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Mayor’s Update 11-4

City Council next Thursday will consider a resolution to pay for architectural services for the police and municipal court building behind City Hall. Public safety has and always will be a priority for Ocean City. This is just the first step in a process to modernize a facility that is now more than a century old and completely out of compliance with federal flood requirements. For the sake of the public and police department, I feel it’s important to move forward with this important project.

The Power of Three Households Transformed

While human shelter comes in endless variations, everyone seeks comfortable, welcoming and functional spaces. How do healthcare organizations create residences for seniors coping with frailty and chronic illness who typically spend significant time in medically-oriented surroundings?

“Coffee With Cops” Improves Communications Between Ocean City Police and the...

Ben Dougherty, just 3 years old, paraded around in a kid-friendly paper policeman’s cap that snugly fit over his blond hair. He already plays with toy police cars, so it came as no surprise to his grandmother, Darcy Dougherty, when Ben said he would like to become a police officer when he grows up.

Dog of the Decade Contest – A Big Winner for the...

When you have a successful “Dog of The Year” fundraiser dating back to 2005, there’s only one thing left to do: hold a “Dog of the Decade” contest. Ocean City did just that on Sunday, hosting the event to benefit the Human Society of Ocean City and the town’s entire canine community.

Ocean City Fire Chief Breunig Retires; Successor Not Yet Named

Ocean City Fire Chief Chris Breunig, who distinguished himself while directing rescue efforts during Hurricane Sandy's record flooding, retired Tuesday to end his 20-year career with the department...

Ocean City’s Primary Home Market is “Hot,” Berkshire Hathaway Executive Says

For home buyers at the Jersey Shore, now is a good time to jump into the market. Prices are attractive, inventory is up and mortgage rates are down...

OCPD Weekly Activity Report 10/23 – 29

Calls for Service: 445 Daily Average: 64

Ocean City’s Downtown Business District Becomes Halloween Haven for Kids

Twin brothers Jack and Sean Schofield have distinctive personalities, but when it comes to Halloween, the 6-year-olds definitely think alike. "Candy," Jack said excitedly of why he likes Halloween so much. "I love candy, too," Sean echoed.

Mayor’s Update October 28

I learned this week that Ocean City will retain its exceptional AA rating as we prepare to issue $38.8 million in bonds to help pay for infrastructure projects. The news is important because the rating will lead to low interest rates that will save taxpayers millions of dollars over the life of the bonds. In its report supporting the rating, S&P Global Ratings noted Ocean City’s “strong economy ... strong management ... strong budgetary performance ... strong budgetary flexibility ... very strong liquidity ... and strong institutional framework score.”

Ocean City Halloween Parade Treats Crowds to Some Spooky Fun

Shortly before 7 p.m., the rain-swept streets in downtown Ocean City were ghostly quiet. Then, about 15 minutes later, things came alive. The ghosts showed up. And the ghouls. And the goblins. And all sorts of other spooky creatures.