• Wildwood Leader

    WEST WILDWOOD— A West Wildwood man was arrested by federal agents Wednesday, July 16 on charges that he received images of child sexual abuse using his cell phone.

    According to the office of U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman, Jeffrey Spicer, 44, was arrested by special agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations.

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    WILDWOOD CREST – Wildwood Crest officials took action in regards to an internal affairs investigation within the borough’s police department after a closed session at the Board of Commissioners meeting July 9, but what exactly that action is would not be confirmed by commissioners.

    A resolution authorizing Mayor Carl Groon and borough clerk Jan Holzmer to “proceed as discussed regarding a personnel matter and to execute any and all documents pertaining thereto” was unanimously passed by the Board of Commissioners after the closed session held to discuss a personnel matter in regards to the internal affairs investigation…

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD – The event promoter behind the June 28 electronic dance music festival is putting his other planned concerts for Wildwood’s beach on hold until next year.

    Anthony Morrison of Beach Buddy Events, LLC says he is looking to work with Wildwood residents and the business community to ease concerns about his company’s EDM festivals and other concerts he wishes to hold in the city.

  • Wildwood Leader

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Cape May County Prosecutor Robert Taylor announced the conclusion of “Operation Whitehouse” today, saying the operation took at least $10 million in heroin and $500,000 in cocaine off county streets.

    According to a press release from Taylor, the joint operation netted 15 kilograms of heroin and two kilograms of cocaine.

    Also seized was about $225,000, believed to be the direct proceeds of heroin-related drug distribution activity in Cape May and Cumberland counties.

  • Wildwood Leader

    Bob Swartz, Wildwood's auditor, presents the budget plan to the public.Commissioners say budget focuses on public safety

    WILDWOOD — Commissioners in Wildwood adopted a budget Wednesday, July 9 that includes a 17-cent increase to the local tax rate, citing the city's recent reassessment and the need for more public safety employees as key reasons for the hike.

    At Wednesday's meeting, city hall was filled with members of the fire and police departments, as well as residents, who listened to budget presentations from the city's auditor,…

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GWTIDA hosts travel writers in Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, June 29, 2014 12:00 am

 The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Development Improvement Authority (GWTIDA) hosted a destination-wide familiarization Tour with members of the Society of American Travel Writers June 19. The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Development Improvement Authority (GWTIDA) hosted a destination-wide familiarization Tour with members of the Society of American Travel Writers June 19. WILDWOOD– The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Development Improvement Authority (GWTIDA) hosted a destination-wide Familiarization Tour with members of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW) on June 19.

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North Wildwood police blotter June 9-15

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, June 28, 2014 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – North Wildwood police announced that they made the following arrests from June 9-15. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven.

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Historical society looks to preserve a century of Wildwood news

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Written by Christie Rotondo Saturday, June 28, 2014 12:00 am

Kathy Skouras and Al Brannen look over the old archives. Kathy Skouras and Al Brannen look over the old archives. WILDWOOD – In newsroom slang, the library where the archives are kept is called “the morgue”- where old editions are laid to rest until a reporter needs to exhume one.

So, it’s morbidly ironic that the most accessible and complete archive of The Wildwood Leader sits in what was the embalming room of the Ingersoll Funeral Home on Pacific Avenue. Today, it’s a storage room for the Wildwood Historical Society’s George F. Boyer Museum.

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Farmers Market kicks off Saturday

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, June 27, 2014 02:16 pm

A ribbon cutting to open the Downtown Wildwood Farmers Market for the year is set 10 a.m. June 28, when the new Doo WW magnet design will also be unveiled.

The Farmers Market committee will also give away tote bags and Doo WW magnets.

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‘Beach Blanket Bingo’ concert set for Saturday – but leave the blankets at home

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, June 27, 2014 02:03 pm

12th Planet 12th Planet WILDWOOD – As many as 6,000 people are expected to descend upon the beach in Wildwood between Baker and Roberts avenues from 4-11 p.m. Saturday for an electronic dance music festival called Beach Blanket Bingo. But no blankets are allowed.

The June 28 festival is one of three EDM events scheduled for the Wildwood beach this summer. BeachGlow is planned for July 5.

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PHOTOS: North Wildwood celebrates the sea

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Written by Jen Marra Friday, June 27, 2014 12:31 pm

Cloudy weather does not stop a crowd of people from visiting the festival Cloudy weather does not stop a crowd of people from visiting the festival Cloudy weather does not stop a crowd of people from visiting the Maritime Festival Saturday, June 21, at the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse. Photos by Jen Marra. 

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Petitioners want Wildwood budget to go to the voters

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, June 27, 2014 12:21 pm

WILDWOOD— Calling the proposed 17-cent tax increase in Wildwood’s local tax rate “insanity,” a group of residents say they will petition the city’s municipal spending plan in hopes of putting it to the voters. 

They also plan to petition an ordinance approved Wednesday, June 25, that states the position of city solicitor, currently Mary D’Arcy Bittner, must be held by an in-house, full-time attorney.

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Bail reduced for two Wildwood men charged in drug raid

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, June 26, 2014 04:33 pm

Prosecutor links heroin ‘brand’ to overdoses

WILDWOOD - Two Wildwood men accused of being co-conspirators in a major heroin operation in Cape May County have had their bail reduced, just a week after they were arrested in a the largest narcotics sweep in the county’s history.

Juan Lopez, 56, and Miguel Claudio, 29, are two of nine people charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess heroin. They asked Cape May County Superior Court Judge Patricia Wild to reduce their bail on Thursday, June 26.

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