Authors Posts by mvitale

mvitale

33 POSTS 0 COMMENTS

Nancy Hughes Remembered For Grace, Strength  

In over 61 years of marriage, it was hard for Bill Hughes to recall a favorite moment with his wife Nancy and their four children. There were so many. In the course of a lifetime, the Hughes family has remained extremely close and grounded, the family said. And all the while, Nancy was the loving wife, political confidant and campaign manager as well as her favorite role – mother and homemaker...

Former Congressman Bill Hughes’ Wife, Nancy, Dies

Ocean City resident Nancy Hughes, the wife of former Ambassador to Panama and Congressman William J. Hughes, died Thursday night at home at 82. Mayor Jay Gillian said in his weekly message posted on the city’s website, “I’m sad to report on the passing of Nancy Hughes at her Ocean City home last night. She and her husband, Bill, have been good friends and mentors to me. When I ran for mayor on a platform of “Unity in the Community,” Ambassador and Mrs. Hughes were among my greatest influences. That’s not only how he governed as a former congressman but how they both lived their lives. They taught me that I could be the best mayor by working with everybody.” In her public and private life, Nancy Hughes was a supporter of many causes in Ocean City, and she always did so with grace and class, Gillian said...

Ocean City Mayor Gillian Says Public Works Making Great Progress Clearing...

Mayor Jay Gillian provided this latest update Friday afternoon in the aftermath of Thursday’s blizzard. I want to update you on our efforts to clear the streets after yesterday’s major snowfall. Our Public Works team has been working around-the-clock and made great progress under extremely challenging conditions. Due to the low temperatures, the snow is not melting, and the piles have to be removed – like the beach sand on the streets after Sandy...

Ocean City Mayor Gillian Issues Another Storm Update

Mayor Jay Gillian issued this message at 5 p.m. tonight: As you all know by now, Ocean City experienced a major winter storm today. Our Public Works crews will continue to work around the clock with every piece of available equipment. They are facing extremely difficult conditions. I want you to know that this will be a multiple-day cleanup. Clearing emergency routes and essential corridors will be the top priority. Then they will move on to other streets. I ask you to please be patient as this work gets done...

Ocean City Teacher Amy Andersen Finalist for National Teacher of the...

By Maddy Vitale Four teachers have been selected as finalists for the 2018 National Teacher of the Year. One of them is New Jersey Teacher...

Ocean City Mayor Gillian Issues Storm Update

Conditions on the roads in Ocean City remain dangerous with drifting snow combining in some places with tidal flooding. I want to encourage everybody...

Clark, McAlister Retain Leadership Roles on Ocean City School Board

Joseph Clark was reappointed president of the Ocean City Board of Education during the annual reorganization meeting Wednesday night. Jacqueline McAlister retained her position as vice president during the meeting that included the swearing in of six board members. Also, the fall sports teams received athletic honors in a ceremony in which families snapped cellphone photos and coaches spoke of the talented athletes in the district. Clark, Michael James and Cecilia Gallelli-Keyes, all Ocean City representatives, were sworn in for three-year terms by Business Administrator Tim Kelley. Kelley also swore in Upper Township board members Fran Newman, Andrea Olenik-Hipkins and William J. Sooy to one-year terms...

Ocean City Schools Closed

All Ocean City Schools are closed Thursday due to the impending storm. Superintendent of Schools Kathleen Taylor said, as cellphones began going off in the auditorium with the district’s notification calls. Not only will students in Ocean City be off...

Historian Fred Miller, Dedicated to Ocean City

To encapsulate all that Ocean City resident Fred Miller, a historian, author, and longtime lifeguard, has done in his 76 years, would not fit into anything short of a novel. Miller and his late wife Susan, wrote nine books together, six of which were on Ocean City, chronicling the city’s vibrant history. Miller has also been active in the Ocean City Historical Museum and the Ocean City Life-Saving Station. “I met many interesting people at the museum and from them I learned so much about the history of the city,” Miller said from his Florida retreat. “Much of my research was done at the museum.” Over the years Miller has received awards and accolades for his dedication to the history of the city and his contributions, as well as his efforts on behalf of the Ocean City Beach Patrol...

Ocean City Gets Ready For First Night

When you think of a seashore town in the winter, throngs of people, crowded streets and a Boardwalk buzzing with excitement, would be the last things you might imagine. But then you weren’t thinking of Ocean City, where activities throughout the year, boutique-style shops, and great eateries entice tourists, help to maintain year-round residents, and keep this popular vacation retreat, hopping...