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Police seek 3 in connection to arson, burglary at Family Dollar

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 29, 2014 04:13 pm

Police are seeking information about three individuals they suspect committed burglary and arson at North Wildwood's Family Dollar. Police are seeking information about three individuals they suspect committed burglary and arson at North Wildwood's Family Dollar. NORTH WILDWOOD – Police are asking the public to help identify the suspects of an alleged arson, burglary and theft at the Family Dollar on Delaware Avenue April 25.

Three suspects were in the store at the time, police said.

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North Wildwood police announce arrests made April 14-20

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 29, 2014 11:17 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – North Wildwood police announced that they made the following arrests from April 14-20. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven.

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Former neuroscience student takes aim at new career with beer pong website

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, April 29, 2014 10:18 am

John Accardi, 25, ditched a future in neuroscience to start a website dedicated to beer pong. John Accardi, 25, ditched a future in neuroscience to start a website dedicated to beer pong. Like many college students, John Accardi spent a lot of his time at St. Joseph’s University with cheap beer and red Solo cups.

But now, the 25-year-old has taken the game of beer pong and turned it into a business model, and nixed a potential career as a neuroscientist.

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Wildwood fire department handles over 650 calls

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, April 27, 2014 11:00 pm

WILDWOOD – Since the beginning of the year the Wildwood Fire Department has responded to 656 incidents.

Engine 38 responded to 293 calls for service, while Ambulance 393 has responded to 363 medical emergencies.

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In Another Time> Automobiles changed the way people came to Wildwood

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Friday, April 25, 2014 11:00 pm

Information about the first automobile driven into the Wildwoods is virtually non-existent and that’s probably because when it happened many people scoffed at the new arrival and paid little attention to its potential.

Robert Fulton’s steamboat was called “Fulton’s Folly” and years later, after the steamboat had made its mark in transportation to and from Cape May County, people were taunting the new-fangled automobile with cries of “Get a horse!” Few realized, though, the impact that automobiles were to make on tourism and other segments of American life.

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Wildwoods host family vacation contest

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, April 25, 2014 11:00 pm

WILDWOOD – The Wildwoods are currently holding two family vacation giveaway contests in conjunction with their new 2014 marketing campaign.

The Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority (GWTIDA) unveiled its 2014 marketing campaign during its annual marketing presentation at the Wildwoods Convention Center on April 1.

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Wildwood police charge 2 with heroin distribution, one suspect still at large

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, April 25, 2014 12:35 pm

WILDWOOD—Police have charged two Wildwood residents with selling heroin in the city after police searched a vehicle and allegedly found distribution quantities of heroin, prescription pills, and a handgun, near City Hall 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Police say they also seized drug paraphernalia, hypodermic syringes, and $1,700 in alleged cash from drug sales after they conducted a motor vehicle stop at 4400 New Jersey Ave. After further investigation, police said they then received a warrant to search the vehicle.

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Officials tight lipped about Crest investigation

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, April 25, 2014 11:11 am

Lieutenant named officer in charge of borough police department

WILDWOOD CREST—The findings and progress of an internal investigation in Wildwood Crest have not been shared with all the members of the borough’s Board of Commissioners, Commissioner Don Cabrera said Friday.

“I’ve asked to see the report, and I’ve been advised that I am not permitted to see the report,” Cabrera said.

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Wildwood Civic Club celebrating 100th anniversary, and looking for a new generation of members

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, April 24, 2014 11:00 pm

Photo by Christie Rotondo/Pat Cook, president of the Wildwood Civic Club, stands at the foot of the grand staircase at its historic clubhouse. Photo by Christie Rotondo/Pat Cook, president of the Wildwood Civic Club, stands at the foot of the grand staircase at its historic clubhouse. WILDWOOD – Nestled between St. Ann’s and the First Baptist Church on Atlantic Avenue, it’s easy to speed past the historic J. Thompson Baker House, a venue that was once home to Wildwood’s first mayor and hosted the likes of Woodrow Wilson and Norman Rockwell.

The home, which was built over a century ago, serves as a clubhouse for the Wildwood Civic Club, and this year, the club is getting pretty historic, too. It’s celebrating the 100th anniversary of its inclusion in the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs. It was first founded on the island in 1912.

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North Wildwood woman shares sunrises in new book

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, April 24, 2014 11:00 pm

Photo by Christie Rotondo/ North Wildwood native Dorothy McMonagle Kulisek published “Wildwood Ways and Down East Wilds” and “Hello Sun” this past winter. Photo by Christie Rotondo/ North Wildwood native Dorothy McMonagle Kulisek published “Wildwood Ways and Down East Wilds” and “Hello Sun” this past winter. NORTH WILDWOOD – Dorothy McMonagle Kulisek spends most mornings walking the two-mile stretch of North Wildwood’s seawall, trekking in snow or braving the dog days of August, to get a chance to greet the sunrise.

The 23rd Avenue artist and writer is known for editing and publishing the Sun by the Sea newspapers in Wildwood and Ocean City, but this past winter Kulisek sorted through thousands of photos she had snapped of sunrises on her cell phone to be published in “Hello Sun” – a collection of her favorite sunrises and inspirational quotes.

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Crest Memorial superintendent, principal, to retire

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, April 24, 2014 01:19 pm

WILDWOOD CREST—Superintendent Dennis Anderson and Crest Memorial Principal Ann-Maria Guevara will both retire at the end of the school year, they announced separately this week.

Anderson is the shared superintendent of Wildwood and Wildwood Crest school districts, and has been such since 2005. His retirement will likely end the agreement to share a superintendent between the districts.

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Wildwood proposes dog-friendly beach near Poplar Ave.

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, April 24, 2014 11:59 am

File photo by Jen Marra. File photo by Jen Marra. WILDWOOD—Vacationers in Wildwood may not have to leave their dogs at home this summer, as the Board of Commissioners introduced an ordinance Wednesday night that opens part of the beach to dogs. 

Under the city’s current code, dogs are allowed on the beach and boardwalk in the off-season, but are restricted from May 15 to Oct. 2. With the amendments introduced Wednesday, dogs could have year-round access at beaches near the north end of town at Poplar Avenue.

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Wildwood rescinds beach event fees with 2-1 vote

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, April 23, 2014 06:37 pm

WILDWOOD—Commissioners in Wildwood rescinded a controversial resolution that significantly raised the fees to hold events on the city’s beach with a 2-1 vote at their regular meeting Wednesday. 

The move comes after Will Morey, president of Morey’s Piers, threatened to move Beach Blast Soccer and Beach Jam to Wildwood Crest and North Wildwood beaches if the new fee structure remained.

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McGrath to head Crest Police Department

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, April 23, 2014 05:48 pm

WILDWOOD CREST—Lt. Joseph McGrath has been tapped to head the Wildwood Crest Police Department, Mayor Carl Groon confirmed Wednesday.

Captain David Mayer, the former officer in charge of the Wildwood Crest Police Department, allegedly announced his retirement this week.

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