• Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD—Commissioners in Wildwood rescinded a controversial resolution that significantly raised the fees to hold events on the city’s beach with a 2-1 vote at their regular meeting Wednesday. 

    The move comes after Will Morey, president of Morey’s Piers, threatened to move Beach Blast Soccer and Beach Jam to Wildwood Crest and North Wildwood beaches if the new fee structure remained.

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    WILDWOOD CREST—Lt. Joseph McGrath has been tapped to head the Wildwood Crest Police Department, Mayor Carl Groon confirmed Wednesday.

    Captain David Mayer, the former officer in charge of the Wildwood Crest Police Department, allegedly announced his retirement this week.

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    Photo by Jodee Clifford/ Demolition of the former Masonic Lodge had begun this week to make way for the new Wildwood Crest branch of the Cape May County library. WILDWOOD CREST – Demolition at the former Masonic Lodge on Atlantic Avenue is already underway for the new $5.3 million Wildwood Crest branch of the Cape MayCounty library.

    Cape MayCounty freeholders unanimously voted to award the contract to…

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    Photo courtesy of Morey's Piers.WILDWOOD—To Morey’s Piers, a multimillion-dollar Army Corps of Engineers dune plan in Wildwood is a “gift horse” Wildwood should take advantage of.

    Jack Morey, vice president of Morey’s Piers, said that his company is in full support of the project, which would construct 16-foot dunes from North Wildwood to the Diamond Beach section of Lower Township, as well as a protective beach berm.

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD – Police arrested five Wildwood residents after a SWAT team search 11:10 p.m. Friday, April 18, at 4114 Pacific Ave. recovered distribution amounts of heroin and a .32 caliber revolver, the Wildwood Police Department announced.

    Twin brothers Joey and Jason Sierra, 18, Chandler Porter, 23, Edwin Perez, 28, and Alexander Perez, 22, have all been charged with possession of heroin with the intent to distribute as a result of the search.

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Residents share concerns of Wildwoods' dune project

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, February 21, 2014 07:32 pm

Chris Constantino with the NJDEP gives a presentation on the Army Corps of Engineers dune project in the Wildwoods. Chris Constantino with the NJDEP gives a presentation on the Army Corps of Engineers dune project in the Wildwoods.
NORTH WILDWOOD—Residents on Five Mile Island are skeptical of a multimillion-dollar Army Corp of Engineers shore protection project, and several raised questions and concerns during a public hearing Friday afternoon.

Many were concerned about the project’s ability to withstand future storms, and wondered if there was a more suitable long-term solution to eroding beaches in North Wildwood and sand accretion in Wildwood and Wildwood Crest.

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Wildwood comes together for Quinn family

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 21, 2014 03:11 pm


WILDWOOD – Hundreds came to the Bolero Hotel Feb. 9 for one of Wildwood’s own, Thomas Quinn.

Quinn of Chincoteague Island, Va. died Feb. 4 after battling pancreatic cancer. He was treated at Cancer Treatment Center of America in Philadelphia.

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North Wildwood works to repair dune damage

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, February 21, 2014 12:51 pm

Photo by Christie Rotondo/City employees work to move sand into a berm on 23rd Avenue, after recent storms destroyed the dunes there. Photo by Christie Rotondo/City employees work to move sand into a berm on 23rd Avenue, after recent storms destroyed the dunes there.

NORTH WILDWOOD—It’s been a rough winter for most of South Jersey, and North Wildwood’s beaches have taken a beating from recent storms.

Usually, storms cause erosion in the city’s north-end beaches, but recent nor’easters have caused substantial dune damage between 22st and 26nd avenues.

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Slight tax hike in North Wildwood under proposed budget

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, February 20, 2014 01:17 pm



Slight tax hike in North Wildwood under proposed budget

NORTH WILDWOOD—Taxpayers in North Wildwood will pay about $34 more in local taxes this year, which city officials say is due to a bump in municipal debt payments.

Despite the increase, officials are also claiming North Wildwood still has the lowest taxes than any other Jersey Shore community.

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Museum is looking for pieces of Wildwood’s black history

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, February 20, 2014 01:07 pm

Photo from the George F. Boyer Museum/ A 1938 photo of students at the Arctic Avenue school in Wildwood. Photo from the George F. Boyer Museum/ A 1938 photo of students at the Arctic Avenue school in Wildwood.

Wanted: West side memories

WILDWOOD—The Wildwood Historical Society gets donations all the time- old photos of long gone motels and night clubs, signs from restaurants, retired beach patrol uniforms.

But, officials with the historical society say they don’t have nearly enough about the history of Wildwood’s black community, or the city’s segregation up until the 1960s.

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Wildwood firefighters called to yacht fire near Boat House restaurant

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, February 20, 2014 11:59 am

Photo courtesy Wildwood Fire Department. Photo courtesy Wildwood Fire Department. WILDWOOD—Wildwood firefighters battled a fire on a yacht docked near the Boat House restaurant early Thursday morning, the fire department said. 

At around 3 a.m. firefighters were called to 504 West Rio Grande Ave, where they said they saw smoke coming from the 35 foot ocean yacht.

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Wildwood won’t back dune plan as it stands

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, February 19, 2014 02:30 pm

WILDWOOD — An Army Corps of Engineers project calling for dunes and smaller beaches in Wildwood will not be supported for the Board of Commissioners, Mayor Ernie Troiano announced Wednesday, Feb. 12.

“We will not accept the plan as it stands,” Troiano said. He added, however, that if some changes were made, the city may amend the decision.

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North Wildwood police arrest Florida fugitive

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, February 18, 2014 06:11 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD—Police have arrested a man who was living in North Wildwood but wanted in Florida, the North Wildwood department announced Tuesday.

Brad Delaney, 28, was arrested during the early morning hours on Feb. 14 and charged with being a fugitive from justice in Florida. Local police said he was wanted I connection to delivering drugs.

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