Ocean City Receives Bond Rating Upgrade

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Christmas came early to Ocean City after Moody’s Investors Service announced a significant upgrade in the city’s bond rating – from Aa2 to Aa1. Moody’s cited several key factors that contributed to the positive assessment – including the city’s robust economic development, sound financial management practices and a diverse and growing revenue base. City Manager…

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OC BikeFest Promoter Charged with Fraud in Florida

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An Ocean City BikeFest promoter has been charged with fraud in Florida. According to OC Today, Chase Micheal is accused of passing more than $500,000 worth of bad checks and turned himself in to the Bay County Sheriff’s office in Panama City. Sheriff’s Officials report that Micheal is charged with 22 counts of fraud following…

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Next Phase for OC’s Downtown Recreation Complex Begins in October

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The next phase of demolition and construction at the Downtown Recreation Complex in Ocean City will begin around the first of October – and will start in the park’s east block area. All park amenities with the exception of the Ocean Bowl Skate Park will not be available for public use. The revitalized complex will…

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Ocean City Prepared for Possible Pop-up Rally Car Event

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Historically, the “Pop-up Rally” car event occurs near the end of September. In anticipation of the possibility of the event coming back to Ocean City, all roads within the Town of Ocean City will be designated a Special Event Zone beginning Tuesday, September 19th through Sunday, September 24th. While the event appears to have moved…

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OC’s Inlet Parking Lot to Close for Multiple Events Sept 10 thru Oct 8

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Beginning Sunday, the Inlet Parking Lot in Ocean City will be closed for public parking through Sunday, October 8th. This is to accommodate several upcoming events. OC BikeFest runs from September 13th through 17th – however promoters will begin setting up the concert and vendor area on Sunday, September 10th. During the event there will…

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Ocean City Partners with Go Green OC in Zero Waste Initiative

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The Town of Ocean City is looking at ways to become more green and has announced a partnership with Go Green OC, a local non-profit looking to make Ocean City the first zero-waste resort town in the country. About 30 Ocean City businesses will be taking part – looking to compost 500 to 750,000 pounds…

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Ocean City Council Moves Forward with Sports Complex Discussion

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Ocean City Mayor and Council remains interested in a sports complex in Worcester County and voted unanimously last week to hold a meeting – likely in March – with the Maryland Stadium Authority to present the updated Sports Complex Market and Economic Feasibility Study. The meeting will be open to elected officials in Worcester County…

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New Look for Somerset St. in Ocean City

Somerset St. Streetscape project was opened with a ribbon cutting event Aug. 14th (photo shared by Town of Ocean City on Facebook)
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Work has been completed on a streetscape project on Somerset Street in Ocean City. Somerset Street now has new brick sidewalks, landscaping and other improvements. The project was undertaken by the Town of Ocean City and the Ocean City Development Corporation. Elected officials, local citizens and visitors gathered for a ribbon-cutting event Sunday.

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OCPD Announces Results of Traffic Safety Campaign On 142nd St. Corridor

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Ocean City Police focused attention recently on speeding along the 142nd Street Corridor in a neighborhood between Coastal Highway and Route 54.According to police, during late February and through March, members of the Traffic Safety Unit and patrols issued 13 speeding citations and three warnings, plus citations and warnings for other violations.One person was also…

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Blizzard Cleanup Continues in OC – Emergency Declaration to End at 6pm

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Ocean City experienced blizzard conditions Friday night into Saturday morning. The final snowfall accumulation total for Ocean City was 12 inches. The Department of Public Works and the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) have been diligently working to clear the roadways. As of Sunday morning, all streets in the Town of Ocean City are open…

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Ocean City Employee Honored after 50 Years on the Job

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James Purnell has been on the job in Ocean City for 50 years! Purnell began working with the town in May of 1971 and has spent his entire career as an employee of the Public Works Department – he is currently the Town of Ocean City’s Solid Waste Supervisor. “As a Society, we have transitioned…

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Ocean City extends beach, boardwalk closure to late April

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The Town of Ocean City continues to take extreme measures to protect residents and employees from the rapid spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19), outlining several new emergency actions that increase restrictions previously implemented in the resort community. The first action, which was outlined in a new emergency declaration by Mayor Rick Meehan, extends the closure…

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Md. PSC reopens evidentiary hearing process for Ocean City offshore wind project over turbine size

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Following calls from elected officials, residents, and others concerned about a proposal to install an offshore wind farm off the coast of Ocean City, the Maryland Public Service Commission (PSC) has announced that it will hold two separate evidentiary hearings regarding the size of the turbines. The decision to reopen the evidentiary process comes on…

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MD National Guard’s Operation Tourist Boom to Take Place at OC Inlet

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The Maryland National Guard is conducting a routine training exercise today – Operation Tourist Boom – with the Town of Ocean City and First Responders.  The exercise will take place in the inlet parking lot from 6:30am to 6:30pm.  The exercise will help the National Guard synchronize with first responders from all levels of government…

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