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  • Battle over bare-breasted women brews at one of Maryland’s busiest beaches

    06/09/2017 8:28:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 101 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 9, 2017 | Lynh Bui and Ann E. Marimow
    A battle over bare-breasted women at one of Maryland’s most popular vacation spots is heating up as summer hits without a clear answer on whether women are free to be free at the beach. With the heat approaching, authorities in Ocean City issued a memo this week directing the beach patrol not to confront bare-chested women or ask them to cover up regardless of complaints. The policy is to stand until the Maryland Attorney General’s Office opines on state indecent exposure laws after a local beachgoer declared that if men can go sans tops, then women can, too.
  • Crazy Eddie retail chain owner, Eddie Antar, dead at 68

    09/12/2016 11:16:27 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 19 replies
    The man who turned the Crazy Eddie electronics stores into a retail giant before it collapsed amid federal fraud charges has died. Eddie Antar was 68. The Bloomfield-Cooper funeral home in Ocean Township, New Jersey, confirmed Sunday that Antar died Saturday. A cause of death wasn't disclosed. The Crazy Eddie chain was known for its ads featuring a maniacal pitchman who touted "Our prices are insane!" Antar started working in Brooklyn, and the chain eventually grew into 43 stores. But he fled to Israel after being indicted on securities fraud and insider trading charges. Antar was extradited to the United...
  • Political Banner Ads Grounded In Ocean City; Owner Says, “It’s Just Not Worth The Aggravation"

    07/20/2016 8:16:22 AM PDT · by Sgt_Schultze · 26 replies
    The Dispatch ^ | 20 July 2016 | Shawn Soper
    Ocean City Communications Manager Jessica Waters said on Tuesday the flap caused by the controversial political messages resulted in a quick decision to stop flying them over the crowded mid-July beach. Mayor Rick Meehan said during Monday’s council meeting resort officials had received hundreds of emails about the somewhat controversial ads, which included messages such as “Stop Mad Cow Disease-Defeat Hillary,” and “America First-Build The Wall Now,” Meehan said he reached out to Ocean Aerial Ads and owner-operator Bob Bunting about the controversial ads and the company, which has been flying over the resort skies, for decades, made the decision...
  • Larry Hogan vows fight against Martin O’Malley anti-farm regulations

    12/09/2014 6:28:12 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 8, 2014 | S.A. Miller
    After weeks of promising bipartisanship and refusing to make policy announcements that might rile Democratic lawmakers, Maryland Gov.-elect Larry Hogan has picked his first political fight, coming out swinging against environmentalists and their powerful allies in the General Assembly. Mr. Hogan vowed Monday to roll back proposed new regulations that would limit phosphorus runoff from farms, siding with Eastern Shore farmers who rely on phosphorus-rich chicken manure for fertilizer and against environmentalists who blame it for choking the life out of the Chesapeake Bay. The regulation, known as the “phosphorus management tool,” or PMT, has been hotly debated in the...
  • House approves offshore wind bill 88-47, administration accused of coercion

    04/01/2012 1:07:14 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Maryland Reporter ^ | March 31, 2012 | Daniel Menefee
    The House passed the administration’s offshore wind power bill Friday amid accusations Gov. Martin O’Malley secured votes on the House Economic Matters Committee with disparity grants to committee members’ districts. “Those of you who have been here longer than two weeks know there’s a lot of complicated pressures that go into making a bill pass or fail,” said House Minority Leader Anthony O’Donnell. “Sometimes it takes a little nudge, sometimes it takes a carrot, and sometimes it takes a stick.” The disparity grant program in Maryland provides subsidies to jurisdictions with income tax receipts that fall below 75% of the...
  • Edgie Russell’s Clams

    04/05/2010 6:45:29 AM PDT · by Congressman Billybob · 1 replies · 337+ views
    Special to FreeRepublic ^ | 5 April 2010 | John Armor (Congressman Billybob)
    It was 55 ½ years ago in August that Edgie Russell and I set out in a wooden rowboat to bring some clams home to our families. Bear with me, because this is going to be like Mark Twain’s story of his father’s ram. Edgie, you say. That’s a funny nickname. No, it’s a real name. My childhood friend was Thomas Edgie Russell, III. His great-grandfather’s life had been saved by a sea captain named Edgie, so the name came into the family in the next generation. His parents were friends with mine, and they lived up the street. So...
  • Captain Robert Craig, Ocean City Beach Patrol, Maryland- "OC Family Grateful"

    05/25/2009 1:07:06 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 2 replies · 624+ views
    The Dispatch (Maryland Coast Dispatch) ^ | May 25, 2009 | The Craig Family
    OC Family Grateful Editor: Saturday, April 25, 2009 was a beautiful day, and it was made even more wonderful by the outpouring of affection expressed toward Captain Robert S. Craig at his Beach Memorial Service. The Craig children and family appreciate all that was done to honor our “Pop,” a man so many in Ocean City have known and loved for so many years. The Beach Memorial was truly memorable and more special than we could have possibly imagined. We have many people to thank for their efforts in making it happen. We learned very quickly that organizing such an...
  • Ocean City Bids Farewell to OCBP Capt. Robert Craig

