• 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.

  • Wildwood Leader

    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.

  • Wildwood Leader

    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

Kevin Tolan and John Stevenson promoted to captain in North Wildwood

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, November 19, 2013 02:51 pm

John Stevenson is sworn in as captain with the North Wildwood Police Department. His mother, Ruth Stevenson, holds the Bible while his father, also John Stevenson, watches. John Stevenson is sworn in as captain with the North Wildwood Police Department. His mother, Ruth Stevenson, holds the Bible while his father, also John Stevenson, watches. NORTH WILDWOOD — Council chambers were packed Tuesday morning for the promotions of Kevin Tolan and John Stevenson to captain within the North Wildwood Police Department.

“I’m very pleased to make these appointments,” Mayor Bill Henfey said to the standing-room-only crowd during the council meeting. “These two gentlemen have worked beyond the call of duty in our police department.”

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Wildwood continues to work to create beach bar

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, November 18, 2013 03:02 pm

WILDWOOD — The city is looking at a new way to bring a bar to Wildwood’s beach.

During the commissioner’s meeting Nov. 13, the board tabled a resolution that would allow the city to begin accepting proposals to construct, operate, and manage a seasonal food and alcoholic beverage facility on the beach.

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Wildwood Catholic’s ‘Anything Goes’ this month

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, November 18, 2013 06:12 am

 Students rehearse for their upcoming performance of “Anything Goes” Nov. 22-24. 
 Students rehearse for their upcoming performance of “Anything Goes” Nov. 22-24.

NORTH WILDWOOD—Wildwood Catholic’s production of “Anything Goes” will be 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday Nov. 22 and 23 and 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24. An alumni show will be Wednesday, Nov. 27.

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Sports bring life to Wildwoods Convention Center in off-season

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, November 16, 2013 08:13 am

WILDWOOD – The Wildwoods have become a hub for Youth sports in fall and winter.

Every year, thousands of competitors and spectators make their way to the Wildwoods for regional and national competitions and tournaments, the Greater Wildwood Tourism Improvement and Development authority said. These events provide an economic benefit to the island, due to booking hotel rooms, crowding restaurants and filling the convention center with activity, the authority said.

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Lions Club donates $1,000 to VIM

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 15, 2013 07:07 pm


Patty Nesbitt, Barbara Harvey, RN, and Elizabeth Crowley, MD of Volunteers in Medicine.
  Patty Nesbitt, Barbara Harvey, RN, and Elizabeth Crowley, MD of Volunteers in Medicine.

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE—The Greater Wildwood Lions Club has recently donated $1,000 to Volunteers in Medicine of Cape May County (VIM).

Earlier this year, the Lions won $7,960 from a 50/50 raffle, and five other winners each received $388. The club decided to donate $1,000 of their winnings back to VIM.

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North Wildwood looks to share tax assessor with nearby town

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 15, 2013 01:30 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD— City Council accepted the resignation of Lou Belasco, the city’s tax assessor, during the Nov. 6 meeting.

In a letter announcing his resignation, Belasco said he was stepping down for personal reasons.

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North Wildwood moves forward on AC Electric property

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 15, 2013 12:05 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD – After months of negotiations, the city has authorized a contract to purchase property from Atlantic City Electric for additional space at the fire department and emergency management office.

City Council unanimously passed a resolution Nov. 6 executing a $20,000 contract with AC Electric for a 20-foot piece of property between Third and Fourth Avenues, behind the city’s office of emergency management.

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Quotes of the Week > Nov. 13, 2013

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 15, 2013 01:00 am

Quotes of the Week

“I just want to thank everyone for their overwhelming support…It touches you that people really care.”
North Wildwood Mayor Bill Henfey during his first council meeting since his September hospital stay.

“It’s not a summer carnival; it’s a year-round amusement company.”
Geoff Rogers, COO of Morey’s Piers, on how the company handles the winter.

“There really is no reason why we can’t be one public works department.”
Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano on sharing public works services.

   

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