• Regional

    Thursday, Nov. 27

    OCEAN CITY - The Fast and the Furriest 5K Turkey Trot and 1-Mile Fun Run will begin 8:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 27, at the Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. The run benefits the Ocean City Humane Society. Preregister online at www.active.com . Preregistered packet pick up is 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26 at the senior center, 1735 Simpson Ave. Race-day registration is 7-8:25 a.m. in front of the Music Pier. Applications are available at the Aquatic and Fitness Center, The Sneaker Shop and the Humane Society. For more information,…

  • Cape May Gazette

    Arthur E.

    LOWER TOWNSHIP – Arthur E. “Art” Treon, whose name was synonymous with fire fighting and emergency management in the township, county, and state, died Wednesday night after leaving the scene of a fatal fire in North Wildwood.

    Town Bank Fire Chief Lou McGonigal, a longtime friend, said Treon had gone to Tuesday night’s fire at 212 W. 17th Ave. in North Wildwood Nov. 18. McGonigal said Treon complained of chest pains and shortness of breath and was transported to the hospital, where he appeared to be doing better. Treon later died…

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Rio Grande Fire Company battles a blaze in Whitesboro, Tuesday evening. photo courtesy Rio Grande Fire Company

    Police identify 71-year-old man killed in Whitesboro fire

    WHITESBORO – Firefighters with Rio Grande were called from a fire in North Wildwood, that left one person dead, to respond to a fire in Whitesboro that killed another man.

    “We were at the North Wildwood fire, and clearing that scene when we got a call for a…

  • Wildwood Leader

    Fudgy Wudgy Man Andy MarkeeNORTH WILDWOOD – Andrew N. “Andy” Markee was known to some as the quintessential Fudgy Wudgy man, dispensing ice cream and smiles to beachgoers in North Wildwood.

    Markee died on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at the age of 76.

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Aziza, the first female giraffe that called the Cape May County Zoo her homeCAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Aziza, the first female giraffe that called the Cape May County Zoo her home has died, zoo officials announced today.

    Dr. Hurbert Paluch, and director of the zoo said that Aziza arrived at the zoo nearly 20 years ago and was one of the first inhabitants in the Savannah. 

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Frederick Gene Marr is wheeled passed the jury box, on his way to state prison for at least 30 years in the 2010 murder of his nephew, Ronald Denny Sr.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Frederick Gene Marr will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of his nephew, a judge decided Friday, Nov. 14.

Wildwood Leader

Slight tax hike in North Wildwood under proposed budget

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, February 20, 2014 12:17 pm



Slight tax hike in North Wildwood under proposed budget

NORTH WILDWOOD—Taxpayers in North Wildwood will pay about $34 more in local taxes this year, which city officials say is due to a bump in municipal debt payments.

Despite the increase, officials are also claiming North Wildwood still has the lowest taxes than any other Jersey Shore community.

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Museum is looking for pieces of Wildwood’s black history

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, February 20, 2014 12:07 pm

Photo from the George F. Boyer Museum/ A 1938 photo of students at the Arctic Avenue school in Wildwood. Photo from the George F. Boyer Museum/ A 1938 photo of students at the Arctic Avenue school in Wildwood.

Wanted: West side memories

WILDWOOD—The Wildwood Historical Society gets donations all the time- old photos of long gone motels and night clubs, signs from restaurants, retired beach patrol uniforms.

But, officials with the historical society say they don’t have nearly enough about the history of Wildwood’s black community, or the city’s segregation up until the 1960s.

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Wildwood firefighters called to yacht fire near Boat House restaurant

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, February 20, 2014 10:59 am

Photo courtesy Wildwood Fire Department. Photo courtesy Wildwood Fire Department. WILDWOOD—Wildwood firefighters battled a fire on a yacht docked near the Boat House restaurant early Thursday morning, the fire department said. 

At around 3 a.m. firefighters were called to 504 West Rio Grande Ave, where they said they saw smoke coming from the 35 foot ocean yacht.

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Wildwood won’t back dune plan as it stands

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, February 19, 2014 01:30 pm

WILDWOOD — An Army Corps of Engineers project calling for dunes and smaller beaches in Wildwood will not be supported for the Board of Commissioners, Mayor Ernie Troiano announced Wednesday, Feb. 12.

“We will not accept the plan as it stands,” Troiano said. He added, however, that if some changes were made, the city may amend the decision.

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Wildwood police halt burglary at local grocery

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, February 18, 2014 01:13 pm


WILDWOOD—Police were able to thwart a burglary at a New Jersey Avenue grocery store during the early morning hours Sunday, Feb. 16, Wildwood police announced.

Officers responded to a reported burglary in progress at Reina Brian grocery store at around 3:25 a.m. Sunday. When they arrived, police said the alleged burglar was still inside the store.

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Wildwoods hope to take first again in NJ's beach contest

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, February 17, 2014 11:16 am

Voting for “Best Beach” contest now open

Voting for “Best Beach” contest now open Voting for “Best Beach” contest now open

WILDWOOD–The Wildwoods are looking to once again win the title of Best Beach in New Jersey in 2014, and voting has officially opened.

The battle of the beaches resumed this week with the return of the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium’s Top Ten Beaches survey.

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Wildwood, veterans seek common ground on ice cream contracts

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, February 13, 2014 04:19 pm

Officials want to see far more money from vending this summer

WILDWOOD—Wildwood Crest saw over $300,000 in revenue last year from a two-year ice cream beach vending contract. Margate saw $67,000 in 2013 from a similar agreement. Ocean City just awarded three bidders contracts totaling $73,420 to sell ice cream on city street ends.

That’s not chump change, and Wildwood officials want to see that kind of revenue in their city.

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Pay-by-phone option set for Crest meters

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, February 13, 2014 10:55 am

WILDWOOD CREST—For the first time, visitors in Wildwood Crest will have the option this summer to pay for parking with a credit card over the phone.

The Crest Board of Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution Wednesday, Feb. 5 awarding a contract to ParkMobile USA to provide a payment system by mobile phone for the borough’s street parking.

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