Wildwood Leader

Wildwood approves police staffing ordinance

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Madelaine Vitale Friday, March 27, 2015 03:41 pm

WILDWOOD – It will take years for Wildwood to fully enact its new police staffing ordinance, according to city administrator Chris Fox.

Fox spoke about a long term plan to staff the department properly after the Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the staffing ordinance in a final vote March 25.

Read more: Wildwood approves police staffing ordinance

 

Expect road closures with weekend marathon

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Madelaine Vitale Thursday, March 26, 2015 01:49 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD- The Ocean Drive Marathon will be taking place on Sunday, March 29. Detours will be set up in the north end of the North Wildwood between 7 a.m.  and 1 p.m. to allow runners to pass. North Wildwood Police Officers will be assigned to traffic posts.

Read more: Expect road closures with weekend marathon

   

No tax increase in Wildwood Municipal Budget

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Madelaine Vitale Thursday, March 26, 2015 01:03 pm

WILDWOOD – Wildwood commissioners Wednesday introduced a $26.6 million budget with no tax rate increase.

The $26,634,344 budget is up from $25,733,013 last year. The tax rate would be $1.273 per $100 of assessed value if the budget is approved.

Read more: No tax increase in Wildwood Municipal Budget

 

Coin club to meet in North Wildwood

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, March 25, 2015 01:24 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD – The Ward Burnside Coin Club will hold its monthly meeting on Friday, April 10, at Central Bible Church, 18th and Central avenues, North Wildwood. Everyone is welcome to attend and may bring items they wish to sell in the club’s auctions. Coins/collectibles are on display starting at 6:30 p.m. with the auction starting at 7 p.m. The coin club would like to encourage young people their meetings to learn about coins and coin collecting. For additional information call Bob at (609) 408-7348.

   

Wildwoods summer promises fun

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Madelaine Vitale Wednesday, March 25, 2015 11:38 am

WILDWOOD — Clean, free beaches, amusements, great dining,entertainment the boardwalk  and reasonable rates for family hotel stays, are all reasons why the 2015 summer season will be even better than last year’s season, John Siciliano, executive director of the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority, told about 100 people at the convention center Tuesday, March 24.

Read more: Wildwoods summer promises fun

 

Domino’s “dough” raiser March 26

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Staff Reports Friday, March 20, 2015 12:00 am

Margaret Mace students hold up their new books donated from the Lunch with Lynch Foundation. 
Margaret Mace students hold up their new books donated from the Lunch with Lynch Foundation. The new Wildwood Domino’s Pizza and the Lunch with Lynch Foundation are hosting a “dough” raiser to support the Raise a Reader book program on Thursday, March 26. All proceeds from pizza sales throughout the day will be donated to the Raise a Reader program that provides all of the island kindergarten students (Margaret Mace, Cape Trinity, Glenwood Avenue and Crest Memorial) with a new book. 

Read more: Domino’s “dough” raiser March 26

   

In Another Time: Aquatic attraction draws fond remembrance

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Thursday, March 19, 2015 08:42 pm

For many who’ve lived the glory days of the Wildwoods a key word in their memory bank is nostalgia. They talk about, write about and in these times they blog about the big places  and names of the past such as  the Starlight Ballroom, the  entertainment entrepreneur Bill Hunt, his pier  and  movie houses, and those inventive  rides and scary walk through structures  that were devised for their vacation amusements.

Read more: In Another Time: Aquatic attraction draws fond remembrance

 

Former Crest cop accuses mayor of costing borough thousands

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Madelaine Vitale and Christopher South Thursday, March 19, 2015 03:11 pm

WILDWOOD CREST – At Wednesday’s Board of Commissioners meeting, former Wildwood Crest Police sergeant Thomas Hunt said the city’s decision to extend former Police Chief Thomas DePaul’s retirement date by one day cost borough taxpayers $22,000.

At the same meeting, current officers said they were proud of what they do, apparently in response to issues raised by Hunt.

At the March 18 Board of Commissioners meeting, Hunt held up a copy of a memo, dated Nov. 25, 2013, from DePaul to Mayor Carl Groon extend “accrued time” from Dec. 31, 2013 to Jan.1, 2014. Accrued time includes unused vacation, holidays and sick days.

Read more: Former Crest cop accuses mayor of costing borough thousands

   

Donation made to Survivor’s Weekend in North Wildwood

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 19, 2015 03:00 pm

Donation made to Survivor’s Weekend in North Wildwood Donation made to Survivor’s Weekend in North Wildwood

Fallen Heroes Plunge President Dennis Dool presented a check to Chief Matthew Gallagher and Mid-Atlantic Police and Fire Survivors' Weekend (MAPFSW) President George Greenland for $2,500 to benefit the 16th annual MAPSFW Weekend. 

Read more: Donation made to Survivor’s Weekend in North Wildwood

 

Wildwoods project for beach replenishment to save thousands

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Madelaine Vitale Thursday, March 19, 2015 02:50 pm

A woman takes her dog for a walk in the spring like weather passing by the eroded beach path Monday, March 16, at Fifth Street and the beach in North Wildwood. A woman takes her dog for a walk in the spring like weather passing by the eroded beach path Monday, March 16, at Fifth Street and the beach in North Wildwood.

NORTH WILDWOOD  — The beach entrances from Fourth through Sixth streets are closed to beachgoers because of dune erosion, but a joint project is planned with Wildwood to fix the problem- at least temporarily- and save the community hundreds of thousands of dollars, North Wildwood Mayor Patrick Rosenello said Monday, March 16.

“We had to close the areas for safety reasons,” the mayor said. “We are going to try and get them opened by the spring. We have been battling erosion in that area for 10 years.”

Read more: Wildwoods project for beach replenishment to save thousands

   

Olympic learning

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 19, 2015 02:38 pm

Emma Nolan, Mary Dunleavy and Liam Fitzsimons show their team flag. Emma Nolan, Mary Dunleavy and Liam Fitzsimons show their team flag. WILDWOOD — Cape Trinity Catholic School's sixth grade social studies class recently recreated the ancient Olympics under the direction of teacher Aimee Moreno.

Read more: Olympic learning

 

Magic promotes reading

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 19, 2015 02:31 pm

Magic promotes reading Magic promotes reading at Margaret Mace School Magician Joe Holiday performed at Margaret Mace School during the recent Read Across America week. Above, kindergarten basic skills teacher Mary Delaney is shocked when the kindergarten students numbers matched the random number she had written down. The Atlantic City-based magician also took volunteers from the class.

Read more: Magic promotes reading

   

Police responded to thousands of calls in February

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:00 am

wpd WILDWOOD - Police officers responded to 4,239 calls in February, according to a press release from the department. Included in that number were calls for eight burglaries; one aggravated assault; 11 simple assaults; eight domestic violence calls; 192 disturbances; 20 thefts; 57 suspicious persons and 41 suspicious vehicles. 

Read more: Police responded to thousands of calls in February

 

Tax rate proposed Crest budget calls for modest increase

Attention: open in a new window. PrintE-mail

Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 19, 2015 12:00 am

WILDWOOD CREST – The commissioners were set to introduce the 2015 Municipal Budget Wednesday evening, March 18, to include a slight increase in the local tax rate, according to documents from Wildwood Crest Clerk Jan Holzmer. The vote came after presstime. 

As proposed, the total 2015 budget is $26.9 million, up from $26.3 million in the adopted 2014 budget and sets a local tax rate of .64 cents per $100 of assessed value, an increase from .62 cents last year.

Read more: Tax rate proposed Crest budget calls for modest increase

   

Page 1 of 69