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June 27th

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Wednesday 07/10/2019
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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Ocean City wins either way; it’s on the right path
Posted: May 29, 2019

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Ask legislators to protect imperiled wildlife in state
Posted: May 29, 2019

I recently traveled to Washington, D.C. to speak to southern New Jersey’s U.S. representative, Jeff Van Drew, and our U.S. Senators Cory Booker and Robert Menendez, about the importance of voting in support of imperiled wildlife. I feel it is important to ensure our elected officials understand the value New Jerseyans place on biodiversity. 

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In 1963, city hired detectives to enforce resort’s blue laws
Updated: June 12, 2019 - 8:25 am

OCEAN CITY – The Ocean City Sentinel-Ledger reported Aug. 9, 1963 that private detectives were making purchases around town to see if merchants violated the Sunday blue laws.

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Klauses’ purchase proved point on real value of lots at former dealership
Posted: May 29, 2019

I find the recent approval of the Klause Property for 21 single family lots at the former car dealership at 16th to 17th streets between Simpson and Haven avenues to be validation of my position in my ad in this newspaper.

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Wednesday 05/22/2019
Your phone is tracking your moves, reporting to Google
Posted: May 22, 2019

We were looking at rocking chairs for the porch at a local store and I compared prices on my smartphone to see if there was a better deal elsewhere. Later in the day, ads for rocking chairs start popping up on Facebook and on my computer.

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New Tabernacle erected in 1957 for quarter-million dollars
Posted: May 22, 2019

OCEAN CITY — A new Ocean City Tabernacle is taking shape early March 1957, with spacious auditorium seating for 1,200 as part of a $250,000 improvement project, the Ocean City Sentinel-Ledger reported April 25, 1957.

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Wednesday 05/15/2019
Consider community patrols for safety at Birch Grove Park
Posted: May 15, 2019

Northfield’s Birch Grove Park is a wooded oasis, a stronghold of nature amid suburban encroachment from every direction — and one of the reasons why many choose to live in the city.

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Wednesday 05/08/2019
Study authors respond on value of O.C. properties due to flooding
Posted: May 08, 2019

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You get what you fight for
Posted: May 08, 2019

It’s dumb now for Fairness in Taxes (FIT) to be questioning whether the city has the option to buy or condemn the former Ocean City Chevrolet car dealership between Haven and Simpson avenues. 

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In 1965, Ocean City bought 1915 school to use as new police station
Posted: May 08, 2019

OCEAN CITY – As reported in the May 13, 1965 edition of the Ocean City Sentinel-Ledger, the city acquired the Central Avenue School for one dollar as the new police headquarters.

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Wednesday 05/01/2019
Boardwalk noise ordinance has too many limits on performers
Posted: May 01, 2019

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A LOOK BACK
Posted: May 01, 2019

April 13th

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OUR VIEW: Keeping noise levels down on Boardwalk
Posted: May 01, 2019

Who would think limiting the noise from buskers on the Ocean City Boardwalk would be this complicated?

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OVER THE BACK FENCE
Posted: May 01, 2019

There are two things that are certain in the loony state of Florida — people like to get drunk and it’s hard to keep any clothes on those inebriated folks out raising hell.

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Van Drew has done well so far in representing the district in Congress
Posted: May 01, 2019

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Wednesday 04/10/2019
Of course we don’t wantm to pay in N.J.
Posted: April 10, 2019

According to the American Road & Transportation Builders Associations’ annual report, about 7 percent – 47,052 of the nation’s 616,087 bridges – are “structurally deficient and in poor condition.” 

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Wednesday 04/03/2019
OVER THE BACK FENCE
Posted: April 03, 2019

I have been accused of having no ability to bag groceries. I have learned not to touch a bag, either paper or plastic. I stand there and watch the checker and probably make them nervous, as if I am adding up the total in my head or looking for mistakes.

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A LOOK BACK
Posted: April 03, 2019

March 18th

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EDITOR'S DESK: Focus on next generation
Posted: April 03, 2019

I don’t have a great interest in interviewing television or movie stars. As a journalist I have the opportunity, but I prefer to talk to people in the community who affect my life and the lives of all those people around me in more direct ways. 

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YOUR VIEWS: The examples of a traditional American culture are too many to list
Posted: April 03, 2019

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YOUR VIEWS: Ocean City paving its way to lost value and more flooding
Posted: April 03, 2019

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OVER THE BACK FENCE
Posted: April 03, 2019

According to a number of accounts, the Beatles stayed in Cape May from Aug. 31 to Sept. 2, 1964, at the old Lafayette Hotel. 

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OUR VIEW: Stop seismic testing in the Atlantic
Posted: April 03, 2019

If there is one thing that has aligned public officials from opposing political parties, it is their unity against seismic testing in the Atlantic Ocean.

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Wednesday 03/20/2019
Be safer with pesticides on this island; residents and landscapers can help
Posted: March 20, 2019

Scientific evidence is mounting of the detrimental human health effects, particularly to developing children, of cumulative/low-level exposures to chemical lawn pesticides, while our family resort island is doused in pesticides. 

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Hate never takes a holiday
Posted: March 20, 2019

The mass murder – white nationalist terror – in New Zealand is one more horribly disheartening fact of life on this planet.

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Wednesday 03/13/2019
A LOOK BACK
Updated: March 13, 2019 - 10:23 am

February 25th

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ANOTHER VIEW: A little help for our kestrals
Posted: March 13, 2019

If you build it, they will come. 

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EDITOR'S DESK: Darned Teenagers Keeping me wrinkled
Posted: March 13, 2019

Young people keep ruining my evenings and weekends.

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YOUR VIEWS: American culture is diversity; school fairs show that
Posted: March 13, 2019

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YOUR VIEWS: Letter shows O.C. Environmental Commission bogus
Posted: March 13, 2019

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YOUR VIEWS: Letter belittling diversity definition of prejudice
Posted: March 13, 2019

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YOUR VIEWS: Why would O.C. superintendent terminate sub?
Posted: March 13, 2019

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Wednesday 03/06/2019
A LOOK BACK
Posted: March 06, 2019

February 22nd

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YOUR VIEWS: Realtors need to show compassion, not push bereaved
Posted: March 06, 2019

This is an open letter to Realtors.

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