A call went out for a 4 year old a possible victim of a gunshot wound on south Westover drive
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
If there is one spot on the Eastern Shore that has it's act together it would be Berlin. They have all the right people and incentives in place to make things happen to that beautiful little town. Mayor Gee Williams has done a fantastic job at the helm of this very skilled job building this town back up. If you haven't been there lately it is worth the drive to see a real community spirit
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 11/22/2011 05:00:00 PM
The Ocean City Police Department is asking for toy
donations, as well as monetary donations, in order to
provide gifts and food baskets to local families.
Unwrapped, new toys may be dropped off at the Public
Safety Building, located at 65th Street and Coastal
For those who wish to contribute monetary donations, an
account for food baskets has been set up at the Bank of
Ocean City (the account name is: Town of Ocean City,
Ocean City Police Department DBA-Holiday Food and Toy
Drive). While you may contribute donations to any Bank of
Ocean City branch, we ask you not to bring food to the
Department or the bank. You may also send your
donations to “OCPD Christmas Toy Drive” at 6501 Coastal
Highway, Ocean City, Maryland, 21842.
The Ocean City Police Department is accepting referrals of children or families that are in need of assistance.
In order to participate, families must be Ocean City residents or individuals who work in Ocean City. “I am
continuously amazed by the generosity of our community,” said OCPD Chief Bernadette A. DiPino.
“Despitea very difficult economy, the businesses and residents of the Ocean City community continue to pull
together to provide for those individuals who are struggling this year. It truly is what Christmas is all about.”
This is a family tradition that Chief DiPino has carried on from her father and grandfather, who were both
Baltimore City police officers.
In addition to donations, the Ocean City Police Department is looking for volunteers. Those who volunteer will be assisting participants with the collection of toys and food on the day of the distribution. The Ocean City Police Department asks that all donations be made by Friday, December 16. Distribution will take place on Saturday, December 17, promptly at 8 a.m.
The OCPD Public Affairs Office will begin taking names of volunteers and participants on November 28. To
submit a donation, volunteer, or refer a family in need, please contact Public Affairs Officer Michael Levy or
Public Affairs Specialist Jessica Waters at 410.723.6665.
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 11/22/2011 04:58:00 PM
OCEAN CITY POLICE DEPARTMENT
OCEAN CITY, MARYLAND
Public Affairs Specialist Jessica Waters Public Affairs Officer Michael Levy
410.520.5395: News Media Information 410.723.6665: News Media Information
410.723.6610: General Police Information 410.723.6610: General Police Information
443.235.4420: Public Affairs Cell Phone 443.235.4446: Public Affairs Cell Phone
November 22, 2011
Quite often, citizens' hunches turn out to be valuable information to us. If you have information that you feel we should know, we
encourage you to leave us e-mail. OCPD@oceancitymd.gov
For additional public safety information, go to the Official OCPD Blog at: http://ocpdmdinfo.blogspot.com or view real-time public
safety advisories on “Twitter” by searching OCPDMDInfo.
For Immediate Release:
Don’t Turn Thanksgiving into a Tragedy This Year, Buckle Up. Every Trip. Every Time.
The Ocean City Police Department is reminding highway travelers this Thanksgiving that the only belt that
should be left unbuckled this year, or any year, is the one holding up your trousers--not the seat belts in your
“Seat belts have saved more lives than any other single piece of automotive safety equipment,” said Chief
Bernadette DiPino. “But in order for them to work, they have to be used. This Thanksgiving, and every day
and night of the year, make sure you buckle up your seat belt and you’ll have the opportunity to unbuckle
that other belt at the feast table with your family and friends.”
