• Regional

    Dru Shelly was kidnapped and raped at 17. Now, she works as a financial planner, is married, and has three children. Her story of survival will be the keynote at Friday’s Violence Survivor Symposium.Dru Shelly will be keynote at Violence Survivor Symposium

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Dru Shelly was 17 when she was abducted from the Ocean City Boardwalk at knifepoint…

  • Sports

    Because she was part of three state and four South Jersey championship basketball teams, Kaitlin Anzelone was best known athletically at Wildwood High School for her work in the gymnasium before graduating in 2003.

    But those who remember Anzelone the all-around athlete can also recall her brilliance on the soccer field.

    Anzelone, who was also part of a Cape-Atlantic League championship softball team at Wildwood, went on to play three sports as a freshman at Division III Rutgers-Camden University. But she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia in the fall…

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Inmate testimony called into question

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A jury heard closing arguments Monday in the murder trial of Lower Township resident Frederick Gene Marr.

    Marr, 75, is accused in the fatal shooting of his nephew, Ronald Denny Sr. outside of Denny’s Del Haven home on Aug. 11, 2010.

    The prosecutor’s office has said the shooting happened because of a dispute over jointly-owned real estate in Florida.

  • Wildwood Leader

    Jacob SpiegelWILDWOOD — An official with the Wildwood fire department says that Jake Spiegel, the part-time firefighter who was indicted by a grand jury Sept. 24 with his father, Rob, on official misconduct charges, is not currently working for the department.

    As a part-time firefighter, Jake Spiegel is a summer employee for the city of Wildwood, said Deputy Fire Chief Dan Speigel (no relation to the accused). The department is “monitoring the situation” to determine at a later date if Spiegel can return to work next summer.

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD — Officials in Wildwood decided Wednesday to keep the city’s curfew in place, unlike other New Jersey towns that have opted to repeal theirs after courts found them to be unconstitutional.

    Instead, they asked city attorney Mary D’Arcy Bittner to revise the curfew to protect Wildwood against possible lawsuits.

  • Wildwood Leader

    NORTH WILDWOOD — The state Department of Transportation plan to dredge a mile-stretch of Beach Creek may be delayed until next summer, a DOT spokesman said.

    The department received only one bid on the project, which did not meet the contract requirements, NJDOT spokesman Steve Schapiro said.

Wildwood Leader

North Wildwood police blotter Sept. 15-21

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 29, 2014 09:35 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – North Wildwood police announced that they made the following arrests from Sept. 15 to Sept. 21. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven.

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Runners to renew vows at breast cancer 5k

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 28, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD — The nonprofit Brides Against Breast Cancer is hosting a Run and Renew 5K and One Mile Survivor Tribute Walk 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 at Morey’s Mariner’s Landing Pier, Schellenger Avenue and the Boardwalk.

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Crest wants FEMA funds for Sunset Lake damage

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 27, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD CREST — The borough is asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency to take another look at its application for funding repairs to SunsetLake, which they say was damaged during Hurricane Sandy.

Eugene Taylor, the Crest’s director of public safety, said that flood waters during the storm had caused erosion along the lake’s shoreline that needs to be repaired.

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In Another Time> North Wildwood celebrates the history of the Irish

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Saturday, September 27, 2014 12:00 am

Irish eyes were smiling in North Wildwood last weekend, as the Irish threw a big party as only they can do.  It isn’t enough to hold only a St. Patrick’s Day parade in March, impressive as it is. They top that by staging a four day festival of all things Irish ever September.

This was the city’s 23rd festival since it first hosted it in 1991, during the administration of the late Mayor Lewis Vinci. The festival continued during the terms of Mayors Aldo Palombo, Bill Henfey and the current mayor Patrick Rosenello.  Henfey, the true Irishman among them, was honored as the grand marshal in this year’s parade.

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Bed bug ‘situation’ remedied at Crest Memorial

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, September 26, 2014 04:32 pm

WILDWOOD CREST — School officials worked to contain a bed bug situation at Crest Memorial Friday, Sept. 26, after a student had been exposed to the pests, a letter sent by Principal Dave Del Conte to parents reads.

Few details were available, but a letter from the school explains that “the situation” was discovered during first period Friday and the school took several measures to contain it.

Read more: Bed bug ‘situation’ remedied at Crest Memorial

 

Mid-Atlantic Police & Fire Survivors Weekend begins today

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 26, 2014 03:31 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD — There will be events throughout the weekend honoring the survivors of law enforcement officers and firefighters who gave their lives in the line of duty.

Starting at 5 p.m. today, Friday, Sept. 26, a ceremonial wreath brought from Philadelphia will be delivered to the North Wildwood municipal boat ramp at 5th and New Jersey avenues.  

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Police to accept unused prescription drugs

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 26, 2014 02:43 pm

WILDWOOD — The Wildwood Police Department will participate in this year’s National Take Back initiative Saturday, Sept. 27. Members of the public can anonymously drop off unused, unwanted, or expired prescriptions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day at the police department, 4400 New Jersey Ave.

Hypodermic syringes and other sharp instruments will not be accepted.

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August calls to NWPD up 24 percent over 2013

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 26, 2014 02:40 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD — In August, North Wildwood police responded to 7,240 calls, up about 24 percent over last year’s calls during that month, the department announced.

Capt. John Stevenson said that the increase in calls over last year could be attributed to Labor Day Weekend occurring at the end of the month, from Aug. 29 through 31. There was also five weekends during the month, which could have added to the high call volume, he said.

Read more: August calls to NWPD up 24 percent over 2013

   

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