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    Volunteer Nancy Viall helps bag groceries for Jessica Gregory of Wildwood at the Lazarus House food pantry. WILDWOOD — The double-wide trailer that houses the Lazarus House food pantry was bustling Monday morning with volunteers bagging canned goods, pasta, some fresh produce, and frozen chicken into brown paper bags for people who had lined up outside.

    “At the end of the month, things start to pick up,” director Frank Stone said. By that time, SNAP benefits, which are…

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    WILDWOOD – Six men were charged with various drug offenses Tuesday, Aug. 26, after Wildwood police responded to a 15-year-old girl’s report of sexual assault, police said.

    Christian Terinoni, 19, Wildwood, was charged with sexual assault with injury and endangering the welfare of a child, as well as possession of psilocybin mushrooms after the girl told police that she had been assaulted at a party at about 2:40 a.m. at 4211 Park Boulevard, Unit 100, Wildwood, according to police.

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    WILDWOOD — Children in Wildwood will go back to school Thursday, Aug. 28, and thanks to Itswell Yoga and the local community, many will have new backpacks and school supplies.

    From now through Sept. 1, the studio will collect new backpacks, crayons, markers, pencils, and folders for children at Glenwood Avenue Elementary School.

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    WILDWOOD — The bike path in Wildwood Crest is one of the most popular attractions on the island. In North Wildwood, bikers can ride from 3rd Avenue to 15th Avenue along a beach path. But Wildwood only has its boardwalk, and cyclists have to get off by noon.

    That may change though, as the city has agreed to submit an application to the Cape May County Open Space Board to help fund the creation of beach bike path in Wildwood.

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    Mayor Ernie Troiano, Jr. stands with Tom Kinnemand, a former newspaper photographer in Cape May County, as they look over Kinnemand’s photographs.

    WILDWOOD —  The smell of bread baking in Mariner’s Italian Bakery. The fires that spread across the island’s homes during the storm of ’62.  And when the HofBrau Hotel booked Bill Haley and the Comets for the first time.

    These were just a few of the memories five Wildwood locals reminisced about Tuesday,…

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Wildwoods lifeguards complete Ice Bucket Challenge

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, August 30, 2014 12:00 am

The North Wildwood Beach Patrol completes the ice bucket challenge. The North Wildwood Beach Patrol completes the ice bucket challenge. The island’s three beach patrols have all completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, a viral Internet campaign to help raise money and awareness for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Wildwood Crest, North Wildwood, and Wildwood lifeguards have all been filmed completing the challenge- which involves pouring a bucket of ice water on your head. Participants are “challenged” by friends on social media, and then given the option to complete the challenge or donate $100 to the ALS Association. Many who complete the challenge also donate.

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PHOTOS: Glenwood kids get back to class

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, August 29, 2014 03:26 pm

Students and teachers returned to Glenwood Avenue Elementary for the first day of school Thursday, Aug. 28. Before starting class, children lined up with their new classmates outside the school grounds, where they met their teachers and said goodbye to their parents. Photos by Christie Rotondo.

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UPDATE: Wildwood fire caused $250,000 in damage

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Written by Christie Rotondo and Claire Lowe Friday, August 29, 2014 11:18 am

WILDWOOD — Bystanders lined the streets to watch as smoke and flames poured from the windows of an apartment on the second floor of K.D.’s Deli and Market Friday morning.

There were no injuries, but the Wildwood Fire Department said about $250,000 in damage was done to the building and it is now uninhabitable.

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North Wildwood police blotter Aug. 11-17

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 29, 2014 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – North Wildwood police announced that they made the following arrests from Aug. 11 to Aug. 17. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven.

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Pa. man accused of exposing himself to children on Wildwood Crest beach

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 28, 2014 04:36 pm

WILDWOOD CREST — A 49-year-old Pipersville, Pa., man has been accused of exposing himself to children on Wildwood Crest’s Stanton Road beach, police announced.

James Fadigan faces charges of lewdness and endangering the welfare of a child as a result of the accusations.

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Two accused of selling drugs in Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 28, 2014 04:24 pm

WILDWOOD — Wildwood police say they found distribution quantities of heroin, cocaine and marijuana and arrested two Wildwood men on narcotics charges 10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28.

Louis Morales-Correa, 33, and Jesus Rosa-Leon, 29, were arrested after Wildwood police concluded a week-long narcotics investigation with a motor vehicle stop on the 100 west block of Davis Avenue.

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Wildwood Crest announces late-season lifeguard coverage

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 28, 2014 02:07 pm

WILDWOOD CREST – The Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol has announced its late-season beach coverage for 2014.

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Judge orders release of records involving Wildwood Crest officers

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, August 28, 2014 02:02 pm

Open government advocate sought communications between prosecutor and mayor

WILDWOOD CREST — An Atlantic County judge has ordered that four letters written by the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office to Mayor Carl Groon in regard to two Wildwood Crest police officers be turned over to a government-transparency advocate by mid-September.

According to the order, the letters were written to inform Groon “that there were major problems with the two mentioned officers ever testifying in a criminal proceeding.”

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