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    Kevin Tolan, Jr. has his father, North Wildwood Police Capt. Kevin Tolan, pin his badge.

    NORTH WILDWOOD — Eight new patrol officers joined North Wildwood’s police force Tuesday, Aug. 19, bringing the department back up to 29 full-time officers.

    Thomas Flounders, Jr., Bryan Skill, Joseph Kopetsky, Steven Ransom, Kevin Tolan, Jr., Daniel Hartman, Ryan Madden, and Kyle Zaleski were all appointed to North Wildwood’s Police Department during the City Council meeting that day.

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    But he said the city won’t move unless the whole island is on board

    WILDWOOD — Beach fees are somewhere in Wildwood’s future, but the city won’t institute them unless North Wildwood and Wildwood Crest establish the fees as well, Mayor Ernie Troiano said Wednesday.

    The comments came after resident Chris Slater asked the commission if beach fees would be moving forward. Slater supported the fees.

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    WILDWOOD — The owner of The Gillmore Motel has been charged with maintaining a nuisance after police were called there several times for reports of the sale of narcotics, police announced. 

    Police say that Robert Grimley, 43, of Palermo knowingly operated The Gillmore as a location where individuals gathered to participate in illegal activities. He was charged Thursday, Aug. 14.

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    WILDWOOD — An alleged domestic violence incident involving a shotgun led police to 322 bags of heroin seized, Wildwood police said.

    At 2:21 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 police responded to reports that a man had been confronted by his ex-girlfriend, Shakeila Fitzpatrick, who was allegedly armed with a shotgun. Upon arrival though, Fitzpatrick had left the area.

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    David Benson/Kyle Dunbar, who appeared on seasons three and four of Spike TV’s “Ink Masters” points out some of the tattoos on his chest during the Wildwood Tattoo Beach Bash Aug. 15.WILDWOOD — Kyle Dunbar has more than 20 years’ experience as a tattoo artist and the Flint, Mich., native is best known for his two seasons on Spike TV’s reality show “Ink Masters.” Kelly…

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After petition, commissioners rescind ordinance for full-time attorney

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, August 01, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD – City clerk Chris Wood reported to the Board of Commissioners Wednesday, July 23 that a local watchdog group had collected enough signatures to bring an ordinance regarding the city’s attorney to a public referendum.

Instead of holding a special election, however, the governing body moved to rescind the ordinance.

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Crest considers options on Army Corps dune project

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, August 01, 2014 12:00 am

wildwood crest WILDWOOD CREST — Crest commissioners met Wednesday, July 23 and discussed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dune plan as well as extending the borough’s memorial bench program.

The board also is discussing branding options and reviewing various area marketing firms.

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Taxi company asks for more licenses in Wildwood

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, July 31, 2014 10:54 am

WILDWOOD — Representatives from Number One Taxi asked the Board of Commissioners July 23 to consider creating more taxicab licenses in Wildwood, claiming that one or two companies hold a “monopoly” on the available ones.

“I’m not able to pick up in Wildwood. I’m able to pick up in North Wildwood,” Paul Gossin, a driver for Number One Taxi told the commissioners. “Who does this serve? It doesn’t serve the city of Wildwood, it certainly doesn’t serve the visitors, and it doesn’t serve the merchants.”

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County to reconstruct part of New Jersey Ave. in January

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, July 31, 2014 10:46 am

Steven Ehrlich of Urban Engineers presents the New Jersey Avenue repaving plans to the Board of Commissioners July 23. Steven Locke of Urban Engineers presents the New Jersey Avenue repaving plans to the Board of Commissioners July 23. WILDWOOD — The county will resurface New Jersey Avenue from Youngs Avenue to 26th Avenue beginning late January of 2015, and locals are thankful their tires will be getting a break.

“I think I speak for every person in this community when I say let’s get going,” Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr. said at the Wednesday, July 23 meeting. Cape May County engineer Dale Foster and Stephen Locke with Urban Engineers presented the plan to the public at the meeting.

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PHOTOS: 105 annual Wildwoods Baby Parade

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, July 31, 2014 10:14 am

Children make their debut for the 105th annual Wildwoods Baby Parade Wednesday, July 30 in decorated wagons and strollers. The parade started in front of the Wildwoods Convention Center and finished at 16th Street in North Wildwood. Photos by Jen Marra. 

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Bomb threat reported at Wildwood 7-Eleven

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, July 30, 2014 02:15 pm

WILDWOOD — Police have confirmed an active bomb threat at the 7-Eleven in Wildwood. 

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Crest police revive local woman from drug overdose

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:08 am

WILDWOOD CREST – Police were able to revive a 47-year-old Wildwood Crest woman who was overdosing on heroin with Narcan early Tuesday morning, the department announced.

Police were called to a residence in the 6200 block Park Boulevard residence around 3:30 a.m. for a report of a woman unconscious and unresponsive. Sgt. Robert Lloyd and Cpl. Michael Hebert arrived and discovered that the woman had ingested five to seven bags of heroin before they arrived, according to police.

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Wildwood could again consider beach fees, says mayor

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, July 29, 2014 02:59 pm

WILDWOOD — Wildwood officials could again weigh implementing beach fees in the city, and possibly put the issue on the ballot in November, Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr. said Tuesday.

But, he stressed that the plans are far from definite.

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