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REAL_ESTATE
April 21, 2014 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
Ask anyone who lives at the Shore, or frequents it, if people are tearing down old houses and building new, and the answer is an unequivocal yes. And the current boom in teardown-rebuild activity seems to have little to do with Hurricane Sandy's 2012 swath of destruction. "In our target area, Barnegat Bay, there are a large number [of teardowns] now. . . . People are either selling to people tearing down and rebuilding, or rebuilding themselves," said John Westrum, president of Westrum Development in Fort Washington, whose company is working on a post-Sandy rebuilding project in Ortley Beach, near Seaside Heights.
SPORTS
September 16, 1990 | By Tom Williams, Special to The Inquirer
A pair of first-period touchdowns held up for Ocean City yesterday, leading to a 13-0 win over visiting Cumberland at Carey Field. The game opened the Cape-Atlantic League American season. Ocean City had finished a close second to Millville in last year's race. "We can play better," said the Raiders' second-year head coach, Wayne Colman, "but I'm happy with the win. I'm especially happy with the shutout against a club with backs the quality of Cumberland. " Ocean City outgained Cumberland, 243-104, in total offense and had 17 first downs to only six for the losers.
NEWS
May 9, 2012 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - Voters in "dry" Ocean City on Tuesday overwhelmingly rejected a proposal to permit consumption of alcohol by patrons in local restaurants, which would have been a first in the Jersey Shore resort's 125-year history. About 3,200 of the 4,600 people who voted - more than the number who showed up in the November election here - said no to a ballot question that sought to permit the practice called BYOB, ending the town's ban on bringing beer and wine to eateries.
NEWS
May 17, 2013 | BY LAUREN McCUTCHEON, Daily News Staff Writer mccutch@phillynews.com, 215-854-5991
THE SAND IS FINE and the post-Sandy attitude is, too, on the seven-mile-long island that long ago proclaimed itself "America's Greatest Family Resort. " Families in Ocean City are typically of the very traditional variety, as was intended by the foursome of Methodist ministers who established a Christian retreat there in 1879. These holy men also instituted Blue Laws that prohibited shopping on Sundays and the sale of any kind of alcohol. The first edict is no longer in effect, but the second one lives on - A recent vote firmly enforced the city's no-BYOB policy, too. Former summer residents include Grace Kelly and Gay Talese, who grew up here.
SPORTS
November 19, 2005 | By Keith Pompey INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
The Ocean City boys' soccer team has yet to lose in an NJSIAA Group 3 state championship match. The Red Raiders improved to 2-0-3 in finals after defeating Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 2-0, in last night's championship at the College of New Jersey. Ocean City has now won its second outright title in three seasons. The Raiders were the state cochampions in 1995, 1999 and 2000. While Ocean City cherishes all of its state titles, last night's may go down as the most enjoyable one. "This is extra special, because of the season they just completed," said coach Mike Pellegrino, whose Red Raiders finished their campaign with a 24-0-1 record.
NEWS
April 27, 1986 | By Fawn Vrazo, Inquirer Staff Writer
There is something awesome about a traditional hotel breakfast when it is done absolutely right. The table: Set heavily with monogrammed china and enough pieces of silverware to confound even Miss Manners. First a coffee spoon, then a fruit spoon, then a cereal spoon, plus a butter knife, a main-course fork and knife, and a fork and knife we had no idea what to use on. The staff: Smiling young waiters and waitresses hurrying to our table at our briefest stare, bowing slightly to offer fragrant goodies from bins and trays.
SPORTS
April 23, 1995 | By Joey Culligan, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
Shelley Solheim anchored three first-place relays yesterday to lead the Ocean City girls' track team to its ninth consecutive Division B title at the 23d annual Woodbury Relays. Solheim, who was named the most valuable athlete, ran the anchor leg on the Red Raiders' 3,200-meter relay, 1,600-relay and sprint-medley relay teams. Her split time of 2 minutes, 18.9 seconds in the 3,200 paced Ocean City to a division record time of 9:37.8, breaking the previous record of 9:48.2 set by Camden last year.
NEWS
July 5, 2010 | By Andrew Maykuth, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A man drowned in the Ocean City surf Sunday night amid the Independence Day celebration. Ocean City police were called at 10 p.m. and said they found the body near the 7th Street Beach. The man was taken to Shore Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. The victim's identity was not being released pending notification of relatives, said Det. Sgt. Dennis Jones. Authorities said the man was part of a group that participated in a nightime swim.  
NEWS
July 14, 2008 | INQUIRER STAFF
WorldWater & Solar Technologies Corp., Ewing, developer and marketer of proprietary high-power solar systems, announced today that it has begun work on a $4 million contract installing solar systems for Ocean City. The systems, consisting of roof mounts on the cultural arts and community center, the new public-works building, the vehicle-maintenance center, the sports and civic center, and the firehouse, are expected to produce nearly 550,000 kilowatt-hours of energy in their first year, the company said in a release.
NEWS
March 14, 2012
After a day of swimming, castle-building, and sunbathing, there are few pleasures as relaxing to some vacationers as a cold beer on a warm summer's night, or a nice glass of Syrah to toast the sunset. But restaurants in the popular Jersey Shore beach town of Ocean City are banned from selling alcoholic beverages, or even allowing diners to bring their own. That could change, though, with a scheduled May 8 referendum. If the Bring Your Own Bottle proposal passes, patrons could bring their own refreshments to restaurants anywhere in Ocean City, except on the boardwalk.
