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    Volunteer Nancy Viall helps bag groceries for Jessica Gregory of Wildwood at the Lazarus House food pantry. WILDWOOD — The double-wide trailer that houses the Lazarus House food pantry was bustling Monday morning with volunteers bagging canned goods, pasta, some fresh produce, and frozen chicken into brown paper bags for people who had lined up outside.

    “At the end of the month, things start to pick up,” director Frank Stone said. By that time, SNAP benefits, which are…

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    WILDWOOD – Six men were charged with various drug offenses Tuesday, Aug. 26, after Wildwood police responded to a 15-year-old girl’s report of sexual assault, police said.

    Christian Terinoni, 19, Wildwood, was charged with sexual assault with injury and endangering the welfare of a child, as well as possession of psilocybin mushrooms after the girl told police that she had been assaulted at a party at about 2:40 a.m. at 4211 Park Boulevard, Unit 100, Wildwood, according to police.

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    WILDWOOD — Children in Wildwood will go back to school Thursday, Aug. 28, and thanks to Itswell Yoga and the local community, many will have new backpacks and school supplies.

    From now through Sept. 1, the studio will collect new backpacks, crayons, markers, pencils, and folders for children at Glenwood Avenue Elementary School.

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    WILDWOOD — The bike path in Wildwood Crest is one of the most popular attractions on the island. In North Wildwood, bikers can ride from 3rd Avenue to 15th Avenue along a beach path. But Wildwood only has its boardwalk, and cyclists have to get off by noon.

    That may change though, as the city has agreed to submit an application to the Cape May County Open Space Board to help fund the creation of beach bike path in Wildwood.

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    Mayor Ernie Troiano, Jr. stands with Tom Kinnemand, a former newspaper photographer in Cape May County, as they look over Kinnemand’s photographs.

    WILDWOOD —  The smell of bread baking in Mariner’s Italian Bakery. The fires that spread across the island’s homes during the storm of ’62.  And when the HofBrau Hotel booked Bill Haley and the Comets for the first time.

    These were just a few of the memories five Wildwood locals reminisced about Tuesday,…

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Wildwood introduces animal protection ordinance

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, January 18, 2014 01:00 am

WILDWOOD –In an effort to protect animals in the city, the Wildwood Board of Commissioners introduced an ordinance Jan. 13 that requires owners to bring their pets inside when weather conditions are dangerous.

“This ordinance is being put in place for those who can’t protect themselves from those who have no consideration for their well being,” said Mayor Ernie Troiano in a release from the city. “This is just one example of our community’s commitment to making Wildwood a more pet-friendly community for visitors and residents alike.”

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More streets added to roadway reconstruction in Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 17, 2014 01:00 am

WILDWOOD – The new year is bringing new sanitary sewers, water mains, storm sewer upgrades and curb-to-curb roadway reconstruction to many of Wildwood’s streets. Construction is being paid for in large part by a $2.6 million USDA grant as well as smaller grants from the NJDOT.

As part of the Phase IV, the final phase of the Board of Commissioners’ multi-phase plan to repair the city’s aging infrastructure, many streets will receive a much-needed makeover.

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Dominos opens at new Wildwood location

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 17, 2014 01:00 am

Photos by George Capua/The new location now offers dine-in seating for patrons. Photos by George Capua/The new location now offers dine-in seating for patrons.

WILDWOOD—Dominos pizza is now baking pies at their new location on Rio Grande and New Jersey avenues, which city officials say is the largest Dominos in the country.

At 2,800 square feet, the restaurant can produce 450 pizzas an hour and offers seating for 57 people as well as offering carryout service as well as delivery, the city said.

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New animal control provider in Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, January 16, 2014 04:13 pm

WILDWOOD—The city has switched to a new animal control provider, Shore Animal Control Services, after commissioners passed a resolution authorizing the contract Jan. 8.

Administrator Chris Fox said that the city switched to Shore Animal Control because there had been talk that animal control would be handled county-wide, but that solution fell through.

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Wildwood High to get new roof

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, January 16, 2014 02:11 pm

WILDWOOD—The Wildwood school board voted Jan. 8 to finance a new roof for the high school, a $2.1 million project.

Earlier this year, the school received a grant from the state for 40 percent of the project. The board is budgeting to finance the remainder of the project as a lease purchase over the next five years.

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Wildwood man charged with sexually assaulting 2 girls

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, January 16, 2014 01:30 pm

WILDWOOD—A 23-year-old Wildwood man has been charged with aggravated sexual assault and endangering a child after he allegedly had a sexual relationship with two underage girls, police announced.

Gabriel Allende-Dominguez was arrested without incident Wednesday afternoon and is an unemployed construction laborer in the city, police said. 

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Fire company turns to PR firm to bolster membership

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, January 16, 2014 11:59 am

WILDWOOD—Wildwood’s Volunteer fire company No. 1 is in desperate need of more members, and now the company is trying a unique way to reach them.

The fire company has enlisted the help of a Pennsylvania-based public relations firm, Communication Solutions, to build the company a website and recruit new volunteers.

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Freezing for a cause in Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, January 15, 2014 03:50 pm

Photo by Jen Marra/Plungers run into the ocean on Wildwood’s beach during the Polar Bear Plunge last year. Photo by Jen Marra/Plungers run into the ocean on Wildwood’s beach during the Polar Bear Plunge last year.

Wildwood's Polar Bear Plunge is this Saturday

WILDWOOD – This weekend, some will brave the icy waters off Wildwood’s beach for a good cause.

The Special Olympics New Jersey returns to Wildwood with an icy plunge into the Atlantic Ocean 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 on the beach behind the Wildwoods Convention Center.

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