• Wildwood Leader

    Jen Marra/Preschool student Roberto Sanchez Olguin gets a double high five from the Easter Bunny who paid a special visit to the students during their lunch period.

    Margaret Mace elementary students had a surprise visit from the Easter bunny Friday, April 11. The visit came the same day as students participated in the school's Easter Hat Parade, an annual event organized by first grade teachers Amanda Brojakowski and Judi Kiniry.

  • Wildwood Leader

    Wildwood Police/ Police were looking to identify these individuals, who they suspected assaulted a man on the boardwalk Saturday.WILDWOOD – Police have arrested four Marlton teens in connection to an aggravated assault on the boardwalk April 13, the Wildwood police department announced.

    Ryan Callahan, 18, Nicholas Nastasi, 19, Kyle Patrick, 19, and a 17-year-old male, have been charged with aggravated assault after police released surveillance footage of the suspects to local media earlier this week. Callahan, Nastasi…

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    David Benson/ Tonya Ahern of Upper Township shows the two types of naloxone available, a nasal spray and an injection. Parents group seeks overdose antidote, training

    A matter of minutes could mean the difference between life and death for an overdose victim.

    That’s the thinking of Tonya Ahern, an Upper Township woman who works with Parent to Parent, a support group for parents of individuals suffering from addiction.

  • Wildwood Leader

    A vote to rescind fees to be held April 23

    WILDWOOD— After a war of words between  Morey's Piers and Mayor Ernie Troiano, Jr., GWTIDA announced Tuesday that an agreement had been reached between the authority and city that would keep key events on Wildwood’s beaches.

  • Wildwood Leader

    Operators still waiting for ABC approval

    WILDWOOD – Wildwood’s beach bar is one step closer to opening this summer, now that the Board of Commissioners voted Friday, April 11 to award Beach Buddy, LLC a contract to operate on the city’s beach.

    In February, the commissioners accepted the proposal from the group of Philadelphia club and night club owners, but did not award the contract. During the commissioners’ regular meeting on April 9, a resolution to award the contract was moved to a closed-door executive session.

Wildwood Leader

Wanted man caught at Morey's Piers

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 09, 2013 10:55 am

NORTH WILDWOOD—A California man was arrested on Morey’s Surfside Pier Saturday night. Police say he was wanted in Pennsylvania.

Alexander Poulides, 37, of Willits, Calif. was arrested after police were called to Morey’s for a report of a disorderly individual on the pier. Police said when they spoke with Poulides, he gave them a fake name.

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Weapons, meth found after car stop

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, September 09, 2013 10:31 am

WILDWOOD — An 18-year-old National Park man was arrested Sept. 5 after police said they found drugs and 16 weapons in his car.

Joseph Mitchell, an unemployed mechanic from Gloucester County, was stopped in his green Ford Expedition around 7 p.m. in the 100 east block of Rio Grande Avenue. Police said that during the stop, several weapons were “in plain sight” within the car.

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Wildwood beach and boardwalk weddings on the rise

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Written by Christie Rotondo Saturday, September 07, 2013 08:40 am

 Photo  by RHM Photography / Brian and Becky Hemphill have a slice of pizza at Mack’s, one of their stops along the boardwalk on the way to their reception at the Wildwoods Convention Center.  Photo by RHM Photography/ Brian and Becky Hemphill have a slice of pizza at Mack’s, one of their stops along the boardwalk on the way to their reception at the Wildwoods Convention Center.  More couples are choosing beach, boardwalk and amusement parks for nontraditional nuptials 

For Judith Hilton, it all started with a wedding bouquet made of Dum-Dum lollipops.

Hilton, 46, was attending a bridal show at the Wildwoods Convention Center when she saw the bouquet at the Morey’s Piers booth. The employees working the booth, she said, were enthusiastic in their promotion of weddings in Wildwood as truly unique.

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Negotiations planned for land to expand emergency management office

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, September 06, 2013 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD — The city is looking to purchase 20 feet of property between Third and Fourth avenues to expand the office of emergency management.

The property located on a 100 by 100 lot is owned by Atlantic City Electric Mayor Bill Henfey said. The city leases the 20 feet to story weather antennas and other equipment for the office.

“It’s for the future,” Henfey said. “We need to finalize that property.”

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Heroin, pot seized on Garfield Avenue in Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 05, 2013 03:40 pm

WILDWOOD—Three local residents were arrested Wednesday after police seized 79 bags of heroin and 13 bags of marijuana from Garfield Avenue.

The county SWAT team carried out the search warrant Wednesday in the 200 east block of Garfield Avenue, resulting in the arrests.

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Event honors beloved entertainer Saturday

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Thursday, September 05, 2013 01:56 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD — A huge community sing-a-long will take place here on Saturday afternoon as part of an outdoor memorial ceremony honoring the late Cozy Morley.

Morley, known by locals as the “Bob Hope of the Jersey Shore,” died last week.

The Cozy Morley Tribute will begin at 3 p.m. in front of Westy's Pub.

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Daily ride helps keep her healthy

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, September 05, 2013 01:26 pm

Tonie Stahl poses with her bike, which she rides every day “from bridge to bridge.” Tonie Stahl poses with her bike, which she rides every day “from bridge to bridge.” WILDWOOD CREST—Tonie Stahl’s last name means “steel” in German, and if you’ve ever seen her during her morning bike route, you’ll know how appropriate that is.

Stahl travels “from bridge to bridge” every morning by bike. She starts at her Wildwood Crest home, and then heads north to the Stone Harbor Bridge in Middle Township. From there, she travels all the way back to the Two Mile Bridge near the wildlife refuge.

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Wildwood wants to refurbish its parks

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, September 05, 2013 12:09 pm

WILDWOOD — One of the most celebrated aspects of North Wildwood and the Crest are their parks, and now Wildwood commissioners are hoping to bring their recreation areas up to par.

Commissioner Pete Byron said Wednesday that he would like to refurbish the city’s parks, which he says are in desperate need of repair.

“I had my son down at the playground on Sunday, and it’s really a disgrace,” Byron said.

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