A man best known for his appearance in car dealer commercials will be running for Council in Ocean City. Gabe Staino announced that he intends to submit his nominating petition on Monday. Staino is seeking the seat that was vacated by newly elected Assemblyman Antwan McClellan.
Taxes are going up in Ocean City this year. Mayor Jay Gillian introduced a new budget that includes a half cent increase on the local purpose tax rate. The budget will be formally introduced on March 26th, with a final vote coming in April. A capital plan will be presented to Council on March 12th.
Ocean City is coughing up $300,000 to settle a harassment claim filed by a former female police officer against men in the department. NJ.com reports that Vanessa Strunk filed the discrimination lawsuit back in 2018, alleging that male officers harassed her over a nine year period. Among the alleged acts, her underwear was displayed in…
Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian will present his city’s budget and State of the City address this Thursday. Gillian announced that an updated five year plan for capital improvements will be part of the budget message. The Ocean City budget will be adopted in about two months.
Northerly portions of Bay Avenue will be closed starting Tuesday in Ocean City for a Cape May County MUA wastewater main project. The street will be closed from 18th Street to 14th Street, and from 8th Street to 9th Street. A large portion of Bay Avenue south of 18th Street has been reopened.
Ocean City will create more parking on West Avenue. City officials announced that there will be angled parking on the bay side of West Avenue between North Street and First Street. The parking is being added courtesy of requests from the community.
A beach fill project in the southern end of Ocean City should be completed by the end of the month. Mayor Jay Gillian says the project was interrupted this week due to mechanical issues, but it should be completed in the next week or two. Crews will work this weekend near the 50th Street beach.
A beach fill project in Ocean City will begin right before summer. Mayor Jay Gillian announced that the project will begin on May 1st and will result in approximately 1.4 million cubic yards of sand to be placed on the beaches between Seaview Road and 13th Street. The project will take over two months to…
One of Ocean City’s biggest nights of the year is New Year’s Eve and the city is rolling out fireworks and live music as part of its event. The Duprees and the Trammps will be performing live during the First Night celebration. Some rides on the city’s boardwalk will also be open for business.
He wasn’t missing after all. The United States Coast Guard reports that a kite surfer who was missing during the holiday weekend contacted the Coast Guard and says he’s fine. The surfer said his kite malfunctioned, so it cut it loose, and paddled ashore to return home.