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Ocean Beach Settles Ex-cops’ Suit for $85K

by FIN |

The Incorporated Village of Ocean Beach settled for $85,000 a lawsuit in which five former seasonal village police officers alleged that they were wrongfully terminated for not participating in corruption in the department. It was a tepid conclusion to a scandalous case that drew national headlines when the suit was first filed in 2007, as the plaintiffs originally sought $350 million in damages.

OBFD Holiday Three Lighting

by Shoshanna M. |

  Brought to you by the Ocean Beach Fire Department, an annual Fire Island holiday tradition returns on Saturday, December 11, 2021. Meet for holiday cheer at CJ’s Restaurant and Bar @ 5 p.m. Congregate at the OB Village Green … Full Story

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Fire Island School Kids Spring Ahead in Autumn

by Shoshanna M. |

The Incorporated Village of Ocean Beach provided funding the planter boxes, construction of the flower beds was contributed by Community Garden Center as well as OBFD Chief Ian Levine, and The Palms Hotel Fire Island permitted use of a parcel of property for the endeavor. Also, Blair Burke, a year round resident of Robbins Rest lent her green thumb towards assisting the kids with their effort. Burke’s two sons, now young men, are alumni of Fire Island School Union Free, and she remains an active volunteer parent.

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FAWNS, FLOODS & FELINES

by Shoshanna M. |

Things were not so carefree for the creamy gray tiger in the summer of 2020, when she was discovered by former Ocean Beach Mayor Thomas Schwarz in Lonelyville.

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For Sale: CJ’s Bar and Palms Hotel Fire Island

by FIN |

Now, 17 years after founding this enterprise, The Palms Hotel and CJ’s Restaurant and Bar are up for sale. “We feel that we have fulfilled our vision of The Palms and nurtured its development,” Laura stated. “We assembled property as they became available to create a well-rounded experience and we feel that it is time to pass the baton to another entity.”

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Jeyson “JJ” Reyes: 2005-2021

by Shoshanna M. |

This writer first met Jeyson in 2015, when he and his mother took a chance on adopting a juvenile feral cat with few social skills. It was 10-year-old Jeyson who brought the orange long-haired female out of her shell, and the two bonded as the best of friends.

International Coastal Cleanup Day on Fire Island

by Shoshanna M. |

In conjunction with the Ocean Conservancy, Village of Ocean Beach Environmental Commission hold its annual beach debris  clean up in cooperation with neighboring communities  of Atlantique, Robbins Rest, Summer Club, Corneille Estates Seaview Ocean Bay Park,  Point O’Woods and Oakleyville.

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Hope

by FIN |

Actor and screenwriter Anthony Montes of North Hollywood, California, presented an interactive one-man show at the Ocean Beach Community House on the evening of Friday, Aug, 20, titled “Outta the Darkness into the Light.” A Saturday performance was canceled due to the storm. Sponsored by the Ocean Beach Chamber of Commerce, the event was arranged with the assistance of Anthony’s sister, Diane Montes, who summers in Ocean Beach. The show is semi-autobiographical and focuses on Anthony’s recovery after contemplating suicide at the age of 27.