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    WILDWOOD — Wildwood officials could again weigh implementing beach fees in the city, and possibly put the issue on the ballot in November, Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr. said Tuesday.

    But, he stressed that the plans are far from definite.

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    WILDWOOD – Two Rio Grande women were arrested Monday, July 28, and charged with distributing heroin throughout the northern neighborhoods of the City of Wildwood, police announced.

    Elizabeth Singh and Heather Fowler, both 36, were charged with possession of heroin and possession with the intent to distribute after police searched their vehicle and found 300 individual bags of heroin prepackaged for street sale around 8:30 p.m., according to a release. Police said the heroin had a street value of about $3,000.

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    beachThe Natural Resource Defense Council has determined that New Jersey has the third best beach water quality in the United States, out of the 30 states where samples were collected and tested.

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    Wildwood commissioners say no, cite traffic nightmare

    WILDWOOD— Wildwood’s commissioners unanimously voted against a resolution Wednesday that would have made turning right on red at the intersection of Rio Grande and New Jersey avenues illegal.

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    NORTH WILDWOOD – The family of a Pennsylvania man who drowned in North Wildwood two years ago is asking to have the Hereford Inlet beach closed through a court order, a lawsuit filed in Cape May County Wednesday states.

    According to the D’Amato Law Firm in Egg Harbor Township, which is representing George Bradley Smith’s family, the 54-year-old father’s death was “entirely foreseeable and preventable had local authorities prohibited access to the deadly section of hazardous North Wildwood beach.”

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UPDATED: Bone found on North Wildwood beach

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, June 11, 2014 11:05 am

 

NORTH WILDWOOD — The county Medical Examiner's office has determined that a bone found on the beach near the Anglesea section of North Wildwood Monday, June 9, was of an animal, North Wildwood police said

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Wildwood employee pleads guilty to creating disturbance

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, June 09, 2014 03:46 pm

STONE HARBOR— A city of Wildwood employee pleaded guilty in Stone Harbor’s court Thursday, admitting that he created a disturbance in a public place on July 25, 2013, when he had an altercation with a Wildwood resident inside Billows Electric.

Michael Blanda, a senior electrician for the city’s public works department who claimed to be a relative of Mayor Ernie Troiano, and John Gallagher, a resident in the city, each filed cross complaints against one another after the incident, police reports state.

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New electronic recycling rules for North Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, June 09, 2014 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD— City Council has established a new procedure to recycle electronics in North Wildwood in order to abide by new state level requirements, the city announced.

In the past, the city allowed residents to put electronics curbside for pickup on their scheduled trash collection day. Now, a new ordinance adopted May 6 amends the City Code and requires residents to contact the city clerk to make arrangements for removal.

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Lighthouse hosts art contest to honor anniversary

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, June 09, 2014 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD— In honor of Hereford Inlet Lighthouse’s 140th anniversary, the lighthouse and Maverick Art Studio of Cape May Court House are hosting an art contest.

Children ages 5 to 17 are invited to participate. Contestants are asked to draw, sketch or paint something commemorating the 140th Anniversary of North Wildwood’s Hereford Inlet Lighthouse.

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Verdict is in for Glenwood Ave. students’ mock trial

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, June 08, 2014 12:00 am

Judge Julio Mendez and Glenwood Avenue Elementary School fourth grade students. Judge Julio Mendez and Glenwood Avenue Elementary School fourth grade students. WILDWOOD – With New Jersey Superior Court Judge Julio Mendez presiding, the Glenwood Avenue Elementary School’s library was turned into a courtroom on May 21 to teach students about the judicial system.

Fourth grade students chosen to portray the defendant, plaintiff, and jury spent hours preparing their roles in the case “State v. Rob Ornot” under the guidance of law clerks Robert Belasco of Wildwood Crest and Daniel McCann of Sea Isle City.

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Police see jump in calls over last Memorial Day weekend

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, June 08, 2014 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – Over the course of Memorial Day weekend, North Wildwood police responded to 1,289 calls for service from Friday, May 23 to Monday May 26, an increase compared to last year.

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Vet's van relocates for summer

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, June 08, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD -  The Wilmington VA Medical Center’s mobile outreach van that visits Wildwood twice a month will move to a new summer location at the Holly Beach Fire Company on Montgomery Avenue.

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One-time Hollywood actress lived life out of the limelight in North Wildwood

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Saturday, June 07, 2014 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – The details of the last year of the life of a well-known Hollywood actress in the 1960s have surfaced in the unlikely place of North Wildwood, where she chose to spend a reclusive life in a residence far removed from the autograph-seeking crowds and the demands of movie making.

Texas-born Patricia Blair, who started modeling at the age of 13, co-starred with Fess Parker as Daniel Boone’s wife for six seasons in the series named after the legendary outdoorsman. She also shared top billing with Chuck Connors as hotel owner Lou Mallory in 22 episodes of “The Rifleman.” And the actress, whose height helped her to be chosen to perform opposite tall men, acted in other westerns including “The Virginian” and “Bonanza.”

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