• Wildwood Leader

    Susan Daly of Northfield smiles as she paints a section of an icon wall mural, on Oak and Pacific Avenues, to be unveiled Friday at 11 a.m. Northfield artist brings talent to Wildwoods

    WILDWOOD — Susan Daly, a Northfield-based artist who has created murals for Atlantic City casinos and restaurants over the past 30 years, is putting her paintbrush on Pacific Avenue. 

    Daly is completing the Greater Wildwoods…

  • Wildwood Leader

    File photo provided by GWTIDAWILDWOOD – The gigantic Wildwoods sign that greets visitors to the island is set to be refurbished this November, the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority announced Wednesday.

    Officials with the authority say the 80-foot-long, 19-foot-high sign will have all nine of its letters restored in two phases. That way, the word “Wildwoods” will be visible throughout the entire process, set to last about two weeks.

  • Wildwood Leader

    NORTH WILDWOOD — The city has to pay back almost a million dollars in tax liens on Marina Bay Towers, a senior housing facility on the bayside of town, since a judge has decided that land the condos are located on is exempt from real estate taxation.

    North Wildwood has been entangled in litigation with Marina Bay and Beach Creek Marina for about 10 years, and a judge ordered the city to pay close to $900,000 to Royal Tax Lien services for liens placed on the property over a 15-year period.

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Xavier GeisingerWOODBINE – A Dennisville man was charged with murder less than 24 hours after a Woodbine man was shot and killed on the 300 Block of Jefferson Street in Woodbine, according to the state police.

  • Wildwood Leader

    When the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce throws its big nostalgic party — the Fabulous ‘50s and Beyond Weekend — Oct. 17 and 18, it may be a reminder to some of a time in the Wildwoods history when tourism was born again.

    A young man from Philadelphia, who had been in the Wildwoods during the summer returned in the dull days of winter. What he saw were boarded stores, fancy motels closed, no longer flashing their glitzy lights. No traffic signals, either, and only an occasional automobile crossing his path, probably driven by the mayor (If…

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD CREST — Administrator Tom Henshaw resigned this week after working in the borough for only a few months, Wildwood Crest officials said.

    His contract began June 9 and was supposed to last three years.

Wildwood Leader

Officials want you to “DOO WW” this Christmas

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 16, 2013 01:00 am

WILDWOOD – City officials are urging shoppers to think locally before heading out to big box stores or the mall.

With winter coming, businesses geared to the summer may close their stores but many remain open online. Other local businesses keep their doors open throughout the year.

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Wildwood police handle almost 4,500 calls in November

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, December 15, 2013 01:00 am

WILDWOOD – Wildwood police responded to 4,488 calls in November, and arrested 56 adults and six juveniles.

There was one call for aggravated assault and 10 calls for simple assault; seven calls for burglary; 27 calls for theft; and nine calls for domestic violence.

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North Wildwood to share municipal officials with Crest, Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, December 15, 2013 01:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD— North Wildwood City Council voted Dec. 3 to extend its shared services agreement with Wildwood Crest for the city’s construction official.

The extension is for one year, and the council unanimously voted to make the extension. Mayor Bill Henfey said that sharing the city’s construction official with Wildwood Crest has been a success.

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In December, 1941, Wildwood adjusts to war

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Saturday, December 14, 2013 01:00 am

Despite the grim warnings that came from the bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941, the people of the Wildwoods moved ahead with mixed emotions to observe their nation’s first wartime Christmas since 1917.

“Wildwood is in the holiday spirit with the official turning on of the lights at Pacific Avenue,” said one announcement, the event apparently not affected by the mandated dim-out and then blackout of the  boardwalk lights two blocks away.

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Local kids compete in Elks Hoop Shoot

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, December 08, 2013 01:00 am

 NORTH WILDWOOD—The Elks National Hoop Shoot competition was held Nov. 9 in North Wildwood, and students from six Cape May County elementary schools competed against one another for the chance to move on to the next level of the competition.

In the 8-9 age group, Emily Little and William Murphy will advance to the south district level of the competition Dec. 14. Marianna Papazoglou and Robert Little will represent in the 10-11 age group. In the 12-13 age group, Maddie McCracken and Brian Furey will move forward.

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In Another Time > 72 years later, Wildwoods remember Pearl Harbor

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Saturday, December 07, 2013 08:29 am

When the calendar turned to December in 1941, bombs fell in Europe and anxious Americans were caught between cautious optimism and somber pessimism over whether war would come to their shores.

Charles Lindbergh, who in the peacetime of May 1927 made aviation history by becoming the first pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, was in 1941 the spokesman for an isolationist organization called the “America First Committee” whose goal was to keep the United States out of war. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, today judged one of the great presidents in the nation’s history, promised mothers and fathers in a campaign speech in Boston that he would not send any of their sons to fight a war in a foreign nation.

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Crest votes to expand bike path

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 05, 2013 05:03 pm

 WILDWOOD CREST—Crest commissioners unanimously approved a $350,000 improvement to the borough’s bike path on Nov. 25.

The borough plans to widen the bike path by four feet, extending almost its entire length.

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Meeting minutes were insufficient

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Written by Opinion Thursday, December 05, 2013 01:00 am

To the editor:

In response to a recent Open Public Records Act request, I received redacted minutes from the Wildwood Crest Board of Commissioners Nov. 18 nonpublic (i.e. executive or closed session). 

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