• Regional

    Dru Shelly was kidnapped and raped at 17. Now, she works as a financial planner, is married, and has three children. Her story of survival will be the keynote at Friday’s Violence Survivor Symposium.Dru Shelly will be keynote at Violence Survivor Symposium

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Dru Shelly was 17 when she was abducted from the Ocean City Boardwalk at knifepoint…

  • Sports

    Because she was part of three state and four South Jersey championship basketball teams, Kaitlin Anzelone was best known athletically at Wildwood High School for her work in the gymnasium before graduating in 2003.

    But those who remember Anzelone the all-around athlete can also recall her brilliance on the soccer field.

    Anzelone, who was also part of a Cape-Atlantic League championship softball team at Wildwood, went on to play three sports as a freshman at Division III Rutgers-Camden University. But she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia in the fall…

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Inmate testimony called into question

    [see related story: Lower Township man found guilty of nephew's murder]

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A jury heard closing arguments Monday in the murder trial of Lower Township resident Frederick Gene Marr.

    Marr, 75, is accused in the fatal shooting of his nephew, Ronald Denny Sr. outside of Denny’s Del Haven home on Aug. 11, 2010.

    The prosecutor’s office has said the shooting happened because of a dispute over jointly-owned real estate in Florida.

  • Wildwood Leader

    Jacob SpiegelWILDWOOD — An official with the Wildwood fire department says that Jake Spiegel, the part-time firefighter who was indicted by a grand jury Sept. 24 with his father, Rob, on official misconduct charges, is not currently working for the department.

    As a part-time firefighter, Jake Spiegel is a summer employee for the city of Wildwood, said Deputy Fire Chief Dan Speigel (no relation to the accused). The department is “monitoring the situation” to determine at a later date if Spiegel can return to work next summer.

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD — Officials in Wildwood decided Wednesday to keep the city’s curfew in place, unlike other New Jersey towns that have opted to repeal theirs after courts found them to be unconstitutional.

    Instead, they asked city attorney Mary D’Arcy Bittner to revise the curfew to protect Wildwood against possible lawsuits.

  • Wildwood Leader

    NORTH WILDWOOD — The state Department of Transportation plan to dredge a mile-stretch of Beach Creek may be delayed until next summer, a DOT spokesman said.

    The department received only one bid on the project, which did not meet the contract requirements, NJDOT spokesman Steve Schapiro said.

Wildwood Leader

Prosecutor’s office wants to keep letters on Crest cops private

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, September 23, 2014 11:00 am

WILDWOOD CREST — The Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office wants letters written about two Wildwood Crest police officers to remain confidential, and has asked an Atlantic County judge to reconsider his order that the office must turn those records over to a government-transparency advocate.

The order, signed by Atlantic County Judge Nelson Johnson, makes mention of “official misconduct,” but no details were available about what that misconduct may have entailed.

Read more: Prosecutor’s office wants to keep letters on Crest cops private

 

North Wildwood residents want a dog park

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, September 22, 2014 04:31 pm

Becca is one of three border collies owned by Jean and John Ficca, who asked North Wildwood City Council to consider designating a dog park Sept. 16. Becca is one of three border collies owned by Jean and John Ficca, who asked North Wildwood City Council to consider designating a dog park Sept. 16. NORTH WILDWOOD — A local couple presented a petition with 90 signatures from residents and property owners to City Council Tuesday, Sept. 16, asking that a dog park be designated in North Wildwood.

While council seemed receptive to the idea, members did express concerns about where the park could be placed.

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DNA evidence leads to arrests in 2009 Wildwood Crest armed robbery

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 22, 2014 12:25 pm

WILDWOOD CREST— Based on DNA evidence, Wildwood Crest police have charged two Cape May County men in a 2009 armed robbery, the department announced.

Gary Twiggs Jr. 26, of Dennisville and Dillon Tracy, 26, of Clermont were arrested and charged in connection with the crime on Sept. 17 and Sept. 16, respectively.

Read more: DNA evidence leads to arrests in 2009 Wildwood Crest armed robbery

 

Wildwood man faces charges after deadly OD

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 22, 2014 10:17 am

WILDWOOD — A 38-year-old Wildwood man has been charged in connection to a fatal heroin overdose at the Blue Heron Motel Sept. 19, police announced.

Robert Lunzy has been charged under New Jersey’s Strict Liability for Drug-Induced Death law, which police say carries a maximum 20-year prison sentence if he is convicted of the first-degree crime.

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Mayors award scholarship for local to attend Wildwood Catholic

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 21, 2014 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD — For the first time, past and present North Wildwood mayors have come together to grant a middle school graduate a scholarship to attend Wildwood Catholic High School.

The North Wildwood Mayors Scholarship Fund awarded Matthew Capozzoli, a ninth-grade student from North Wildwood, the first Mayor’s Scholarship last week.

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Holly Beach wants to show off century-old fire truck

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Written by Christie Rotondo Saturday, September 20, 2014 12:00 am

The 1913 American LaFrance Hook and Ladder Truck was the first hook and ladder purchased by the Holly Beach Fire Company. The 1913 American LaFrance Hook and Ladder Truck was the first hook and ladder purchased by the Holly Beach Fire Company. WILDWOOD — One of the oldest reminders of the borough of Holly Beach sits covered and out of sight at the volunteer fire company on Washington and Montgomery Avenues.

But hopefully, not for much longer.

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Community bids farewell to Frank Feraco

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 20, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD CREST — Frank Feraco, a longtime member of the Wildwoods community, died Monday, Sept. 15. He was remembered Tuesday with a moment of silence during North Wildwood’s City Council meeting.

He was 84.

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Wildwood approves $3.3M in bonds for improvements

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, September 19, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD — The city has appropriated about $3.3 million in bonds to be spent on improvements this year, ranging from new playground equipment to police firearms, as well as the initial funds for capping the back bay landfill. 

Several of the items in the two bond ordinances that were voted on at the Sept. 10 meeting are set to be reimbursed with money from FEMA, grant funds, or are to bring the city into compliance with state and federal regulations, chief financial officer Jeanette Powers said.

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