• Wildwood Leader

    Borough looks for a brand that ‘speaks to who we are’

    WILDWOOD CREST — The borough’s official seal features the brigantine Nancy, a sailing ship that carried gunpowder and arms for the Americans during the Revolutionary War, and was the center of the Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet- Cape May County’s only Revolutionary War battle.

    But, that’s a little-known history, particularly to the visitors of Wildwood Crest.

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    North Wildwood firefighters salute as the “flag to remember” is raised to half mast. NORTH WILDWOOD — Schoolchildren, local officials, and members of the community gathered in front of North Wildwood’s 15th Street Fire Station at 8:46 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, the exact time hijackers crashed a plane into the North Tower of the World Trade Center 13 years ago. 

    The solemn ceremony focused on remembering the almost 3,000 Americans who were killed that day in attacks on the World Trade Center…

  • Wildwood Leader

    He says he was brought in to clean up troubled motel after crossbow attack

    WILDWOOD — A property management company owned by Wildwood’s former mayor has been hired to help oversee security and maintenance changes at The Gillmore Motel, which was considered one of the most problematic properties in the city by police and code enforcement officials.

    Gary DeMarzo, who owns SunQuest Property Services, said his company was brought in about three weeks ago as a consultant at The Gillmore by its owner, Palermo resident Robert Grimley.

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    Commissioner Tony Leonetti, Wildwood Catholic Athletic Director Sal Zuccarello, and Chris Fox, Wildwood administrator, pose together with one of the donated AEDs. WILDWOOD — Eight years after an 11-year-old North Jersey girl died of sudden cardiac arrest at cheerleading practice, a new law requiring schools to provide access to defibrillators at athletic events and team practices went into effect Sept. 1.

    To help the island’s schools comply with the new law, the city…

  • Politics

    Challenger calls for jobs, while incumbent points to constituent work  

    Bill Hughes Jr., left, says jobs should be priority for the district, while U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo says voters already know him well. For the first time since his election representing New Jersey’s sprawling 2nd Congressional District two decades ago, U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo faces a candidate known from Pennsville to Ocean City, from Hammonton to Cape May.

Wildwood Leader

Daniel Spiegel promoted to Deputy Fire Chief

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 27, 2013 11:44 pm

 Daniel Speigel was promoted to deputy fire chief Nov. 22. Here, Speigel’s daughter pins on his badge.  
 Daniel Speigel was promoted to deputy fire chief Nov. 22. Here, Speigel’s daughter pins on his badge.

WILDWOOD—Capt. Daniel Speigel was promoted to deputy fire chief of the Wildwood Fire Department on Friday, Nov. 22.

The department said that friends, family and fellow firefighters from the tri-state area attended the promotion at Wildwood City Hall.

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Crest pool needs guards for a.m. open swim

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, November 27, 2013 01:00 am

Members threaten to leave pool if early morning hours are discontinued

WILDWOOD CREST — About 15 members of the Von Savage pool are threatening to not purchase pool memberships in 2014 if the Crest does not keep its 6 a.m. open swim program.

Members who want to keep the program intact sent a letter to the commissioners, and about 10 of those who signed the letter came to voice their opinions at borough hall Monday, Nov. 25.

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Wildwoods looking to attract new daytrippers with Ocean City billboard

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, November 26, 2013 02:15 pm

WILDWOOD — In an effort to attract daytrippers to Wildwood events, the tourism authority has leased advertising space on a billboard on the way into Ocean City. 

“We’re always looking for ways to advertise our events around the region,” said Ben Rose, director of marketing for the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority.

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A.B.S. Signs lighting up the Wildwoods for 50 years

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, November 26, 2013 01:52 pm

Courtesy ABS Sign Company/ A.B.S. Sign Company will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2014, and this is one of the earliest pictures of the company at work. Courtesy ABS Sign Company/ A.B.S. Sign Company will celebrate its 50th Anniversary in 2014, and this is one of the earliest pictures of the company at work. Hentges wants to recreate classic sign

WILDWOOD — Inside the shop at A.B.S. Sign Company on Park Boulevard, a Mack’s Pizza sign is missing all its letters. Across the room, a giant red sign from the top of the Matador Motel has just received a fresh coat of red paint, while a designer draws up a sketch of a new sign for a nail salon in Rio Grande on his computer.

Chances are, most of those neon doo-wop-style signs in Wildwood, as well as some more modern ones, have been created at A.B.S. Sign Company, which has been in business since 1964. In 2014, the company will be celebrating its 50th anniversary.

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North Wildwood man found with handgun after disturbance

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 25, 2013 12:52 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD—Police have charged a 33-year-old North Wildwood man with weapons offenses after they allegedly found a .38 caliber handgun and BB gun on him Nov. 23.

Police responded to a disturbance call at 12:26 p.m. on the 100 east block of 19th Ave, where Officer Christopher Lear saw Mike Hewitt walking west down the street, away from the residence where the disturbance occurred.

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‘Thanksgivikkuh’ is a once-in-a-lifetime celebration

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Written by Christie Rotondo Sunday, November 24, 2013 01:00 am

WILDWOOD—For the first time since 1888, American Jews will be lighting menorahs the same night they carve Thanksgiving turkeys.

According to Rabbi Jeffrey Lipschultz of Wildwood’s Beth Judah Temple, the two holidays fit perfectly together.

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North Wildwood woman sentenced in heroin death

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 22, 2013 01:52 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD — A 26-year-old North Wildwood woman was found liable for the death of a man in July 2012, whom she had shot up with heroin, the prosecutor’s office announced.

Alina Walton was charged with strict liability in a drug-induced death, and was sentenced to five years in prison Friday, Nov. 22.  Judge Patricia Wild also decided that Walton must serve a minimum 85 percent of the sentence.

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Wildwood, North Wildwood to share tax assessor

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 22, 2013 11:45 am

NORTH WILDWOOD—City Council appointed Jason Hesley to be North Wildwood’s tax assessor until the end of 2013 Tuesday.

Hesley is currently the tax assessor in Wildwood, and the two cities will share his services. 

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