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    WILDWOOD CREST — The Rev. Thomas Goslin, a retired minister with Wildwood Crest roots and international credentials, died Saturday, Sept. 13 in Modesto, Calif., where he had resided for the past few years.

    Goslin, who was 92, was a long-time resident of Wildwood Crest and served on the borough’s planning board. He attended the CommunityChurch in the Crest and often preached at churches in this area.

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    Former resident will be public safety director

    WILDWOOD CREST — The borough has hired the former Cape May County chief of investigators as public safety director, a position created in July because the Crest was still without a police chief.

    Eugene Taylor, of Upper Township, started at the Crest Sept. 2 and his salary is $90,000. According to Mayor Carl Groon, Taylor will serve in that role until the borough is able to hire a chief of police.

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    NORTH WILDWOOD — City Council took the initial step to repeal North Wildwood’s curfew Tuesday, Sept. 16, citing that judges around the state have found similar curfews to be unconstitutional.

    “Curfew ordinances end up being almost as difficult to enforce and as likely to be unconstitutional as loitering ordinances,” William Kauffman, the city’s attorney said. 

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    WILDWOOD — The Williamstown Fire Company may face discipline after a photo of a lewd banner that was hung under the company’s sign at the Firemen’s Convention appeared on social media this week, NJ.com reports.

    The sign reportedly read “Show us your t----” and was hung under the company’s official banner on a balcony railing in Wildwood.

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    WILDWOOD — The owner of Oxygen Tattoo on the Wildwoods Boardwalk has been accused of selling synthetic marijuana in the store, the county prosecutor’s office announced.

    According to a press release dated Friday, Sept. 12, David Zarfati, 41 of Cape May Court House, faces three separate drug charges after a search warrant was carried out at the business, located on the 3200 block of the boardwalk.

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Bill Henfey looks back at 20 years in office

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, December 23, 2013 01:01 pm

Photo by Christie Rotondo/Mayor Bill Henfey, left, will step down as mayor at the end of the year. Patrick Rosenello, right, is North Wildwood’s mayor elect and will be sworn in Jan. 7. Photo by Christie Rotondo/Mayor Bill Henfey, left, will step down as mayor at the end of the year. Patrick Rosenello, right, is North Wildwood’s mayor elect and will be sworn in Jan. 7. ‘Bittersweet’ retirement 

NORTH WILDWOOD—When Bill Henfey first became mayor in 2006, North Wildwood was celebrating its 100th anniversary.

Now, he’s set to retire after 20 years in municipal office, 12 years as a member of city council, and eight as North Wildwood’s mayor.

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Vacant council seat in North Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 23, 2013 11:19 am

NORTH WILDWOOD—When Pat Rosenello is sworn in as North Wildwood’s next mayor Jan. 7, his seat on the council also becomes vacant.

Because of that, the North Wildwood Republican Organization will be interviewing candidates in January to fill that seat.

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North Wildwood police handle over 3,000 calls in November

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, December 22, 2013 12:39 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD—North Wildwood police handled 3,223 calls for service in November and arrested 51 individuals, police announced.

Of the 51 arrested, 47 were adults and four were juveniles, police said. Fifteen of the arrests were for traffic offenses.

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New basketball court at convention center to be dedicated to Jack Byrne

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, December 22, 2013 12:38 pm

WILDWOOD– The Wildwoods Convention Center will host an unveiling of a new basketball court, 5 p.m. Dec. 23, as well as the court’s dedication in the West Exhibit Hall.

Convention Center officials said the court was purchased by the Boardwalk Basketball Classic for its annual tournament. The purchase came from Connor Sports and was made possible through a donation by the Wildwoods chapter of the Byrne Foundation

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In Another Time: Christmas songs were a taste of home for those serving far away

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Saturday, December 21, 2013 05:00 pm

The holidays, Christmas especially, have been the inspiration for many songwriters to come up with music that is etched in history.

Some songs, often played in the music-oriented Wildwoods during the hardships of World War II, have an emotional undertone as the lyrics promise that the battle- worn soldier would be home for Christmas, or that he was dreaming of a white Christmas. When the Japanese finally surrendered in August 1945 the hopes of those words and music they had heard so often on foreign soil were realized by many servicemen who were civilians once again and indeed were home for Christmas.

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Local students win awards for art at Convention Center

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Written by Christie Rotondo Saturday, December 21, 2013 12:07 pm

Students and art teachers from four Wildwoods schools pose in front of window art they created as part of the Greater Wildwood Fraternal Elks Lodge first holiday decorating contest at the Wildwoods Convention Center. Students and art teachers from four Wildwoods schools pose in front of window art they created as part of the Greater Wildwood Fraternal Elks Lodge first holiday decorating contest at the Wildwoods Convention Center.

WILDWOOD—The Greater Wildwood Fraternal Elks Lodge recently sponsored a holiday decorating contest between students and art teachers from four schools located in the Wildwoods: Margaret Mace, Cape Trinity, Crest Memorial and Wildwood Middle School.

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North Wildwood police arrest summary Dec. 2- Dec. 8

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 20, 2013 06:00 pm

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NORTH WILDWOOD—North Wildwood police announced that they made the following arrests from Dec. 2 to Dec. 8. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven.

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Crest road work to start in spring

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, December 20, 2013 01:30 pm

WILDWOOD CREST—Crest commissioners are gearing up for an expansive road reconstruction on New Jersey Avenue, set to break ground in March of 2014.

The borough bonded $13 million for several road reconstruction projects last December, including New Jersey Avenue. The New Jersey Avenue portion will include improvements to the sanitary sewer system, street and utility and reconstruction from Rambler Road to Jefferson Avenue.

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