• Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD – More than 900 bags of heroin were seized from a Wildwood home, and four men arrested after the SWAT team executed a warrant on the 4300 block of Arctic Avenue on Friday, April 11, according to the Cape May County Prosecutors office.

    Eduardo Arroyo, 30, Luis Santiago, 30, Roy Perez-Heredia, 22, and Joshua Natal, 20, were charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana, according to a press release from the prosecutor’s office.

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    Photo by Christie Rotondo/ Wildwood firefighters quickly put out a fire at Marvis Diner Monday.

    WILDWOOD-- A small fire that started in the trash at Wildwood's Marvis Diner was quickly brought under control the afternoon of Monday, April 14.

    Fire Chief Chris D'Amico said the cause of the fire appears to be accidental and that there were no injuries.

  • 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

    WILDWOOD--Morey Piers has announced that if Wildwood doesn’t rescind its beach event fees by Wednesday, April 16, three major events, including Cape Express Beach Blast will take place in Wildwood Crest and North Wildwood this year. 

    “We do not wish to move these events as they have a very positive effect (sic) on the community of businesses with whom we share the boardwalk culture and tradition,” Will Morey wrote in a letter to Jack Byrne, chairman of the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority, on Saturday, April 12. “We simply cannot continue, however, to expose these events to the…

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    Use by local law enforcement now needs to be approved by acting attorney general

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE—Lives in Cape May County may be saved that would otherwise have been lost to a vicious drug, once county detectives are trained to use an antidote for heroin overdoses.

    The Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office announced that the Chiefs of Police Association voted Thursday to support the use of Narcan by all local police departments in the county, the sheriff’s department, and prosecutor’s office.

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD— About a dozen community members, including Morey’s Piers Vice President Jack Morey, attended a Board of Commissioners meeting Wednesday in hopes that the governing body would vote to reverse its hike in beach event permitting fees.

    No such decision was made, but those in attendance waited more than two hours while the commission held a closed-door executive session, during which they planned to discuss correspondence from the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority regarding a contractual matter.

Wildwood Leader

Students battle with book smarts at Margaret Mace

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 20, 2014 04:50 pm

 Teacher Megan Farrell, and student helpers Rosie and Sophie Peters hand out the prizes for the winners.
 Teacher Megan Farrell, and student helpers Rosie and Sophie Peters hand out the prizes for the winners.

NORTH WILDWOOD — Over the summer and throughout this school year, fifth through eighth students at Margaret Mace have been reading selected books in preparation for school’s first Battle of the Books competition.

On Friday, March 14, teams from each grade competed in trivia rounds in order to crown two champions; one in the fifth versus sixth grade battle, and another in the battle of seventh versus eighth grade.

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Wildwood Crest names new emergency management coordinator

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 20, 2014 04:45 pm

WILDWOOD CREST – The borough of Wildwood Crest has named Joseph McGrath as its new emergency management coordinator.

McGrath, who also serves as a lieutenant in the Wildwood Crest Police Department, was officially appointed to the position at the borough’s regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners on Feb. 26.

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Letter: Column stirred memories of summers on the boardwalk

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Written by Opinion Thursday, March 20, 2014 04:25 pm

To the editor:

In response to your “In another time” column of March 6, I worked at Spencer Avenue and the boardwalk in the summer of 1951, ’52 and ’53.

It was called “Marguerite’s Fudge Shop,” owned by Marguerite and Paul Renne. They made their own salt water taffy and fudge. It was two store fronts, one side of which sold candy, the other side had an ice cream fountain, with tables and booths in between. 

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Wildwood to bid out contract for paid rides to the water's edge

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, March 19, 2014 03:27 pm

File photo by Christie Rotondo/Last summer, Jim Kenny of the Wildwood Beach Patrol was one of the members who drove those with disabilities to the water’s edge. File photo by Christie Rotondo/Last summer, Jim Kenny of the Wildwood Beach Patrol was one of the members who drove those with disabilities to the water’s edge. WILDWOOD--To a family lugging beach chairs, umbrellas, coolers and kids, trekking Wildwood’s huge beach can be daunting.

On Wednesday, Wildwood commissioners passed a resolution that could make the long walk easier, for a fee.

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Wildwood Watchdogs want referendum before county funds Pacific Ave property

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, March 17, 2014 03:37 pm

WILDWOOD—The group of residents who petitioned against Wildwood’s planned purchase of a vacant lot on Pacific Avenue for a park and ice skating rink in 2012 have sent a letter to the county urging the freeholders and the Open Space Board to put the issue on a ballot before moving forward with the project.

“Over 200 people signed a petition that said we didn’t want this, and yet the county is going to move forward with this,” Dara Baltuskonis, a Wildwood resident and member of the Wildwood Watchdog group, said Friday.

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St. Patrick's snow day!

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, March 17, 2014 01:31 pm

Jim Grauel of Wildwood Crest paddles in the snow in Wildwood in this photo by David Macomber. Jim Grauel of Wildwood Crest paddles in the snow in Wildwood in this photo by David Macomber. Jim Grauel of Wildwood Crest paddles in the snow in Wildwood in this photo by David Macomber.

   

Glenwood celebrates Read Across America

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, March 16, 2014 12:00 am

Glenwood students show off their wacky hats. Glenwood students show off their wacky hats.

WILDWOOD –Glenwood Avenue Elementary School celebrated the 110th birthday of Theodore Geisel, better known as the author who created the Cat in the Hat, during Read Across America last week.

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Wildwood OKs big hike in fees for beach events

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Written by Christie Rotondo Saturday, March 15, 2014 08:59 pm

WILDWOOD—Business owners in the city are worried that if Wildwood officials and event holders don’t come to an agreement on beach event fees soon, tourism will seriously suffer.

Haroula Rotondi, who owns the Original Hot Spot on Cedar Avenue and the boardwalk, brought her concerns to the Board of Commissioners during their regular meeting March 12.

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