• Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD — The Board of Commissioners is again seeking proposals for a bar and concerts on the city’s beach, this time for the summer of 2015.

    Wildwood commissioners voted Wednesday night to advertise for proposals for both items, which they have long hoped would bring the city additional revenue.

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    The Mom’s Beat: Some common sense tips for parents on Halloween

    Many of the rules and traditions my husband and I follow in our house are inherited from our parents, and our rules about Halloween candy certainly follow that pattern.

    When I was a kid I darted from house to house, filling my pillowcase with candy to see how much loot I could collect in the allotted trick-or-treat time. But even amid all of the excitement, I always knew not to eat anything until my…

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD CREST — A Wildwood Crest police sergeant and retired county sheriff’s corporal rescued a local man from his burning Aster Road home Saturday morning, police announced.

    Charles Meyers, 63, of Wildwood Crest is expected to make a full recovery.

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD CREST — Plans to equip Crest Memorial Elementary to serve as Wildwood Crest’s evacuation shelter are again on hold, Mayor Carl Groon said Wednesday.

    The borough had hoped to purchase a generator for the school this year with the help of a $75,000 FEMA grant, but now Groon says Wildwood Crest may not have the grant secured.

Wildwood Leader

Wildwood to bid out contract for paid rides to the water's edge

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, March 19, 2014 03:27 pm

File photo by Christie Rotondo/Last summer, Jim Kenny of the Wildwood Beach Patrol was one of the members who drove those with disabilities to the water’s edge. File photo by Christie Rotondo/Last summer, Jim Kenny of the Wildwood Beach Patrol was one of the members who drove those with disabilities to the water’s edge. WILDWOOD--To a family lugging beach chairs, umbrellas, coolers and kids, trekking Wildwood’s huge beach can be daunting.

On Wednesday, Wildwood commissioners passed a resolution that could make the long walk easier, for a fee.

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Wildwood Watchdogs want referendum before county funds Pacific Ave property

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, March 17, 2014 03:37 pm

WILDWOOD—The group of residents who petitioned against Wildwood’s planned purchase of a vacant lot on Pacific Avenue for a park and ice skating rink in 2012 have sent a letter to the county urging the freeholders and the Open Space Board to put the issue on a ballot before moving forward with the project.

“Over 200 people signed a petition that said we didn’t want this, and yet the county is going to move forward with this,” Dara Baltuskonis, a Wildwood resident and member of the Wildwood Watchdog group, said Friday.

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St. Patrick's snow day!

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, March 17, 2014 01:31 pm

Jim Grauel of Wildwood Crest paddles in the snow in Wildwood in this photo by David Macomber. Jim Grauel of Wildwood Crest paddles in the snow in Wildwood in this photo by David Macomber. Jim Grauel of Wildwood Crest paddles in the snow in Wildwood in this photo by David Macomber.

 

Glenwood celebrates Read Across America

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, March 16, 2014 12:00 am

Glenwood students show off their wacky hats. Glenwood students show off their wacky hats.

WILDWOOD –Glenwood Avenue Elementary School celebrated the 110th birthday of Theodore Geisel, better known as the author who created the Cat in the Hat, during Read Across America last week.

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Wildwood OKs big hike in fees for beach events

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Written by Christie Rotondo Saturday, March 15, 2014 08:59 pm

WILDWOOD—Business owners in the city are worried that if Wildwood officials and event holders don’t come to an agreement on beach event fees soon, tourism will seriously suffer.

Haroula Rotondi, who owns the Original Hot Spot on Cedar Avenue and the boardwalk, brought her concerns to the Board of Commissioners during their regular meeting March 12.

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Crest woman receives arts fellowship

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, March 15, 2014 12:00 am

photo courtesy Christina Tenaglia/ Christina Tenaglia of Wildwood Crest was awarded an $8,400 arts fellowship for sculpture. This untitled piece is one of her works. photo courtesy Christina Tenaglia/ Christina Tenaglia of Wildwood Crest was awarded an $8,400 arts fellowship for sculpture. This untitled piece is one of her works.

 

TRENTON – The New Jersey State Council of the Arts awarded fellowships to two South Jersey artists at its first regular meeting of the year Tuesday, Feb. 25 at the South Orange Performing Arts Center.

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Budget delay by West Wildwood bond dispute

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, March 14, 2014 01:00 am

WEST WILDWOOD—Introduction of a municipal budget in West Wildwood is delayed due to an ongoing dispute over the purchase of a $90,000 backhoe, administrator Chris Ridings said Thursday, March 6.

According to Ridings, the borough cannot introduce a budget until a decision is made in Atlantic County Court as to whether the petition of a bond ordinance to purchase the backhoe is valid.

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North Wildwood passes SID budget

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, March 14, 2014 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD—City council held a public hearing and final vote on the 2014 Boardwalk Special Improvement District budget during its March 4 meeting.

The budget was approved by council, with Council President Salvatore Zampirri abstaining due to his position on the SID board, he said. No one from the public commented at the meeting.

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