• Regional

    Dru Shelly was kidnapped and raped at 17. Now, she works as a financial planner, is married, and has three children. Her story of survival will be the keynote at Friday’s Violence Survivor Symposium.Dru Shelly will be keynote at Violence Survivor Symposium

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Dru Shelly was 17 when she was abducted from the Ocean City Boardwalk at knifepoint…

  • Sports

    Because she was part of three state and four South Jersey championship basketball teams, Kaitlin Anzelone was best known athletically at Wildwood High School for her work in the gymnasium before graduating in 2003.

    But those who remember Anzelone the all-around athlete can also recall her brilliance on the soccer field.

    Anzelone, who was also part of a Cape-Atlantic League championship softball team at Wildwood, went on to play three sports as a freshman at Division III Rutgers-Camden University. But she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia in the fall…

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Inmate testimony called into question

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A jury heard closing arguments Monday in the murder trial of Lower Township resident Frederick Gene Marr.

    Marr, 75, is accused in the fatal shooting of his nephew, Ronald Denny Sr. outside of Denny’s Del Haven home on Aug. 11, 2010.

    The prosecutor’s office has said the shooting happened because of a dispute over jointly-owned real estate in Florida.

  • Wildwood Leader

    Jacob SpiegelWILDWOOD — An official with the Wildwood fire department says that Jake Spiegel, the part-time firefighter who was indicted by a grand jury Sept. 24 with his father, Rob, on official misconduct charges, is not currently working for the department.

    As a part-time firefighter, Jake Spiegel is a summer employee for the city of Wildwood, said Deputy Fire Chief Dan Speigel (no relation to the accused). The department is “monitoring the situation” to determine at a later date if Spiegel can return to work next summer.

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD — Officials in Wildwood decided Wednesday to keep the city’s curfew in place, unlike other New Jersey towns that have opted to repeal theirs after courts found them to be unconstitutional.

    Instead, they asked city attorney Mary D’Arcy Bittner to revise the curfew to protect Wildwood against possible lawsuits.

  • Wildwood Leader

    NORTH WILDWOOD — The state Department of Transportation plan to dredge a mile-stretch of Beach Creek may be delayed until next summer, a DOT spokesman said.

    The department received only one bid on the project, which did not meet the contract requirements, NJDOT spokesman Steve Schapiro said.

Wildwood Leader

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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PHOTOS: Wildwood prepares for the holidays

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, December 04, 2013 04:17 pm

Emma Messer, 7, of Wildwood Crest helps her father, Tom Messer, set up the inflatable decorations.

Emma Messer, 7, of Wildwood Crest helps her father, Tom Messer, set up the inflatable decorations.

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Wildwood man charged with robbing local deli

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 04, 2013 11:38 am

WILDWOOD—A Wildwood man has been charged with robbing a deli on Rio Grande Avenue Sunday afternoon, police said. 

Luis Castrodad-Julia, 27, allegedly threatened to use a handgun if the employee at Taqueria Maya Deli didn’t turn over the cash in the register. The employee complied, and Castrodad left, walking north on Pacific Avenue, police said.

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Wildwood budgets for 1999 worker’s comp claim

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 04, 2013 01:00 am

 WILDWOOD—The city increased the amount paid for a 1999 worker’s compensation claim to $423,000 during the Nov. 27 Board of Commissioners meeting.

During the meeting, the Board of Commissioners added a resolution to the agenda that increased the amount paid to Qual-Lynx to a total of $423,000.

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Quotes of the Week > Dec. 4, 2013

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 04, 2013 01:00 am

Quotes of the Week

“It’s really beautiful. It’s all glass and it’s two floors. It’s really going to be something.”
Crest Commissioner Joyce Gould on the new library. The Crest is planning to add additional parking for the new facility.

“Just because you are talking about something sensitive doesn’t mean you sanitize the minutes.”
Government transparency advocate John Paff on Wildwood Crest’s closed-door meeting minutes.

“It would go to so many different people and there was a lot of lag time in the approval. So now it’s going to take a lot of that out for smaller events.”
Wildwood Commissioner Pete Byron on the new regulations for beach event permits.

 

Reduced rate parking planned at Atlantic Avenue in Crest

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, December 03, 2013 03:24 pm

WILDWOOD CREST—Borough Commissioners have taken the first steps to create a reduced rate parking zone on Atlantic Avenue in the Crest, months after some residents complained that the new meters installed on that street weren’t feasible.

The board introduced an ordinance on Nov. 25 that designates both the west and east sides of Atlantic Avenue a “reduced rate zone” for parking meters.

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Parking sought on Green Acres parcel in Wildwood Crest

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, December 03, 2013 03:19 pm

Crest: Move is needed for library plan

WILDWOOD CREST— To accommodate the new library in the Crest, officials there are looking to add parking near the Atlantic Avenue tennis courts.

The proposal was brought up for a public hearing during the commissioner’s meeting Nov. 25.

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Boardwalk amusements offer holiday deals on tickets, season passes

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, November 30, 2013 02:00 am

 WILDWOOD — Morey’s Piers is offering savings of up to $190 for a season of ride and admission passes during the company’s annual holiday sale Dec. 2-Jan. 3.

Season passes for 2014 are available for $260 and include one ride wristband per day for use on all three piers, and one, three-hour session per day at one of Morey’s Piers’ two waterparks: Ocean Oasis Waterpark and Raging Waters Waterpark. The company said the retail value is $450.

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