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    File photo by Jen Marra.WILDWOOD—Vacationers in Wildwood may not have to leave their dogs at home this summer, as the Board of Commissioners introduced an ordinance Wednesday night that opens part of the beach to dogs. 

    Under the city’s current code, dogs are allowed on the beach and boardwalk in the off-season, but are restricted from May 15 to Oct. 2. With the amendments introduced Wednesday, dogs could have year-round access at beaches near the north end of town at Poplar Avenue.

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    WILDWOOD—Commissioners in Wildwood rescinded a controversial resolution that significantly raised the fees to hold events on the city’s beach with a 2-1 vote at their regular meeting Wednesday. 

    The move comes after Will Morey, president of Morey’s Piers, threatened to move Beach Blast Soccer and Beach Jam to Wildwood Crest and North Wildwood beaches if the new fee structure remained.

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    WILDWOOD CREST—Lt. Joseph McGrath has been tapped to head the Wildwood Crest Police Department, Mayor Carl Groon confirmed Wednesday.

    Captain David Mayer, the former officer in charge of the Wildwood Crest Police Department, allegedly announced his retirement this week.

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    Photo by Jodee Clifford/ Demolition of the former Masonic Lodge had begun this week to make way for the new Wildwood Crest branch of the Cape May County library. WILDWOOD CREST – Demolition at the former Masonic Lodge on Atlantic Avenue is already underway for the new $5.3 million Wildwood Crest branch of the Cape MayCounty library.

    Cape MayCounty freeholders unanimously voted to award the contract to…

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    Photo courtesy of Morey's Piers.WILDWOOD—To Morey’s Piers, a multimillion-dollar Army Corps of Engineers dune plan in Wildwood is a “gift horse” Wildwood should take advantage of.

    Jack Morey, vice president of Morey’s Piers, said that his company is in full support of the project, which would construct 16-foot dunes from North Wildwood to the Diamond Beach section of Lower Township, as well as a protective beach berm.

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Wildwood fire company seeking a new generation of volunteers

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, April 07, 2014 02:35 pm

Wildwood Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 will make a recruiting stop at Wildwood High School on Wednesday, April 9. Wildwood Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 will make a recruiting stop at Wildwood High School on Wednesday, April 9.

WILDWOOD – Wildwood Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 can have up to 35 volunteer members but right now Chief Greg Neill says they only have 10 active volunteers.

The company has enlisted a public relations firm, launched a new website, and this week it will reach out to Wildwood’s teenagers in an attempt to drum up more volunteer applications.

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Wildwood tenants relocated after carbon monoxide leak

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 07, 2014 11:20 am

WILDWOOD – Tenants of a Juniper Avenue home had to be relocated after Wildwood firefighters found gas appliances were leaking high amounts of carbon monoxide the morning of March 31.

The department was originally dispatched to 216 West Juniper Ave. for a medical call, which Capt. Jim Grauel said was unrelated to the gas leak. While on the scene, crews smelled natural gas coming from the rear unit, and subsequent investigation found that there were elevated levels of carbon monoxide around gas appliances there.

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In Another Time> Wildwood saw a thriving nightclub scene from big bands to Bo Diddley

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Saturday, April 05, 2014 12:00 am

Those who remember “the good old days” of entertainment in the Wildwoods point to the times of the 1950s and 1960s when the spotlight focused at several Wildwood and North Wildwood nightclubs on big name performers appearing there.

Impressive that it was, that was only a part of a Wildwood show business era that stretched from the 1930s into the early 1970s. The music and other types of entertainment that came with it represented society as it was then.

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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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