• Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD — The Board of Commissioners is again seeking proposals for a bar and concerts on the city’s beach, this time for the summer of 2015.

    Wildwood commissioners voted Wednesday night to advertise for proposals for both items, which they have long hoped would bring the city additional revenue.

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    The Mom’s Beat: Some common sense tips for parents on Halloween

    Many of the rules and traditions my husband and I follow in our house are inherited from our parents, and our rules about Halloween candy certainly follow that pattern.

    When I was a kid I darted from house to house, filling my pillowcase with candy to see how much loot I could collect in the allotted trick-or-treat time. But even amid all of the excitement, I always knew not to eat anything until my…

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD CREST — A Wildwood Crest police sergeant and retired county sheriff’s corporal rescued a local man from his burning Aster Road home Saturday morning, police announced.

    Charles Meyers, 63, of Wildwood Crest is expected to make a full recovery.

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD CREST — Plans to equip Crest Memorial Elementary to serve as Wildwood Crest’s evacuation shelter are again on hold, Mayor Carl Groon said Wednesday.

    The borough had hoped to purchase a generator for the school this year with the help of a $75,000 FEMA grant, but now Groon says Wildwood Crest may not have the grant secured.

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD— The Halloween Parade and Kids Fun Fair will take place Thursday, Oct, 30 at the Wildwoods Convention Center. 

Wildwood Leader

Police say owner knew about drug use at Gillmore Motel

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, August 19, 2014 05:45 pm

WILDWOOD — The owner of The Gillmore Motel has been charged with maintaining a nuisance after police were called there several times for reports of the sale of narcotics, police announced. 

Police say that Robert Grimley, 43, of Palermo knowingly operated The Gillmore as a location where individuals gathered to participate in illegal activities. He was charged Thursday, Aug. 14.

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Reported shotgun incident leads to heroin bust in Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:15 pm

WILDWOOD — An alleged domestic violence incident involving a shotgun led police to 322 bags of heroin seized, Wildwood police said.

At 2:21 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 police responded to reports that a man had been confronted by his ex-girlfriend, Shakeila Fitzpatrick, who was allegedly armed with a shotgun. Upon arrival though, Fitzpatrick had left the area.

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Tattoo enthusiasts show off skin, and skills, in the Wildwoods

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, August 18, 2014 04:47 pm

David Benson/Kyle Dunbar, who appeared on seasons three and four of Spike TV’s “Ink Masters” points out some of the tattoos on his chest during the Wildwood Tattoo Beach Bash Aug. 15. Kyle Dunbar, who appeared on seasons three and four of Spike TV’s “Ink Masters” points out some of the tattoos on his chest during the Wildwood Tattoo Beach Bash Aug. 15. WILDWOOD — Kyle Dunbar has more than 20 years’ experience as a tattoo artist and the Flint, Mich., native is best known for his two seasons on Spike TV’s reality show “Ink Masters.” Kelly Colligan, a 23-year-old from Tuckerton, recently finished her tattooing apprenticeship with the Manahawkin-based studio Premium Blend. Now, she goes by the pseudonym Kelly Killagain in the industry.

Despite the differences in experience levels, both artists have something in common- they were tattooing this past weekend at the Wildwood Tattoo Beach Bash for the first time.

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Wildwood Crest Police charge 2 men with burglary, one at large

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 18, 2014 03:10 pm

WILDWOOD CREST — Two local men face several charges after they allegedly fled the scene of a burglary in Wildwood Crest around 11 a.m. Thursday. One suspect is still at large, police said.

Wildwood Crest police were called to the 5800 block of Lake Road for a report of two men attempting to break into a residence. When Officer James Mulhollad responded, he found a vehicle leaving the area with two men matching the description given by police dispatch.

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Zippy’s to give away beach cruiser

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, August 17, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD — As part of a new licensing deal with the action sports lifestyle brand Hang Ten, Zippy's Bikes is giving away a Hang Ten Beach Cruiser Aug. 31.

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Helen Kane ‘boop boop a doop-ed’ into 1934 Wildwood

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Saturday, August 16, 2014 12:00 am

Unlike the silver voiced tenor of the airwaves Morton Downey, whose career was enhanced in the 1930s by the arrival of the radio, Helen Kane made it really big because of a spur-of-the-moment improvisation in her act.

Her show business name, changed from Helen Schroeder, may not mean much in today’s world, but mention her as the original “Boop Boop A Doop Girl” and the name may have survived all these years.

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Wildwood receives grant from state for high school roof

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, August 16, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD — The Wildwood School District expects to receive a $508,000 grant through the Schools Development Authority Regular Operating District grant program, the Christie administration announced.

The grant will provide funds for a roof replacement at Wildwood High School. The total cost of the project is $1.27 million, including the grant of $508,000 and a local contribution of $762,000. 

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Wildwood, Morey's Piers celebrate dogs with sculpture

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, August 15, 2014 04:44 pm

WILDWOOD — A giant sculpture of a fire hydrant was donated Friday, Aug. 15 from Morey’s Piers to the city of Wildwood, in honor of the city’s dog beach. 

The dog beach was designated by the Wildwood Board of Commissioners earlier this year, and officials with the city say the dog-friendly beach has had a successful first season. The beach has drawn the attention of several media outlets, and the Weather Channel broadcasted from the beach this summer.

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