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West Wildwood budget includes 4-cent tax increase

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, April 23, 2014 11:57 am

WEST WILDWOOD – West Wildwood property owners will see a 4 cent tax increase under the borough’s proposed budget.

The local purpose tax rate is expected to jump from 56.6 cents to 60.5 cents per $100 of assessed value under the proposed budget, which was introduced April 4.

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Wildwood denies mercantile licenses for unkempt properties

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, April 23, 2014 11:55 am

WILDWOOD – At a special meeting April 16, the Board of Commissioners sent out a tough message to “absentee” landlords in the city.

That’s the designation Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr. has given landlords who live outside of the city and allegedly ignore issues at their rental properties.

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New Crest library adds second floor to plans

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, April 23, 2014 09:00 am

Photo by Jodee Clifford/ Demolition of the former Masonic Lodge had begun this week to make way for the new Wildwood Crest branch of the Cape May County library. Photo by Jodee Clifford/ Demolition of the former Masonic Lodge had begun this week to make way for the new Wildwood Crest branch of the Cape May County library. WILDWOOD CREST – Demolition at the former Masonic Lodge on Atlantic Avenue is already underway for the new $5.3 million Wildwood Crest branch of the Cape MayCounty library.

Cape MayCounty freeholders unanimously voted to award the contract to Aliano Brothers General Contractors on March 25. The new 12,000-square-foot space will feature a large children’s area, additional meeting rooms, and an outdoor deck with an enclosed reading area.

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PHOTOS: Sandy searches for candy-filled eggs in the Wildwoods

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Written by Jen Marra Tuesday, April 22, 2014 11:42 am

Photo by Jen Marra/Nicholas Cristescu, 8 months old, of North Wildwood spends his time eating the plastic eggs and handfuls of sand. Photo by Jen Marra/Nicholas Cristescu, 8 months old, of North Wildwood spends his time eating the plastic eggs and handfuls of sand.  The Wildwoods hosted two Easter egg hunts Saturday, April 19. The Elks Annual Easter Egg Hunt was held on the beach in North Wildwood at 19th Avenue, while the Greater Wildwood Jaycees hosted their hunt on the beach at Lincoln Avenue. Both were at noon, and tons of kids came out for their fill of candy and prizes.
Photos by Jen Marra. 

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Morey’s asks Army Corps for protection of piers, too

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, April 22, 2014 09:33 am

Photo courtesy of Morey's Piers. Photo courtesy of Morey's Piers. WILDWOOD—To Morey’s Piers, a multimillion-dollar Army Corps of Engineers dune plan in Wildwood is a “gift horse” Wildwood should take advantage of.

Jack Morey, vice president of Morey’s Piers, said that his company is in full support of the project, which would construct 16-foot dunes from North Wildwood to the Diamond Beach section of Lower Township, as well as a protective beach berm.

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Five Wildwood men face heroin, gun charges

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 21, 2014 12:23 pm

WILDWOOD – Police arrested five Wildwood residents after a SWAT team search 11:10 p.m. Friday, April 18, at 4114 Pacific Ave. recovered distribution amounts of heroin and a .32 caliber revolver, the Wildwood Police Department announced.

Twin brothers Joey and Jason Sierra, 18, Chandler Porter, 23, Edwin Perez, 28, and Alexander Perez, 22, have all been charged with possession of heroin with the intent to distribute as a result of the search.

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North Wildwood police announce arrests made April 1-6

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, April 20, 2014 11:00 pm

NWPD badge NORTH WILDWOOD – North Wildwood police announced that they made the following arrests from April 1-6. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven.

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Wildwood police blotter April 1-6

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, April 20, 2014 11:00 pm

WILDWOOD – The following are the arrests made by Wildwood police during the week of April 1-6. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven.

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Morey’s needs 1,000 workers for the summer

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, April 19, 2014 11:00 pm

WILDWOOD – Morey’s Piers has announced that the company plans to fill 1,000 seasonal positions for the upcoming summer.

Online applications are now being accepted at www.moreyspiersapplyonline.com.

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In Another Time> Rabbits and egg hunts have long been a part of Easter traditions

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Saturday, April 19, 2014 11:00 pm

Jen Marra/ Students at Margaret Mace show off their Easter hats. Jen Marra/ Students at Margaret Mace show off their Easter hats.
As the Wildwoods plan to celebrate the holiday with three Easter egg hunts, it is interesting to note that ironically today’s presence of egg hunts, rabbits and colorfully decorated eggs go back to the pagan days, but soon after they were to be adopted by early Christians as representations of their religion.

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Wildwood mother’s son graduates from basic

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, April 18, 2014 11:00 pm

WILDWOOD – Army National Guard Private Jahquel T. Simmons has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

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Glenwood Avenue School honor roll announced

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, April 18, 2014 11:00 pm

WILDWOOD— The following students achieved first honor roll at Glenwood Avenue Elementary for the third marking period.

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Dolphin Inn owner honored

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, April 18, 2014 11:00 pm

From left, Commissioner Pete Byron, Tim Patel, Mayor Ernie Troiano and Commissioner Tony Leonetti. From left, Commissioner Pete Byron, Tim Patel, Mayor Ernie Troiano and Commissioner Tony Leonetti. WILDWOOD – City commissioners honored a local motel owner for renovations made to a property once considered a blight on the city’s landscape.

Tim Patel, owner of the Dolphin Inn, was recognized during the April 9 Board of Commissioners meeting.

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PHOTOS: Hats on for Easter at Margaret Mace

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Written by Jen Marra Friday, April 18, 2014 12:57 pm

Jen Marra/Preschool student Roberto Sanchez Olguin gets a double high five from the Easter Bunny who paid a special visit to the students during their lunch period. Jen Marra/Preschool student Roberto Sanchez Olguin gets a double high five from the Easter Bunny who paid a special visit to the students during their lunch period.

Margaret Mace elementary students had a surprise visit from the Easter bunny Friday, April 11. The visit came the same day as students participated in the school's Easter Hat Parade, an annual event organized by first grade teachers Amanda Brojakowski and Judi Kiniry.

-Photos by Jen Marra

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