OCPD’s June Sting Operation Results In 52 Drug Arrests

OCEAN CITY — The Ocean City Police Department (OCPD) Criminal Investigation Division Narcotic’s Unit buy-bust undercover operation in June was a big success with dozens of drug distribution arrests and narcotics and weapons seized. Throughout the month of June, OCPD undercover narcotics officers conducted a buy-bust operation during which they often posed as prospective buyers… Read more »

Q&A With Buddy Jenkins On His Five Decades Of Operating OC Amusement Parks, Hotels, Thrashers Fries And Much More

Charles "Buddy" Jenkins is pictured in his office this week. Photo by Bryan Russo

OCEAN CITY — To say that Charles “Buddy” Jenkins has been one of the most influential figures in the history of Ocean City is almost an understatement when you look at the sheer number of different things that he and his company, Bayshore Development Corporation, own and operate today. From the two Jolly Roger Amusement… Read more »

UPDATED: Political Banner Ads Grounded In Ocean City; Owner Says, ‘It’s Just Not Worth The Aggravation’

OCEAN CITY — Against the backdrop of the Republican National Convention and its presumptive presidential nominee, the typically innocent skies over the resort this week briefly became the subject of controversy with politically-charged banner plane messages that were quickly pulled. On Monday afternoon, the Mayor and Council and other city officials received emails from visitors… Read more »

Trimpers Rides Confirmed As Country’s Oldest Family-Owned Amusement Park (Likely Even The World’s)

Photo by Chris Parypa

OCEAN CITY — It should come as no surprise to the generations of visitors to Ocean City, but Trimpers Rides and Amusements at the foot of the Boardwalk is the oldest “family owned and operated” park in the U.S. and technically the world, a noted amusement park historian confirmed this week. Two years ago, Trimpers… Read more »