    05/12/2009 5:58:04 AM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 31 replies · 730+ views
    Ocean City Today ^ | May 1, 2009 | (Non Listed)
    (At right) Flanked by friends and family members, a wreath is carried down the beach to be released into the ocean in memory of Craig, "founding father" of the Beach Patrol. Carrying the wreath is the current head of the organization, Capt. Butch Arbin, who is flanked by Craig's son, Robert Craig, and grandson, Christopher Craig. (Above) Sean Williams pushes a surf board, carrying the wreath and the ashes of Capt. Craig, toward a Coast Guard boat, which released the wreath farther from the shore.
  • Memorial Service planned to honor Captain Robert S. Craig

    04/10/2009 4:24:09 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 3 replies · 467+ views
    News Releases: from Public Relations Office, Town of Ocean City, MD. ^ | April 8, 2009 | Donna Abbott, P.R. Director, Town of Ocean City, MD.
    News Release: April 8, 2009 Memorial Service planned to honor Captain Robert S. Craig Ocean City, MD – A memorial service for Captain Robert (Bob) S. Craig will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, April 25 on the beach at North Division Street. Captain Craig passed away on Saturday, March 28 at the age of 90. Captain Craig joined the Ocean City Beach Patrol in 1935 and served as its captain from 1946 until retiring in 1987. Captain Craig is credited with building the Ocean City Beach Patrol into the professional organization it is known as today. When Captain Craig turned...
  • Longtime OCBP Captain, Bob Craig, dies (ROBERT CRAIG: 1918-2009)

    04/07/2009 2:36:23 PM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 3 replies · 722+ views
    Ocean City Today ^ | April 3, 2009 | NANCY POWELL Associate Editor
    (April 3, 2009) The man who not only epitomized the Ocean City Beach Patrol, but also built it into a serious and professional organization, passed away Saturday. When Capt. Robert (Bob) S. Craig turned 90 last July, a competition, dinner and slide show honored him for his 52 years as a town employee and member of the Beach Patrol. Thousands knew Craig from his years guiding the Beach Patrol and taking it from a small, relatively unskilled group of young men to a large group of highly skilled young men and women. Capt. Butch Arbin, the current head of the...
  • OC Beach Patrol Icon Remembered

    04/07/2009 5:29:24 AM PDT · by real_patriotic_american · 6 replies · 633+ views
    The Dispatch ^ | April 3, 2009 | By Shawn J. Soper, News Editor
    OCEAN CITY – Ocean City lost a treasured icon this week when Captain Robert S. Craig, who shepherded the Beach Patrol through decades of change and inspired his young charges for half a century passed away at the age of 90. Captain Craig, as he was known for decades not only by the thousands of lifeguards who worked with him and for him but also by the countless millions of local residents and visitors to the resort area, passed away last Saturday at the Coastal Hospice in Salisbury at the age of 90. A former schoolteacher and coach, Captain Craig...
  • 2 towns at Shore debate new boardwalks,Environmental concerns raised over type of Rainforest wood

    07/07/2007 4:37:32 PM PDT · by Coleus · 19 replies · 520+ views
    Star Ledger ^ | 05.30.07 | MARYANN SPOTO
    The world's first boardwalk was nailed down at the Jersey Shore in 1870 to solve the nuisance of sand being tracked into hotels. Now boardwalks themselves are the problem in some Shore towns. Plans to redo the fabled boards of Wildwood and Ocean City this fall have environmentalists and activists fighting local officials over the wood for the projects. In bid specifications for the work, both Cape May County towns have requested wood from the ipe, a tropical tree that grows in Central and South American rainforests, fragile regions some environmental groups argue are being ravaged by unscrupulous loggers. The...
  • Phony Money Circulating in O.C. (Maryland & KY, CA, AR, FL, WA)

    06/07/2007 11:55:55 PM PDT · by bd476 · 36 replies · 2,340+ views
    WBOC Fox 21 ^ | 06/07/2007 9:35 AM ET
    OCEAN CITY, Md.- Police are warning businesses in Ocean City to be on the lookout for counterfeit money. Ocean City police say they are investigating several cases where fake currency has been passed at local businesses in the last few days. Police say the first case occurred on May 19 in which three counterfeit $50 bills were discovered by a local merchant. On June 2 and again on Wednesday, six more cases of counterfeit $20 bills and one $100 bill were discovered by merchants and banks, according to police. The bills are described as good quality, with slight fading...
  • City Council Approves Demolition of Historic (circa 1885) Life-Saving Station

