July 21, 2016 |
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.
July 17, 2016 |
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.
July 13, 2016 |
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.
July 8, 2016
ISSUE | BREXIT Triumph of ignorance The United Kingdom's "Brexit" vote was an example of why social studies (history, economics, geography, and civics education) is crucial ("Independence or isolation?" Sunday). People knowledgeable about history would have recognized the dangers of a divided, competitive Europe. Economics demonstrates the benefits of free trade among nations. A basic grasp of geography would have revealed the falsity of the implication that hordes of Syrian refugees pose a direct threat to the British Isles.
July 4, 2016 |
OCEAN CITY, N.J. - Watching over her son, nieces, and nephews as they dug holes in the sand and built drip castles Saturday, Kelly Smith, 37, reminisced about being that age herself. Smith, in a blue bikini with a very pregnant belly, remembers learning to ride a bike here in the alley between 28th and 29th Streets, right off Central Avenue. This past weekend, she taught a 5-year-old niece to master a two-wheeler in the same spot. Smith has been coming to Ocean City with her siblings since she was born.
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.
June 19, 2016 |
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.
June 13, 2016 |
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.
June 13, 2016 |
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.
June 13, 2016 |
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.