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    WILDWOOD — The Board of Commissioners is again seeking proposals for a bar and concerts on the city’s beach, this time for the summer of 2015.

    Wildwood commissioners voted Wednesday night to advertise for proposals for both items, which they have long hoped would bring the city additional revenue.

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    The Mom’s Beat: Some common sense tips for parents on Halloween

    Many of the rules and traditions my husband and I follow in our house are inherited from our parents, and our rules about Halloween candy certainly follow that pattern.

    When I was a kid I darted from house to house, filling my pillowcase with candy to see how much loot I could collect in the allotted trick-or-treat time. But even amid all of the excitement, I always knew not to eat anything until my…

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    WILDWOOD CREST — A Wildwood Crest police sergeant and retired county sheriff’s corporal rescued a local man from his burning Aster Road home Saturday morning, police announced.

    Charles Meyers, 63, of Wildwood Crest is expected to make a full recovery.

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    WILDWOOD CREST — Plans to equip Crest Memorial Elementary to serve as Wildwood Crest’s evacuation shelter are again on hold, Mayor Carl Groon said Wednesday.

    The borough had hoped to purchase a generator for the school this year with the help of a $75,000 FEMA grant, but now Groon says Wildwood Crest may not have the grant secured.

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Former North Wildwood mayor, Bill Henfey, dies at 65

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, October 21, 2014 12:19 pm

Photo by Christie Rotondo/Former Mayor Bill Henfey, left, and current Mayor Patrick Rosenello, right, at Henfey's last meeting in December 2013. Photo by Christie Rotondo/Former Mayor Bill Henfey, left, and current Mayor Patrick Rosenello, right, at Henfey's last meeting in December 2013. NORTH WILDWOOD — Bill Henfey, who served as North Wildwood’s mayor from 2006 to 2013, died Tuesday morning surrounded by family and friends at his home, the city of North Wildwood announced.

He was 65.

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Wildwood News Notes, Oct. 15 edition

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, October 19, 2014 12:00 am

Hereford Inlet Gardens featured in new book

NORTH WILDWOOD — The gardens at Hereford Inlet will be featured in “Gardens of the GardenState” by Susan Lowry and Nancy Berner, a book on the top gardens in the state, North Wildwood officials said.
The gardens were designed by Steve Murray in 1986 and are home to over 200 plant varieties in different garden rooms.

The book was released Oct. 14 as part of Fall Gardening Month in New Jersey. The book features 29 gardens around the state, two of which are in Cape May County.

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Teen ghost hunters investigate Wildwood’s Boyer Museum

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Written by Christie Rotondo Sunday, October 19, 2014 12:00 am

Members of the Teen Paranormal Society watch computer monitors during one of this summer’s research sessions at the George F. Boyer museum. Members of the Teen Paranormal Society watch computer monitors during one of this summer’s research sessions at the George F. Boyer museum.

Paranormal research presentation scheduled for Oct. 25

WILDWOOD — A handful of CumberlandCounty teens spent the summer exploring “spooky” happenings at the GeorgeF.BoyerMuseum, and come Oct. 25, they will share their findings. 

The Teen Paranormal Society is a subgroup of Great Northeastern Paranormal Research, founded by John A. Pacelli and Clay Borneman of Cumberland County Paranormal. For a few evenings this past summer, the group set up night-vision cameras, recorders, sound equipment, and thermometers throughout the Pacific Avenue museum.

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Numerous Halloween events planned in the Wildwoods

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, October 18, 2014 12:00 am

pumpkin run Halloween in the Wildwoods kicks off Saturday, Oct. 25 with Paranormal Tour at the Wildwood Shore, and the Boardwalk Pumpkin Run.

The paranormal tour will be held at the George F. Boyer Museum on Pacific Avenue Wildwood. An interactive paranormal tour at the former site of a funeral parlor, the event is presented by Teen Paranormal Society. Smart phones and ear plugs are necessary to participate. Admission is $5. For more information call 609-523-0277.

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Wildwood celebrates Bill Haley and his Comets, and the history of rock ‘n’ roll

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, October 17, 2014 02:33 pm

Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr.; Comets Joe D’Ambrosio and Dick Richards; Commissioners Tony Leonetti and Pete Byron; and Jon “Bowzer” Bauman of Sha Na Na stand in front of the new mural Friday, Oct. 17. Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr.; Comets Joe D’Ambrosio and Dick Richards; Commissioners Tony Leonetti and Pete Byron; and Jon “Bowzer” Bauman of Sha Na Na stand in front of the new mural Friday, Oct. 17. WILDWOOD — The city honored its rock ‘n’ roll heritage Friday by unveiling a massive mural dedicated to Bill Haley and his Comets hit “Rock Around the Clock.”

The mural, painted on the side of the building that houses Alumni Grill and The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce on Pacific Avenue, is a play on the group’s album cover of “Shake Rattle and Roll.” Susan Daly, a Northfield-based mural artist, completed the piece.

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Former Crest police captain asks to join records lawsuit

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 17, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD CREST — David Mayer, a former Wildwood Crest Police captain, is asking to have his side heard in a case against the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office regarding letters that contain allegations of official misconduct. 

In a letter to Judge Nelson Johnson, posted online by plaintiff John Paff, criminal defense attorney Joseph Rodgers, representing Mayer, is asking that the case be reopened “to allow all interested persons to join in.” Rodgers adds that Mayer’s reputation will be harmed by the court’s last ruling if he is not allowed to participate.

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Wildwood plans to name beach, boardwalk redevelopment zone

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, October 17, 2014 12:00 am

The city is looking to name publicly-owned areas of the boardwalk and beach redevelopment zones. This photo was snapped last week during a windy fall afternoon. The city is looking to name publicly-owned areas of the boardwalk and beach redevelopment zones. This photo was snapped last week during a windy fall afternoon. WILDWOOD — City officials say they are looking to “fast-track” the development of amenities, such as a beach bar and host hotel, by naming the publicly-owned section of the beach and boardwalk a redevelopment zone.

The move,expected to be taken up for a vote at an upcoming City Commission meeting,allows officials to bypass the public bidding process and create regulationsregarding occupancy, repairs, rehabilitation and demolitions in those areas, under New Jersey’s housing laws.

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Pacific Ave. icon mural to be unveiled Friday

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, October 16, 2014 03:27 pm

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. 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 Tourism Improvement and Development Authority’s second Icon Wall Mural, this one on the side of Alumni Grill at Oak and Pacific Avenues. The first was completed in May by artist Pete Bieling.

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