• Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD – More than 900 bags of heroin were seized from a Wildwood home, and four men arrested after the SWAT team executed a warrant on the 4300 block of Arctic Avenue on Friday, April 11, according to the Cape May County Prosecutors office.

    Eduardo Arroyo, 30, Luis Santiago, 30, Roy Perez-Heredia, 22, and Joshua Natal, 20, were charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana, according to a press release from the prosecutor’s office.

  • Wildwood Leader

    Photo by Christie Rotondo/ Wildwood firefighters quickly put out a fire at Marvis Diner Monday.

    WILDWOOD-- A small fire that started in the trash at Wildwood's Marvis Diner was quickly brought under control the afternoon of Monday, April 14.

    Fire Chief Chris D'Amico said the cause of the fire appears to be accidental and that there were no injuries.

  • Wildwood Leader

    Operators still waiting for ABC approval

    WILDWOOD – Wildwood’s beach bar is one step closer to opening this summer, now that the Board of Commissioners voted Friday, April 11 to award Beach Buddy, LLC a contract to operate on the city’s beach.

    In February, the commissioners accepted the proposal from the group of Philadelphia club and night club owners, but did not award the contract. During the commissioners’ regular meeting on April 9, a resolution to award the contract was moved to a closed-door executive session.

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD--Morey Piers has announced that if Wildwood doesn’t rescind its beach event fees by Wednesday, April 16, three major events, including Cape Express Beach Blast will take place in Wildwood Crest and North Wildwood this year. 

    “We do not wish to move these events as they have a very positive effect (sic) on the community of businesses with whom we share the boardwalk culture and tradition,” Will Morey wrote in a letter to Jack Byrne, chairman of the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority, on Saturday, April 12. “We simply cannot continue, however, to expose these events to the…

  • Regional

    Use by local law enforcement now needs to be approved by acting attorney general

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE—Lives in Cape May County may be saved that would otherwise have been lost to a vicious drug, once county detectives are trained to use an antidote for heroin overdoses.

    The Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office announced that the Chiefs of Police Association voted Thursday to support the use of Narcan by all local police departments in the county, the sheriff’s department, and prosecutor’s office.

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD— About a dozen community members, including Morey’s Piers Vice President Jack Morey, attended a Board of Commissioners meeting Wednesday in hopes that the governing body would vote to reverse its hike in beach event permitting fees.

    No such decision was made, but those in attendance waited more than two hours while the commission held a closed-door executive session, during which they planned to discuss correspondence from the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority regarding a contractual matter.

Wildwood Leader

Some mercantile licenses in limbo as city tries to curb ‘problem’ rental properties

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, April 09, 2014 12:00 am

Around 2,600 licenses to be reviewed under new ordinance

WILDWOOD – Wildwood commissioners are trying to curb what they call “problem” rental properties in the city, but now some motel owners’ mercantile licenses are in limbo with the 2014 rental season about to begin.

Mohmoud Mohmoud, who has owned the Sea Foam Motel on Atlantic Avenue for 15 years, is one of several owners who have not had their mercantile licenses renewed for 2014 because of past problems. In Mohmoud’s case, Police Chief Steven Long would not sign off on his mercantile license because police were called to the property too many times.

Read more: Some mercantile licenses in limbo as city tries to curb ‘problem’ rental properties

 

Performers for BeachGlow in Wildwood announced, early bird tickets sold out

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, April 08, 2014 05:24 pm

Submitted by BeachGlow/BeachGlow, an electronic dance music festival that donates its proceeds to charity, announced acts for its Wildwood show recently. Submitted by BeachGlow/BeachGlow, an electronic dance music festival that donates its proceeds to charity, announced acts for its Wildwood show recently.
July 5 electronic dance music festival to benefit Red Cross

WILDWOOD – Some of the top acts for an electronic dance music festival set for Wildwood’s beach on Saturday, July 5 have been revealed, and organizers say early bird tickets are already sold out.

Electronic artists DVBBS, Kap Slap, Gazzo, Kasum and Get KunKed have all agreed to perform at BeachGlow, according to organizer Dane Kunkel.

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Wildwood fire company seeking a new generation of volunteers

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, April 07, 2014 02:35 pm

Wildwood Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 will make a recruiting stop at Wildwood High School on Wednesday, April 9. Wildwood Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 will make a recruiting stop at Wildwood High School on Wednesday, April 9.

WILDWOOD – Wildwood Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 can have up to 35 volunteer members but right now Chief Greg Neill says they only have 10 active volunteers.

The company has enlisted a public relations firm, launched a new website, and this week it will reach out to Wildwood’s teenagers in an attempt to drum up more volunteer applications.

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Wildwood tenants relocated after carbon monoxide leak

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 07, 2014 11:20 am

WILDWOOD – Tenants of a Juniper Avenue home had to be relocated after Wildwood firefighters found gas appliances were leaking high amounts of carbon monoxide the morning of March 31.

The department was originally dispatched to 216 West Juniper Ave. for a medical call, which Capt. Jim Grauel said was unrelated to the gas leak. While on the scene, crews smelled natural gas coming from the rear unit, and subsequent investigation found that there were elevated levels of carbon monoxide around gas appliances there.

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In Another Time> Wildwood saw a thriving nightclub scene from big bands to Bo Diddley

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Saturday, April 05, 2014 12:00 am

Those who remember “the good old days” of entertainment in the Wildwoods point to the times of the 1950s and 1960s when the spotlight focused at several Wildwood and North Wildwood nightclubs on big name performers appearing there.

Impressive that it was, that was only a part of a Wildwood show business era that stretched from the 1930s into the early 1970s. The music and other types of entertainment that came with it represented society as it was then.

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Tax rate up in $22.7M Crest budget

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, April 04, 2014 12:00 am


WILDWOOD CREST— Property owners in Wildwood Crest will see a 1.5 cent increase in the local purpose tax rate, now that borough commissioners adopted the 2014 municipal budget at their March 26 meeting.

Increased healthcare costs and a decline in the community’s ratable base are driving the increase, local officials have said.

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Wildwood police blotter March 17-23

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, April 03, 2014 01:30 pm

WILDWOOD – The following are the arrests made by Wildwood Police during the week of March 17 – 23. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven.

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Revaluation delays Wildwood budget

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, April 03, 2014 09:57 am


No word on when a spending plan will be ready for ’14

WILDWOOD—Wildwood has often been late when introducing its municipal budget, and this week elected officials said they are still working on 2014’s.

Commissioner Pete Byron, who oversees the department of revenue and finance for the city, said that a recently completed reevaluation of Wildwood’s properties is part of the reason for the hold-up.

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