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    Gail Hayman Cohen and Pauline Levy have lineages that trace back to Beth Judah's founding families, and both have been working to organize the synagogue's centennial celebration and strategic plan.Respecting roots, looking to the future

    WILDWOOD -- Gail Hayman Cohen and Pauline Levy sat talking in Beth Judah Temple Monday, surrounded by stained glass windows and gold plaques dedicated to the families that founded the…

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    Photo by Christie Rotondo/Former Mayor Bill Henfey, left, and current Mayor Patrick Rosenello, right, at Henfey's last meeting in December 2013. NORTH WILDWOOD — Bill Henfey, who served as North Wildwood’s mayor from 2006 to 2013, died Tuesday morning surrounded by family and friends at his home, the city of North Wildwood announced.

    He was 65.

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    Members of the Teen Paranormal Society watch computer monitors during one of this summer’s research sessions at the George F. Boyer museum.

    Paranormal research presentation scheduled for Oct. 25

    WILDWOOD — A handful of CumberlandCounty teens spent the summer exploring “spooky” happenings at the GeorgeF.BoyerMuseum, and come Oct. 25, they will share their findings. 

    The Teen Paranormal Society is a subgroup of Great Northeastern Paranormal Research, founded by John A. Pacelli and Clay Borneman…

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    pumpkin runHalloween in the Wildwoods kicks off Saturday, Oct. 25 with Paranormal Tour at the Wildwood Shore, and the Boardwalk Pumpkin Run.

    The paranormal tour will be held at the George F. Boyer Museum on Pacific Avenue Wildwood. An interactive paranormal tour at the former site of a funeral parlor, the event is presented by Teen Paranormal Society. Smart phones and ear plugs are necessary to participate. Admission is $5. For more information call 609-523-0277.

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    Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr.; Comets Joe D’Ambrosio and Dick Richards; Commissioners Tony Leonetti and Pete Byron; and Jon “Bowzer” Bauman of Sha Na Na stand in front of the new mural Friday, Oct. 17. WILDWOOD — The city honored its rock ‘n’ roll heritage Friday by unveiling a massive mural dedicated to Bill Haley and his Comets hit “Rock Around the…

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Wildwood to hire five new cops with federal grant

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 24, 2014 07:09 pm

WILDWOOD — Wildwood was one of 10 New Jersey municipalities to receive federal grant money to put more police officers on the streets, Sens. Cory Booker and Bob Menendez announced Wednesday.

The city will receive $625,000 to hire five new, full time police officers through the U.S. Justice Department COPS hiring program.

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Cape Regional presents school supplies for Glenwood

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 24, 2014 09:45 am

From left,  Thomas Piratzky, executive director of Cape Regional Medical Center Foundation; Kenyon Kummings, superintendent of Wildwood Schools; Joanne Carrocino, President and CEO Cape Regional Medical Center; and Crystal Pond, Glenwood Elementary School principal, show off the items collected during the back-to-school drive. From left, Thomas Piratzky, executive director of Cape Regional Medical Center Foundation; Kenyon Kummings, superintendent of Wildwood Schools; Joanne Carrocino, President and CEO Cape Regional Medical Center; and Crystal Pond, Glenwood Elementary School principal, show off the items collected during the back-to-school drive. CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Cape Regional Medical Center officials delivered school supplies to the Glenwood Avenue Elementary School Monday, Sept. 15 in preparation of the new school year. Members of the Cape Regional Medical Center team collected more than $2,500 worth of school supplies to support the elementary school in Wildwood.

Cape Regional Medical Center President and CEO, Joanne Carrocino and Tom Piratzky, vice president of public relations and marketing, delivered the supplies.

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Crest seeks generators for emergencies

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, September 24, 2014 09:39 am

File photo/ Borough officials are looking to purchase generators so Crest Memorial can serve as the borough's emergency evacuation shelter. File photo/ Borough officials are looking to purchase generators so Crest Memorial can serve as the borough's emergency evacuation shelter. Everything else in place for Crest Memorial to serve as shelter

WILDWOOD CREST — Mayor Carl Groon is looking to have a new emergency generator purchased for Crest Memorial Elementary so the facility can serve as the borough’s emergency shelter for evacuations.

Groon said that the borough had passed an ordinance two years ago for the new generator for the school; however, it was never purchased. Now, the borough has a $75,000 grant through the Federal Emergency Management Agency to partially cover the costs the generator, and officials want the unit purchased before winter.

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Prosecutor’s office wants to keep letters on Crest cops private

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, September 23, 2014 11:00 am

WILDWOOD CREST — The Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office wants letters written about two Wildwood Crest police officers to remain confidential, and has asked an Atlantic County judge to reconsider his order that the office must turn those records over to a government-transparency advocate.

The order, signed by Atlantic County Judge Nelson Johnson, makes mention of “official misconduct,” but no details were available about what that misconduct may have entailed.

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North Wildwood residents want a dog park

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, September 22, 2014 04:31 pm

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. 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 concerns about where the park could be placed.

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DNA evidence leads to arrests in 2009 Wildwood Crest armed robbery

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 22, 2014 12:25 pm

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 man faces charges after deadly OD

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 22, 2014 10:17 am

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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Mayors award scholarship for local to attend Wildwood Catholic

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 21, 2014 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD — For the first time, past and present North Wildwood mayors have come together to grant a middle school graduate a scholarship to attend Wildwood Catholic High School.

The North Wildwood Mayors Scholarship Fund awarded Matthew Capozzoli, a ninth-grade student from North Wildwood, the first Mayor’s Scholarship last week.

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