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    WILDWOOD — Wildwood officials could again weigh implementing beach fees in the city, and possibly put the issue on the ballot in November, Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr. said Tuesday.

    But, he stressed that the plans are far from definite.

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    WILDWOOD – Two Rio Grande women were arrested Monday, July 28, and charged with distributing heroin throughout the northern neighborhoods of the City of Wildwood, police announced.

    Elizabeth Singh and Heather Fowler, both 36, were charged with possession of heroin and possession with the intent to distribute after police searched their vehicle and found 300 individual bags of heroin prepackaged for street sale around 8:30 p.m., according to a release. Police said the heroin had a street value of about $3,000.

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    beachThe Natural Resource Defense Council has determined that New Jersey has the third best beach water quality in the United States, out of the 30 states where samples were collected and tested.

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    Wildwood commissioners say no, cite traffic nightmare

    WILDWOOD— Wildwood’s commissioners unanimously voted against a resolution Wednesday that would have made turning right on red at the intersection of Rio Grande and New Jersey avenues illegal.

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    NORTH WILDWOOD – The family of a Pennsylvania man who drowned in North Wildwood two years ago is asking to have the Hereford Inlet beach closed through a court order, a lawsuit filed in Cape May County Wednesday states.

    According to the D’Amato Law Firm in Egg Harbor Township, which is representing George Bradley Smith’s family, the 54-year-old father’s death was “entirely foreseeable and preventable had local authorities prohibited access to the deadly section of hazardous North Wildwood beach.”

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North Wildwood says thanks to Mayor Henfey

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, December 17, 2013 02:34 pm

Mayor Bill Henfey bids farewell with first tie-breaking vote

Photo by Christie Rotondo/ Mayor Bill Henfey attended his last meeting Dec. 17. Photo by Christie Rotondo/ Mayor Bill Henfey attended his last meeting Dec. 17.

NORTH WILDWOOD — After holding a municipal office in North Wildwood for 20 years, Mayor Bill Henfey attended his last council meeting as a public official Tuesday.

For the first time in his mayoral career, he was also called on to break a tie between council members’ votes at the meeting.

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Cape May County takes heroin fight to schools

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, December 17, 2013 01:55 pm

WCHS the first to hear drug presentation from prosecutor’s office

Ed Shim, assistant prosecutor, gave a presentation on heroin addiction to Wildwood Catholic students last week. Ed Shim, assistant prosecutor, gave a presentation on heroin addiction to Wildwood Catholic students last week. NORTH WILDWOOD—In a response to the spike in heroin overdoses this year, the county prosecutor’s office kicked off a series of presentations about prescription drug abuse and heroin addiction at Wildwood Catholic High School Thursday, Dec. 12.

“Drug addiction is like losing a child for most parents,” Ed Shim, the assistant prosecutor who gave the presentation, told students. “You don’t know how to handle it, but the best thing we can do is prevent it.”

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Officials want you to “DOO WW” this Christmas

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 16, 2013 01:00 am

WILDWOOD – City officials are urging shoppers to think locally before heading out to big box stores or the mall.

With winter coming, businesses geared to the summer may close their stores but many remain open online. Other local businesses keep their doors open throughout the year.

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Wildwood police handle almost 4,500 calls in November

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, December 15, 2013 01:00 am

WILDWOOD – Wildwood police responded to 4,488 calls in November, and arrested 56 adults and six juveniles.

There was one call for aggravated assault and 10 calls for simple assault; seven calls for burglary; 27 calls for theft; and nine calls for domestic violence.

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North Wildwood to share municipal officials with Crest, Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, December 15, 2013 01:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD— North Wildwood City Council voted Dec. 3 to extend its shared services agreement with Wildwood Crest for the city’s construction official.

The extension is for one year, and the council unanimously voted to make the extension. Mayor Bill Henfey said that sharing the city’s construction official with Wildwood Crest has been a success.

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In December, 1941, Wildwood adjusts to war

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Saturday, December 14, 2013 01:00 am

Despite the grim warnings that came from the bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, the people of the Wildwoods moved ahead with mixed emotions to observe their nation’s first wartime Christmas since 1917.

“Wildwood is in the holiday spirit with the official turning on of the lights at Pacific Avenue,” said one announcement, the event apparently not affected by the mandated dim-out and then blackout of the  boardwalk lights two blocks away.

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Freeholders honor John Lynch

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 13, 2013 01:33 pm

From left, Freeholder Leonard C. Desiderio, Freeholder E. Marie Hayes, Director Gerald M. Thornton, John Lynch, director of sales and entertainment for the wildwoods convention center, Freeholders Kristine Gabor and Will Morey From left, Freeholder Leonard C. Desiderio, Freeholder E. Marie Hayes, Director Gerald M. Thornton, John Lynch, director of sales and entertainment for the wildwoods convention center, Freeholders Kristine Gabor and Will Morey CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – The Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders recognized John Lynch of Wildwood Crest for his volunteer and fundraising efforts in Cape May County on Dec. 10.

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Wildwood gets tough on problem rental properties

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, December 13, 2013 12:43 pm

Higher fines, stiffer penalties may be coming

Wildwood gets tough on problem rental properties Wildwood gets tough on problem rental properties

WILDWOOD — Wildwood commissioners are again cracking down on problem landlords and rental property owners, promising jail time for those who don’t comply with new regulations.

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