. 4, outside U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew’s office in Mays Landing to protest the congressman’s reported opposition to an impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump. 

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Wednesday 10/02/2019
Run for the Fallen honors NJ war dead
Posted: October 02, 2019

SUNSET BEACH — The 11th annual Run for the Fallen stepped off at 7:45 a.m. Sept. 26 from Sunset Beach, the start of a 196-mile run that honored every New Jersey service member killed in support of the global war on terror and all wars and conflicts. 

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Come to a lively high school reunion this weekend
Posted: October 02, 2019

OCEAN CITY – More than 35 hits from the 1950s and 1960s will be sung live this month in the entertaining jukebox musical, “The Marvelous Wonderettes.”

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Determining cause key to solving homelessness
Posted: October 02, 2019

“Let us not just speak of the good, but let us do the good which is needed.”

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1968: Young people predict marijuana legalization ... eventually
Posted: October 02, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Marijuana. Cannabis. Pot. Though the state legislature halted its march towards legalization, it still remains an issue of contention in the Garden State.

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County board clerk’s complaint alleges harassment by Hayes and Morey
Updated: October 02, 2019 - 1:14 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Cape May County Board of Freeholders Clerk and Administrator Elizabeth Bozzelli filed a complaint in state Superior Court against Freeholders Will Morey and E. Marie Hayes and at least 10 other unnamed individuals or “John Does” over alleged harassment. 

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OCHS Freshman Team Building builds on fun
Posted: October 02, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Three weeks into her high school career, Maeve Stanford, an Ocean City High School freshman, guessed she knew about half of the people in her grade, mostly students who attended middle school with her in Upper Township. 

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Rotary Club featuring UTBA president Oct. 3
Posted: October 02, 2019

SOMERS POINT – The Rotary Club of Ocean City - Upper Township program for Thursday, Oct. 3, feature Jack Griffin, president of the Upper Twp. Business Association (UTBA). 

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$32 million worth of sand is on the way
Posted: October 02, 2019

More sand will flow onto beaches from the Great Egg Harbor Inlet to Townsend Inlet this winter under a $32.5 million contract announced Tuesday, Oct. 1, by the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Philadelphia District. 

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City approves $2.4 million in dredging contracts
Posted: October 02, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Council at its Sept. 26 meeting approved dredging contracts for various parts of the island as part of its comprehensive dredging program.

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WHAT'S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY
Posted: October 02, 2019

OCEAN CITY – About 500 Jeeps will roll down the boardwalk on Saturday, Oct. 5 and remain on display in lines that stretch from Fifth Street to 14th Street. The Ocean City NJ Jeep Invasion runs from noon to 5 p.m. The event raises money for local charities, and trophies are awarded to the best Jeeps in various categories. The show also includes vendors displaying and selling accessories at the Music Pier and on the 500 block of the Boardwalk.

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Breeden: No lobbyist work in 2 years
Posted: October 02, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Fairness In Taxes (FIT) Vice President David Breeden claimed that even though the lobbying firm Tonio Burgos & Associates receives $5,000 from the city every month, they haven’t conducted lobbying work for Ocean City in two years. 

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Strathmere’s Deauville Inn has been sold
Posted: October 02, 2019

STRATHMERE — The Deauville Inn, a Strathmere landmark for generations, has been sold. 

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County to fight AG’s order barring aid to ICE
Posted: October 02, 2019

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Cape May County plans a legal battle against an order by New Jersey Attorney General Gubir Grewal that prohibits cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities.

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WALK FOR THE WOUNDED
Posted: October 02, 2019

OCEAN CITY – Lieutenant Colonel Shoshannah Lane said Operation First Response helped her brother transition into civilian life after leaving the military due to injuries.  

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Freeholders Thornton, Hayes talk sanctuary, infrastructure, economy
Updated: October 02, 2019 - 11:00 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Republican freeholder incumbents Gerald Thornton and E. Marie Hayes face Democrats Liz Casey and Joyce Gould in the Nov. 5 election.  

