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Volunteers Ready to Clean Up Ocean City Beaches

Volunteers concerned about the environment can participate in an annual cleanup to beautify Ocean City's shoreline by removing trash and other debris from the beaches and dunes this Saturday, Oct. 23. Clean Ocean Action’s Beach Sweep draws hundreds of environmentally conscious people each year to clean up the city's beaches and help marine life in the process.

School Board Candidates Talk Top Issues at Forum

With just weeks before the Ocean City Board of Education election, candidates answered tough questions and shared their platforms during a Q&A forum held at the library Tuesday night. The event, hosted by the Ocean City PTA, was attended by nine of the 11 candidates and was moderated by radio personality Maryann McElroy.

School Board Candidates Talk Issues

Ocean City Board of Education candidates Jim Bauer and Conor Fleming are profiled in the final installment of a series of stories by OCNJDaily.com focusing on the candidates running in the Nov. 2 election. The candidates discuss their backgrounds and their positions on key issues facing the school district.

School Board Candidates Talk Issues

Ocean City Board of Education candidates Ryan Leonard, Liz Nicoletti and Henry Disston Vanderslice are profiled in the latest of a series of stories by OCNJDaily.com focusing on the candidates running in the Nov. 2 election. The candidates discuss their backgrounds and their positions on key issues facing the school district.

“HEROES” Walk to Honor Lives Lost to Drunken Drivers

Some people attended the John R. Elliott HERO Campaign Walk and 1-Mile Fun Run to support those who have lost loved ones. Others came to remember those who died at the hands of drunken drivers and to support the family that created the HERO Campaign. More than 400 walkers gathered on the Ocean City Boardwalk on Sunday for the annual event. A target goal of $80,000 was set to help fund educational and awareness programs about the dangers of drunken driving and the importance of using sober, designated drivers.

School Board Candidates Talk Issues

Ocean City Board of Education candidates Dale Braun, Suzanne Morgan and Robin Shaffer are profiled in the latest of a series of stories by OCNJDaily.com focusing on the candidates running in the Nov. 2 election. The candidates discuss their backgrounds and their positions on key issues facing the school district.

School Board Candidates Talk Issues

There are 11 Ocean City Board of Education candidates running in the Nov. 2 election. They are vying for three, three-year seats. OCNJDaily.com is profiling the candidates in a series of articles focusing on school district issues. Chris Halliday and Jacqueline McAlister are profiled in the following story.

Residents Give Input on Superintendent Search

The Ocean City School District is calling on the community for input into the selection and hiring of a new schools superintendent. And on Tuesday night, about 15 people attended an open public forum at the high school, where they heard from the professional search firm Strategic Educational Advantage.

Ocean City Condo Owners Ready for Elevation Project

Residents at an Ocean City condominium complex had mixed emotions about leaving their homes. They were sad to leave, but hopeful that when they return in six months, they will find their units will be lifted far above the floodwaters. The project at the flood-prone Ocean Aire condos at 43rd Street and West Avenue in the south end of town is slated to begin in November and be completed by April. The city was awarded a $3 million federal grant to elevate the seven-building condo complex.

Ocean City Resident Wants Moratorium on Summer Construction

Beatrice Pinkerton has lived in Ocean City for 40 years. Her family has owned a duplex on Fourth Street for a century. In her decades living on the island she loves, she had never previously gone before City Council to voice concerns about anything. That all changed when she appeared at the Oct. 7 Council meeting to complain about what she called an "insane" amount of  construction over this past summer. The 89-year-old Pinkerton urged Council to impose a moratorium on construction between Memorial Day and Labor Day.