• Wildwood Leader

    Borough looks for a brand that ‘speaks to who we are’

    WILDWOOD CREST — The borough’s official seal features the brigantine Nancy, a sailing ship that carried gunpowder and arms for the Americans during the Revolutionary War, and was the center of the Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet- Cape May County’s only Revolutionary War battle.

    But, that’s a little-known history, particularly to the visitors of Wildwood Crest.

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    North Wildwood firefighters salute as the “flag to remember” is raised to half mast. NORTH WILDWOOD — Schoolchildren, local officials, and members of the community gathered in front of North Wildwood’s 15th Street Fire Station at 8:46 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, the exact time hijackers crashed a plane into the North Tower of the World Trade Center 13 years ago. 

    The solemn ceremony focused on remembering the almost 3,000 Americans who were killed that day in attacks on the World Trade Center…

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    He says he was brought in to clean up troubled motel after crossbow attack

    WILDWOOD — A property management company owned by Wildwood’s former mayor has been hired to help oversee security and maintenance changes at The Gillmore Motel, which was considered one of the most problematic properties in the city by police and code enforcement officials.

    Gary DeMarzo, who owns SunQuest Property Services, said his company was brought in about three weeks ago as a consultant at The Gillmore by its owner, Palermo resident Robert Grimley.

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    Commissioner Tony Leonetti, Wildwood Catholic Athletic Director Sal Zuccarello, and Chris Fox, Wildwood administrator, pose together with one of the donated AEDs. WILDWOOD — Eight years after an 11-year-old North Jersey girl died of sudden cardiac arrest at cheerleading practice, a new law requiring schools to provide access to defibrillators at athletic events and team practices went into effect Sept. 1.

    To help the island’s schools comply with the new law, the city…

  • Politics

    Challenger calls for jobs, while incumbent points to constituent work  

    Bill Hughes Jr., left, says jobs should be priority for the district, while U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo says voters already know him well. For the first time since his election representing New Jersey’s sprawling 2nd Congressional District two decades ago, U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo faces a candidate known from Pennsville to Ocean City, from Hammonton to Cape May.

Wildwood Leader

Teen paranormal researchers are spirited in their pursuit

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, July 24, 2014 01:21 pm

Group leader Hailey Friedley, 21; Clay Borneman, co-founder of the Teen Paranormal Society; and members Alex Arico, 19, and Alex Weikel, 15, check the monitor, which is connected to eight night vision cameras throughout the museum. Group leader Hailey Friedley, 21; Clay Borneman, co-founder of the Teen Paranormal Society; and members Alex Arico, 19, and Alex Weikel, 15, check the monitor, which is connected to eight night vision cameras throughout the museum. WILDWOOD — “What’s your name?” Alexis Strahan, 18, calls out to no one in particular as she sits in the dark at one of the long tables in the George F. Boyer Museum. No one answers.

It’s only 6:30 p.m., so some sunlight still shines through the front windows, but all the lights are turned off. There is only the tiny red light on her tape recorder.

“Do you want to talk to us?” Strahan asks, getting no response. Then, with a hint of impatience, she asks, “Do you even know you’re dead?”

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North Wildwood Sidewalk Chalk Competition Results

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 24, 2014 01:12 pm

Visitors and residents showed off their skills for the Sidewalk Chalk competition presented by the North Wildwood Recreation Department on July 5.

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Man accused of breaking into vending machines

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 23, 2014 03:08 pm

WILDWOOD CREST — A Camden man has been charged with theft after he allegedly broke into several vending machines around the borough, police said.

Police say they found him with bottles, tools and a large amount of change after he fled a break-in scene.

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More names of accused released in Cape May County heroin sweep

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, July 22, 2014 04:30 pm

WILDWOOD – About 15 kilograms of heroin have been seized as a result of Cape May County’s “Operation Whitehouse” and now the county prosecutor’s office has provided the names of five more individuals arrested in the sweep.

Originally, law enforcement announced that 17 people have been arrested as a result of the raid, but only the names and charges of 11 arrested individuals had been released.

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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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