• Regional

    Dru Shelly was kidnapped and raped at 17. Now, she works as a financial planner, is married, and has three children. Her story of survival will be the keynote at Friday’s Violence Survivor Symposium.Dru Shelly will be keynote at Violence Survivor Symposium

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Dru Shelly was 17 when she was abducted from the Ocean City Boardwalk at knifepoint…

  • Sports

    Because she was part of three state and four South Jersey championship basketball teams, Kaitlin Anzelone was best known athletically at Wildwood High School for her work in the gymnasium before graduating in 2003.

    But those who remember Anzelone the all-around athlete can also recall her brilliance on the soccer field.

    Anzelone, who was also part of a Cape-Atlantic League championship softball team at Wildwood, went on to play three sports as a freshman at Division III Rutgers-Camden University. But she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia in the fall…

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Inmate testimony called into question

    [see related story: Lower Township man found guilty of nephew's murder]

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A jury heard closing arguments Monday in the murder trial of Lower Township resident Frederick Gene Marr.

    Marr, 75, is accused in the fatal shooting of his nephew, Ronald Denny Sr. outside of Denny’s Del Haven home on Aug. 11, 2010.

    The prosecutor’s office has said the shooting happened because of a dispute over jointly-owned real estate in Florida.

  • Wildwood Leader

    Jacob SpiegelWILDWOOD — An official with the Wildwood fire department says that Jake Spiegel, the part-time firefighter who was indicted by a grand jury Sept. 24 with his father, Rob, on official misconduct charges, is not currently working for the department.

    As a part-time firefighter, Jake Spiegel is a summer employee for the city of Wildwood, said Deputy Fire Chief Dan Speigel (no relation to the accused). The department is “monitoring the situation” to determine at a later date if Spiegel can return to work next summer.

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD — Officials in Wildwood decided Wednesday to keep the city’s curfew in place, unlike other New Jersey towns that have opted to repeal theirs after courts found them to be unconstitutional.

    Instead, they asked city attorney Mary D’Arcy Bittner to revise the curfew to protect Wildwood against possible lawsuits.

  • Wildwood Leader

    NORTH WILDWOOD — The state Department of Transportation plan to dredge a mile-stretch of Beach Creek may be delayed until next summer, a DOT spokesman said.

    The department received only one bid on the project, which did not meet the contract requirements, NJDOT spokesman Steve Schapiro said.

Wildwood Leader

The Wildwoods remember Thomas Goslin

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:03 pm

WILDWOOD CREST — The Rev. Thomas Goslin, a retired minister with Wildwood Crest roots and international credentials, died Saturday, Sept. 13 in Modesto, Calif., where he had resided for the past few years.

Goslin, who was 92, was a long-time resident of Wildwood Crest and served on the borough’s planning board. He attended the CommunityChurch in the Crest and often preached at churches in this area.

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Eugene Taylor tapped to head Crest police

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, September 18, 2014 10:41 am

Wildwood Crest City Hall

Former resident will be public safety director

WILDWOOD CREST — The borough has hired the former Cape May County chief of investigators as public safety director, a position created in July because the Crest was still without a police chief.

Eugene Taylor, of Upper Township, started at the Crest Sept. 2 and his salary is $90,000. According to Mayor Carl Groon, Taylor will serve in that role until the borough is able to hire a chief of police.

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North Wildwood moves to end curfew after courts find them unconstitutional

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, September 18, 2014 10:07 am

NORTH WILDWOOD — City Council took the initial step to repeal North Wildwood’s curfew Tuesday, Sept. 16, citing that judges around the state have found similar curfews to be unconstitutional.

“Curfew ordinances end up being almost as difficult to enforce and as likely to be unconstitutional as loitering ordinances,” William Kauffman, the city’s attorney said. 

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Letter: Thanks for making benefit a great success

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Written by Opinion Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor: 

We would like to thank all of the people that were instrumental in making the Iovacchini Pasta Benefit a great success.

Particularly, we would like to point out the generous donations made by family and friends, John Whey and the Morey's Organization, the tireless work of the Alfe employees, the volunteers at the door, the persons responsible for the beautiful raffle baskets and the "Aquanets" for a stunning performance.

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Fire company apologizes for lewd banner hung at Wildwood convention

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 17, 2014 05:26 pm

WILDWOOD — The Williamstown Fire Company may face discipline after a photo of a lewd banner that was hung under the company’s sign at the Firemen’s Convention appeared on social media this week, NJ.com reports.

The sign reportedly read “Show us your t----” and was hung under the company’s official banner on a balcony railing in Wildwood.

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Wildwood Crest man runs from police after being taken to the hospital

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 16, 2014 12:30 pm

Michael Rouleau Michael Rouleau WILDWOOD CREST — Police arrested a 53-year-old Wildwood Crest man around 8 p.m. Sept. 13, after they found him “extremely intoxicated” on Lavender Road, the Wildwood Crest department announced.

He also tried to escape from police custody after saying he had chest pains, police said.

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Owner of Wildwood’s Oxygen Tattoo charged with selling synthetic marijuana

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 15, 2014 11:34 am

WILDWOOD — The owner of Oxygen Tattoo on the Wildwoods Boardwalk has been accused of selling synthetic marijuana in the store, the county prosecutor’s office announced.

According to a press release dated Friday, Sept. 12, David Zarfati, 41 of Cape May Court House, faces three separate drug charges after a search warrant was carried out at the business, located on the 3200 block of the boardwalk.

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Ride to Rebuild is Oct. 5

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 15, 2014 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD — Local motorcycle enthusiasts will gather for a good cause on Sunday, Oct. 5 in Deptford for the “Ride to Rebuild” fundraiser, benefiting The Children’s Fresh Air Home of North Wildwood.

The fundraiser will be sponsored by St. John’s Masonic Lodge 115. 

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