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Bayside Center: OC’s Eco-Tourism Haven…and More

It’s not always about funnel cake, roller coasters and surfing. Ocean City has a smaller, but loyal segment of the visitors’ market devoted to eco-tourism. And for these folks, the Bayside Center at 520 Bay Avenue is an Ocean City treasure. “Bayside Center is the secret ready to be told,” says Sue Forrest, a city employee whose job it is to tell it. The name of the town might be Ocean City, but Great Egg Harbor Bay offers lesser known but equally fascinating mysteries and delights, she said...

City of Ocean City, NJ – Office of Emergency Management Special...

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory in effect for Ocean City 7 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 11) through 1 a.m. Sunday (Aug. 12). With a new moon coming Saturday, predictions for exceptionally high tides are in the forecast for Saturday (9:07 p.m.) and Sunday (9:57 p.m.) on the bay side of Ocean City. Flooding on low-lying streets is possible and could be worse if predicted rain coincides with high tide...

Special Weather Statement – Coastal Flood Advisory in Effect

The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Coastal Flood Advisory in effect for Ocean City through 1 a.m. Saturday, August 11. With a new moon coming Saturday, predictions for exceptionally high tides are in the forecast for Friday (at 8:17 p.m.), Saturday (9:07 p.m.) and Sunday (9:57 p.m.) on the bay side of Ocean City. Flooding on low-lying streets is possible, particularly on Saturday evening, if predicted rain coincides with high tide. The Flood Advisory is likely to be extended...

Mayor’s Update : August 10

I’m happy to report that City Council last night extended our shared services agreement with Sea Isle City for George Savastano to work as our business administrator and municipal engineer. George has been extremely effective in project management, budget control, and in leading the city team during a short-term agreement this summer. I’m very excited by the potential of what we can accomplish together over the next four years...

North End Project Update – Aug. 10, 2018

Detailed update of the North End Drainage Project...

OC Music Producer Best Known for Elvis Hoax

Elvis has left the building. Or has he? “The Fabulous Gabriel,” an Ocean City man whose real name is Gabriel Maciocia, has a long and distinguished career in music as a performer, songwriter and producer. With platinum and gold records to his credit, he’s worked with such musical icons as the Four Tops and Tommy James. But Gabe’s biggest fame came in 1989 when his spoof song “Somewhere Elvis is Smiling” and an on-air practical joke by a Las Vegas disc jockey sent...

Grammy Winner Sandi Patty Will Perform at the Ocean City Tabernacle...

Ocean City, NJ -- Due to an urgent and serious medical situation involving a family member, Sandi Patty's concert in Ocean City, NJ at Ocean City Tabernacle will be postponed. The original scheduled concert on Sunday, August 12th will now be rescheduled for Sunday, August 26th...

Ocean City Police Weekly Activity Report July 29-Aug. 4

Ocean City Police Department calls for service and daily average for July 29 through Aug. 4.

Mayor’s Update: August 3

I want to thank all of the event organizers and volunteers, public safety personnel, boat captains, bay-front home owners, grand marshals, residents and guests for making last weekend’s Night in Venice celebration such a safe and festive event. Preparing for the weekend is a massive undertaking, and I’m proud to see this Ocean City tradition continue. I was also happy to see so many cars filling the newly striped parking spaces at the former car dealership lot next to the Ocean City Community Center. I want to thank the owners of the property again for making this accommodation, and I want to let you all know that the city continues to pursue the purchase of the lot for municipal purposes...

Ocean City Fishing Club to Host Youth Surf Fishing Tournament Aug....

Children can demonstrate their skills with rod and reel for prizes in the Ocean City Fishing Club's 43rd annual Boys’ and Girls’ Surf Fishing Tournament on August 11. Registration for the free event will begin at 9 a.m. at the north end beach near the Ocean CityLongport bridge. Parents or guardians will be asked to sign a waiver for insurance purposes before their children can participate. Each child must bring his or her own fishing gear and bait...