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Ocean City Financial Group Reminds People to Check Financial Statements

If you are a Citigroup cardholder, you may be in for a refund. Recently, Citigroup Inc. revealed that it failed to lower interest rates for some credit card customers as required by federal law, according to financial advisers. The bank now plans to issue around $335 million in refunds to affected customers, or about $190 on average per each of those accounts. Citi hasn’t finalized the list of consumers who may be eligible for a refund and said they include current and former cardholders, advisers said...

Smith Sworn-in as Ocean City Fire Chief, Beach Patrol Chief Jamieson...

Lifelong firefighter James P. Smith, who has been at the helm of the Ocean City Fire Department since 2016, was officially sworn-in Friday night to the top post, becoming the 18th fire chief in 125 years of fire service in Ocean City. The ceremony was held at the Ocean City Tabernacle. Members of each rank, deputy chief, captain and firefighter, were also sworn in. Reverend John Jamieson, chaplain for the fire department, performed the invocation...

McMahon Insurance Agency Celebrates New Office in Ocean City

An Ocean City couple stood in a room with over 100 people zipping around them talking, laughing and having a good time Friday. As they watched, the man, William McMahon Jr., looked at his wife, Sandy, and uttered one word: “Pride.” McMahon started the McMahon Insurance Agency in 1981, after purchasing what was then known as the Chattin-Halliday Agency. In 1991 he changed the name to McMahon Insurance...

Ocean City High School Students Walk Out for Solidarity in Memory...

A somber silence fell over the grounds of the Ocean City High School football field Wednesday morning, as more than 200 students bowed their heads in silence for 17 minutes, a minute for each of the victims of the Feb. 14 Parkland, Fla., school shooting. The Ocean City students participated in the National School Walkout...

Ocean City High School Drama Club in “The Addams Family”

“The Addams Family” may be “creepy and kooky” and all together “ooky,” but when you put Ocean City High School student’s spin on the macabre musical, the brew you get is fun, zany, and quirky, thanks to the multi-talented cast in the spring musical at the Nancy & William Hughes Performing Arts Center...

Delayed Opening for Ocean City Schools Tuesday

All Ocean City Schools will have a delayed opening Tuesday, March 13, due to the storm...

Historic Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum Opening in May

Historian John Loeper lost count of the hours of hard work that went into recreating the scene of the historic U.S. Life-Saving Station at Fourth Street and Atlantic Avenue in Ocean City. But what he does know is museum-goers who will get the chance to tour the building by Memorial Day weekend and feel like they stepped back in time. “Everything in it is period-perfect,” Loeper, chairman of U.S. Life-Saving Station 30, a nonprofit organization said. “We want people to walk through here and feel like...

Ocean City Boardwalk Project Completed: Ready for Tourist Season

After seven years of a multi-phase Boardwalk reconstruction project in Ocean City, the waiting is over. A pristine walkway from Fifth to 12th streets of fresh new boards, new ramps, new pavilions, trash containers and benches, will be enjoyed by tourists and residents in the $10 million project. The final phase of the project cost $2.9 million and included the new surface and substructure from 10th to 12th streets...

Sign of the Times: ASL Teacher Amy Andersen’s Reach Goes Beyond...

Call it the “Amy influence.” New Jersey Teacher of the Year Amy Andersen’s reach is extending far beyond the Ocean City High School classroom. Sign language classes offered at the Ocean City Free Public Library from March 8 through May 10 have already filled up. It could be because Andersen has inspired so many to learn not just American Sign Language, but also the culture, Julie Brown, adult programing librarian explained Wednesday...

Broadway and Cabaret Star Kelli Rabke Promises Fun on Girls Weekend...

Kelli Rabke has it all figured out. The former Broadway performer who took a decade off to raise a family, didn’t just let her career end as an extraordinary memory. Instead, Rabke, of Bergen County, returned to the stage to fulfill her greatest passion – singing. Now, just four years later, she headlines cabaret shows and symphony concerts...