Nationally, during the Thanksgiving holiday period in 2009 (which ran from 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 25, to 5:59
a.m., Monday, November 30), 303 passenger vehicle occupants died in motor vehicle traffic crashes,
including 115 during daylight hours (6 a.m. to 5:59 p.m.) and 187 during night time (6 p.m. to 5:59 a.m.). One
fatality occurred during an unknown time period.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA),
night time is one of the more dangerous times on the road because seat belt use is traditionally lower. Of the
187 passenger vehicle occupant deaths at night during the 2009 Thanksgiving holiday period, over one-half
(54%) did not have their seat belts fastened (where seat belt use was known); while 49 percent in day-time
crashes were not wearing seat belts.
“There is no holiday more closely associated with the American family, or with American travel, than
Thanksgiving,” said DiPino. “But if you hit the highways unbelted, the faces you could be seeing this Holiday
might belong to an emergency room physician or nurse instead of the faces of your family and friends.”
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), regular seat belt use is
the single most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes. Research has
shown that when lap and shoulder belts are used properly, the risk of fatal injury to front seat passenger car
occupants is reduced by 45 percent, and the risk of moderate to serious injury is reduced
by 50 percent.
For more information about traveling safely during Thanksgiving, please visit www.TrafficSafetyMarketing.gov.
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 11/22/2011 04:55:00 PM
Everyone is aware that these colors represent the crips and the bloods, but the question is are the local robberies really gang related? Emerson avenue they were wearing red and at parkwood they were blue. I just found it interesting and wanted to bring it up to the public for input
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 11/22/2011 04:00:00 PM
SYSTEM FAILURE: The Super Committee's failure was not a failure of individuals, but a failure of process. No Labels has an action plan to get the system working again: Russell Berman for The Hill: Debt panel was doomed from outset
FINAL HOURS: An attempted deal as the clock was about to strike midnight suffered the same plight as other deals: a lack of trust between members of each party: Jake Sherman, Manu Raju & John Bresnahan for POLITICO: Supercommittee meltdown: Behind the scenes
CONCEIVED IN COWARDICE: The Super Committee lived down to expectations: Editorial in the Los Angeles Times: Super shameful on Capitol Hill
MORE REASONS: There's no shortage of reasons for the Super Committee's failure. It all comes down to a broken system. Someone needs to take action: Chris Cillizza for The Washington Post: Why the supercommittee failed -- in 3 easy steps
FED UP? FIX IT! Here's what you can do right now to Make a Difference.
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 11/22/2011 03:00:00 PM
With the new group formed to bring back some of our traditions that have been lost, I wanted to ask the public what would you like to see back in our Salisbury event calendar? I can tell you personally I would love to see the Fireman's muster make a come back.
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 11/22/2011 01:00:00 PM
Last day to place your orders, we will make extra pies and sweet potato biscuits for tomorrow but it is best placing your order today:)
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 11/22/2011 12:00:00 PM
AIRPORT EVENT POSTPONED BECAUSE OF WEATHER CONDITIONS
THE C-27J SBY TOUR HAS BEEN CANCELLED AND RESCHEDULED FOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 30 AT 11:30AM.
I just received this notice. The Maryland Air National Guard apologizes for the lateness of the postponement.
A tour of the C-27J, if still desired will be made available from 11:30AM until 12:15PM on Wednesday, November 30th. Following, the C-27J will remain in the SBY traffic pattern performing assault operations (touch and goes).
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 11/22/2011 11:19:00 AM
Well yesterday at the City Council Work Session the Council trio decided they wanted another study done on the Economic impact the Fire Station would have on Downtown even though one was just completed. Waste time and money and delay any progress in this City to do yet another study.
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 11/22/2011 10:00:00 AM
Well renters the Camden Trio are in the process of taking away your rights. It seems the Camden trio wants to make it law that Neighborhood Services and Code Compliance can come knock on your door to inspect your home and that you must let them in to do so. This sounds very familiar like WW2 Nazi Germany perhaps? Get this however they do not want Home owners to be under the same obligation, just the renters of the City. Can they be anymore obvious with their vendetta against renters. The current mood in this Country of too much Government input in our lives should be outraged at this ploy by the Camden trio.
Posted by Jonathan Taylor at 11/22/2011 09:00:00 AM