• Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD—Commissioners in Wildwood rescinded a controversial resolution that significantly raised the fees to hold events on the city’s beach with a 2-1 vote at their regular meeting Wednesday. 

    The move comes after Will Morey, president of Morey’s Piers, threatened to move Beach Blast Soccer and Beach Jam to Wildwood Crest and North Wildwood beaches if the new fee structure remained.

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    WILDWOOD CREST—Lt. Joseph McGrath has been tapped to head the Wildwood Crest Police Department, Mayor Carl Groon confirmed Wednesday.

    Captain David Mayer, the former officer in charge of the Wildwood Crest Police Department, allegedly announced his retirement this week.

  • Wildwood Leader

    Photo by Jodee Clifford/ Demolition of the former Masonic Lodge had begun this week to make way for the new Wildwood Crest branch of the Cape May County library. WILDWOOD CREST – Demolition at the former Masonic Lodge on Atlantic Avenue is already underway for the new $5.3 million Wildwood Crest branch of the Cape MayCounty library.

    Cape MayCounty freeholders unanimously voted to award the contract to…

  • Wildwood Leader

    Photo courtesy of Morey's Piers.WILDWOOD—To Morey’s Piers, a multimillion-dollar Army Corps of Engineers dune plan in Wildwood is a “gift horse” Wildwood should take advantage of.

    Jack Morey, vice president of Morey’s Piers, said that his company is in full support of the project, which would construct 16-foot dunes from North Wildwood to the Diamond Beach section of Lower Township, as well as a protective beach berm.

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD – Police arrested five Wildwood residents after a SWAT team search 11:10 p.m. Friday, April 18, at 4114 Pacific Ave. recovered distribution amounts of heroin and a .32 caliber revolver, the Wildwood Police Department announced.

    Twin brothers Joey and Jason Sierra, 18, Chandler Porter, 23, Edwin Perez, 28, and Alexander Perez, 22, have all been charged with possession of heroin with the intent to distribute as a result of the search.

Wildwood Leader

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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Guilty plea in mortgage scam with Wildwoods connection

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 07, 2014 01:59 pm

An Alabama man pleaded guilty to a series of federal charges Thursday, including attempted murder, in a sweeping fraud case with connections to the Wildwoods.

Charges were originally filed against 11 people in the case, which alleged wire fraud and money laundering.

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Wildwood picks beach bar proposal from Philly nightclub owners

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, February 06, 2014 07:34 pm

WILDWOOD—On Thursday, the Board of Commissioners accepted the proposal of a group of Philadelphia club and restaurant owners to operate a beach bar in Wildwood this summer. 

Now, Beach Buddy, LLC will have to apply to the New Jersey Division of Alcohol Beverage Control for a license to operate the bar. Awarding a contract to the company is contingent upon it receiving the proper licensing, the city said. 

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High hopes for Wildwood businesses this summer

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, February 06, 2014 02:00 pm

WILDWOOD—After 2013’s slow tourism season, Wildwood businesses heard good things last week about what may happen this summer.

During a Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Jay Ford of Crest Savings Bank predicted that visitors will most likely be back for 2014, and be spending more.

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