• Wildwood Leader

    Jen Marra/Preschool student Roberto Sanchez Olguin gets a double high five from the Easter Bunny who paid a special visit to the students during their lunch period.

    Margaret Mace elementary students had a surprise visit from the Easter bunny Friday, April 11. The visit came the same day as students participated in the school's Easter Hat Parade, an annual event organized by first grade teachers Amanda Brojakowski and Judi Kiniry.

  • Wildwood Leader

    Wildwood Police/ Police were looking to identify these individuals, who they suspected assaulted a man on the boardwalk Saturday.WILDWOOD – Police have arrested four Marlton teens in connection to an aggravated assault on the boardwalk April 13, the Wildwood police department announced.

    Ryan Callahan, 18, Nicholas Nastasi, 19, Kyle Patrick, 19, and a 17-year-old male, have been charged with aggravated assault after police released surveillance footage of the suspects to local media earlier this week. Callahan, Nastasi…

  • Regional

    David Benson/ Tonya Ahern of Upper Township shows the two types of naloxone available, a nasal spray and an injection. Parents group seeks overdose antidote, training

    A matter of minutes could mean the difference between life and death for an overdose victim.

    That’s the thinking of Tonya Ahern, an Upper Township woman who works with Parent to Parent, a support group for parents of individuals suffering from addiction.

  • Wildwood Leader

    A vote to rescind fees to be held April 23

    WILDWOOD— After a war of words between  Morey's Piers and Mayor Ernie Troiano, Jr., GWTIDA announced Tuesday that an agreement had been reached between the authority and city that would keep key events on Wildwood’s beaches.

  • Wildwood Leader

    Operators still waiting for ABC approval

    WILDWOOD – Wildwood’s beach bar is one step closer to opening this summer, now that the Board of Commissioners voted Friday, April 11 to award Beach Buddy, LLC a contract to operate on the city’s beach.

    In February, the commissioners accepted the proposal from the group of Philadelphia club and night club owners, but did not award the contract. During the commissioners’ regular meeting on April 9, a resolution to award the contract was moved to a closed-door executive session.

Wildwood Leader

Firefighting presentation draws student interest in Wildwood

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Written by David Benson Thursday, April 10, 2014 01:06 pm

Alexandra Antheil, left, and John Davis, battalion chief, discuss her interest in volunteering for the Wildwood Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 after a student assembly Wildwood High School. Alexandra Antheil, left, and John Davis, battalion chief, discuss her interest in volunteering for the Wildwood Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 after a student assembly Wildwood High School. Several at WHS consider signing up for fire company

WILDWOOD – The face of Wildwood Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 may be changing, if a presentation given recently by the fire company to a crowd of high school students is any indication.

That new face will not only be younger. It will be female.

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Wildwood mayor, Morey face off over beach events

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:22 pm

WILDWOOD— About a dozen community members, including Morey’s Piers Vice President Jack Morey, attended a Board of Commissioners meeting Wednesday in hopes that the governing body would vote to reverse its hike in beach event permitting fees.

No such decision was made, but those in attendance waited more than two hours while the commission held a closed-door executive session, during which they planned to discuss correspondence from the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority regarding a contractual matter.

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Wild Island Scooters gets ‘OK’ to open in Wildwood

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, April 09, 2014 09:56 am

Photo by Christie Rotondo/Scooters like these will be available to rent in Wildwood come summer, now that Wild Island Scooters was approved by the planning and zoning board Monday. Photo by Christie Rotondo/Scooters like these will be available to rent in Wildwood come summer, now that Wild Island Scooters was approved by the planning and zoning board Monday. New trend to zoom into Wildwood

WILDWOOD— A trend that’s popular among tourists in the Bahamas and Florida will be making its way to Wildwood, now that two entrepreneurs were approved for a use variance at Monday’s planning and zoning board meeting.

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Some mercantile licenses in limbo as city tries to curb ‘problem’ rental properties

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, April 09, 2014 12:00 am

Around 2,600 licenses to be reviewed under new ordinance

WILDWOOD – Wildwood commissioners are trying to curb what they call “problem” rental properties in the city, but now some motel owners’ mercantile licenses are in limbo with the 2014 rental season about to begin.

Mohmoud Mohmoud, who has owned the Sea Foam Motel on Atlantic Avenue for 15 years, is one of several owners who have not had their mercantile licenses renewed for 2014 because of past problems. In Mohmoud’s case, Police Chief Steven Long would not sign off on his mercantile license because police were called to the property too many times.

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Performers for BeachGlow in Wildwood announced, early bird tickets sold out

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, April 08, 2014 05:24 pm

Submitted by BeachGlow/BeachGlow, an electronic dance music festival that donates its proceeds to charity, announced acts for its Wildwood show recently. Submitted by BeachGlow/BeachGlow, an electronic dance music festival that donates its proceeds to charity, announced acts for its Wildwood show recently.
July 5 electronic dance music festival to benefit Red Cross

WILDWOOD – Some of the top acts for an electronic dance music festival set for Wildwood’s beach on Saturday, July 5 have been revealed, and organizers say early bird tickets are already sold out.

Electronic artists DVBBS, Kap Slap, Gazzo, Kasum and Get KunKed have all agreed to perform at BeachGlow, according to organizer Dane Kunkel.

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Wildwood fire company seeking a new generation of volunteers

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, April 07, 2014 02:35 pm

Wildwood Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 will make a recruiting stop at Wildwood High School on Wednesday, April 9. Wildwood Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 will make a recruiting stop at Wildwood High School on Wednesday, April 9.

WILDWOOD – Wildwood Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 can have up to 35 volunteer members but right now Chief Greg Neill says they only have 10 active volunteers.

The company has enlisted a public relations firm, launched a new website, and this week it will reach out to Wildwood’s teenagers in an attempt to drum up more volunteer applications.

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Wildwood tenants relocated after carbon monoxide leak

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 07, 2014 11:20 am

WILDWOOD – Tenants of a Juniper Avenue home had to be relocated after Wildwood firefighters found gas appliances were leaking high amounts of carbon monoxide the morning of March 31.

The department was originally dispatched to 216 West Juniper Ave. for a medical call, which Capt. Jim Grauel said was unrelated to the gas leak. While on the scene, crews smelled natural gas coming from the rear unit, and subsequent investigation found that there were elevated levels of carbon monoxide around gas appliances there.

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In Another Time> Wildwood saw a thriving nightclub scene from big bands to Bo Diddley

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Saturday, April 05, 2014 12:00 am

Those who remember “the good old days” of entertainment in the Wildwoods point to the times of the 1950s and 1960s when the spotlight focused at several Wildwood and North Wildwood nightclubs on big name performers appearing there.

Impressive that it was, that was only a part of a Wildwood show business era that stretched from the 1930s into the early 1970s. The music and other types of entertainment that came with it represented society as it was then.

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