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North Wildwood looks to the bay for beach replenishment

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, May 21, 2014 11:00 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD – North Wildwood’s beaches between Second and Fifth avenues lost much of their bathing space again this past winter, and city officials are looking to the back bay to refill it.

Mayor Patrick Rosenello said that the New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) will be dredging out the Beach Creek area of Five Mile Island’s back bays at some point soon. While the timing of the project is not yet set, Rosenello said that the sand from the back bay is beach quality, and can be used to fill in the beaches at the town’s north end.

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PHOTOS: A glamorous and dapper evening for Wildwood High

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, May 21, 2014 03:20 pm

Jen Marra/ Wildwood High School students Joshua Leon, Shalimar Pagan and Angel Colon arrive dressed up for the evening’s events starting with their promenade Saturday, May 17, in the school auditorium followed by the Junior/Senior Prom at the Wildwood Country Club. Jen Marra/ Wildwood High School students Joshua Leon, Shalimar Pagan and Angel Colon arrive dressed up for the evening’s events starting with their promenade Saturday, May 17, in the school auditorium followed by the Junior/Senior Prom at the Wildwood Country Club.

 Wildwood High School students Joshua Leon, Shalimar Pagan and Angel Colon arrive dressed up for the evening’s events starting with their promenade Saturday, May 17, in the school auditorium followed by the Junior/Senior Prom at the Wildwood Country Club.  Photos by Jen Marra.

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Electronic dance music coming to Wildwood beaches with nod to Doo Wop past

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, May 21, 2014 10:02 am

WILDWOOD – Up to 9,000 people could fill Wildwood’s beach between Baker and Roberts avenues June 28 for another electronic dance music festival, dubbed Beach Blanket Bingo.

The festival is the second EDM event to be announced for Wildwood’s beach this summer. BeachGlow is planned for July 5.

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Parking meters turned back on in Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, May 19, 2014 11:54 am

WILDWOOD – As of May 15, parking meters throughout the city of Wildwood became operational for the season. Each meter costs 25 cents per every 7.5 minutes.

Meters can be paid by coin, cell phone or credit card.

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NWPD handles almost 4,500 calls in April

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, May 17, 2014 11:00 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD – North Wildwood police handled 4,488 calls for service in April and made 112 arrests, the department reported.

During that time, there was one case of arson and five instances of fraud. There were two incidents of driving while intoxicated, three assaults, four burglaries and six thefts, according to the report.

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The Wildwoods land NJ Monthly’s cover

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, May 17, 2014 11:00 pm

WILDWOOD – New Jersey Monthly Magazine has selected the Wildwoods as their cover story for their 2014 Shore Guide issue, which hits select newsstands on Tuesday, May 20 and will be available all summer long.

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Monster truck rides return for 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, May 16, 2014 11:00 pm

WILDWOOD – Wildwood Motor Events at 4101 Boardwalk is preparing to open for the 2014 season. Last summer, the company was able to bring monster truck rides back to the beach.

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In Another Time> It was the iceman vs the actor in 1912 Wildwood election

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Friday, May 16, 2014 11:00 pm

In 1906, two political adversaries came together in a showdown that may well have set the stage for future battles in the Wildwoods.

Holly Beach was still a viable borough then, having been born on April 14, 1885, but latecomer Wildwood, circa 1895, was on its way to absorbing Holly Beach in 1912.

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Stuey’s looks to fill healthy niche at the end of Wildwood's boardwalk

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, May 16, 2014 12:00 pm

Employees James Potee and Sean Devlin pose with Stuey’s owner Laura Stuart and executive chef Arron Milano. Stuey’s opened April 12 on the Wildwood Boardwalk. Employees James Potee and Sean Devlin pose with Stuey’s owner Laura Stuart and executive chef Arron Milano. Stuey’s opened April 12 on the Wildwood Boardwalk. WILDWOOD – Quinoa, kale, and gluten-free pancakes aren’t exactly staples of boardwalk fare, but Laura Stuart thinks she’s fulfilling a new demand.

The Wildwood Crest resident opened Stuey’s, a healthy alternative bistro tucked away at the southernmost end of the Wildwood Boardwalk, on April 12.

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Wildwood’s Army Corps dune project moving to next phase

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, May 16, 2014 11:58 am

WILDWOOD – A multimillion-dollar Army Corps dune project seems to be moving forward, officials in the Wildwoods said.

A letter from Bob Martin, commissioner of New Jersey’s Department of Environmental Protection, states that the initial feasibility study has been approved by the state and will move forward “into a more detailed design and engineering phase.”

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Parking meters in Wildwood Crest now active

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 15, 2014 11:00 pm

WILDWOOD CREST – Parking meters in Wildwood Crest will be in operation for the 2014 season from Thursday, May 15 through Friday, Sept. 12. The hours and periods of operation for parking meters throughout the borough will be 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily.

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Wildwood mayor sees budget questions as start of election season

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, May 15, 2014 03:28 pm

WILDWOOD – A heated argument between Mayor Ernie Troiano and Wildwood Watchdog member Dara Baltuskonis started Wednesday after Baltuskonis asked the Board of Commissioners when a municipal budget would be introduced.

The sound of the two shouting could be heard throughout City Hall after the May 14 meeting had adjourned.

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Wildwood approves dog beach, but will require leashes

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, May 15, 2014 11:06 am

Chuck Schumann speaks in favor of Wildwood’s dog beach with his own pup, Duffy, in tow at the May 14 meeting of the Board of Commissioners. Chuck Schumann speaks in favor of Wildwood’s dog beach with his own pup, Duffy, in tow at the May 14 meeting of the Board of Commissioners. WILDWOOD – Dogs will have a place on the Wildwood beach this summer, now that the Board of Commissioners has unanimously approved an ordinance creating a dog beach at Poplar Avenue.

The vote came at Wednesday’s meeting after commissioners heard several comments from the public on the ordinance. Some, like Jack Morey, vice president of Morey’s Piers, came out in support of the concept. Others expressed concerns about enforcement and safety, as well as the proposed location.

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County prosecutor ordered to turn over 2000 videotape for DeMarzo suit

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, May 14, 2014 09:01 am

WILDWOOD – An Atlantic County judge has ordered Cape May County Prosecutor Robert Taylor to turn over a video that allegedly captured an incident between a Wildwood police officer and an arrested individual in 2000.

Judge Joseph Kane’s order, filed April 10, comes after former Wildwood Mayor Gary DeMarzo and attorney Samuel Lashman requested the video as part of the discovery process for their malicious prosecution claim against Taylor. It ordered Taylor to turn over the tape to attorney Matthew Behr, who would then make copies of the video and distribute it to other parties and “held in confidence for litigation purposes only,” the order reads.

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