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    WILDWOOD CREST — The Rev. Thomas Goslin, a retired minister with Wildwood Crest roots and international credentials, died Saturday, Sept. 13 in Modesto, Calif., where he had resided for the past few years.

    Goslin, who was 92, was a long-time resident of Wildwood Crest and served on the borough’s planning board. He attended the CommunityChurch in the Crest and often preached at churches in this area.

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    Former resident will be public safety director

    WILDWOOD CREST — The borough has hired the former Cape May County chief of investigators as public safety director, a position created in July because the Crest was still without a police chief.

    Eugene Taylor, of Upper Township, started at the Crest Sept. 2 and his salary is $90,000. According to Mayor Carl Groon, Taylor will serve in that role until the borough is able to hire a chief of police.

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    NORTH WILDWOOD — City Council took the initial step to repeal North Wildwood’s curfew Tuesday, Sept. 16, citing that judges around the state have found similar curfews to be unconstitutional.

    “Curfew ordinances end up being almost as difficult to enforce and as likely to be unconstitutional as loitering ordinances,” William Kauffman, the city’s attorney said. 

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    WILDWOOD — The Williamstown Fire Company may face discipline after a photo of a lewd banner that was hung under the company’s sign at the Firemen’s Convention appeared on social media this week, NJ.com reports.

    The sign reportedly read “Show us your t----” and was hung under the company’s official banner on a balcony railing in Wildwood.

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    WILDWOOD — The owner of Oxygen Tattoo on the Wildwoods Boardwalk has been accused of selling synthetic marijuana in the store, the county prosecutor’s office announced.

    According to a press release dated Friday, Sept. 12, David Zarfati, 41 of Cape May Court House, faces three separate drug charges after a search warrant was carried out at the business, located on the 3200 block of the boardwalk.

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Observances planned for Sept. 11 in the Wildwoods

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 10, 2014 09:37 am

1,000 flags to decorate the Crest 

WILDWOOD CREST – On the evening of Sept. 10, more than 50 student, parent, and teacher volunteers will take to the streets of the borough to “plant” flags at every street corner in Wildwood Crest.

The project, called Flags for Freedom, requires more than 1,000 flags and an army of volunteers to insert the flags at street corners.  For the second consecutive year, the project is coordinated through the Wildwood Crest Education Association.

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Wildwood donates defibrillators to island high schools

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, September 09, 2014 03:51 pm

Commissioner Tony Leonetti, Wildwood Catholic Athletic Director Sal Zuccarello, and Chris Fox, Wildwood administrator, pose together with one of the donated AEDs. Commissioner Tony Leonetti, Wildwood Catholic Athletic Director Sal Zuccarello, and Chris Fox, Wildwood administrator, pose together with one of the donated AEDs. WILDWOOD — Eight years after an 11-year-old North Jersey girl died of sudden cardiac arrest at cheerleading practice, a new law requiring schools to provide access to defibrillators at athletic events and team practices went into effect Sept. 1.

To help the island’s schools comply with the new law, the city of Wildwood has donated two AEDs, or automated external defibrillators, to both Wildwood Catholic High School and Wildwood High, a move officials say has saved the schools thousands of dollars.

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West Wildwood man charged with drug possession, resisting arrest

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 08, 2014 10:20 am

WEST WILDWOOD — A West Wildwood man was charged with possession of marijuana and crack cocaine after a police officer stopped him for riding his bicycle without a headlight 8:25 p.m. Aug. 31, the department announced.

Herbert Tozer III was stopped by Patrolman James Dodd in the 500 block of West Magnolia Avenue and was advised about the bicycle violation. Police said that Tozer was very nervous and on several occasions attempted to walk away from the scene.

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Post-Sandy hazard training offered in Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 07, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD – Free training in identifying and preventing hazards during the post-Sandy cleanup is being offered to property owners, residents, workers and volunteers throughout Cape May County Sept. 19.

The New Jersey Work Environment Council (WEC) and its “Safer After Sandy” project will be presenting two workshops that day in the Commissioner’s meeting room at Wildwood’s City Hall, 4400 New Jersey Ave.

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Girl Scout donates greenhead boxes to Wildwood Crest

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 07, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD CREST — A summer visitor of Wildwood Crest and 13-year Girl Scout is helping the borough reduce its greenhead fly population, according to the borough’s tourism website.

Jessica Ridge, a Hamilton Square resident who visits the Crest each summer with her family, has built and donated eight greenhead fly trap boxes that have been placed at various places throughout the borough as part of her Gold Award project for the Girl Scouts.

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Crest Recreation hosts registration for tot soccer

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 06, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD CREST — The Wildwood Crest Recreation Department is accepting registration for its 2014 tot soccer program, an introductory series of clinics for 4-year-old boys and girls that teach the basic skills of soccer.

The program will be held Wednesdays and Fridays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Morey Field (Aster Road and Ocean Avenue) from Sept. 17 through Oct. 17.

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Outdoor Zumba classes continue through September

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 06, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD CREST — The Wildwood Crest Recreation Department will continue its outdoor Zumba classes Saturday mornings at 8:30 a.m. at Centennial Park through Sept. 27.

Classes will move inside the Crest Pier beginning in October.

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Wildwood purchases new fire truck

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 05, 2014 04:26 pm

WILDWOOD — The Board of Commissioners approved the purchase of a $675,000 fire truck at its Aug. 27 meeting.

The 2014 E-One HP78 Aerial Fire Truck will be purchased from First Choice Fire Apparatus in Hanover Township, Pa.

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