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Businesses complain of loud noise, foul language at Wildwood beach concert

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, July 02, 2014 03:54 pm

WILDWOOD – Some business owners in the city say that the noise, foul language and drinking at last Saturday’s Beach Blanket Bingo concert drove people away from shopping and eating on the boardwalk.

Lisa and Christopher Visalli, who have owned the Marlane Motel on Atlantic and Baker avenues for over 30 years, say that all 27 of their rooms were rented out last weekend to families staying in Wildwood for the Cape Express Beach Blast Soccer Tournament.

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UPDATED: Shark washes up on Wildwood Crest beach

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, June 30, 2014 11:51 am

Photo courtesy Kelvin Mercado Photo courtesy Kelvin Mercado WILDWOOD CREST – A six-foot sand tiger shark washed up near Newark Avenue in Wildwood Crest Monday morning, Wildwood Crest's Public Works Department confirmed. 

Joseph Bond, superintendent of public works, said that the shark was found dead on the beach this morning around 8 a.m. The carcass was discarded by the department, he said. About 50 onlookers had gathered around the shark at the time. 

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Glenwood included in state’s fresh fruit and veggie program

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, June 29, 2014 11:00 pm

WILDWOOD— Glenwood Elementary and its preschool Annex were two of the 158 school around the state that will participate in the 2014-2015 New Jersey Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program.

The United States Department of Agriculture has allocated $4,021,620 for New Jersey for next school year's Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program, which provides fresh produce to students during the school day, along with nutrition education.  The goal of the program is to expose children to healthy foods, increase their fruit and vegetable consumption and set them on the road to improved lifelong dietary habits, the state said.

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In Another Time> Pick your day when celebrating independence

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Saturday, June 28, 2014 11:00 pm

Visitors and locals in the Wildwoods will again have a few options of dates on which to celebrate Independence Day, depending upon whether they support the view of President John Adams or other interpretations about what is the proper day to observe the holiday.

John Adams was the second President of the United States, 1797-1801, and was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

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GWTIDA hosts travel writers in Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, June 28, 2014 11:00 pm

 The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Development Improvement Authority (GWTIDA) hosted a destination-wide familiarization Tour with members of the Society of American Travel Writers June 19. The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Development Improvement Authority (GWTIDA) hosted a destination-wide familiarization Tour with members of the Society of American Travel Writers June 19. WILDWOOD– The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Development Improvement Authority (GWTIDA) hosted a destination-wide Familiarization Tour with members of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) on June 19.

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North Wildwood police blotter June 9-15

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, June 27, 2014 11:00 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD – North Wildwood police announced that they made the following arrests from June 9-15. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven.

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PHOTOS: North Wildwood celebrates the sea

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Written by Jen Marra Friday, June 27, 2014 11:31 am

Cloudy weather does not stop a crowd of people from visiting the festival Cloudy weather does not stop a crowd of people from visiting the festival Cloudy weather does not stop a crowd of people from visiting the Maritime Festival Saturday, June 21, at the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse. Photos by Jen Marra. 

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Petitioners want Wildwood budget to go to the voters

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, June 27, 2014 11:21 am

WILDWOOD— Calling the proposed 17-cent tax increase in Wildwood’s local tax rate “insanity,” a group of residents say they will petition the city’s municipal spending plan in hopes of putting it to the voters. 

They also plan to petition an ordinance approved Wednesday, June 25, that states the position of city solicitor, currently Mary D’Arcy Bittner, must be held by an in-house, full-time attorney.

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Bail reduced for two Wildwood men charged in drug raid

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, June 26, 2014 03:33 pm

Prosecutor links heroin ‘brand’ to overdoses

WILDWOOD - Two Wildwood men accused of being co-conspirators in a major heroin operation in Cape May County have had their bail reduced, just a week after they were arrested in a the largest narcotics sweep in the county’s history.

Juan Lopez, 56, and Miguel Claudio, 29, are two of nine people charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess heroin. They asked Cape May County Superior Court Judge Patricia Wild to reduce their bail on Thursday, June 26.

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Assault at the Ship-N-Shore leads to three arrests

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, June 26, 2014 02:06 pm

wildwood-police Victim is in critical, but stable, condition

WILDWOOD— Three Middle Township residents were arrested during the early morning hours Wednesday, June 25, after a North Wildwood man was assaulted with a pool cue and glass bottle at Wildwood’s Ship-N-Shore, police announced.

According to police, Avery Stull, 27, and Fred Crawley, 30, both of Cape May Court House, and Kimberly Shelton, 34, of Whitesboro were arrested on aggravated assault charges in connection to the incident.

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Burlington man charged with spitting in Wildwood cop’s face

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, June 23, 2014 04:02 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - A Burlington man earned new charges in Middle Township Sunday, June 15, after he spit in the face of a Wildwood police officer, an official said Monday.

Janair L. Best, 39, was already charged with aggravated assault by Wildwood police when he spit at Officer Matthew Donnelly at Cape May Regional Hospital, said Capt. John Edwards, Middle Township Police. Best was at the hospital to be cleared for processing into Cape May County jail.

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Open government advocate files complaint against county prosecutor’s office

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, June 23, 2014 02:49 pm

Alleged ‘Brady letters’ for Wildwood Crest police were denied

WILDWOOD CREST – A Somerset man who represents a government transparency project has filed a complaint against the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office alleging that the office acted wrongly when it refused to turn over documents involving Wildwood Crest police officers.

John Paff, chairman of the New Jersey Libertarian Party’s Open Government Advocacy Project, sought “Brady letters” that had been reportedly issued to two former high-ranking officers of the Wildwood Crest Police Department and one current officer.

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PHOTOS: Duck and cover to cover

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, June 21, 2014 11:00 pm

Children from Kate Hass’ pre-kindergarten class enjoy a book read by United Way’s Director of Community Initiatives Amanda McGowan Children from Kate Hass’ pre-kindergarten class enjoy a book read by United Way’s Director of Community Initiatives Amanda McGowan

Children from Kate Hass’ pre-kindergarten class enjoy a book read by United Way’s Director of Community Initiatives Amanda McGowan during a visit Wednesday, June 11 in Wildwood. The United Way duck, star of the Rubber Ducky Regatta set for Aug. 17 at Morey’s, also stopped in for a visit.

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Wildwood Crest offering youth swimming lessons

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, June 21, 2014 11:00 pm

WILDWOOD CREST – The Wildwood Crest Recreation Department is offering youth swimming lessons this summer at the Joseph Von Savage Memorial Pool at 8800 New Jersey Ave.

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