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    WEST WILDWOOD— A West Wildwood man was arrested by federal agents Wednesday, July 16 on charges that he received images of child sexual abuse using his cell phone.

    According to the office of U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman, Jeffrey Spicer, 44, was arrested by special agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations.

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    WILDWOOD CREST – Wildwood Crest officials took action in regards to an internal affairs investigation within the borough’s police department after a closed session at the Board of Commissioners meeting July 9, but what exactly that action is would not be confirmed by commissioners.

    A resolution authorizing Mayor Carl Groon and borough clerk Jan Holzmer to “proceed as discussed regarding a personnel matter and to execute any and all documents pertaining thereto” was unanimously passed by the Board of Commissioners after the closed session held to discuss a personnel matter in regards to the internal affairs investigation…

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    WILDWOOD – The event promoter behind the June 28 electronic dance music festival is putting his other planned concerts for Wildwood’s beach on hold until next year.

    Anthony Morrison of Beach Buddy Events, LLC says he is looking to work with Wildwood residents and the business community to ease concerns about his company’s EDM festivals and other concerts he wishes to hold in the city.

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    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Cape May County Prosecutor Robert Taylor announced the conclusion of “Operation Whitehouse” today, saying the operation took at least $10 million in heroin and $500,000 in cocaine off county streets.

    According to a press release from Taylor, the joint operation netted 15 kilograms of heroin and two kilograms of cocaine.

    Also seized was about $225,000, believed to be the direct proceeds of heroin-related drug distribution activity in Cape May and Cumberland counties.

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    Bob Swartz, Wildwood's auditor, presents the budget plan to the public.Commissioners say budget focuses on public safety

    WILDWOOD — Commissioners in Wildwood adopted a budget Wednesday, July 9 that includes a 17-cent increase to the local tax rate, citing the city's recent reassessment and the need for more public safety employees as key reasons for the hike.

    At Wednesday's meeting, city hall was filled with members of the fire and police departments, as well as residents, who listened to budget presentations from the city's auditor,…

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In Another Time> Wildwood clubs booked big names to lure tourists

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Sunday, July 20, 2014 12:00 am

The year 1952 was a benchmark time for the Wildwoods and the rest of the nation. Although there were still traces of the effects of the recent war, signs emerged that a better future was in the making.

General Dwight David Eisenhower, who led the nation to victory over Germany during World War II, was elected president of the United States in November 1952 and a conflict was raging in Korea. It was to end the next year with the intervention of the new president, and the nation was to experience a period that was often referred to as the Happy Days.

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Wildwood Crest police officer honored

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, July 20, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD CREST—Wildwood Crest police Sgt. Richard D’Amico has been honored by the Gloucester County Police Academy for outstanding accomplishment at its recent supervision and leadership course. D’Amico (left), pictured with Det. William Perna of the Gloucester County Police Academy, recorded the highest score among all attendees at the course.

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State Department official visits Morey’s Piers during summer tour

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Written by Christie Rotondo Saturday, July 19, 2014 12:00 am

Robin Lerner joined internation students who work for Morey's Piers for their Robin Lerner joined internation students who work for Morey's Piers for their WILDWOOD – Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Robin Lerner included Morey’s Piers as one of her stops this summer, as she tours employers around the country who hire international students through the J-1 visa program.

Lerner oversees the J-1 program for the U.S. State Department, and works within the department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. She said Monday that she had already visited Cape Cod, Nantucket, and New York to see the cultural programming offered to the students by host employers, as well as their housing and work conditions.

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Plan for street end bike racks nixed in Wildwood Crest

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Written by Lauren Dickey Saturday, July 19, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD CREST – Bike racks are not going to be installed at every street end along Wildwood Crest’s bike path, contrary to the original plan for the project, Commissioner Don Cabrera said at the Board of Commissioner’s meeting July 9.

During the meeting, Mayor Carl Groon was frustrated that the decision to change the plan for the project had not been discussed with the board.

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Loan officer sentenced in Wildwood Crest mortgage fraud

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 18, 2014 03:42 pm

WILDWOOD CREST – A Wells Fargo loan officer from Ocean County has been sentenced to two years in prison for his role in a $40.8 million mortgage fraud scheme that involved overbuilt condos in Wildwood Crest, according to U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman’s office.

Robert Serao, 48, of Bayville, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. He is one of 10 defendants to plead guilty in the case.

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City looks to Green Acres for Fox Park funding

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, July 18, 2014 02:26 pm

WILDWOOD – The city is looking to have improvements to Fox Park funded through the state’s Green Acres program.

“We’re looking to do a major overhaul,” Commissioner Pete Byron said. “The softball field is chewed up, the tennis courts are in bad shape.”

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Flood elevation maps force Wildwood to change bathroom renovation plans

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, July 18, 2014 01:05 pm

Bathrooms WILDWOOD – The city has changed plans for which bathrooms will be renovated through a $400,000 state grant Wildwood received last fall.

Bathrooms at Youngs Avenue and the boardwalk are set to be renovated, thanks to the Department of Community Affairs Small Cities Program grant.

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Open Space board rejects Pacific Ave. ice rink application

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, July 17, 2014 01:24 pm

WILDWOOD — The Cape May County Open Space Board has declined Wildwood’s application to purchase a vacant lot on Pacific Avenue and develop a synthetic ice rink and a park there.

Members of the board said the decision to decline the application was unanimously voted upon at their May 29 meeting.

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