Council Makes Cab Fuel Charge Official

OCEAN CITY – The Mayor and City Council made the taxi fuel surcharge official this week, when they voted unanimously to approve the $1, per trip, fuel surcharge aimed at providing local taxi drivers with some relief.The topic was initially broached at a recent Police Commission meeting, with over 25 taxicab drivers attending. After discussing… Read more »

Main St. Improvements Eyed In Berlin

BERLIN – Berlin’s Maryland Main Street initiative plans to focus associated grant funding and town matching money on signs, pedestrian improvements, advertising and promotion, architectural standards, and the “Clean, Safe and Green” program.A meeting will be held at Town Hall on Aug. 14 to hammer out more specific goals and projects based on merchant and… Read more »

Groups Want A Green Town

BERLIN – Three local environmental organizations have banded together to promote land and water conservation in the town of Berlin and its environs, and together are seeking funding for a three-year collaboration on green projects in and around the town.The green coalition plans to apply for funding from the Town Creek Foundation in early August… Read more »

National Night Out Returns To Area

BERLIN – Like residents in similar communities all over the country, Berlin residents next week will have the opportunity to put aside fear and suspicion for at least one day and get out in their community to enjoy the annual “National Night Out” against crime in their neighborhoods.Residents in Berlin are encouraged next Tuesday to… Read more »

Minor Fire Evacuates Boardwalk Hotel

OCEAN CITY – Firefighters encountered a fire in the storage area of the Phillips Beach Plaza Hotel on 13th Street yesterday morning, resulting in the evacuation of the hotel and a minor injury to one firefighter.Steve Price of the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company reported yesterday that the call came in during the early morning… Read more »

Ocean City Fire Department Officially Formed

OCEAN CITY – The town’s fire and emergency services took on the official name of the Ocean City Fire Department this week, after the City Council voted unanimously to accept the recommendation at a work session. The town’s fire services, which include the Ocean City Volunteer Fire Company, Fire Marshal’s Office and Emergency Services, were… Read more »