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    WILDWOOD — Wildwood officials could again weigh implementing beach fees in the city, and possibly put the issue on the ballot in November, Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr. said Tuesday.

    But, he stressed that the plans are far from definite.

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    WILDWOOD – Two Rio Grande women were arrested Monday, July 28, and charged with distributing heroin throughout the northern neighborhoods of the City of Wildwood, police announced.

    Elizabeth Singh and Heather Fowler, both 36, were charged with possession of heroin and possession with the intent to distribute after police searched their vehicle and found 300 individual bags of heroin prepackaged for street sale around 8:30 p.m., according to a release. Police said the heroin had a street value of about $3,000.

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    beachThe Natural Resource Defense Council has determined that New Jersey has the third best beach water quality in the United States, out of the 30 states where samples were collected and tested.

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    Wildwood commissioners say no, cite traffic nightmare

    WILDWOOD— Wildwood’s commissioners unanimously voted against a resolution Wednesday that would have made turning right on red at the intersection of Rio Grande and New Jersey avenues illegal.

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    NORTH WILDWOOD – The family of a Pennsylvania man who drowned in North Wildwood two years ago is asking to have the Hereford Inlet beach closed through a court order, a lawsuit filed in Cape May County Wednesday states.

    According to the D’Amato Law Firm in Egg Harbor Township, which is representing George Bradley Smith’s family, the 54-year-old father’s death was “entirely foreseeable and preventable had local authorities prohibited access to the deadly section of hazardous North Wildwood beach.”

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Fresh Air Home continues giving children a breather

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, August 01, 2014 12:00 am

Gesu School students Rachel Parker, a fourth-grader, and Briana Mohamed, a fifth-grader, found a huge seashell during their day trip to North Wildwood, through the Children’s Fresh Air Home “If Only for a Day” program. Gesu School students Rachel Parker, a fourth-grader, and Briana Mohamed, a fifth-grader, found a huge seashell during their day trip to North Wildwood, through the Children’s Fresh Air Home “If Only for a Day” program. NORTH WILDWOOD — It was rainy and grey on North Wildwood’s 11th Avenue beach Thursday morning, but still, about 35 children from the GesuSchool in Philadelphia rushed towards the ocean when they saw it.

For some of them, it was their first time at the beach. They found seashells and jumped over waves, splashing and laughing, even though their teachers wore sweatshirts.

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After petition, commissioners rescind ordinance for full-time attorney

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, August 01, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD – City clerk Chris Wood reported to the Board of Commissioners Wednesday, July 23 that a local watchdog group had collected enough signatures to bring an ordinance regarding the city’s attorney to a public referendum.

Instead of holding a special election, however, the governing body moved to rescind the ordinance.

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Crest considers options on Army Corps dune project

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, August 01, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD CREST — Crest commissioners met Wednesday, July 23 and discussed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dune plan as well as extending the borough’s memorial bench program.

The board also is discussing branding options and reviewing various area marketing firms.

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Taxi company asks for more licenses in Wildwood

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, July 31, 2014 10:54 am

WILDWOOD — Representatives from Number One Taxi asked the Board of Commissioners July 23 to consider creating more taxicab licenses in Wildwood, claiming that one or two companies hold a “monopoly” on the available ones.

“I’m not able to pick up in Wildwood. I’m able to pick up in North Wildwood,” Paul Gossin, a driver for Number One Taxi told the commissioners. “Who does this serve? It doesn’t serve the city of Wildwood, it certainly doesn’t serve the visitors, and it doesn’t serve the merchants.”

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County to reconstruct part of New Jersey Ave. in January

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, July 31, 2014 10:46 am

Steven Ehrlich of Urban Engineers presents the New Jersey Avenue repaving plans to the Board of Commissioners July 23. Steven Locke of Urban Engineers presents the New Jersey Avenue repaving plans to the Board of Commissioners July 23. WILDWOOD — The county will resurface New Jersey Avenue from Youngs Avenue to 26th Avenue beginning late January of 2015, and locals are thankful their tires will be getting a break.

“I think I speak for every person in this community when I say let’s get going,” Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr. said at the Wednesday, July 23 meeting. Cape May County engineer Dale Foster and Stephen Locke with Urban Engineers presented the plan to the public at the meeting.

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PHOTOS: 105 annual Wildwoods Baby Parade

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, July 31, 2014 10:14 am

Children make their debut for the 105th annual Wildwoods Baby Parade Wednesday, July 30 in decorated wagons and strollers. The parade started in front of the Wildwoods Convention Center and finished at 16th Street in North Wildwood. Photos by Jen Marra. 

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Bomb threat reported at Wildwood 7-Eleven

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, July 30, 2014 02:15 pm

WILDWOOD — Police have confirmed an active bomb threat at the 7-Eleven in Wildwood. 

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Crest police revive local woman from drug overdose

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:08 am

WILDWOOD CREST – Police were able to revive a 47-year-old Wildwood Crest woman who was overdosing on heroin with Narcan early Tuesday morning, the department announced.

Police were called to a residence in the 6200 block Park Boulevard residence around 3:30 a.m. for a report of a woman unconscious and unresponsive. Sgt. Robert Lloyd and Cpl. Michael Hebert arrived and discovered that the woman had ingested five to seven bags of heroin before they arrived, according to police.

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