Wildwood Leader

County prosecutor ordered to turn over 2000 videotape for DeMarzo suit

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, May 14, 2014 09:01 am

WILDWOOD – An Atlantic County judge has ordered Cape May County Prosecutor Robert Taylor to turn over a video that allegedly captured an incident between a Wildwood police officer and an arrested individual in 2000.

Judge Joseph Kane’s order, filed April 10, comes after former Wildwood Mayor Gary DeMarzo and attorney Samuel Lashman requested the video as part of the discovery process for their malicious prosecution claim against Taylor. It ordered Taylor to turn over the tape to attorney Matthew Behr, who would then make copies of the video and distribute it to other parties and “held in confidence for litigation purposes only,” the order reads.

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North Wildwood plans improvements to Boardwalk bathrooms, 8th Street Field

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, May 14, 2014 08:58 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – City Council unanimously introduced an ordinance that would fund several capital improvement projects throughout North Wildwood at its meeting May 6.

The $600,000 allotment from the city’s capital surplus fund would go towards renovating the bathrooms at 25th and Boardwalk, improvements at the Lou Booth Amphitheater, and the initial funds for the work at Eighth Street Field, among other smaller projects.

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Watchdogs want to know how city Christmas party was paid for

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, May 13, 2014 02:18 pm

Party foul

WILDWOOD – A local watchdog group wants to know who footed the bill for a Christmas party held for municipal employees last December.

Dara Baltuskonis, a member of the Wildwood Watchdogs, said Tuesday that her group is looking into how the party was paid for, but are getting few answers from city officials.

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Surf dog owner says pups need a place on Wildwood's beach

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, May 13, 2014 12:30 pm

Photos by Christie Rotondo/Ariella, Wildwood’s own surfing dog, rides a wave in. Photos by Christie Rotondo/Ariella, Wildwood’s own surfing dog, rides a wave in. WILDWOOD – Despite dense fog, wind and mist, Ariella made sure she got all four paws up on her 8-foot foam board in the Bennett Avenue surf.

A Staffordshire terrier and English pointer mix, Ariella has added surfing to her resume  in addition to her status as a champion trick dog and an American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen.

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Cape Trinity students take the stage

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Written by Christie Rotondo Saturday, May 10, 2014 11:00 pm

Members of the ensemble sing. Members of the ensemble sing. NORTH WILDWOOD – Cape Trinity Catholic recently performed three showings of “Dear Edwina” to packed houses. Students in the fourth through eighth grades auditioned for the play in late winter and rehearsed for eight weeks.

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In Another Time> Wildwood followed Coney Island, Atlantic City into amusement industry

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Friday, May 09, 2014 11:00 pm

When the Baker brothers founded the southern section of FiveMileBeach in the late 1800s, it is doubtful that they had amusement rides in mind as a major part of their venture. Their main selling point seemed to be the ocean and the fresh air that they said contributed to one’s good health.

Soon, though, they and others got into the act when they saw what was happening elsewhere in venues as Chicago, Coney Island and Atlantic City.  Entrepreneurs were establishing amusement ride sites and they seemed to be successful.  So why not in the Wildwoods?

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BeachGlow announces winners of DJ contest

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, May 09, 2014 11:00 pm

WILDWOOD– BeachGlow has announced the winners of its nationwide contest to fill three main stage performance sets in its 12-set lineup at BeachGlow Music Festival 2014, in Wildwood.

Based on talent, originality, and stage presence, DJ acts Almond, Grant & Duval, and HardPartBros received 967 submissions in the contest sponsored by ReverbNation, an online music industry promotions service. The three winning acts will join headliner Dvbbs, the chart-topping EDM duo from Canada, and 11 other acts on Wildwood’s beach for the festival on Saturday, July 5.

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Coffee shop to open at The Grand

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 08, 2014 11:00 pm

WILDWOOD CREST – The grand opening of The Coffee House and The Grand Scoop at the Grand will be 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 22.

The event will take place at The Coffee House at the Grand located in the base of The Grand Condominiums at 9601 Atlantic Ave. Parking is located on the north side of the building.

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Gas leak causes fire at Park Boulevard construction site

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 08, 2014 11:30 am

WILDWOOD—A natural gas leak in the construction area on Park Boulevard sparked a fire on the 2800 block around 7:30 a.m. Thursday, May 8, the fire department announced.

Firefighters said that workers, who had been preparing to pave the road, accidently struck a gas line, which then ignited. There were no injuries.

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North Wildwood police announce arrests made April 21-27

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 08, 2014 10:49 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – North Wildwood police announced that they made the following arrests from April 21-27. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven.

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Wildwood High beats a new path to Oz

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, May 08, 2014 09:22 am

Jen Marra/ Junior Siena Perez plays Dorothy in Wildwood High's upcoming production of Jen Marra/ Junior Siena Perez plays Dorothy in Wildwood High's upcoming production of The familiar Yellow Brick Road will be there, but musical will feature new tunes

WILDWOOD — When junior Alex Helm takes the stage at Wildwood High as the Scarecrow in “The Wizard of Oz,” she won’t be singing the classic “If I Only Had a Brain” made famous by the 1939 film.

Instead, she’ll perform the Reggae-fusion song “Say Hey” by Michael Franti & Spearhead, which was released in 2009.

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New fire siren planned for Allen Park

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, May 08, 2014 09:13 am

Jen Marra/North Wildwood's fire siren is set to be replaced and relocated. Jen Marra/North Wildwood's fire siren is set to be replaced and relocated. NORTH WILDWOOD – Hearing the scream of a siren while sunbathing isn’t exactly relaxing, and North Wildwood Fire Chief Jeffrey Cole is working to give the ears of tourists, and residents, a break.

“There has been increasing comments about the use of the siren,” Cole said. “Personally, I can’t see disrupting the entire community every time the fire department is called out.”

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No license yet for Wildwood beach bar

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, May 06, 2014 12:03 pm

WILDWOOD— The license that would allow Wildwood’s beach bar to operate is still in limbo, and the Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control will not speculate as to when it will have a decision. 

“We do have an application for the license in front of us and it’s under review,” Zach Hoisseini, spokesman for the division said Tuesday. He said there was no projected time for the division to come to a decision.

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Fiocchi wants minimum wage tax credits for seasonal businesses

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, May 05, 2014 03:38 pm

WILDWOOD – Assemblyman Sam Fiocchi visited the Wildwood Boardwalk Monday to discuss a bill he says would ease the burden of New Jersey’s increased minimum wage on seasonal businesses.

Joined by Cape May County Freeholder Will Morey and Ocean City Mayor Jay Gillian, Fiocchi announced that he has sponsored a bill that would provide seasonal employers with tax credits due to the increase in the state minimum wage.

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