• Wildwood Leader

    WEST WILDWOOD— A West Wildwood man was arrested by federal agents Wednesday, July 16 on charges that he received images of child sexual abuse using his cell phone.

    According to the office of U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman, Jeffrey Spicer, 44, was arrested by special agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations.

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD CREST – Wildwood Crest officials took action in regards to an internal affairs investigation within the borough’s police department after a closed session at the Board of Commissioners meeting July 9, but what exactly that action is would not be confirmed by commissioners.

    A resolution authorizing Mayor Carl Groon and borough clerk Jan Holzmer to “proceed as discussed regarding a personnel matter and to execute any and all documents pertaining thereto” was unanimously passed by the Board of Commissioners after the closed session held to discuss a personnel matter in regards to the internal affairs investigation…

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD – The event promoter behind the June 28 electronic dance music festival is putting his other planned concerts for Wildwood’s beach on hold until next year.

    Anthony Morrison of Beach Buddy Events, LLC says he is looking to work with Wildwood residents and the business community to ease concerns about his company’s EDM festivals and other concerts he wishes to hold in the city.

  • Wildwood Leader

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Cape May County Prosecutor Robert Taylor announced the conclusion of “Operation Whitehouse” today, saying the operation took at least $10 million in heroin and $500,000 in cocaine off county streets.

    According to a press release from Taylor, the joint operation netted 15 kilograms of heroin and two kilograms of cocaine.

    Also seized was about $225,000, believed to be the direct proceeds of heroin-related drug distribution activity in Cape May and Cumberland counties.

  • Wildwood Leader

    Bob Swartz, Wildwood's auditor, presents the budget plan to the public.Commissioners say budget focuses on public safety

    WILDWOOD — Commissioners in Wildwood adopted a budget Wednesday, July 9 that includes a 17-cent increase to the local tax rate, citing the city's recent reassessment and the need for more public safety employees as key reasons for the hike.

    At Wednesday's meeting, city hall was filled with members of the fire and police departments, as well as residents, who listened to budget presentations from the city's auditor,…

Wildwood Leader

BID buys downtown lot from Wildwood

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, September 27, 2013 12:18 pm

WILDWOOD—Businesses in the city’s downtown were the lone bidders on the parking lot on Schellenger and Pacific avenues.

The downtown Business Improvement District, or BID, placed an $800,000 bid at a public auction Thursday morning. The district paid $80,000 up front, and is borrowing the remainder through a loan from Crest Savings Bank.

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Charged with stealing $5 in candy, armed with .40 caliber handgun

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 26, 2013 01:46 pm

According to Wildwood police, officers tracked down a 23-year-old dishwasher over a shoplifting accusation, but found him in possession of a .40 caliber semi-automatic handgun loaded with illegal hollow-point bullets, and about $6,000 in cash.

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Glenwood receives $50,000 to help teach students with disabilities

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, September 26, 2013 10:36 am

 WILDWOOD—This week, Glenwood Elementary received a $50,000 federal grant to aid in instructing students with disabilities.

According to state officials, these funds support students with disabilities in the state’s highest-need schools, designated as “priority” or “focus” schools.

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Bishop Sullivan celebrant at WCHS opening liturgy

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 26, 2013 12:00 am

  Bishop Dennis Sullivan shakes hands with a student at Wildwood Catholic during the mass. Bishop Dennis Sullivan shakes hands with a student at Wildwood Catholic during the mass.

Bishop Dennis Sullivan shakes hands with a student at Wildwood Catholic during the mass.

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Off-season is prime time for Byrne Community Center

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 26, 2013 12:00 am

WILDWOOD –Despite fall’s official start last Sunday, the city is continuing to offer its residents and visitors a variety of activities.

At Wildwood’s Byrne Community Center, 401 W. Youngs Ave., are basketball courts, baseball field with batting cages, a football field and a soccer field. In addition, a fitness center geared to those over 18 is open as well.

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Wildwood High snags national honor

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, September 25, 2013 10:43 am

WILDWOOD—Wildwood High School has been named a National Blue Ribbon school by the federal Department of Education, Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced Tuesday.

WHS is one of 286 schools around the country to receive the award, which school officials said was one of the most prestigious awards a school can get. It was one of three New Jersey high schools recognized by the department.

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North Wildwood's Mayor Henfey hospitlized

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, September 23, 2013 12:44 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD—Mayor Bill Henfey is in the hospital and undergoing evaluation, City Clerk Scott Jett said Monday.  

As of Wednesday, city officials said that they could not offer any more information about the mayor's condition. 

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North Wildwood seeks to improve rating for flood prevention

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, September 23, 2013 12:16 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD—With flood insurance rates set to increase for many property owners soon, the city will try to ease the blow.

Mayor Bill Henfey said on Tuesday, Sept. 17, that the city is looking to lower the town’s community rating under the National Flood Insurance Program. The lower the rating, the more discounts for property owners.

Henfey said that North Wildwood is currently rated at a seven, which gives property owners about a 20 percent discount on their rates. But, the city plans to lower that ranking further to increase the discounts.

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