• Middle Township Gazette

    GRASSY SOUND – One person was killed in a chain reaction accident involving seven vehicles at about 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 21, on North Wildwood Boulevard in Grassy Sound, according to a police press release.

    Joseph Waldron, 45, North Wildwood, was a passenger in one of the vehicles who got out of the car after the crashes, and was fatally struck by another vehicle.

  • Sports

    If you don’t already have a ticket, you won’t get one now.

    This evening’s highly-anticipated Cape-Atlantic League boys basketball playoff game between Middle Township and Wildwood Catholic is sold out. Tickets were sold this morning at both high schools and were all purchased prior to 11 a.m., according to the athletic directors at both schools.

  • Wildwood Leader

    Photo courtesy Rio Grande Fire DepartmentWILDWOOD – A structure near Baker and Arctic was declared a total loss after an early morning blaze started in the unoccupied dwelling. 

    The Wildwood City Fire Department responded to the dwelling fire at around 12:30 a.m., Monday. Engine 38, under the command of Firefighter Ryan Troiano, arrived and confirmed a working fire and requested the all-hands be transmitted.

  • Wildwood Leader

    NORTH WILDWOOD – North Wildwood Police have arrested a Pennsylvania man and charged him with attempting to sell a mobile home that didn’t exist. 

    On Thursday, Feb. 19, North Wildwood Police Detectives followed up on a report made to police regarding a fraud case. The victim paid $25,000 to Robert Dimaio Jr. for a mobile home he claimed to be selling. During the course of the investigation, Detectives learned that Dimaio never had a mobile home to sell and kept the money to defraud the victim.

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD – Superior Court Judge Julio Mendez ruled Feb. 18 that the city of Wildwood violated its own ordinance by allowing the Wildwood Police Department to have too many police sergeants on staff. 

    But the effect of the ruling is uncertain, because the Wildwood governing body has already change the staffing ordinance. 

Wildwood Leader

Junior Lifeguard program starts June 24

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, June 20, 2014 11:00 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD – Children entering fourth through ninth grades in the upcoming school year who are interested in preparing to become a lifeguard are invited to join North Wildwood’s Junior Lifeguard Program.

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Contestants wanted for Miss North Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, June 20, 2014 11:00 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD – The Miss North Wildwood Pageant Committee is looking for young women who live in Cape May County, either part- or full-time, to compete in the annual Miss North Wildwood Pageant.

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In Another Time> Real estate entrepreneurs made the Wildwoods

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Friday, June 20, 2014 11:00 pm

Once they were oriented to their new environment the early settlers who discovered the Wildwoods did more than tan themselves on the sun baked beaches or swim to the roar of the mighty ocean.

Opportunists that they were, these newcomers set about selling real estate and with some ingenuity and perseverance, then the profits started rolling in.

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North Wildwood introduces $14.3M in bonds for street, capital projects

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, June 20, 2014 03:39 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD— North Wildwood’s City Council moved to bond $14.3 million at its Tuesday, June 17 meeting for a major street and sewer reconstruction project as well as several capital improvements.

One $10.5 million bond funded by the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust will cover the street and utility reconstruction of Surf Avenue from 1st to 11th avenues, Ocean Avenue between 2nd and 18th avenue, and the beach bike path between 5th and 15th avenues.

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Federal judge sends Crest termination complaint back to state court

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:42 pm

WILDWOOD CREST – A federal judge in New Jersey’s U.S. District Court has dismissed a lawsuit from a terminated Wildwood Crest police officer against the borough, saying the issue must first play out in New Jersey’s lower courts.

That decision came down in December, and now borough officials say the only pending legal action in the case is Wildwood Crest’s appeal of an administrate law judge’s decision to allow Tom Hunt to withdraw his case from the New Jersey Office of Administrative Law, which was made in January 2013.

Read more: Federal judge sends Crest termination complaint back to state court

 

North Wildwood police blotter June 2 to 8

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, June 19, 2014 10:45 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – North Wildwood police announced that they made the following arrests from June 2 to June 8. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven.

