• Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD – More than 900 bags of heroin were seized from a Wildwood home, and four men arrested after the SWAT team executed a warrant on the 4300 block of Arctic Avenue on Friday, April 11, according to the Cape May County Prosecutors office.

    Eduardo Arroyo, 30, Luis Santiago, 30, Roy Perez-Heredia, 22, and Joshua Natal, 20, were charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana, according to a press release from the prosecutor’s office.

  • Wildwood Leader

    Photo by Christie Rotondo/ Wildwood firefighters quickly put out a fire at Marvis Diner Monday.

    WILDWOOD-- A small fire that started in the trash at Wildwood's Marvis Diner was quickly brought under control the afternoon of Monday, April 14.

    Fire Chief Chris D'Amico said the cause of the fire appears to be accidental and that there were no injuries.

  • 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

    WILDWOOD--Morey Piers has announced that if Wildwood doesn’t rescind its beach event fees by Wednesday, April 16, three major events, including Cape Express Beach Blast will take place in Wildwood Crest and North Wildwood this year. 

    “We do not wish to move these events as they have a very positive effect (sic) on the community of businesses with whom we share the boardwalk culture and tradition,” Will Morey wrote in a letter to Jack Byrne, chairman of the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority, on Saturday, April 12. “We simply cannot continue, however, to expose these events to the…

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    Use by local law enforcement now needs to be approved by acting attorney general

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE—Lives in Cape May County may be saved that would otherwise have been lost to a vicious drug, once county detectives are trained to use an antidote for heroin overdoses.

    The Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office announced that the Chiefs of Police Association voted Thursday to support the use of Narcan by all local police departments in the county, the sheriff’s department, and prosecutor’s office.

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD— About a dozen community members, including Morey’s Piers Vice President Jack Morey, attended a Board of Commissioners meeting Wednesday in hopes that the governing body would vote to reverse its hike in beach event permitting fees.

    No such decision was made, but those in attendance waited more than two hours while the commission held a closed-door executive session, during which they planned to discuss correspondence from the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority regarding a contractual matter.

Wildwood Leader

St. Patrick's snow day!

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, March 17, 2014 01:31 pm

Jim Grauel of Wildwood Crest paddles in the snow in Wildwood in this photo by David Macomber. Jim Grauel of Wildwood Crest paddles in the snow in Wildwood in this photo by David Macomber. Jim Grauel of Wildwood Crest paddles in the snow in Wildwood in this photo by David Macomber.

 

Glenwood celebrates Read Across America

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, March 16, 2014 12:00 am

Glenwood students show off their wacky hats. Glenwood students show off their wacky hats.

WILDWOOD –Glenwood Avenue Elementary School celebrated the 110th birthday of Theodore Geisel, better known as the author who created the Cat in the Hat, during Read Across America last week.

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Wildwood OKs big hike in fees for beach events

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Written by Christie Rotondo Saturday, March 15, 2014 08:59 pm

WILDWOOD—Business owners in the city are worried that if Wildwood officials and event holders don’t come to an agreement on beach event fees soon, tourism will seriously suffer.

Haroula Rotondi, who owns the Original Hot Spot on Cedar Avenue and the boardwalk, brought her concerns to the Board of Commissioners during their regular meeting March 12.

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Crest woman receives arts fellowship

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, March 15, 2014 12:00 am

photo courtesy Christina Tenaglia/ Christina Tenaglia of Wildwood Crest was awarded an $8,400 arts fellowship for sculpture. This untitled piece is one of her works. photo courtesy Christina Tenaglia/ Christina Tenaglia of Wildwood Crest was awarded an $8,400 arts fellowship for sculpture. This untitled piece is one of her works.

 

TRENTON – The New Jersey State Council of the Arts awarded fellowships to two South Jersey artists at its first regular meeting of the year Tuesday, Feb. 25 at the South Orange Performing Arts Center.

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Budget delay by West Wildwood bond dispute

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, March 14, 2014 01:00 am

WEST WILDWOOD—Introduction of a municipal budget in West Wildwood is delayed due to an ongoing dispute over the purchase of a $90,000 backhoe, administrator Chris Ridings said Thursday, March 6.

According to Ridings, the borough cannot introduce a budget until a decision is made in Atlantic County Court as to whether the petition of a bond ordinance to purchase the backhoe is valid.

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North Wildwood passes SID budget

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, March 14, 2014 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD—City council held a public hearing and final vote on the 2014 Boardwalk Special Improvement District budget during its March 4 meeting.

The budget was approved by council, with Council President Salvatore Zampirri abstaining due to his position on the SID board, he said. No one from the public commented at the meeting.

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North Wildwood plans extensive road work

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, March 13, 2014 02:40 pm

city hall NORTH WILDWOOD—An extensive street reconstruction project is slated to begin soon in the city, now that council approved a $1.4 million contract to complete the work at its March 4 meeting.

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Which of the Wildwoods do you visit?

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:13 pm

Changes in best beach contest break up voting by municipality

WILDWOOD—For the past five years, the Wildwoods have frequently swept the New Jersey Best Beaches contest, presented by the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium.

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