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    Kevin Tolan, Jr. has his father, North Wildwood Police Capt. Kevin Tolan, pin his badge.

    NORTH WILDWOOD — Eight new patrol officers joined North Wildwood’s police force Tuesday, Aug. 19, bringing the department back up to 29 full-time officers.

    Thomas Flounders, Jr., Bryan Skill, Joseph Kopetsky, Steven Ransom, Kevin Tolan, Jr., Daniel Hartman, Ryan Madden, and Kyle Zaleski were all appointed to North Wildwood’s Police Department during the City Council meeting that day.

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    But he said the city won’t move unless the whole island is on board

    WILDWOOD — Beach fees are somewhere in Wildwood’s future, but the city won’t institute them unless North Wildwood and Wildwood Crest establish the fees as well, Mayor Ernie Troiano said Wednesday.

    The comments came after resident Chris Slater asked the commission if beach fees would be moving forward. Slater supported the fees.

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    WILDWOOD — The owner of The Gillmore Motel has been charged with maintaining a nuisance after police were called there several times for reports of the sale of narcotics, police announced. 

    Police say that Robert Grimley, 43, of Palermo knowingly operated The Gillmore as a location where individuals gathered to participate in illegal activities. He was charged Thursday, Aug. 14.

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    WILDWOOD — An alleged domestic violence incident involving a shotgun led police to 322 bags of heroin seized, Wildwood police said.

    At 2:21 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 police responded to reports that a man had been confronted by his ex-girlfriend, Shakeila Fitzpatrick, who was allegedly armed with a shotgun. Upon arrival though, Fitzpatrick had left the area.

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    David Benson/Kyle Dunbar, who appeared on seasons three and four of Spike TV’s “Ink Masters” points out some of the tattoos on his chest during the Wildwood Tattoo Beach Bash Aug. 15.WILDWOOD — Kyle Dunbar has more than 20 years’ experience as a tattoo artist and the Flint, Mich., native is best known for his two seasons on Spike TV’s reality show “Ink Masters.” Kelly…

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Park named for Bill Henfey at Night Out

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, August 06, 2014 12:05 pm

Freeholders, city council members, representatives of the Diocese of Camden stand with Bill Henfey and Mayor Patrick Rosenello (right) with the proposed entrance to Bill Henfey Park. Freeholders, city council members, representatives of the Diocese of Camden stand with Bill Henfey and Mayor Patrick Rosenello (right) with the proposed entrance to Bill Henfey Park. NORTH WILDWOOD — Just 11 days before Bill Henfey finished his term as North Wildwood’s mayor, the city finalized its purchase of the 8th Street Field. On Tuesday, City Council honored Henfey’s 20-year career in municipal office by naming the park after him.

“I’m touched,” Henfey told the crowd at National Night Out Tuesday, which was held at the field. “This [the field] is something we much needed for a long time, and I’m honored.”

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Two face drug charges in Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 06, 2014 11:55 am

WILDWOOD – Two Wildwood residents were arrested Friday, Aug. 1 on heroin and marijuana distribution charges after police searched a Pacific Avenue residence, Cape May County Prosecutor Robert Taylor announced.

Taylor said the arrests are the result of a joint narcotics investigation conducted by the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns, and Narcotics Task Force and members of the Wildwood Police Department, which was initiated as a result of several tips reported anonymously through the Cape May County Sheriffs Tip Line at cmcsheriff.net.

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North Wildwood police handle almost 6,000 calls in June

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 04, 2014 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – During the month of June, North Wildwood police handled 5,989 calls for service and arrested 214 people, including seven juveniles.

There was one reported robbery, 10 assaults, five burglaries, and 37 thefts. There was also one theft of a motor vehicle reported. Police were able to recover property 44 times.

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North Wildwood police blotter July 14-20

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 04, 2014 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – North Wildwood police announced that they made the following arrests from July 14 – July 20. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven.

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BeachGlow Music Festival 2014 raises $40,000 for the American Red Cross

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, August 03, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD – BeachGlow: Concerts for Charity, Inc. announced that $40,000 will be donated to the American Red Cross as a result of the Beach Glow Music Festival in Wildwood July 5.

The event had sold out, with 7,000 people in attendance. On Friday, July 25, BeachGlow CEO Dane Kunkel, 19, presented the check to Jane E. Ward, director of donor relations at American Red Cross Southeastern Pennsylvania.

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AARP hosts trip to Surflight Theater

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, August 03, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD CREST — The Wildwood AARP is hosting a bus trip to see “A Chorus Line” at the Surflight Theater in Beach Haven Sept. 9.

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In Another Time> Hollywood came to Wildwood in 1948

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Saturday, August 02, 2014 12:00 am

in another time Rhonda Fleming. Ruth Warrick. Lizabeth Scott. Charles Coburn. Leo Carrillo.

If you remember those names, then you probably are now receiving monthly checks from the federal government.

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Swirly Twirly opens at Island Mini Golf

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, August 02, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD — Local officials, members of the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce, the public and the press attended the grand opening of Island Miniature Golf's newest attraction, Swirly Twirly Frozen Yogurt June 6.

After the ribbon cutting ceremony and the presentation of a proclamation by Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr. to owner Stephanie Bennett, those in attendance enjoyed a round of mini golf and some frozen treats at the new Swirly Twirly Frozen Yogurt, which also serves custard and sorbet.

According to Bennett, other additions, like a rock wall and batting cages, could be coming to Island Miniature Golf in the future.

Swirly Twirly is located at 4501 New Jersey Avenue in Wildwood.

   

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