• Cape May Gazette

    Arthur E.

    LOWER TOWNSHIP – Arthur E. “Art” Treon, whose name was synonymous with fire fighting and emergency management in the township, county, and state, died Wednesday night after leaving the scene of a fatal fire in North Wildwood.

    Town Bank Fire Chief Lou McGonigal, a longtime friend, said Treon had gone to Tuesday night’s fire at 212 W. 17th Ave. in North Wildwood Nov. 18. McGonigal said Treon complained of chest pains and shortness of breath and was transported to the hospital, where he appeared to be doing better. Treon later died…

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Rio Grande Fire Company battles a blaze in Whitesboro, Tuesday evening. photo courtesy Rio Grande Fire Company

    Police identify 71-year-old man killed in Whitesboro fire

    WHITESBORO – Firefighters with Rio Grande were called from a fire in North Wildwood, that left one person dead, to respond to a fire in Whitesboro that killed another man.

    “We were at the North Wildwood fire, and clearing that scene when we got a call for a…

  • Regional

    Nov. 21-23

    CAPE MAY - Holiday Preview Weekend and his elves have decked out the Physick Estate, Washington Avenue, Cape May, with thousands of lights and holiday trimmings. Enjoy a wide variety of holiday tours and food and wine events to get you into the Christmas spirit. Visit the Estate on Saturday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. as Santa arrives to flip the switch for the Tree-Lighting Ceremony. For kids, there are Santa’s Trolley Rides. Grown-ups will enjoy holiday ghost tales during Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Rides. Friday, Nov. 21 through Sunday, Nov. 23. Call 609-884-5404 or see

  • Wildwood Leader

    Fudgy Wudgy Man Andy MarkeeNORTH WILDWOOD – Andrew N. “Andy” Markee was known to some as the quintessential Fudgy Wudgy man, dispensing ice cream and smiles to beachgoers in North Wildwood.

    Markee died on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at the age of 76.

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Aziza, the first female giraffe that called the Cape May County Zoo her homeCAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Aziza, the first female giraffe that called the Cape May County Zoo her home has died, zoo officials announced today.

    Dr. Hurbert Paluch, and director of the zoo said that Aziza arrived at the zoo nearly 20 years ago and was one of the first inhabitants in the Savannah. 

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Frederick Gene Marr is wheeled passed the jury box, on his way to state prison for at least 30 years in the 2010 murder of his nephew, Ronald Denny Sr.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Frederick Gene Marr will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of his nephew, a judge decided Friday, Nov. 14.

Wildwood Leader

Wildwood man faces charges after deadly OD

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 22, 2014 09:17 am

WILDWOOD — A 38-year-old Wildwood man has been charged in connection to a fatal heroin overdose at the Blue Heron Motel Sept. 19, police announced.

Robert Lunzy has been charged under New Jersey’s Strict Liability for Drug-Induced Death law, which police say carries a maximum 20-year prison sentence if he is convicted of the first-degree crime.

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Mayors award scholarship for local to attend Wildwood Catholic

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 20, 2014 11:00 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD — For the first time, past and present North Wildwood mayors have come together to grant a middle school graduate a scholarship to attend Wildwood Catholic High School.

The North Wildwood Mayors Scholarship Fund awarded Matthew Capozzoli, a ninth-grade student from North Wildwood, the first Mayor’s Scholarship last week.

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Holly Beach wants to show off century-old fire truck

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, September 19, 2014 11:00 pm

The 1913 American LaFrance Hook and Ladder Truck was the first hook and ladder purchased by the Holly Beach Fire Company. The 1913 American LaFrance Hook and Ladder Truck was the first hook and ladder purchased by the Holly Beach Fire Company. WILDWOOD — One of the oldest reminders of the borough of Holly Beach sits covered and out of sight at the volunteer fire company on Washington and Montgomery Avenues.

But hopefully, not for much longer.

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Community bids farewell to Frank Feraco

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 19, 2014 11:00 pm

WILDWOOD CREST — Frank Feraco, a longtime member of the Wildwoods community, died Monday, Sept. 15. He was remembered Tuesday with a moment of silence during North Wildwood’s City Council meeting.

He was 84.

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Wildwood approves $3.3M in bonds for improvements

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, September 18, 2014 11:00 pm

WILDWOOD — The city has appropriated about $3.3 million in bonds to be spent on improvements this year, ranging from new playground equipment to police firearms, as well as the initial funds for capping the back bay landfill. 

Several of the items in the two bond ordinances that were voted on at the Sept. 10 meeting are set to be reimbursed with money from FEMA, grant funds, or are to bring the city into compliance with state and federal regulations, chief financial officer Jeanette Powers said.

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Mystery donor pays for new science lab at Wildwood Middle School

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 18, 2014 11:00 pm

Shown from left are Cierra Williams, Jack Bunker and Marlon Perez. Shown from left are Cierra Williams, Jack Bunker and Marlon Perez. WILDWOOD — The science lab at Wildwood Middle School, which was nearly a century old, has been completely renovated thanks to a $250,000 anonymous donation, city officials announced Tuesday. 

In a press release, Principal Christopher Armstrong said the donor’s kindness will be felt for years to come.

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‘Drone’ already being put to private use in Wildwoods

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, September 18, 2014 11:00 pm

Matt Ulmer/ Wildwood Crest resident Matt Ulmer uses his 'drone' to take promotional photos of the Wildwoods, like this one of Morey's Piers. Matt Ulmer/ Wildwood Crest resident Matt Ulmer uses his 'drone' to take promotional photos of the Wildwoods, like this one of Morey's Piers. WILDWOOD — Matt Ulmer has a little unmanned aircraft he uses to take pictures he gives to his friend to promote the Wildwoods.

“I guess they call it a drone,” Ulmer said. “I call it the endless money pit.”

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After 85 years in business, Bonelli’s to close Sunday

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, September 18, 2014 02:50 pm

WILDWOOD — Bonelli’s Market, a Pacific Avenue business since 1929, has announced it will close its doors Sunday, Sept. 21.

A manager at the store, who did not identify himself, said that the “85-year-old business has had enough” particularly with the city of Wildwood, police and added he “can’t put up with the clientele.”

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