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The Working Poor…Not Looking For Hand-Outs!

March 10, 2013

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Originally posted on Ron Pagano's Delmarva Progressive:
Judy Davis, an activist from Worcester County, MD, is involved with important issues in our state. She recently participated in the Marylanders Against Gun Violence rally, in Annapolis, MD and is a participant in the Emerge program, which trains women around the country to take more active…

Ocean City Town Elections And A New Strategic Plan

October 22, 2012

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Ocean City is in the middle of a watershed town election campaign. More candidate signs all over town than I ever remember seeing before. The mayor and four council members will be elected on Tuesday, Nov. 6. This is the first time Ocean City’s nonpartisan town election will be held on the same day as […]

Ocean City End-of-Season Status Report, 2011

September 19, 2011

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More than usual, it feels like something is ending in Ocean City this September.  But take this report with a caveat: Events and perceptions often appear distorted after a long summer season, to those who remain when the visitors go home. This year, Hurricane Irene put an exclamation point at the end of the season.  Ocean […]

Ocean City Warms Up For Summer With Springfest (Plus Slideshow)

May 1, 2011

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Ocean City Season, 2011 Many years ago, in the 1970s, we opened the Boardwalk 5 & 10 for Easter weekend, but rarely saw much business in Ocean City before Memorial Day weekend. In those days, the season began on the Friday before Memorial Day, and ended promptly at noon on Labor Day. These days, the […]

Business Opportunities in Ocean City, 2011

January 5, 2011

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I wonder what the global economy will bring us on Main Street America in 2011? As a public service, your Ocean City Blog presents a sampling of business opportunities available in Ocean City, Maryland, this winter. I’m not recommending any of these businesses, mind you; just showing the variety of opportunities out there. I imagine there […]

Boog’s Barbeque to be Sold at Auction

November 29, 2010

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New restaurants have a notoriously short life expectancy. And it’s no secret that we’re in a difficult economy.  But I figured that Boog’s Barbeque on Route 50, just outside Ocean City, MD, would be a home run, or at least a solid hit. Boog’s Barbeque has been thriving on the Boardwalk, next to Thrasher’s, for years. […]

Street Protests in London & Dublin

November 29, 2010

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I’ve been distracted lately by the banking and debt crisis spreading in Europe, and the street protests in England and Ireland. For a post and and many links, go to Dispatches from ConsterNation. — John