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United Methodist Communities Certified as “Great Place to Work”

United Methodist Communities, a multi-site senior care organization in New Jersey, including a center in Ocean City, announced that it has been certified as a Great Place to Work® by independent analysts at Great Place to Work Institute.

Fire-Damaged Northend Beach Grill to Return in Summer 2019

There is too much fire damage to reopen the Northend Beach Grill this summer, its operator says. The popular restaurant will return in the summer of 2019.

Ocean City Library Slated for Major Renovation

Recognizing the Ocean City Free Public Library’s importance to the community, the second floor will undergo an extensive renovation to modernize the facility, improve the aesthetics and make it more user friendly, officials announced Monday during a public presentation on the project.

Mayor Jay Gillian Announces Plan for Ocean City’s New Business Administrator

George Savastano will serve as business administrator for both Sea Isle City and Ocean City under a proposed shared services agreement between both towns.

Ocean City’s Impala Island Inn Sold to Developers

The Impala Island Inn in Ocean City has been sold to two Sea Isle City developers who will keep the motel open and also plan to build an all-suite boutique hotel on adjacent property.

Nearly $11,000 Donation Helps Rape and Abuse Victims in Cape May...

A mahjong club that includes members from Ocean City and Sea Isle City makes a $10,749 donation to the Coalition Against Rape and Abuse in Cape May County...

Ocean City Officials Remain Frustrated With Overdue Drainage Project

Ocean City will reluctantly stick with the construction company overseeing a troubled $6.5 million drainage project instead of fighting it out in court or trying to remove the contractor from the job. City officials said litigation against the lead contractor, A.E. Stone Inc., could prove risky, including the possibility that the company would respond by seeking a court injunction to shut down the project.

Hooked on Houses: The Little Pink Cottage That Could

It all started as a whale’s tale – literally. David and Bernice Losinno took a day trip to Sea Isle City to lay eyes upon a beached whale in the fall of 2016. They missed seeing the whale but ended up seeing and subsequently purchasing something far different in Ocean City. The Losinnos rode home to Pennsylvania as the new owners of the “Little Pink Cottage that Could.”

Ocean City’s South End Next in Line for Flood Control

Ocean City is targeting a large swath of the southern tip of the barrier island as the next area for flood control. But residents were told they will have to be patient. At a town meeting Saturday organized by Fourth Ward Councilman Bob Barr, city officials repeatedly assured about 100 residents in attendance that protecting flood-prone neighborhoods in the south end remains a top priority.

Ocean City’s 2018 Beach Tag Sales Close to Last Year’s Revenue

Among New Jersey shore towns, Ocean City is the undisputed king of beach tag sales. It is the only city to annually crack $4 million in annual beach tag revenue. No other town comes close. That’s why Ocean City’s beach tag sales are such a closely watched indicator of the strength of the summer tourism season. So far this year, revenue is pretty much running neck and next with last year’s figures, said Frank Donato, the city’s chief financial officer...