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Plan for street end bike racks nixed in Wildwood Crest

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Written by Lauren Dickey Friday, July 18, 2014 11:00 pm

WILDWOOD CREST – Bike racks are not going to be installed at every street end along Wildwood Crest’s bike path, contrary to the original plan for the project, Commissioner Don Cabrera said at the Board of Commissioner’s meeting July 9.

During the meeting, Mayor Carl Groon was frustrated that the decision to change the plan for the project had not been discussed with the board.

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Loan officer sentenced in Wildwood Crest mortgage fraud

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, July 18, 2014 02:42 pm

WILDWOOD CREST – A Wells Fargo loan officer from Ocean County has been sentenced to two years in prison for his role in a $40.8 million mortgage fraud scheme that involved overbuilt condos in Wildwood Crest, according to U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman’s office.

Robert Serao, 48, of Bayville, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. He is one of 10 defendants to plead guilty in the case.

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City looks to Green Acres for Fox Park funding

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, July 18, 2014 01:26 pm

WILDWOOD – The city is looking to have improvements to Fox Park funded through the state’s Green Acres program.

“We’re looking to do a major overhaul,” Commissioner Pete Byron said. “The softball field is chewed up, the tennis courts are in bad shape.”

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Flood elevation maps force Wildwood to change bathroom renovation plans

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, July 18, 2014 12:05 pm

Bathrooms WILDWOOD – The city has changed plans for which bathrooms will be renovated through a $400,000 state grant Wildwood received last fall.

Bathrooms at Youngs Avenue and the boardwalk are set to be renovated, thanks to the Department of Community Affairs Small Cities Program grant.

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Open Space board rejects Pacific Ave. ice rink application

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, July 17, 2014 12:24 pm

WILDWOOD — The Cape May County Open Space Board has declined Wildwood’s application to purchase a vacant lot on Pacific Avenue and develop a synthetic ice rink and a park there.

Members of the board said the decision to decline the application was unanimously voted upon at their May 29 meeting.

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West Wildwood man faces federal child porn charges

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, July 17, 2014 10:04 am

WEST WILDWOOD— A West Wildwood man was arrested by federal agents Wednesday, July 16 on charges that he received images of child sexual abuse using his cell phone.

According to the office of U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman, Jeffrey Spicer, 44, was arrested by special agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations.

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Crest officials’ action vague after closed session on internal affairs investigation

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, July 16, 2014 03:34 pm

WILDWOOD CREST – Wildwood Crest officials took action in regards to an internal affairs investigation within the borough’s police department after a closed session at the Board of Commissioners meeting July 9, but what exactly that action is would not be confirmed by commissioners.

A resolution authorizing Mayor Carl Groon and borough clerk Jan Holzmer to “proceed as discussed regarding a personnel matter and to execute any and all documents pertaining thereto” was unanimously passed by the Board of Commissioners after the closed session held to discuss a personnel matter in regards to the internal affairs investigation within the Wildwood Crest Police Department.

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Promoter cancels remaining Wildwood beach concerts after complaints

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, July 16, 2014 10:35 am

WILDWOOD – The event promoter behind the June 28 electronic dance music festival is putting his other planned concerts for Wildwood’s beach on hold until next year.

Anthony Morrison of Beach Buddy Events, LLC says he is looking to work with Wildwood residents and the business community to ease concerns about his company’s EDM festivals and other concerts he wishes to hold in the city.

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Operation Whitehouse nets at least $10 million in heroin

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 15, 2014 03:10 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Cape May County Prosecutor Robert Taylor announced the conclusion of “Operation Whitehouse” today, saying the operation took at least $10 million in heroin and $500,000 in cocaine off county streets.

According to a press release from Taylor, the joint operation netted 15 kilograms of heroin and two kilograms of cocaine.

Also seized was about $225,000, believed to be the direct proceeds of heroin-related drug distribution activity in Cape May and Cumberland counties.

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Turn Around Boutique opens on Pacific Avenue

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 14, 2014 11:00 pm

Officials and owners cut ribbon at grand opening of Turn Around Boutique.  Officials and owners cut ribbon at grand opening of Turn Around Boutique. WILDWOOD – Owners of Pacific Avenue’s Turn Around Boutique are bringing upcycling to Wildwood.

The city’s newest boutique, located at 4805 Pacific Ave., offers shoppers the chance to purchase consigned men’s, women’s and children’s clothing as well as furniture, artwork, home décor items and collectibles.

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Alumni association gives scholarships, awards to WHS grads

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, July 13, 2014 11:00 pm

WILDWOOD—The Wildwood High School Alumni and Friends Association awarded six scholarships and two awards at the 108th Class Day Ceremony Monday, June 16 held in the auditorium of Wildwood High.

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North Wildwood’s credit rating raised by S&P

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, July 13, 2014 11:00 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD--In a letter dated July 3, 2014, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services announced that it has raised North Wildwood’s credit rating from "A+" to "AA-.”

The S&P is one of the “big three” credit rating agencies, along with Fitch and Moody’s, the city said.

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Morgan Scully named to the dean’s list at Fairleigh Dickinson University

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, July 12, 2014 11:00 pm

WILDWOOD CREST-- Morgan Scully, of Wildwood Crest, and a student at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck, has been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester.

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David Deweese of Wildwood earns degree from Widener Law

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, July 12, 2014 11:00 pm

WILDWOOD—David Deweese of Wildwood was among 276 graduates to earn a degree within the 40th graduating class of Widener University School of Law May 17.

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