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    Volunteer Nancy Viall helps bag groceries for Jessica Gregory of Wildwood at the Lazarus House food pantry. WILDWOOD — The double-wide trailer that houses the Lazarus House food pantry was bustling Monday morning with volunteers bagging canned goods, pasta, some fresh produce, and frozen chicken into brown paper bags for people who had lined up outside.

    “At the end of the month, things start to pick up,” director Frank Stone said. By that time, SNAP benefits, which are…

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    WILDWOOD – Six men were charged with various drug offenses Tuesday, Aug. 26, after Wildwood police responded to a 15-year-old girl’s report of sexual assault, police said.

    Christian Terinoni, 19, Wildwood, was charged with sexual assault with injury and endangering the welfare of a child, as well as possession of psilocybin mushrooms after the girl told police that she had been assaulted at a party at about 2:40 a.m. at 4211 Park Boulevard, Unit 100, Wildwood, according to police.

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    WILDWOOD — Children in Wildwood will go back to school Thursday, Aug. 28, and thanks to Itswell Yoga and the local community, many will have new backpacks and school supplies.

    From now through Sept. 1, the studio will collect new backpacks, crayons, markers, pencils, and folders for children at Glenwood Avenue Elementary School.

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    WILDWOOD — The bike path in Wildwood Crest is one of the most popular attractions on the island. In North Wildwood, bikers can ride from 3rd Avenue to 15th Avenue along a beach path. But Wildwood only has its boardwalk, and cyclists have to get off by noon.

    That may change though, as the city has agreed to submit an application to the Cape May County Open Space Board to help fund the creation of beach bike path in Wildwood.

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    Mayor Ernie Troiano, Jr. stands with Tom Kinnemand, a former newspaper photographer in Cape May County, as they look over Kinnemand’s photographs.

    WILDWOOD —  The smell of bread baking in Mariner’s Italian Bakery. The fires that spread across the island’s homes during the storm of ’62.  And when the HofBrau Hotel booked Bill Haley and the Comets for the first time.

    These were just a few of the memories five Wildwood locals reminisced about Tuesday,…

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Chamber hosts Fabulous 50s giveaway

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, August 17, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD — The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce will be giving away a prize package for the Fabulous ’50s and Beyond Weekend Oct. 17 and 18.

To enter, submit a photo standing next to the Fabulous ’50s and Beyond Weekend sun shelter on the Wildwoods Boardwalk before Aug. 25 on the Fabulous ’50s and Beyond Weekend – Wildwood Facebook Page. Multiple pictures will be accepted. Participants must be over 18.

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Zippy’s to give away beach cruiser

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, August 17, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD — As part of a new licensing deal with the action sports lifestyle brand Hang Ten, Zippy's Bikes is giving away a Hang Ten Beach Cruiser Aug. 31.

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Helen Kane ‘boop boop a doop-ed’ into 1934 Wildwood

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Saturday, August 16, 2014 12:00 am

Unlike the silver voiced tenor of the airwaves Morton Downey, whose career was enhanced in the 1930s by the arrival of the radio, Helen Kane made it really big because of a spur-of-the-moment improvisation in her act.

Her show business name, changed from Helen Schroeder, may not mean much in today’s world, but mention her as the original “Boop Boop A Doop Girl” and the name may have survived all these years.

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Wildwood receives grant from state for high school roof

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, August 16, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD — The Wildwood School District expects to receive a $508,000 grant through the Schools Development Authority Regular Operating District grant program, the Christie administration announced.

The grant will provide funds for a roof replacement at Wildwood High School. The total cost of the project is $1.27 million, including the grant of $508,000 and a local contribution of $762,000. 

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Wildwood, Morey's Piers celebrate dogs with sculpture

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, August 15, 2014 04:44 pm

WILDWOOD — A giant sculpture of a fire hydrant was donated Friday, Aug. 15 from Morey’s Piers to the city of Wildwood, in honor of the city’s dog beach. 

The dog beach was designated by the Wildwood Board of Commissioners earlier this year, and officials with the city say the dog-friendly beach has had a successful first season. The beach has drawn the attention of several media outlets, and the Weather Channel broadcasted from the beach this summer.

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Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol on ‘Philly Pheud’ this weekend

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 15, 2014 12:00 am

Current lifeguards will compete against a team of Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol Alumni on “Philly Pheud.” The episode will air twice this weekend. Current lifeguards will compete against a team of Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol Alumni on “Philly Pheud.” The episode will air twice this weekend. WILDWOOD CREST —Current and former Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol members will be featured on the local game show "Philly Pheud" 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday Aug. 17 on PHL 17.

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Wildwood commissioners table shorter time limit for bikes on the boardwalk

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, August 14, 2014 12:52 pm

File photo by Jen Marra File photo by Jen Marra WILDWOOD —The Wildwood Board of Commissioners tabled an ordinance Wednesday, Aug. 6 that would have returned the permitted time for bikers to be on the boardwalk to 11 a.m., after island bike shop owners came out in opposition of the change.

If North Wildwood is willing to change the bike time limit on that municipality’s portion of the boardwalk to noon, however, Mayor Ernie Troiano said Wildwood would keep the noon time limit as well.

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Five charged in connection to Wildwood robberies, sexual assault

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 13, 2014 04:36 pm

WILDWOOD — Three Wildwood men and two boys have been charged in connection to a string of armed robberies and a sexual assault in the city, the prosecutor’s office announced.

On July 19, a man and woman were leaving the Wawa on New Jersey Avenue in the city when they were approached by two men. The men produced a handgun and demanded cash, then led the victims to a secluded area where they were robbed of their belongings. At that time, police say the woman was sexually assaulted while a gun was held to the man’s head.

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