• Middle Township Gazette

    GRASSY SOUND – One person was killed in a chain reaction accident involving seven vehicles at about 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 21, on North Wildwood Boulevard in Grassy Sound, according to a police press release.

    Joseph Waldron, 45, North Wildwood, was a passenger in one of the vehicles who got out of the car after the crashes, and was fatally struck by another vehicle.

  • Sports

    If you don’t already have a ticket, you won’t get one now.

    This evening’s highly-anticipated Cape-Atlantic League boys basketball playoff game between Middle Township and Wildwood Catholic is sold out. Tickets were sold this morning at both high schools and were all purchased prior to 11 a.m., according to the athletic directors at both schools.

  • Wildwood Leader

    Photo courtesy Rio Grande Fire DepartmentWILDWOOD – A structure near Baker and Arctic was declared a total loss after an early morning blaze started in the unoccupied dwelling. 

    The Wildwood City Fire Department responded to the dwelling fire at around 12:30 a.m., Monday. Engine 38, under the command of Firefighter Ryan Troiano, arrived and confirmed a working fire and requested the all-hands be transmitted.

  • Wildwood Leader

    NORTH WILDWOOD – North Wildwood Police have arrested a Pennsylvania man and charged him with attempting to sell a mobile home that didn’t exist. 

    On Thursday, Feb. 19, North Wildwood Police Detectives followed up on a report made to police regarding a fraud case. The victim paid $25,000 to Robert Dimaio Jr. for a mobile home he claimed to be selling. During the course of the investigation, Detectives learned that Dimaio never had a mobile home to sell and kept the money to defraud the victim.

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD – Superior Court Judge Julio Mendez ruled Feb. 18 that the city of Wildwood violated its own ordinance by allowing the Wildwood Police Department to have too many police sergeants on staff. 

    But the effect of the ruling is uncertain, because the Wildwood governing body has already change the staffing ordinance. 

Wildwood Leader

Grinch pinched, kicked out of Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 16, 2014 03:43 pm

The Grinch looks out from the back of a Wildwood police car after being “pinched” at the Grinch run.
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 way down the boardwalk to help bring a merry Christmas to needy children throughout Five Mile Island.

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Quiet philanthropist Jane Osborne fondly remembered

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Written by Christopher South Friday, December 12, 2014 03:21 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD – Jane Osborne was known for two things. One of them was being an avid walker. The other was being part of a fund that donated millions of dollars to help local towns, schools, and organizations, as well as colleges in and out of state.

Osborne, who died Monday at the age of 89, has been described by some local leaders as being a very quiet, very private person, who never sought recognition for her contributions, and in fact would have hated it.

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North Wildwood police blotter, Dec. 1-7

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 11, 2014 04:33 pm

nwpd The following is an arrest and charge summary for the North Wildwood Police Department from Dec. 1 to Dec. 7.

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Gas, water lines being installed in crest before repaving

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, December 11, 2014 03:50 pm

WILDWOOD CREST – Utility companies are installing gas and water mains before road reconstruction work begins on Pacific Avenue.

Municipal engineer Jim Verna, of the Van Note Harvey engineering firm, said South Jersey Gas is replacing gas mains and service lines to install high pressure lines and eliminate some existing low pressure lines. At the same time, the Wildwood Water Utility is replacing water main and service lines in the street.

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A light for the season

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 11, 2014 03:29 pm

The Margaret Mace Choir stands on the staircase of the gazebo and sings popular holiday songs during the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Christmas Tree Lighting Friday, Dec. 5, in North Wildwood. 
The Margaret Mace Choir stands on the staircase of the gazebo and sings popular holiday songs during the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Christmas Tree Lighting Friday, Dec. 5, in North Wildwood. The Margaret Mace Choir stands on the staircase of the gazebo and sings popular holiday songs during the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Christmas Tree Lighting Friday, Dec. 5, in North Wildwood. 

photos by Jen Marra

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Wildwoods reaches top of TripAdvisor survey

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, December 11, 2014 03:15 pm

THE WILDWOODS – The Wildwoods was recently named the overall U.S. winner in the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Destinations on the Rise awards for 2015.

