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    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…

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    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.

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    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.

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    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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Wildwood OKs downtown lot sale

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, October 24, 2013 12:03 pm

WILDWOOD— In a move that the city has deemed the beginning of downtown’s revitalization, commissioners unanimously approved a resolution accepting the BID’s $800,000 offer for a downtown parking lot Wednesday.

“These are huge building blocks into the revitalization of downtown Wildwood, the city’s 2015 plan and helping move that plan along,” Pete Byron, commissioner of revenue and finance, said in a written statement. “This is a major start in rebuilding Wildwood’s future.”

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Wildwood police make 150 arrests in September

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 24, 2013 10:53 am

WILDWOOD – The Wildwood Police Department responded to 4,459 calls for service and arrested 144 adults in September, according to its September statistics released Wednesday.

Six juveniles were also arrested.

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Cape Trinity kids learn about fire safety

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 24, 2013 12:00 am

Firefighter Dan Dunn shows the children the protective gear all firemen wear when entering a burning building.
  Firefighter Dan Dunn shows the children the protective gear all firemen wear when entering a burning building.

NORTH WILDWOOD—Firefighters from the North Wildwood Fire Department stopped by to meet with the preschool students at Cape Trinity Catholic Oct. 22.

Firefighters Dominick McClain and Dan Dunn demonstrated 'Stop Drop and Roll' and worked with the children to understand the role of 911, getting out of a burning building safely and to trust the firemen who come to rescue them.

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Red Ribbon Week at Mace school

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 24, 2013 12:00 am

 Third-graders in Tammy McClure’s classroom show off their silly hats during Red Ribbon week. 
 Third-graders in Tammy McClure’s classroom show off their silly hats during Red Ribbon week.

 NORTH WILDWOOD— During this week at Margaret Mace, students are participating in a variety of activities in honor of "Red Ribbon Week."

According to the National Family Partnership, the Red Ribbon Campaign is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation. It reaches millions of young people during the week each year.

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Local doctor teaches WCHS students about nutrition, stretching

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 24, 2013 12:00 am

 Students were taught the best stretches to prepare their body for a workout when Dr. Bob Olivieri gave a presentation earlier this month. 
 Students were taught the best stretches to prepare their body for a workout when Dr. Bob Olivieri gave a presentation earlier this month.

 NORTH WILDWOOD— On Friday, Oct. 11, Dr. Bob Olivieri, a local chiropractic orthopedist, and his staff of wellness directors, visited Wildwood Catholic High School to talk about sports nutrition to the students.

Oliveri and his staff, Ryan Popek and Danielle Funk, also demonstrated proper stretching to prevent sports injuries.

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Wildwood seeking proposals for more beach concerts

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, October 23, 2013 02:04 pm

WILDWOOD — City officials want concerts like Kenny Chesney and the alternative rock show earlier this year to become regular events on Wildwood’s beach each summer.

To make that a reality, commissioners unanimously voted on a resolution to begin accepting qualified proposals for music festivals and concerts during a special meeting Oct. 17.

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Pumpkin run to help schools in the Wildwoods

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, October 23, 2013 12:24 pm

WILDWOOD — This weekend, the boardwalk will host a 5k with a spooky twist that also gives back to the community.

Saturday will mark the fifth annual pumpkin run, a Halloween-themed run and walk, which has risen more than $30,000 for the island’s schools.

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Wildwood documentary at Cape May film fest

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, October 22, 2013 02:41 pm

Photo by Christie Rotondo/ Bob Ingram and Tony Deutsch released Boardwalk II this year. Photo by Christie Rotondo/ Bob Ingram and Tony Deutsch released Boardwalk II this year.

Filmmakers return to boardwalk for sequel

WILDWOOD—For local boardwalk rat Bob Ingram, Wildwood’s two mile stretch of boards is “ever changing, yet eternally the same.”

Because of that, Ingram, along Tony Deutsch, Anthony Deutsch, and Raymond Becker  filmed a sequel to Ingram’s popular boardwalk documentary, “Boardwalk: Welcome to Wildwood-by-the-Sea,” which was broadcast on PBS when it was released in 2004.

Their new film, “Boardwalk II: Back to Wildwood” will premier as the closing feature film at this weekend’s Cape May New Jersey State Film Festival. It will be shown at 1 p.m. Sunday in Cape May’s Chalfonte Hotel.

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