• September 16, 2019

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ANOTHER VIEW: Remembering Lazy Man’s Song, other hits

Certain songs popular during the Great Depression era remain embedded in my memory. Some came out of nowhere and others were featured on the radio’s national Hit Parade and local neighborhood juke boxes.

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Wednesday 09/11/2019
YOUR VIEWS: If you don't like the Trump sign, hang your own out
Posted: September 11, 2019

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A LOOK BACK
Updated: September 11, 2019 - 12:16 pm

August 26th

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OUR VIEW: Solid 2019 season at the Jersey shore
Posted: September 11, 2019

In this week’s newspaper, we have printed a range of stories about business at the shore this summer from Somers Point to Ocean City down through Cape May County to the city of Cape May.

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Wednesday 09/04/2019
A LOOK BACK
Posted: September 04, 2019

August 18th

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It is time to take all animals off of our menus
Posted: September 04, 2019

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U.S. citizens owe nothing to citizens of other nations
Posted: September 04, 2019

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Time to breathe a sigh of relief
Posted: September 04, 2019

The last two weeks of August provided the ultimate contrast.

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Wednesday 08/28/2019
A LOOK BACK
Posted: August 28, 2019

August 8th 

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YOUR VIEWS: If guards gone, why are tag checkers still working?
Posted: August 28, 2019

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OUR VIEW: Law of unintended flying consequences
Posted: August 28, 2019

Mark Soifer would be proud.

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Summer at the Shore
Posted: August 28, 2019

It happens every year. The summer flies by.

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Wednesday 08/21/2019
A Look Back
Posted: August 21, 2019

August 3rd 

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If you fly the American flag, please do it right
Posted: August 21, 2019

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Over the Back Fence
Posted: August 21, 2019

Granny Chesterfield was babysitting toddler Rocco. She had fed the tyke cold SpaghettiOs and Kool Aid and it was time to put him to bed.

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There must be a moratorium on new construction in city
Posted: August 21, 2019

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Child offers an idea to solve the seagull issue
Updated: August 21, 2019 - 10:19 am

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Wednesday 08/14/2019
A LOOK BACK
Posted: August 14, 2019

July 28th 

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Summer at the Shore
Posted: August 14, 2019

How do you say, “I love you”?

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YOUR VIEWS: Ocean City should follow Avalon’s lead with bicyclists
Posted: August 14, 2019

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YOUR VIEWS: Why can’t the city make a ‘club’ on beach for wine?
Posted: August 14, 2019

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YOUR VIEWS: Sheriff, freeholders are not allowing ‘justice for all’
Posted: August 14, 2019

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YOUR VIEWS: Fond memories of work engineers did on parkway, bridges
Posted: August 14, 2019

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Wednesday 08/07/2019
YOUR VIEWS: Van Drew should cosponsor bill to save Jersey shore
Posted: August 07, 2019

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A LOOK BACK
Posted: August 07, 2019

July 19th 

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YOUR VIEWS : Commends the sheriff, freeholders on ICE support
Posted: August 07, 2019

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OUR VIEWS: Hate does have a home in America
Posted: August 07, 2019

There is an underlying explanation for all the mass shootings in America, including the pair in the last few days that killed 31 people combined in Ohio and Texas, but knowing what lies beneath does not mean finding an easy solution.

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YOUR VIEWS: GOP-led Senate not getting job done on guns
Posted: August 07, 2019

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Thursday 08/01/2019
Who inspires us to be passionate about what we do?
Posted: August 01, 2019

Editor’s note: People have stories about a family member, a friend or mentor who influenced their life. Mine isn’t special in the larger scheme of things, but the story is special to me. I hope it reminds others about what inspired them.

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Wednesday 07/31/2019
A Look Back
Posted: July 31, 2019

July 14th 

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Summer at the Shore
Posted: July 31, 2019

If you travel to the shore in the summer or if you’re a local and simply drive around town, chances are you’re going to end up in a traffic jam now and again. There’s no way around it or through it. 

