Ocean City High SchoolThe Ocean City Board of Education is accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the board.Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume no later than noon Wednesday, July 9. All candidates then will be scheduled for an interview with the board.Anybody interested should send the material to:Business Administrator/Board Secretary Pat YacovelliOcean City Board of Education501 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 1,Ocean City, NJ 08226-3891The board will appoint a replacement for Pete Madden, who will resign his seat on June 30.Madden was elected to a three-year term to the board in November 2013, but he was elected to City Council on May 13 (2014) and will take office on July 1. The law prevents him from serving in both seats.The board voted 5-2 in May to make the new appointment after the third Monday in July — a decision that, in essence, determined that the appointee will serve 16 months before facing a potential election.If the appointment were made earlier than that date, the appointee would serve only the four months until the next school board election in November 2014. State law designates the cutoff.All applicants will be interviewed at a public meeting. The board will then vote on who will fill the position.The most recent vacancy included seven applicants.__________Sign up for OCNJ Daily’s free newsletter“Like” us on Facebook
“Until we get more information, the cause of death is undetermined,” he said. Alvarado’s death hasn’t been classified as a homicide or an accident. “We don’t know. We’re trying to determine the circumstances,” said Detective Donna Cheek of the sheriff’s Homicide Bureau. She didn’t want to release additional details about the case. However, Cheek did say that Alvarado was last seen by relatives on a weekend but wouldn’t say what date. His body, mistaken for a burned mannequin, turned up Feb. 4 on the side of Turnbull Canyon Road, south of Blue Sky Road in Hacienda Heights. How a Norwalk man died, and who set his body on fire and then left it on a winding Hacienda Heights road earlier this year remains a mystery. The county Coroner’s Office could not pinpoint what killed Jose David Alvarado. But the coroner’s report showed the 47-year-old had alcohol and cocaine in his blood, sustained injuries to his face and suffered from heart disease. The report listed coronary artery disease, cocaine and alcohol use and traumatic facial injuries as other conditions contributing but not related to the cause of death. The toxicology test showed significant levels of alcohol and cocaine. However, the amounts were insufficient by themselves to be the cause of death, said Craig Harvey, spokesman for the Coroner’s Office. At 3 a.m., a passing motorist told firefighters there was a fire up the road from their fire station. Firefighters used water and foam to put out what they thought was a burning mannequin and then requested county public works employees to haul the debris away. The next day, the workers took a closer look at the mannequin, saw blood leaking from it and realized it was a charred body. Coroner’s investigators discovered remnants of clothing, a charred shoe and parts of a burned left shoe, according to the report. The body wasn’t clothed, although fragments of burned underwear were found at the left knee. The hair was burned off, the body was burned but no soot was found in the lungs, according to the report. Based on the evidence, the coroner concluded that the burns occurred after death. The tip of Alvarado’s right middle finger had been amputated sometime before. It wasn’t a recent injury. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3026 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!