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Registration Open for Emergency Responder 5K


The Emergency Responder 5-kilometer run/walk will be held on Saturday, June 8, 2024, and registration remains open. Formerly known as the “Cop Chase,” the event now honors all first responders and moves to a new location near the Ocean City Intermed…

Statement from Mayor Jay Gillian on Boardwalk Incidents


As in recent years and in other shore towns, Ocean City experienced a number of issues related to large crowds of teens on the Boardwalk, fights, shoplifting and disorderly conduct during the start of Memorial Day Weekend.I understand the impact tha…

Mayor's Update – May 24, 2024


May 24, 2024 Dear Friends,I’m happy to announce that Deputy Fire Chief Bernard Walker will become Ocean City’s 11th fire chief when Chief Jim Smith retires on July 1.First, I want to thank Chief Smith for his 30 years of service to Ocean City and wi…

Guarded Beaches Starting on 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.From Saturday, May 25, 2024 through Friday, May 31, 2024,…

ESPN's Marty Smith Named Night In Venice Grand Marshal


ESPN reporter and host Marty Smith will be grand marshal of the 2024 Night in Venice boat parade on July 20 in Ocean City, N.J. Smith, who owns a home in Ocean City, will be joined by family members for the 69th anniversary of the festive summer eve…

Oversized Trash/Recycling Cans Will Not Be Picked Up


The Ocean City Public Works Division wants to remind 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 managem…

Walking Club Invites All to Stroll the Boards Weekly


The Ocean City Walking Club, which was formed last summer, will return this year and invite everybody to join weekly walks on the Ocean City Boardwalk on Friday mornings.People of all ages and fitness levels are encouraged to meet outside the Ocean …

OCBP Tryout for Lifeguards Set for June 1


The Ocean City Beach Patrol will hold a tryout for new lifeguards on Saturday, June 1, 2024, for candidates 16 and older and for candidates who are 15, but who turn 16 before July 15, 2024. Candidates under 16 years of age are not eligible to begin …

Night in Venice Committee Announces Theme for 2024


Night in Venice Planning Committee Chairman Dave Winslow announced today the theme for the 2024 event: “Summertime Vibes: A Tribute to Jimmy Buffett.” Ocean City’s 69th annual Night in Venice at 6:30 p.m. July 20 this year will honor Buffett and pro…

Free Military Beach Tags Available for Pickup


Ocean City's free military beach tags will be available for pickup starting on Saturday, Feb. 24. Remember to have proper military identification to receive your free tag(s). Veterans receive free tags (veteran only). Active military members, spouse…