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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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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. 

 

Judge upholds original sentencing in Romeo trial

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, October 10, 2013 05:10 pm

WILDWOOD— A former Wildwood police sergeant was sentenced to a five-year prison term Thursday, but he will be eligible for parole after one year and five days.

David Romeo was first convicted in 2010 on official misconduct charges after he kicked two suspects in the head while they were handcuffed and lying on the ground.

An appeals court had upheld the trial court’s decision, but remanded the sentencing back to the trial court in August. The state has a minimum sentence requirement of five years without the possibility of parole for second-degree official misconduct charges.

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DeMarzo again petitions Supreme Court to hear case

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, October 10, 2013 11:36 am

WILDWOOD — About a month after an appellate court ruled that Gary DeMarzo was in conflict when he served as the city’s mayor and a cop, he has decided to ask the Supreme Court to hear the case.

In a statement Tuesday, DeMarzo announced that he had filed the petition with the New Jersey Supreme Court. He contends that he should have been allowed to take a leave of absence from the police department when he was Wildwood’s mayor instead of having to resign.

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Infamous plane crash leaves Wildwood man asking “What if?”

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, October 09, 2013 12:13 pm

Gerald “Jerry” Sieber with his book, “Non-Essential Personnel.” Gerald “Jerry” Sieber with his book, “Non-Essential Personnel.” WILDWOOD— Jerry Sieber, a Wildwood native, has spent most of his life asking one question: “What if?”

Sieber was the field manager for the Marshall College football team in 1970, when 37 members of the team were killed in a plane crash. He says that this event was probably the deadliest tragedy in sports history. In his first book, “Non-Essential Personnel” he tells the story of his time at Marshall, how he got there, and how the tragedy changed his life.

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Crest officials look into Sunset Lake water level problems

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, October 09, 2013 11:59 am

File photo by Jen Marra/Sunset Lake is the venue for Hydrofest this weekend, but some locals are worried the lake is becoming shallower. File photo by Jen Marra/Sunset Lake is the venue for Hydrofest this weekend, but some locals are worried the lake is becoming shallower. WILDWOOD CREST— Sunset Lake, which is a prime spot for jet skiers and boaters throughout the summer, may be starting to fill in, according to some locals.

Fred Miller, a borough resident, said that he grew up on Sunset Lake. He operates one of the patrol boats on the lake during Hydrofest, an annual boating event, and is involved with the Wildwood Crest Yacht Club.

During last Wednesday’s meeting, he told commissioners that the lake may be getting shallower.

Read more: Crest officials look into Sunset Lake water level problems

 

Pizza tasters set the standards for Wildwood ’walk

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, October 08, 2013 11:05 am

The members of the Wildwood Pizza Tour hit the boardwalk for their annual tasting Aug. 9. From left are Melissa and Christopher Martin, Frank Peronace, Tim Coyle and Brian Matthews. Behind Martin is Mike Elia. The members of the Wildwood Pizza Tour hit the boardwalk for their annual tasting Aug. 9. From left are Melissa and Christopher Martin, Frank Peronace, Tim Coyle and Brian Matthews. Behind Martin is Mike Elia. A crispy crust, lots of gooey mozzarella cheese and tomato sauce that has a hint of garlic rather than sweetness is Christopher Martin’s ideal slice of pizza.

Martin may not be considered an expert, but he and four friends have been rating pizza on the Wildwoods boardwalk since 2005. In 2009, they started a website, wildwoodpizzatour.com, to publish their findings.

“After being down for so many years, we were curious who had the best pizza,” Martin said. 

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Crest women show support for breast cancer awareness

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 08, 2013 12:00 am

 Women in Wildwood Crest came out in support of Breast Cancer awareness this week by donning pink ribbon t-shirts. Women in Wildwood Crest came out in support of Breast Cancer awareness this week by donning pink ribbon t-shirts.

WILDWOOD CREST — Women in Wildwood Crest came out in support of Breast Cancer awareness this week by donning pink ribbon t-shirts.

Wildwood Crest Commissioner Joyce Gould, pictured right showing the back of the shirt, also joined them. 

 

Warriors celebrate homecoming weekend with parade, crowning and more

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 08, 2013 12:00 am

 Students dressed as Belle and the Beast stand atop a float based on the movie “Beauty and the Beast.”   Students dressed as Belle and the Beast stand atop a float based on the movie “Beauty and the Beast.”  Wildwood Warriors football team ride atop a fire truck as part of the homecoming parade.   Wildwood Warriors football team ride atop a fire truck as part of the homecoming parade. WILDWOOD – The city showed off its Warrior pride Oct. 3 - 5 when students and staff at Wildwood High School celebrated their annual homecoming with a parade, naming of the homecoming court, dance and football game.

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