Ben Rose from the Greater Wildwood Tourism Development Authority said TripAdvisor highlights 52 cities around the world that have seen the largest increase in positive feedback and interest from the TripAdvisor community. The Wildwoods were selected as number one among the 10 destinations located in the United States. Following the Wildwoods in the top ten were: 2. Nags Head, N.C., 3. Prescott, Ariz., 4. Telluride, Colo., 5. Pompano Beach, Fla., 6. Traverse City, Mich., 7. Avalon, Calif., 8. Waikola, Hawaii, 9. Knoxville, Tenn., and 10. Gulf Shores, Ala.

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North Wildwood police crack down on bike rules

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, December 11, 2014 05:22 am

Bicycle light law enforcement sometimes leads to other charges

THE WILDWOODS – Although it often doesn’t seem like it, bicycle riders in New Jersey are subject to the same traffic laws as motor vehicles.

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All they want for Christmas

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, December 11, 2014 12:00 am

Second graders of the Glenwood Avenue Elementary School are ready to mail letters they wrote to Santa Claus Friday, Dec. 5, at the Wildwood Post Office.
Second graders of the Glenwood Avenue Elementary School are ready to mail letters they wrote to Santa Claus Friday, Dec. 5, at the Wildwood Post Office.

Second graders of the Glenwood Avenue Elementary School are ready to mail letters they wrote to Santa Claus Friday, Dec. 5, at the Wildwood Post Office.

photos by Jen Marra

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Pearl Harbor Day remembered in North Wildwood

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, December 10, 2014 03:51 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD – Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5941 and North Wildwood held their 23rd Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony, Sunday, at Hereford Inlet.

Post Commander Joe Orlando said Sunday was the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, which brought the United States into World War II. He said the ceremony, held outside St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church, is always held at noon.

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First Baptist, Crest Community serve hot meals weekly

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, December 10, 2014 12:46 pm

WILDWOOD — Two local churches, the First Baptist Church of Wildwood and the Crest Community Church, are dedicated to providing a hot meal once a week to members of their community. About 50 people per week are taking advantage of a hot lunch offered at the First Baptist Church’s free community meal program.

Michael Holmes of the Crest Community Church said they fed 383 people on Thanksgiving Day.

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Nor’easter has little affect on Wildwoods

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Written by Christopher South Tuesday, December 09, 2014 12:46 pm

Flooding on Rio Grande Avenue Flooding on Rio Grande Avenue THE WILDWOODS – Tuesday’s nor’easter that threatened heavy rain, high winds and coastal flooding for the most part bypassed the Wildwoods and South Jersey.

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Man tries to hide under bus seat, charged with possession of pills, heroin

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 08, 2014 02:16 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD – A North Cape May man was charged with possession of drugs with intent to distribute, after North Wildwood police found him trying to hide under a bus seat, Monday, Dec. 8, officials said.

Thomas Sexton, 27, was trying to conceal several pills that were scattered on the seat, police said. A further search by officers revealed that Sexton also had heroin, police said.

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Relay For Life coming to Lower

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, December 07, 2014 01:55 pm

LOWER TOWNSHIP - For the first time, Lower Township will be hosting the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life event on May 30 through May 31 at Lower Cape May Regional High School, Councilman Tom Conrad announced during a recent council meeting. 

Buffi Hinker-Miller, who is the event leader, said the event is really about community and is why it was so important for Lower Township to be able to have their own local relay. 

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Crest commission sets new fees for Von Savage pool

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, December 06, 2014 10:32 am

WILDWOOD CREST – The Wildwood Crest Board of Commissioners passed Ordinance 1199 setting a new fee scale for the Von Savage Memorial Pool. 

General admission to the pool will be adults $5, child and seniors $4. Premium membership, which includes early morning swims, will be $75 in addition to the regular membership price.

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