• Holiday

    Father Christmas will visit Whale’s Tale on Dec. 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. at 312 Washington Mall in Cape May. An old-fashioned Christmas exhibit

    The public is invited to a free exhibit of holiday traditions through the years complete with model trains, toys and more at the Carriage House Gallery, Emlen Physick Estate, 1048 Washington St., Cape May, through Thursday, Jan. 1. The gallery is open daily, though hours vary. For more information, call 609-884-5404…

  • Middle Township Gazette

    NORTH WILDWOOD – A Woodbine woman is in custody, accused of burglarizing the same North Wildwood home on 24th Avenue twice.

    Lelani M. Freeman, 30, Woodbine, was charged by North Wildwood police, who said the incidents happened between November and December. Police have accused her of stealing pills and an electronic benefit card. According to police,  she knew the victim.

  • Cape May Gazette

    LOWER TOWNSHIP – The Lower Township Police Department and the Cape May County Regional SWAT Team responded to a home in Lower Township Tuesday after a man fired a gun and his wife and children fled.

    Jeffrey Hart, 47, barricaded himself in his home on the 600 block of Jonathan Hoffman Road before police arrived, according to a press release from Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor.

  • Wildwood Leader

    The Grinch looks out from the back of a Wildwood police car after being “pinched” at the Grinch run.
WILDWOOD – He’s green and mean with a mile-long rap sheet. But in Wildwood, the Grinch was given a one-way ticket back to Whoville – courtesy of the Wildwood police department.

    Sponsored by the Wildwood police department, the Dec. 13 Pinch the Grinch 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Walk offered athletes a chance to make their…

  • Upper Township Gazette

    STRATHMERE – The Strathmere Zip Code is one of the richest in the United States, according to the Movoto real estate blog.

    Sea Isle City is one of the most dangerous cities in the state, says the ValuePenguin website.

    It is a tale of two cities, at least according to these websites, for the two communities on Ludlam Island.

  • Sports

    When Alison Mastrangelo was young, she was a huge fan of ABC’s World News Tonight.

    “I always had the biggest crush on (anchor) Peter Jennings,” she said with a laugh. “My mom (Fran) always says whenever they’d turn on the TV and it was on that I’d stop everything I was doing to watch him.”

Wildwood Leader

WCHS senior jumps at chance to attend Naval Academy

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Written by Brian Cunniff Wednesday, February 26, 2014 08:48 am

Thomas DePaul, pictured with WCHS president Father Joseph Wallace, proudly displays his acceptance letter into the U.S. Naval Academy Thomas DePaul has never leaped for a rebound for the basketball team nor attempted to clear the high-jump bar for the track and field team at Wildwood Catholic High School.

But one day earlier this month, he displayed vertical skills that would have made the coaches of both teams envious to secure his services.

Inside the school building, DePaul opened a package from the United States Naval Academy that officially informed the Wildwood Catholic senior of his acceptance into the institution’s newest class that sets foot on the famous Annapolis, Md., campus this summer.

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Wildwood wants $45k for ice cream licenses

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, February 25, 2014 12:39 pm

Veteran: No negotiation offered on peddling contracts

WILDWOOD—The city has allegedly asked its beach peddlers, mostly veterans, to pay five times as much for their licenses this year, or Wildwood will put a beach peddling contract out to bid.

Richard Basara, a Marine veteran and Wildwood resident who has sold ice cream on the beach for several years, says he isn’t happy with the proposal.

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Ezequiel Palacios wins Glenwood spelling bee

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, February 25, 2014 12:24 pm

Ezequiel Palacios, a fifth grade student, reacts to being named Glenwood’s Spelling Bee champion. Ezequiel Palacios, a fifth grade student, reacts to being named Glenwood’s Spelling Bee champion.

Letter perfect

WILDWOOD—For the first time in more than 30 years, Glenwood Avenue Elementary hosted a spelling bee Thursday, Feb. 20 in front of an audience of fellow classmates, teachers, and parents.

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North Wildwood police ask public for help in TV thefts

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, February 24, 2014 05:09 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD — Over the last two weeks, North Wildwood Police responded to several reports of residential burglaries to seasonal properties.

In each burglary, flat screen televisions were stolen from the residence, police said.

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Wildwood drug bust nets 5 on heroin charges

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, February 24, 2014 05:05 pm

WILDWOOD—Police have arrested five Wildwood men on heroin distribution charges after a SWAT team executed a search warrant at 3805 Pacific Ave. Friday, Feb. 21, police announced.

One man was also charged with assaulting an officer.

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Wildwood youth named Scout of the Year

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, February 23, 2014 12:00 am



WILDWOOD — Victor Aguilar, a student at Wildwood Middle School, was named the Baysea District’s Scout of the Year for 2013.

He will be recognized during the scout’s dinner Feb. 26.

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Wildwood police respond to 2,500 calls in January

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, February 23, 2014 12:00 am


WILDWOOD — Wildwood police officers responded to 2,591 calls during the month of January and made 59 arrests, the department reported.

One of those arrested was a juvenile, police said.

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Five Mile Beat> Celebrations and fun in the Wildwoods

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Written by Joyce Gould Sunday, February 23, 2014 12:00 am

Marilyn Glenn, Jeannine Yecco, Terry Matthews, and Jackie Gillen Marilyn Glenn, Jeannine Yecco, Terry Matthews, and Jackie Gillen
Saturday Feb. 8 was a big night for parties and dinners. Kevin Yecco gave his wife Jeannine a 50th surprise dinner party at the home of good friend and fellow teacher Susan Haury in Wildwood Crest. Everyone got to the event before the star of the evening arrived, and I’m not sure if she knew or not, but Jeannine seemed to be surprised and it was great party.

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