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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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Celebration illuminates history of Hereford Inlet Lighthouse

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, August 08, 2014 03:43 pm

The Hereford Inlet Lighthouse was restored in the early 1980s, then opened to the public. The Hereford Inlet Lighthouse was restored in the early 1980s, then opened to the public. NORTH WILDWOOD — North Wildwood celebrated 225 years of maritime heritage Thursday on the grounds of the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse.

In honor of National Lighthouse Day, local officials spoke about the history of Hereford Inlet and how today, Cape May County’s lighthouses are a boon to the local tourism economy.

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UPDATED: 11-year-old airlifted after arcade game falls on her at Wildwood Crest hotel

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 08, 2014 08:23 am

WILDWOOD CREST — An 11-year-old who suffered head injuries after an arcade game at the Bal Harbour Hotel fell on top of her around 10:30 p.m. Thursday night was set to be released from the hospital Friday, Lt. Joseph McGrath of the Wildwood Crest Police Department said. 

The girl had been airlifted to DuPoint Children’s Hospital in Wilmington, Del., for treatment.

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Wildwood looks to cap landfill with Ocean City’s back bay spoils

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, August 07, 2014 04:08 pm

WILDWOOD – For more than a decade, Wildwood officials have needed to cap a former landfill on the back bay in order for the area to be developed. Now, Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano, Jr. says a solution could be on the way.

Wildwood officials are looking to Ocean City, and a much-needed dredging project there, as a possible opportunity to cap the landfill site at Susquehanna Avenue between Baker and Garfield avenues.

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Wildwood man wounded with crossbow remains in critical condition

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, August 07, 2014 03:47 pm

Submitted/Employees at Island International Salon on Schellenger Avenue assisted Angel Adorno Serrano after he was shot with a crossbow Tuesday. Submitted/Employees at Island International Salon on Schellenger Avenue assisted Angel Adorno Serrano after he was shot with a crossbow Tuesday. Barbershop workers took quick action to stop the bleeding

WILDWOOD — By Thursday morning, there were still faded bloodstains on the sidewalk outside of Kyle Wilson’s Island International Salon on Schellenger Avenue.

Around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, Angel Adorno Serrano had walked there from The Gillmore motel across the street, after he had been shot with a crossbow in his left thigh.

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Wildwood man on the run after allegedly shooting victim with crossbow

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 06, 2014 02:21 pm

WILDWOOD – A 31-year-old Wildwood man faces attempted homicide charges after he allegedly shot another man in the leg with a crossbow Tuesday morning, Aug. 5, police said.

Police say the suspect, Jonathon Moya, is at large and was last seen leaving the area of the incident in a small, white pickup truck with temporary New Jersey registration.

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Park named for Bill Henfey at Night Out

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, August 06, 2014 12:05 pm

Freeholders, city council members, representatives of the Diocese of Camden stand with Bill Henfey and Mayor Patrick Rosenello (right) with the proposed entrance to Bill Henfey Park. Freeholders, city council members, representatives of the Diocese of Camden stand with Bill Henfey and Mayor Patrick Rosenello (right) with the proposed entrance to Bill Henfey Park. NORTH WILDWOOD — Just 11 days before Bill Henfey finished his term as North Wildwood’s mayor, the city finalized its purchase of the 8th Street Field. On Tuesday, City Council honored Henfey’s 20-year career in municipal office by naming the park after him.

“I’m touched,” Henfey told the crowd at National Night Out Tuesday, which was held at the field. “This [the field] is something we much needed for a long time, and I’m honored.”

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Two face drug charges in Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 06, 2014 11:55 am

WILDWOOD – Two Wildwood residents were arrested Friday, Aug. 1 on heroin and marijuana distribution charges after police searched a Pacific Avenue residence, Cape May County Prosecutor Robert Taylor announced.

Taylor said the arrests are the result of a joint narcotics investigation conducted by the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns, and Narcotics Task Force and members of the Wildwood Police Department, which was initiated as a result of several tips reported anonymously through the Cape May County Sheriffs Tip Line at cmcsheriff.net.

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North Wildwood police handle almost 6,000 calls in June

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 04, 2014 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – During the month of June, North Wildwood police handled 5,989 calls for service and arrested 214 people, including seven juveniles.

There was one reported robbery, 10 assaults, five burglaries, and 37 thefts. There was also one theft of a motor vehicle reported. Police were able to recover property 44 times.

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