• Wildwood Leader

    Borough looks for a brand that ‘speaks to who we are’

    WILDWOOD CREST — The borough’s official seal features the brigantine Nancy, a sailing ship that carried gunpowder and arms for the Americans during the Revolutionary War, and was the center of the Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet- Cape May County’s only Revolutionary War battle.

    But, that’s a little-known history, particularly to the visitors of Wildwood Crest.

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    North Wildwood firefighters salute as the “flag to remember” is raised to half mast. NORTH WILDWOOD — Schoolchildren, local officials, and members of the community gathered in front of North Wildwood’s 15th Street Fire Station at 8:46 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, the exact time hijackers crashed a plane into the North Tower of the World Trade Center 13 years ago. 

    The solemn ceremony focused on remembering the almost 3,000 Americans who were killed that day in attacks on the World Trade Center…

  • Wildwood Leader

    He says he was brought in to clean up troubled motel after crossbow attack

    WILDWOOD — A property management company owned by Wildwood’s former mayor has been hired to help oversee security and maintenance changes at The Gillmore Motel, which was considered one of the most problematic properties in the city by police and code enforcement officials.

    Gary DeMarzo, who owns SunQuest Property Services, said his company was brought in about three weeks ago as a consultant at The Gillmore by its owner, Palermo resident Robert Grimley.

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    Commissioner Tony Leonetti, Wildwood Catholic Athletic Director Sal Zuccarello, and Chris Fox, Wildwood administrator, pose together with one of the donated AEDs. WILDWOOD — Eight years after an 11-year-old North Jersey girl died of sudden cardiac arrest at cheerleading practice, a new law requiring schools to provide access to defibrillators at athletic events and team practices went into effect Sept. 1.

    To help the island’s schools comply with the new law, the city…

  • Politics

    Challenger calls for jobs, while incumbent points to constituent work  

    Bill Hughes Jr., left, says jobs should be priority for the district, while U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo says voters already know him well. For the first time since his election representing New Jersey’s sprawling 2nd Congressional District two decades ago, U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo faces a candidate known from Pennsville to Ocean City, from Hammonton to Cape May.

Wildwood Leader

Wildwood Crest man runs from police after being taken to the hospital

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 16, 2014 12:30 pm

Michael Rouleau Michael Rouleau WILDWOOD CREST — Police arrested a 53-year-old Wildwood Crest man around 8 p.m. Sept. 13, after they found him “extremely intoxicated” on Lavender Road, the Wildwood Crest department announced.

He also tried to escape from police custody after saying he had chest pains, police said.

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Owner of Wildwood’s Oxygen Tattoo charged with selling synthetic marijuana

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 15, 2014 11:34 am

WILDWOOD — The owner of Oxygen Tattoo on the Wildwoods Boardwalk has been accused of selling synthetic marijuana in the store, the county prosecutor’s office announced.

According to a press release dated Friday, Sept. 12, David Zarfati, 41 of Cape May Court House, faces three separate drug charges after a search warrant was carried out at the business, located on the 3200 block of the boardwalk.

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Ride to Rebuild is Oct. 5

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 15, 2014 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD — Local motorcycle enthusiasts will gather for a good cause on Sunday, Oct. 5 in Deptford for the “Ride to Rebuild” fundraiser, benefiting The Children’s Fresh Air Home of North Wildwood.

The fundraiser will be sponsored by St. John’s Masonic Lodge 115. 

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School supplies presented to military families

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 14, 2014 12:00 am

North Wildwood VFW Post 5941 Commander Joe Orlando presents donations to USCG Cape May Family Resource Specialists Steve Harrell, Kathleen Grant and Judith Kunee. North Wildwood VFW Post 5941 Commander Joe Orlando presents donations to USCG Cape May Family Resource Specialists Steve Harrell, Kathleen Grant and Judith Kunee. NORTH WILDWOOD — Thanks to the people and vacationers of Cape MayCounty, local military children, whose parents serve at the U.S. Coast Guard Station Cape May and the 253rd Army National Guard Cape May Court House will receive donated school supplies collected from “Dollar Tree” stores in North Cape May and Rio Grande.

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Annual college fair is Sept. 25

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 14, 2014 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – The 30th annual Wildwood Catholic High School college fair will be 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 25 at Wildwood Catholic, 1500 Central Ave. in North Wildwood.

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West Wildwood Police Blotter

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 13, 2014 12:00 am

WEST WILDWOOD — The West Wildwood Police Department responded to a total of 193 calls for service during the week of Aug. 26 to Sept. 1. The following is a breakdown of incidents that occurred. The number next to each incident represents how many calls for that service were conducted and/or requested. 

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Event to reunite Wildwood High Class of ’54

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 13, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD — Members of the Wildwood High School Class 1954 hope to find classmates who have dispersed around the country to celebrate their 60th class reunion Sept. 27.

According to Rita Rosenberg Best, a reunion organizer, the call going out to find class members has gone as far as Florida, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

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North Wildwood girl qualifies for Pa. 4-H Show

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 13, 2014 12:00 am

Sylvia Rutkowski has qualified to the 2014 Pennsylvania State 4-H Show. Sylvia Rutkowski has qualified to the 2014 Pennsylvania State 4-H Show. NORTH WILDWOOD — Sylvia Rutkowski, the 11-year- old daughter of Michelle Rutkowski and Hank Hood of North Wildwood, has qualified for the 2014 Pennsylvania State 4-H Horse Show to be held Oct. 23 to 26 in Harrisburg, Pa.

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