• Wildwood Leader

    Jen Marra/Preschool student Roberto Sanchez Olguin gets a double high five from the Easter Bunny who paid a special visit to the students during their lunch period.

    Margaret Mace elementary students had a surprise visit from the Easter bunny Friday, April 11. The visit came the same day as students participated in the school's Easter Hat Parade, an annual event organized by first grade teachers Amanda Brojakowski and Judi Kiniry.

  • Wildwood Leader

    Wildwood Police/ Police were looking to identify these individuals, who they suspected assaulted a man on the boardwalk Saturday.WILDWOOD – Police have arrested four Marlton teens in connection to an aggravated assault on the boardwalk April 13, the Wildwood police department announced.

    Ryan Callahan, 18, Nicholas Nastasi, 19, Kyle Patrick, 19, and a 17-year-old male, have been charged with aggravated assault after police released surveillance footage of the suspects to local media earlier this week. Callahan, Nastasi…

  • Regional

    David Benson/ Tonya Ahern of Upper Township shows the two types of naloxone available, a nasal spray and an injection. Parents group seeks overdose antidote, training

    A matter of minutes could mean the difference between life and death for an overdose victim.

    That’s the thinking of Tonya Ahern, an Upper Township woman who works with Parent to Parent, a support group for parents of individuals suffering from addiction.

  • Wildwood Leader

    A vote to rescind fees to be held April 23

    WILDWOOD— After a war of words between  Morey's Piers and Mayor Ernie Troiano, Jr., GWTIDA announced Tuesday that an agreement had been reached between the authority and city that would keep key events on Wildwood’s beaches.

  • 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

Tax rate up in $22.7M Crest budget

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, April 04, 2014 12:00 am


WILDWOOD CREST— Property owners in Wildwood Crest will see a 1.5 cent increase in the local purpose tax rate, now that borough commissioners adopted the 2014 municipal budget at their March 26 meeting.

Increased healthcare costs and a decline in the community’s ratable base are driving the increase, local officials have said.

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Wildwood police blotter March 17-23

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, April 03, 2014 01:30 pm

WILDWOOD – The following are the arrests made by Wildwood Police during the week of March 17 – 23. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven.

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Revaluation delays Wildwood budget

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, April 03, 2014 09:57 am


No word on when a spending plan will be ready for ’14

WILDWOOD—Wildwood has often been late when introducing its municipal budget, and this week elected officials said they are still working on 2014’s.

Commissioner Pete Byron, who oversees the department of revenue and finance for the city, said that a recently completed reevaluation of Wildwood’s properties is part of the reason for the hold-up.

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Wildwood ad campaign aims to bring families back

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, April 03, 2014 09:48 am

John Siciliano, executive director of GWTIDA John Siciliano, executive director of GWTIDA

Visitors show deep love for the Wildwoods

WILDWOOD—Tourism officials in the Wildwoods unveiled an $850,000 advertising campaign Wednesday they hope will pull at the heart strings of potential visitors.

The “Can’t Stop this Feeling” campaign plays off the fondness many tourists have for the area, something officials said they became aware of after many who participated in the “What do you love about the Wildwoods” campaign in 2013 expressed their deep feelings of attachment to the island.

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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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