• Wildwood Leader

    Borough looks for a brand that ‘speaks to who we are’

    WILDWOOD CREST — The borough’s official seal features the brigantine Nancy, a sailing ship that carried gunpowder and arms for the Americans during the Revolutionary War, and was the center of the Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet- Cape May County’s only Revolutionary War battle.

    But, that’s a little-known history, particularly to the visitors of Wildwood Crest.

  • Wildwood Leader

    North Wildwood firefighters salute as the “flag to remember” is raised to half mast. NORTH WILDWOOD — Schoolchildren, local officials, and members of the community gathered in front of North Wildwood’s 15th Street Fire Station at 8:46 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, the exact time hijackers crashed a plane into the North Tower of the World Trade Center 13 years ago. 

    The solemn ceremony focused on remembering the almost 3,000 Americans who were killed that day in attacks on the World Trade Center…

  • Wildwood Leader

    He says he was brought in to clean up troubled motel after crossbow attack

    WILDWOOD — A property management company owned by Wildwood’s former mayor has been hired to help oversee security and maintenance changes at The Gillmore Motel, which was considered one of the most problematic properties in the city by police and code enforcement officials.

    Gary DeMarzo, who owns SunQuest Property Services, said his company was brought in about three weeks ago as a consultant at The Gillmore by its owner, Palermo resident Robert Grimley.

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    Commissioner Tony Leonetti, Wildwood Catholic Athletic Director Sal Zuccarello, and Chris Fox, Wildwood administrator, pose together with one of the donated AEDs. WILDWOOD — Eight years after an 11-year-old North Jersey girl died of sudden cardiac arrest at cheerleading practice, a new law requiring schools to provide access to defibrillators at athletic events and team practices went into effect Sept. 1.

    To help the island’s schools comply with the new law, the city…

  • Politics

    Challenger calls for jobs, while incumbent points to constituent work  

    Bill Hughes Jr., left, says jobs should be priority for the district, while U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo says voters already know him well. For the first time since his election representing New Jersey’s sprawling 2nd Congressional District two decades ago, U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo faces a candidate known from Pennsville to Ocean City, from Hammonton to Cape May.

Wildwood Leader

Bid well over budget for North Wildwood's Henfey Park plans

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, September 03, 2014 03:51 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD — Only one company submitted a bid to complete renovations at North Wildwood’s Bill Henfey Park, and it was $400,000 over what the city had budgeted to spend on the recreation facility.

On Tuesday night, City Council rejected that bid and voted to break down the proposed changes to the park into two separate jobs that will be advertised Sept. 10 and Sept. 17.

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Essex County man pleads guilty in Wildwoods mortgage scheme

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 02, 2014 05:07 pm

WILDWOOD– An Essex County man admitted Tuesday to conspiring to defraud financial institutions as part of a $15 million mortgage scheme that used phony documents and “straw buyers” to make illegal profits on overbuilt condos in the Wildwoods, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Larry Fullenwider, 63, of Belleville in EssexCounty, pleaded guilty to a second superseding indictment charging him with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in Camden federal court.

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Bicyclist airlifted after accident in North Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 02, 2014 03:58 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD — A 52-year-old Wildwood Crest woman was airlifted to the hospital Aug. 27. She was riding her bicycle and was involved in an accident with a motor vehicle, police said.

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Wildwood Beach Patrol announces post-Labor Day schedule

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 02, 2014 10:29 am

WILDWOOD — The Wildwood Beach Patrol will provide limited lifeguarding services this week.

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Wildwood’s not ready to roll up the sidewalks

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, September 01, 2014 12:00 am

Crowd-drawing events continue through September and October

WILDWOOD — In Wildwood, the season won’t stop on Labor Day.

The Wildwoods will host dozens of events through September and October, ranging from the Roar to the Shore Motorcycle Weekend to a celebration of all things ’50s, in what tourism officials dubbed the island’s ‘Second Season.’

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Zippy’s Bikes receives national recognition

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, August 31, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD– Zippy’s Bikes of Wildwood has been named one of America’s best bike shops for 2014 by the National Bicycle Dealers Association, according to the bike shop.

There are approximately 4,000 bike shops in the United States, and less than 300 were chosen to be named “America’s Best.” Zippy’s Bikes is one of four bike shops in New Jersey awarded this honor.

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Local veterans help with Vietnam Memorial Wall upkeep

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, August 31, 2014 12:00 am

Members of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 955 tend to the Wildwoods Vietnam Memorial Wall Members of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 955 tend to the Wildwoods Vietnam Memorial Wall Members of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 955 tend to the Wildwoods Vietnam Memorial Wall. 

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Wildwoods lifeguards complete Ice Bucket Challenge

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, August 30, 2014 12:00 am

The North Wildwood Beach Patrol completes the ice bucket challenge. The North Wildwood Beach Patrol completes the ice bucket challenge. The island’s three beach patrols have all completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, a viral Internet campaign to help raise money and awareness for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Wildwood Crest, North Wildwood, and Wildwood lifeguards have all been filmed completing the challenge- which involves pouring a bucket of ice water on your head. Participants are “challenged” by friends on social media, and then given the option to complete the challenge or donate $100 to the ALS Association. Many who complete the challenge also donate.

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