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    Becca is one of three border collies owned by Jean and John Ficca, who asked North Wildwood City Council to consider designating a dog park Sept. 16.NORTH WILDWOOD — A local couple presented a petition with 90 signatures from residents and property owners to City Council Tuesday, Sept. 16, asking that a dog park be designated in North Wildwood.

    While council seemed receptive to the idea, members did express…

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    WILDWOOD CREST— Based on DNA evidence, Wildwood Crest police have charged two Cape May County men in a 2009 armed robbery, the department announced.

    Gary Twiggs Jr. 26, of Dennisville and Dillon Tracy, 26, of Clermont were arrested and charged in connection with the crime on Sept. 17 and Sept. 16, respectively.

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    WILDWOOD — A 38-year-old Wildwood man has been charged in connection to a fatal heroin overdose at the Blue Heron Motel Sept. 19, police announced.

    Robert Lunzy has been charged under New Jersey’s Strict Liability for Drug-Induced Death law, which police say carries a maximum 20-year prison sentence if he is convicted of the first-degree crime.

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    The 1913 American LaFrance Hook and Ladder Truck was the first hook and ladder purchased by the Holly Beach Fire Company. WILDWOOD — One of the oldest reminders of the borough of Holly Beach sits covered and out of sight at the volunteer fire company on Washington and Montgomery Avenues.

    But hopefully, not for much longer.

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    Wildwood Crest City Hall

    Former resident will be public safety director

    WILDWOOD CREST — The borough has hired the former Cape May County chief of investigators as public safety director, a position created in July because the Crest was still without a police chief.

    Eugene Taylor, of Upper Township, started at the Crest Sept. 2 and his salary is $90,000. According to Mayor Carl Groon, Taylor will serve in that role until the borough is able to hire a chief of police.

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    NORTH WILDWOOD — City Council took the initial step to repeal North Wildwood’s curfew Tuesday, Sept. 16, citing that judges around the state have found similar curfews to be unconstitutional.

    “Curfew ordinances end up being almost as difficult to enforce and as likely to be unconstitutional as loitering ordinances,” William Kauffman, the city’s attorney said. 

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No raise for three years under firefighter contract

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 05, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD — Since the end of 2012, Wildwood’s career firefighters have been working without a contract. After eight months of negotiations, the Board of Commissioner’s approved the local Fireman’s Benevolent Association union contract Aug. 27 that will carry the city’s firefighters to 2017.

Gary Vessels, vice president of the Wildwood FMBA Local 50 who served as the chairman for negotiations on the current contract, said that state regulations regarding unions “really handcuffed negotiations.” But, he said that there are few significant changes since the union’s last contract with the city.

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Fall start planned for Beach Creek dredging project

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, September 04, 2014 12:00 am

Photo by Christie Rotondo/ Beach Creek runs between Middle Township and North Wildwood this fall. Photo by Christie Rotondo/ Beach Creek runs between Middle Township and North Wildwood this fall. NORTH WILDWOOD — About 43,000 cubic yards of sand will be dredged from Beach Creek this winter as part of a multimillion-dollar channel dredging program with the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

Almost a mile of Beach Creek, which runs between Middle Township and the Anglesea section of North Wildwood, will be dredged out. According to Stephen Schapiro, a spokesman with NJDOT, the spoils are considered beach-quality sand and will be pumped onto North Wildwood beaches between Second and Fifth avenues.

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Pavers to benefit American Legion

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 04, 2014 12:00 am

Brick paving stones will be laid on the pathway outside the post’s Atlantic Avenue building. Brick paving stones will be laid on the pathway outside the post’s Atlantic Avenue building. WILDWOOD – Members of the community can purchase a personalized brick paving stone as part of a fundraising initiative for Wildwood’s Byron Pennington Crocker American Legion Post 184.

The bricks can honor the memory of a loved one, mark an event, or be dedicated to a friend or family member. The stones will be placed on the pathway outside the post’s Atlantic Avenue building.

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Two charged with marijuana possession in West Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 03, 2014 03:53 pm

WEST WILDWOOD — A man and woman were charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after West Wildwood police conducted a suspicious vehicle stop 5:15 a.m. Aug. 27, the department announced.

Police say they saw two men sitting in the rear of a vehicle with the interior light off in the area of Glenwood Avenue and A Avenue. Officers approached the vehicle and further investigation revealed there were several open containers of alcohol within the vehicle, police said.

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Bid well over budget for North Wildwood's Henfey Park plans

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, September 03, 2014 03:51 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD — Only one company submitted a bid to complete renovations at North Wildwood’s Bill Henfey Park, and it was $400,000 over what the city had budgeted to spend on the recreation facility.

On Tuesday night, City Council rejected that bid and voted to break down the proposed changes to the park into two separate jobs that will be advertised Sept. 10 and Sept. 17.

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Essex County man pleads guilty in Wildwoods mortgage scheme

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 02, 2014 05:07 pm

WILDWOOD– An Essex County man admitted Tuesday to conspiring to defraud financial institutions as part of a $15 million mortgage scheme that used phony documents and “straw buyers” to make illegal profits on overbuilt condos in the Wildwoods, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Larry Fullenwider, 63, of Belleville in EssexCounty, pleaded guilty to a second superseding indictment charging him with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in Camden federal court.

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Bicyclist airlifted after accident in North Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 02, 2014 03:58 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD — A 52-year-old Wildwood Crest woman was airlifted to the hospital Aug. 27. She was riding her bicycle and was involved in an accident with a motor vehicle, police said.

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Wildwood Beach Patrol announces post-Labor Day schedule

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 02, 2014 10:29 am

WILDWOOD — The Wildwood Beach Patrol will provide limited lifeguarding services this week.

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