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Ocean City Police Activity Report Sept. 23-29

Calls for Service: 535 and Daily Average: 76...

Mr. Mature America 2018 Bill Quain Inspires, Coasts Home in OCNJ...

Bill Quain threw his hands up in victory as he crossed the finish line at the OCNJ Half Marathon Sunday that ended at the Ocean City Music Pier. In what would already be a difficult race for even the most accomplished of runners, Quain, 66, of Ocean City, did it blind. The reigning Mr. Mature America ran 13 miles with his sister, Jeannine Norris, by his side, acting as his guide.

Bike MS: City to Shore Ride Brings 6,000 Cyclists into Ocean...

Starting in Cherry Hill, more than 6,000 cyclists took part in the Bike MS: City to Shore Ride into Ocean City. They rode 75 miles Saturday to raise millions of dollars for programs and in hopes of finding a cure to the disease.

Two Top Educators Join Forces, Friendship, at Ocean City High School

Two teachers who have proven they have that special talent to touch the lives and minds of students joined forces, albeit just for a day, to teach a class at the Ocean City High School. Ocean City High School American Sign Language teacher Amy Andersen, who won the 2018 New Jersey Teacher of the Year award, invited National Teacher of the Year, Mandy Manning, of Spokane, Washington, to stay at her home since the two were attending a weekend state teachers’ conference in Princeton.

Run for the Fallen Makes Emotional Stops in Ocean City

Victims of the 9/11 terror attacks were honored, along with other members of the military who have died, in an emotional tribute during the annual New Jersey Run for the Fallen on Thursday. Members of the military run to honor lost soldiers. The runners visited 72 markers throughout Cape May County, including 12 in Ocean City.

“Safe Surrender” in Cape May County Gives Chance to Clear Up...

On Friday, an event will take place that could change people’s lives for the better. And it is happening in Cape May Court House. “Safe Surrender” will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lighthouse Church located at 1248 Route 9 South. It is part of the Stop Running and Start Living Again campaign and allows those with outstanding warrants to turn themselves in with no threat of arrest, officials said.

Panelists Say “No” to Recreational Marijuana at Cape May County Symposium

Health experts, law enforcement officers and lawmakers Tuesday denounced a proposal to legalize marijuana, saying that it could be a gateway drug, pose a danger on the highways and create an atmosphere where people would be walking around and going to work high. The marijuana symposium was held at the Avalon Golf Club in Cape May Court House and was hosted by the drug treatment and prevention center Cape Assist, based in Wildwood. The event focused on recreational use of marijuana. Speakers agreed that medical marijuana use is needed, recreational is not.

Ocean City Happenings: MS City to Shore Ride, OCNJ Half Marathon,...

Thousands of bicyclists and runners will descend upon Ocean City this weekend for two annual traditions: the MS City to Shore Ride on Saturday and the OCNJ Half Marathon on Sunday. With 7,000 cyclists raising $5.6 million, the MS City to Shore Ride boasts that it is the best cycling experience on the East Coast. The ride will end in Ocean City on Saturday, Sept. 29...

Ocean City Police Activity Report: Sept. 16-22

Calls for Service: 590 and daily average: 84

Diehard Car Buffs Brave Rains For Ocean City Corvette Show

Constant rains pelted the Ocean City Boardwalk. It left those who ogled Corvettes on display to don umbrellas. But the rains just beaded off the pristine, glossy, gleaming displays of cars that represent the best of American motors. Now in its 28th year, the event is organized and sponsored by Boardwalk Corvettes of Atlantic City. Proceeds from registration fees benefit local charities including the Ocean City Humane Society. It is considered one of the top five Corvette shows in the country, organizers said.