• Wildwood Leader

    Susan Daly of Northfield smiles as she paints a section of an icon wall mural, on Oak and Pacific Avenues, to be unveiled Friday at 11 a.m. Northfield artist brings talent to Wildwoods

    WILDWOOD — Susan Daly, a Northfield-based artist who has created murals for Atlantic City casinos and restaurants over the past 30 years, is putting her paintbrush on Pacific Avenue. 

    Daly is completing the Greater Wildwoods…

  • Wildwood Leader

    File photo provided by GWTIDAWILDWOOD – The gigantic Wildwoods sign that greets visitors to the island is set to be refurbished this November, the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority announced Wednesday.

    Officials with the authority say the 80-foot-long, 19-foot-high sign will have all nine of its letters restored in two phases. That way, the word “Wildwoods” will be visible throughout the entire process, set to last about two weeks.

  • Wildwood Leader

    NORTH WILDWOOD — The city has to pay back almost a million dollars in tax liens on Marina Bay Towers, a senior housing facility on the bayside of town, since a judge has decided that land the condos are located on is exempt from real estate taxation.

    North Wildwood has been entangled in litigation with Marina Bay and Beach Creek Marina for about 10 years, and a judge ordered the city to pay close to $900,000 to Royal Tax Lien services for liens placed on the property over a 15-year period.

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Xavier GeisingerWOODBINE – A Dennisville man was charged with murder less than 24 hours after a Woodbine man was shot and killed on the 300 Block of Jefferson Street in Woodbine, according to the state police.

  • Wildwood Leader

    When the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce throws its big nostalgic party — the Fabulous ‘50s and Beyond Weekend — Oct. 17 and 18, it may be a reminder to some of a time in the Wildwoods history when tourism was born again.

    A young man from Philadelphia, who had been in the Wildwoods during the summer returned in the dull days of winter. What he saw were boarded stores, fancy motels closed, no longer flashing their glitzy lights. No traffic signals, either, and only an occasional automobile crossing his path, probably driven by the mayor (If…

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD CREST — Administrator Tom Henshaw resigned this week after working in the borough for only a few months, Wildwood Crest officials said.

    His contract began June 9 and was supposed to last three years.

Wildwood Leader

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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Holly Beach wants to show off century-old fire truck

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Written by Christie Rotondo Saturday, September 20, 2014 12:00 am

The 1913 American LaFrance Hook and Ladder Truck was the first hook and ladder purchased by the Holly Beach Fire Company. The 1913 American LaFrance Hook and Ladder Truck was the first hook and ladder purchased by the Holly Beach Fire Company. WILDWOOD — One of the oldest reminders of the borough of Holly Beach sits covered and out of sight at the volunteer fire company on Washington and Montgomery Avenues.

But hopefully, not for much longer.

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Community bids farewell to Frank Feraco

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 20, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD CREST — Frank Feraco, a longtime member of the Wildwoods community, died Monday, Sept. 15. He was remembered Tuesday with a moment of silence during North Wildwood’s City Council meeting.

He was 84.

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