Saturday, December 22, 2012
The donations will help families displaced by Hurricane Sandy.
Families displaced by Hurricane Sandy will enjoy an early Christmas on Sunday as the Ocean City police union distributes more than $11,000 in toys and clothing at the Ocean City Sports and Civic Center. The Ocean City Policemen's Benevolent Association (PBA) Local No. 61 teamed up with trainers, doctors and staff members of Philadelphia professional sports teams to gather the contributions. Ocean City chiropractor Frank Brady helped organize a collection effort ($6,700) among teams that included the Eagles and Flyers. The local PBA used money ($4,500) raised at a Restaurants for Relief fundraiser that included Charlie's and Gregory's in Somers Point. A group that included representatives of the PBA and the volunteer storm relief group OCNJ…
Friday, November 16, 2012
Food, music and drinks at D'Orio's will go toward medical care for Chris Minerva.
A benefit on Sunday at DiOrio's Cafe in Somers Point will help raise money for a former Ocean City summer police officer to get treatment for rare form of cancer. Chris Minerva, 37, of Berlin Borough, hopes to travel to France for surgery related to advanced thymoma. Read more about Minerva and the procedure in this Courier Post story by Christina Mitchell. The benefit runs 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday (Nov. 18) at DiOrio’s Circle Cafe, 10 MacArthur Blvd., Somers Point. Cost is $25 per person and includes dinner, beer and wine. __________ To buy tickets or make a contribution, call (609) 807-8663 or visit www.euros4merv.org __________ Minerva and Ocean City Police Detective Mark Pancoast vacationed together in Ocean City with their families when …
Sunday, November 11, 2012
The two forces combine to contribute $10,000 for relief after the record floods of the October storm Sandy.
The local firefighter and police unions recently donated $10,000 to OCNJ CARE, the volunteer group coordinated relief efforts in the wake of an October storm that caused record flooding in Ocean City and left an estimated $438 million in damage to city property, businesses and private residences. The Ocean City Firemen's Mutual Benevolent Association Local 27 and the Ocean City Policemen's Benevolent Association Local No. 61 contributed $5,000 apiece. The unions asked that half the donation be designated for relief to downtown businesses. Firefighter Ray Clark said the downtown merchants have always been generous with fundraising efforts by the unions, and the donation is a way to return the favor. "No questions asked, they always support …
Monday, October 15, 2012
The local PBA honors team players on the city staff.
For the first year in a new program, the Ocean City Policemen's Benevolent Association Local No. 61 is recognizing city employees "who turn it 'UP' and go above and beyond the requirements of their daily tasks. The local PBA launched its "Team Up" campaign as a small way to recognize these city employees. "Throughout the year, their commitment and support of fellow team members enable us to provide a better quality of service throughout our community," the PBA said in a news release. PBA members made recommendations to the PBA Executive Board, and the first recipients of the PBA Local 61 Team 'Up' Team Recognition Award are as follows: