• 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…

  • Regional

    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

Locals arrested Saturday charged in heroin sweep

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 04, 2013 12:58 pm

WILDWOOD—Eight local residents were arrested Saturday and charged with drug distribution, police announced. As a result, 500 bags of heroin were seized. 

That heroin, police said, has a street value of about $10,000.

Joel Candelaria-Reyes, 29, Edgar Nieves, 24, Juan Ruiz-Perez, 30, Joes Perez-Garcia, 21, Migsael Herrara-Dardiz, 21, Jose Delgado, 22, and Emmanuel Rosario-Osoria, 24,  were among those arrested on East Garfield Avenue.

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Wildwood undercover operation nets 98 for drugs

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 03, 2013 04:34 pm

WILDWOOD — Officers have been working undercover in high crime and heavy drug traffic areas of Wildwood in August, in an attempt to disrupt the flow of heroin and other drugs into the city.

According to an announcement on Tuesday from the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office, 98 people were arrested as part of the operation, which included detectives and patrol officers from the Wildwood Police Department, detectives from the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office Gangs, Guns, and Narcotics Task Force along with members of the Cape May County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Unit.

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August saved the summer of ’13

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, September 03, 2013 02:28 pm

Photo by Jen Marra/ North Wildwood's beaches were crowded Saturday. Photo by Jen Marra/ North Wildwood's beaches were crowded Saturday. WILDWOOD—Labor Day weekend proved better than expected for Wildwood businesses, according to the local business organizations.

After a rainy June and a slow July, some businesses were thinking the worst about the 2013 season. Patrick Rosenello, executive director of both the Boardwalk Special Improvement District and Business Improvement District, said that August changed that.

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In Another Time > Wildwood politics have always been hardball

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Monday, September 02, 2013 04:45 am

A visitor from the big city came to the Wildwoods in the dead of winter about 30 years ago and was shocked by the changes he saw since his visit the previous summer.

It was a lonely place he reacted to his near-Christmas visit. The boardwalk amusement rides were not riding, the famous tram cars were not warning the pedestrians, the traffic lights were turned off and there was plenty of free parking. Even the squawking seagulls appeared lonely, he joked, as they perched fruitlessly in search of castaway morsels from absent tourists at street corners that once were lined with cars from Philadelphia and other points west, south and north.

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Oprah enjoys a Wildwood night

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, August 31, 2013 10:18 am

WILDWOOD — Oprah Winfrey made a surprise visit to the Wildwood boardwalk Friday night. 

On Saturday, she was expected to speak in Whitesboro with Cory Booker. 

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Casino eyed for Wildwood downtown

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, August 30, 2013 04:37 pm

Mayor Troiano admits idea is a long shot

WILDWOOD — Mayor Ernie Troiano has an idea that he thinks will open up boarded Pacific Avenue businesses and bring visitors back to the block that used to rock.

A casino.

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Just wait ‘til next year

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, August 30, 2013 12:40 pm

Photo by Christie Rotondo/Gov. Christie listens to the concerns of Ria Pierelli, a boardwalk business owner in Wildwood. Photo by Christie Rotondo/Gov. Christie listens to the concerns of Ria Pierelli, a boardwalk business owner in Wildwood.
In North Wildwood, Christie says summer was expected to be slow, says work continues 

NORTH WILDWOOD — Gov. Chris Christie visited the city’s boardwalk Tuesday, and he admitted during a press conference that “down the shore everything isn’t alright.”

While he received the usual rock star treatment from business owners, visitors, and local residents, he told reporters that he had expected tourism to be down this summer, and the rebuilding process to be ongoing.

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Crest closes farm market for the year

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, August 30, 2013 12:26 pm

WILDWOOD CREST—Commissioners decided to cancel the remaining dates of the borough’s farmer’s market last Wednesday, Aug. 21.

The market was set to run weekly on Sundays for another five weeks, but Borough Commissioner Don Cabrera said the fall dates had been canceled due to lack of participation.

The farmer’s market was the first of its kind to pop up on Five Mile Island, after many other Cape May County shore towns had found theirs to be successful.

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