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    WILDWOOD — Wildwood officials could again weigh implementing beach fees in the city, and possibly put the issue on the ballot in November, Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr. said Tuesday.

    But, he stressed that the plans are far from definite.

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    WILDWOOD – Two Rio Grande women were arrested Monday, July 28, and charged with distributing heroin throughout the northern neighborhoods of the City of Wildwood, police announced.

    Elizabeth Singh and Heather Fowler, both 36, were charged with possession of heroin and possession with the intent to distribute after police searched their vehicle and found 300 individual bags of heroin prepackaged for street sale around 8:30 p.m., according to a release. Police said the heroin had a street value of about $3,000.

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    beachThe Natural Resource Defense Council has determined that New Jersey has the third best beach water quality in the United States, out of the 30 states where samples were collected and tested.

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    Wildwood commissioners say no, cite traffic nightmare

    WILDWOOD— Wildwood’s commissioners unanimously voted against a resolution Wednesday that would have made turning right on red at the intersection of Rio Grande and New Jersey avenues illegal.

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    NORTH WILDWOOD – The family of a Pennsylvania man who drowned in North Wildwood two years ago is asking to have the Hereford Inlet beach closed through a court order, a lawsuit filed in Cape May County Wednesday states.

    According to the D’Amato Law Firm in Egg Harbor Township, which is representing George Bradley Smith’s family, the 54-year-old father’s death was “entirely foreseeable and preventable had local authorities prohibited access to the deadly section of hazardous North Wildwood beach.”

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WHS receives National Blue Ribbon designation

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 03, 2013 11:40 am

 Wildwood High School Principal Christopher Armstrong, left, and Curriculum Coordinator Joespha Penrose, right, stand with students and hold up a banner designating WHS as a National Blue Ribbon school. 
 Wildwood High School Principal Christopher Armstrong, left, and Curriculum Coordinator Joespha Penrose, right, stand with students and hold up a banner designating WHS as a National Blue Ribbon school.

WILDWOOD— Last week, Wildwood High School was named a National Blue Ribbon School under the U.S. Department of Education.

In an announcement by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Wildwood High School, along with 285 other schools, was named one of the best in the United States. It is the only high school in Cape May County to ever receive the designation of National Blue Ribbon School, according to the city. 

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Two Wildwood teens face drug charges

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 03, 2013 11:35 am

WILDWOOD— Police have arrested two Wildwood men on drug charges after they were called to their residence on reports that a missing Lower Township juvenile may have been there.

Markell Benson, 18, and Denzeel Turner, 19, were arrested around 4:20 a.m. Wednesday, after police saw them through the window allegedly packaging drugs into baggies.

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Reel therapy

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 03, 2013 11:14 am

Heroes on the Water program takes injured veterans out for a day of kayak fishing  Heroes on the Water program takes injured veterans out for a day of kayak fishing

Heroes on the Water program takes injured veterans out for a day of kayak fishing

Seventeen wounded warriors and their families spent a day fishing off North Wildwood Sunday, Sept. 29 as part of the Heroes on the Water program.

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Plan calls for new revenue, larger fund balance

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, October 03, 2013 10:50 am

WILDWOOD — Commissioners have set the city up with a five-year savings goal, in accordance with state recommendations.

Now, the next step is funding it.

Over the next five years, Wildwood plans to create a fund balance that will retain about 5 percent of the city’s current fund budget. To make that a reality, commissioners are looking to find new revenue sources.

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Five Mile Beat > Wildwood Chamber celebrates 75th anniversary

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Written by Joyce Gould Thursday, October 03, 2013 10:10 am

 Ronnie Town, Steve Morey, and Diane Weiland. Ronnie Town, Steve Morey, and Diane Weiland.  The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce held its annual dinner and awards banquet on Thursday, Sept. 26 at Pasta Pesto in Wildwood with 100 people in attendance. It is an evening that is awaited with great anticipation.

This year was especially exciting because all of the past presidents that could be found were invited to the dinner and chamber members welcomed Paul DiFlippo, Diane Buscham, Linda Williams, Lori Roach, Mary Erceg, Don Cabrera and Jim Rowland.

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Italian celebration in Fox Park

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, October 03, 2013 10:00 am

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  On the cover / photos by Jen Marra / Dennis Morina of Westville slurps up a mouthful of spaghetti as he competes in the spaghetti eating contest that took place during the Olde Time Italian Festival in Wildwood’s Fox Park Saturday, Sept. 28. Morina is announced the winner of the contest for eating the most pasta.

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Mayor Henfey doing well, but few official updates available

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 03, 2013 07:54 am

NORTH WILDWOOD— City Council had few updates on Mayor Bill Henfey’s condition during their Tuesday night meeting.

“We’ll keep in our prayers the mayor,” Patrick Rosenello, council president, said during the meeting. “I did speak to him this evening and he is doing very well.”

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Anti-bullying speaker to address Crest Memorial Thursday

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 03, 2013 12:00 am

 WILDWOOD CREST – Anti-bullying speaker Josh Drean will visit Crest Memorial School on Thursday, Oct. 3, to address the school’s students.

Drean, a former mascot for Brigham Young University, draws on experiences he had as part of the BYU cheerleading squad and fills his appearances with positive messages that deter bullying, according to organizers. He has provided motivational anti-bullying programs throughout North America.

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