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    WILDWOOD — Wildwood officials could again weigh implementing beach fees in the city, and possibly put the issue on the ballot in November, Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr. said Tuesday.

    But, he stressed that the plans are far from definite.

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    WILDWOOD – Two Rio Grande women were arrested Monday, July 28, and charged with distributing heroin throughout the northern neighborhoods of the City of Wildwood, police announced.

    Elizabeth Singh and Heather Fowler, both 36, were charged with possession of heroin and possession with the intent to distribute after police searched their vehicle and found 300 individual bags of heroin prepackaged for street sale around 8:30 p.m., according to a release. Police said the heroin had a street value of about $3,000.

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    beachThe Natural Resource Defense Council has determined that New Jersey has the third best beach water quality in the United States, out of the 30 states where samples were collected and tested.

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    Wildwood commissioners say no, cite traffic nightmare

    WILDWOOD— Wildwood’s commissioners unanimously voted against a resolution Wednesday that would have made turning right on red at the intersection of Rio Grande and New Jersey avenues illegal.

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    NORTH WILDWOOD – The family of a Pennsylvania man who drowned in North Wildwood two years ago is asking to have the Hereford Inlet beach closed through a court order, a lawsuit filed in Cape May County Wednesday states.

    According to the D’Amato Law Firm in Egg Harbor Township, which is representing George Bradley Smith’s family, the 54-year-old father’s death was “entirely foreseeable and preventable had local authorities prohibited access to the deadly section of hazardous North Wildwood beach.”

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News Notes, edition of Oct. 17, 2013

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 17, 2013 03:00 pm

In this week's News Notes from around the island: Officials announced that areas of Park Avenue will be closed starting Friday, Oct. 18; Wildwood applies for a grant to continue construction on Davis Avenue; Boardwalk II: Back to Wildwood will be shown during Cape May's film festival; and Wildwood is recognized by the state DEP. 

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Crest named new choice school

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, October 17, 2013 01:34 pm

WILDWOOD CREST — Wildwood Crest was one of 27 school districts in the state to be approved to accept out-of-district students, as part of a statewide school choice program.

Starting next September, Crest Memorial Elementary will be able to take in 11 out-of-district students at no cost to the students’ families or sending school district, as part of the Interdistrict School Choice Program.

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Wildwood firefighter hurt in motorcycle crash

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, October 17, 2013 10:08 am

WILDWOOD— Mark D'Amico, battalion chief for Wildwood Fire Company #1, is recovering after he was involved in a serious motorcycle accident Wednesday afternoon.

"He's got a long road to recovery, but he's very lucky," Mayor Ernie Troiano said Thursday. "He's in our prayers."

According to Middle Township Police, D'Amico was traveling on Swainton Goshen Road around 12:30 p.m. when he allegedly lost control of his motorcycle and stuck a Middle Township School Bus.

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Credit card option eyed for Crest parking meters

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, October 16, 2013 02:22 pm

WILDWOOD CREST — Come next summer, visitors will be able to feed the meter in Wildwood Crest with plastic, rather than just their spare change.

Commissioners are looking into implementing a credit card payment system for their parking meters, while keeping the option to pay with change.

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Zombie Mud Run photos

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, October 15, 2013 03:29 pm

 

FEMA meeting canceled due to government shutdown

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 15, 2013 03:12 pm

WILDWOOD –An Oct. 18 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) meeting in Lower Township has been canceled due to the federal government’s shutdown.

The meeting was scheduled to allow property owners to question FEMA officials about recent revisions to flood maps.

“With the government shutdown, the meeting has been canceled,” said Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano. “But that does not mean your voices will not be heard.”

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In Another Time > Wildwoods’ comeback was not to last

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Saturday, October 12, 2013 12:00 pm

The towns of the Wildwoods were still in their infancy when America entered World War I in 1916. Cape May to the south and Long Branch to the north had set the seashore tourism standards long before the idea ever came to the Wildwood developers and promoters.

Still, there were optimistic signs in the Wildwoods during that period leading to the outbreak of the world war that began in 1914 and was touted as “the war to end all wars.” Wildwood and Holly Beach had merged into one community in 1912, a move believed then to enhance the tourism strength of the island. Anglesea became North Wildwood in 1906, and Wildwood Crest joined the others as a borough in 1910.

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Quotes of the Week> Oct. 11

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 11, 2013 11:29 am

Quotes of the Week

“We’ve actually been looking into having a designated beach area that could be pet-friendly.”

– Wildwood Commissioner Pete Byron on potentially opening a dog park on the beach.

“For me, I felt that I was being very clearly looked after. I think there’s still something for me that I’m supposed to do and I’m waiting for the signal.”

Jerry Sieber, a Wildwood native who was field manager for the Marshall College football team during the infamous 1970 plane crash. 

“It’s only going to get worse.”

Crest resident Fred Miller on Sunset Lake getting shallower. 

   

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