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Is resort getting $5K/month value out of lobbyist?
Updated: October 02, 2019 - 10:25 am

OCEAN CITY – Is the city wasting money on a lobbyist who advocates for on Ocean City’s behalf to state and federal lawmakers and agencies about dredging issues?

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Casey, Gould assail incumbents for nepotism, spending, infrastructure
Updated: October 02, 2019 - 11:00 am

Democrats Liz Casey and Joyce Gould, who are challenging incumbent Republican Freeholders Gerald Thornton and E. Marie Hayes in the Nov. 5 general election, say nepotism, spending and infrastructure are problems in Cape May County. 

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Finding cause key to solving homelessness, experts say
Posted: October 02, 2019

“Let us not just speak of the good, but let us do the good which is needed.”

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More Northfield mosquito samples found positive for West Nile Virus
Posted: October 02, 2019

NORTHFIELD — Additional mosquito samples collected from Northfield have tested positive for West Nile Virus, according to the Atlantic County Division of Public Health. 

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Linwood decides against building skateboard park
Posted: October 02, 2019

LINWOOD — City Council agreed not to move forward with building a skateboard park following more than a year of consideration and divided views among residents.

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Levinson, Korngut go head to head in debate
Posted: October 02, 2019

MAYS LANDING — Dennis Levinson and Susan Korngut discussed Atlantic City poverty rates, infant mortality rates and future industries for the county during a debate of the Atlantic County executive candidates Thursday, Sept. 26.

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Principals provide updates on altered schedules, courses
Updated: October 02, 2019 - 9:30 am

UPPER TOWNSHIP — Students in the Upper Township School District are operating a new coffee bar formed to help students in a self-contained class learn life skills, as well as collecting food for a local food pantry and exercising briefly in classrooms.

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Strathmere’s Deauville Inn changes hands
Posted: October 02, 2019

STRATHMERE — The Deauville Inn, a Strathmere landmark for generations, has been sold.

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Wednesday 09/25/2019
Task Force eyes potential harm of e-cigarettes
Posted: September 25, 2019

The Governor’s Electronic Smoking Device Task Force held a public meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 24 in Trenton to explore evidence regarding the dangers of e-cigarettes.

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Bench plaques not ‘in perpetuity’
Posted: September 25, 2019

OCEAN CITY –Lisa Pagano remembers her father purchasing a plaque in her mother’s memory 19 years ago.

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Eagles cheerleader raves about the experience
Updated: September 27, 2019 - 2:00 pm

OCEAN CITY – Emily Aita was awestruck.

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Planners give prelim approval for high-end hotel
Posted: September 25, 2019

OCEAN CITY – A new high-end hotel is being planned for an acre of land that currently consists of two motels and an apartment building. 

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County to host free flu clinics
Posted: September 25, 2019

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — The Department of Health will be hosting free flu clinics throughout the county in October and November. 

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Ocean City Life Saving Station part of Oct. 19-20 Lighthouse Challenge
Posted: September 25, 2019

OCEAN CITY – The Lighthouse Challenge of New Jersey brings lighthouse aficionados to the shore for a weekend of tours and special events.

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Family was accidentally taken by surprise at Eagles announcement
Posted: September 25, 2019

OCEAN CITY – When Emily Aita was announced as a Philadelphia Eagles cheerleader this summer, it took her family by surprise.

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WHAT'S HAPPENING IN OCEAN CITY
Posted: September 25, 2019

OCEAN CITY – The OCNJ Healthy Living Advisory Council will host its first Health, Fitness & Wellness Expo 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Ocean City Sports and Civic Center (Sixth Street and Boardwalk).

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O.C. residents can be proactive with storms
Updated: September 25, 2019 - 11:34 am

Editor’s note: The Ocean City Sentinel, working with the Ocean City Office of Emergency Management and the Ocean City Free Public Library, has published a magazine, “Be Prepared,” that is distributed across the city. It deals with many of the issues in this article. It is available at the Ocean City Sentinel office at 801 Asbury Ave., Suite 811, Ocean City.

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