• 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 firefighters trained to administer naloxone

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 14, 2014 10:46 am

WILDWOOD – Wildwood City firefighters and EMS were trained to administer naloxone, the heroin overdose antidote, and were the first fire and EMS agency in Cape May County to be trained, Chief Daniel Speigel said.
“With the number of overdoses increasing in the state of New Jersey and Cape May County, we wanted to be on the leading edge of having our members trained to help individuals suffering from this terrible addiction,” Speigel said in a statement this week.

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Morey’s: Beach Blast, Beach Jam to move to Crest, North Wildwood if Wildwood event fees remain

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Written by Christie Rotondo Sunday, April 13, 2014 05:55 pm

WILDWOOD--Morey Piers has announced that if Wildwood doesn’t rescind its beach event fees by Wednesday, April 16, three major events, including Cape Express Beach Blast will take place in Wildwood Crest and North Wildwood this year. 

“We do not wish to move these events as they have a very positive effect (sic) on the community of businesses with whom we share the boardwalk culture and tradition,” Will Morey wrote in a letter to Jack Byrne, chairman of the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority, on Saturday, April 12. “We simply cannot continue, however, to expose these events to the recklessness and stated indifference of the city of Wildwood government.”

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In Another Time> The twisted history of Wildwood’s favorite tree

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Friday, April 11, 2014 11:00 pm

The 'W' tree was once an icon in the Wildwoods. The 'W' tree was once an icon in the Wildwoods.
In this week's "In Another Time" Jake Schaad Jr. looks into the history of Wildwood's "W" tree. Last month, the Board of Commissioners voted to remove it from the city seal

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PHOTOS: Wildwood Catholic's 2014 Prom

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Written by Jen Marra Friday, April 11, 2014 10:48 am

Sal Zampirri, Kaileigh Kita, Chris Roche, Katie McCallion, Antonino Piro, Mackenzie Scully, Luke Gegan and Rita Marino arrive at Wildwood Catholic High School dressed to impress. Sal Zampirri, Kaileigh Kita, Chris Roche, Katie McCallion, Antonino Piro, Mackenzie Scully, Luke Gegan and Rita Marino arrive at Wildwood Catholic High School dressed to impress

Wildwood Catholic High School celebrated its prom on Saturday, April 5, and held its promenade in the high school auditorium. The prom's theme was "The Great Gatsby."

Photos by Jen Marra.

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Firefighting presentation draws student interest in Wildwood

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Written by David Benson Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:06 pm

Alexandra Antheil, left, and John Davis, battalion chief, discuss her interest in volunteering for the Wildwood Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 after a student assembly Wildwood High School. Alexandra Antheil, left, and John Davis, battalion chief, discuss her interest in volunteering for the Wildwood Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 after a student assembly Wildwood High School. Several at WHS consider signing up for fire company

WILDWOOD – The face of Wildwood Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 may be changing, if a presentation given recently by the fire company to a crowd of high school students is any indication.

That new face will not only be younger. It will be female.

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Wildwood mayor, Morey face off over beach events

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, April 10, 2014 11:22 am

WILDWOOD— About a dozen community members, including Morey’s Piers Vice President Jack Morey, attended a Board of Commissioners meeting Wednesday in hopes that the governing body would vote to reverse its hike in beach event permitting fees.

No such decision was made, but those in attendance waited more than two hours while the commission held a closed-door executive session, during which they planned to discuss correspondence from the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority regarding a contractual matter.

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Wild Island Scooters gets ‘OK’ to open in Wildwood

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, April 09, 2014 08:56 am

Photo by Christie Rotondo/Scooters like these will be available to rent in Wildwood come summer, now that Wild Island Scooters was approved by the planning and zoning board Monday. Photo by Christie Rotondo/Scooters like these will be available to rent in Wildwood come summer, now that Wild Island Scooters was approved by the planning and zoning board Monday. New trend to zoom into Wildwood

WILDWOOD— A trend that’s popular among tourists in the Bahamas and Florida will be making its way to Wildwood, now that two entrepreneurs were approved for a use variance at Monday’s planning and zoning board meeting.

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Some mercantile licenses in limbo as city tries to curb ‘problem’ rental properties

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, April 08, 2014 11:00 pm

Around 2,600 licenses to be reviewed under new ordinance

WILDWOOD – Wildwood commissioners are trying to curb what they call “problem” rental properties in the city, but now some motel owners’ mercantile licenses are in limbo with the 2014 rental season about to begin.

Mohmoud Mohmoud, who has owned the Sea Foam Motel on Atlantic Avenue for 15 years, is one of several owners who have not had their mercantile licenses renewed for 2014 because of past problems. In Mohmoud’s case, Police Chief Steven Long would not sign off on his mercantile license because police were called to the property too many times.

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