• Wildwood Leader

    Borough looks for a brand that ‘speaks to who we are’

    WILDWOOD CREST — The borough’s official seal features the brigantine Nancy, a sailing ship that carried gunpowder and arms for the Americans during the Revolutionary War, and was the center of the Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet- Cape May County’s only Revolutionary War battle.

    But, that’s a little-known history, particularly to the visitors of Wildwood Crest.

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    North Wildwood firefighters salute as the “flag to remember” is raised to half mast. NORTH WILDWOOD — Schoolchildren, local officials, and members of the community gathered in front of North Wildwood’s 15th Street Fire Station at 8:46 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, the exact time hijackers crashed a plane into the North Tower of the World Trade Center 13 years ago. 

    The solemn ceremony focused on remembering the almost 3,000 Americans who were killed that day in attacks on the World Trade Center…

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    He says he was brought in to clean up troubled motel after crossbow attack

    WILDWOOD — A property management company owned by Wildwood’s former mayor has been hired to help oversee security and maintenance changes at The Gillmore Motel, which was considered one of the most problematic properties in the city by police and code enforcement officials.

    Gary DeMarzo, who owns SunQuest Property Services, said his company was brought in about three weeks ago as a consultant at The Gillmore by its owner, Palermo resident Robert Grimley.

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    Commissioner Tony Leonetti, Wildwood Catholic Athletic Director Sal Zuccarello, and Chris Fox, Wildwood administrator, pose together with one of the donated AEDs. WILDWOOD — Eight years after an 11-year-old North Jersey girl died of sudden cardiac arrest at cheerleading practice, a new law requiring schools to provide access to defibrillators at athletic events and team practices went into effect Sept. 1.

    To help the island’s schools comply with the new law, the city…

  • Politics

    Challenger calls for jobs, while incumbent points to constituent work  

    Bill Hughes Jr., left, says jobs should be priority for the district, while U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo says voters already know him well. For the first time since his election representing New Jersey’s sprawling 2nd Congressional District two decades ago, U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo faces a candidate known from Pennsville to Ocean City, from Hammonton to Cape May.

Wildwood Leader

Business wants to make sure Glenwood students have what they need to head back to school

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, August 26, 2014 12:51 pm

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 seeks county money for beachfront bikeway

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, August 25, 2014 02:24 pm

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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Wildwood mayor leads trips down memory lane

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Written by Christie Rotondo Sunday, August 24, 2014 12:00 am

Mayor Ernie Troiano, Jr. stands with Tom Kinnemand, a former newspaper photographer in Cape May County, as they look over Kinnemand’s photographs. 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, Aug. 19, when they again got together with Mayor Ernie Troiano to record an oral history of Wildwood.

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Candle Light Inn in North Wildwood announces new ownership

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, August 23, 2014 12:00 am

From left, the new owners of the Candlelight Inn, Michael and Wanda O’Brien, stand on the Victorian bed and breakfast’s front steps with former owners Nancy and Bill Moncrief. From left, the new owners of the Candlelight Inn, Michael and Wanda O’Brien, stand on the Victorian bed and breakfast’s front steps with former owners Nancy and Bill Moncrief.

NORTH WILDWOOD — The Candlelight Inn in North Wildwood is now under new ownership. Michael and Wanda O’Brien, of Schnecksville, Pa., purchased the Candlelight Inn from longtime owners Bill and Nancy Moncrief at the end of July.

The O’Briens were drawn to the bed and breakfast’s classic Victorian charm, central location to both the Cape May wine trail and Wildwood entertainment, and the proximity to the beach, according to a press release on the sale.

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Police arrest mother after 3-year-old wanders off in Wildwood Crest

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 22, 2014 03:44 pm

WILDWOOD CREST — A Warminster, Pa. woman was arrested Thursday evening on child endangerment charges after her 3-year-old was allegedly “wandering on the sidewalk without supervision,” Wildwood Crest police said.

Police said that they were called to 6500 Ocean Ave. at 5:57 p.m. when a group of concerned citizens found the child.

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Crest police arrest man wanted for grand theft larceny

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 22, 2014 12:39 pm

WILDWOOD CREST — Wildwood Crest police arrested a man wanted out of Pennsylvania and Florida for grand theft larceny at 3:15 p.m. Aug. 18, the department announced.

Special Officer Cole Gasperini stopped a motor vehicle on Pacific Avenue, and learned that the vehicle’s driver, David Shaw of Brookhaven, Pa., was a fugitive from justice.

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North Wildwood Police Blotter Aug. 4 to Aug. 10

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 22, 2014 10:19 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – North Wildwood police announced that they made the following arrests from Aug. 4 to Aug. 10. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven.

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Wildwood beachgoers can help Make a Wish Foundation

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 21, 2014 03:00 pm

Martin Kozack sings on the beach at Leaming Avenue. During his sets on Monday and Friday afternoons, all the tips given will be donated to the Make a Wish Foundation. Martin Kozack sings on the beach at Leaming Avenue. During his sets on Monday and Friday afternoons, all the tips given will be donated to the Make a Wish Foundation. WILDWOOD –   Visitors to Wildwood’s Leaming and Rio Grande Avenue beaches on Mondays and Fridays will be able to support the Make a Wish Foundation by purchasing Pepsi products at the two food concession stands there.

From noon to 3 p.m. every Monday and Friday proceeds from all Pepsi products purchased at both Marriner’s Tiki Hut concession locations will be donated to the foundation, as well as the tips made during a set played by musicians Martin Kozack and Judy Frame.

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