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OUR VIEW: Sheriff sending the wrong message about following the law
Updated: July 31, 2019 - 10:12 am

While we understand the reasoning behind Sheriff Robert Nolan wanting to continue his department’s relationship with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), we don’t understand how he can justify openly defying a directive from the state attorney general.

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Wednesday 07/24/2019
Don’t feed the freakin’ gulls
Posted: July 24, 2019

Do we really need the mayor admonishing people not to feed the gulls?

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1956: Masons parade precedes laying of temple’s cornerstone
Posted: July 24, 2019

OCEAN CITY – The Free and Accepted Masons announced they would hold a gala program for laying the cornerstone of the new Temple of Ocean City Lodge No. 171, the Ocean City Sentinel-Ledger reported on April 12, 1956.

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Wednesday 07/10/2019
A LOOK BACK
Posted: July 10, 2019

June 27th

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Summer at the Shore
Posted: July 10, 2019

Just about everyone enjoys pizza. There’s nothing like savoring a slice of pizza on a boardwalk stroll or at home after a day on the beach. 

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Tuesday 07/09/2019
Censure votes show GOP fracture lines
Updated: July 09, 2019 - 12:46 pm

The Cape May County Republican Party seems to be fracturing again.

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Wednesday 06/26/2019
Why can’t walkway, bike path open?
Posted: June 26, 2019

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A LOOK BACK
Posted: June 26, 2019

June 13th

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YOUR VIEWS: Political powers are dictating actions
Posted: June 26, 2019

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ANOTHER VIEW: A fourth-grader’s perspective on O.C.
Posted: June 26, 2019

Have you ever been to Ocean City, New Jersey?  My family and I go every summer since I was born and it is awesome!  This is what I look forward to every summer because I get to spend quality time with my family.

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OUR VIEW: Get back to protecting the Pinelands
Updated: June 26, 2019 - 9:47 am

Can the Pinelands Commission get back to protecting the Pinelands?

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Wednesday 06/19/2019
ANOTHER VIEW: The unsolved Chester horticultural heist
Posted: June 19, 2019

My uncle Harry was the youngest of four brothers. His oldest brother Joe was a journalist and author; next oldest was Abe, my father, an all-state fullback in high school, and a member of Temple University’s powerhouse football teams of the 1930s. He later played with the Frankfort team, forerunner to the Philadelphia Eagles.

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A LOOK BACK
Posted: June 19, 2019

June 5th

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YOUR VIEWS: Ask administration, council members to free resort from dangerous pesticide
Posted: June 19, 2019

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Wednesday 06/12/2019
Blue laws Part 3: Accused businesses have their day in court
Posted: June 12, 2019

OCEAN CITY – The Ocean City Sentinel-Ledger reported Aug. 27, 1963 that Edward Cornman, owner of a marina and sporting goods store, and his salesman, Howard Lamley, swore out complaints against undercover detectives the city hired to investigate whether businesses complied with the Sunday blue laws.

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What is selling point: the resort or celebrities?
Posted: June 12, 2019

Ocean City is spending at least a quarter-million bucks this year to bring celebrities to town. Most of them come to special events, to ride in parades, perform with the Ocean City Pops Orchestra or to sign autographs and meet fans.

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Wednesday 06/05/2019
Businesses busted, but turn the tides by charging detectives
Updated: June 12, 2019 - 8:25 am

OCEAN CITY – In 1963, Ocean City used private investigators to surreptitiously make purchases on Sundays to see if merchants complied with the blue laws.

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Glad to be rid of the Blue Laws
Posted: June 05, 2019

 Ocean City’s blue laws – ordinance 947 – were a product of a bygone era from this Ocean City’s founding as a seaside Christian resort. Overzealous and overreaching in their approach, the blue laws made it illegal for businesses to do most business or for beaches to be open on Sundays. 

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Wednesday 05/29/2019
Don’t rain on our parade
Posted: May 29, 2019

Driving from Cape May to Ocean City early Monday, I was stuck in traffic for miles.

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