• 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.

  • 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…

  • 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

Wildwood, veterans seek common ground on ice cream contracts

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, February 13, 2014 04:19 pm

Officials want to see far more money from vending this summer

WILDWOOD—Wildwood Crest saw over $300,000 in revenue last year from a two-year ice cream beach vending contract. Margate saw $67,000 in 2013 from a similar agreement. Ocean City just awarded three bidders contracts totaling $73,420 to sell ice cream on city street ends.

That’s not chump change, and Wildwood officials want to see that kind of revenue in their city.

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Pay-by-phone option set for Crest meters

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, February 13, 2014 10:55 am

WILDWOOD CREST—For the first time, visitors in Wildwood Crest will have the option this summer to pay for parking with a credit card over the phone.

The Crest Board of Commissioners unanimously passed a resolution Wednesday, Feb. 5 awarding a contract to ParkMobile USA to provide a payment system by mobile phone for the borough’s street parking.

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Dispute involving Wildwood worker to go to mediation

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, February 12, 2014 01:07 pm

Altercation started with bad-mouthing the mayor

WILDWOOD—An alleged dispute between a city employee and resident is set to go to mediation under Stone Harbor’s jurisdiction, after Wildwood’s municipal court transferred the matter in January, court officials confirmed Tuesday.

But, the details of the dispute in two police reports are conflicting, according to documents obtained this week by the New Jersey Libertarian Party Open Government Advocacy Project. Those documents were sent to the Leader.

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Wildwood's beach bar plan will depend on the ABC

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, February 12, 2014 11:21 am

This is the proposed location for the beach bar in Wildwood. This is the proposed location for the beach bar in Wildwood.

WILDWOOD—Now that the city has accepted a proposal to operate a beach bar in Wildwood, Beach Buddy LLC will have to be approved for a special liquor license to operate it.

City Commissioner Pete Byron said that the four stakeholders who make up Beach Buddy have already made initial contact with the state Alcoholic Beverage Control Board to get the process moving.

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UPDATED: Wildwood man charged with stealing boardwalk copper wiring

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, February 10, 2014 12:05 pm

Family apologizes, wants understanding for combat vet

WILDWOOD—Police arrested a Wildwood man Sunday who they say is responsible for stealing a substantial amount of copper wiring from various locations under the boardwalk.

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Five Mile Beat > WOW breakfast fundraiser to help schools

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Written by Joyce Gould Sunday, February 09, 2014 12:00 am

Alexa Valerio, Eileen Carter, and Lisa Harkins. Alexa Valerio, Eileen Carter, and Lisa Harkins.

The Women of Wildwood, or WOW as they are referred to, had breakfast on Sunday, Jan. 26, at the Tom Cat Restaurant in Wildwood, and it was very successful. They served 331 breakfasts and participants had a choice of pancakes, eggs, or French toast with bacon or sausage, coffee, juice or milk.

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In Another Time > Wildwood, Atlantic City share similar histories

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Saturday, February 08, 2014 12:00 am

While Atlantic City and the Wildwoods are now very different, their histories reflect that there has been an influential connection since the two regions began competing for tourists dollars.

Atlantic City was to arrive first when it was officially incorporated as a community on May 1, 1854  from sections of Egg Harbor and Galloway Townships. That was years before the three Baker brothers and others had a clue about the future of the island that was to be referred to as Five Mile Beach or the Wildwoods.

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Guilty plea in mortgage scam with Wildwoods connection

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 07, 2014 12:59 pm

An Alabama man pleaded guilty to a series of federal charges Thursday, including attempted murder, in a sweeping fraud case with connections to the Wildwoods.

Charges were originally filed against 11 people in the case, which alleged wire fraud and money laundering.

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