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Ocean City Police Break Up Fight on Boardwalk

On Friday night, Ocean City police officers responded to a fight on the Boardwalk involving two juvenile girls. A large crowd of juveniles surrounded the fight, which happened about 10 p.m., police said in a statement. Officers broke up the group and several teens were detained and turned over to their parents.

Smith to Retire as Ocean City Fire Chief; Walker Named as...

Fire Chief James P. Smith announced his retirement as of July 1, and Deputy Chief Bernard F. Walker will succeed him as the next chief of the Ocean City Fire Department. Walker is a 19-year veteran of the Ocean City Fire Department who was named deputy chief in 2020.

Strong Pitching Lifts OCHS Baseball Team in Tournament Opener

The fifth-ranked Ocean City High School Red Raiders baseball team began the South Jersey Group 3 State Tournament by beating 12th-ranked Cumberland Regional High School on Thursday. Ocean City entered the tournament with a 17-7 record. The Cumberland Colts came in with a 9-12 record. The Red Raiders prevailed, 4-1, to advance to the second round of the playoffs.

Ocean City Announces Guarded Beaches Starting Memorial Day Weekend

The Ocean City Beach Patrol will begin the 2024 season on Memorial Day Weekend. The OCBP guards beaches from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekends and holidays, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. Following is a list of guarded beaches.

Ocean City Announces “Night in Venice” Sponsors

Two presenting sponsors will help add prizes and excitement to the 2024 Night in Venice in Ocean City on July 20. Acme Markets returns as a presenting sponsor, and OCNJ Watersports will return this year (after its sister business, the Jet Drive Boat Exchange, was a presenting sponsor last year). ACME and OCNJ Watersports made cash and in-kind contributions to help enhance the 69th annual event this year.

Ocean City to ‘Unlock the Ocean’ and Take a Plunge for Holiday...

After a long winter and rainy spring, Ocean City and Chamber of Commerce officials will finally turn a ceremonial wooden key to “unlock the ocean” for the season at noon Friday. The free public event provides an early start to Memorial Day weekend and welcomes a long-awaited summer. It takes place on the beach between the Ocean City Music Pier and Ninth Street. With the ocean officially open, a fully clothed entourage will then march into the water to celebrate the 21st anniversary of the Business Persons Plunge. Details follow for other special events planned during the holiday weekend, including the city's Memorial Day Service on Monday, May 27.

Results of 2024 Ocean City Triathlon

Ocean City held its annual OCNJ Triathlon/Duathlon on Sunday, May 19. The race saw 115 finishers in the combined events. The friendly event includes a quarter-mile pool swim (timed separately), 2-mile run, 16-mile bike and another 2-mile run. The race also includes duathlon (run-bike-run) and kids course options. Results follow.

O.C. Jr Raiders Lacrosse Program Hosts “Beach Blast” Tournament

The Ocean City Jr Raiders Lacrosse program hosted the second annual Beach Blast tournament on Saturday at the Tennessee Avenue Sports Complex. A total of 19 teams participated in the Beach Blast from eight municipalities around South Jersey. Host Ocean City welcomed teams from Cherry Hill, Medford, Cinnaminson, Washington Township, Clearview, Monroe Township and Brick Township.

Mayor’s Message: May 17

Mayor Jay Gillian gives a rundown of road projects that are wrapping up for the season in Ocean City. He also gives a preview of upcoming special events in town. His weekly mayor's report follows in its entirety.

Oversized Trash/Recycling Cans Will Not Be Picked Up Beginning June 1

The Ocean City Public Works Division is reminding residents that trash and recycling containers placed at curbside for pickup must be no greater than 32 gallons in capacity and 50 pounds in weight, as per local ordinance.  The city’s waste management contractor is reporting an increased use of 96-gallon containers that are designed to be picked up mechanically. Because the contractor’s workers pick up trash and recycling containers by hand, they will no longer be able to service residences using 96-gallon containers as of June 1.