Wildwood Leader

Special Olympics Spring Sports Festival basketball finals

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, March 17, 2015 12:00 am

WILDWOOD – The public is invited to attend the free Special Olympics Spring Sports Festival basketball finals at the Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, March 28, and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sunday, March 29.

More than 1,000 Special Olympics athletes from around the state are expected to compete in the basketball competitions.

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Boogie on down to Wildwood ’70s concert

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, March 16, 2015 12:00 am

WILDWOOD – Men and women are invited to don their leisure suits or Qiana dresses to take part in a 1970s dance party and concert at the Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, Saturday, April 25.

“We have an impressive list of performers taking the stage,” said Mayor Ernie Troiano.  “Tavares, Evelyn Champagne King, MFSB, The Ritchie Family, Denise Montana and Purple Reign will all be here.”

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Beach Cleanup in North Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, March 15, 2015 12:00 am

Clean Ocean Action will hold its 2015 beach cleanup in North Wildwood April 25, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., rain or shine on 15th Avenue at the Beach Patrol Building.

“Thank you in advance for your participation in helping to keep our beaches clean,” read a statement from organizers. “Letters for volunteer service will also be provided for those who need them.” Snacks will be provided. Those interested may contact Demaris McManus at 856-975 6740 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

 

Wildwoods Convention Center site of Tourism event

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, March 14, 2015 12:00 am

The season preview of the economic and tourism season will be held at 3 p.m., Tuesday, March 24, at the convention center, 4501 Boardwalk, Wildwood. There will be a recap of the 2014 season, information on the current economic climate and 2015 projections and a 2014 marketing and public relations recap. Anyone interested in attending may call 609-846-2654 or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

   

Park Boulevard to be torn up to fix gas leak

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Written by Madelaine Vitale Thursday, March 12, 2015 03:20 pm

Wildwood officials say danger overrides concern for recent paving

WILDWOOD — A gas leak under 1,800 feet of freshly paved Park Boulevard could pose a health risk.

“This is a volatile situation. The problem is we have a brand new street that is going to be cut because of a major leak. There could easily be an explosion on that street,” Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr. said during a Commissioner’s meeting Wednesday, March 11.

“If you see work done down there we aren’t happy with it either,” the mayor said.

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North Wildwood police blotter, Feb. 16 to March 1

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 12, 2015 01:13 pm

North Wildwood Police Department North Wildwood Police Department The following is an arrest summary for the North Wildwood Police Department from Feb. 16 to March 1. Those charged with crimes are considered innocent.

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Crest clerk to retire after 17 years

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, March 12, 2015 01:11 pm

Wildwood Crest borough clerk Janelle Holzmer at her desk in Borough Hall. Wildwood Crest borough clerk Janelle Holzmer at her desk in Borough Hall. WILDWOOD CREST – Wildwood Crest borough clerk Janelle Holzmer is planning to retire May 1 after 17 years in municipal government.

Holzmer spoke with the Wildwood Leader on Monday, March 9, saying she was deputy clerk to clerk/administrator Kevin Yecco, and was named municipal clerk after his retirement two years ago.

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City files to demolish fire-damaged structures

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, March 12, 2015 01:08 pm

WILDWOOD – The City of Wildwood has filed a Notice of Unsafe Structure for two fire-damaged homes with the intent of demolishing the buildings.

On Monday, March 9, Wildwood code official John Davis said both structures are a total loss. Fire damaged a home at 328 W. Wildwood Ave. on Jan. 31, and another at 201 E. Baker, Feb. 23. Both structures were determined to be imminent hazards and the city planned to tear them down. He said it was possible that the insurance companies might act to demolish the homes. Davis said his office sends a certified notice and if the property owner doesn’t respond, the city can tear the building down. Davis said demolition orders have been issued for both properties – the order for the Baker Avenue was issued immediately, and the Wildwood Avenue home on Feb. 26.

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On the cover: Fun in the sun and snow

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, March 12, 2015 01:02 pm

Mike Lederer with Casiello Construction and Property Management in Wildwood Crest clears the sidewalks of the Church of the Assumption rectory on the corner of Seaview Avenue and Rambler Road. What many hope will be the last snow of the season followed a rainy day Thursday, caused extensive closures and delays on Friday, but Monday’s warm weather and Tuesday’s rain finally cleared it out.
Mike Lederer with Casiello Construction and Property Management in Wildwood Crest clears the sidewalks of the Church of the Assumption rectory on the corner of Seaview Avenue and Rambler Road. What many hope will be the last snow of the season followed a rainy day Thursday, caused extensive closures and delays on Friday, but Monday’s warm weather and Tuesday’s rain finally cleared it out. Carli Johnson, 13, of Wildwood Crest finds a good spot to go sledding at Fern Avenue and the beach Friday, March 6. 

photos by Jen Marra

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Crest not in a hurry to replace police chief

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, March 12, 2015 04:57 am

wc WILDWOOD CREST – The Wildwood Crest Police Department has not had an official police chief for over a year – and they are not really looking for one.

“There is no search,” said Mayor Carl Groon after the March 5 commissioners meeting. “We hired a public safety director to oversee the transition. The end result is we will have a police chief.”

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Wildwood police launch new social media page

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, March 12, 2015 12:00 am

wildwood police  WILDWOOD – The Wildwood Police Department believe a new Facebook page will help fight crime and make citizens safer, Police Chief Robert Regalbuto said on Friday, March 6.

Launched recently, the WPD’s Facebook page (www.facebook.com/wildwoodpolice) is just the beginning of the department’s use of social media, he said.

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Letter: New vision needed to revitalize downtown

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Written by Opinion Thursday, March 12, 2015 12:00 am

To the editor:

We are sad to see that the city of Wildwood missed an opportunity to show imagination and initiative in planning for a renewal of downtown Pacific Avenue. Selling the Schellenger Avenue lot to local businesses for $1.2 million would seem to be a good idea for a thriving downtown.

But this is not a thriving downtown.

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Some don’t want Wildwood Crest dog park on beach

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, March 11, 2015 10:55 am

WILDWOOD CREST – The idea of a dog park in Wildwood Crest is still being considered, but it might not be located on the beach.

The dog park remains as an item of old business on the commissioners’ agenda since Commissioner Don Cabrera brought it up Jan. 21. On Monday, March 9, Cabrera said he has received some feedback from the public, some in favor, some opposed to putting a dog park on the beach.

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Fire starts during heating unit start-up

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, March 11, 2015 10:00 am

WILDWOOD – A fire that started while gas company was attempting to start a heater in an unoccupied dwelling on Monday, caused minimal damage, a fire official said.

The Wildwood Fire Department responded to the 3800 block of Arctic Avenue March 9 for a reported dwelling fire around 8:45 a.m. Deputy Fire Chief Daniel Speigel arrived, confirmed a working fire and requested a general alarm.

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