• Regional

    Tuesday, Nov. 25

    OCEAN CITY - The John Walter Cape Community Band presents a free Christmas concert 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25 at the Howard Stainton Senior Center, 1735 Simpson Ave. The band is composed of 25-30 musicians, ranging in age from 15 to 84. They play a variety of styles including marches, Broadway show tunes, classical, pops and jazz. For more information, contact Karen at 609-399-2434, ext. 5238.

    Thursday, Nov. 27

    OCEAN CITY - The Fast and the Furriest 5K Turkey Trot and 1-Mile Fun Run will begin 8:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 27, at…

  • Cape May Gazette

    Arthur E.

    LOWER TOWNSHIP – Arthur E. “Art” Treon, whose name was synonymous with fire fighting and emergency management in the township, county, and state, died Wednesday night after leaving the scene of a fatal fire in North Wildwood.

    Town Bank Fire Chief Lou McGonigal, a longtime friend, said Treon had gone to Tuesday night’s fire at 212 W. 17th Ave. in North Wildwood Nov. 18. McGonigal said Treon complained of chest pains and shortness of breath and was transported to the hospital, where he appeared to be doing better. Treon later died…

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Rio Grande Fire Company battles a blaze in Whitesboro, Tuesday evening. photo courtesy Rio Grande Fire Company

    Police identify 71-year-old man killed in Whitesboro fire

    WHITESBORO – Firefighters with Rio Grande were called from a fire in North Wildwood, that left one person dead, to respond to a fire in Whitesboro that killed another man.

    “We were at the North Wildwood fire, and clearing that scene when we got a call for a…

  • Wildwood Leader

    Fudgy Wudgy Man Andy MarkeeNORTH WILDWOOD – Andrew N. “Andy” Markee was known to some as the quintessential Fudgy Wudgy man, dispensing ice cream and smiles to beachgoers in North Wildwood.

    Markee died on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at the age of 76.

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Aziza, the first female giraffe that called the Cape May County Zoo her homeCAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Aziza, the first female giraffe that called the Cape May County Zoo her home has died, zoo officials announced today.

    Dr. Hurbert Paluch, and director of the zoo said that Aziza arrived at the zoo nearly 20 years ago and was one of the first inhabitants in the Savannah. 

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Frederick Gene Marr is wheeled passed the jury box, on his way to state prison for at least 30 years in the 2010 murder of his nephew, Ronald Denny Sr.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Frederick Gene Marr will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of his nephew, a judge decided Friday, Nov. 14.

Wildwood Leader

West Wildwood helps out seniors during snow storm

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, January 30, 2014 03:42 pm

A West Wildwood officer shovels snow for seniors. A West Wildwood officer shovels snow for seniors.

WEST WILDWOOD –  After a four year hiatus, borough officials, police officers and public works employees took to the streets to shovel snow from driveways and walkways of senior citizens and those with health issues.

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PHOTOS: Cold go round for a good cause

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, January 30, 2014 12:35 pm

Photo by Jen Marra/Andrew Granero with the Wildwood Police Department is ready to ride. Photo by Jen Marra/Andrew Granero with the Wildwood Police Department is ready to ride.

Andrew Granero with the Wildwood Police Department is ready to ride the sixth annual Le Tour de Woods The HurriKanen and Genny Lynn Kickin’ Cancer Bike Hike. The ride started outside the Bolero Blue Water Grill in Wildwood Saturday, Jan. 25.  The tour is part of FreezaPalooza, a fundraising benefit supporting Genny Lynn Farnan of West Cape May and Kanen Keating Wear, 6, of Swainton. Photos by Jen Marra.

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Crest to weigh in on Army Corps dune plan

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, January 30, 2014 11:57 am

WILDWOOD CREST—Since the Army Corps of Engineers announced plans to build a 16-foot dune spanning Five Mile Island, Crest officials have been digging into the plan.

But officials with the Army Corps say few big changes will be made to the proposed project, which is currently in a public comment period.

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Wildwood lobbies for Open Space money for ice rink

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, January 30, 2014 11:49 am

Photo by Christie Rotondo/ This empty lot on Pacific Avenue is the proposed site for a park and ice rink. Photo by Christie Rotondo/ This empty lot on Pacific Avenue is the proposed site for a park and ice rink. WILDWOOD—The city and business owners in the downtown submitted a collaborative proposal for a park and possible ice rink on Pacific Avenue to the county Open Space board Tuesday morning.

But, residents who petitioned against the ice rink project last year say they feel like city officials are circumventing public opinion by taking the proposal to the board without letting it go to a vote first.

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Wildwood man arrested after drawing gun at Ship N’ Shore

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, January 29, 2014 10:28 am

WILDWOOD—Police announced they have arrested a Wildwood man who allegedly pointed a gun at a fellow bar patron during a heated argument at the Ship N’ Shore Tuesday. 

Jose Ramos, 28, was arrested after police responded to the West Montgemery Avenue bar to investigate a disturbance involving individuals armed with a handgun, police said.

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North Wildwood eyes homes in business zone to spur development

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, January 28, 2014 03:26 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD—Some lots in North Wildwood’s central business district, like the one at Fourth and New Jersey avenues, have sat empty for years.

Now, city officials hope to draw new development there.

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Wildwood urges residents to stay warm and fire smart

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, January 28, 2014 03:24 pm

WILDWOOD – With temperatures expected to stay in the at- or below-freezing range for the next week, firefighters in Wildwood remind residents to stay safe and stay warm.

This winter has seen colder temperatures than usual, and the freeze is expected to continue this week.

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Wildwood man charged with selling marijuana, prescription pills

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, January 27, 2014 07:04 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD—A Wildwood man was arrested on marijuana and prescription pill distribution charges Saturday afternoon, after police say they saw him driving on New Jersey Avenue without a front license plate.

Raymond Segarra, 30, was stopped by North Wildwood police officer Justin Melo around 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 on the 100 block of West Juniper Ave. in Wildwood, after Segarra was seen driving south on New Jersey Avenue without a front license plate, police said. 

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