• Wildwood Leader

    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.

  • Columns

    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…

  • Wildwood Leader

    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.

  • Wildwood Leader

    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.

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD— The Halloween Parade and Kids Fun Fair will take place Thursday, Oct, 30 at the Wildwoods Convention Center. 

Wildwood Leader

Crest administrator resigns after only four months on the job

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, October 09, 2014 04:14 pm

WILDWOOD CREST — Administrator Tom Henshaw resigned this week after working in the borough for only a few months, Wildwood Crest officials said.

His contract began June 9 and was supposed to last three years.

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Smoother ride planned for Park Boulevard

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, October 09, 2014 12:27 pm

WILDWOOD — Wildwood’s mayor is hoping that drivers will be able to navigate Park Boulevard without risking a flat tire by the start of next year.

Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr. said that the road has become a main thoroughfare through town, but drivers have faced patches of uneven payment and construction detours over the past few years.

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Wildwood Zoning Board says no to long-term stays at hotels

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, October 09, 2014 12:06 pm

Beach Hotel owner sought to rent to summer workers 

WILDWOOD — The Zoning  Board denied a local hotel owner a variance Monday night that would have permitted him to rent out rooms on a long term basis, without making major changes to his 1940s-era Lincoln Avenue property.

Officials in the city say that several owners of older hotels and motels have been trying to rent rooms for longer than 30 days, which violates Wildwood’s city code and carries some stiff penalties.

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Jury finds 3 guilty in Wildwoods mortgage fraud

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 07, 2014 10:47 am

WILDWOOD CREST — A federal jury convicted three individuals Monday for their part in a $15 million mortgage fraud that involved overbuilt condos in the Wildwoods, the U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced.

Nancy Wolf-Fels, a Toms River woman who worked as a loan officer at a Forked River branch of Mortgage Now; as well as siblings Dwayne and Mashon Onque, of Belleville and East Orange, respectfully, were found guilty of conspiracy to commit wire fraud after five hours of deliberation in Camden federal court.  Dwyane Onque was also convicted of one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering.

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Wildwood cops charge man with selling heroin, cocaine

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 06, 2014 03:58 pm

WILDWOOD — A 29-year-old man faces 10 separate drug charges after Wildwood police searched his vehicle Saturday, Oct. 4, the department announced.

Jesus Rosa-Leon has been accused of distributing heroin and cocaine, and also faces marijuana possession charges.

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Lawsuit challenges Wildwood police staffing

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, October 06, 2014 12:42 pm

File photo by the city of Wildwood File photo by the city of Wildwood WILDWOOD — A member of the Wildwood Watchdogs is suing the city, alleging that Wildwood has more police officers than permitted under an ordinance approved by voters in 2011.

Dara Baltuskonis, who also ran against the current administration in the last election, filed the lawsuit Oct. 3. She is representing herself in the matter.

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Halloween season Trunk or Treat family event is Oct. 30

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 06, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD CREST — The Wildwood Crest Recreation Department will hosts its annual Halloween Trunk or Treat event 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 at Crest Pier. Adults will decorate their vehicles for Halloween and distribute candy to children in costume from the trunks of their vehicles.

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Wildwood Crest Recreation fall activities

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, October 05, 2014 12:00 am

Here's a roundup of activities offered by the Wildwood Crest Recreation Department. 

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