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OCHS Grad Amanda O’Connor Signs Contract; Dad Resumes Teaching

It has been a whirlwind year for Bill and Amanda O’Connor. When we last checked in, the dynamic father-daughter duo was celebrating Amanda’s June 2017 graduation from Ocean City High School and preparing for a return to their native New York City. Today Bill, 55, is back to his career roots as a teacher in the New York Public Schools. A former Dean of Students at a public school, he was hired last summer as a financial literacy teacher at Horace Greeley Intermediate School in Astoria, Queens. Nineteen-year-old Amanda went back to chase her dream of an acting and singing career. She took a major step last week, signing her first recording contract with Los Angeles-based Parliament Records...

Multi-Agency Water Rescue Drill Planned for Tuesday

The Ocean City Department of Fire and Rescue will participate in a multi-agency water rescue drill on Tuesday, June 12. The training exercise will start at about 9:30 a.m. in the bay near the Route 52 causeway. The drill will include U.S. Coast Guard boats and other rescue equipment. The activity may be monitored from land by personnel at the Welcome Center on the causeway...

OCBP Announces 2018 Rookie Class

The Division of Fire/Rescue and the Ocean City Beach Patrol are glad to announce the 2018 OCBP rookie class. The follow individuals have been offered a spot in the 2018 Rookie School following a two-day competitive tryout June 9 and 10 in Ocean City...

Hooked on Houses : The Columbo Cottage

Nestled under a breezy canopy of what are rumored to be some of the oldest trees on the island, rests Barb and Mike’s cozy 1950s newly revived cottage. The wrap around porch sets the scene with white rockers and a plush porch swing gently swaying in the breeze, calling one’s name for an after-beach nap. Both Barb and Mike are retired school teachers from Pennsylvania who came to live in Ocean City full time in 2001. The vibe of the home they have created is one of tranquility and relaxation...

OCPD Weekly Activity Report June 3 – 9

Calls for Service: 876 & Daily Average: 125

Ocean City Beach Patrol Will Be Guarding The Following Beaches For...

The Department of Fire and Rescue Services announces that the Ocean City Beach Patrol will be guarding the following beaches for 2018. Beaches are guarded from 10:00AM until 5:30 PM weekends and holidays and from 10:00AM until 5:00 PM on weekdays...

The Eighth Street Players Present GODSPELL JR.’ on June 8 in...

The Eight Street Players will musically tell the stories of John the Baptist, Jesus and Judas when they present their production of Godspell Jr. on Firday, June 8, 2018. Godspell is one of the biggest Off-Broadway and Broadway successes of all time. Based on The Gospel According to Matthew, the musical uses major episodes in the Bible – including the baptism of Jesus, the Last Supper, his arrest and crucifixion – to explore important ideas like compassion, love, forgiveness and sacrifice for the greater good...

Mayor’s Update: June 8

I want to follow up on a notification that went out earlier today and let you know that our police have been working with other law enforcement agencies to monitor an event that is being promoted on social media as a weekend-long beach party in Ocean City, N.J...

Preparations in Place to Monitor Potential Beach Party

The city has received many inquiries about a large-scale beach party this weekend in Ocean City that has been promoted through social media. The city team and the Ocean City Police Department are aware of the event and have been tracking its planning. While it remains unclear what, if any, impact the event will have, preparations are in place to fully monitor it and to enforce local laws. As always, visitors are welcome to enjoy Ocean City. But officers will have zero tolerance for offenses...

New Jersey Moves Toward Banning Smoking on Public Beaches

Advocates for smokefree beaches throughout New Jersey may soon be getting their way. On Thursday, the New Jersey legislature completed its approval process for a bill that would ban all smoking, including e-cigarettes and other vaping devices on all public beaches in the Garden State...