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    WILDWOOD — Wildwood officials could again weigh implementing beach fees in the city, and possibly put the issue on the ballot in November, Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr. said Tuesday.

    But, he stressed that the plans are far from definite.

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    WILDWOOD – Two Rio Grande women were arrested Monday, July 28, and charged with distributing heroin throughout the northern neighborhoods of the City of Wildwood, police announced.

    Elizabeth Singh and Heather Fowler, both 36, were charged with possession of heroin and possession with the intent to distribute after police searched their vehicle and found 300 individual bags of heroin prepackaged for street sale around 8:30 p.m., according to a release. Police said the heroin had a street value of about $3,000.

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    beachThe Natural Resource Defense Council has determined that New Jersey has the third best beach water quality in the United States, out of the 30 states where samples were collected and tested.

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    Wildwood commissioners say no, cite traffic nightmare

    WILDWOOD— Wildwood’s commissioners unanimously voted against a resolution Wednesday that would have made turning right on red at the intersection of Rio Grande and New Jersey avenues illegal.

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    NORTH WILDWOOD – The family of a Pennsylvania man who drowned in North Wildwood two years ago is asking to have the Hereford Inlet beach closed through a court order, a lawsuit filed in Cape May County Wednesday states.

    According to the D’Amato Law Firm in Egg Harbor Township, which is representing George Bradley Smith’s family, the 54-year-old father’s death was “entirely foreseeable and preventable had local authorities prohibited access to the deadly section of hazardous North Wildwood beach.”

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Plenty of hurdles, but a common police force is possible

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, November 06, 2013 12:00 pm

First in an occasional series on consolidation opportunities in the Wildwoods

The idea of sharing municipal services has been one of the most talked about topics in the Wildwoods since the island’s towns were incorporated. Having four municipalities on Five Mile Island (five, if you count the Diamond Beach section of Lower Township) means there are multiple police departments, public works crews, school districts, and governments. What would it take to scale that back?

To Wildwood Police Chief Steven Long, a police consolidation on Five Mile Island is unlikely to happen anytime soon, but could ultimately be positive.

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New president at Wildwood museum

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Wednesday, November 06, 2013 12:00 am

Kathy Skouras will take over as the president of the Wildwood Historical Society in January. Kathy Skouras will take over as the president of the Wildwood Historical Society in January. WILDWOOD—Kathy Skouras is set to take over as the new president of the Wildwood Historical Society and its 50-year-old George F. Boyer Museum in the New Year.

She will succeed Anne Vinci, who will retire after holding the volunteer position since 2007.

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Florida fugitive caught at North Wildwood Family Dollar

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, November 04, 2013 11:13 am

NORTH WILDWOOD— A Florida fugitive who was living in Wildwood was found at a Family Dollar in North Wildwood on Oct. 30, police said.

Laurie Black was seen by North Wildwood Police Officer Mark Santiago outside the Family Dollar Store at 2508 Delaware Ave. around 12:51 p.m.

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Fire on Youngs Avenue in Wildwood Sunday

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, November 04, 2013 11:02 am

The blaze damaged the first and second floor of the Youngs Avenue home, as well as a neighboring property. The blaze damaged the first and second floor of the Youngs Avenue home, as well as a neighboring property. WILDWOOD— A multi-alarm fire on Youngs Avenue damaged a single family home and neighboring property on Sunday afternoon, according to the Wildwood Fire Department.

Firefighters arrived on the scene around 1:42 p.m. and saw flames in the rear of the building. The home at 108 East Youngs Ave. was unoccupied and firefighters forced entry into the home.

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In Another Time > Wildwood High football player Randy Beverly achieved national fame

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Monday, November 04, 2013 07:18 am

Although basketball’s long presence in Wildwood has earned it the recognition of being the island’s most popular continuous sport in its history, not to be overlooked is the game of football.

Football actually arrived in America before basketball, but it was preceded by basketball in Wildwood by many years. The first basketball game is said to have been played on Five Mile Beach as a tourist attraction in the summer of 1899, four years after Wildwood was officially incorporated as a borough and 13 years before neighboring Holly Beach became part of Wildwood. Information about football’s first appearance on the island is limited, but a good assumption, given the nature of the sport and its manpower requirements, is that it did not appear with the regularity of basketball until after Wildwood High School opened in 1917.

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Two Wildwood documentaries available for sale

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, November 02, 2013 07:55 am

 WILDWOOD—Fans of the Wildwoods can now bring summer memories to their living rooms with the two new feature films about the Wildwoods, “Boardwalk II: Back to Wildwood” and “Mibsters: A Marble Story.”

This sequel to 2004’s “Boardwalk: Welcome to Wildwood by the Sea” which aired on PBS, “Boardwalk II: Back to Wildwood” is a follow up about the two-mile stretch of boardwalk and its dedicated summer visitors.

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Quotes of the Week > Oct. 31

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 01, 2013 03:51 pm

Quotes of the Week

“We did not have much in the way of damage, but looking at what everybody else had, the lesson is: Are you really prepared?”
Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano on the one-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy.

“This is a major start in rebuilding Wildwood’s future.”
Wildwood Commissioner Pete Byron on the sale of the Center City Parking Lot.

“Our community is working to improve our standing with FEMA so we can have a higher deduction of our insurance rates.”
Wildwood Crest Mayor Carl Groon on working to improve the borough’s Community Rating System rank.

 

PHOTOS: Halloween parade at Margaret Mace

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 01, 2013 03:37 pm

Addison Andre, a preschool student, was a cowgirl during the Margaret Mace Halloween parade. Addison Andre, a preschool student, was a cowgirl during the Margaret Mace Halloween parade. Margaret Mace School held its annual Halloween Parade on Halloween, Oct. 31.

Students were led the Margaret Mace Marching Band, and teachers said that some of the band’s alumni members came to participate.

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