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    Gail Hayman Cohen and Pauline Levy have lineages that trace back to Beth Judah's founding families, and both have been working to organize the synagogue's centennial celebration and strategic plan.Respecting roots, looking to the future

    WILDWOOD -- Gail Hayman Cohen and Pauline Levy sat talking in Beth Judah Temple Monday, surrounded by stained glass windows and gold plaques dedicated to the families that founded the…

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    Photo by Christie Rotondo/Former Mayor Bill Henfey, left, and current Mayor Patrick Rosenello, right, at Henfey's last meeting in December 2013. NORTH WILDWOOD — Bill Henfey, who served as North Wildwood’s mayor from 2006 to 2013, died Tuesday morning surrounded by family and friends at his home, the city of North Wildwood announced.

    He was 65.

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    Members of the Teen Paranormal Society watch computer monitors during one of this summer’s research sessions at the George F. Boyer museum.

    Paranormal research presentation scheduled for Oct. 25

    WILDWOOD — A handful of CumberlandCounty teens spent the summer exploring “spooky” happenings at the GeorgeF.BoyerMuseum, and come Oct. 25, they will share their findings. 

    The Teen Paranormal Society is a subgroup of Great Northeastern Paranormal Research, founded by John A. Pacelli and Clay Borneman…

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    pumpkin runHalloween in the Wildwoods kicks off Saturday, Oct. 25 with Paranormal Tour at the Wildwood Shore, and the Boardwalk Pumpkin Run.

    The paranormal tour will be held at the George F. Boyer Museum on Pacific Avenue Wildwood. An interactive paranormal tour at the former site of a funeral parlor, the event is presented by Teen Paranormal Society. Smart phones and ear plugs are necessary to participate. Admission is $5. For more information call 609-523-0277.

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    Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr.; Comets Joe D’Ambrosio and Dick Richards; Commissioners Tony Leonetti and Pete Byron; and Jon “Bowzer” Bauman of Sha Na Na stand in front of the new mural Friday, Oct. 17. WILDWOOD — The city honored its rock ‘n’ roll heritage Friday by unveiling a massive mural dedicated to Bill Haley and his Comets hit “Rock Around the…

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Wildwood commissioners table shorter time limit for bikes on the boardwalk

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, August 14, 2014 12:52 pm

File photo by Jen Marra File photo by Jen Marra WILDWOOD —The Wildwood Board of Commissioners tabled an ordinance Wednesday, Aug. 6 that would have returned the permitted time for bikers to be on the boardwalk to 11 a.m., after island bike shop owners came out in opposition of the change.

If North Wildwood is willing to change the bike time limit on that municipality’s portion of the boardwalk to noon, however, Mayor Ernie Troiano said Wildwood would keep the noon time limit as well.

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Five charged in connection to Wildwood robberies, sexual assault

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 13, 2014 04:36 pm

WILDWOOD — Three Wildwood men and two boys have been charged in connection to a string of armed robberies and a sexual assault in the city, the prosecutor’s office announced.

On July 19, a man and woman were leaving the Wawa on New Jersey Avenue in the city when they were approached by two men. The men produced a handgun and demanded cash, then led the victims to a secluded area where they were robbed of their belongings. At that time, police say the woman was sexually assaulted while a gun was held to the man’s head.

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UPDATED: After crossbow attack, officials say it’s time to shut down rooming house

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, August 13, 2014 09:55 am

WILDWOOD — The rooming house on Schellenger Avenue where a crossbow assault took place last week has been a problem in the neighborhood for years, officials with the city said this week.

A Wildwood man was shot with a crossbow at The Gillmore Motel Tuesday, Aug. 5 and suffered serious leg injuries. The suspected shooter fled the scene, and has been charged with attempted murder.

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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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