• Middle Township Gazette

    NORTH WILDWOOD – A Woodbine woman is in custody, accused of burglarizing the same North Wildwood home on 24th Avenue twice.

    Lelani M. Freeman, 30, Woodbine, was charged by North Wildwood police, who said the incidents happened between November and December. Police have accused her of stealing pills and an electronic benefit card. According to police,  she knew the victim.

  • Cape May Gazette

    LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Lower Township Police Department and the Cape May County Regional SWAT Team responded to a home in Lower Township Tuesday after a man fired a gun and his wife and children fled.

    Jeffrey Hart, 47, barricaded himself in his home on the 600 block of Jonathan Hoffman Road before police arrived, according to a press release from Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor.

  • Wildwood Leader

    The Grinch looks out from the back of a Wildwood police car after being “pinched” at the Grinch run.
WILDWOOD – He’s green and mean with a mile-long rap sheet. But in Wildwood, the Grinch was given a one-way ticket back to Whoville – courtesy of the Wildwood police department.

    Sponsored by the Wildwood police department, the Dec. 13 Pinch the Grinch 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk offered athletes a chance to make their…

  • Upper Township Gazette

    STRATHMERE – The Strathmere Zip Code is one of the richest in the United States, according to the Movoto real estate blog.

    Sea Isle City is one of the most dangerous cities in the state, says the ValuePenguin website.

    It is a tale of two cities, at least according to these websites, for the two communities on Ludlam Island.

  • Holiday

    Father Christmas will visit Whale’s Tale on Dec. 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. at 312 Washington Mall in Cape May. An old-fashioned Christmas exhibit

    The public is invited to a free exhibit of holiday traditions through the years complete with model trains, toys and more at the Carriage House Gallery, Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, through Thursday, Jan. 1. The gallery is open daily, though hours vary. For more information, call 609-884-5404…

  • Sports

    When Alison Mastrangelo was young, she was a huge fan of ABC’s World News Tonight.

    “I always had the biggest crush on (anchor) Peter Jennings,” she said with a laugh. “My mom (Fran) always says whenever they’d turn on the TV and it was on that I’d stop everything I was doing to watch him.”

Wildwood Leader

Plans to use school as emergency shelter on hold

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, October 24, 2014 11:00 pm

WILDWOOD CREST — Plans to equip Crest Memorial Elementary to serve as Wildwood Crest’s evacuation shelter are again on hold, Mayor Carl Groon said Wednesday.

The borough had hoped to purchase a generator for the school this year with the help of a $75,000 FEMA grant, but now Groon says Wildwood Crest may not have the grant secured.

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In Another Time> Wildwood took to vaudeville early in the last century

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Friday, October 24, 2014 11:00 pm

in another time - history of The Wildwoods The word was unusual and when it first emerged, some people thought that “vaudeville” was the name of a town like Lambertville or Rockville or Smithville. In Wildwood, which became an official borough in 1895, it started appearing in the early 1900s on the Boardwalk as Nixon’s Vaudeville House and people soon were aware that they weren’t referring to some new town along the ocean somewhere.

Vaudeville actually had been around for a while when Wildwood caught up with it. Historians put its gestation in America in the 1870s and 1880s, after it was conceived by saloon and variety hall shows. Before the Civil War audiences could find their entertainment by brushing up on their Shakespeare, watching acrobats standing on each other’s strong shoulders or dogs leaping through rings of fire.

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Community gathers to lay Bill Henfey to rest

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, October 24, 2014 03:07 pm

The Anglesea Fire Company flew its giant American flag on the back of its fire truck while friends and relatives lined up outside St. Ann’s church in Wildwood to pay their respects to Bill Henfey, who died Tuesday, Oct. 21. The Anglesea Fire Company flew its giant American flag on the back of its fire truck while friends and relatives lined up outside St. Ann’s church in Wildwood to pay their respects to Bill Henfey, who died Tuesday, Oct. 21. WILDWOOD — Local dignitaries, law enforcement officials, and hundreds of friends and family filled St. Ann’s Church Friday morning to lay former North Wildwood mayor Bill Henfey to rest.

He died Tuesday, Oct. 21 at the age of 65 after falling ill last year.

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Pumpkin Run to support Breast Cancer Foundation

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 24, 2014 02:30 pm

WILDWOOD– The sixth annual Wildwoods Boardwalk Pumpkin Run will be Saturday, Oct. 25 and this year, the run is going pink.

Organizers say that the run will honor Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a new pink logo and T-shirts for race and walk participants, and $1 donation will be made to the American Breast Cancer Foundation from every adult registration.

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Mercantile license approved for renovated Gillmore

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, October 23, 2014 11:41 am

WILDWOOD -- Just a few months after officials said it should be shut down, Wildwood commissioners granted a conditional mercantile license to the Gillmore Hotel Monday afternoon. 

The property, owned by Marmora resident Robert Grimley, was the site of a nearly-fatal crossbow attack in August. Prior to that, police had responded to the Schellenger Avenue hotel 68 times, and of those calls 50 were related to the sale of narcotics from the site and 46 people were arrested there since Feb. 14.

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Beth Judah celebrates a century in Wildwood

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, October 23, 2014 10:31 am


Gail Hayman Cohen and Pauline Levy have lineages that trace back to Beth Judah's founding families, and both have been working to organize the synagogue's centennial celebration and strategic plan. Gail Hayman Cohen and Pauline Levy have lineages that trace back to Beth Judah's founding families, and both have been working to organize the synagogue's centennial celebration and strategic plan. Respecting roots, looking to the future

WILDWOOD -- Gail Hayman Cohen and Pauline Levy sat talking in Beth Judah Temple Monday, surrounded by stained glass windows and gold plaques dedicated to the families that founded the congregation 100 years ago.

"Every one of these windows was donated by a founding family," Levy explains. They were business owners and restaurateurs, attorneys and doctors, who lived above their businesses during the summer months in Wildwood. Rabbi Jeffrey Lipschultz said walking into Beth Judah is "like stepping literally into the past."

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Fun and games to promote fire safety

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, October 22, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD CREST — Local firefighters schooled kids at Crest Memorial Elementary school on fire prevention and safety Friday with puppets, a game show, and an original song.

Firefighters and fire prevention personnel from Wildwood and Wildwood Crest organize the show, with help from John Lynch of the Lunch with Lynch Foundation, who acted as a game show host for the trivia section.

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Former North Wildwood mayor, Bill Henfey, dies at 65

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, October 21, 2014 11:19 am

Photo by Christie Rotondo/Former Mayor Bill Henfey, left, and current Mayor Patrick Rosenello, right, at Henfey's last meeting in December 2013. Photo by Christie Rotondo/Former Mayor Bill Henfey, left, and current Mayor Patrick Rosenello, right, at Henfey's last meeting in December 2013. NORTH WILDWOOD — Bill Henfey, who served as North Wildwood’s mayor from 2006 to 2013, died Tuesday morning surrounded by family and friends at his home, the city of North Wildwood announced.

He was 65.

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