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Mayor Jay Gillian: ‘Ocean City Lost One of Its Leading Citizens’

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first_imgJohn Kemenosh of Ocean City, NJThe following is Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian’s weekly update to citizens posted on Friday, Nov. 6.Dear Friends,Ocean City lost one of its leading citizens this week with the passing of John Kemenosh. His many contributions to our community have been widely reported by our local media, and rightfully so. What I will always remember about Mr. Kemenosh goes beyond community service to include just what a great guy he was to be around. I will always appreciate his kindness and support for Michele and I over the years. May he rest in peace.I have scheduled a Mayor’s Town Hall Meeting regarding the pump station project for the neighborhood between 2nd and 8th Streets west of West Avenue. This meeting will take place on Saturday, November 14th at 10 a.m. at the Chris Maloney Lecture Hall in the library located at 1735 Simpson Avenue. Representatives of the design engineering firm will be present to explain the project and answer questions.I hope you will join us for our annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Wednesday, November 11 at 11 a.m. at Veterans Memorial Park.I hope everyone has a great weekend.Warm regards,Jay A. GillianMayorlast_img read more

Five Syracuse players earn all-Big East honors

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first_imgThe Big East released its postseason awards on Thursday, and five Syracuse players were among those honored.Wide receiver Alec Lemon, offensive tackle Justin Pugh and strong safety Shamarko Thomas were named to the All-Big East First Team, while quarterback Ryan Nassib and defensive end Brandon Sharpe were named to the All-Big East Second Team.The eight head coaches in the Big East did the voting for the awards, but could not vote for their own players.Lemon, who was named to the second team last season, was unanimously named to the first team this year. He finished first in the Big East with receptions per game at 6.4, and was also first in receiving yards with 96. He caught a school-record 70 passes for 1,063 yards in 2012. Lemon had five 100-yard receiving games.Pugh was named to the first team for the second year in a row. It’s his third straight year earning an all-conference selection. After sitting out for the first four games of the season as he recovered from shoulder surgery, Pugh returned to the line and re-established himself as one of the premier tackles in the conference. He helped the line block for another 1,000-yard rusher, as Jerome Smith was the fifth-straight running back to hit that mark. Syracuse also averaged 171.8 rushing yards per game, and only allowed 14 sacks this season.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThomas, who started every game this year, led the team with 84 tackles as a force in the Orange’s secondary. He also forced three fumbles and had two interceptions.Nassib leads the Big East in total offense with 313.3 yards per game and passing yards with 301.6 per game. He set a Syracuse single-season record for attempts at 448, completions with 283, yards with 3,619 and touchdowns with 24. He racked up a total of 3,748 yards this season, and had six 300-yard passing games.Sharpe finished the regular season with six sacks, good for sixth in the Big East. He was tied for fourth in the conference with 13.5 tackles for loss. He had seven tackles, including four sacks, in Syracuse’s win over Pittsburgh. Sharpe finished the season with 35 tackles.Other Big East awards included Teddy Bridgewater earning the Big East Offensive Player of the Year distinction, while Cardinals’ head coach Charlie Strong and Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood are sharing coach of the year honors. Scarlet Knights linebacker Khaeem Greene was the Big East Defensive Player of the Year, Temple running back Matt Brown was the Big East Special Teams Player of the Year, while teammate and linebacker Tyler Matekevich was named the Big East Rookie of the Year. Comments Published on December 6, 2012 at 5:19 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_iseman Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more