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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.  
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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.
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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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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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June 22, 2016
ISSUE | IRS CHIEF Censure not enough Why hasn't the U.S. attorney general indicted IRS Commissioner John Koskinen for failing to provide information demanded by Congress related to an investigation into targeting of groups seeking tax-exempt status, lying to investigators, dragging his feet in producing key evidence, and lying about destroyed emails? His actions surely warrant more than censure by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. |Dick Jones, Ocean City, N.J.
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June 19, 2016 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Staff Writer
WHAT IT IS - Around here, it's usually called Italian ice - that sweet and cold concoction that can be as refreshing as bodysurfing in the ocean on a scorching summer day. Italian ice, sometimes just called water ice, is usually whipped into a slurry of fruit and ice, and then frozen solid. It comes in lollipop colors and flavors like lemon, watermelon, and cherry. In other parts of the country, like Hawaii and Florida, variations called shave ice and snow cones are a similar frozen dessert.
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June 13, 2016 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Staff Writer
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - Bob Rose was still in junior high school when he promoted his first music show. A few hometown Bridgeton bands were looking for gigs, and a school dance needed performers. Several years later, in 1974, Rose put together his first big outdoor concert - a five-act garage-band show at the now-defunct Palatine Race Track in Centerton, Cumberland County. Back then, social media didn't exist, so Rose had to rely on old-fashioned word of mouth and some concert posters.
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June 13, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, STAFF WRITER
TOMS RIVER, N.J. - Craig Mensinger called it "mystifying. " His Ocean City team was "super confident" entering the Group 3 state championship game Saturday against Northern Highlands. The Red Raiders had won 14 of 15. They had ace Sean Mooney on the mound. They were playing a team with 10 losses. They were on the brink of the first state title in the history of the program. But when Mooney allowed his first two earned runs of the season in the first inning, thanks to a bloop, an opposite-field double, and a windblown double, the Red Raiders never recovered.
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June 13, 2016 | By Walter F. Naedele, Staff Writer
Services have been set for Friday, June 24, for George B. Neidig Jr., 69, of Cape May Court House, a former president of the Cape May County Bar Association. Mr. Neidig, a lawyer in Avalon until April, died of cancer Friday, May 6, at home. He was a former municipal court judge in several Shore communities, including Dennis Township and Lower Township. "When George retired on Dec. 31, 2015, he was a judge in Avalon, Middle Township, Woodbine, and Stone Harbor," said Patricia Jordan, his secretary since January 1981.
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June 12, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, STAFF WRITER
All games Saturday. Group 3 OCEAN CITY (21-5) vs. NORTHERN HIGHLANDS (21-10) at Toms River North, 2 p.m. Previous state titles: Ocean City, 0; Northern Highlands, 0. Ocean City's road: Beat Absegami, 13-5; Central, 6-0; Mainland, 3-2; Highland, 5-0; Nottingham, 10-8. Northern Highlands' road: Beat West Milford, 4-3; Roxbury, 13-0; Pascack Valley, 4-2; Ramapo, 6-4; Cranford, 6-1. Ocean City player to watch: Senior right-hander Sean Mooney is 9-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 96 strikeouts and 10 walks in 51 innings.
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June 8, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, STAFF WRITER
Here is a look at the baseball state semifinal games. All games are set to start at 4 p.m.: Clearview (22-5-1) vs. Hunterdon Central (21-6) at Monmouth University. Clearview's road: Beat Rancocas Valley, 7-6; Toms River North, 2-0; Egg Harbor Twp., 2-0; Millville, 3-0. Hunterdon Central's road: Beat Princeton, 2-0; Old Bridge, 2-1; Edison, 8-1; South Brunswick, 12-2. Clearview player to watch: Senior right-hander Ryan Lau is 5-1 with an 0.88 ERA. Hunterdon Central player to watch: Junior Sal Lombardo was 3 for 3 in the Central Jersey final against.
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June 7, 2016 | By Phil Anastasia, STAFF WRITER
Highland coach D.J. Gore says the "numbers don't lie" when it comes to Ocean City senior Sean Mooney. So why doesn't anybody believe them? "Unbelievable," Ocean City senior outfielder Dom Fiorentino said of his teammate's pitching statistics. "Unbelievable," echoed veteran coach Craig Mensinger about Mooney's remarkable numbers. Even Mooney seems a little dubious about his own accomplishments. "No [earned] runs? That's a little hard to believe," Mooney said. "But it feels great.
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June 5, 2016 | By Jacqueline L. Urgo, Staff Writer
What they are: Perhaps making a meal out of a bucket of french fries isn't your idea of . . . well, a meal. But if you really like potatoes, and you're strolling down a boardwalk, and you catch a whiff of that delicious seashore-mixed-with-fried-food scent, and you're really hungry, it can make perfect sense. And that's where a place like Curly's Fries provides the perfect foil for that craving. Because at two locations on the Ocean City boardwalk, Curly's has been cutting, frying, and serving up crinkled french fries in cups, buckets, and barrels for 22 years and is considered among the iconic places on the wooden way. "Constantly customers tell me 'you're an icon' and really I can't believe it. I mean, really, a french fry icon?"
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