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    WILDWOOD — Wildwood officials could again weigh implementing beach fees in the city, and possibly put the issue on the ballot in November, Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr. said Tuesday.

    But, he stressed that the plans are far from definite.

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    WILDWOOD – Two Rio Grande women were arrested Monday, July 28, and charged with distributing heroin throughout the northern neighborhoods of the City of Wildwood, police announced.

    Elizabeth Singh and Heather Fowler, both 36, were charged with possession of heroin and possession with the intent to distribute after police searched their vehicle and found 300 individual bags of heroin prepackaged for street sale around 8:30 p.m., according to a release. Police said the heroin had a street value of about $3,000.

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    beachThe Natural Resource Defense Council has determined that New Jersey has the third best beach water quality in the United States, out of the 30 states where samples were collected and tested.

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    Wildwood commissioners say no, cite traffic nightmare

    WILDWOOD— Wildwood’s commissioners unanimously voted against a resolution Wednesday that would have made turning right on red at the intersection of Rio Grande and New Jersey avenues illegal.

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    NORTH WILDWOOD – The family of a Pennsylvania man who drowned in North Wildwood two years ago is asking to have the Hereford Inlet beach closed through a court order, a lawsuit filed in Cape May County Wednesday states.

    According to the D’Amato Law Firm in Egg Harbor Township, which is representing George Bradley Smith’s family, the 54-year-old father’s death was “entirely foreseeable and preventable had local authorities prohibited access to the deadly section of hazardous North Wildwood beach.”

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Weapons charges in Wildwood after handgun found

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 25, 2013 03:48 pm

A 26-year-old Whitesboro man faces charges after he was allegedly spotted trying to discard a semi-automatic handgun.

According to officials, Luis Garcia of Whitesboro was stopped in the area of the Wildwood Housing Authority, Gwhen he allegedly fled from police and was seen trying to discard a semi-automatic handgun. Garcia subsequently was apprehended and the handgun was recovered.

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Quotes of the Week > Oct. 24

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 25, 2013 10:43 am

Quotes of the Week

"He's got a long road to recovery, but he's very lucky.”
Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano on firefighter Mark D’Amico’s recovery.

“Wildwood’s not a secret anymore.”
Ryan Troiano on bringing music festivals to the city’s beach.

“Most people think the boardwalk is as real as you can get.”
Bob Ingram on his documentary “Boardwalk II: Back to Wildwood.”

   

Elks donate motorcycle equipment to Wildwood police

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 24, 2013 06:00 pm

Betsy Hession, Elks Lodge treasurer, Lucy Broadbent, lodge community relations chair, Police Chief Steven Long, and seated on the motorcycle, Patrolman Jason Carter. 
  Betsy Hession, Elks Lodge treasurer, Lucy Broadbent, lodge community relations chair, Police Chief Steven Long, and seated on the motorcycle, Patrolman Jason Carter.

 WILDWOOD - The city’s motorcycle police officer is riding safer these days, thanks to a contribution of over $600 from the Greater Wildwood Benevolent Order of the Elks, Lodge No. 1896.

The city’s police force includes one motorcycle officer. That position is currently held by Patrolman Jason Carter. He expressed an interest in motorcycle policing after the retirement of the department’s previous officer.

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Wildwood OKs downtown lot sale

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, October 24, 2013 12:03 pm

WILDWOOD— In a move that the city has deemed the beginning of downtown’s revitalization, commissioners unanimously approved a resolution accepting the BID’s $800,000 offer for a downtown parking lot Wednesday.

“These are huge building blocks into the revitalization of downtown Wildwood, the city’s 2015 plan and helping move that plan along,” Pete Byron, commissioner of revenue and finance, said in a written statement. “This is a major start in rebuilding Wildwood’s future.”

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Wildwood police make 150 arrests in September

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 24, 2013 10:53 am

WILDWOOD – The Wildwood Police Department responded to 4,459 calls for service and arrested 144 adults in September, according to its September statistics released Wednesday.

Six juveniles were also arrested.

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Cape Trinity kids learn about fire safety

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 24, 2013 12:00 am

Firefighter Dan Dunn shows the children the protective gear all firemen wear when entering a burning building.
  Firefighter Dan Dunn shows the children the protective gear all firemen wear when entering a burning building.

NORTH WILDWOOD—Firefighters from the North Wildwood Fire Department stopped by to meet with the preschool students at Cape Trinity Catholic Oct. 22.

Firefighters Dominick McClain and Dan Dunn demonstrated 'Stop Drop and Roll' and worked with the children to understand the role of 911, getting out of a burning building safely and to trust the firemen who come to rescue them.

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Red Ribbon Week at Mace school

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 24, 2013 12:00 am

 Third-graders in Tammy McClure’s classroom show off their silly hats during Red Ribbon week. 
 Third-graders in Tammy McClure’s classroom show off their silly hats during Red Ribbon week.

 NORTH WILDWOOD— During this week at Margaret Mace, students are participating in a variety of activities in honor of "Red Ribbon Week."

According to the National Family Partnership, the Red Ribbon Campaign is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation. It reaches millions of young people during the week each year.

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Local doctor teaches WCHS students about nutrition, stretching

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 24, 2013 12:00 am

 Students were taught the best stretches to prepare their body for a workout when Dr. Bob Olivieri gave a presentation earlier this month. 
 Students were taught the best stretches to prepare their body for a workout when Dr. Bob Olivieri gave a presentation earlier this month.

 NORTH WILDWOOD— On Friday, Oct. 11, Dr. Bob Olivieri, a local chiropractic orthopedist, and his staff of wellness directors, visited Wildwood Catholic High School to talk about sports nutrition to the students.

Oliveri and his staff, Ryan Popek and Danielle Funk, also demonstrated proper stretching to prevent sports injuries.

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