Read more: North Wildwood police blotter June 2 to 8

   

Prosecutor asks state Supreme Court to hear DeMarzo case

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, June 19, 2014 10:41 am

WILDWOOD – Cape May County Prosecutor Robert Taylor has petitioned New Jersey’s Supreme Court to hear the state’s case against former Wildwood Mayor Gary DeMarzo, claiming that DeMarzo committed official misconduct when he paid his lawyer’s legal fees with public funds.

DeMarzo was first indicted in November of 2011 on similar charges, which were brought again in June 2012 after the original charges were dismissed in April 2012. In June, DeMarzo was charged with official misconduct in the second and third degrees, criminal contempt and corruption of public resources.

Read more: Prosecutor asks state Supreme Court to hear DeMarzo case

 

PHOTOS: Hats off to the Wildwood High Class of 2014

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, June 18, 2014 04:56 pm

Wildwood High School's graduated class of 2014 proudly throws their caps into the air on Pacific Avenue in front of the school after the conclusion of the 108th Commencement Ceremony Tuesday, June 17. Wildwood High School's graduated class of 2014 proudly throws their caps into the air on Pacific Avenue in front of the school after the conclusion of the 108th Commencement Ceremony Tuesday, June 17. Wildwood High School's graduated class of 2014 proudly throws their caps into the air on Pacific Avenue in front of the school after the conclusion of the 108th Commencement Ceremony Tuesday, June 17. Photos by Jen Marra

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UPDATED: Wildwood man drowns at Lake Nummy

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, June 18, 2014 10:58 am

Good Samaritan attempts rescue

DENNIS – A Wildwood man’s body was pulled from Lake Nummy in Belleplain State Forest after he drowned Tuesday, June 17, despite attempts by a good Samaritan to rescue him.

Manuel Osorio, 48, was pronounced dead at the scene by the county medical examiner after his body was recovered shortly after 8:30 p.m., said Larry Ragonese, a spokesman for the New Jersey State Park Police.

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Mayor: DEA makes drug busts in Wildwood

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, June 18, 2014 10:25 am

WILDWOOD— The DEA made several drug busts around Wildwood this morning, June 18, Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano confirmed.

For the full story, see $3.6M seized in largest Cape May County sweep

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Court upholds Wildwood’s new mercantile license regulations

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, June 17, 2014 02:55 pm

WILDWOOD – The strict changes Wildwood made to its mercantile license code this year were ruled to be valid Monday, after an Atlantic County Superior Court judge found that the city acted appropriately in carrying out its new regulations.

The decision comes after Georgia Reed, the owner of the Old San Juan Motel on Lincoln Avenue, filed a civil complaint against the city. In her complaint, she alleged that the new process to obtain a license was discriminatory.

Read more: Court upholds Wildwood’s new mercantile license regulations

 

State exceptions mean Wildwood’s 17-cent tax increase will not go to voters

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, June 16, 2014 02:23 pm

WILDWOOD – This year, Wildwood’s proposed spending plan exceeds the state’s 2 percent cap on tax levy increases, but it will not have to go to a referendum, the city’s auditor said Friday.

“There’s a 2 percent cap,” Wildwood auditor Glen Ortman said Friday. “However just like with everything else in the state of New Jersey, there are exceptions.”

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Wildwood opens dog beach

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, June 16, 2014 11:02 am

Left to right, Mayor Ernie Troiano, Commissioner Pete Byron and Commissioner Tony Leonetti Left to right, Mayor Ernie Troiano, Commissioner Pete Byron and Commissioner Tony Leonetti WILDWOOD – Dogs and their owners flocked onto Wildwood’s Poplar Avenue beach Sat., June 14 as city officials cut the ribbon to officially mark the opening of the city’s newly designated dog beach, Wildwood officials announced.

“This has been a long time coming,” said Commissioner Pete Byron in a statement. Byron was instrumental in bringing the dog beach to the city.

Read more: Wildwood opens dog beach

 

Gabriella Tecco graduates James Madison University

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, June 14, 2014 11:00 pm

WILDWOOD CREST – Gabriella Jenna Tecco of Wildwood Crest graduated with a degree in Education from James Madison University during the May 10 commencement exercises.

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