Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Seasonal tags will be available at a $5 discount through May 31.
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Beach tags for the summer 2013 season are on sale now online and at four locations in Ocean City. A $5 discount on seasonal tags is good through May 31. Information from the City of Ocean City's beach tag page is as follows: 2013 OFFICIAL BEACH TAG INFORMATION The online beach tag store is now open 24 hours a day*. To enter online store, click HERE. 2013 Seasonal Beach tags are $20.00 now through May 31st. Beginning June 1st, Seasonal Beach Tags are $25.00. Beach Tags are required for all beachgoers age 12 & up and are in effect from June 8, 2013 thru September 2, 2013 2013 Pre-Season beach tags are on sale at the following locations: Aquatic & Fitness Center, 1735 Simpson Avenue Monday thru Friday 9:00am to 9:00pm, Saturday 9:00am to 6:…
Saturday, September 1, 2012
The retired Ocean City police officer is charged with second-degree criminal sexual contact involving an employee of the beach-tag department, which he supervised.
Charles Cusack, a retired Ocean City police officer accused of criminal sexual contact with a young employee he supervised as a beach-tag inspector, will enter a not guilty plea when the time comes, according to the high-powered attorney representing him. "A defense investigation is underway, and our plea is not guilty," wrote Louis Barbone, of the Jacobs and Barbone law firm in Atlantic City, in an email Thursday in response to a query by Ocean City Patch. "We're not in a position to comment further at this time. No discovery has been produced by the state to date." Cusack, 49, was arrested in Ocean City about 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, while on duty in his capacity as supervisor in the beach-tag office, city police said. He was in his …
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
At 89, Jim DiMarco is Ocean City's oldest worker. What keeps him coming to work? He loves to share his positive outlook on life—and hugs, lots of hugs.
Buy an Ocean City beach tag from Jim DiMarco and you might get more than you bargained for. Just ask the young couple who stopped by the office at the Ocean City Music Pier on a recent Saturday morning to buy a pair of weekly tags. “Is this your wife?” DiMarco questioned the impossibly young-looking customer about his equally youthful companion. Taken aback a bit, the man answered that yes, it was. “Well, here's my recommendation,” DiMarco said. “Listen to her.” Dramatic pause. “Then do whatever you want.” The couple laughed good-naturedly, then went on their way, presumably to enjoy some beach time. After they left, DiMarco admitted, “I'm not afraid to do anything I want.” And why should he be? After all, DiMarco has been around the block…
Friday, May 25, 2012
Ocean City residents and visitors celebrate the start of another summer season.
For seasoned lovers of summer — the ones who count down the days through winter, then rue each passing day of summer — this week is a glorious one. All the good times and good food and good company are still ahead. Not a day of summer has expired yet. Astronomers and meteorologists continue to maintain that summer starts on June 20 this year. But everybody in Ocean City knows that it starts on the Saturday before the last Monday in May — otherwise known as the start of Memorial Day Weekend. And of all the weekend attractions that Ocean City has to offer, there's really only one that ever really matters: the weather. You can't predict the weather—least of all on the barrier islands (though the early forecasts look pretty spectacular). But …
Monday, May 21, 2012
Lite Rock 96.9 hands out 96 free beach tags on Monday.
With less than two weeks to go before the price of seasonal beach tags increases from $20 to $25 in Ocean City (on June 1), WFPG-FM 96.9 came up with an even better deal on Monday: free beach tags. For the 10th year, Lite Rock continued its pre-Memorial Day tradition of handing out 96 free tags — one per person. The radio station asked listeners to line up in front of the Ocean City Community Cultural Center to receive their giveaway. The radio station will be giving away more beach tags on Tuesday in Brigantine at Mad Dog Morgans, 3000 West Brigantine Avenue, and on Wednesday at a yet-to-be-announced location in Margate or Ventnor.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
A weekly recap of the past week's news.
This week we saw local athletes win gold medals, pondered the effects of the BYOB debate, and looked at seatbelt laws. Here are some highlights from the past week's news: On Monday, we created a 2012 Jersey shore beach guide, posted a police activity report, announced that beach tags are on sale at preseason prices and saw the federal government report that fish stocks of summer flounder have been "rebuilt." On Tuesday, we announced that all four lanes are now open on the Route 52 causeway and examined a proposed tax credit for tolls law. On Wednesday, we saw an increase in enforcement of seatbelt laws, took a look at Jersey Premier Soccer, announced that three Ocean City High School crew teams won gold medals in the Atlantic County Rowing…
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
Many hope to see the program expanded to include all military veterans.
City Council unanimously approved an ordinance Thursday night that waives beach fees for active members of the military. Like most towns on the Jersey Shore, Ocean City requires beachgoers to purchase tags before using the beaches during the summer. Seasonal tags cost $25 (or $20 if purchased by May 31) for all persons 12 and older. The ordinance reads: No fees shall be charged to or collected from persons in active military service in any of the Armed Forces of the United States and to their spouse or dependent children over the age of 12 years ... ... No fees shall be charged to or collected from persons who are active members of the New Jersey National Guard who have completed Initial Active Duty Training and to their spouse or …
Among other items, City Council will consider an ordinance that waives beach tag fees for members of the military.
City Council breaks from its normal biweekly Thursday schedule and meets tonight on a Tuesday (7 p.m. Oct. 25). Here are five things on the council agenda that may be of interest to the public. 1. Council will cast a final vote on an ordinance change to waive beach tag fees to active members of the military and National Guard and their immediate families. A recent change in state law allows the exemption. 2. City Council will cast a final vote on a bond ordinance appropriating $3 million and authorizing $2.9 million in borrowing for capital projects. Scheduled projects (subject to separate approval) include dredging plans for the bay, continued road and drainage improvements and repairs to the historic Life Saving Station at Fourth Street …
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Justin Juliano, a 17-year-old summer resident, is marketing his product on a new website.
Justin Juliano said he conceived the idea this summer after an Ocean City beach tag inspector asked him to show his tag. Because beach tags have become such a part of the fabric of summer in Ocean City, Juliano decided to make a beach towel with beach tag designs as part of the fabric. The 17-year-old Haverford High School student started a business, Tag-R-Up Designs, and is selling his beach-tag towels ($26) at tagrup.weebly.com. Juliano researched the history of beach tags in Ocean City, and his towel includes a complete collection of designs from 2011 back to 1976, when the tags were first required in Ocean City. Seasonal tags cost $5 in 1976 ($3 if purchased before May 31). Today, the cost is $25 ($20 if purchased in the pre-season). …
Friday, June 10, 2011
Enforcement of beach tag laws for summer 2011 will start on Saturday, June 11.
Beach tags will be required for everybody ages 12 and older at all Ocean City beaches starting on Saturday, June 11. The preseason discounts for seasonal tags have expired, and prices are as follows: seasonal ($25), weekly ($10) and daily ($5). The tags are on sale: The price of the seasonal tags was increased by $5 in a vote by City Council in February. Ocean City sold $3,428,000 worth of beach tags in 2010 but spent $3,963,000 to maintain the beaches. The fee increase helps close the gap that is currently being paid by Ocean City taxpayers. In a report to City Council on Thursday, June 9, Business Administrator Mike Dattilo said the city had sold 1,000 more seasonal tags as of May 31 than they had at the same point in 2010. Council had …