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    Gail Hayman Cohen and Pauline Levy have lineages that trace back to Beth Judah's founding families, and both have been working to organize the synagogue's centennial celebration and strategic plan.Respecting roots, looking to the future

    WILDWOOD -- Gail Hayman Cohen and Pauline Levy sat talking in Beth Judah Temple Monday, surrounded by stained glass windows and gold plaques dedicated to the families that founded the…

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    Photo by Christie Rotondo/Former Mayor Bill Henfey, left, and current Mayor Patrick Rosenello, right, at Henfey's last meeting in December 2013. NORTH WILDWOOD — Bill Henfey, who served as North Wildwood’s mayor from 2006 to 2013, died Tuesday morning surrounded by family and friends at his home, the city of North Wildwood announced.

    He was 65.

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    Members of the Teen Paranormal Society watch computer monitors during one of this summer’s research sessions at the George F. Boyer museum.

    Paranormal research presentation scheduled for Oct. 25

    WILDWOOD — A handful of CumberlandCounty teens spent the summer exploring “spooky” happenings at the GeorgeF.BoyerMuseum, and come Oct. 25, they will share their findings. 

    The Teen Paranormal Society is a subgroup of Great Northeastern Paranormal Research, founded by John A. Pacelli and Clay Borneman…

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    pumpkin runHalloween in the Wildwoods kicks off Saturday, Oct. 25 with Paranormal Tour at the Wildwood Shore, and the Boardwalk Pumpkin Run.

    The paranormal tour will be held at the George F. Boyer Museum on Pacific Avenue Wildwood. An interactive paranormal tour at the former site of a funeral parlor, the event is presented by Teen Paranormal Society. Smart phones and ear plugs are necessary to participate. Admission is $5. For more information call 609-523-0277.

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    Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr.; Comets Joe D’Ambrosio and Dick Richards; Commissioners Tony Leonetti and Pete Byron; and Jon “Bowzer” Bauman of Sha Na Na stand in front of the new mural Friday, Oct. 17. WILDWOOD — The city honored its rock ‘n’ roll heritage Friday by unveiling a massive mural dedicated to Bill Haley and his Comets hit “Rock Around the…

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Wildwood frustrated with Open Space Board

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, October 01, 2014 02:28 pm

No funding approved for beach bike path

WILDWOOD — Wildwood officials are again frustrated with the Cape May County Open Space Board, because the board didn’t fund a beach bike path along the city’s boardwalk.

However, the board indicated that may not be its last word on the project.

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Police charge Crest woman with child endangerment after OD

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 01, 2014 12:43 pm

WILDWOOD CREST — Wildwood Crest police have charged a 28-year-old local woman with child endangerment after they revived her from a heroin overdose, the department announced.

Police were called to a home on Primrose Road around 1:40 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26 for a reported drug overdose. When they arrived, they say they found Shannon Beckman unconscious and unresponsive, while her infant child was present.

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North Wildwood police blotter Sept. 15-21

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 29, 2014 09:35 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – North Wildwood police announced that they made the following arrests from Sept. 15 to Sept. 21. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven.

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Runners to renew vows at breast cancer 5k

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 28, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD — The nonprofit Brides Against Breast Cancer is hosting a Run and Renew 5K and One Mile Survivor Tribute Walk 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 4 at Morey’s Mariner’s Landing Pier, Schellenger Avenue and the Boardwalk.

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Crest wants FEMA funds for Sunset Lake damage

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 27, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD CREST — The borough is asking the Federal Emergency Management Agency to take another look at its application for funding repairs to SunsetLake, which they say was damaged during Hurricane Sandy.

Eugene Taylor, the Crest’s director of public safety, said that flood waters during the storm had caused erosion along the lake’s shoreline that needs to be repaired.

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In Another Time> North Wildwood celebrates the history of the Irish

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Saturday, September 27, 2014 12:00 am

Irish eyes were smiling in North Wildwood last weekend, as the Irish threw a big party as only they can do.  It isn’t enough to hold only a St. Patrick’s Day parade in March, impressive as it is. They top that by staging a four day festival of all things Irish ever September.

This was the city’s 23rd festival since it first hosted it in 1991, during the administration of the late Mayor Lewis Vinci. The festival continued during the terms of Mayors Aldo Palombo, Bill Henfey and the current mayor Patrick Rosenello.  Henfey, the true Irishman among them, was honored as the grand marshal in this year’s parade.

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Bed bug ‘situation’ remedied at Crest Memorial

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, September 26, 2014 04:32 pm

WILDWOOD CREST — School officials worked to contain a bed bug situation at Crest Memorial Friday, Sept. 26, after a student had been exposed to the pests, a letter sent by Principal Dave Del Conte to parents reads.

Few details were available, but a letter from the school explains that “the situation” was discovered during first period Friday and the school took several measures to contain it.

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August calls to NWPD up 24 percent over 2013

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 26, 2014 02:40 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD — In August, North Wildwood police responded to 7,240 calls, up about 24 percent over last year’s calls during that month, the department announced.

Capt. John Stevenson said that the increase in calls over last year could be attributed to Labor Day Weekend occurring at the end of the month, from Aug. 29 through 31. There was also five weekends during the month, which could have added to the high call volume, he said.

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