• Middle Township Gazette

    Mosquito Control Department helicopter crashes in Cape May Court House.Pilot identified as Dan Konecny

    A helicopter made a forced landing in a field at School House Lane and Boyd Street in Cape May Court House at about 10:50 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

    The helicopter belongs to the Cape May County Department of Mosquito Control.

    [See updated story]

  • Wildwood Leader

    Kevin Tolan, Jr. has his father, North Wildwood Police Capt. Kevin Tolan, pin his badge.

    NORTH WILDWOOD — Eight new patrol officers joined North Wildwood’s police force Tuesday, Aug. 19, bringing the department back up to 29 full-time officers.

    Thomas Flounders, Jr., Bryan Skill, Joseph Kopetsky, Steven Ransom, Kevin Tolan, Jr., Daniel Hartman, Ryan Madden, and Kyle Zaleski were all appointed to North Wildwood’s Police Department during the City Council meeting that day.

  • Wildwood Leader

    But he said the city won’t move unless the whole island is on board

    WILDWOOD — Beach fees are somewhere in Wildwood’s future, but the city won’t institute them unless North Wildwood and Wildwood Crest establish the fees as well, Mayor Ernie Troiano said Wednesday.

    The comments came after resident Chris Slater asked the commission if beach fees would be moving forward. Slater supported the fees.

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD — The owner of The Gillmore Motel has been charged with maintaining a nuisance after police were called there several times for reports of the sale of narcotics, police announced. 

    Police say that Robert Grimley, 43, of Palermo knowingly operated The Gillmore as a location where individuals gathered to participate in illegal activities. He was charged Thursday, Aug. 14.

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD — An alleged domestic violence incident involving a shotgun led police to 322 bags of heroin seized, Wildwood police said.

    At 2:21 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 police responded to reports that a man had been confronted by his ex-girlfriend, Shakeila Fitzpatrick, who was allegedly armed with a shotgun. Upon arrival though, Fitzpatrick had left the area.

  • Wildwood Leader

    David Benson/Kyle Dunbar, who appeared on seasons three and four of Spike TV’s “Ink Masters” points out some of the tattoos on his chest during the Wildwood Tattoo Beach Bash Aug. 15.WILDWOOD — Kyle Dunbar has more than 20 years’ experience as a tattoo artist and the Flint, Mich., native is best known for his two seasons on Spike TV’s reality show “Ink Masters.” Kelly…

Wildwood Leader

Wildwoods looking to attract new daytrippers with Ocean City billboard

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, November 26, 2013 02:15 pm

WILDWOOD — In an effort to attract daytrippers to Wildwood events, the tourism authority has leased advertising space on a billboard on the way into Ocean City. 

“We’re always looking for ways to advertise our events around the region,” said Ben Rose, director of marketing for the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority.

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A.B.S. Signs lighting up the Wildwoods for 50 years

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, November 26, 2013 01:52 pm

Courtesy ABS Sign Company/ A.B.S. Sign Company will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2014, and this is one of the earliest pictures of the company at work. Courtesy ABS Sign Company/ A.B.S. Sign Company will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2014, and this is one of the earliest pictures of the company at work. Hentges wants to recreate classic sign

WILDWOOD — Inside the shop at A.B.S. Sign Company on Park Boulevard, a Mack’s Pizza sign is missing all its letters. Across the room, a giant red sign from the top of the Matador Motel has just received a fresh coat of red paint, while a designer draws up a sketch of a new sign for a nail salon in Rio Grande on his computer.

Chances are, most of those neon doo-wop-style signs in Wildwood, as well as some more modern ones, have been created at A.B.S. Sign Company, which has been in business since 1964. In 2014, the company will be celebrating its 50th anniversary.

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North Wildwood man found with handgun after disturbance

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 25, 2013 12:52 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD—Police have charged a 33-year-old North Wildwood man with weapons offenses after they allegedly found a .38 caliber handgun and BB gun on him Nov. 23.

Police responded to a disturbance call at 12:26 p.m. on the 100 east block of 19th Ave, where Officer Christopher Lear saw Mike Hewitt walking west down the street, away from the residence where the disturbance occurred.

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‘Thanksgivikkuh’ is a once-in-a-lifetime celebration

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Written by Christie Rotondo Sunday, November 24, 2013 01:00 am

WILDWOOD—For the first time since 1888, American Jews will be lighting menorahs the same night they carve Thanksgiving turkeys.

According to Rabbi Jeffrey Lipschultz of Wildwood’s Beth Judah Temple, the two holidays fit perfectly together.

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North Wildwood woman sentenced in heroin death

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 22, 2013 01:52 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD — A 26-year-old North Wildwood woman was found liable for the death of a man in July 2012, whom she had shot up with heroin, the prosecutor’s office announced.

Alina Walton was charged with strict liability in a drug-induced death, and was sentenced to five years in prison Friday, Nov. 22.  Judge Patricia Wild also decided that Walton must serve a minimum 85 percent of the sentence.

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Wildwood, North Wildwood to share tax assessor

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 22, 2013 11:45 am

NORTH WILDWOOD—City Council appointed Jason Hesley to be North Wildwood’s tax assessor until the end of 2013 Tuesday.

Hesley is currently the tax assessor in Wildwood, and the two cities will share his services. 

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Wildwood wants property owners to sign up for emergency notifications

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 22, 2013 08:43 am

WILDWOOD – The city has contracted with Emergency Communications Network to license its Code Red high-speed notification system.

The Code Red system will provide city officials with the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas within Wildwood or the entire city, city officials said in a release.

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Wildwood celebrates national award for high school

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, November 21, 2013 03:30 pm

Photo by Christie Rotondo/ Mayor Ernie Troiano shakes the hand of Superintendent Dennis Armstrong and Principal Chris Armstrong during the celebration. He also gave the school an official proclamation for the award. Photo by Christie Rotondo/ Mayor Ernie Troiano shakes the hand of Superintendent Dennis Armstrong and Principal Chris Armstrong during the celebration. He also gave the school an official proclamation for the award. WILDWOOD—The auditorium at Wildwood High was filled with Warrior pride Thursday, Nov. 21 when the school celebrated its recent designation as a National Blue Ribbon School.

“Each and every member of our Wildwood family has played a role in this award,” school superintendent Dennis Anderson said during the ceremony. “You have all proven the nay-sayers wrong.”

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