• Regional

    Dru Shelly was kidnapped and raped at 17. Now, she works as a financial planner, is married, and has three children. Her story of survival will be the keynote at Friday’s Violence Survivor Symposium.Dru Shelly will be keynote at Violence Survivor Symposium

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Dru Shelly was 17 when she was abducted from the Ocean City Boardwalk at knifepoint…

  • Sports

    Because she was part of three state and four South Jersey championship basketball teams, Kaitlin Anzelone was best known athletically at Wildwood High School for her work in the gymnasium before graduating in 2003.

    But those who remember Anzelone the all-around athlete can also recall her brilliance on the soccer field.

    Anzelone, who was also part of a Cape-Atlantic League championship softball team at Wildwood, went on to play three sports as a freshman at Division III Rutgers-Camden University. But she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia in the fall…

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Inmate testimony called into question

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A jury heard closing arguments Monday in the murder trial of Lower Township resident Frederick Gene Marr.

    Marr, 75, is accused in the fatal shooting of his nephew, Ronald Denny Sr. outside of Denny’s Del Haven home on Aug. 11, 2010.

    The prosecutor’s office has said the shooting happened because of a dispute over jointly-owned real estate in Florida.

  • Wildwood Leader

    Jacob SpiegelWILDWOOD — An official with the Wildwood fire department says that Jake Spiegel, the part-time firefighter who was indicted by a grand jury Sept. 24 with his father, Rob, on official misconduct charges, is not currently working for the department.

    As a part-time firefighter, Jake Spiegel is a summer employee for the city of Wildwood, said Deputy Fire Chief Dan Speigel (no relation to the accused). The department is “monitoring the situation” to determine at a later date if Spiegel can return to work next summer.

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD — Officials in Wildwood decided Wednesday to keep the city’s curfew in place, unlike other New Jersey towns that have opted to repeal theirs after courts found them to be unconstitutional.

    Instead, they asked city attorney Mary D’Arcy Bittner to revise the curfew to protect Wildwood against possible lawsuits.

  • Wildwood Leader

    NORTH WILDWOOD — The state Department of Transportation plan to dredge a mile-stretch of Beach Creek may be delayed until next summer, a DOT spokesman said.

    The department received only one bid on the project, which did not meet the contract requirements, NJDOT spokesman Steve Schapiro said.

Wildwood Leader

Wildwood drug bust nets 5 on heroin charges

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, February 24, 2014 06:05 pm

WILDWOOD—Police have arrested five Wildwood men on heroin distribution charges after a SWAT team executed a search warrant at 3805 Pacific Ave. Friday, Feb. 21, police announced.

One man was also charged with assaulting an officer.

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North Wildwood police arrest summary Feb. 10 to Feb. 16

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, February 24, 2014 04:04 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD—North Wildwood police announced that they made the following arrests from Feb. 10 to Feb. 16. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven.

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Wildwood youth named Scout of the Year

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, February 23, 2014 01:00 am



WILDWOOD — Victor Aguilar, a student at Wildwood Middle School, was named the Baysea District’s Scout of the Year for 2013.

He will be recognized during the scout’s dinner Feb. 26.

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Wildwood police respond to 2,500 calls in January

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, February 23, 2014 01:00 am


WILDWOOD — Wildwood police officers responded to 2,591 calls during the month of January and made 59 arrests, the department reported.

One of those arrested was a juvenile, police said.

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Five Mile Beat> Celebrations and fun in the Wildwoods

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Written by Joyce Gould Sunday, February 23, 2014 01:00 am

Marilyn Glenn, Jeannine Yecco, Terry Matthews, and Jackie Gillen Marilyn Glenn, Jeannine Yecco, Terry Matthews, and Jackie Gillen
Saturday Feb. 8 was a big night for parties and dinners. Kevin Yecco gave his wife Jeannine a 50th surprise dinner party at the home of good friend and fellow teacher Susan Haury in Wildwood Crest. Everyone got to the event before the star of the evening arrived, and I’m not sure if she knew or not, but Jeannine seemed to be surprised and it was great party.

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New Wildwood meters to accept credit cards

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Written by Christie Rotondo Saturday, February 22, 2014 01:00 am

WILDWOOD — The city is looking to make parking more convenient for visitors and residents this year, by adding new meters that can take credit cards.

Wildwood has had a credit card phone-in option for a few years, but commissioners say meters at which individuals can swipe their credit card could be less confusing.

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In Another Time> Film reawakens memories of old Wildwood

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Saturday, February 22, 2014 01:00 am

Mickey Shaughnessy was from New York, but moved to Wildwood. Before his long career in movies, he was a comedian in the Catskills. Mickey Shaughnessy was from New York, but moved to Wildwood. Before his long career in movies, he was a comedian in the Catskills.

When they recently showed a documentary at Middle Township’s Performing Arts Center during  its “Monday Night At The Movies Series,” those who were old  enough to remember may have related some of the film to the golden times of nightclubs in the Wildwoods.

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North Wildwood police handle almost 4,000 calls in January

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, February 22, 2014 01:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD—North Wildwood police handled 3,775 calls for service in January and made 78 arrests, the department announced.

Two of the individuals arrested were juveniles, police said.

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