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Businesses busted, but turn the tides by charging detectives - Ocean City Sentinel: History

Businesses busted, but turn the tides by charging detectives

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Posted: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 8:44 am | Updated: 8:25 am, Wed Jun 12, 2019.

OCEAN CITY – In 1963, Ocean City used private investigators to surreptitiously make purchases on Sundays to see if merchants complied with the blue laws.

The city’s blue laws – ordinance 947 – amended on 1963 via public referendum, made it unlawful for businesses to open, for recreation and bathing on the beach on Sundays.

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