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    Becca is one of three border collies owned by Jean and John Ficca, who asked North Wildwood City Council to consider designating a dog park Sept. 16.NORTH WILDWOOD — A local couple presented a petition with 90 signatures from residents and property owners to City Council Tuesday, Sept. 16, asking that a dog park be designated in North Wildwood.

    While council seemed receptive to the idea, members did express…

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    WILDWOOD CREST— Based on DNA evidence, Wildwood Crest police have charged two Cape May County men in a 2009 armed robbery, the department announced.

    Gary Twiggs Jr. 26, of Dennisville and Dillon Tracy, 26, of Clermont were arrested and charged in connection with the crime on Sept. 17 and Sept. 16, respectively.

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    WILDWOOD — A 38-year-old Wildwood man has been charged in connection to a fatal heroin overdose at the Blue Heron Motel Sept. 19, police announced.

    Robert Lunzy has been charged under New Jersey’s Strict Liability for Drug-Induced Death law, which police say carries a maximum 20-year prison sentence if he is convicted of the first-degree crime.

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    The 1913 American LaFrance Hook and Ladder Truck was the first hook and ladder purchased by the Holly Beach Fire Company. WILDWOOD — One of the oldest reminders of the borough of Holly Beach sits covered and out of sight at the volunteer fire company on Washington and Montgomery Avenues.

    But hopefully, not for much longer.

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    Former resident will be public safety director

    WILDWOOD CREST — The borough has hired the former Cape May County chief of investigators as public safety director, a position created in July because the Crest was still without a police chief.

    Eugene Taylor, of Upper Township, started at the Crest Sept. 2 and his salary is $90,000. According to Mayor Carl Groon, Taylor will serve in that role until the borough is able to hire a chief of police.

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    NORTH WILDWOOD — City Council took the initial step to repeal North Wildwood’s curfew Tuesday, Sept. 16, citing that judges around the state have found similar curfews to be unconstitutional.

    “Curfew ordinances end up being almost as difficult to enforce and as likely to be unconstitutional as loitering ordinances,” William Kauffman, the city’s attorney said. 

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Wildwood Crest announces late-season lifeguard coverage

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 28, 2014 02:07 pm

WILDWOOD CREST – The Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol has announced its late-season beach coverage for 2014.

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Judge orders release of records involving Wildwood Crest officers

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, August 28, 2014 02:02 pm

Open government advocate sought communications between prosecutor and mayor

WILDWOOD CREST — An Atlantic County judge has ordered that four letters written by the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office to Mayor Carl Groon in regard to two Wildwood Crest police officers be turned over to a government-transparency advocate by mid-September.

According to the order, the letters were written to inform Groon “that there were major problems with the two mentioned officers ever testifying in a criminal proceeding.”

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As summer winds down, demand picks up at Lazarus House

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, August 28, 2014 12:53 pm

Volunteer Nancy Viall helps bag groceries for Jessica Gregory of Wildwood at the Lazarus House food pantry. Volunteer Nancy Viall helps bag groceries for Jessica Gregory of Wildwood at the Lazarus House food pantry. WILDWOOD — The double-wide trailer that houses the Lazarus House food pantry was bustling Monday morning with volunteers bagging canned goods, pasta, some fresh produce, and frozen chicken into brown paper bags for people who had lined up outside.

“At the end of the month, things start to pick up,” director Frank Stone said. By that time, SNAP benefits, which are commonly called food stamps, run out for several who rely on them.

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UPDATED: Sexual assault charge leads to drug arrests in Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 27, 2014 04:11 pm

WILDWOOD – Six men were charged with various drug offenses Tuesday, Aug. 26, after Wildwood police responded to a 15-year-old girl’s report of sexual assault, police said.

Christian Terinoni, 19, Wildwood, was charged with sexual assault with injury and endangering the welfare of a child, as well as possession of psilocybin mushrooms after the girl told police that she had been assaulted at a party at about 2:40 a.m. at 4211 Park Boulevard, Unit 100, Wildwood, according to police.

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Crest man accused of shooting paintball gun at people, cars

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 27, 2014 04:08 pm

WILDWOOD CREST — A Wildwood Crest man faces weapon and assault charges after he allegedly shot a paintball gun at cars and pedestrians Tuesday night on Pacific Avenue in the borough, police announced.

Police said they were called to 7100 Pacific Ave. around 9:15 p.m. for reports of a man shooting a BB gun at cars and people. When they arrived, they found Lawrence Mathis III, 46, shooting at pedestrians and moving vehicles with a paintball gun, police said. No one was injured, according to police.

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Narcan helps revive man after overdose

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 27, 2014 04:05 pm

WILDWOOD CREST — Wildwood Crest Rescue were able to revive a local man with Narcan after he allegedly overdosed on heroin, Crest police announced.

Police were called to a Sweetbriar Road residence around 5 p.m. Tuesday night for reports of an unconscious, unresponsive man. When they arrived, they said they found Frederick O’Brien III being given CPR by his wife. Prior to collapsing, police said, O’Brien ingested an unknown amount of heroin.

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Letter: Police patrolling beach should do so without guns

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, August 27, 2014 02:00 pm

To the editor:

Recently, we have noticed fully-uniformed police officers walking in pairs dressed in bullet proof vests, holstering hand guns, handcuffs, and ticket books inspecting beachgoers. They also walk the tide line where many beachgoers sit in chairs relaxing by the Atlantic Ocean. Since we purchased our home on Sixth Avenue in 2003, my wife, three children, extended family, friends, and I have enjoyed this beach, incident and issue-free without exception.

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Business wants to make sure Glenwood students have what they need to head back to school

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, August 26, 2014 12:51 pm

WILDWOOD — Children in Wildwood will go back to school Thursday, Aug. 28, and thanks to Itswell Yoga and the local community, many will have new backpacks and school supplies.

From now through Sept. 1, the studio will collect new backpacks, crayons, markers, pencils, and folders for children at Glenwood Avenue Elementary School.

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