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    Becca is one of three border collies owned by Jean and John Ficca, who asked North Wildwood City Council to consider designating a dog park Sept. 16.NORTH WILDWOOD — A local couple presented a petition with 90 signatures from residents and property owners to City Council Tuesday, Sept. 16, asking that a dog park be designated in North Wildwood.

    While council seemed receptive to the idea, members did express…

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    WILDWOOD CREST— Based on DNA evidence, Wildwood Crest police have charged two Cape May County men in a 2009 armed robbery, the department announced.

    Gary Twiggs Jr. 26, of Dennisville and Dillon Tracy, 26, of Clermont were arrested and charged in connection with the crime on Sept. 17 and Sept. 16, respectively.

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    WILDWOOD — A 38-year-old Wildwood man has been charged in connection to a fatal heroin overdose at the Blue Heron Motel Sept. 19, police announced.

    Robert Lunzy has been charged under New Jersey’s Strict Liability for Drug-Induced Death law, which police say carries a maximum 20-year prison sentence if he is convicted of the first-degree crime.

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    The 1913 American LaFrance Hook and Ladder Truck was the first hook and ladder purchased by the Holly Beach Fire Company. WILDWOOD — One of the oldest reminders of the borough of Holly Beach sits covered and out of sight at the volunteer fire company on Washington and Montgomery Avenues.

    But hopefully, not for much longer.

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    Former resident will be public safety director

    WILDWOOD CREST — The borough has hired the former Cape May County chief of investigators as public safety director, a position created in July because the Crest was still without a police chief.

    Eugene Taylor, of Upper Township, started at the Crest Sept. 2 and his salary is $90,000. According to Mayor Carl Groon, Taylor will serve in that role until the borough is able to hire a chief of police.

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    NORTH WILDWOOD — City Council took the initial step to repeal North Wildwood’s curfew Tuesday, Sept. 16, citing that judges around the state have found similar curfews to be unconstitutional.

    “Curfew ordinances end up being almost as difficult to enforce and as likely to be unconstitutional as loitering ordinances,” William Kauffman, the city’s attorney said. 

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Five Mile Beat > WOW breakfast fundraiser to help schools

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Written by Joyce Gould Sunday, February 09, 2014 01:00 am

Alexa Valerio, Eileen Carter, and Lisa Harkins. Alexa Valerio, Eileen Carter, and Lisa Harkins.

The Women of Wildwood, or WOW as they are referred to, had breakfast on Sunday, Jan. 26, at the Tom Cat Restaurant in Wildwood, and it was very successful. They served 331 breakfasts and participants had a choice of pancakes, eggs, or French toast with bacon or sausage, coffee, juice or milk.

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In Another Time > Wildwood, Atlantic City share similar histories

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Saturday, February 08, 2014 01:00 am

While Atlantic City and the Wildwoods are now very different, their histories reflect that there has been an influential connection since the two regions began competing for tourists dollars.

Atlantic City was to arrive first when it was officially incorporated as a community on May 1, 1854  from sections of Egg Harbor and Galloway Townships. That was years before the three Baker brothers and others had a clue about the future of the island that was to be referred to as Five Mile Beach or the Wildwoods.

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Guilty plea in mortgage scam with Wildwoods connection

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 07, 2014 01:59 pm

An Alabama man pleaded guilty to a series of federal charges Thursday, including attempted murder, in a sweeping fraud case with connections to the Wildwoods.

Charges were originally filed against 11 people in the case, which alleged wire fraud and money laundering.

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Wildwood picks beach bar proposal from Philly nightclub owners

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, February 06, 2014 07:34 pm

WILDWOOD—On Thursday, the Board of Commissioners accepted the proposal of a group of Philadelphia club and restaurant owners to operate a beach bar in Wildwood this summer. 

Now, Beach Buddy, LLC will have to apply to the New Jersey Division of Alcohol Beverage Control for a license to operate the bar. Awarding a contract to the company is contingent upon it receiving the proper licensing, the city said. 

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High hopes for Wildwood businesses this summer

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, February 06, 2014 02:00 pm

WILDWOOD—After 2013’s slow tourism season, Wildwood businesses heard good things last week about what may happen this summer.

During a Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce luncheon, Jay Ford of Crest Savings Bank predicted that visitors will most likely be back for 2014, and be spending more.

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Wildwood siblings charged with selling heroin

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, February 06, 2014 01:22 pm

WILDWOOD— Police arrested a Wildwood man and woman and charged them with selling heroin out of their home on West Rio Grande Ave. Wednesday after a three-week joint narcotics investigation.

Jason Sierra, 18, and Emely Sierra-Pabon, 22,  face multiple drug charges. Det. Sgt. Ken Gallagher said they are brother and sister.

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Crest Memorial happy with school report

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, February 06, 2014 11:47 am

WILDWOOD CREST—The principal of Crest Memorial Elementary says she is pleased by the positive findings in the most recent state report card of the school, but not at all surprised.

“We really have worked very hard to make sure our curriculum truly challenges them and makes them think for themselves,” Ann Maria Guevara, principal of Crest Memorial, said Monday.

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Casino execs, night club owners among applicants for Wildwood beach bar

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, February 05, 2014 02:20 pm

 

The top beach bar proposal comes from two former casino executives, the bottom from Philadelphia night club owners. Keith Symonds of Ocean City did not provide a schematic of his plan in his proposal.  The top beach bar proposal comes from two former casino executives, the bottom from Philadelphia night club owners. Keith Symonds of Ocean City did not provide a schematic of his plan in his proposal.
WILDWOOD — Two former Atlantic City casino executives, a group of Philadelphia night club operators, and the owner of Ocean City’s Varsity Inn Restaurant were the three applicants who submitted proposals to operate Wildwood’s beach bar by the Jan. 29 deadline.

Now, the city plans to award a contract to one of them by Thursday afternoon.

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