• Wildwood Leader

    Jen Marra/Preschool student Roberto Sanchez Olguin gets a double high five from the Easter Bunny who paid a special visit to the students during their lunch period.

    Margaret Mace elementary students had a surprise visit from the Easter bunny Friday, April 11. The visit came the same day as students participated in the school's Easter Hat Parade, an annual event organized by first grade teachers Amanda Brojakowski and Judi Kiniry.

  • Wildwood Leader

    Wildwood Police/ Police were looking to identify these individuals, who they suspected assaulted a man on the boardwalk Saturday.WILDWOOD – Police have arrested four Marlton teens in connection to an aggravated assault on the boardwalk April 13, the Wildwood police department announced.

    Ryan Callahan, 18, Nicholas Nastasi, 19, Kyle Patrick, 19, and a 17-year-old male, have been charged with aggravated assault after police released surveillance footage of the suspects to local media earlier this week. Callahan, Nastasi…

  • Regional

    David Benson/ Tonya Ahern of Upper Township shows the two types of naloxone available, a nasal spray and an injection. Parents group seeks overdose antidote, training

    A matter of minutes could mean the difference between life and death for an overdose victim.

    That’s the thinking of Tonya Ahern, an Upper Township woman who works with Parent to Parent, a support group for parents of individuals suffering from addiction.

  • Wildwood Leader

    A vote to rescind fees to be held April 23

    WILDWOOD— After a war of words between  Morey's Piers and Mayor Ernie Troiano, Jr., GWTIDA announced Tuesday that an agreement had been reached between the authority and city that would keep key events on Wildwood’s beaches.

  • 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 Police handle over 1,500 calls in February

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 27, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD – Wildwood police handled 1,676 calls in February and made 53 arrests, police announced this week.

Fifty adults and three juveniles were among those arrested, police said.

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Crest weighs options for Heather Road fishing pier

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, March 26, 2014 05:59 pm

Crest weighs options for Heather Road fishing pier

WILDWOOD CREST— Some called it an eyesore, others, a historic site. Now, one Crest commissioner is calling the space where the old fishing clubhouse once stood on the Heather Road beach pier an opportunity.

Commissioner Don Cabrera said that the borough has paid $58,000 to have the fishing clubhouse, which was first built around 1919, demolished this year. That also covered asbestos abatement and disposal of hazardous materials, Cabrera said. Public works crews are currently working to make the area a scenic spot for the summer, but it could eventually become retail space or an open air pavilion.

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Master plan change for New Jersey Ave in North Wildwood

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, March 26, 2014 05:55 pm

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Some residential use could be allowed in business zone

NORTH WILDWOOD— In an effort to spur development on New Jersey Avenue’s vacant properties, North Wildwood’s City Council voted to make zoning changes to the city’s master plan on Tuesday, March 18

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Crest would be a poor fit for beach events

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, March 26, 2014 04:40 pm

To the editor:

I have been coming to Wildwood Crest for 40 years and own a residence for the past 15 years.  Because Wildwood raised their fees for beach events there is no reason for the Crest to pick up these events.  Money, not concern for the residents, is the only reason to allow these events to move to the Crest beaches.  Money for the town or the Moreys as sponsors?  

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Morey’s is shopping around for beach event locations

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, March 25, 2014 02:22 pm

Letter goes out to North Wildwood, Crest after fee increase

Now that Wildwood Commissioners have voted to raise the licensing fees to host events on that city’s beaches, Morey’s Piers has begun to look to beaches on the island’s north and south as the possible sites for its events this summer.

In a March 19 letter to North Wildwood Mayor Patrick Rosenello, obtained by the Leader this week, Morey’s Piers President Will Morey writes that the organization is interested in exploring using North Wildwood beaches for “certain youth special events.”

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Firefighters search for cause of West Wildwood blaze

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, March 24, 2014 10:50 am

photo by Robert Newkirk, submitted by Wildwood Fire Department photo by Robert Newkirk, submitted by Wildwood Fire Department

WEST WILDWOOD—Firefighters worked to extinguish a blaze at a West Wildwood home for over three hours Sunday night. The cause of the fire is still under investigation, Wildwood Fire Chief Daniel Speigel announced.

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Fundraising continues for Fresh Air Home

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, March 21, 2014 06:53 am

 John Stefankiewicz, president of the Children’s Fresh Air Home board, addresses the crowd at the 2013 annual dinner. 
 John Stefankiewicz, president of the Children’s Fresh Air Home board, addresses the crowd at the 2013 annual dinner.

Hero’s bike to be auctioned for North Wildwood renovation

NORTH WILDWOOD—For over 115 years, the Children’s Fresh Air Home has offered more than 20,000 children in need a place to escape.

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North Wildwood police announce arrests made March 3 to 9

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 20, 2014 10:00 pm

NWPD NORTH WILDWOOD—North Wildwood police announced that they made the following arrests from March 3 to March 9. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven.

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