• Wildwood Leader

    Susan Daly of Northfield smiles as she paints a section of an icon wall mural, on Oak and Pacific Avenues, to be unveiled Friday at 11 a.m. Northfield artist brings talent to Wildwoods

    WILDWOOD — Susan Daly, a Northfield-based artist who has created murals for Atlantic City casinos and restaurants over the past 30 years, is putting her paintbrush on Pacific Avenue. 

    Daly is completing the Greater Wildwoods…

  • Wildwood Leader

    File photo provided by GWTIDAWILDWOOD – The gigantic Wildwoods sign that greets visitors to the island is set to be refurbished this November, the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority announced Wednesday.

    Officials with the authority say the 80-foot-long, 19-foot-high sign will have all nine of its letters restored in two phases. That way, the word “Wildwoods” will be visible throughout the entire process, set to last about two weeks.

  • Wildwood Leader

    NORTH WILDWOOD — The city has to pay back almost a million dollars in tax liens on Marina Bay Towers, a senior housing facility on the bayside of town, since a judge has decided that land the condos are located on is exempt from real estate taxation.

    North Wildwood has been entangled in litigation with Marina Bay and Beach Creek Marina for about 10 years, and a judge ordered the city to pay close to $900,000 to Royal Tax Lien services for liens placed on the property over a 15-year period.

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Xavier GeisingerWOODBINE – A Dennisville man was charged with murder less than 24 hours after a Woodbine man was shot and killed on the 300 Block of Jefferson Street in Woodbine, according to the state police.

  • Wildwood Leader

    When the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce throws its big nostalgic party — the Fabulous ‘50s and Beyond Weekend — Oct. 17 and 18, it may be a reminder to some of a time in the Wildwoods history when tourism was born again.

    A young man from Philadelphia, who had been in the Wildwoods during the summer returned in the dull days of winter. What he saw were boarded stores, fancy motels closed, no longer flashing their glitzy lights. No traffic signals, either, and only an occasional automobile crossing his path, probably driven by the mayor (If…

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD CREST — Administrator Tom Henshaw resigned this week after working in the borough for only a few months, Wildwood Crest officials said.

    His contract began June 9 and was supposed to last three years.

Wildwood Leader

Crest mulling Saturday government hours for summer homeowners

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, August 13, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD CREST — Wildwood Crest officials are weighing opening borough hall on summer Saturdays for the convenience of summer homeowners.

Holding a Borough Board of Commissioners meeting Saturday mornings is also being considered, Commissioner Don Cabrera said.

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North Wildwood police blotter July 28- Aug. 3

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 12, 2014 03:00 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD – North Wildwood police announced that they made the following arrests from July 28 – Aug. 3. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven.

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Lights go out at Morey’s Piers

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, August 12, 2014 11:23 am

NORTH WILDWOOD — A power surge caused a section of Morey’s Surfside Pier to go dark 9:18 p.m. Monday night, according to the amusement company.

About 14 rides had to be evacuated as a result of the outage, including The Great Nor’easter, a looping roller coaster on Surfside Pier. Other “moderate thrill rides” also had to be evacuated, according to officials with Morey’s Piers.

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Driver in Wildwood July 5 hit-and-run identified

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 11, 2014 01:07 pm

WILDWOOD – A woman from Croydon, Pa. has been charged in the July 5 hit-and-run that left 16-year-old Cody Bregande with serious head injuries, Wildwood police announced.

Ashley Paster, 25, has been identified as the driver of the vehicle and charged with knowingly leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident resulting in serious bodily injury, but has not yet been located.

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Dog beach sculpture to be unveiled Friday in Wildwood

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, August 11, 2014 12:12 pm

Peter Beiling Jr. and Peter Beiling Sr. pose on top of the dog beach sculpture, which will be unveiled 11 a.m. Friday at the Poplar Avenue dog beach. Peter Beiling Jr. and Peter Beiling Sr. pose on top of the dog beach sculpture, which will be unveiled 11 a.m. Friday at the Poplar Avenue dog beach. WILDWOOD — Morey’s Piers is celebrating its love of dogs and public art by donating a massive sculpture for the city’s Poplar Avenue dog beach.

The 25-foot, 5,000-pound fire hydrant sculpture is set to be unveiled Friday, Aug. 15 and recognizes Wildwood’s three fire departments: the Wildwood City Fire Department, Holly Beach Volunteer Fire Company, and Wildwood Fire Company No. 1, which is also volunteer.

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Celebration illuminates history of Hereford Inlet Lighthouse

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, August 08, 2014 03:43 pm

The Hereford Inlet Lighthouse was restored in the early 1980s, then opened to the public. The Hereford Inlet Lighthouse was restored in the early 1980s, then opened to the public. NORTH WILDWOOD — North Wildwood celebrated 225 years of maritime heritage Thursday on the grounds of the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse.

In honor of National Lighthouse Day, local officials spoke about the history of Hereford Inlet and how today, Cape May County’s lighthouses are a boon to the local tourism economy.

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UPDATED: 11-year-old airlifted after arcade game falls on her at Wildwood Crest hotel

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 08, 2014 08:23 am

WILDWOOD CREST — An 11-year-old who suffered head injuries after an arcade game at the Bal Harbour Hotel fell on top of her around 10:30 p.m. Thursday night was set to be released from the hospital Friday, Lt. Joseph McGrath of the Wildwood Crest Police Department said. 

The girl had been airlifted to DuPoint Children’s Hospital in Wilmington, Del., for treatment.

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Wildwood looks to cap landfill with Ocean City’s back bay spoils

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, August 07, 2014 04:08 pm

WILDWOOD – For more than a decade, Wildwood officials have needed to cap a former landfill on the back bay in order for the area to be developed. Now, Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano, Jr. says a solution could be on the way.

Wildwood officials are looking to Ocean City, and a much-needed dredging project there, as a possible opportunity to cap the landfill site at Susquehanna Avenue between Baker and Garfield avenues.

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