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Ocean City Joins National Sleep Out Movement to Aid Homeless Youth

Homelessness can happen to virtually anyone. To raise awareness of this fact, and to aid local homeless people, especially homeless youth, Ocean City businesses and individuals are coming together for present a Sleep Out for Homeless Youth event on Thursday, November 16. The event, benefiting Covenant House of New Jersey, takes place at “Making Waves” in the St. Peter’s of Ocean City church parking lot on Wesley Avenue between 7th and 8th Streets...

McMahon Insurance Opens Grand New Office

McMahon Insurance Agency announces final plans to move into its new corporate office at 901 Simpson Avenue in Ocean City, on November 20, 2017. The new headquarters is 1.5 miles away from the current location on Asbury Avenue. This is a bittersweet moment for Bill McMahon III, President of McMahon Insurance. “Asbury Avenue has been our home for 37 years. As of November 20th, we will officially close that office and move into 901 Simpson Avenue.” The 9,000 square foot state-of-the-art office features a grand lobby, custom lighting and shiplap panels throughout. Along with modern, spacious and comfortable amenities, there are rooms to hold educational programs and host special events for the benefit of all within the Ocean City community...

Ocean City Roller Coaster Getting New Track for Smoother Rides

A 125-foot-high roller coaster that serves as the centerpiece attraction at one of Ocean City’s oldest Boardwalk amusement parks is getting a new track to give passengers smoother rides. The Gale Force roller coaster made its debut at Playland’s Castaway Cove in May, thrilling its riders with a series of twists, dips and loops on a serpentine-like track while traveling at more than 60 mph. However, a Playland executive explained that an inspection found the track’s rails were not completely in alignment, giving passengers a slightly bumpier ride than intended...

Weekly Activity Report November 5 – 11

Calls for Service: 613 and Daily Average: 87

Veterans Day – Presented by VFW 6650, American Legion Post 524,...

Ocean City’s annual Veterans Day Program was held at 11 a.m. Saturday (Nov. 11) at the Ocean City Tabernacle. It was presented by Ocean City VFW Post 6650, American Legion 524, and The City of Ocean City. The event included...

Mayor’s Update : Nov. 9

Dear Friends, I want to congratulate Kathleen Taylor on being named 2018 Superintendent of the Year in New Jersey. The New Jersey Association of School Administrators made the announcement this week, and Dr. Taylor now becomes the state’s candidate for national Superintendent of the Year...

Ocean City Intermediate School Team Wins First Place at STEAM Tank

Dynamic girl duo, Isabella Kenny and Daphne Broyzna, won first place in the Elementary Category at STEAM Tank for their app ReCraft. Their app is a spin-off of the game Minecraft that not only encourages recycling, but makes it fun. Last May, the girls entered ReCraft into the 2017 US ARMY & NJSBA STEAM Tank Regionals. In total, there were 193 applicants in the entire state of New Jersey. From the 193 applicants, the judges chose 90 groups to compete in the North, Central, and South Jersey Regionals. Isabella and Daphne’s idea was the only application that was unanimously selected by the judges...

Ocean City Invades Delsea in South Jersey Group 3 Football Playoff...

Fans and observers of Ocean City High School football will tell you tonight’s playoff game at Delsea Regional is the Red Raiders’ biggest in nearly a decade. The Raiders (6-2 overall, 3-2 in the West Jersey football league) travel to Franklinville, Gloucester County for a Group 3 first round battle at Delsea Regional at 7 p.m. It will be Ocean City’s first action in the state football championships since 2008, and the excitement extends to head coach Kevin Smith, despite a 46-7 home loss last Friday against undefeated St. Joseph of Hammonton in its last regular season game...

34th Street Bridge to Close Overnight Tuesday and Wednesday

All lanes of the 34th Street Bridge will be closed from 10 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, through 5 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 15 and again from 10 p.m. Nov. 15 through 5 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 16. The closing has been approved to allow work crews to pour concrete as part of Cape May County's two-year project to redeck the bridge...

Dr. Kathleen W. Taylor Named 2018 Superintendent Of The Year

Dr. Kathleen W. Taylor, Chief Education Officer, Ocean City School District, was selected New Jersey's 2018 candidate for the American Association of School Administrators' (AASA) National Superintendent of the Year Award by the New Jersey Association of School Administrators (NJASA). The 2018 New Jersey Superintendent of the Year Dr. Kathleen W. Taylor will be recognized by the New Jersey State Board of Education at a December 6, Recognition Ceremony, at the New Jersey Department of Education’s headquarters in Trenton...