Another Lawsuit Over Windmills

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In the newsletter this week:

📆 Upcoming events

🐋 Windmill updates

📃 A new bill to help police unruly teens?

💵 AC Expressway moving to EZ Pass only

🙋 Ocean City is looking for First Night volunteers

🚮 Trash and recycling dropoff to continue on Sundays

🏠 Real estate update

🌊 Weather and tides

📆 Upcoming Events in (and around) Ocean City

  • October 20

    • My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra 

      • When: 7:00 p.m.

      • Where: Music Pier

      • Description: Presented by the Ocean City Theatre Company, Since its premiere at the Tennessee Repertory Theatre in 2000, My Way: A Tribute to the Music of Frank Sinatra continues to be one of the most popular musical reviews in musical theatre history with over 500 productions and multiple national tours, playing to sold out houses in all 50 states. Audiences and critics alike have hailed its powerful music and superb arrangements, classy style, and easy-going comedy. Containing 55 incredible songs from the Great American Songbook, My Way celebrates the mystique of Frank Sinatra and the unforgettable music that made him famous. Get tickets here.

  • October 21

    • Ocean City Fishing Club 54th Annual Surf Fishing Tournament

      • When: 7:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. (first session), 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (second session)

      • Where: Ocean City Fishing Club

      • Description: Friends and Families are invited to participate. Youths are invited to fish the first, second, or both sessions. Parents may assist (youth assist) the angler with baiting and casting. Free lunch after the second session at the Ocean City Intermediate School. Awards for 1st, 2nd & 3rd place teams. Awards for Individuals. Awards for youth. Calcutta for most points and largest scoring fish. For more information call 215-680-6652.

    • My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra 

      • When: 7:00 p.m.

      • Where: Music Pier

      • Description: Get tickets here.

    • Dog Day

      • When: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

      • Where: Boardwalk

      • Description: Leashed dogs will be permitted on the boardwalk. All are welcome and encouraged to bring their favorite furry canine friend. Activities for Saturday include dog-specific vendors along the boardwalk, photo-op stations on the boardwalk, and the Humane Society of Ocean City’s “Pet of the Year” Announcement.

    • HSOC “Howl-O-Ween” Parade

      • When: 2:00 p.m. (registration), 3:00 p.m. (parade)

      • Where: Sports and Civic Center on 6th Street, parade goes from 6th Street to 14th Street on the Boardwalk

      • Description: Hosted by the Humane Society of Ocean City. Contestants are encouraged to dress themselves and their pooch in zany, fun Halloween costumes in the spirit of the season.

  • October 22

    • Dog Day

      • When: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

      • Where: Boardwalk

      • Description: Leashed dogs will be permitted on the boardwalk.

    • My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra 

      • When: 2:00 p.m.

      • Where: Music Pier

      • Description: Get tickets here.

  • October 25

    • OC Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Welcome Night

      • When: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

      • Where: Sports and Civic Center, 6th and Boardwalk

      • Description: Meet OC groups, businesses & organizations! Free event!

  • October 26

    • Halloween Parade

      • When: 7:15 p.m.

      • Where: 6th Street to 11th Street on Asbury

      • Description: Sponsored by the Ocean City Exchange Club. For more information call 1-800-813-5580 or visit


Also note the Ocean City Library has many events for adults and kids alike on their calendar, which can be viewed here.

You can see the full list of events in all nearby Shore towns with the following links: Ocean City | Sea Isle | Margate | Avalon | Stone Harbor | Somers Point | Wildwood | Cape May | Ventnor

Other events to look forward to: Halloween Costume Skate (October 28), Winterfest by the Sea (November 4)

🏘 Sponsored: Featured Property of the Week - 615 E. 16th Street (Open House This Weekend!)

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Contact Kevin Laskowski at 267-432-1248 or [email protected] for details on this property and a private tour.

There is also an OPEN HOUSE THIS WEEKEND, Saturday 1:00 - 4:00, Sunday 12:00 - 2:00.

