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North Wildwood police blotter Dec. 22-28

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Written by Police Blotter Friday, January 02, 2015 09:51 am

North Wildwood Police Department North Wildwood Police Department NORTH WILDWOOD — North Wildwood police announced that they made the following arrests from Dec. 22-28. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven.

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Wildwood scraps local pay-to-play rules

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Written by Bill Barlow Wednesday, December 31, 2014 04:01 pm

WILDWOOD — In a unanimous vote Wildwood City Commission on Wednesday morning Dec. 31 scrapped its two-year-old campaign financing ordinance.

The vote repeals an ordinance approved in October 2012, which prevented those contributing to the political campaigns of those seeking city or county office from accepting municipal contracts.

There was no public comment on the ordinance at the morning meeting, nor discussion among the commision members.

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North Wildwood police charge juvenile with burglary

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 31, 2014 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – A juvenile was charged with burglary after police say they saw him attempt to steal items from an unlocked car, Saturday, Dec. 27.

North Wildwood Police Officer Benjamin Masino was on bicycle patrol at about 2:30 a.m. when he saw three masked juveniles in the parking area of the 1900 Condominiums.

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Residents say conditions worsening at Marina Bay Towers

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Written by Christopher South Tuesday, December 30, 2014 03:15 pm

 Marina Bay Towers NORTH WILDWOOD — Conditions are deteriorating at the Marina Bay Towers senior citizen complex, according to residents.

Much of the building is vacant or in disrepair, residents say, and there appears to be mold present.

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Businesses to buy downtown parking lot

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 30, 2014 02:51 pm

The Center City Parking Lot is part of this city block the City of Wildwood is hoping to sell for a minimum of $1.2 million. Commissioner Pete Byron would like the city to keep it and develop it into a center city attraction. 
The Center City Parking Lot is part of this city block the City of Wildwood is hoping to sell for a minimum of $1.2 million. Commissioner Pete Byron would like the city to keep it and develop it into a center city attraction. WILDWOOD — A group of Pacific Avenue business owners have submitted the lone bid for the Center City Parking Lot, at $1.2 million, according to Mayor Ernie Troiano. 

Bids were opened on Dec. 30. 

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North Wildwood woman arrested as fugitive

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 30, 2014 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD - A North Wildwood woman was charged as a fugitive wanted in Pennsylvania, Saturday, Dec. 27, police said.

According to police, Amanda Helmick, 28, was living in the city, when Sgt. Adam McGraw and Officer Bryan Skill approached a residence on the 2400 block of Central Avenue.

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On the cover: Boardwalk Basketball Classic

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Written by Jen Marra Tuesday, December 30, 2014 12:00 am

On the cover: Boardwalk Basketball Classic On the cover: Boardwalk Basketball Classic

photo by Jen Marra

Hediyah Farlow of the Wildwood High School girls basketball team goes to the basket against Pleasantville's Tashiara Matthieu during the Boardwalk Basketball Classic’s Kaitlin Anzelone Memorial Bracket game Friday, Dec. 26 in the Wildwoods Convention Center. Wildwood defeats Pleasantville 59-16. See Sports for tournament coverage.

 

Letter: State should protect Marina Bay Towers residents

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 29, 2014 04:20 pm

To the editor:

I am writing to you about serious concerns I have for residents living in the Marina Bay Towers in North Wildwood. The senior complex was built more than a decade ago with the help of state and federal funding, and the owner of the facility was also granted a payment in lieu of taxes (PILOT).

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Legislators seek state help for Marina Bay Towers

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 29, 2014 03:54 pm

TRENTON – Senator Jeff Van Drew and Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak today asked the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) to hold the owner of the Marina Bay Towers in North Wildwood accountable for ensuring a safe and healthy environment for its residents.  

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Alumni raise funds to rehab press box

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 26, 2014 05:43 am

Jerry Rosenberg, left, and David Thompson are working to rehabilitate the Warrior Nation press box at Wildwood High School. 
Jerry Rosenberg, left, and David Thompson are working to rehabilitate the Warrior Nation press box at Wildwood High School. WILDWOOD – Two members of Wildwood High School’s Class of 1975 have taken it upon themselves to make sure the press box of the Warrior Nation is in top condition. They’re doing it in memory of their late classmates who played sports for Wildwood High School at Maxwell Field.

“We had some classmates pass away the past couple of years,” said David Thompson. “We wanted to honor them.” 

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Lake Avenue water/sewer improvements

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 25, 2014 06:12 pm

WILDWOOD — On Dec. 17, The Wildwood Board of Commissioners accepted the bid of Perna Finnigan, Inc., for a water and sewer improvement project, in the amount of $684,653. Lake Avenue runs along the back bay up to Rio Grande Avenue, often the site of high tide flooding. The city has been working with the county on plans to reconstruct a portion of the road in order to alleviate road flooding problems.

Also at the meeting, the commissioners voted to authorize Dec. 26 a city holiday in accordance with the Federal Executive Order.

 

Fire truck being sold

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 25, 2014 06:00 pm

WILDWOOD — The city has entered into an agreement with Fire Line Equipment of East Earl, Pa., to sell a 2001 E-One Quint fire truck. The city purchased a new fire truck this year and is seeking to make back a portion of the purchase price by selling the old truck. 

“The truck has a very good shelf life,” Mayor Ernie Troiano said. “We may already have somebody interested in it.”

   

NWW OKs bond to repay liens on Marina Bay Towers

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, December 24, 2014 10:40 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – North Wildwood City Council passed a bond ordinance, Dec. 16, to fund the repayment of tax liens a judge determined to be invalid.

North Wildwood began placing liens on Marina Bay Towers and the associated Beach Creek Marina about 15 years ago, and has been in litigation with the business for about 10 years.

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Wildwood settles contracts with FOP, senior officers

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, December 24, 2014 04:06 am

WILDWOOD – The Board of Commissioners took a 15-minute recess at a Dec. 17 special meeting to clarify that a state healthcare provision was included in both the FOP and Superior Officers contracts.

Both contracts were approved by the Board of Commissioners after the break.

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