• Wildwood Leader

    Borough looks for a brand that ‘speaks to who we are’

    WILDWOOD CREST — The borough’s official seal features the brigantine Nancy, a sailing ship that carried gunpowder and arms for the Americans during the Revolutionary War, and was the center of the Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet- Cape May County’s only Revolutionary War battle.

    But, that’s a little-known history, particularly to the visitors of Wildwood Crest.

  • Wildwood Leader

    North Wildwood firefighters salute as the “flag to remember” is raised to half mast. NORTH WILDWOOD — Schoolchildren, local officials, and members of the community gathered in front of North Wildwood’s 15th Street Fire Station at 8:46 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, the exact time hijackers crashed a plane into the North Tower of the World Trade Center 13 years ago. 

    The solemn ceremony focused on remembering the almost 3,000 Americans who were killed that day in attacks on the World Trade Center…

  • Wildwood Leader

    He says he was brought in to clean up troubled motel after crossbow attack

    WILDWOOD — A property management company owned by Wildwood’s former mayor has been hired to help oversee security and maintenance changes at The Gillmore Motel, which was considered one of the most problematic properties in the city by police and code enforcement officials.

    Gary DeMarzo, who owns SunQuest Property Services, said his company was brought in about three weeks ago as a consultant at The Gillmore by its owner, Palermo resident Robert Grimley.

  • Wildwood Leader

    Commissioner Tony Leonetti, Wildwood Catholic Athletic Director Sal Zuccarello, and Chris Fox, Wildwood administrator, pose together with one of the donated AEDs. WILDWOOD — Eight years after an 11-year-old North Jersey girl died of sudden cardiac arrest at cheerleading practice, a new law requiring schools to provide access to defibrillators at athletic events and team practices went into effect Sept. 1.

    To help the island’s schools comply with the new law, the city…

  • Politics

    Challenger calls for jobs, while incumbent points to constituent work  

    Bill Hughes Jr., left, says jobs should be priority for the district, while U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo says voters already know him well. For the first time since his election representing New Jersey’s sprawling 2nd Congressional District two decades ago, U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo faces a candidate known from Pennsville to Ocean City, from Hammonton to Cape May.

Wildwood Leader

Ordinance to make it easier for businesses to improve access

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, December 12, 2013 07:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD — City Council passed an ordinance Dec. 3 that will make it easier for local businesses in North Wildwood to upgrade their facilities with elevators and access for wheelchair users and others with limited mobility.

The ordinance, which passed its second reading unanimously, will allow non-residential properties to build additions that are less than 600 square feet onto principal buildings without having to acquire site plan approval. Those additions must be to add accessibility features to the principal building, according to the ordinance.

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Huffington Post gives shout out to Wildwood in 2014 destination list

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 11, 2013 03:30 pm

WILDWOOD—The Huffington Post has named the Jersey Shore one of the top 10 U.S. destinations to visit in 2014, and gives a shout out to Wildwood in its explanation. 

“Highlights include Wildwood, a kitschy slice of 1950s Americana and home to the state’s widest beach and the grand-daddy of Jersey Shore boardwalks,” the article states.

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Police run to help ward off the Grinch this year

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, December 11, 2013 01:54 pm

Photo by Jen Marra-/ Two volunteers pile up presents during last year’s “The Lynch Who Stole Christmas from the Grinch” toy drive. Photo by Jen Marra/ Two volunteers pile up presents during last year’s “The Lynch Who Stole Christmas from the Grinch” toy drive. WILDWOOD—Every year, the Lunch with Lynch foundation helps out hundreds of local families during the holiday season. This year, Wildwood police have decided to pitch in, too.

This weekend, the Wildwood Police Department is hosting its first “Pinch the Grinch” 5K Run and one-mile fun walk on Saturday, Dec. 14 at the Wildwoods Convention Center.

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State to help fix the roof at Wildwood High

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, December 11, 2013 01:53 pm

WILDWOOD—Wildwood was one of six school districts in Cape May County to share $5.8 million in facility improvement grants from the Department of Education, the Christie administration announced.

Wildwood will see $508,000 toward a roof replacement project at the high school that is set to begin this summer, according to school administrator Martha Jamison.

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Quotes of the Week > Dec. 11, 2013

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 11, 2013 01:00 am

Quotes of the Week

“To paint our school in a negative way with a very broad brush, quite frankly I personally resent it.”
Wildwood Superintendent Dennis Anderson on some media coverage of a recent report detailing violence in New Jersey schools.

“We see these kids firsthand in the schools and in the houses and we have a better view of what theses children handle on a day in and day out basis. So that’s all the more the reason for us to get out and help them.”
Wildwood Police Capt. Robert Regalbuto on the first “Pinch the Grinch” 5K Saturday.

“In my best estimation it will never be approved…It’s a protected wetland area and it’s very pristine there and it’s not to be messed with.”
Lower Township Manager Mike Voll on a water tower project in Diamond Beach.

 

Local kids compete in Elks Hoop Shoot

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, December 08, 2013 01:00 am

 NORTH WILDWOOD—The Elks National Hoop Shoot competition was held Nov. 9 in North Wildwood, and students from six Cape May County elementary schools competed against one another for the chance to move on to the next level of the competition.

In the 8-9 age group, Emily Little and William Murphy will advance to the south district level of the competition Dec. 14. Marianna Papazoglou and Robert Little will represent in the 10-11 age group. In the 12-13 age group, Maddie McCracken and Brian Furey will move forward.

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In Another Time > 72 years later, Wildwoods remember Pearl Harbor

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Saturday, December 07, 2013 08:29 am

When the calendar turned to December in 1941, bombs fell in Europe and anxious Americans were caught between cautious optimism and somber pessimism over whether war would come to their shores.

Charles Lindbergh, who in the peacetime of May 1927 made aviation history by becoming the first pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, was in 1941 the spokesman for an isolationist organization called the “America First Committee” whose goal was to keep the United States out of war. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, today judged one of the great presidents in the nation’s history, promised mothers and fathers in a campaign speech in Boston that he would not send any of their sons to fight a war in a foreign nation.

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Wildwood takes issue with coverage of school violence report

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, December 06, 2013 05:12 pm

WILDWOOD—A report about violence and bullying incidents in New Jersey schools was released Thursday, and based on its data, some online media outlets have determined Wildwood School District has the highest ratio between its enrollment and incidents of violence in the state.

This does not sit well with local school officials.

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