• Regional

    Dru Shelly was kidnapped and raped at 17. Now, she works as a financial planner, is married, and has three children. Her story of survival will be the keynote at Friday’s Violence Survivor Symposium.Dru Shelly will be keynote at Violence Survivor Symposium

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Dru Shelly was 17 when she was abducted from the Ocean City Boardwalk at knifepoint…

  • Sports

    Because she was part of three state and four South Jersey championship basketball teams, Kaitlin Anzelone was best known athletically at Wildwood High School for her work in the gymnasium before graduating in 2003.

    But those who remember Anzelone the all-around athlete can also recall her brilliance on the soccer field.

    Anzelone, who was also part of a Cape-Atlantic League championship softball team at Wildwood, went on to play three sports as a freshman at Division III Rutgers-Camden University. But she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia in the fall…

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Inmate testimony called into question

    [see related story: Lower Township man found guilty of nephew's murder]

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A jury heard closing arguments Monday in the murder trial of Lower Township resident Frederick Gene Marr.

    Marr, 75, is accused in the fatal shooting of his nephew, Ronald Denny Sr. outside of Denny’s Del Haven home on Aug. 11, 2010.

    The prosecutor’s office has said the shooting happened because of a dispute over jointly-owned real estate in Florida.

  • Wildwood Leader

    Jacob SpiegelWILDWOOD — An official with the Wildwood fire department says that Jake Spiegel, the part-time firefighter who was indicted by a grand jury Sept. 24 with his father, Rob, on official misconduct charges, is not currently working for the department.

    As a part-time firefighter, Jake Spiegel is a summer employee for the city of Wildwood, said Deputy Fire Chief Dan Speigel (no relation to the accused). The department is “monitoring the situation” to determine at a later date if Spiegel can return to work next summer.

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD — Officials in Wildwood decided Wednesday to keep the city’s curfew in place, unlike other New Jersey towns that have opted to repeal theirs after courts found them to be unconstitutional.

    Instead, they asked city attorney Mary D’Arcy Bittner to revise the curfew to protect Wildwood against possible lawsuits.

  • Wildwood Leader

    NORTH WILDWOOD — The state Department of Transportation plan to dredge a mile-stretch of Beach Creek may be delayed until next summer, a DOT spokesman said.

    The department received only one bid on the project, which did not meet the contract requirements, NJDOT spokesman Steve Schapiro said.

Wildwood Leader

Crest Commission reorganizes for 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, January 07, 2014 12:46 pm

Submitted/Carl Groon is sworn in as mayor of the borough of Wildwood Crest for a third consecutive term by borough Clerk Janelle Holzmer, as Commissioner Joyce Gould serves as witness. Submitted/Carl Groon is sworn in as mayor of the borough of Wildwood Crest for a third consecutive term by borough Clerk Janelle Holzmer, as Commissioner Joyce Gould serves as witness. WILDWOOD CREST – Carl Groon, Joyce Gould and Don Cabrera officially took their oaths of office for their third consecutive terms at Wildwood Crest’s Board of Commissioners reorganization meeting Friday, Jan. 3 at Borough Hall.

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North Wildwood police arrest summary Dec. 23- Dec. 29

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 03, 2014 01:51 pm

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NORTH WILDWOOD—North Wildwood police announced that they made the following arrests from Dec. 23 to Dec. 29. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven.

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Wildwood sees first snowfall of 2014

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, January 03, 2014 01:17 pm

Photo by Brian Cuniff/ About 6 inches of snow fell on the Wildwoods by Friday morning. Photo by Brian Cuniff/ About 6 inches of snow fell on the Wildwoods by Friday morning.

WILDWOOD — After Gov. Chris Christie declared a state of emergency Thursday night, several inches of snow blanketed the state, with about 6 inches falling in the Wildwoods come Friday morning, according to residents.

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Wildwood approves stricter rental codes

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, January 02, 2014 04:15 pm

Landlords concerned about impact

WILDWOOD— Describing unruly tenants and problem landlords as a blight on the community, commissioners approved substantial changes to the city’s rental housing codes Dec. 31.

But some landlords are concerned that the new procedures are confusing and the actions of their tenants could now lead to negative consequences for them.

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Home sought for museum of maritime history in North Wildwood

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Wednesday, January 01, 2014 01:00 am

Photo by Jen Marra/ Now a machine shop for the marine division of the state police, some want to see this historic building become a maritime museum.  Photo by Jen Marra/ Now a machine shop for the marine division of the state police, some want to see this historic building become a maritime museum. NORTH WILDWOOD—Steve Murray believes he is closer than ever to accomplishing his mission for 10 years — to establish a maritime museum in North Wildwood.

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What’s the one thing you would like to do more often in 2014? | Wildwood Leader

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 31, 2013 07:00 am

Allison Bove, Megan Dougherty,Jodie DiEduardo Allison Bove, Megan Dougherty,Jodie DiEduardo

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Crest OKs contract to expand beach path

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, December 31, 2013 01:00 am

WILDWOOD CREST—During the Board of Commissioner’s meeting Dec. 27, Crest commissioners voted to grant contracts for projects involving the beach bike path and recreation space on Washington Avenue.

Also, the Crest plans to interview candidates for its open administrator position Jan. 8 and 9.

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In Another Time >Quacks and charlatans did little to improve life expectancy

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Monday, December 30, 2013 11:26 am

When Wildwood officially became a borough in 1895, the national average life expectancy was about 46 years. If you believed the three Baker brothers who developed much of the island, locals might have lived a little longer. They were constantly telling people in their promotional literature how much healthier it was to live in Wildwood.

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