• Middle Township Gazette

    GREEN CREEK - The family of Sammy Caraballo III, Woodbine, has reported online the death of the 21-year-old man who was hurt in a hit and run accident on Route 47 at about 1:10 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 24.

    According to the website: “It is with great sadness that we share the passing of Sammy Caraballo III. Sammy could light up a room and melt your heart with his smile. Let's celebrate the fact that he graced us with his presence for 21 years. Rest in peace SC3.”

  • Wildwood Leader

    Crowd-drawing events continue through September and October

    WILDWOOD — In Wildwood, the season won’t stop on Labor Day.

    The Wildwoods will host dozens of events through September and October, ranging from the Roar to the Shore Motorcycle Weekend to a celebration of all things ’50s, in what tourism officials dubbed the island’s ‘Second Season.’

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD — Bystanders lined the streets to watch as smoke and flames poured from the windows of an apartment on the second floor of K.D.’s Deli and Market Friday morning.

    There were no injuries, but the Wildwood Fire Department said about $250,000 in damage was done to the building and it is now uninhabitable.

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD CREST — A 49-year-old Pipersville, Pa., man has been accused of exposing himself to children on Wildwood Crest’s Stanton Road beach, police announced.

    James Fadigan faces charges of lewdness and endangering the welfare of a child as a result of the accusations.

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD – Six men were charged with various drug offenses Tuesday, Aug. 26, after Wildwood police responded to a 15-year-old girl’s report of sexual assault, police said.

    Christian Terinoni, 19, Wildwood, was charged with sexual assault with injury and endangering the welfare of a child, as well as possession of psilocybin mushrooms after the girl told police that she had been assaulted at a party at about 2:40 a.m. at 4211 Park Boulevard, Unit 100, Wildwood, according to police.

Wildwood Leader

Crest pool needs guards for a.m. open swim

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, November 27, 2013 01:00 am

Members threaten to leave pool if early morning hours are discontinued

WILDWOOD CREST — About 15 members of the Von Savage pool are threatening to not purchase pool memberships in 2014 if the Crest does not keep its 6 a.m. open swim program.

Members who want to keep the program intact sent a letter to the commissioners, and about 10 of those who signed the letter came to voice their opinions at borough hall Monday, Nov. 25.

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Wildwoods looking to attract new daytrippers with Ocean City billboard

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, November 26, 2013 02:15 pm

WILDWOOD — In an effort to attract daytrippers to Wildwood events, the tourism authority has leased advertising space on a billboard on the way into Ocean City. 

“We’re always looking for ways to advertise our events around the region,” said Ben Rose, director of marketing for the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority.

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A.B.S. Signs lighting up the Wildwoods for 50 years

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, November 26, 2013 01:52 pm

Courtesy ABS Sign Company/ A.B.S. Sign Company will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2014, and this is one of the earliest pictures of the company at work. Courtesy ABS Sign Company/ A.B.S. Sign Company will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2014, and this is one of the earliest pictures of the company at work. Hentges wants to recreate classic sign

WILDWOOD — Inside the shop at A.B.S. Sign Company on Park Boulevard, a Mack’s Pizza sign is missing all its letters. Across the room, a giant red sign from the top of the Matador Motel has just received a fresh coat of red paint, while a designer draws up a sketch of a new sign for a nail salon in Rio Grande on his computer.

Chances are, most of those neon doo-wop-style signs in Wildwood, as well as some more modern ones, have been created at A.B.S. Sign Company, which has been in business since 1964. In 2014, the company will be celebrating its 50th anniversary.

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North Wildwood man found with handgun after disturbance

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 25, 2013 12:52 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD—Police have charged a 33-year-old North Wildwood man with weapons offenses after they allegedly found a .38 caliber handgun and BB gun on him Nov. 23.

Police responded to a disturbance call at 12:26 p.m. on the 100 east block of 19th Ave, where Officer Christopher Lear saw Mike Hewitt walking west down the street, away from the residence where the disturbance occurred.

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‘Thanksgivikkuh’ is a once-in-a-lifetime celebration

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Written by Christie Rotondo Sunday, November 24, 2013 01:00 am

WILDWOOD—For the first time since 1888, American Jews will be lighting menorahs the same night they carve Thanksgiving turkeys.

According to Rabbi Jeffrey Lipschultz of Wildwood’s Beth Judah Temple, the two holidays fit perfectly together.

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North Wildwood woman sentenced in heroin death

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 22, 2013 01:52 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD — A 26-year-old North Wildwood woman was found liable for the death of a man in July 2012, whom she had shot up with heroin, the prosecutor’s office announced.

Alina Walton was charged with strict liability in a drug-induced death, and was sentenced to five years in prison Friday, Nov. 22.  Judge Patricia Wild also decided that Walton must serve a minimum 85 percent of the sentence.

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Wildwood, North Wildwood to share tax assessor

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 22, 2013 11:45 am

NORTH WILDWOOD—City Council appointed Jason Hesley to be North Wildwood’s tax assessor until the end of 2013 Tuesday.

Hesley is currently the tax assessor in Wildwood, and the two cities will share his services. 

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Wildwood wants property owners to sign up for emergency notifications

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 22, 2013 08:43 am

WILDWOOD – The city has contracted with Emergency Communications Network to license its Code Red high-speed notification system.

The Code Red system will provide city officials with the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas within Wildwood or the entire city, city officials said in a release.

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