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Children’s Fresh Air Home renovation beginning

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, January 14, 2015 08:44 am

Children’s Fresh Air Home renovation beginning Children’s Fresh Air Home renovation beginning NORTH WILDWOOD – The Children’s Fresh Air Home is undergoing the  final stages of demolition in preparation for long-awaited renovations, which will give new life to the more-than-a-century-old structure.

Situated at 1100 Surf Ave. in North Wildwood, the Children’s Fresh Air Home opened in 1896. It operated as a summer retreat for underprivileged children until 2006, when it was closed for what its website described as “critical repairs.”

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Tax exemption aimed at spurring investment

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, January 14, 2015 06:31 am

wildwood WILDWOOD – The Wildwood Board of Commissioners introduced an ordinance Jan. 7 that will create a five-year tax exemption for new construction or improvements to existing structures.

The ordinance allows for a 30 percent tax exemption off the added assessed value of any improvement for a five year period.

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Wildwood receives bids for ice cream sales

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Written by Christopher South Tuesday, January 13, 2015 04:53 pm

WILDWOOD – Wildwood received two bids for a beach ice cream concession, which will significantly increase what the city earns from 15 individual licenses.

According to Commissioner Pete Byron, the city had 15 yearly vendor permits to issue to qualified military veterans or exempt firemen.

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Wildwood unanimous for downtown lot sale

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 09, 2015 01:20 pm

The Center City Parking Lot is part of this city block the City of Wildwood is hoping to sell for a minimum of $1.2 million. Commissioner Pete Byron would like the city to keep it and develop it into a center city attraction. 
The Center City Parking Lot is part of this city block the City of Wildwood is hoping to sell for a minimum of $1.2 million. Commissioner Pete Byron would like the city to keep it and develop it into a center city attraction. WILDWOOD — Sold, for $1.2 million.

A group calling itself 209 East Schellenger Avenue, LLC, was the only bidder on a city parking lot at that address, offering $1.2 million for the property. Mayor Ernie Troiano described the limited liability company as being made up of the owners of the businesses that surround the parking lot.

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Three sworn in to North Wildwood seats

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, January 07, 2015 02:51 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD – Three North Wildwood Council members were sworn in for new terms on Jan. 6, with Second Ward Councilman Joe Rullo taking the oath for the final year of his term.

At the annual reorganization meeting, First Ward Councilman David Del Conte and Second Ward Councilwoman Kellyann Tolomeo each took the oath of office for a new three-year term from Municipal Judge Louis Belasco.

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Crest passes three ordinances during reorganization

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, January 07, 2015 02:48 pm

WILDWOOD CREST – During an otherwise routine reorganization meeting, the Wildwood Crest Commission approved three ordinances after public hearing and final vote Wednesday, Jan. 7.

The commissioners passed Ordinance 1202, repealing Chapter 46 of the municipal code, dealing with the position of municipal administrator. Mayor Carl Groon said the move did not eliminate the position, which has been vacant since the fall, but removes certain responsibilities from the job.

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Beach work planned in North Wildwood

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Written by Bill Barlow Wednesday, January 07, 2015 10:00 am

Two people walk off the beach in Wildwood Crest, near the start of the Wildwood boardwalk. The Army Corps of Engineers plans to take sand off the beaches and build a dune system from North Wildwood to Diamond Beach. 
Two people walk off the beach in Wildwood Crest, near the start of the Wildwood boardwalk. The Army Corps of Engineers plans to take sand off the beaches and build a dune system from North Wildwood to Diamond Beach. Talks continue on island-wide project for 2017

NORTH WILDWOOD — Five Mile Beach’s first federal beach project remains under discussion, but it will be at least 2017 before the first grain of sand is moved to North Wildwood’s badly eroded north end.

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New Year’s stabbing reported

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, January 07, 2015 09:30 am

WILDWOOD — One man was arrested, another hospitalized after a stabbing at about 2:45 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 1, according to police.

Officers responded to a report of a fight in progress at 3700 Pacific Ave., to find a man later identified as Mark Jones, 47, of Wildwood, with a single stab wound to his abdomen. He was medivaced to the trauma center at Atlantic City Medical Center, where he was later listed in guarded but stable condition, according to information released by Wildwood police.

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Three-year contract signed for Wildwood beach concerts

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Written by Bill Barlow Tuesday, January 06, 2015 11:29 am

City also seeking new promoter for more large-scale shows

WILDWOOD — An electronic dance music festival will be back on the beach for July 4 next summer.

And two-day EDM festivals are planned for the summers of 2016 and 2017 as well.

The Wildwood Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution at its Wednesday, Dec. 31 meeting that will bring Beach Glow Concerts for Charity, Inc. back to Wildwood for the next three years. The resolution includes a minimum $15,000 license fee to be paid to the city.

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Students present a mousy Christmas

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 02, 2015 02:10 pm

Students present a mousy Christmas Students present a mousy Christmas

Margaret Mace first grade students performed “The Mice Before Christmas” on Friday, Dec. 19. The students dressed as elves, mice, snowpeople, and Santa and Mrs. Claus. School officials say a wonderful time was had by students and their parents.

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West Wildwood police blotter Dec. 1-14

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Written by Police Blotter Friday, January 02, 2015 10:25 am

West Wildwood Police Department West Wildwood Police Department WEST WILDWOOD — The West Wildwood Police Department responded to a total of 348 calls for service during the week of Dec. 1-14. The following is a breakdown of incidents that occurred. The number next to each incident represents how many calls for that service were conducted and/or requested.

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In Another Time: A century ago, 1915 turned out to be a rocky ride

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Friday, January 02, 2015 10:12 am

in another time “Happy New Year!”

Those words were uttered a century ago in Wildwood as the year 1914 moved into 1915. Wildwood was the centerpiece of the island then and everyone seemed to want a piece of its cake.

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North Wildwood police blotter Dec. 22-28

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Written by Police Blotter Friday, January 02, 2015 09:51 am

North Wildwood Police Department North Wildwood Police Department NORTH WILDWOOD — North Wildwood police announced that they made the following arrests from Dec. 22-28. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven.

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Wildwood scraps local pay-to-play rules

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Written by Bill Barlow Wednesday, December 31, 2014 04:01 pm

WILDWOOD — In a unanimous vote Wildwood City Commission on Wednesday morning Dec. 31 scrapped its two-year-old campaign financing ordinance.

The vote repeals an ordinance approved in October 2012, which prevented those contributing to the political campaigns of those seeking city or county office from accepting municipal contracts.

There was no public comment on the ordinance at the morning meeting, nor discussion among the commision members.

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