• Wildwood Leader

    Jen Marra/Preschool student Roberto Sanchez Olguin gets a double high five from the Easter Bunny who paid a special visit to the students during their lunch period.

    Margaret Mace elementary students had a surprise visit from the Easter bunny Friday, April 11. The visit came the same day as students participated in the school's Easter Hat Parade, an annual event organized by first grade teachers Amanda Brojakowski and Judi Kiniry.

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    Wildwood Police/ Police were looking to identify these individuals, who they suspected assaulted a man on the boardwalk Saturday.WILDWOOD – Police have arrested four Marlton teens in connection to an aggravated assault on the boardwalk April 13, the Wildwood police department announced.

    Ryan Callahan, 18, Nicholas Nastasi, 19, Kyle Patrick, 19, and a 17-year-old male, have been charged with aggravated assault after police released surveillance footage of the suspects to local media earlier this week. Callahan, Nastasi…

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    David Benson/ Tonya Ahern of Upper Township shows the two types of naloxone available, a nasal spray and an injection. Parents group seeks overdose antidote, training

    A matter of minutes could mean the difference between life and death for an overdose victim.

    That’s the thinking of Tonya Ahern, an Upper Township woman who works with Parent to Parent, a support group for parents of individuals suffering from addiction.

  • Wildwood Leader

    A vote to rescind fees to be held April 23

    WILDWOOD— After a war of words between  Morey's Piers and Mayor Ernie Troiano, Jr., GWTIDA announced Tuesday that an agreement had been reached between the authority and city that would keep key events on Wildwood’s beaches.

  • Wildwood Leader

    Operators still waiting for ABC approval

    WILDWOOD – Wildwood’s beach bar is one step closer to opening this summer, now that the Board of Commissioners voted Friday, April 11 to award Beach Buddy, LLC a contract to operate on the city’s beach.

    In February, the commissioners accepted the proposal from the group of Philadelphia club and night club owners, but did not award the contract. During the commissioners’ regular meeting on April 9, a resolution to award the contract was moved to a closed-door executive session.

Wildwood Leader

Mother and son face charges

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, June 27, 2013 11:06 am

NORTH WILDWOOD— Police say a mother and son from Southampton, Pa. robbed a car in North Wildwood Wednesday.

They were arrested and charged with burglary and conspiracy.

Denise Schueller, 44, and Michael Iucolino, 18, were arrested after officers responded to a 911 call about suspicious activity on the 100 East block of Fourth Avenue around 9:27 p.m. Once they arrived, officers found that a car had been burglarized and arrested the mother and son, according to a report.

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AtlantiCare Advance Life Support coming to Wildwoods

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, June 27, 2013 10:47 am

But mayor wants the service all year

NORTH WILDWOOD—In a medical emergency, seconds could mean the difference between disaster and recovery.

That’s the thinking of Mayor Bill Henfey, who says he wants the Wildwoods to readily have access to advanced life support, especially during the summer.

AtlantiCare is bringing an advanced life support unit onto Five Mile Island this summer, but Henfey says he would like to have a similar unit year round. He can’t though, under state law.

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Wildwood creates office of beach services

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, June 27, 2013 10:46 am

WILDWOOD—For the past two years, Wildwood commissioners have tried to bank on the city’s expansive beaches.

Horseback riding, beach box and cabana rentals, volleyball tournaments, surf camps, and beach bars have been possible options to help bring in more money to the city, and now the administration has created an office to oversee those revenue items.

“This is money to help promote beach opportunities,” Commissioner Pete Byron said.

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Rap artists weigh in on saggy pants ban

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013 12:53 pm

WILDWOOD—Since the saggy pants ordinance has made national news, some rap and hip-hop artists have begun to speak out against it, even calling the ordinance “racist.”

Rap artist The Game told TMZ earlier this month that he was against the ban. A blog post about the ordinance also appeared on the front page of the rapper’s web site Wednesday.

In an expletive-ridden quote, he told the entertainment news organization that Wildwood commissioners were overstepping their bounds by telling people what to wear.

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New eatery opens in the downtown

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, June 25, 2013 04:13 pm

Photo by Christie Rotondo/Brittany Schultz, manager of Pasta Pesto, and owner Milton Baralos pose under the mural of the new restaurant. Photo by Christie Rotondo/Brittany Schultz, manager of Pasta Pesto, and owner Milton Baralos pose under the mural of the new restaurant. Wildwood restaurateurs launch Italian place at former club site 

WILDWOOD—When the stainless steel exterior of the Casba Comedy Club was stripped in February, it was a final reminder that the club of 33 years was no more.

Since Mark Vito sold the Casba, many had questioned what would take its place. Now, the Pasta Pesto Italian Grill has opened to visitors- bringing brick oven pizza and upscale Italian dining to Atlantic Avenue.

The grill is owned by partners Manny Kantzios and Milton Baralos, who also own the Marvis and Pink Cadillac diners.

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North Wildwood doctor cleared of contempt charge

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, June 24, 2013 04:44 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE—Dr. John Costino of North Wildwood was found not guilty of violating a judge’s orders Friday, a decision his lawyer said ended a six-year saga of prosecution against Costino.

“This was not a prosecution, this was a persecution,” Defense attorney John Tumelty said Monday.

Costino was first targeted for a sting operation in 2007, when the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office and Drug Enforcement Administration sent two undercover officers posing as exotic dancers to his office.

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Police chase on the boardwalk

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, June 24, 2013 11:04 am

WILDWOOD CREST—A 37-year-old Bridgeton man was arrested Sunday after he allegedly drove his vehicle onto the boardwalk and erratically sped through the Wildwood Crest bike path, police said.

Robert Carter was driving south on the boardwalk in Wildwood around 8 a.m. with two children in his vehicle, ages 14 and 5, according to police. He then exited the boardwalk on Cresse Avenue near the pedestrian ramp and continued driving south on the bike path.

When police tried to get Carter to stop, he jumped the curb at Buttercup Road and drove into a motel parking lot, then exited the lot, drove erratically a short distance, where Officer Lorenzo Plaza was able to stop the car.

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Charges filed in car burglaries

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, June 24, 2013 10:57 am

NORTH WILDWOOD—A 19-year-old Pennsylvania man was arrested Saturday and charged with multiple car burglaries, police said.

Jared Brown of Wyncote, Pa. was arrested after police responded to a disturbance call at 26th and Surf avenues at 2:58 a.m. Unrelated to the call, Sgt. Keith McGee saw Brown leave the area and go behind a parked car on the 300 block of 25th Avenue. Brown was then found with several phone chargers and GPS devices on him, and police said that further investigation revealed that there had been multiple car burglaries in the area.

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