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BeachGlow management to attend Wildwood commission meeting

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Written by Christopher South Tuesday, January 27, 2015 03:26 pm

WILDWOOD – BeachGlow Concerts for Charity, Inc., issued a press release saying they would attend Wednesday’s Wildwood Board of Commissioners meeting to respond to recent media coverage on BeachGlow Music Festival 2015.

Executive management from BeachGlow will make a public statement in response to comments made in during recent commissioners meetings related to BeachGlow's annual music festival for charity scheduled for July 4 on the beach in Wildwood.

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Crest cancels recreation classes for Tuesday, pool open

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, January 26, 2015 12:51 pm

WILDWOOD CREST - All Wildwood Crest Recreation fitness classes scheduled for Tuesday, which include Fit Seniors, Yoga and Aqua Zumba, have been cancelled due to the impending snowstorm. As of early Monday afternoon, the Crest Pier Recreation Center and the Joseph Von Savage Memorial Pool was scheduled to be open as normal on Tuesday. Call (609) 523-0202 for up-to-date information.

   

Ward Burnside Coin Club meeting

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, January 24, 2015 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – The Ward Burnside Coin Club will hold its monthly meeting on Friday, Feb. 13 at Central Bible Church, 18th and Central avenues, North Wildwood. Everyone is welcome to attend and may bring items they wish to sell in their auctions. Coins/collectibles are on display starting at 6:30 p.m. with the auction starting at 7 p.m. For additional information call 609-408-7348.

 

‘Making Baskets For Food’ Jan. 31

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 23, 2015 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – The Knights of Columbus-Monsignor James A. Moroney Squire Circle, North Wildwood, plans to hold a food drive and fund-raising service project.

“Making Baskets For Food” will be held in the Wildwood Catholic High School/Cape Trinity Catholic gymnasium 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31. 

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Boyer museum looking for volunteers, donations

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, January 22, 2015 04:02 pm

WILDWOOD – Al Brannen from the Wildwood Historical Society attended the Jan. 14 commissioners meeting to ask for funding for archiving historical documents and photos.

Brannen told the commissioners money from summer beach concerts went to worthy causes, but there are also nonprofits in Wildwood which could use some help. A former commissioner, Brannen said when people would come to him to put on events on beach he would say give percentage to charity. He said last year a portion of the beach concerts went to the American Red Cross. 

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Morey wants beach concerts moved away from Piers

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, January 22, 2015 10:01 am

Mayor says accommodations being made

WILDWOOD – One of the owners of Morey’s Piers is not happy with the location and timing of a summer beach concert. Jack Morey told the Wildwood Commission at its meeting Jan. 14 that a July 4 electronic dance music (EDM) concert was being held at the wrong place on the wrong weekend.

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Steered Straight coming to Wildwood Catholic

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, January 22, 2015 05:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – Michael DeLeon of Steered Straight recently said Cape May County is a beautiful place to grow up and to visit.

That doesn’t mean it is insulated from problems like prescription pill abuse or heroin.

“Some people are afraid to talk about the problem of heroin, opiates, or marijuana,” DeLeon said. “Some believe talking about it might paint their community in a negative way.”

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Residents headed to court against Marina Bay Towers owner

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, January 22, 2015 04:31 am

Marina Bay Towers residents hold signs expressing their sentiments about the building’s owner. Marina Bay Towers residents hold signs expressing their sentiments about the building’s owner. NORTH WILDWOOD – A number of residents from Marina Bay Towers staged a protest Sunday, Jan. 18, to draw attention to their complaints against the management and owners.

The residents have filed in Superior Court to have the property placed in receivership to ensure repairs are made at the age-restricted facility.  

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North Wildwood authorizes demolition of house damaged by Sandy

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, January 22, 2015 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – City Council authorized bids for the demolition of the second of two homes damaged by Hurricane Sandy deemed unsafe.

At its Tuesday, Jan. 20 meeting, City Council voted to authorize bids for the demolition of a home at 110 Delaware Ave., which the city deemed to be an imminent safety hazard. According to Mayor Patrick Rosenello, the home was one of two that were lifted off their foundations during the October 2012 superstorm. The other was located about a block away, and has already been demolished.

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Wildwood touts latest bond rating

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, January 21, 2015 10:27 pm

WILDWOOD – Moody’s Investor Services affirmed its A2 general obligation bond rating and removed the negative outlook that was placed on the city in 2010, city officials recently announced. 

In a Dec. 4, opinion, the investor services company noted the A2 rating was based on Wildwood’s satisfactory financial position and manageable debt level, among other factors, according to city officials. 

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On the cover: Feeling the freeze

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, January 21, 2015 03:50 pm

Participants sprint into the Atlantic Ocean despite the freezing temperatures for the annual Polar Bear Plunge Saturday, Jan. 17, on the beach behind the Wildwoods Convention Center.  The event raises funds for Special Olympics New Jersey.
Participants sprint into the Atlantic Ocean despite the freezing temperatures for the annual Polar Bear Plunge Saturday, Jan. 17, on the beach behind the Wildwoods Convention Center. The event raises funds for Special Olympics New Jersey. Participants sprint into the Atlantic Ocean despite the freezing temperatures for the annual Polar Bear Plunge Saturday, Jan. 17, on the beach behind the Wildwoods Convention Center. The event raises funds for Special Olympics New Jersey.

photos by Jen Marra

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Beach vendor: Contract change will cost him his home

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, January 21, 2015 03:38 pm

Mayor: City couldn’t turn down $325,000 in ice cream contract

WILDWOOD – Beach ice cream vendor Jack Gallagher told the Wildwood commissioners last week that he would probably see his home go into foreclosure after the city awarded an ice cream vending contract to Popsy Pop, LLC.

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Grant to help fight drug abuse, underage drinking

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, January 20, 2015 03:08 pm

WILDWOOD — Cape Assist has received a $126,740 grant from the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services to work against prescription drug abuse in Cape May County and $106,000 to fight underage drinking, the organization announced this week.

These funds will support community-based substance abuse prevention services, according to the organization.

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Dennisville man faces drug charges

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, January 20, 2015 02:57 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD – North Wildwood Police arrested a Dennisville man Thursday, Jan. 15.

At 12:40 p.m., North Wildwood Police Officer Eric Nevil stopped Chet Labov, 30, on the 2500 block of Central Avenue to serve warrants for his arrest from Woodbine and Dennis Township municipal courts, according to information released by North Wildwood Police. 

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