• Wildwood Leader

    Susan Daly of Northfield smiles as she paints a section of an icon wall mural, on Oak and Pacific Avenues, to be unveiled Friday at 11 a.m. Northfield artist brings talent to Wildwoods

    WILDWOOD — Susan Daly, a Northfield-based artist who has created murals for Atlantic City casinos and restaurants over the past 30 years, is putting her paintbrush on Pacific Avenue. 

    Daly is completing the Greater Wildwoods…

  • Wildwood Leader

    File photo provided by GWTIDAWILDWOOD – The gigantic Wildwoods sign that greets visitors to the island is set to be refurbished this November, the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority announced Wednesday.

    Officials with the authority say the 80-foot-long, 19-foot-high sign will have all nine of its letters restored in two phases. That way, the word “Wildwoods” will be visible throughout the entire process, set to last about two weeks.

  • Wildwood Leader

    NORTH WILDWOOD — The city has to pay back almost a million dollars in tax liens on Marina Bay Towers, a senior housing facility on the bayside of town, since a judge has decided that land the condos are located on is exempt from real estate taxation.

    North Wildwood has been entangled in litigation with Marina Bay and Beach Creek Marina for about 10 years, and a judge ordered the city to pay close to $900,000 to Royal Tax Lien services for liens placed on the property over a 15-year period.

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Xavier GeisingerWOODBINE – A Dennisville man was charged with murder less than 24 hours after a Woodbine man was shot and killed on the 300 Block of Jefferson Street in Woodbine, according to the state police.

  • Wildwood Leader

    When the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce throws its big nostalgic party — the Fabulous ‘50s and Beyond Weekend — Oct. 17 and 18, it may be a reminder to some of a time in the Wildwoods history when tourism was born again.

    A young man from Philadelphia, who had been in the Wildwoods during the summer returned in the dull days of winter. What he saw were boarded stores, fancy motels closed, no longer flashing their glitzy lights. No traffic signals, either, and only an occasional automobile crossing his path, probably driven by the mayor (If…

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD CREST — Administrator Tom Henshaw resigned this week after working in the borough for only a few months, Wildwood Crest officials said.

    His contract began June 9 and was supposed to last three years.

Wildwood Leader

New animal control provider in Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, January 16, 2014 04:13 pm

WILDWOOD—The city has switched to a new animal control provider, Shore Animal Control Services, after commissioners passed a resolution authorizing the contract Jan. 8.

Administrator Chris Fox said that the city switched to Shore Animal Control because there had been talk that animal control would be handled county-wide, but that solution fell through.

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Wildwood High to get new roof

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, January 16, 2014 02:11 pm

WILDWOOD—The Wildwood school board voted Jan. 8 to finance a new roof for the high school, a $2.1 million project.

Earlier this year, the school received a grant from the state for 40 percent of the project. The board is budgeting to finance the remainder of the project as a lease purchase over the next five years.

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Wildwood man charged with sexually assaulting 2 girls

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, January 16, 2014 01:30 pm

WILDWOOD—A 23-year-old Wildwood man has been charged with aggravated sexual assault and endangering a child after he allegedly had a sexual relationship with two underage girls, police announced.

Gabriel Allende-Dominguez was arrested without incident Wednesday afternoon and is an unemployed construction laborer in the city, police said. 

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Fire company turns to PR firm to bolster membership

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, January 16, 2014 11:59 am

WILDWOOD—Wildwood’s Volunteer fire company No. 1 is in desperate need of more members, and now the company is trying a unique way to reach them.

The fire company has enlisted the help of a Pennsylvania-based public relations firm, Communication Solutions, to build the company a website and recruit new volunteers.

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Freezing for a cause in Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, January 15, 2014 03:50 pm

Photo by Jen Marra/Plungers run into the ocean on Wildwood’s beach during the Polar Bear Plunge last year. Photo by Jen Marra/Plungers run into the ocean on Wildwood’s beach during the Polar Bear Plunge last year.

Wildwood's Polar Bear Plunge is this Saturday

WILDWOOD – This weekend, some will brave the icy waters off Wildwood’s beach for a good cause.

The Special Olympics New Jersey returns to Wildwood with an icy plunge into the Atlantic Ocean 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18 on the beach behind the Wildwoods Convention Center.

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Electronic concert considered for Wildwood beach this summer

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, January 15, 2014 12:08 pm

WILDWOOD—Glow sticks, electronica, and upward of 5,000 people may fill Wildwood’s beach on July 5, 2014, the proposed date of an electronic dance festival in the city.

BeachGlow, a non-profit concert provider that presents electronic music festivals and donates proceeds to a selected charity, has scheduled an event on Wildwood’s beach for Saturday, July 5. That July 4 weekend is easily one of the busiest on Five Mile Island.

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North Wildwood police handle almost 3,500 calls in December

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, January 14, 2014 02:00 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD—During the month of December, North Wildwood police handled 3,452 calls for service and made 72 arrests, the department announced. 

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Portions of Crest bike path to close due to expansion

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, January 14, 2014 11:55 am

WILDWOOD CREST – Various sections of the beachfront portion of Wildwood Crest’s bike path will close from approximately Monday, Jan. 20 through Friday, Feb. 28, the borough has announced.

The closures are necessary for construction work that includes a four-foot expansion of the existing bike path, the borough said. The expansion will make for added safety, and there will also be complete replacement of the existing path behind Centennial Park between Palm and Forget-Me-Not roads.

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