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    WILDWOOD — Wildwood officials could again weigh implementing beach fees in the city, and possibly put the issue on the ballot in November, Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr. said Tuesday.

    But, he stressed that the plans are far from definite.

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    WILDWOOD – Two Rio Grande women were arrested Monday, July 28, and charged with distributing heroin throughout the northern neighborhoods of the City of Wildwood, police announced.

    Elizabeth Singh and Heather Fowler, both 36, were charged with possession of heroin and possession with the intent to distribute after police searched their vehicle and found 300 individual bags of heroin prepackaged for street sale around 8:30 p.m., according to a release. Police said the heroin had a street value of about $3,000.

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    beachThe Natural Resource Defense Council has determined that New Jersey has the third best beach water quality in the United States, out of the 30 states where samples were collected and tested.

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    Wildwood commissioners say no, cite traffic nightmare

    WILDWOOD— Wildwood’s commissioners unanimously voted against a resolution Wednesday that would have made turning right on red at the intersection of Rio Grande and New Jersey avenues illegal.

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    NORTH WILDWOOD – The family of a Pennsylvania man who drowned in North Wildwood two years ago is asking to have the Hereford Inlet beach closed through a court order, a lawsuit filed in Cape May County Wednesday states.

    According to the D’Amato Law Firm in Egg Harbor Township, which is representing George Bradley Smith’s family, the 54-year-old father’s death was “entirely foreseeable and preventable had local authorities prohibited access to the deadly section of hazardous North Wildwood beach.”

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Two charged in North Wildwood thefts

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 20, 2013 11:37 am

NORTH WILDWOOD—Two North Wildwood residents were arrested Thursday after police had asked the public to help identifying two burglary and theft suspects from surveillance photos.

Police said information was gathered on the identity of Angela Tanghare, 28, and Norris Hogge III, 29, after police had sent the media surveillance photos of the suspects.

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Quotes of the Week > Dec. 20, 2013

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 20, 2013 01:00 am

Quotes of the Week

“I want no student from Wildwood Catholic to be in that drug court. Yes, there is an epidemic, and I wish Wildwood Catholic was protected, but it’s not.”
Ed Shim to Wildwood Catholic students during a presentation on heroin Dec. 12.

“I’m going to be 65 years old and my son and I have a boat that we never get to use, that we need to start using, and I want to start enjoying my grandbabies more.”
North Wildwood Mayor Bill Henfey on his plans after retiring.

“Anyone can believe whatever they want. We believe we have the true church, and invite everybody to come and find out, and that’s what our missionaries do.”
— Scott Jett, a member of the local branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

   

North Wildwood police seek two in thefts from cars

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 19, 2013 02:14 pm

Police believe this woman to be a suspect in a car burglary and credit card theft. Police believe this woman to be a suspect in a car burglary and credit card theft. NORTH WILDWOOD—The North Wildwood Police Department wants the public’s help in identifying two people suspected of burglary and theft.

Police suspect that a man and woman, pictured here, committed car burglaries and used stolen credit cards in Rio Grande.

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Wildwood recognizes business improvements

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, December 19, 2013 12:16 pm

Commissioners commended Michael and Patricia Pollizi (center) for their improvements to the Ala Moana Motel Dec. 11. Commissioners commended Michael and Patricia Pollizi (center) for their improvements to the Ala Moana Motel Dec. 11. WILDWOOD—Local business owners were recognized at the Dec. 11 meeting of the Board of Commissioners for the improvements their properties made to the local community.

The Sciarra family, which owns Kona Surf and Sport and the Dog Tooth Bar and Grill, and owners of the Ala Moana Motel Michael and Patricia Pollizi were given proclamations from the city for the improvements made to their businesses.

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Byron seeks movement on ice rink plans

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, December 19, 2013 12:00 pm

Open Space Board to vote on Pacific Avenue lot in January 

WILDWOOD — More than a year after commissioners proposed buying land in the downtown for a synthetic ice rink, the governing body voted Wednesday, Dec. 11 to cancel its agreement of sale.

The cancelation will allow the county’s Open Space board to move forward on purchasing the property, as now there are no competing offers on it, Commissioner Pete Byron said.

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Quotes of the Week > Dec. 18, 2013

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 18, 2013 01:00 am

Quotes of the Week

“I want to see this project happen.”
Wildwood Commissioner Pete Byron on bringing the Pacific Avenue ice rink to fruition.

“We’re as serious as a heart attack about this. This is going to change Wildwood.”
Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano on the new, stringent procedures regarding rental properties.

“I missed you when you became mayor as a councilperson, I know I’m going to miss you as mayor when you retire. The one thing I refuse to miss out on is your friendship.”
North Wildwood Councilman-at-Large Ed Koehler to Mayor Bill Henfey about his retirement.

   

North Wildwood says thanks to Mayor Henfey

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, December 17, 2013 02:34 pm

Mayor Bill Henfey bids farewell with first tie-breaking vote

Photo by Christie Rotondo/ Mayor Bill Henfey attended his last meeting Dec. 17. Photo by Christie Rotondo/ Mayor Bill Henfey attended his last meeting Dec. 17.

NORTH WILDWOOD — After holding a municipal office in North Wildwood for 20 years, Mayor Bill Henfey attended his last council meeting as a public official Tuesday.

For the first time in his mayoral career, he was also called on to break a tie between council members’ votes at the meeting.

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Cape May County takes heroin fight to schools

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, December 17, 2013 01:55 pm

WCHS the first to hear drug presentation from prosecutor’s office

Ed Shim, assistant prosecutor, gave a presentation on heroin addiction to Wildwood Catholic students last week. Ed Shim, assistant prosecutor, gave a presentation on heroin addiction to Wildwood Catholic students last week. NORTH WILDWOOD—In a response to the spike in heroin overdoses this year, the county prosecutor’s office kicked off a series of presentations about prescription drug abuse and heroin addiction at Wildwood Catholic High School Thursday, Dec. 12.

“Drug addiction is like losing a child for most parents,” Ed Shim, the assistant prosecutor who gave the presentation, told students. “You don’t know how to handle it, but the best thing we can do is prevent it.”

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