• 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

Smoother ride planned for Park Boulevard

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, October 09, 2014 12:27 pm

WILDWOOD — Wildwood’s mayor is hoping that drivers will be able to navigate Park Boulevard without risking a flat tire by the start of next year.

Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr. said that the road has become a main thoroughfare through town, but drivers have faced patches of uneven payment and construction detours over the past few years.

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Wildwood Zoning Board says no to long-term stays at hotels

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, October 09, 2014 12:06 pm

Beach Hotel owner sought to rent to summer workers 

WILDWOOD — The Zoning  Board denied a local hotel owner a variance Monday night that would have permitted him to rent out rooms on a long term basis, without making major changes to his 1940s-era Lincoln Avenue property.

Officials in the city say that several owners of older hotels and motels have been trying to rent rooms for longer than 30 days, which violates Wildwood’s city code and carries some stiff penalties.

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Jury finds 3 guilty in Wildwoods mortgage fraud

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 07, 2014 10:47 am

WILDWOOD CREST — A federal jury convicted three individuals Monday for their part in a $15 million mortgage fraud that involved overbuilt condos in the Wildwoods, the U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced.

Nancy Wolf-Fels, a Toms River woman who worked as a loan officer at a Forked River branch of Mortgage Now; as well as siblings Dwayne and Mashon Onque, of Belleville and East Orange, respectfully, were found guilty of conspiracy to commit wire fraud after five hours of deliberation in Camden federal court.  Dwyane Onque was also convicted of one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering.

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Wildwood cops charge man with selling heroin, cocaine

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 06, 2014 03:58 pm

WILDWOOD — A 29-year-old man faces 10 separate drug charges after Wildwood police searched his vehicle Saturday, Oct. 4, the department announced.

Jesus Rosa-Leon has been accused of distributing heroin and cocaine, and also faces marijuana possession charges.

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Lawsuit challenges Wildwood police staffing

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, October 06, 2014 12:42 pm

File photo by the city of Wildwood File photo by the city of Wildwood WILDWOOD — A member of the Wildwood Watchdogs is suing the city, alleging that Wildwood has more police officers than permitted under an ordinance approved by voters in 2011.

Dara Baltuskonis, who also ran against the current administration in the last election, filed the lawsuit Oct. 3. She is representing herself in the matter.

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Halloween season Trunk or Treat family event is Oct. 30

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 06, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD CREST — The Wildwood Crest Recreation Department will hosts its annual Halloween Trunk or Treat event 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 at Crest Pier. Adults will decorate their vehicles for Halloween and distribute candy to children in costume from the trunks of their vehicles.

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Wildwood High class of ’64 to reunite Oct. 17-19

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 06, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD — Wildwood High School grads from the class of 1964 will get together the weekend of Oct. 17 through 19 for their 50th reunion.

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Wildwood Crest Recreation fall activities

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, October 05, 2014 12:00 am

Here's a roundup of activities offered by the Wildwood Crest Recreation Department. 

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