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    WEST WILDWOOD— A West Wildwood man was arrested by federal agents Wednesday, July 16 on charges that he received images of child sexual abuse using his cell phone.

    According to the office of U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman, Jeffrey Spicer, 44, was arrested by special agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations.

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    WILDWOOD CREST – Wildwood Crest officials took action in regards to an internal affairs investigation within the borough’s police department after a closed session at the Board of Commissioners meeting July 9, but what exactly that action is would not be confirmed by commissioners.

    A resolution authorizing Mayor Carl Groon and borough clerk Jan Holzmer to “proceed as discussed regarding a personnel matter and to execute any and all documents pertaining thereto” was unanimously passed by the Board of Commissioners after the closed session held to discuss a personnel matter in regards to the internal affairs investigation…

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    WILDWOOD – The event promoter behind the June 28 electronic dance music festival is putting his other planned concerts for Wildwood’s beach on hold until next year.

    Anthony Morrison of Beach Buddy Events, LLC says he is looking to work with Wildwood residents and the business community to ease concerns about his company’s EDM festivals and other concerts he wishes to hold in the city.

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    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Cape May County Prosecutor Robert Taylor announced the conclusion of “Operation Whitehouse” today, saying the operation took at least $10 million in heroin and $500,000 in cocaine off county streets.

    According to a press release from Taylor, the joint operation netted 15 kilograms of heroin and two kilograms of cocaine.

    Also seized was about $225,000, believed to be the direct proceeds of heroin-related drug distribution activity in Cape May and Cumberland counties.

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    Bob Swartz, Wildwood's auditor, presents the budget plan to the public.Commissioners say budget focuses on public safety

    WILDWOOD — Commissioners in Wildwood adopted a budget Wednesday, July 9 that includes a 17-cent increase to the local tax rate, citing the city's recent reassessment and the need for more public safety employees as key reasons for the hike.

    At Wednesday's meeting, city hall was filled with members of the fire and police departments, as well as residents, who listened to budget presentations from the city's auditor,…

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Morey’s Piers opposes foul language at Wildwood EDM fests

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, July 09, 2014 10:04 am

File photo courtesy Morey's Piers File photo courtesy Morey's Piers WILDWOOD— Morey’s Piers has joined other Wildwood businesses whose owners object to the foul language and drug use at recent electronic dance music festivals in the city. 

In a letter to Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr., Will Morey, president of Morey’s Piers, identified around 20 times D.J.s performing during the July 5 BeachGlow concert used expletives.

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Officials say Wildwood PD is understaffed and overworked

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, July 08, 2014 03:54 pm

Proposed city budget includes hiring five new officers

WILDWOOD— Wildwood officials say the police department has been understaffed for the last two years, which is why five full-time officers are set to be hired - should Wildwood’s proposed spending plan be adopted Wednesday. 

Another two full-time officers are also set to be hired through a Community Oriented Policing Services, or COPS, grant the city received in 2012.

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16-year-old injured in Wildwood hit-and-run

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, July 07, 2014 10:44 am

WILDWOOD – Police are searching for the driver of the vehicle that struck a 16-year-old boy around 3 a.m. on Saturday, July 5 on Rio Grande Avenue, then left the victim in the street.

Now, the family of Cody Bregande of Glen Mills, Pa. is hoping someone will come forward with information about the vehicle, or confess.

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Firefighters train for water rescues

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 07, 2014 12:00 am

Wildwood Beach Patrol WILDWOOD – Wildwood City and North Wildwood firefighters along with the Wildwood Beach Patrol recently conducted their annual water rescue refresher training in preparation for the busy summer.

The departments began working together about five years ago to respond to water emergencies.

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Class II officer charged with DWI

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, July 07, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD – A seasonal Class II police officer in Wildwood was arrested June 22 and charged with driving while intoxicated, North Wildwood police confirmed.

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Wildwood's Randy Senna returns to Hoarders July 7

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Written by Christie Rotondo Sunday, July 06, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD – Randy Senna sees himself as Wildwood’s own Willy Wonka, but his “chocolate factory” is the old Woolworth's building on Pacific Avenue, filled with wooden pinball machines, antique amusement props, and vintage arcade games.

And just like the famous factory from Roald Dahl’s children’s book, the public has not been allowed inside what Senna calls “Randyland” for 15 years.

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North Wildwood police arrest Pennsylvania fugitive

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, July 06, 2014 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – A Pennsylvania man wanted on drug charges was arrested by North Wildwood police around 9:30 a.m. Monday, June 30, the department announced.

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Women of Wildwood give local girls prom items

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, July 06, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD – The Women of Wildwood (WOW) recently participated in their second annual Prom Project giveaway to donate and distribute new makeup, gift certificates and dresses to local high school girls.

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