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July 24, 2016 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Staff Writer
LONGPORT, N.J. - It's a typical beach day out on Atlantic Avenue, which means the usual pedestrian chaos. Beachgoers crossing the many streets without traffic lights assume the cars will stop: The 2010 law tells them the vehicles must. Some families lead with the stroller, toddler on the dad's shoulders, an older sibling stumbles, stops and goes back for an errant flip-flop. Boogie boards are used as shields, umbrellas and chairs balanced under arms. Ready, set, cross. Sometimes the cars stop, sometimes they speed up to get by first.
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.
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.
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
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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ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 2016 | By Chuck Darrow, FOR DoTHIS
Summer is coming to a close, but there's still time to squeeze in a beach weekend. Some Jersey Shore vacationers are no doubt drawn by tradition: Who doesn't know someone whose family has been going to Wildwood or Sea Isle City for generations? Others may be drawn to the South Jersey coast out of a passion for a particular locale. Or mere convenience. But if our closest oceanfront real estate has no particular claims on your heart and mind (and wallet), you might consider Ocean City, Md. The other Ocean City has a lot to offer if you're looking for something a little different.
NEWS
August 7, 2016 | By Zoë Miller, Staff Writer
On Thursday, hundreds of tots (and other youngsters up to age 10) will promenade down the Ocean City Boardwalk in the family resort's 107th annual baby parade. Some will walk. Others will ride in style in fanciful strollers, go-carts, and wagons. All will delight onlookers. The tradition dates back to 1909, when photoengraver Leo Bamberger - who helped organize Labor Day - founded the event. According to Michael J. Hartman, Ocean City's special events coordinator and artistic director of the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company, in the golden age of the parade, attendees treated the festivities like a night on the town, dressing up in glamorous attire.
NEWS
August 6, 2016 | By Sam Wood, STAFF WRITER
The city health department during the last week grounded several "frequent fliers," its term for eateries with a history of failing numerous health inspections. Vermin -- rodents and roaches -- proved the undoing of many of the restaurants and grocery stores ordered by the city to close down for at least 48 hours. An infestation of rodents temporarily closed a Primo Hoagies franchise in Port Richmond. Roach invasions shut down Bella T's Pizza in Mayfair, the Santana Deli in Feltonville, El Coqui bodega in Fairhill and Jin Hous e in West Philadelphia.
REAL_ESTATE
August 1, 2016 | By Sally Friedman, For The Inquirer
It's a living arrangement that brings startled reactions from two generations: A grandmother and granddaughter sharing seashore digs in Ocean City? Really? All that togetherness for almost three months, including most meals and lots of shared downtime? To 16-year-old Allison Schurr and her maternal grandma, Sharon Keller, it makes perfect sense. "It works, and it works beautifully," says Sharon, a soft-spoken woman who is delighted to go back to her own Shore roots - she grew up in Margate, and it's one of her happiest memories.
NEWS
August 1, 2016
Hello there From the time Match.com introduced them in July 2013, Ben and Beth made each other laugh. "I would be at my desk at work, laughing at every text he sent," Beth remembers. Their phone calls often included stories about Beth's kids, Josie, who was then 5, and Michael, then 2. Like Beth, Ben had been previously married. He had no kids of his own, but he had spent a lot of time with his nephew when he, his sister, and her son all lived with Ben's parents in Upper Darby.
NEWS
July 25, 2016 | By Erin Serpico, Staff Writer
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - On a hot beach day, Barbara Malik, 36, took a break with her three sons along the boardwalk for a late-afternoon snack. A few bites into their soft pretzels and fries, six seagulls swarmed in from the beach. The birds paused just inches above their heads. They squawked, and they tried - unsuccessfully - to snag a meal. "We're not even feeding them," said Malik, of Williamstown. "If you try to feed them, they probably hover over more - but they're still hovering over us even now. " It's a common scene up and down the Jersey Shore.
NEWS
July 24, 2016 | By Amy S. Rosenberg, Staff Writer
LONGPORT, N.J. - It's a typical beach day out on Atlantic Avenue, which means the usual pedestrian chaos. Beachgoers crossing the many streets without traffic lights assume the cars will stop: The 2010 law tells them the vehicles must. Some families lead with the stroller, toddler on the dad's shoulders, an older sibling stumbles, stops and goes back for an errant flip-flop. Boogie boards are used as shields, umbrellas and chairs balanced under arms. Ready, set, cross. Sometimes the cars stop, sometimes they speed up to get by first.
NEWS
July 21, 2016 | By Emily Babay, STAFF WRITER
An FBI underwater search team went to work Tuesday in the bay off Ocean City, N.J., as part of an "ongoing investigation," a spokesman for the agency said. Michael Whitaker said in the afternoon that he could not discuss what, if anything, the dive team had found. He said the underwater search and evidence response team from the FBI's New York division was assisting in the investigation. He said he could not elaborate. Ocean City officials described the operation as an "evidence recovery mission" and said the search was not related to an active incident.
NEWS
July 17, 2016 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, STAFF WRITER
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - There have been years when just hours after they steered their wooden motorboat across the Great Egg Harbor Bay from their dock in Somers Point to revel in Ocean City's Night in Venice proceedings - and perhaps even win a trophy for their decorating prowess in the annual boat parade - members of the Caserta family come up with the idea for next year's festivities. "It'll be the next day after Night in Venice and I'll hear a song on the radio and think, 'Yeah, that's a good song.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 13, 2016 | By A.D. Amorosi, For The Inquirer
Chicago playwright and House of Cards writer Laura Eason's Sex with Strangers just opened at the Cape May Stage, to be followed by the Neil Simon classic Barefoot in the Park in August. Down the street, Rodgers' Romance , a Rodgers & Hart-based revue, is in full swing at the East Lynne Theater Company, with the gothic drama Dracula on its heels. Thirty-two miles up the road in Ocean City, the famed children's show A Year with Frog and Toad has just ended at the Greater Ocean City Theatre Company, with West Side Story readying to open.
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