• Wildwood Leader

    Susan Daly of Northfield smiles as she paints a section of an icon wall mural, on Oak and Pacific Avenues, to be unveiled Friday at 11 a.m. Northfield artist brings talent to Wildwoods

    WILDWOOD — Susan Daly, a Northfield-based artist who has created murals for Atlantic City casinos and restaurants over the past 30 years, is putting her paintbrush on Pacific Avenue. 

    Daly is completing the Greater Wildwoods…

  • Wildwood Leader

    File photo provided by GWTIDAWILDWOOD – The gigantic Wildwoods sign that greets visitors to the island is set to be refurbished this November, the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority announced Wednesday.

    Officials with the authority say the 80-foot-long, 19-foot-high sign will have all nine of its letters restored in two phases. That way, the word “Wildwoods” will be visible throughout the entire process, set to last about two weeks.

  • Wildwood Leader

    NORTH WILDWOOD — The city has to pay back almost a million dollars in tax liens on Marina Bay Towers, a senior housing facility on the bayside of town, since a judge has decided that land the condos are located on is exempt from real estate taxation.

    North Wildwood has been entangled in litigation with Marina Bay and Beach Creek Marina for about 10 years, and a judge ordered the city to pay close to $900,000 to Royal Tax Lien services for liens placed on the property over a 15-year period.

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Xavier GeisingerWOODBINE – A Dennisville man was charged with murder less than 24 hours after a Woodbine man was shot and killed on the 300 Block of Jefferson Street in Woodbine, according to the state police.

  • Wildwood Leader

    When the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce throws its big nostalgic party — the Fabulous ‘50s and Beyond Weekend — Oct. 17 and 18, it may be a reminder to some of a time in the Wildwoods history when tourism was born again.

    A young man from Philadelphia, who had been in the Wildwoods during the summer returned in the dull days of winter. What he saw were boarded stores, fancy motels closed, no longer flashing their glitzy lights. No traffic signals, either, and only an occasional automobile crossing his path, probably driven by the mayor (If…

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD CREST — Administrator Tom Henshaw resigned this week after working in the borough for only a few months, Wildwood Crest officials said.

    His contract began June 9 and was supposed to last three years.

Wildwood Leader

Will Morey passes on amusement association chairmanship

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 10, 2014 11:00 am

Will Morey passes the gavel to IAAPA’s incoming chairman Mario Mamon, chairman and president of Enchanted Kingdom in the Philippines. Will Morey passes the gavel to IAAPA’s incoming chairman Mario Mamon, chairman and president of Enchanted Kingdom in the Philippines.

WILDWOOD—Will Morey passed on the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) chairmanship gavel to Mario Mamon, (chairman and president of Enchanted Kingdom in the Philippines) during the IAAPA Attractions Expo 2013 in Orlando.

More than 25 team members from Morey’s Piers attended the expo, which was held Nov. 18 through 22. The company said they were able to gather information on the newest amusement park trends and technologies, as well as get a first look at new products to keep the company competitive in the industry. 

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Young writers recognized at Crest Memorial

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 10, 2014 01:00 am

Elementary school writers honored at the Crest Memorial December Principal’s Corner. Elementary school writers honored at the Crest Memorial December Principal’s Corner.

WILDWOOD CREST – Crest Memorial School students who produced outstanding compositions in November and December were recently honored at the school and rewarded with a pizza lunch. Their work is also displayed on the school principal’s bulletin board.

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Four face drug charges in Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, January 09, 2014 04:44 pm

WILDWOOD—Police have arrested four Wildwood residents Wednesday, after conducting a two-week investigation involving heroin and crack sales at the Max Beach Apartments on Garfield Avenue.

Xavier Alicea-Goiccochea, 18, an unemployed construction laborer; Carlos Velez-Perez, 31, a fiberglass installer; Richard White, 33, also an unemployed construction worker; and Victoria Majewski, 24, who works as a residential housekeeper, were all arrested as a result of the investigation.

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Burglary spree reported on Pacific Avenue in Wildwood

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, January 09, 2014 04:28 pm

WILDWOOD—Police confirmed Thursday that there were a string of burglaries at Pacific Avenue businesses late New Year’s Eve and into the early morning hours of Jan. 1.

The Deck Restaurant, Mum’s the Word Florist, and Michele’s Island Cuts were all broken into that night, Det. Sgt. Ken Gallagher said Thursday, Jan. 9. So far, police have not made any arrests.

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Wildwood to try again on beach bars

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, January 09, 2014 11:40 am

WILDWOOD—The city is hoping that the third time might be the charm to bring some adult beverages to Wildwood’s expansive beach.

During the Board of Commissioner’s meeting Dec. 31, the governing body voted to again advertise for proposals to operate a bar on the beach.

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Prosecutor’s office monitoring Crest police

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, January 08, 2014 01:29 pm

WILDWOOD CREST—The county prosecutor’s office is now monitoring the borough’s police department, Prosecutor Robert Taylor confirmed Monday.

“All I can tell you at this point is we were asked to monitor their police department during their transition to a new chief of police,” Taylor said.

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Army Corps proposes multimillion-dollar dune project for Wildwoods

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, January 08, 2014 01:17 pm

Photo by Jen Marra/ Some of North Wildwood’s beaches are eroding, while beaches in the rest of the Wildwoods continue to grow. Photo by Jen Marra/ Some of North Wildwood’s beaches are eroding, while beaches in the rest of the Wildwoods continue to grow. WILDWOOD—The Army Corps of Engineers wants to complete a $21.8 million dune project on the Wildwoods’ beaches in an effort to reduce future storm damage on the island.

Officials in North Wildwood welcome the project, while Wildwood is skeptical, and in Wildwood Crest, officials say they want to take a closer look.

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Patrick Rosenello sworn in as North Wildwood's mayor

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, January 08, 2014 12:14 am

Photo by Christie Rotondo/ Patrick Rosenello, left, is sworn in as the next mayor of North Wildwood. Photo by Christie Rotondo/ Patrick Rosenello, left, is sworn in as the next mayor of North Wildwood. NORTH WILDWOOD—Council chambers in this city were packed with a standing-room only crowd Tuesday night for the swearing-in of North Wildwood’s new mayor, Patrick Rosenello.

Returning council members Margaret Bishop, Ed Koehler, and Salvatore Zampirri also took oaths of office that night. Zampirri, who represents the city’s 2nd ward, was voted North Wildwood’s new city council president.

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