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    Volunteer Nancy Viall helps bag groceries for Jessica Gregory of Wildwood at the Lazarus House food pantry. WILDWOOD — The double-wide trailer that houses the Lazarus House food pantry was bustling Monday morning with volunteers bagging canned goods, pasta, some fresh produce, and frozen chicken into brown paper bags for people who had lined up outside.

    “At the end of the month, things start to pick up,” director Frank Stone said. By that time, SNAP benefits, which are…

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    WILDWOOD – Six men were charged with various drug offenses Tuesday, Aug. 26, after Wildwood police responded to a 15-year-old girl’s report of sexual assault, police said.

    Christian Terinoni, 19, Wildwood, was charged with sexual assault with injury and endangering the welfare of a child, as well as possession of psilocybin mushrooms after the girl told police that she had been assaulted at a party at about 2:40 a.m. at 4211 Park Boulevard, Unit 100, Wildwood, according to police.

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    WILDWOOD — Children in Wildwood will go back to school Thursday, Aug. 28, and thanks to Itswell Yoga and the local community, many will have new backpacks and school supplies.

    From now through Sept. 1, the studio will collect new backpacks, crayons, markers, pencils, and folders for children at Glenwood Avenue Elementary School.

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    WILDWOOD — The bike path in Wildwood Crest is one of the most popular attractions on the island. In North Wildwood, bikers can ride from 3rd Avenue to 15th Avenue along a beach path. But Wildwood only has its boardwalk, and cyclists have to get off by noon.

    That may change though, as the city has agreed to submit an application to the Cape May County Open Space Board to help fund the creation of beach bike path in Wildwood.

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    Mayor Ernie Troiano, Jr. stands with Tom Kinnemand, a former newspaper photographer in Cape May County, as they look over Kinnemand’s photographs.

    WILDWOOD —  The smell of bread baking in Mariner’s Italian Bakery. The fires that spread across the island’s homes during the storm of ’62.  And when the HofBrau Hotel booked Bill Haley and the Comets for the first time.

    These were just a few of the memories five Wildwood locals reminisced about Tuesday,…

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Charges filed in string of burglaries

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, January 23, 2014 05:10 pm

WILDWOOD—A Cape May Court House man has been charged with several commercial and residential burglaries in Wildwood, North Wildwood, and Middle Township, police announced Thursday.

Walter Langston, 39, was charged with eight counts each of burglary and theft after a three-week joint investigation, which ended with police carrying out a search warrant at Unit No. 2 of 107 West Poplar Ave. in Wildwood Jan. 19.

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Wildwood police: Prints in snow led to burglary scene

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, January 23, 2014 02:51 pm

WILDWOOD—Police say they were able to catch a Wildwood man who was burglarizing homes on Roberts Avenue by tracing his footprints in the snow Tuesday, Jan. 21.

Gonzalo Soto-Jimenez, 35, was seen by police carrying a flat-screen television while walking north on Atlantic Avenue around 5 p.m. Tuesday. Police said they had set up surveillance near Youngs and Atlantic avenues because there had been several residential burglaries in the area.

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High school moving to electronic readers

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, January 23, 2014 01:02 pm

Photo by Christie Rotondo/Principal Christopher Armstrong, left, and librarian Christopher Busch have brought Kindle e-readers to Wildwood High School. Photo by Christie Rotondo/Principal Christopher Armstrong, left, and librarian Christopher Busch have brought Kindle e-readers to Wildwood High School. WILDWOOD — At Wildwood High, there’s a chance that much of the library will be kept digitally in the not-so-distant future.

For now though, the school has taken a small step in that direction. Two dozen Amazon Kindle e-readers have been purchased for students to loan from the library, and another 24 may be on the way.

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Wildwood seeks bids for information screens that include security cameras

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, January 23, 2014 01:00 am

WILDWOOD—In Wildwood, officials are hoping to be able to give visitors the information they need, while adding some security to the city’s streets.

The Board of Commissioners passed a resolution Jan. 8 approving bid specifications for video monitors that provide tourists and residents with information about Wildwood and its events, as well as allow for additional security cameras.

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Vets van in Wildwood monthly

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, January 23, 2014 01:00 am

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The Wilmington VA Mobile Outreach Van will be coming to Cape May County each month to assist the county’s veterans.  

The van will be at the Wildwood American Legion Post 184, 4200 Atlantic and Roberts avenues, Wildwood, on the first Tuesday of each month from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. starting Tuesday, Feb. 4.

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Wildwood to take its case to Open Space Board for Pacific Avenue lot

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, January 22, 2014 12:19 pm

WILDWOOD—Next Tuesday, Wildwood officials will make their case before the county open space board to bring some sort of recreation area to Pacific Avenue.

What that space ultimately will look like is still being hashed out. Previously, the Board of Commissioners had hoped to see a synthetic ice rink included in plans for 3400 Pacific Ave.

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West Wildwood contends that ordinance challenge will cost taxpayer

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, January 22, 2014 12:13 pm

WEST WILDWOOD—The borough is warning residents they could see a higher tax bill in 2014 because a group of petitioners is trying to block a $91,000 bond purchase of a backhoe.

In a release from borough administrator Chris Ridings, West Wildwood contends that the backhoe will cost each property an additional $120 in 2014.

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Strong support for dune project

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, January 22, 2014 01:00 am

To the editor:

I strongly support the construction of the 16-foot sand dune project for the Wildwoods. Hurricane Sandy resulted in a 14-foot storm surge in Sea Bright. Although the proposed sand dune project would have minimal protection from a storm like the March Storm of 1962, which brought persistent flooding over a period of three days, it would have protected us from a direct hit of a storm like Sandy, the category 4 Hurricane of 1821 or the Category 3/4 Hurricane of 1804. During those storms, there was a strong but apparently brief storm surge. The communities to the north of us exposed to the storm surge from Sandy with sand dune barriers did much better than those lacking this protection.

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