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The Ocean City High School field hockey team continued its winning ways on Friday afternoon, defeating Mainland High School, 5-0. The win brings Ocean City’s record to 8-1 (7-0 in conference play), while Mainland falls to 4-2 in conference (5-2 overall). Scorers for Ocean City were Tara McNally with two goals, while Reese Bloomstead, Sophia Gresham and Molly Reardon each contributed a goal. Chloe Prettyman had two assists.
In his weekly update, Mayor Jay Gillian details the reasons why the city wants to buy a block of land for $9 million. He also explains his opposition to a petition drive, organized by the local government watchdog group Fairness In Taxes, for a public referendum on the property deal.
Dee Dee Urquhart has set out to extend her Guinness Book of World Records for the most half marathons run by a female in a month, and her next race is in Ocean City. Her goal is to raise $3,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) through its Team In Training program, the world’s largest and most successful endurance sports fundraising and training program. Urquhart, who lives in Los Angeles and turns 60 on Oct. 18, will run her 18th half marathon at the Ocean City Half Marathon and 5K on Sunday, Sept. 30, to pad her record-breaking feat.
Ocean City High School’s field hockey team defeated Middle Township, 4-0, under the lights on Wednesday night at Carey Stadium. After a sluggish start, the team stepped up its offensive firepower, rattling off three goals in the second half. With the win, the Red Raiders improved to 7-1 overall (6-0 conference), while the Panthers of Middle Township dropped to 4-4.
In a statement, Mayor Jay Gillian said he learned Wednesday that the Ocean City group Fairness in Taxes is circulating a petition to stop the city's purchase of the car dealership next to the Ocean City Community Center for $9 million. He said he wants anybody who might consider signing this petition to be aware of the potential consequences of this action. The owners of the lot have the ability to build 29 coastal cottages and a single-family home on the lot, and if the city does not purchase the property, they will, the mayor said.
The Ocean City Republican Club’s fall kick-off event Tuesday night at the Flanders Hotel had the feel of an old-time campaign rally, and United States Senate candidate Bob Hugin eagerly reaped the benefits. Hugin, the GOP candidate challenging longtime Senator Bob Menendez, seemed right at home in the packed ballroom of the Flanders Hotel...
The annual New Jersey Run For The Fallen will take place in Cape May County on Thursday, Sept. 27. Ocean City’s American Legion Morvay-Miley Post 524 has been an integral part of this event since its inception ten years ago. The New Jersey Run for the Fallen is an organization of military runners and support crew whose mission is clear and simple: To run one mile for each New Jersey service member who has died during the global war on terror. Each mile of sweat and pain and each flag saluted, is to pay homage to one service member’s life and their family.
Organizers for the OCNJ Half Marathon are expecting a record turnout for three races on Sunday, Sept. 30, with more than 1,650 people already registered. More than 1,600 finishers participated last year in the event, which also includes a 10-mile non-competitive walk/run and a 5-kilometer race. A total of 985 finished the half marathon.
The Ocean City Free Public Library offers a series of public events through September. Following are details about each event.