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    Volunteer Nancy Viall helps bag groceries for Jessica Gregory of Wildwood at the Lazarus House food pantry. WILDWOOD — The double-wide trailer that houses the Lazarus House food pantry was bustling Monday morning with volunteers bagging canned goods, pasta, some fresh produce, and frozen chicken into brown paper bags for people who had lined up outside.

    “At the end of the month, things start to pick up,” director Frank Stone said. By that time, SNAP benefits, which are…

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    WILDWOOD – Six men were charged with various drug offenses Tuesday, Aug. 26, after Wildwood police responded to a 15-year-old girl’s report of sexual assault, police said.

    Christian Terinoni, 19, Wildwood, was charged with sexual assault with injury and endangering the welfare of a child, as well as possession of psilocybin mushrooms after the girl told police that she had been assaulted at a party at about 2:40 a.m. at 4211 Park Boulevard, Unit 100, Wildwood, according to police.

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    WILDWOOD — Children in Wildwood will go back to school Thursday, Aug. 28, and thanks to Itswell Yoga and the local community, many will have new backpacks and school supplies.

    From now through Sept. 1, the studio will collect new backpacks, crayons, markers, pencils, and folders for children at Glenwood Avenue Elementary School.

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    WILDWOOD — The bike path in Wildwood Crest is one of the most popular attractions on the island. In North Wildwood, bikers can ride from 3rd Avenue to 15th Avenue along a beach path. But Wildwood only has its boardwalk, and cyclists have to get off by noon.

    That may change though, as the city has agreed to submit an application to the Cape May County Open Space Board to help fund the creation of beach bike path in Wildwood.

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    Mayor Ernie Troiano, Jr. stands with Tom Kinnemand, a former newspaper photographer in Cape May County, as they look over Kinnemand’s photographs.

    WILDWOOD —  The smell of bread baking in Mariner’s Italian Bakery. The fires that spread across the island’s homes during the storm of ’62.  And when the HofBrau Hotel booked Bill Haley and the Comets for the first time.

    These were just a few of the memories five Wildwood locals reminisced about Tuesday,…

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GWTIDA hosts travel writers in Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, June 29, 2014 12:00 am

 The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Development Improvement Authority (GWTIDA) hosted a destination-wide familiarization Tour with members of the Society of American Travel Writers June 19. The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Development Improvement Authority (GWTIDA) hosted a destination-wide familiarization Tour with members of the Society of American Travel Writers June 19. WILDWOOD– The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Development Improvement Authority (GWTIDA) hosted a destination-wide Familiarization Tour with members of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) on June 19.

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North Wildwood police blotter June 9-15

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, June 28, 2014 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – North Wildwood police announced that they made the following arrests from June 9-15. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven.

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Historical society looks to preserve a century of Wildwood news

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Written by Christie Rotondo Saturday, June 28, 2014 12:00 am

Kathy Skouras and Al Brannen look over the old archives. Kathy Skouras and Al Brannen look over the old archives. WILDWOOD – In newsroom slang, the library where the archives are kept is called “the morgue”- where old editions are laid to rest until a reporter needs to exhume one.

So, it’s morbidly ironic that the most accessible and complete archive of The Wildwood Leader sits in what was the embalming room of the Ingersoll Funeral Home on Pacific Avenue. Today, it’s a storage room for the Wildwood Historical Society’s George F. Boyer Museum.

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Farmers Market kicks off Saturday

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, June 27, 2014 02:16 pm

A ribbon cutting to open the Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market for the year is set 10 a.m. June 28, when the new Doo WW magnet design will also be unveiled.

The Farmers Market committee will also give away tote bags and Doo WW magnets.

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‘Beach Blanket Bingo’ concert set for Saturday – but leave the blankets at home

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, June 27, 2014 02:03 pm

12th Planet 12th Planet WILDWOOD – As many as 6,000 people are expected to descend upon the beach in Wildwood between Baker and Roberts avenues from 4-11 p.m. Saturday for an electronic dance music festival called Beach Blanket Bingo. But no blankets are allowed.

The June 28 festival is one of three EDM events scheduled for the Wildwood beach this summer. BeachGlow is planned for July 5.

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PHOTOS: North Wildwood celebrates the sea

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Written by Jen Marra Friday, June 27, 2014 12:31 pm

Cloudy weather does not stop a crowd of people from visiting the festival Cloudy weather does not stop a crowd of people from visiting the festival Cloudy weather does not stop a crowd of people from visiting the Maritime Festival Saturday, June 21, at the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse. Photos by Jen Marra. 

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Petitioners want Wildwood budget to go to the voters

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, June 27, 2014 12:21 pm

WILDWOOD— Calling the proposed 17-cent tax increase in Wildwood’s local tax rate “insanity,” a group of residents say they will petition the city’s municipal spending plan in hopes of putting it to the voters. 

They also plan to petition an ordinance approved Wednesday, June 25, that states the position of city solicitor, currently Mary D’Arcy Bittner, must be held by an in-house, full-time attorney.

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Bail reduced for two Wildwood men charged in drug raid

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, June 26, 2014 04:33 pm

Prosecutor links heroin ‘brand’ to overdoses

WILDWOOD - Two Wildwood men accused of being co-conspirators in a major heroin operation in Cape May County have had their bail reduced, just a week after they were arrested in a the largest narcotics sweep in the county’s history.

Juan Lopez, 56, and Miguel Claudio, 29, are two of nine people charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess heroin. They asked Cape May County Superior Court Judge Patricia Wild to reduce their bail on Thursday, June 26.

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