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New Walking Club Keeps Ocean City Moving

Ocean City residents are joining a new walking club to not only get fit or stay fit, but also forge new friendships. The newly formed Ocean City Walking Club meets weekly on the Boardwalk outside the Music Pier at 9 a.m. Friday mornings and then heads down the boards.

Ocean City, Wind Farm Developer Clash in Legal Fight

Ocean City is lashing out at the developer of a proposed offshore wind farm after being hit with a lawsuit in an ongoing dispute over a transmission line needed for the controversial project. The Danish energy company Orsted, which plans to build the Ocean Wind project, filed a lawsuit in state Superior Court on May 4 demanding that Ocean City should grant the permits needed for the underground transmission line.

Special Olympics Athletes Excel in Ocean City

From javelin throws to sprints to distance running, 98 Special Olympics athletes from Atlantic, Cape May and Cumberland counties competed in track and field Sunday at Carey Stadium in Ocean City. Ocean City hosts the athletes each year. The meet helps them qualify for the Special Olympics New Jersey State Summer Games that will be held at The College of New Jersey from June 9-11.

Ocean City’s Super-Sized Block Party Ushers in Spring

Sun-splashed skies, live music, a mega-amount of merchandise to purchase and the scent of delectable foods, from sweets to barbecue, brought thousands of visitors to Ocean City on Saturday for the annual Spring Block Party. Some visitors came for the first time, while others make it a family tradition to ring in spring. But no matter whether it was a first time or one in a string of many years, families were having a great time.

Volunteers Needed For Ocean City’s After-Prom

On Saturday, May 20, Ocean City High School students will enjoy an event that will likely stay with them a lifetime – the prom. And afterward, prom-goers will have the opportunity to continue the night and make more memories, also in a safe, alcohol-free environment, with After-Prom. But with just weeks before the major event, in its 29th year, volunteers are still needed to help make the After-Prom what it has been known for – a high quality, fantastic occasion held at the high school, 501 Atlantic Ave.

Ocean City Officials, Residents Urge E-Bike Riders to Follow Traffic Laws

Go ahead and take that cruise through Ocean City on your E-bike. Just do it while following the rules of the road, Police Chief Jay Prettyman is urging bicyclists. The electric bikes may be convenient and easy to ride around on during the busy spring and summer season, but some residents have complained that some cyclists don’t follow traffic laws and others are downright “reckless.”

DTM Powersports Will Electrify Your Summer with Street Legal Vehicles

What better way to explore the beach, boardwalk, and downtown shopping than to do it while driving around on a street legal electric golf cart? Street Legal Vehicles are growing in popularity and appeal in shore towns. DTM Powersports makes it easy to own one of these cool vehicles that go up to 25 mph.

O.C. School Budget Includes No Tax Increase

The Ocean City Board of Education has adopted the budget for the 2023-24 school year, keeping the school tax rate stable while offering new classes and expanded programs. The total budget is $45.2 million, up from $44.3 million for the 2022-23 school year.

Eagles, Phillies Fans Delight at Ocean City Sports Show

Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl champion Brandon Graham didn’t just say how he felt when he strip-sacked Tom Brady in the 2018 Super Bowl, which secured the victory for the Birds. He showed it. He threw his arms in the air and enthusiastically shouted, “Yeah!” To that, the audience of devoted Eagles and Graham fans applauded. Graham was the major attraction in the afternoon at the fifth annual Sports Memorabilia Show on Saturday at the Ocean City Music Pier.

Ocean City Residents Criticize Outgoing Schools Superintendent

The Ocean City Board of Education formally accepted the resignation of Schools Superintendent Matthew Friedman at a meeting Thursday night. But not before some members of Fairness in Taxes -- a local government watchdog group -- blasted the outgoing superintendent for expenses he billed to the district for seminar-type of trips he took as an educator, despite already interviewing for another district.