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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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More defibrillators given to Wildwood beach patrol

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, May 31, 2014 12:00 am

More defibrillators given to Wildwood beach patrol More defibrillators given to Wildwood beach patrol WILDWOOD – With the addition of four automatic external defibrillators, members of the Wildwood Beach Patrol will now be able to respond faster to beachgoers who experience a cardiac emergency, officials said.

“We applied for them, explained why we needed them, and we got them,” said Commissioner Tony Leonetti in a statement, noting the defibrillators were obtained at no cost to the city, as they were government surplus. He added the only cost incurred was for replacement of the disposable pads that are part of each defibrillator unit. Each unit is worth $3,000 with a set of pads costing $80.

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Beach patrol announces early season schedule

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, May 30, 2014 04:23 pm

WILDWOOD – Lifeguards will be on duty this weekend, May 31 and June 1, from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. at a limited number of beaches.

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Official: Arrested property owner owes city $10k in fire safety fines, warrants

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, May 30, 2014 12:47 pm

City of Wildwood/ Matthew Grassa was arrested in City Hall Wednesday.  City of Wildwood/ Matthew Grassa was arrested in City Hall Wednesday. WILDWOOD – An owner of several properties around Wildwood was arrested Wednesday in City Hall for several outstanding warrants dating back to 2012, Wildwood’s fire official announced.

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Appellate court rules for petitioners on West Wildwood bond

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, May 30, 2014 11:29 am

WEST WILDWOOD – The borough will reimburse $470,250 from a bond ordinance, now that a New Jersey Appellate Court has upheld that a petition signed by West Wildwood residents against the spending was valid.

In a statement to the press Wednesday, the borough announced it is considering challenging the decision in New Jersey’s Supreme Court, and officials hope the League of Municipalities will challenge the ruling as well.

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Fresh start for farmer’s market in Wildwood

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, May 29, 2014 03:42 pm

WILDWOOD – Come June 28, the lot at Schellenger and Pacific avenues will be filled with fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, homemade pasta, local honey, and other goods.

For the first time, Wildwoods’ Downtown Business Improvement District will host a farmer’s market in the center of the city’s downtown from 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays, in hopes to bring more attention to Wildwood businesses on Pacific Avenue.

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City cracking down on litterbug beachgoers

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:06 pm

WILDWOOD – After plenty of complaints about trash on the beach, Wildwood officials have implemented a few new methods to keep beaches in the city cleaner this year.

Public Works crews will be picking up trash more frequently throughout the day, with an additional shift added after 2 p.m. so garbage doesn’t overfill receptacles in the late afternoon and early evening. Some senior beach patrol officers will be permitted to ticket those who litter, and two Class II police officers will be assigned to patrol the beach as well.

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Wildwood delays budget introduction

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, May 28, 2014 06:41 pm

WILDWOOD — The Board of Commissioners held off on introducing the city's municipal budget Wednesday, May 28. 

While introducing the budget was on the agenda, Mayor Ernie Troiano, Jr. said the city wanted to reexamine a few revenue sources before putting the budget to a vote. 

“There is some revenue we think we can acquire,” he said. 

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Holocaust survivor entrusts her story to a new generation

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, May 28, 2014 12:20 pm

  Christie Rotondo/Rosalie Simon, 82, of Margate talks to students at the Margaret Mace Elementary School in North Wildwood students Thursday, May 22 about how she survived Auschwitz when she was 12 years old. Christie Rotondo/Rosalie Simon, 82, of Margate talks to students at the Margaret Mace Elementary School in North Wildwood students Thursday, May 22 about how she survived Auschwitz when she was 12 years old. NORTH WILDWOOD – Rosalie Simon was only 12 when she and her family were sent to Auschwitz, around the same age of some of the students at Margaret Mace Elementary School who heard her story Thursday, May 23.

Now 82, Simon, who lives in Margate, told students and teachers who packed the school library that talking about her personal history is hard, but she feels that it is important to pass it on to a younger generation.

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