• Cape May Gazette

    Arthur E.

    LOWER TOWNSHIP – Arthur E. “Art” Treon, whose name was synonymous with fire fighting and emergency management in the township, county, and state, died Wednesday night after leaving the scene of a fatal fire in North Wildwood.

    Town Bank Fire Chief Lou McGonigal, a longtime friend, said Treon had gone to Tuesday night’s fire at 212 W. 17th Ave. in North Wildwood Nov. 18. McGonigal said Treon complained of chest pains and shortness of breath and was transported to the hospital, where he appeared to be doing better. Treon later died…

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Rio Grande Fire Company battles a blaze in Whitesboro, Tuesday evening. photo courtesy Rio Grande Fire Company

    Police identify 71-year-old man killed in Whitesboro fire

    WHITESBORO – Firefighters with Rio Grande were called from a fire in North Wildwood, that left one person dead, to respond to a fire in Whitesboro that killed another man.

    “We were at the North Wildwood fire, and clearing that scene when we got a call for a…

  • Regional

    Nov. 21-23

    CAPE MAY - Holiday Preview Weekend and his elves have decked out the Physick Estate, Washington Avenue, Cape May, with thousands of lights and holiday trimmings. Enjoy a wide variety of holiday tours and food and wine events to get you into the Christmas spirit. Visit the Estate on Saturday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. as Santa arrives to flip the switch for the Tree-Lighting Ceremony. For kids, there are Santa’s Trolley Rides. Grown-ups will enjoy holiday ghost tales during Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Rides. Friday, Nov. 21 through Sunday, Nov. 23. Call 609-884-5404 or see

  • Wildwood Leader

    Fudgy Wudgy Man Andy MarkeeNORTH WILDWOOD – Andrew N. “Andy” Markee was known to some as the quintessential Fudgy Wudgy man, dispensing ice cream and smiles to beachgoers in North Wildwood.

    Markee died on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at the age of 76.

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Aziza, the first female giraffe that called the Cape May County Zoo her homeCAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Aziza, the first female giraffe that called the Cape May County Zoo her home has died, zoo officials announced today.

    Dr. Hurbert Paluch, and director of the zoo said that Aziza arrived at the zoo nearly 20 years ago and was one of the first inhabitants in the Savannah. 

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Frederick Gene Marr is wheeled passed the jury box, on his way to state prison for at least 30 years in the 2010 murder of his nephew, Ronald Denny Sr.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Frederick Gene Marr will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of his nephew, a judge decided Friday, Nov. 14.

Wildwood Leader

Wildwood family produces third valedictorian

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 16, 2014 04:10 pm

Submitted/Wildwood High School Class of 2014 Shelby Thornton is first in her class, and the third member of her family to be WHS’s valedictorian. Submitted/Wildwood High School Class of 2014 Shelby Thornton is first in her class, and the third member of her family to be WHS’s valedictorian. WILDWOOD – When it comes to smarts, it’s all in the family for Wildwood High School Class of 2014 valedictorian Shelby Thornton.

When Shelby, 17, steps to the podium to deliver her address to her fellow graduating seniors, she will be the third member of her family to be named valedictorian at Wildwood High. Her older sister Kirby Thornton and her grandmother Lola Borden (nee Peard) were also valedictorians.

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Wildwood wants landlords to be wary of troublesome tenants

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, April 16, 2014 04:06 pm

WILDWOOD – In the process of working to clean up rowdy and unkempt rental properties in the city, Wildwood commissioners are finding landlords aren’t necessarily the root of the problem. In many cases, it’s who they are renting to.

That was the theme of a special meeting the Board of Commissioners held April 11 when they heard from several landlords looking to keep their mercantile license for the 2014 renting season.

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Police seek five suspected in Wildwood boardwalk assault

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 16, 2014 09:06 am

Wildwood Police/ Police are looking to identify these individuals, who they suspect assaulted a man on the boardwalk Saturday. Wildwood Police/ Police are looking to identify these individuals, who they suspect assaulted a man on the boardwalk Saturday.

WILDWOOD – Wildwood police are seeking the public’s help in identifying five individuals they suspect assaulted and robbed a 19-year-old man on the boardwalk Saturday, April 12.

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UPDATED: GWTIDA, Wildwood come to agreement on beach event fees

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, April 15, 2014 12:48 pm

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.

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Wildwood mayor pens response to Morey’s Piers

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, April 14, 2014 04:38 pm

Local businesses say moving events would cause ‘economic disaster’

WILDWOOD—Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano has fired back a response to the letter Will Morey penned this past weekend in regards to Wildwood’s beach event fees. 

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Hundreds of bags of heroin seized in Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 14, 2014 02:40 pm

WILDWOOD – More than 900 bags of heroin were seized from a Wildwood home, and four men arrested after the SWAT team executed a warrant on the 4300 block of Arctic Avenue on Friday, April 11, according to the Cape May County Prosecutors office.

Eduardo Arroyo, 30, Luis Santiago, 30, Roy Perez-Heredia, 22, and Joshua Natal, 20, were charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana, according to a press release from the prosecutor’s office.

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UPDATE: Fire at Wildwood's Marvis Diner under control

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, April 14, 2014 01:51 pm

Photo by Christie Rotondo/ Wildwood firefighters quickly put out a fire at Marvis Diner Monday.   Photo by Christie Rotondo/ Wildwood firefighters quickly put out a fire at Marvis Diner Monday.

WILDWOOD-- A small fire that started in the trash at Wildwood's Marvis Diner was quickly brought under control the afternoon of Monday, April 14.

Fire Chief Chris D'Amico said the cause of the fire appears to be accidental and that there were no injuries.

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Wildwood approves contract for beach bar

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, April 14, 2014 12:25 pm

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.

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