12 residents and one nurse have died as a result of a coronavirus outbreak at the The Shores senior living facility in Ocean City. The Press of Atlantic City reports that the outbreak occurred in November. The nurse who died has been identified as 64 year old Bonnie Ciafre.
The Ocean City Public School District is reporting 31 positive cases of Covid-19. In a posting on the front page of the District’s website dated November 23rd, the District has also had over 200 staff and students placed in quarantine. The report cites statistics as of November 20th.
Ocean City will still hold its town hall meeting on flooding on December 5th, but now it will be held virtually. The city also announced that its annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. ceremony will be held virtually as well.
A 12 year old boy has been charged with arson in connection with a fire at the Acme Supermarket in Ocean City Sunday that has closed the store for the time being. NJ.com reports that the juvenile was arrested and charged on Monday. The child has been released to the custody of his parents.
A fire inside the parking garage at the Ocean City Acme supermarket has closed the store until further notice. The Press of Atlantic city reports that the fire started Sunday afternoon, and the store was evacuated. It took firemen 20 minutes to put out the blaze. The cause of the fire remains under investigation.
Ocean City is moving forward with a new public safety building. Mayor Jay Gillian announced that city council approved the first reading of the bond ordinance last week. Gillian says the new building will house police, fire, EMT’s dispatch, and emergency management operations.
Ocean City officials will be holding a town-wide meeting on December 5th to discuss flooding issues. Mayor Jay Gillian says the meeting will be held at the Ocean City Tabernacle. Gillian says his city saw moderate coastal flooding last week.
Ocean City officials will hold a public meeting next Saturday on the potential construction of a new public safety building in the city. Mayor Jay Gillian announced that the meeting will be held on October 24th at the Ocean City Tabernacle at 10:00am.
Ocean City is planning for a new public safety building. Mayor Jay Gillian says the current building holding the police department is a century old. A public town meeting will be held this fall to discuss plans for the new building.
There will be no halloween parade in Ocean City next month. Ocean City officials announced that the Governor’s ban on large gatherings has resulted in the cancellation of the parade, which would be the 73rd in its history. The Governor stated earlier this week that trick or treating is still a go.