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    Volunteer Nancy Viall helps bag groceries for Jessica Gregory of Wildwood at the Lazarus House food pantry. WILDWOOD — The double-wide trailer that houses the Lazarus House food pantry was bustling Monday morning with volunteers bagging canned goods, pasta, some fresh produce, and frozen chicken into brown paper bags for people who had lined up outside.

    “At the end of the month, things start to pick up,” director Frank Stone said. By that time, SNAP benefits, which are…

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    WILDWOOD – Six men were charged with various drug offenses Tuesday, Aug. 26, after Wildwood police responded to a 15-year-old girl’s report of sexual assault, police said.

    Christian Terinoni, 19, Wildwood, was charged with sexual assault with injury and endangering the welfare of a child, as well as possession of psilocybin mushrooms after the girl told police that she had been assaulted at a party at about 2:40 a.m. at 4211 Park Boulevard, Unit 100, Wildwood, according to police.

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    WILDWOOD — Children in Wildwood will go back to school Thursday, Aug. 28, and thanks to Itswell Yoga and the local community, many will have new backpacks and school supplies.

    From now through Sept. 1, the studio will collect new backpacks, crayons, markers, pencils, and folders for children at Glenwood Avenue Elementary School.

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    WILDWOOD — The bike path in Wildwood Crest is one of the most popular attractions on the island. In North Wildwood, bikers can ride from 3rd Avenue to 15th Avenue along a beach path. But Wildwood only has its boardwalk, and cyclists have to get off by noon.

    That may change though, as the city has agreed to submit an application to the Cape May County Open Space Board to help fund the creation of beach bike path in Wildwood.

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    Mayor Ernie Troiano, Jr. stands with Tom Kinnemand, a former newspaper photographer in Cape May County, as they look over Kinnemand’s photographs.

    WILDWOOD —  The smell of bread baking in Mariner’s Italian Bakery. The fires that spread across the island’s homes during the storm of ’62.  And when the HofBrau Hotel booked Bill Haley and the Comets for the first time.

    These were just a few of the memories five Wildwood locals reminisced about Tuesday,…

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Referendum on Wildwood's cap bank won’t be held, despite Watchdog petition

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, August 21, 2014 02:46 pm

WILDWOOD — A petition circulated by a citizens group against an ordinance connected to the municipal budget was turned in to City Hall last month, but the Board of Commissioners simply voted to file it during the Aug. 13 meeting.

The Wildwood Watchdog group collected signatures against the city’s ordinance to establish a cap bank — a routine ordinance passed by municipalities around New Jersey — in what members described as an effort to stall the city’s municipal budget and bring the spending plan before voters.

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Eight new officers join North Wildwood Police

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, August 20, 2014 10:06 am

Kevin Tolan, Jr. has his father, North Wildwood Police Capt. Kevin Tolan, pin his badge. Kevin Tolan, Jr. has his father, North Wildwood Police Capt. Kevin Tolan, pin his badge.

NORTH WILDWOOD — Eight new patrol officers joined North Wildwood’s police force Tuesday, Aug. 19, bringing the department back up to 29 full-time officers.

Thomas Flounders, Jr., Bryan Skill, Joseph Kopetsky, Steven Ransom, Kevin Tolan, Jr., Daniel Hartman, Ryan Madden, and Kyle Zaleski were all appointed to North Wildwood’s Police Department during the City Council meeting that day.

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Troiano: Wildwood may study beach fees

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, August 20, 2014 09:54 am

But he said the city won’t move unless the whole island is on board

WILDWOOD — Beach fees are somewhere in Wildwood’s future, but the city won’t institute them unless North Wildwood and Wildwood Crest establish the fees as well, Mayor Ernie Troiano said Wednesday.

The comments came after resident Chris Slater asked the commission if beach fees would be moving forward. Slater supported the fees.

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Letter: City should get its act together about bikes, development

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

The latest article about biking hours on the boardwalk is interesting. As avid bikers and property owners in Wildwood, we enjoy bike riding on the boardwalk whenever possible. However, the last two summers we pretty much had to stop riding there after about 9 a.m. because there was too much congestion — both other bikers and people walking. It just was neither safe nor enjoyable.

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Police say owner knew about drug use at Gillmore Motel

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, August 19, 2014 05:45 pm

WILDWOOD — The owner of The Gillmore Motel has been charged with maintaining a nuisance after police were called there several times for reports of the sale of narcotics, police announced. 

Police say that Robert Grimley, 43, of Palermo knowingly operated The Gillmore as a location where individuals gathered to participate in illegal activities. He was charged Thursday, Aug. 14.

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Reported shotgun incident leads to heroin bust in Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:15 pm

WILDWOOD — An alleged domestic violence incident involving a shotgun led police to 322 bags of heroin seized, Wildwood police said.

At 2:21 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 police responded to reports that a man had been confronted by his ex-girlfriend, Shakeila Fitzpatrick, who was allegedly armed with a shotgun. Upon arrival though, Fitzpatrick had left the area.

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Tattoo enthusiasts show off skin, and skills, in the Wildwoods

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, August 18, 2014 04:47 pm

David Benson/Kyle Dunbar, who appeared on seasons three and four of Spike TV’s “Ink Masters” points out some of the tattoos on his chest during the Wildwood Tattoo Beach Bash Aug. 15. Kyle Dunbar, who appeared on seasons three and four of Spike TV’s “Ink Masters” points out some of the tattoos on his chest during the Wildwood Tattoo Beach Bash Aug. 15. WILDWOOD — Kyle Dunbar has more than 20 years’ experience as a tattoo artist and the Flint, Mich., native is best known for his two seasons on Spike TV’s reality show “Ink Masters.” Kelly Colligan, a 23-year-old from Tuckerton, recently finished her tattooing apprenticeship with the Manahawkin-based studio Premium Blend. Now, she goes by the pseudonym Kelly Killagain in the industry.

Despite the differences in experience levels, both artists have something in common- they were tattooing this past weekend at the Wildwood Tattoo Beach Bash for the first time.

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Wildwood Crest Police charge 2 men with burglary, one at large

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 18, 2014 03:10 pm

WILDWOOD CREST — Two local men face several charges after they allegedly fled the scene of a burglary in Wildwood Crest around 11 a.m. Thursday. One suspect is still at large, police said.

Wildwood Crest police were called to the 5800 block of Lake Road for a report of two men attempting to break into a residence. When Officer James Mulhollad responded, he found a vehicle leaving the area with two men matching the description given by police dispatch.

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