• Wildwood Leader

    Jen Marra/Preschool student Roberto Sanchez Olguin gets a double high five from the Easter Bunny who paid a special visit to the students during their lunch period.

    Margaret Mace elementary students had a surprise visit from the Easter bunny Friday, April 11. The visit came the same day as students participated in the school's Easter Hat Parade, an annual event organized by first grade teachers Amanda Brojakowski and Judi Kiniry.

  • Wildwood Leader

    Wildwood Police/ Police were looking to identify these individuals, who they suspected assaulted a man on the boardwalk Saturday.WILDWOOD – Police have arrested four Marlton teens in connection to an aggravated assault on the boardwalk April 13, the Wildwood police department announced.

    Ryan Callahan, 18, Nicholas Nastasi, 19, Kyle Patrick, 19, and a 17-year-old male, have been charged with aggravated assault after police released surveillance footage of the suspects to local media earlier this week. Callahan, Nastasi…

  • Regional

    David Benson/ Tonya Ahern of Upper Township shows the two types of naloxone available, a nasal spray and an injection. Parents group seeks overdose antidote, training

    A matter of minutes could mean the difference between life and death for an overdose victim.

    That’s the thinking of Tonya Ahern, an Upper Township woman who works with Parent to Parent, a support group for parents of individuals suffering from addiction.

  • Wildwood Leader

    A vote to rescind fees to be held April 23

    WILDWOOD— After a war of words between  Morey's Piers and Mayor Ernie Troiano, Jr., GWTIDA announced Tuesday that an agreement had been reached between the authority and city that would keep key events on Wildwood’s beaches.

  • Wildwood Leader

    Operators still waiting for ABC approval

    WILDWOOD – Wildwood’s beach bar is one step closer to opening this summer, now that the Board of Commissioners voted Friday, April 11 to award Beach Buddy, LLC a contract to operate on the city’s beach.

    In February, the commissioners accepted the proposal from the group of Philadelphia club and night club owners, but did not award the contract. During the commissioners’ regular meeting on April 9, a resolution to award the contract was moved to a closed-door executive session.

Wildwood Leader

Wildwood, veterans seek common ground on ice cream contracts

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, February 13, 2014 05:19 pm

Officials want to see far more money from vending this summer

WILDWOOD—Wildwood Crest saw over $300,000 in revenue last year from a two-year ice cream beach vending contract. Margate saw $67,000 in 2013 from a similar agreement. Ocean City just awarded three bidders contracts totaling $73,420 to sell ice cream on city street ends.

That’s not chump change, and Wildwood officials want to see that kind of revenue in their city.

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Pay-by-phone option set for Crest meters

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, February 13, 2014 11:55 am

WILDWOOD CREST—For the first time, visitors in Wildwood Crest will have the option this summer to pay for parking with a credit card over the phone.

The Crest Board of Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution Wednesday, Feb. 5 awarding a contract to ParkMobile USA to provide a payment system by mobile phone for the borough’s street parking.

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Dispute involving Wildwood worker to go to mediation

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, February 12, 2014 02:07 pm

Altercation started with bad-mouthing the mayor

WILDWOOD—An alleged dispute between a city employee and resident is set to go to mediation under Stone Harbor’s jurisdiction, after Wildwood’s municipal court transferred the matter in January, court officials confirmed Tuesday.

But, the details of the dispute in two police reports are conflicting, according to documents obtained this week by the New Jersey Libertarian Party Open Government Advocacy Project. Those documents were sent to the Leader.

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Wildwood's beach bar plan will depend on the ABC

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, February 12, 2014 12:21 pm

This is the proposed location for the beach bar in Wildwood. This is the proposed location for the beach bar in Wildwood.

WILDWOOD—Now that the city has accepted a proposal to operate a beach bar in Wildwood, Beach Buddy LLC will have to be approved for a special liquor license to operate it.

City Commissioner Pete Byron said that the four stakeholders who make up Beach Buddy have already made initial contact with the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Board to get the process moving.

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First sign of spring: Sam’s to open Friday on Wildwood boardwalk

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, February 10, 2014 02:38 pm

Photo by Christie Rotondo/Anthony and Rosemary Zuccarello are gearing up for Sam's opening Friday. Photo by Christie Rotondo/Anthony and Rosemary Zuccarello are gearing up for Sam's opening Friday.

WILDWOOD—Ignore the weather forecasts calling for more snow and freezing temperatures because on Friday, a small slice of summer will appear on the Wildwoods Boardwalk.

Sam’s Pizza Palace will open for its 57th season on Valentine’s Day. For some, a slice of boardwalk pizza is a better way to show affection than with flowers or a box of chocolate.

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UPDATED: Wildwood man charged with stealing boardwalk copper wiring

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, February 10, 2014 01:05 pm

Family apologizes, wants understanding for combat vet

WILDWOOD—Police arrested a Wildwood man Sunday who they say is responsible for stealing a substantial amount of copper wiring from various locations under the boardwalk.

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Five Mile Beat > WOW breakfast fundraiser to help schools

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Written by Joyce Gould Sunday, February 09, 2014 01:00 am

Alexa Valerio, Eileen Carter, and Lisa Harkins. Alexa Valerio, Eileen Carter, and Lisa Harkins.

The Women of Wildwood, or WOW as they are referred to, had breakfast on Sunday, Jan. 26, at the Tom Cat Restaurant in Wildwood, and it was very successful. They served 331 breakfasts and participants had a choice of pancakes, eggs, or French toast with bacon or sausage, coffee, juice or milk.

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In Another Time > Wildwood, Atlantic City share similar histories

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Saturday, February 08, 2014 01:00 am

While Atlantic City and the Wildwoods are now very different, their histories reflect that there has been an influential connection since the two regions began competing for tourists dollars.

Atlantic City was to arrive first when it was officially incorporated as a community on May 1, 1854  from sections of Egg Harbor and Galloway Townships. That was years before the three Baker brothers and others had a clue about the future of the island that was to be referred to as Five Mile Beach or the Wildwoods.

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