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Wildwood wants landlords to be wary of troublesome tenants

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, April 16, 2014 04:06 pm

WILDWOOD – In the process of working to clean up rowdy and unkempt rental properties in the city, Wildwood commissioners are finding landlords aren’t necessarily the root of the problem. In many cases, it’s who they are renting to.

That was the theme of a special meeting the Board of Commissioners held April 11 when they heard from several landlords looking to keep their mercantile license for the 2014 renting season.

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Police seek five suspected in Wildwood boardwalk assault

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 16, 2014 09:06 am

Wildwood Police/ Police are looking to identify these individuals, who they suspect assaulted a man on the boardwalk Saturday. Wildwood Police/ Police are looking to identify these individuals, who they suspect assaulted a man on the boardwalk Saturday.

WILDWOOD – Wildwood police are seeking the public’s help in identifying five individuals they suspect assaulted and robbed a 19-year-old man on the boardwalk Saturday, April 12.

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UPDATED: GWTIDA, Wildwood come to agreement on beach event fees

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, April 15, 2014 12:48 pm

A vote to rescind fees to be held April 23

WILDWOOD— After a war of words between  Morey's Piers and Mayor Ernie Troiano, Jr., GWTIDA announced Tuesday that an agreement had been reached between the authority and city that would keep key events on Wildwood’s beaches.

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Wildwood mayor pens response to Morey’s Piers

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, April 14, 2014 04:38 pm

Local businesses say moving events would cause ‘economic disaster’

WILDWOOD—Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano has fired back a response to the letter Will Morey penned this past weekend in regards to Wildwood’s beach event fees. 

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Hundreds of bags of heroin seized in Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 14, 2014 02:40 pm

WILDWOOD – More than 900 bags of heroin were seized from a Wildwood home, and four men arrested after the SWAT team executed a warrant on the 4300 block of Arctic Avenue on Friday, April 11, according to the Cape May County Prosecutors office.

Eduardo Arroyo, 30, Luis Santiago, 30, Roy Perez-Heredia, 22, and Joshua Natal, 20, were charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana, according to a press release from the prosecutor’s office.

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UPDATE: Fire at Wildwood's Marvis Diner under control

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, April 14, 2014 01:51 pm

Photo by Christie Rotondo/ Wildwood firefighters quickly put out a fire at Marvis Diner Monday.   Photo by Christie Rotondo/ Wildwood firefighters quickly put out a fire at Marvis Diner Monday.

WILDWOOD-- A small fire that started in the trash at Wildwood's Marvis Diner was quickly brought under control the afternoon of Monday, April 14.

Fire Chief Chris D'Amico said the cause of the fire appears to be accidental and that there were no injuries.

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Wildwood approves contract for beach bar

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, April 14, 2014 12:25 pm

Operators still waiting for ABC approval

WILDWOOD – Wildwood’s beach bar is one step closer to opening this summer, now that the Board of Commissioners voted Friday, April 11 to award Beach Buddy, LLC a contract to operate on the city’s beach.

In February, the commissioners accepted the proposal from the group of Philadelphia club and night club owners, but did not award the contract. During the commissioners’ regular meeting on April 9, a resolution to award the contract was moved to a closed-door executive session.

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Wildwood firefighters trained to administer naloxone

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 14, 2014 10:46 am

WILDWOOD – Wildwood City firefighters and EMS were trained to administer naloxone, the heroin overdose antidote, and were the first fire and EMS agency in Cape May County to be trained, Chief Daniel Speigel said.
“With the number of overdoses increasing in the state of New Jersey and Cape May County, we wanted to be on the leading edge of having our members trained to help individuals suffering from this terrible addiction,” Speigel said in a statement this week.

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Morey’s: Beach Blast, Beach Jam to move to Crest, North Wildwood if Wildwood event fees remain

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Written by Christie Rotondo Sunday, April 13, 2014 05:55 pm

WILDWOOD--Morey Piers has announced that if Wildwood doesn’t rescind its beach event fees by Wednesday, April 16, three major events, including Cape Express Beach Blast will take place in Wildwood Crest and North Wildwood this year. 

“We do not wish to move these events as they have a very positive effect (sic) on the community of businesses with whom we share the boardwalk culture and tradition,” Will Morey wrote in a letter to Jack Byrne, chairman of the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority, on Saturday, April 12. “We simply cannot continue, however, to expose these events to the recklessness and stated indifference of the city of Wildwood government.”

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In Another Time> The twisted history of Wildwood’s favorite tree

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Friday, April 11, 2014 11:00 pm

The 'W' tree was once an icon in the Wildwoods. The 'W' tree was once an icon in the Wildwoods.
In this week's "In Another Time" Jake Schaad Jr. looks into the history of Wildwood's "W" tree. Last month, the Board of Commissioners voted to remove it from the city seal

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PHOTOS: Wildwood Catholic's 2014 Prom

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Written by Jen Marra Friday, April 11, 2014 10:48 am

Sal Zampirri, Kaileigh Kita, Chris Roche, Katie McCallion, Antonino Piro, Mackenzie Scully, Luke Gegan and Rita Marino arrive at Wildwood Catholic High School dressed to impress. Sal Zampirri, Kaileigh Kita, Chris Roche, Katie McCallion, Antonino Piro, Mackenzie Scully, Luke Gegan and Rita Marino arrive at Wildwood Catholic High School dressed to impress

Wildwood Catholic High School celebrated its prom on Saturday, April 5, and held its promenade in the high school auditorium. The prom's theme was "The Great Gatsby."

Photos by Jen Marra.

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Firefighting presentation draws student interest in Wildwood

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Written by David Benson Thursday, April 10, 2014 12:06 pm

Alexandra Antheil, left, and John Davis, battalion chief, discuss her interest in volunteering for the Wildwood Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 after a student assembly Wildwood High School. Alexandra Antheil, left, and John Davis, battalion chief, discuss her interest in volunteering for the Wildwood Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 after a student assembly Wildwood High School. Several at WHS consider signing up for fire company

WILDWOOD – The face of Wildwood Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 may be changing, if a presentation given recently by the fire company to a crowd of high school students is any indication.

That new face will not only be younger. It will be female.

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Wildwood mayor, Morey face off over beach events

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, April 10, 2014 11:22 am

WILDWOOD— About a dozen community members, including Morey’s Piers Vice President Jack Morey, attended a Board of Commissioners meeting Wednesday in hopes that the governing body would vote to reverse its hike in beach event permitting fees.

No such decision was made, but those in attendance waited more than two hours while the commission held a closed-door executive session, during which they planned to discuss correspondence from the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority regarding a contractual matter.

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Wild Island Scooters gets ‘OK’ to open in Wildwood

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, April 09, 2014 08:56 am

Photo by Christie Rotondo/Scooters like these will be available to rent in Wildwood come summer, now that Wild Island Scooters was approved by the planning and zoning board Monday. Photo by Christie Rotondo/Scooters like these will be available to rent in Wildwood come summer, now that Wild Island Scooters was approved by the planning and zoning board Monday. New trend to zoom into Wildwood

WILDWOOD— A trend that’s popular among tourists in the Bahamas and Florida will be making its way to Wildwood, now that two entrepreneurs were approved for a use variance at Monday’s planning and zoning board meeting.

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