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Ten days after a vile, racist mailer assaulted county voters, Cape May County Democrat Leader Brendan Sciarra and appointed State Senator Bob Andrzejczak remain shamefully silent; refusing to condemn the attack in fear of upsetting their Camden County Party Bosses behind the hit piece. Despite widespread and growing condemnation, multiple mailers, utilizing the same despicable themes in support of the Andrzejczak Team, continue to pound the drum of racism and distort Antwan McClellan’s laudable life story. The race-baiting mailer, which depicts African-American District 1 Assembly Candidate McClellan as “deadbeat”, features a picture where McClellan’s complexion is darkened and placed in an...
After a cool morning for the start in Cherry Hill, it was unequivocally hot on the other side of the state by Saturday afternoon, where the 75-mile MS City to Shore Ride ended near the Boardwalk in Ocean City. By early afternoon, riders were pouring over the Route 52 Causeway, where one traffic lane had been reserved for bicyclists. At the foot of the bridge, Ocean City Police periodically blocked traffic for the bikes to make a left for the final stretch to the finish line at Fifth Street behind Ocean City High School. Thousands participated in the race, which has become a September tradition in the seaside resort.
Organizers for the OCNJ Half Marathon are expecting a record turnout for three races on Sunday, Sept. 29. Registration is still open. Last year, almost 1,700 finishers participated in the event, which also includes a 10-mile non-competitive walk/run and a 5-kilometer race. A total of 1,107 runners finished the half marathon. Registration for the 13.1-mile race continues through 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 26.
With a heavy heart, we have decided as a family that we are no longer going to continue operating the $1 Store into 2020. This will be our last year. Since 1996 the $1 Store has been servicing the community and our visitors with thousands of products selling for $1. Due to the raise in the cost of goods, labor and other costs, we have determined that the store is no longer sustainable in today’s environment as a $1 Store. Unlike most other stores, the $1 Store was able to stay steady on the $1 price and did not raise its price in over 25 years on any of the items. What a salute to JiLLy for making that happen! Although this decision is a good one, it does not come easy. We as a family have taken a lot of pride in the store and have made lots of meaningful relationships with vendors and customers alike...
Ocean City held a major bond sale Thursday and will pay a net interest rate of just 2.2 percent on bonds that will allow the city to maintain its aggressive program of road and drainage improvements and other infrastructure projects, Mayor Jay Gillian announced. The city received 41 bids from nine different banks and financial institutions through a competitive process. Bonds in the amount of $85 million will be awarded to JP Morgan Securities. The outstanding interest rate was a result of the stable and conservative financial practices that led the Standard and Poor's Rating Services to assign the city an “AA” bond rating, Gillian announced Friday in his weekly mayor's message posted on the city website.
The Cape May County Municipal Utilities Authority is replacing and rehabilitating the force mains that carry wastewater to the treatment plant on the bay at 45th Street. The work will be on 31st Street from Haven Avenue to Bay Avenue and Bay Avenue from 31st Street to Eighth Street. Details follow for construction work scheduled during the week of Sept. 23 to 27.
The OCNJ Healthy Living Advisory Council will host its first Health, Fitness & Wellness Expo 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at the Ocean City Sports and Civic Center, located at Sixth Street and the Boardwalk. The event will feature health food, fitness classes, speakers, vendors and a “Kids Corner” with information on raising healthy children. All are invited to this free event.
The Ocean City Intermediate School has met the rigorous requirements to achieve Sustainable Jersey for Schools certification. “The Ocean City Intermediate School staff, students and families worked hard to continue our sustainable efforts, whether it be recycling, conservation, or energy reduction. It is a great honor to be awarded the certification for the third year in a row,” said Geoffery Haines, Ocean City School District K-12 athletic director and former Intermediate School principal.
The Ocean City Red Raiders field hockey team battled to a 1-0 victory over the visiting Egg Harbor Township Eagles on Wednesday night under the lights at Carey Field. The win improved Ocean City’s record to 5-2, while the Eagles dropped to 4-3 on the season. The lone scorer for the evening was Junior Captain Tara McNally for the Red Raiders.
New Jersey State Police confirmed Thursday that a human skull was discovered at Malibu Beach, or what locals call “Dog Beach,” located at the foot of the Ocean City-Longport Bridge in Egg Harbor Township. According to Lt. Ted Schafer, a man was walking his dog and came upon the discovery at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9. State Police troopers from the Woodbine Barracks and South Jersey Homicide Unit responded to the scene. The skull was sent to the Southern Regional Medical Examiner’s Office, where it was identified as human remains, Schafer said.