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1670 Boardwalk

Ocean City, NJ 08226

🤳 News Bits

Windmill Updates 🐋

Cape May County joined with local environmental and fishing groups to sue two federal government organizations - National Ocean and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOE) - claiming that they did not follow the requirements of nearly a dozen federal laws when they gave their approvals for Ocean Wind 1 to move forward.

Meanwhile, anti-wind movements are gaining traction across New Jersey. Three Republican state officials, led by Senator Michael Testa, spoke at the Ocean City Yacht Club this week, voicing their support of the movement.

Testa played to the crowd and noted that Cape May County is “ground zero” for the issue nationally. He also mentioned estimates, including from windmill manufacturer Orsted, that the 98 wind turbines off the coast could cost the county a 15% reduction in tourism.

Other windmill bits: Further up the coast, construction is underway in Island Beach State Park in Barnegat - I had to read this twice to make sure I was reading correctly that there is current construction in a state park! - for the transmission lines from Ocean Wind 1 that will tunnel under the land and into a power substation to connect to the power grid onshore.

This is similar to the work that is being done this fall to place transmission lines under 35th Street in Ocean City.

Island Beach State Park, at least per Google Maps, looks beautiful. Think Corsen’s Inlet, but much larger. According to reports, there is now construction and sediment fencing there.

Further still up the coast, in New York, Orsted said it is likely to ditch its Sunrise Wind project (gotta love the gentle names) because New York denied its request for increased subsidies (New Jersey approved a similar request this summer).

A New Bill To Help Police Unruly Teens? 📃

At the same Yacht Club meeting, state Republicans said they were looking to introduce a bill in November that would help police deal with drunk and disorderly teens up and down the coast.

The bill would allow police to detain (but not arrest) teens who are drinking or using marijuana. Their parents would then be notified.

Currently, there is a series of curbside warnings.

News Links 🔗

💵 AC Expressway Moving to EZ Pass Only

Later this month, officials with the South Jersey Transportation Authority will begin removing barriers between tolls on the AC Expressway and replacing them with an “all electronic” system (ie EZ Pass).

Since fewer and fewer people pay cash, the need for toll booths is diminished. Officials cited safety concerns and numerous fatal accidents at the barriers as a reason for the decision.

The toll areas at the “Egg Harbor Toll Plaza, Pleasantville Toll Plaza, and all of the toll machines at every entrance/exit ramp” will be replaced with the electronic system.

For people who don't want to get an EZ Pass, the equipment will take a picture of your license plate and send you a bill 😭.

🙋 Ocean City Is Looking for First Night Volunteers

That’s it. That’s the whole story. Heres’ the link.

🚮 Trash and Recycling Dropoff to Continue on Sundays

The city will continue a new service that allows residents to drop off trash and recycling at the Shelter Road Recycling Center on Sundays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. The pilot program had been scheduled to end after the Fall Block Party, but because it was such a success, it will now extend through the end of the year.

This convenience has long been requested and serves residents who may not be at their Ocean City homes during the regularly scheduled trash and recycling pickup days during the week. The service is not designed for bulk trash or commercial operators.

🏠 Real Estate Update

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🌊 Weather and Tides

As always, we recommend getting up-to-date forecasts from THE GOAT of South Jersey weather, NorEaster Nick, directly on his Facebook page. You can also download his app.

Tides (9th Street):

  • Friday (10/20)

    • Low: 5:50 AM

    • High: 12:17 PM

    • Low: 7:09 PM

    Saturday (10/21)

    • High: 12:47 AM

    • Low: 6:52 AM

    • High: 1:22 PM

    • Low: 8:16 PM

    Sunday (10/22)

    • High: 2:03 AM

    • Low: 8:06 AM

    • High: 2:35 PM

    • Low: 9:23 PM

    Monday (10/23)

    • High: 3:22 AM

    • Low: 9:23 AM

    • High: 3:46 PM

    • Low: 10:25 PM

    Tuesday (10/24)

    • High: 4:30 AM

    • Low: 10:35 AM

    • High: 4:50 PM

    • Low: 11:20 PM

    Wednesday (10/25)

    • High: 5:30 AM

    • Low: 11:39 AM

    • High: 5:48 PM

Thanks! Enjoy the weekend.

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