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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
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.
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.
SPORTS
November 18, 2009 | By Bill Iezzi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Ocean City senior Colleen Slaughter looks forward to playing Eastern in a semifinal of the field hockey Tournament of Champions at 5:30 p.m. today at Hunterdon Central. Not many players or teams are so eager to take on the Vikings, who just won their 11th consecutive state Group 4 title, a national record. "I want to play Eastern because they beat us in a [preseason] scrimmage," said Slaughter, Ocean City's leading season and career scorer of all time with 51 and 92 goals, respectively.
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SPORTS
August 24, 2015 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
Autism Speaks 5K, Wildwood, 8 a.m. start, $25 pre, $30 post. Minimal awards, shirts for some preregistrants. Rio Grande & the Boardwalk. Chickie & Pete's 5K, Atlantic City, 8 a.m. start, $40 pre, $45 post. 10-year age groups through 70+. Project Graduation 2015 5K (7 p.m.), 1-mile fun run (6:30), Haddon Township, N.J. Fee: $20 advance, $25 day of. T-shirts for first 500. At The Taproom, 427 W. Crystal Lake Ave., Haddon Twp. Browning Ross Summer Sizzler Series Alumni Run, 7 p.m. Rowan University, Glassboro.
NEWS
August 23, 2015 | By Dan McQuade, For The Inquirer
Bob Rose said he had tried but figured there was no shot. He and a partner book shows each summer on the Ocean City Music Pier. Before each season, he talks with city officials and residents about which acts they'd like to see. This year, someone suggested the Beach Boys. "I'm thinking, 'Yeah, right,' " Rose said. "So I talked to my partner, and he decided to pursue it, and, lo and behold, [the Beach Boys] liked the idea of playing in Ocean City. When you're pitching 'America's Greatest Family Resort,' you can't think of a better band than the Beach Boys.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 2015
IT'S BEEN A WHILE since I've had a break. Not that I'm complaining. When you are busy, it means you're working, which means you get paid, which means you and your family can eat. And since I am pro-food, it stands to reason that I am also pro-work. There are those, including my wife, LaVeta, who say I am a workaholic. I think I speak for all workaholics when I say that phrase is offensive to us. We prefer to be called the work-ready, a phrase that avoids the negative connotations of our work addictions, while celebrating our industriousness with a term that's politically correct.
SPORTS
August 16, 2015 | By Jen A. Miller, For The Inquirer
Pope Francis' visit in September is doing a lot of things to the city: closing highways, shutting down a bridge, prompting residents to talk about escape. It has also put the region's race schedule on a Tilt-a-Whirl. Some September races have moved. For example, the Philly 10K, which last year was in September, has been moved up to August 30. The Sloppy Cuckoo Trail Run, a 500-person trail event with quarter marathon, half marathon, and full marathon, was supposed to be held on the day of the pope's Mass.
NEWS
August 7, 2015
IN HER signature song, "People," Barbra Streisand proclaims that "people who need people are the luckiest people in the world. " Well, as we head into the dog days of summer, we'd like to amend that to include people who own boats, as well as people who have friends who own boats. That's because there are few ways to better beat the summer heat and enjoy nature than by spending time on the bounding main, feeling the cool ocean spray on your face while watching dolphins frolic in the foamy water.
NEWS
August 5, 2015 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Frank P. Ermilio, 98, of Ocean City, N.J., a West Philadelphia pediatrician from the late 1940s to his retirement in 1999, died Friday, July 31, at home. Among his patients, daughter Diana Carrigan said, were "a couple of Muhammad Ali's children" and Will Smith. A 1932 graduate of Overbrook High School, Dr. Ermilio earned a premed bachelor's degree at Villanova University in 1936 before graduating from the medical school of Temple University. During summers "all through college and med school," his daughter said, Dr. Ermilio worked as a waiter at the former Peacock Gardens Restaurant, near where Route 202 and the Schuylkill Expressway now meet in King of Prussia.
FOOD
July 31, 2015 | Craig LaBan, Inquirer Restaurant Critic
Some of the best food in Ocean City is far from the tourist boardwalk - and considerably spicier, too. Cinco de Mayo, despite its humble setting on a quiet stretch of West Avenue, is one of our favorite go-to restaurants on the island. The colorfully muraled dining room (just down the street from hoagie standby Voltaco's) is a great example of the authentic Mexican flavors that have been flourishing up and down the Jersey Shore in recent years. Owner-chef Roberto Marroquin, who got his start at Cousin's Italian restaurant a quarter-century ago (and then went on to own a pizza shop in Galloway)
NEWS
July 30, 2015 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writernarkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
THIS IS WHAT it sounds like on social media when a seagull dies at the hands of a shoobie in the quiet little candyland of Ocean City. A photo of the unidentified gull-killer circulated on social media last week, shortly after the man smacked the bird out of the air on the 39th Street beach Friday, allegedly snapped its neck and tossed it into a trash can. Waves of rage rolled in. On Instagram, the middle-age, bearded man was called nasty names....
NEWS
July 28, 2015 | By Michael Vitez, Inquirer Staff Writer
The day after he celebrated his last Mass, more than 100 members of the Rev. Ed Speitel's family gathered Sunday in Villanova to help him celebrate both his 90th birthday and 60 years as a priest. They all know the formal side, the serious side, the side of religious devotion - but Sunday, in story after story, they shared the human side. Like this one: Father Ed, a great swimmer at La Salle College High School, has loved the ocean and Ocean City all his life. Diane Marselis Speitel, 57, who married one of his nephews, remembers meeting Father Ed for the first time when she was 17. "I was told I was going to be meeting an uncle who was also a priest," she recalled.
BUSINESS
July 28, 2015 | By Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Writer
The recruitment campaign is on: Somers Point wants you . Armed with catchy slogans ("The Shore Starts Here" and "Get to the Point"), a stylish website (LiveinSomersPoint.com), and a tax incentive, movers and shakers in this 4.03-square-mile mainland community across the Ninth Street Bridge from Ocean City are pulling out all the stops to get vacation- and primary-home buyers alike - entrepreneurs, too - to take notice. "Everything you'll ever need to live here we have," said First Ward Councilman Kirk Gerety, whose family has lived in Somers Point for four generations, moving from South Philadelphia to open a grocery store in a building that now is one of the city's many restaurants.
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