    02/15/2006 9:13:34 AM PST · by CharlieL · 5 replies · 438+ views
    Ocean City (NJ) Gazette ^ | 2/15/2006 | Columb Higgins
    We in Ocean City, NJ have been fighting since 1998 to preserve a circa 1885 Historic Life-Saving Station from destruction. The property is located in our City's Historic District and is afforded specific levels of protection from development. The current property owner bought the property knowing those protections were in place, but used his political connections to get approvals to demolish the Life-Saving station and replace it with 6 condo units. Through various legal battles, we finally had Court affirmation that the developer had to follow our City's ordinances regarding Historic Preservation. Those ordinances define the requirement for maintaining his...
  • Jesus On The Beach - amazing sand sculptures, Ocean City, MD.

    02/06/2005 8:42:20 PM PST · by CHARLITE · 16 replies · 9,136+ views
    Private Email | FEBRUARY 6, 2005 | CHUCK RITCHEY, SR.
    I received the following photos from a trusted friend. They came with the following message and description: "This is Chuck Ritchey, Sr. I have watched this man work on the beach at Ocean City, Maryland. Each time I watch him I marvel at his talent and fortitude because it is true that his works get washed away with the tide and he does them again. He is certainly a witness for Jesus Christ as thousands of people, in the course of a day, view his work and watch as he crafts his treasures. May his message be viewed by many."...
  • Charlie London running for City Council in Ocean City, NJ

    03/21/2004 6:40:39 AM PST · by CharlieL · 10 replies · 268+ views
    self ^ | 3/21/2004 | Charlie London
    Hello fellow Freepers. I am taking the plunge and running for City Council here in Ocean City, NJ. I've had enough of the elected officials ignoring the general public.I have already sent out some basic mailers and am going door to door. My campaign website is Any comments or suggestions as I proceed are greatly appreciated. Listed below is the press release that was published in the local papaers announcing my formal filing.*** Press Release ***On Tuesday, March 9, 2004 at 10:00am, Charles M. London will officially file as a candidate for the position of City Council for the...
  • Sen. Pipkin wants opinions on third bridge over (Chesapeake) Bay

    01/27/2004 11:50:10 AM PST · by ForOurFuture · 6 replies · 190+ views
    The Easton Star Democrat | JACK SHAUM | 1-27
    An Eastern Shore legislator wants to know what voters across the state think about the need for a third bridge crossing the Chesapeake Bay. Sen. E.J. Pipkin, R-36-Upper Shore, has introduced legislation that would put the question before the voters on the November 2004 ballot. Pipkin said preliminary figures from the state indicate that such a bridge would probably cost between $1.5 and $3 billion. "The dollars need to come from statewide, because this bridge touches everyone in one way or another," the Kent Island lawmaker said. "The best way to determine that support is by a referendum question." The...
  • A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day...06-27-03..."Oh, The State I'm In!" ~ Pippin's Maryland

    06/27/2003 5:28:22 AM PDT · by Mama_Bear · 311 replies · 1,993+ views
    Mama_Bear and Pippin
    A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day Free Republic made its debut in September, 1996, and the forum was added in early 1997.   Over 100,000 people have registered for posting privileges on Free Republic, and the forum is read daily by tens of thousands of concerned citizens and patriots from all around the country and the world. A Few of FR's Finest....Every Day was introduced on June 24, 2002. It's only a small room in JimRob's house where we can get to know one another a little better; salute and support our military and our leaders; pray for those in...
  • Help Wanted for Yellow Bow Making Scheduled for Monday 3/24/3 in Ocean City, NJ

    03/23/2003 8:22:46 AM PST · by CharlieL · 8 replies · 174+ views
    3/23/3 | CharlieL
    OCEAN CITY, NJ - The Main Street Business Committee is teaming up with the Morvay-Miley American Legion Post #524 to place yellow bows in support of the troops in our downtown business area.We are looking for volunteers to help make the bows. Our first bow making session will be held on Monday, March 24th, starting at 7:00pm, at the VFW Hall, 1501 Bay Avenue, Ocean City, NJ.Anyone interested in participating or needing more information should contact CharlieL at
  • Freep Ocean City, NJ City Council Meeting - 3/13/3

    03/12/2003 6:02:54 PM PST · by CharlieL · 11 replies · 334+ views
    3/12/3 | CharlieL
    I am calling on all Ocean City, NJ area Freepers to attend tomorrow nights (Thursday, March 13, 2003) City Council meeting in City Hall at the corner of Asbury Avenue and 9th Street.In Ocean City, the public is allowed to comment before and after the business portion of the Council meetings. The advance comment portion runs from 7:00pm until 7:30pm, with each speaker having around 5 minutes to speak. If advance speakers do not use the whole half-hour, the Council business will start early. A signup sheet is normally available at around 6:45pm.During the public comment at the 3/13/3 meeting,...