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    Gail Hayman Cohen and Pauline Levy have lineages that trace back to Beth Judah's founding families, and both have been working to organize the synagogue's centennial celebration and strategic plan.Respecting roots, looking to the future

    WILDWOOD -- Gail Hayman Cohen and Pauline Levy sat talking in Beth Judah Temple Monday, surrounded by stained glass windows and gold plaques dedicated to the families that founded the…

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    Photo by Christie Rotondo/Former Mayor Bill Henfey, left, and current Mayor Patrick Rosenello, right, at Henfey's last meeting in December 2013. NORTH WILDWOOD — Bill Henfey, who served as North Wildwood’s mayor from 2006 to 2013, died Tuesday morning surrounded by family and friends at his home, the city of North Wildwood announced.

    He was 65.

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    Members of the Teen Paranormal Society watch computer monitors during one of this summer’s research sessions at the George F. Boyer museum.

    Paranormal research presentation scheduled for Oct. 25

    WILDWOOD — A handful of CumberlandCounty teens spent the summer exploring “spooky” happenings at the GeorgeF.BoyerMuseum, and come Oct. 25, they will share their findings. 

    The Teen Paranormal Society is a subgroup of Great Northeastern Paranormal Research, founded by John A. Pacelli and Clay Borneman…

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    pumpkin runHalloween in the Wildwoods kicks off Saturday, Oct. 25 with Paranormal Tour at the Wildwood Shore, and the Boardwalk Pumpkin Run.

    The paranormal tour will be held at the George F. Boyer Museum on Pacific Avenue Wildwood. An interactive paranormal tour at the former site of a funeral parlor, the event is presented by Teen Paranormal Society. Smart phones and ear plugs are necessary to participate. Admission is $5. For more information call 609-523-0277.

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    Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr.; Comets Joe D’Ambrosio and Dick Richards; Commissioners Tony Leonetti and Pete Byron; and Jon “Bowzer” Bauman of Sha Na Na stand in front of the new mural Friday, Oct. 17. WILDWOOD — The city honored its rock ‘n’ roll heritage Friday by unveiling a massive mural dedicated to Bill Haley and his Comets hit “Rock Around the…

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North Wildwood police handle over 3,000 calls in November

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, December 22, 2013 12:39 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD—North Wildwood police handled 3,223 calls for service in November and arrested 51 individuals, police announced.

Of the 51 arrested, 47 were adults and four were juveniles, police said. Fifteen of the arrests were for traffic offenses.

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New basketball court at convention center to be dedicated to Jack Byrne

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, December 22, 2013 12:38 pm

WILDWOOD– The Wildwoods Convention Center will host an unveiling of a new basketball court, 5 p.m. Dec. 23, as well as the court’s dedication in the West Exhibit Hall.

Convention Center officials said the court was purchased by the Boardwalk Basketball Classic for its annual tournament. The purchase came from Connor Sports and was made possible through a donation by the Wildwoods chapter of the Byrne Foundation

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In Another Time: Christmas songs were a taste of home for those serving far away

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Saturday, December 21, 2013 05:00 pm

The holidays, Christmas especially, have been the inspiration for many songwriters to come up with music that is etched in history.

Some songs, often played in the music-oriented Wildwoods during the hardships of World War II, have an emotional undertone as the lyrics promise that the battle- worn soldier would be home for Christmas, or that he was dreaming of a white Christmas. When the Japanese finally surrendered in August 1945 the hopes of those words and music they had heard so often on foreign soil were realized by many servicemen who were civilians once again and indeed were home for Christmas.

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Local students win awards for art at Convention Center

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Written by Christie Rotondo Saturday, December 21, 2013 12:07 pm

Students and art teachers from four Wildwoods schools pose in front of window art they created as part of the Greater Wildwood Fraternal Elks Lodge first holiday decorating contest at the Wildwoods Convention Center. Students and art teachers from four Wildwoods schools pose in front of window art they created as part of the Greater Wildwood Fraternal Elks Lodge first holiday decorating contest at the Wildwoods Convention Center.

WILDWOOD—The Greater Wildwood Fraternal Elks Lodge recently sponsored a holiday decorating contest between students and art teachers from four schools located in the Wildwoods: Margaret Mace, Cape Trinity, Crest Memorial and Wildwood Middle School.

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North Wildwood police arrest summary Dec. 2- Dec. 8

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 20, 2013 06:00 pm

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NORTH WILDWOOD—North Wildwood police announced that they made the following arrests from Dec. 2 to Dec. 8. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven.

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Officials want you to “DOO WW” this Christmas

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 16, 2013 01:00 am

WILDWOOD – City officials are urging shoppers to think locally before heading out to big box stores or the mall.

With winter coming, businesses geared to the summer may close their stores but many remain open online. Other local businesses keep their doors open throughout the year.

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Wildwood police handle almost 4,500 calls in November

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, December 15, 2013 01:00 am

WILDWOOD – Wildwood police responded to 4,488 calls in November, and arrested 56 adults and six juveniles.

There was one call for aggravated assault and 10 calls for simple assault; seven calls for burglary; 27 calls for theft; and nine calls for domestic violence.

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North Wildwood to share municipal officials with Crest, Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, December 15, 2013 01:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD— North Wildwood City Council voted Dec. 3 to extend its shared services agreement with Wildwood Crest for the city’s construction official.

The extension is for one year, and the council unanimously voted to make the extension. Mayor Bill Henfey said that sharing the city’s construction official with Wildwood Crest has been a success.

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