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Glenwood principal to be next Wildwood schools superintendent

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, May 05, 2014 01:53 pm

John Kummings John Kummings WILDWOOD – Glenwood Avenue Elementary School principal John Kummings has been tapped to be Wildwood School District’s next superintendent.

The decision came after a closed-door executive session of the school board on Wednesday, April 30. Dennis Anderson, the current superintendent, announced his retirement last week.

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Wildwood beach clean up draws 100-plus volunteers

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Written by Christie Rotondo Saturday, May 03, 2014 11:00 pm

photo submitted by Jessica Mumford photo submitted by Jessica Mumford

WILDWOOD – Over 110 volunteers took to Wildwood’s Poplar Avenue beach Saturday, April 26 to spruce up the area before the start of summer.

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Crest’s Baker Field closed to the public

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, May 03, 2014 11:00 pm

WILDWOOD CREST – Baker Field, a small youth soccer field located on Newark Avenue near New Jersey Avenue, is currently unavailable to the public for use, the borough of Wildwood Crest has announced.

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Francesca Donio inducted into national honor society

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, May 02, 2014 11:00 pm

WILDWOOD – Francesca Donio of Wildwood was among 87 students at Coastal Carolina University who were recently inducted into the campus chapter of Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society.

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Wildwood works to capture city’s history

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, May 02, 2014 11:00 pm

photo submitted by city of Wildwood photo submitted by city of Wildwood WILDWOOD –Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr. recently met with six locals who watched the 20th century unfold as part of their involvement in the city’s entertainment businesses in an effort to make an oral history of Wildwood available, the city announced.

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Wildwood school budget includes 8-cent tax increase

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, May 02, 2014 04:02 pm

WILDWOOD—In a 9-1 vote Wednesday, April 30, the Wildwood School Board approved a spending plan that includes a nearly 4 percent increase in the district's spending. 

A significant drop in Wildwood’s ratables and reduction in state aid are the main factors for the increase, school administrator Martha Jamison said.

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Appeals court rules for former Wildwood Mayor DeMarzo

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, May 02, 2014 02:12 pm

WILDWOOD — A New Jersey Appeals Court affirmed a trial court’s decision to dismiss the third indictment against Wildwood’s former mayor Gary DeMarzo Friday, May 2.

DeMarzo was indicted by a grand jury on second-degree official misconduct charges for a third time in June of 2012. The state alleged that in 2010, DeMarzo wrongfully paid his attorney $348.75 with public funds to defend him in a separate case regarding his ability to serve on the city commission and be employed as a Wildwood police officer.

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PHOTOS: Sensational Spring Weekend

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Written by Jen Marra Friday, May 02, 2014 12:36 pm


Terry Hersker of Coatesville, Pa. admires a 1952 Ford Customline sedan on display during the Sensational Spring Concert Weekend Street Fair Saturday, April 26, in front of the Wildwoods Convention Center. Terry Hersker of Coatesville, Pa. admires a 1952 Ford Customline sedan on display during the Sensational Spring Concert Weekend Street Fair Saturday, April 26, in front of the Wildwoods Convention Center.

Terry Hersker of Coatesville, Pa. admires a 1952 Ford Customline sedan on display during the Sensational Spring Concert Weekend Street Fair Saturday, April 26, in front of the Wildwoods Convention Center. Photos by Jen Marra.

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Dismissed officer grills Crest officials about investigation

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, May 01, 2014 04:08 pm

WILDWOOD CREST – Borough officials came under fire at the commission meeting Wednesday when former police officer Tom Hunt questioned them extensively about the details of an ongoing internal investigation.

Officials have declined to comment on the specifics of the investigation, but several sources and comments made at the meeting indicate it is most likely examining allegations involving the borough police department.

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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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