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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's improvements to 8th Street Field set to begin this fall

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, July 09, 2014 04:05 pm

Jen Marra/ People frequently head to 8th Street Field to play sports or attend an event, and now that North Wildwood owns it, several improvements are planned. Jen Marra/ People frequently head to 8th Street Field to play sports or attend an event, and now that North Wildwood owns it, several improvements are planned. NORTH WILDWOOD— Renovations at the 8th Street Field are set to begin this fall, and City Council passed a resolution July 1 to advertise for bids to complete the improvements. 

In June, the city included $686,900 for the park’s improvements in a $3.8 million bond ordinance. A public hearing and final vote on that bond ordinance is set at 10 a.m. July 15 at City Hall, 901 Atlantic Ave.

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Morey’s Piers opposes foul language at Wildwood EDM fests

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, July 09, 2014 10:04 am

File photo courtesy Morey's Piers File photo courtesy Morey's Piers WILDWOOD— Morey’s Piers has joined other Wildwood businesses whose owners object to the foul language and drug use at recent electronic dance music festivals in the city. 

In a letter to Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr., Will Morey, president of Morey’s Piers, identified around 20 times D.J.s performing during the July 5 BeachGlow concert used expletives.

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Officials say Wildwood PD is understaffed and overworked

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, July 08, 2014 03:54 pm

Proposed city budget includes hiring five new officers

WILDWOOD— Wildwood officials say the police department has been understaffed for the last two years, which is why five full-time officers are set to be hired - should Wildwood’s proposed spending plan be adopted Wednesday. 

Another two full-time officers are also set to be hired through a Community Oriented Policing Services, or COPS, grant the city received in 2012.

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16-year-old injured in Wildwood hit-and-run

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, July 07, 2014 10:44 am

WILDWOOD – Police are searching for the driver of the vehicle that struck a 16-year-old boy around 3 a.m. on Saturday, July 5 on Rio Grande Avenue, then left the victim in the street.

Now, the family of Cody Bregande of Glen Mills, Pa. is hoping someone will come forward with information about the vehicle, or confess.

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Firefighters train for water rescues

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 07, 2014 12:00 am

Wildwood Beach Patrol WILDWOOD – Wildwood City and North Wildwood firefighters along with the Wildwood Beach Patrol recently conducted their annual water rescue refresher training in preparation for the busy summer.

The departments began working together about five years ago to respond to water emergencies.

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Class II officer charged with DWI

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, July 07, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD – A seasonal Class II police officer in Wildwood was arrested June 22 and charged with driving while intoxicated, North Wildwood police confirmed.

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Wildwood's Randy Senna returns to Hoarders July 7

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Written by Christie Rotondo Sunday, July 06, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD – Randy Senna sees himself as Wildwood’s own Willy Wonka, but his “chocolate factory” is the old Woolworth's building on Pacific Avenue, filled with wooden pinball machines, antique amusement props, and vintage arcade games.

And just like the famous factory from Roald Dahl’s children’s book, the public has not been allowed inside what Senna calls “Randyland” for 15 years.

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North Wildwood police arrest Pennsylvania fugitive

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, July 06, 2014 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – A Pennsylvania man wanted on drug charges was arrested by North Wildwood police around 9:30 a.m. Monday, June 30, the department announced.

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