• Regional

    Dru Shelly was kidnapped and raped at 17. Now, she works as a financial planner, is married, and has three children. Her story of survival will be the keynote at Friday’s Violence Survivor Symposium.Dru Shelly will be keynote at Violence Survivor Symposium

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Dru Shelly was 17 when she was abducted from the Ocean City Boardwalk at knifepoint…

  • Sports

    Because she was part of three state and four South Jersey championship basketball teams, Kaitlin Anzelone was best known athletically at Wildwood High School for her work in the gymnasium before graduating in 2003.

    But those who remember Anzelone the all-around athlete can also recall her brilliance on the soccer field.

    Anzelone, who was also part of a Cape-Atlantic League championship softball team at Wildwood, went on to play three sports as a freshman at Division III Rutgers-Camden University. But she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia in the fall…

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Inmate testimony called into question

    [see related story: Lower Township man found guilty of nephew's murder]

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A jury heard closing arguments Monday in the murder trial of Lower Township resident Frederick Gene Marr.

    Marr, 75, is accused in the fatal shooting of his nephew, Ronald Denny Sr. outside of Denny’s Del Haven home on Aug. 11, 2010.

    The prosecutor’s office has said the shooting happened because of a dispute over jointly-owned real estate in Florida.

  • Wildwood Leader

    Jacob SpiegelWILDWOOD — An official with the Wildwood fire department says that Jake Spiegel, the part-time firefighter who was indicted by a grand jury Sept. 24 with his father, Rob, on official misconduct charges, is not currently working for the department.

    As a part-time firefighter, Jake Spiegel is a summer employee for the city of Wildwood, said Deputy Fire Chief Dan Speigel (no relation to the accused). The department is “monitoring the situation” to determine at a later date if Spiegel can return to work next summer.

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD — Officials in Wildwood decided Wednesday to keep the city’s curfew in place, unlike other New Jersey towns that have opted to repeal theirs after courts found them to be unconstitutional.

    Instead, they asked city attorney Mary D’Arcy Bittner to revise the curfew to protect Wildwood against possible lawsuits.

  • Wildwood Leader

    NORTH WILDWOOD — The state Department of Transportation plan to dredge a mile-stretch of Beach Creek may be delayed until next summer, a DOT spokesman said.

    The department received only one bid on the project, which did not meet the contract requirements, NJDOT spokesman Steve Schapiro said.

Wildwood Leader

No raise for three years under firefighter contract

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 05, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD — Since the end of 2012, Wildwood’s career firefighters have been working without a contract. After eight months of negotiations, the Board of Commissioner’s approved the local Fireman’s Benevolent Association union contract Aug. 27 that will carry the city’s firefighters to 2017.

Gary Vessels, vice president of the Wildwood FMBA Local 50 who served as the chairman for negotiations on the current contract, said that state regulations regarding unions “really handcuffed negotiations.” But, he said that there are few significant changes since the union’s last contract with the city.

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Fall start planned for Beach Creek dredging project

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, September 04, 2014 12:00 am

Photo by Christie Rotondo/ Beach Creek runs between Middle Township and North Wildwood this fall. Photo by Christie Rotondo/ Beach Creek runs between Middle Township and North Wildwood this fall. NORTH WILDWOOD — About 43,000 cubic yards of sand will be dredged from Beach Creek this winter as part of a multimillion-dollar channel dredging program with the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

Almost a mile of Beach Creek, which runs between Middle Township and the Anglesea section of North Wildwood, will be dredged out. According to Stephen Schapiro, a spokesman with NJDOT, the spoils are considered beach-quality sand and will be pumped onto North Wildwood beaches between Second and Fifth avenues.

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Pavers to benefit American Legion

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 04, 2014 12:00 am

Brick paving stones will be laid on the pathway outside the post’s Atlantic Avenue building. Brick paving stones will be laid on the pathway outside the post’s Atlantic Avenue building. WILDWOOD – Members of the community can purchase a personalized brick paving stone as part of a fundraising initiative for Wildwood’s Byron Pennington Crocker American Legion Post 184.

The bricks can honor the memory of a loved one, mark an event, or be dedicated to a friend or family member. The stones will be placed on the pathway outside the post’s Atlantic Avenue building.

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Two charged with marijuana possession in West Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 03, 2014 03:53 pm

WEST WILDWOOD — A man and woman were charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after West Wildwood police conducted a suspicious vehicle stop 5:15 a.m. Aug. 27, the department announced.

Police say they saw two men sitting in the rear of a vehicle with the interior light off in the area of Glenwood Avenue and A Avenue. Officers approached the vehicle and further investigation revealed there were several open containers of alcohol within the vehicle, police said.

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Bid well over budget for North Wildwood's Henfey Park plans

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, September 03, 2014 03:51 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD — Only one company submitted a bid to complete renovations at North Wildwood’s Bill Henfey Park, and it was $400,000 over what the city had budgeted to spend on the recreation facility.

On Tuesday night, City Council rejected that bid and voted to break down the proposed changes to the park into two separate jobs that will be advertised Sept. 10 and Sept. 17.

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Essex County man pleads guilty in Wildwoods mortgage scheme

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 02, 2014 05:07 pm

WILDWOOD– An Essex County man admitted Tuesday to conspiring to defraud financial institutions as part of a $15 million mortgage scheme that used phony documents and “straw buyers” to make illegal profits on overbuilt condos in the Wildwoods, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Larry Fullenwider, 63, of Belleville in EssexCounty, pleaded guilty to a second superseding indictment charging him with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in Camden federal court.

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Bicyclist airlifted after accident in North Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 02, 2014 03:58 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD — A 52-year-old Wildwood Crest woman was airlifted to the hospital Aug. 27. She was riding her bicycle and was involved in an accident with a motor vehicle, police said.

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Wildwood Beach Patrol announces post-Labor Day schedule

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 02, 2014 10:29 am

WILDWOOD — The Wildwood Beach Patrol will provide limited lifeguarding services this week.

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