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    WEST WILDWOOD— A West Wildwood man was arrested by federal agents Wednesday, July 16 on charges that he received images of child sexual abuse using his cell phone.

    According to the office of U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman, Jeffrey Spicer, 44, was arrested by special agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations.

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    WILDWOOD CREST – Wildwood Crest officials took action in regards to an internal affairs investigation within the borough’s police department after a closed session at the Board of Commissioners meeting July 9, but what exactly that action is would not be confirmed by commissioners.

    A resolution authorizing Mayor Carl Groon and borough clerk Jan Holzmer to “proceed as discussed regarding a personnel matter and to execute any and all documents pertaining thereto” was unanimously passed by the Board of Commissioners after the closed session held to discuss a personnel matter in regards to the internal affairs investigation…

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD – The event promoter behind the June 28 electronic dance music festival is putting his other planned concerts for Wildwood’s beach on hold until next year.

    Anthony Morrison of Beach Buddy Events, LLC says he is looking to work with Wildwood residents and the business community to ease concerns about his company’s EDM festivals and other concerts he wishes to hold in the city.

  • Wildwood Leader

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Cape May County Prosecutor Robert Taylor announced the conclusion of “Operation Whitehouse” today, saying the operation took at least $10 million in heroin and $500,000 in cocaine off county streets.

    According to a press release from Taylor, the joint operation netted 15 kilograms of heroin and two kilograms of cocaine.

    Also seized was about $225,000, believed to be the direct proceeds of heroin-related drug distribution activity in Cape May and Cumberland counties.

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    Bob Swartz, Wildwood's auditor, presents the budget plan to the public.Commissioners say budget focuses on public safety

    WILDWOOD — Commissioners in Wildwood adopted a budget Wednesday, July 9 that includes a 17-cent increase to the local tax rate, citing the city's recent reassessment and the need for more public safety employees as key reasons for the hike.

    At Wednesday's meeting, city hall was filled with members of the fire and police departments, as well as residents, who listened to budget presentations from the city's auditor,…

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Women of Wildwood give local girls prom items

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, July 06, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD – The Women of Wildwood (WOW) recently participated in their second annual Prom Project giveaway to donate and distribute new makeup, gift certificates and dresses to local high school girls.

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Wildwood Officials hope market will bring shoppers to Pacific Ave.

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, July 05, 2014 12:00 am

George Greenland of North Wildwood, a board member with the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority, picks out a pack of peaches from Nummy Town Farm and Nursery of Rio Grande. George Greenland of North Wildwood, a board member with the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority, picks out a pack of peaches from Nummy Town Farm and Nursery of Rio Grande. WILDWOOD – Officials cut the ribbon marking the grand opening of the Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market on June 28.

Located at the corner of Schellenger and Pacific avenues, the market offers shoppers more than 20 booths offering everything from locally grown produce and honey to wine, olive oils and artisan teas. The market is open rain or shine 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. every Saturday through Aug. 30.

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PHOTOS: Wildwood Patriotic 5K

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Written by Jen Marra Saturday, July 05, 2014 12:00 am

Despite the weather, participants in the Fourth of July Wildwood Patriotic 5K and 1-mile fun walk still took to the boardwalk to compete Friday morning.  Joe Malloy was the first the race overall and Bridie McCarey was the first woman to finish.  
Photos by Jen Marra. 

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In Another Time> Fourth of July marks beginning of ‘The Season’

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Friday, July 04, 2014 01:54 pm

It will happen again Friday, the beginning of the annual summer tourism season at the seashore, a period stretching from the fourth day of July until the first Monday of September.

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Bail reduced for 2 more charged in Cape May County raid

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, July 04, 2014 01:10 pm

File photo by Christie Rotondo File photo by Christie Rotondo CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE— Two more individuals charged in what has been called Cape May County’s largest heroin bust had their bail significantly reduced Thursday, July 3.

A third charged in the case has also been released on her own recognizance.

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PHOTOS: Families celebrate the Fourth throughout the Wildwoods

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 04, 2014 12:06 pm

Ella and Owen Webber of Rockville, Md. want everyone to "have a super Fourth" this holiday weekend. The siblings were dressed as superheroes to defend their title in the "Most Creative" category for kids 11 and under the Independence Day Parade. However, the parade was canceled due to the weather. Instead, they enjoyed breakfast at Samuel's Pancake House in North Wildwood and stopped at the Candy Cottage.

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Crest considering new director of public safety position

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, July 03, 2014 10:31 am

Mayor: I don’t have a police chief

WILDWOOD CREST – A director of public safety position overseeing the Wildwood Crest Police Department could be created in the borough, should an ordinance introduced by the Board of Commissioners June 25 be approved.

The ordinance amends several areas of the police department section of the borough’s code. It creates the new position, establishes the responsibilities of the director of public safety, chief of police, and commissioner of public safety, and allows for the next highest-ranking sworn police officer in the department to take over the responsibilities held by the chief of police in the absence of a chief or public safety director.

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Businesses complain of loud noise, foul language at Wildwood beach concert

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, July 02, 2014 04:54 pm

WILDWOOD – Some business owners in the city say that the noise, foul language and drinking at last Saturday’s Beach Blanket Bingo concert drove people away from shopping and eating on the boardwalk.

Lisa and Christopher Visalli, who have owned the Marlane Motel on Atlantic and Baker avenues for over 30 years, say that all 27 of their rooms were rented out last weekend to families staying in Wildwood for the Cape Express Beach Blast Soccer Tournament.

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