• Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD – More than 900 bags of heroin were seized from a Wildwood home, and four men arrested after the SWAT team executed a warrant on the 4300 block of Arctic Avenue on Friday, April 11, according to the Cape May County Prosecutors office.

    Eduardo Arroyo, 30, Luis Santiago, 30, Roy Perez-Heredia, 22, and Joshua Natal, 20, were charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana, according to a press release from the prosecutor’s office.

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    Photo by Christie Rotondo/ Wildwood firefighters quickly put out a fire at Marvis Diner Monday.

    WILDWOOD-- A small fire that started in the trash at Wildwood's Marvis Diner was quickly brought under control the afternoon of Monday, April 14.

    Fire Chief Chris D'Amico said the cause of the fire appears to be accidental and that there were no injuries.

  • Wildwood Leader

    Operators still waiting for ABC approval

    WILDWOOD – Wildwood’s beach bar is one step closer to opening this summer, now that the Board of Commissioners voted Friday, April 11 to award Beach Buddy, LLC a contract to operate on the city’s beach.

    In February, the commissioners accepted the proposal from the group of Philadelphia club and night club owners, but did not award the contract. During the commissioners’ regular meeting on April 9, a resolution to award the contract was moved to a closed-door executive session.

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD--Morey Piers has announced that if Wildwood doesn’t rescind its beach event fees by Wednesday, April 16, three major events, including Cape Express Beach Blast will take place in Wildwood Crest and North Wildwood this year. 

    “We do not wish to move these events as they have a very positive effect (sic) on the community of businesses with whom we share the boardwalk culture and tradition,” Will Morey wrote in a letter to Jack Byrne, chairman of the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority, on Saturday, April 12. “We simply cannot continue, however, to expose these events to the…

  • Regional

    Use by local law enforcement now needs to be approved by acting attorney general

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE—Lives in Cape May County may be saved that would otherwise have been lost to a vicious drug, once county detectives are trained to use an antidote for heroin overdoses.

    The Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office announced that the Chiefs of Police Association voted Thursday to support the use of Narcan by all local police departments in the county, the sheriff’s department, and prosecutor’s office.

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD— About a dozen community members, including Morey’s Piers Vice President Jack Morey, attended a Board of Commissioners meeting Wednesday in hopes that the governing body would vote to reverse its hike in beach event permitting fees.

    No such decision was made, but those in attendance waited more than two hours while the commission held a closed-door executive session, during which they planned to discuss correspondence from the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority regarding a contractual matter.

Wildwood Leader

Lifeguards have long been part of shore life

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Saturday, June 01, 2013 08:00 am

 It has been more than a century since lifeguards were given the same community recognition as the police and firemen, certainly in Wildwood and other seashore resorts.

The ocean, of course, was the major attraction that drew people to the seashore in preference to the lakes of North Jersey and the mountains of the Poconos. They were to come here, even before Wildwood became official in 1895 and Holly Beach ten years before that, and not to forget the Lenni Lenape Indians who preceded any of them.

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Boardwalk dress code is overdue

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, May 29, 2013 12:00 am

To the editor,

I read the article about proper attire on the Wildwood boardwalk. I think it's a great idea and long overdue. I remember, back in the day, when you couldn't even come up from the beach to get something to eat without shoes and a shirt.  That's how it should still be…what happened to that rule?

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Wildwood needs to be family friendly

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, May 29, 2013 12:00 am

To the editor,

I think this new ordinance about attire on the boardwalk is awesome. I am a seasonal renter in North Wildwood and I am appalled at the way some people dress on the boardwalk. It's pretty sad when you have to make excuses to your children on why a person chooses to look like a streetwalker.

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New Jersey kid was once proclaimed marbles king

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, May 29, 2013 12:00 am

To the editor,

I enjoyed reading your article on the marbles tournament and want to commend the Wildwood School District for encouraging kids to participate in the upcoming National Marbles Tournament.

Although, as was stated in the story, there has never been a New Jersey (or Wildwood) National Marbles Champion, it was a New Jersey kid and his well-known mentor who first fueled the inspiration for creating the national tournament.

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Writer’s outrage misplaced, out of date

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, May 29, 2013 12:00 am

To the editor:

Letter writer William Murphy's collective writings suffer from one-way outrage, especially when he considers Bush actions as important topics of the day.  Forget that Clinton ignoring Osama bin Laden and stripping security agencies led to 9/11.  Forget that Obama owes all his gratitude for capturing bin Laden to Seal Team 6 and Bush's interrogations.  Murphy says Bush missed one briefing.  Maybe.  How about 200-plus security requests in Benghazi Obama ignored?  No one's "giving" 5-year-olds guns except in Murphy's world, but the justice department ran guns to drug lords and Islamic militants.  Silence from Murphy. 

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PHOTOS: Up and ready

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, May 28, 2013 12:00 am

Photo by Christie Rotondo/Local officials and celebrities turned the key to unlock the beach, marking the start of summer 2013. Photo by Christie Rotondo/Local officials and celebrities turned the key to unlock the beach, marking the start of summer 2013.

High-flying kites mark unlocking ceremony

WILDWOOD--Local, county, and state officials braved strong winds and chilly temperatures to “unlock” Wildwood’s beach May 23. In conjunction with the 28th annual international kite festival, officials and local celebrities marked the unofficial start of the 2013 season.

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In Another Time > Wildwood was the name that won out

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Sunday, May 26, 2013 06:52 am

 What’s in a name? Some may have asked that back in the 19th century when they didn’t have a name and were looking for one.

Certainly the name wasn’t Wildwood, at least for another decade.

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PHOTOS: Prom memories

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 16, 2013 12:00 am

Jake Martin and Kelly Gillen Schwartz were crowned prom king and queen of Wildwood Catholic April 27. Jake Martin and Kelly Gillen Schwartz were crowned prom king and queen of Wildwood Catholic April 27. We asked readers to submit their photos online from Wildwood High and Wildwood Catholic’s proms.
Here’s the snapshots you submitted to wildwood.shorenewstoday.com. 

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