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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...

What’s Happening in Ocean City:

For its 109th year, the Ocean City Baby Parade returns as a morning event. The 2018 parade will start at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, August 9. Registration is open to anybody who wants to participate in the parade, which features children ages 10 and under. For an online entry form and more information, visit ocnj.us/babyparade. Participants also can sign up at the Welcome Center on the ground floor of City Hall at Ninth Street and Asbury Avenue. Entry fee is $5 per child, and the registration deadline is 5 p.m. Tuesday, August 7. The annual tradition offers a chance for parents to show off Ocean City’s newest generation. The parade features children cruising the Ocean City Boardwalk in themed strollers, wagons and floats...

Ocean City Weekly Activity Report July 22– 28

Calls for Service: 1258 & Daily Average: 179

The Last Bath House: Built to, well, Last!

“The term ‘bath house’ is kind of outdated,” Tony Galente said as he surveyed the new facilities at his 13th Street Bikes, Bath House and Parking. “Tell people you run a bath house and they say ‘what’s that?’ That’s why we have the sign over there that says ‘showers.’” When it comes to the age-old Jersey Shore tradition of bath houses, Galente and his wife Janet are the keepers of the flame. Or at least keepers of shampoo, body wash and towels. Up until the 1970s, bath houses abounded not only in Ocean City but most other shore communities...

Miss Nelson is Missing! 1 Show Only in Ocean City, NJ

The Greater Ocean City Theatre Company (OCTC) will once again present five family-friendly theatrical productions this summer. OCTC has assembled talented, professional casts to bring to life a wide range of stories right here at the Ocean City Music Pier. OCTC’s 2018 Children’s Theatre Series concludes with MISS NELSON IS MISSING July 31st at the Ocean City Music Pier...

OCBP FINISHES IN 2ND PLACE OVERALL AT THE 2018 DUTCH HOFFMAN...

Friday night, the OCBP competed in the 49th annual Dutch Hoffman Memorial Lifeguard Races, coming in 2nd place overall as a team. This competition is the 1st of the "Big 3" races, which was held in Wildwood with dark overcast skies and rough wind blown waters that caused problems for many of the competitors...