• Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD – More than 900 bags of heroin were seized from a Wildwood home, and four men arrested after the SWAT team executed a warrant on the 4300 block of Arctic Avenue on Friday, April 11, according to the Cape May County Prosecutors office.

    Eduardo Arroyo, 30, Luis Santiago, 30, Roy Perez-Heredia, 22, and Joshua Natal, 20, were charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana, according to a press release from the prosecutor’s office.

  • Wildwood Leader

    Photo by Christie Rotondo/ Wildwood firefighters quickly put out a fire at Marvis Diner Monday.

    WILDWOOD-- A small fire that started in the trash at Wildwood's Marvis Diner was quickly brought under control the afternoon of Monday, April 14.

    Fire Chief Chris D'Amico said the cause of the fire appears to be accidental and that there were no injuries.

  • 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

    WILDWOOD--Morey Piers has announced that if Wildwood doesn’t rescind its beach event fees by Wednesday, April 16, three major events, including Cape Express Beach Blast will take place in Wildwood Crest and North Wildwood this year. 

    “We do not wish to move these events as they have a very positive effect (sic) on the community of businesses with whom we share the boardwalk culture and tradition,” Will Morey wrote in a letter to Jack Byrne, chairman of the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority, on Saturday, April 12. “We simply cannot continue, however, to expose these events to the…

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    Use by local law enforcement now needs to be approved by acting attorney general

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE—Lives in Cape May County may be saved that would otherwise have been lost to a vicious drug, once county detectives are trained to use an antidote for heroin overdoses.

    The Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office announced that the Chiefs of Police Association voted Thursday to support the use of Narcan by all local police departments in the county, the sheriff’s department, and prosecutor’s office.

  • Wildwood Leader

    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.

Wildwood Leader

North Wildwood police announce arrests made March 10 to 23

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 02, 2014 12:00 am

nwpd NORTH WILDWOOD—North Wildwood police announced that they made the following arrests from March 10 to March 23. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven.

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Wildwood Crest police recover handgun after traffic stop

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 01, 2014 12:18 pm

WILDWOOD CREST--Three local men were arrested Monday night after Wildwood Crest police allegedly found drugs and a handgun in a vehicle, police announced.

Richard Curran, 21, of Wildwood Crest, Bryan Ayers, 25, of the Villas section of Lower Township, and Tylan McNeal, 20, of Wildwood were arrested after Sgt. Richard D’Amico stopped them at the corner of Fern and New Jersey Avenues around 6:15 p.m.

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Police: Two accused in Middle responsible for North Wildwood TV thefts

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, March 31, 2014 02:23 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD—Police believe two Middle Township men charged last week with several area burglaries are responsible for stealing flat screens from North Wildwood residences, Capt. John Stevenson said Monday. 

Charles Caruso, 42, and Darren Rogers, 43, were arrested March 18 and face several burglary charges, as well as unauthorized possession of Department of Defense property. Police say they found two grenades; a smoke grenade and a training grenade, as well as military identification cards during a March 18 raid in Cape May Court House.

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In Another Time> Revolutionary battle well remembered in Wildwood Crest

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Saturday, March 29, 2014 12:00 am

In recalling the history of the Wildwoods often overlooked is the background of the borough of Wildwood Crest. Unlike its Five Mile Beach neighbors of Wildwood and North Wildwood it has no Boardwalk to stroll, no thrill attractions to ride and no public bars to frequent.

The Crest, as some people call it, was the last of the three largest municipalities on the island to be incorporated, in 1910. It followed Wildwood in 1895 and Anglesea in 1885, which was to become known as North Wildwood in 1906. West Wildwood, the smallest of the quartet, became official in 1920.

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Officials nearing consensus on Wildwood beach event fees

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, March 28, 2014 05:57 pm

Officials nearing consensus on Wildwood beach event fees

Wildwood looks to GWTIDA for more funding

WILDWOOD--In the midst of the beach event fee conflict, Wildwood commissioners now say the city may be able to get the funds needed to cover beach maintenance costs from a new source: GWTIDA.

Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano said that he met recently with North Wildwood Mayor Patrick Rosenello, Wildwood Crest Mayor Carl Groon, and John Siciliano, executive director of the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority, to discuss the issue. As a result of that meeting, Troiano said GWTIDA could pitch in more to offset the costs of beach maintenance in Wildwood.

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Wildwood removes 'W' tree from city seal

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, March 28, 2014 05:40 pm

The city seal has featured the 'W' tree since 1912. The city seal has featured the 'W' tree since 1912.

New logo to resemble Wildwoods sign

WILDWOOD—For 102 years, Wildwood’s city seal has featured the ‘W’ tree – an oddly shaped historical artifact that once was an icon on the island. But now, the tree’s story is fading.

On Wednesday, March 12, Wildwood commissioners voted to change the seal to feature a new icon: the Wildwoods sign on Rio Grande Avenue. It’s the first time the seal won’t feature the tree since Wildwood was incorporated in 1912, according to information from the Wildwood Historical Society.

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North Wildwood adopts $26M budget

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, March 28, 2014 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD—North Wildwood city council adopted a $26 million municipal budget during its regular meeting March 18.

This year’s budget is about $955,000 less than 2013, but council has increased tax collection by about $290,000.

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Sixty years later, Wildwood celebrates ‘Rock Around the Clock’

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted/Bill Haley Jr. with his father. Submitted/Bill Haley Jr. with his father.  WILDWOOD—The first recording of “Rock Around the Clock,” a song credited with introducing rock ‘n’ roll to the mainstream, will turn 60 on April 12 and some historians say the song was first performed by Bill Haley and His Comets during their performance at the HofBrau Hotel in Wildwood.

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