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NEWS
April 22, 2014 | By Amelia Brust, Inquirer Staff Writer
With temperatures in the low 50s and winds at a brisk 14 m.p.h., it wasn't exactly prime beach weather. But families enthusiastically turned out Sunday afternoon on the boardwalk in Ocean City, N.J., for the annual Easter Fashion Promenade. There was tradition to uphold, after all - and prizes to win. Charlene Oldfield-Porreca, 60, a lifelong Ocean City resident, suggested the event wasn't quite what it used to be. Then again, the 1970s were a special time. That's when she modeled what she described on Sunday as her favorite Easter outfit: a purple velvet pantsuit with go-go boots.
REAL_ESTATE
April 21, 2014 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
Ask anyone who lives at the Shore, or frequents it, if people are tearing down old houses and building new, and the answer is an unequivocal yes. And the current boom in teardown-rebuild activity seems to have little to do with Hurricane Sandy's 2012 swath of destruction. "In our target area, Barnegat Bay, there are a large number [of teardowns] now. . . . People are either selling to people tearing down and rebuilding, or rebuilding themselves," said John Westrum, president of Westrum Development in Fort Washington, whose company is working on a post-Sandy rebuilding project in Ortley Beach, near Seaside Heights.
NEWS
April 17, 2014 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
William J. Meyers Jr., 71, a former mounted patrol officer with the Fairmount Park Guards and the Philadelphia Police Department, died of a lung disease on Saturday, April 12, at the Courthouse Convalescent Center in Cape May Court House, where he had lived for the last three years. A 1960 graduate of Cardinal Dougherty High School, Mr. Meyers, known as Bud, was an Army Special Forces paratrooper from 1961 to 1963, stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C. "When he was ready to be discharged, they asked him to go to officer training school," but he declined, his former wife, Ruthann McGeever, said.
NEWS
April 16, 2014 | By Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writer
The husband-and-wife owners of Ocean City's popular Manco & Manco pizzerias pleaded not guilty in a tax evasion case Monday. Charles Bangle, 54, and his wife, Mary, 53, are accused of concealing $981,000 in income from the IRS and using the proceeds for personal expenses. They were arrested the morning of April 3 by IRS investigators and released that day after appearing in federal court in Camden. During that hearing, a judge ordered the two to give up their passports, and Charles Bangle to hand over weapons that included 12 handguns, two shotguns, and two rifles.
NEWS
April 5, 2014 | By Barbara Boyer, Amy S. Rosenberg, and Michael Boren, Inquirer Staff Writers
Facing charges that they evaded taxes on nearly $1 million in income, the husband-and-wife owners of Ocean City's popular Manco & Manco pizzerias were ordered in federal court Thursday to give up their passports, and the husband to yield a stash of 16 weapons. Charles Bangle, 54, and his wife, Mary, 53, were taken into custody Thursday morning at their home in Somers Point, N.J., by IRS investigators, who alleged that the couple concealed money to escape taxes and used it for personal expenses.
REAL_ESTATE
March 17, 2014 | By Christine Bahls, For The Inquirer
For those who have delayed buying a Jersey Shore vacation house for any reason - maybe an allergic reaction to Dodd-Frank mortgage reform, or post-Sandy confusion compounded by flood-insurance phobia - the experts' counsel is this: No worries. "Sandy is past news," said Marge Swanson, a mortgage consultant with Trident Mortgage in Ocean City. "The lenders are lending. It's kind of behind us. " Said Cheryl Huber, an agent with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach in Ocean City: "Most people have decided that life is too short.
NEWS
March 11, 2014 | By Melanie Burney, Inquirer Staff Writer
OCEAN CITY, N.J. The Chatterbox, the iconic pink-facaded, family-owned restaurant in Ocean City, may soon have a new owner. Longtime owner Marie Repici has reached a deal set for settlement April 1 to sell to Maria and Bob Boyer of Sewell in Gloucester County. Terms of the pending agreement were not disclosed. The property was assessed at slightly under $1 million, according to tax records. "I'm sure I am going to miss a lot of the people, but it's time," Repici said. "I'm glad it's over.
NEWS
March 9, 2014
BASKETBALL SOUTH JERSEY GROUP 1 Pitman 55, Penns Grove 44: Tim Delaney had a double-double to help third-seeded Pitman win at Penns Grove in the South Jersey Group 1 semifinals. Delaney finished with 16 points and 12 rebounds. Darnell Foreman led Pitman with 17 points, and also had three rebounds and three assists. Pitman's Tyler Wisniewski totaled 12 points and eight rebounds. Eli Richardson knocked down four threes and led second-seeded Penns Grove with 12 points. With the win, Pitman will play Schalick in the final Monday.
SPORTS
March 7, 2014
Wednesday's Scoreboard reversed a boys' basketball score. Ocean City defeated Toms River South, 58-57, in the first round of the South Jersey Group 3 tournament Tuesday.
SPORTS
March 6, 2014 | By Phil Anastasia and Tim McManus, Inquirer Staff Writers
The Lenape boys' basketball team recorded the upset of the night in the first round of the South Jersey Group 4 Tournament on Tuesday. The No. 14 Indians stunned No. 3 Millville, 54-51. Ryan McMahon scored 22 points, and visiting Lenape held the Bolts to 16 points in the first half. Cole Moody and Caleb Krupa each scored eight. Khaliq Ford led Millville with 16. Eastern 63, Williamstown 41: Senior center Matt Klinewski scored 16 of his 27 points in the first half as the host, fifth-seeded Vikings topped the No. 12 seed.
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