• Wildwood Leader

    Borough looks for a brand that ‘speaks to who we are’

    WILDWOOD CREST — The borough’s official seal features the brigantine Nancy, a sailing ship that carried gunpowder and arms for the Americans during the Revolutionary War, and was the center of the Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet- Cape May County’s only Revolutionary War battle.

    But, that’s a little-known history, particularly to the visitors of Wildwood Crest.

  • Wildwood Leader

    North Wildwood firefighters salute as the “flag to remember” is raised to half mast. NORTH WILDWOOD — Schoolchildren, local officials, and members of the community gathered in front of North Wildwood’s 15th Street Fire Station at 8:46 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, the exact time hijackers crashed a plane into the North Tower of the World Trade Center 13 years ago. 

    The solemn ceremony focused on remembering the almost 3,000 Americans who were killed that day in attacks on the World Trade Center…

  • Wildwood Leader

    He says he was brought in to clean up troubled motel after crossbow attack

    WILDWOOD — A property management company owned by Wildwood’s former mayor has been hired to help oversee security and maintenance changes at The Gillmore Motel, which was considered one of the most problematic properties in the city by police and code enforcement officials.

    Gary DeMarzo, who owns SunQuest Property Services, said his company was brought in about three weeks ago as a consultant at The Gillmore by its owner, Palermo resident Robert Grimley.

  • Wildwood Leader

    Commissioner Tony Leonetti, Wildwood Catholic Athletic Director Sal Zuccarello, and Chris Fox, Wildwood administrator, pose together with one of the donated AEDs. WILDWOOD — Eight years after an 11-year-old North Jersey girl died of sudden cardiac arrest at cheerleading practice, a new law requiring schools to provide access to defibrillators at athletic events and team practices went into effect Sept. 1.

    To help the island’s schools comply with the new law, the city…

  • Politics

    Challenger calls for jobs, while incumbent points to constituent work  

    Bill Hughes Jr., left, says jobs should be priority for the district, while U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo says voters already know him well. For the first time since his election representing New Jersey’s sprawling 2nd Congressional District two decades ago, U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo faces a candidate known from Pennsville to Ocean City, from Hammonton to Cape May.

Wildwood Leader

Promoter cancels remaining Wildwood beach concerts after complaints

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, July 16, 2014 11:35 am

WILDWOOD – The event promoter behind the June 28 electronic dance music festival is putting his other planned concerts for Wildwood’s beach on hold until next year.

Anthony Morrison of Beach Buddy Events, LLC says he is looking to work with Wildwood residents and the business community to ease concerns about his company’s EDM festivals and other concerts he wishes to hold in the city.

Read more: Promoter cancels remaining Wildwood beach concerts after complaints

 

Operation Whitehouse nets at least $10 million in heroin

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 15, 2014 04:10 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Cape May County Prosecutor Robert Taylor announced the conclusion of “Operation Whitehouse” today, saying the operation took at least $10 million in heroin and $500,000 in cocaine off county streets.

According to a press release from Taylor, the joint operation netted 15 kilograms of heroin and two kilograms of cocaine.

Also seized was about $225,000, believed to be the direct proceeds of heroin-related drug distribution activity in Cape May and Cumberland counties.

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Turn Around Boutique opens on Pacific Avenue

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 15, 2014 12:00 am

Officials and owners cut ribbon at grand opening of Turn Around Boutique.  Officials and owners cut ribbon at grand opening of Turn Around Boutique. WILDWOOD – Owners of Pacific Avenue’s Turn Around Boutique are bringing upcycling to Wildwood.

The city’s newest boutique, located at 4805 Pacific Ave., offers shoppers the chance to purchase consigned men’s, women’s and children’s clothing as well as furniture, artwork, home décor items and collectibles.

Read more: Turn Around Boutique opens on Pacific Avenue

 

Alumni association gives scholarships, awards to WHS grads

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 14, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD—The Wildwood High School Alumni and Friends Association awarded six scholarships and two awards at the 108th Class Day Ceremony Monday, June 16 held in the auditorium of Wildwood High.

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North Wildwood’s credit rating raised by S&P

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 14, 2014 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD--In a letter dated July 3, 2014, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services announced that it has raised North Wildwood’s credit rating from "A+" to "AA-.”

The S&P is one of the “big three” credit rating agencies, along with Fitch and Moody’s, the city said.

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Morgan Scully named to the dean’s list at Fairleigh Dickinson University

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, July 13, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD CREST-- Morgan Scully, of Wildwood Crest, and a student at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck, has been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester.

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David Deweese of Wildwood earns degree from Widener Law

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, July 13, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD—David Deweese of Wildwood was among 276 graduates to earn a degree within the 40th graduating class of Widener University School of Law May 17.

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North Wildwood police blotter June 23-29

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, July 12, 2014 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD—North Wildwood police announced that they made the following arrests from June 23-29. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven.

Read more: North Wildwood police blotter June 23-29

   

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