• 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.

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    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

PHOTOS: Wildwood prepares for the holidays

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, December 04, 2013 04:17 pm

Emma Messer, 7, of Wildwood Crest helps her father, Tom Messer, set up the inflatable decorations.

Emma Messer, 7, of Wildwood Crest helps her father, Tom Messer, set up the inflatable decorations.

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Wildwood man charged with robbing local deli

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 04, 2013 11:38 am

WILDWOOD—A Wildwood man has been charged with robbing a deli on Rio Grande Avenue Sunday afternoon, police said. 

Luis Castrodad-Julia, 27, allegedly threatened to use a handgun if the employee at Taqueria Maya Deli didn’t turn over the cash in the register. The employee complied, and Castrodad left, walking north on Pacific Avenue, police said.

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Wildwood budgets for 1999 worker’s comp claim

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 04, 2013 01:00 am

 WILDWOOD—The city increased the amount paid for a 1999 worker’s compensation claim to $423,000 during the Nov. 27 Board of Commissioners meeting.

During the meeting, the Board of Commissioners added a resolution to the agenda that increased the amount paid to Qual-Lynx to a total of $423,000.

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Quotes of the Week > Dec. 4, 2013

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 04, 2013 01:00 am

Quotes of the Week

“It’s really beautiful. It’s all glass and it’s two floors. It’s really going to be something.”
Crest Commissioner Joyce Gould on the new library. The Crest is planning to add additional parking for the new facility.

“Just because you are talking about something sensitive doesn’t mean you sanitize the minutes.”
Government transparency advocate John Paff on Wildwood Crest’s closed-door meeting minutes.

“It would go to so many different people and there was a lot of lag time in the approval. So now it’s going to take a lot of that out for smaller events.”
Wildwood Commissioner Pete Byron on the new regulations for beach event permits.

   

Reduced rate parking planned at Atlantic Avenue in Crest

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, December 03, 2013 03:24 pm

WILDWOOD CREST—Borough Commissioners have taken the first steps to create a reduced rate parking zone on Atlantic Avenue in the Crest, months after some residents complained that the new meters installed on that street weren’t feasible.

The board introduced an ordinance on Nov. 25 that designates both the west and east sides of Atlantic Avenue a “reduced rate zone” for parking meters.

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Parking sought on Green Acres parcel in Wildwood Crest

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, December 03, 2013 03:19 pm

Crest: Move is needed for library plan

WILDWOOD CREST— To accommodate the new library in the Crest, officials there are looking to add parking near the Atlantic Avenue tennis courts.

The proposal was brought up for a public hearing during the commissioner’s meeting Nov. 25.

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Boardwalk amusements offer holiday deals on tickets, season passes

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, November 30, 2013 02:00 am

 WILDWOOD — Morey’s Piers is offering savings of up to $190 for a season of ride and admission passes during the company’s annual holiday sale Dec. 2-Jan. 3.

Season passes for 2014 are available for $260 and include one ride wristband per day for use on all three piers, and one, three-hour session per day at one of Morey’s Piers’ two waterparks: Ocean Oasis Waterpark and Raging Waters Waterpark. The company said the retail value is $450.

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Quotes of the Week > Nov. 27, 2013

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 29, 2013 04:14 pm

Quotes of the Week

“It actually matches very nicely. Hanukkah is a celebration of thanksgiving.”
—-Rabbi Jeffrey Lipschultz of Beth Judah Temple on how Thanksgiving and Hanukkah collide this year.

“Each and every member of our Wildwood family has played a role in this award. You have all proven the nay-sayers wrong.”
Wildwooh High School Superintendent Dennis Anderson on the school’s designation as a National Blue Ribbon School.

“I thought, ‘Let’s just try it.’ It’s not the coolest sign in the world. It’s a box sign, but it’s the iconic sign that you always see in all these pictures with the girls standing in front of it or sitting on top of it.”
Randy Hentges, owner of A.B.S. Sign Company, on his plan to recreate the classic Wildwood By-the-Sea sign.

   

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