• Wildwood Leader

    Borough looks for a brand that ‘speaks to who we are’

    WILDWOOD CREST — The borough’s official seal features the brigantine Nancy, a sailing ship that carried gunpowder and arms for the Americans during the Revolutionary War, and was the center of the Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet- Cape May County’s only Revolutionary War battle.

    But, that’s a little-known history, particularly to the visitors of Wildwood Crest.

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    North Wildwood firefighters salute as the “flag to remember” is raised to half mast. NORTH WILDWOOD — Schoolchildren, local officials, and members of the community gathered in front of North Wildwood’s 15th Street Fire Station at 8:46 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, the exact time hijackers crashed a plane into the North Tower of the World Trade Center 13 years ago. 

    The solemn ceremony focused on remembering the almost 3,000 Americans who were killed that day in attacks on the World Trade Center…

  • Wildwood Leader

    He says he was brought in to clean up troubled motel after crossbow attack

    WILDWOOD — A property management company owned by Wildwood’s former mayor has been hired to help oversee security and maintenance changes at The Gillmore Motel, which was considered one of the most problematic properties in the city by police and code enforcement officials.

    Gary DeMarzo, who owns SunQuest Property Services, said his company was brought in about three weeks ago as a consultant at The Gillmore by its owner, Palermo resident Robert Grimley.

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    Commissioner Tony Leonetti, Wildwood Catholic Athletic Director Sal Zuccarello, and Chris Fox, Wildwood administrator, pose together with one of the donated AEDs. WILDWOOD — Eight years after an 11-year-old North Jersey girl died of sudden cardiac arrest at cheerleading practice, a new law requiring schools to provide access to defibrillators at athletic events and team practices went into effect Sept. 1.

    To help the island’s schools comply with the new law, the city…

  • Politics

    Challenger calls for jobs, while incumbent points to constituent work  

    Bill Hughes Jr., left, says jobs should be priority for the district, while U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo says voters already know him well. For the first time since his election representing New Jersey’s sprawling 2nd Congressional District two decades ago, U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo faces a candidate known from Pennsville to Ocean City, from Hammonton to Cape May.

Wildwood Leader

Wildwood celebrates student achievements in state report

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, February 04, 2014 11:07 am


But state targets may not be realistic for small district

WILDWOOD—Administrators at Wildwood’s schools are impressed by the rate students are improving, particularly at Glenwood Elementary, as shown in report cards for New Jersey schools the state released this week.

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Wildwood man charged with burglary

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, February 03, 2014 05:33 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD— A Wildwood resident has been charged to burglarizing commercial properties and conspiring with another Wildwood man to commit burglaries earlier in January, police said Monday. 

On Jan. 30, North Wildwood Police Detective Katherine Flounders charged Gregory Lloyd, 35, with burglary, theft, and conspiracy to commit burglary regarding a commercial burglary Jan. 16, according to police.

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Three proposals submitted to run Wildwood beach bar

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, February 03, 2014 01:00 am

Wildwood: Contract could be awarded by the end of the month

WILDWOOD—Three proposals were submitted to operate a bar on Wildwood’s beach Jan. 29, and city officials say they may be able to grant a contract by the end of February.

That’s a drastic improvement over the last time the city requested proposals for the bar, when only one proposal was submitted, and it was late.

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Cape Assist awarded $25,000 grant

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, February 02, 2014 01:00 am

WILDWOOD—Cape Assist in Wildwood was one of 60 organizations to receive a grant from the Horizon Foundation of New Jersey for 2013, the foundation announced. Their $25,000 grant will support a program that helps Cape May County’s seniors.

The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey awarded its fourth and final round of 2013 grants to support New Jersey non-profit organizations approving $1,567,500 in grant awards for 60 qualifying programs.

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Cape Trinity Catholic hosts spelling bee

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, February 02, 2014 01:00 am

Seventh-grade Paul Bogle took second place, Oscar C. of fourth grade won first and eighth grader Alyssa Francesco took third place. Seventh-grade Paul Bogle took second place, Oscar C. of fourth grade won first and eighth grader Alyssa Francesco took third place.

NORTH WILDWOOD—This week is Catholic School’s Week, and Cape Trinity Catholic is celebrating with activities planned daily to celebrate community, knowledge and faith.

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Wildwood scouts compete in Pinewood Derby

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, February 02, 2014 01:00 am

Cub Scouts Supiya Moduwan and Harley Busham offers a thumb's up before the final Champion Run. Cub Scouts Supiya Moduwan and Harley Busham offers a thumb's up before the final Champion Run.

WILDWOOD— Fifteen local scouts participated in a Wildwood tradition Sunday that has roots back to the 1950s.

The 2014 Pinewood Derby was held at the Wildwood American Legion Post 184, where members of the scout troop the post sponsors vied for grand champion of the derby.

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In Another Time> Wildwoods will have plenty to celebrate in 2014

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Saturday, February 01, 2014 01:00 am

It soon will be time for celebrating history again in Cape May County, once the cold winds go far out to sea, the snow retreats to Alaska and the snowbirds return from Florida.

The hardy who have stayed here to shiver in their timbers have actually started the celebrations of various sorts early, regardless of the weather. Who needs the 70 degree weather of Florida when you can jump in the ocean in your bikini here in 30 degree weather or less?  After all it’s for a good charity cause, if not for your own as your blood turns blue.

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WHS student chosen to attend D.C. future medical leader conference

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, February 01, 2014 01:00 am

WILDWOOD — Christian Amado, a senior at Wildwood High School, has been nominated to attend the Congress of Future Medical Leaders in Washington, DC this February.

Amado was nominated by Dr. Connie Mariano, the medical director of the National Academy of Future Physicians and Medical Scientists, to represent Wildwood High School and New Jersey.

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