• Wildwood Leader

    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.

  • Wildwood Leader

    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.

  • Wildwood Leader

    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.

  • Wildwood Leader

    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…

  • Regional

    Use by local law enforcement now needs to be approved by acting attorney general

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE—Lives in Cape May County may be saved that would otherwise have been lost to a vicious drug, once county detectives are trained to use an antidote for heroin overdoses.

    The Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office announced that the Chiefs of Police Association voted Thursday to support the use of Narcan by all local police departments in the county, the sheriff’s department, and prosecutor’s office.

  • Wildwood Leader

    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.

Wildwood Leader

Healthcare costs, ratable decline drives increase in Crest tax rate

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, March 06, 2014 11:00 am

WILDWOOD CREST—Commissioners in Wildwood Crest introduced a $22.7 million budget Wednesday, Feb. 26 that includes a 1.5-cent increase to the local purpose tax rate.

The proposed budget will be put up for a second reading, public hearing, and final vote 7 p.m. March 26.

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North Wildwood police arrest fugitive after traffic stop

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 06, 2014 10:51 am

NORTH WILDWOOD—An alleged Delaware County, Pa. fugitive wanted on credit card theft and narcotics charges was arrested in North Wildwood Thursday morning, police announced. 

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Crest holds emergency meeting to pay phone bill

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, March 05, 2014 01:00 pm


WILDWOOD CREST—Commissioners in the Crest had to hold an emergency meeting Friday, Feb. 28 because of an accidentally unpaid phone bill, which resulted in the service being shut off in various Crest departments. 

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Farm market eyed for Pacific Avenue

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, March 05, 2014 01:00 am

WILDWOOD—To some Wildwood business owners, bringing a weekly farmer’s market to Pacific Avenue could help change how tourists view the downtown.

“We want people to know that there is life on Pacific Avenue,” Jodie DiEduardo, vice president at Crest Savings Bank, said this week.

But DiEduardo says the district is still determining if the idea is feasible.

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Seeking ways to support veterans

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, March 05, 2014 01:00 am

To the editor:

I read the article in The Leader about raising the price for ice cream licenses. I was wondering if anyone was collecting signatures for a petition or doing any kind of fundraising for the Veterans who this impacts? I'm truly appalled by this and wanted to at the very least offer my signature (as well as my family's names) on a petition.

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North Wildwood police announce arrests made Feb. 17 to 23

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, March 04, 2014 04:28 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD—North Wildwood police announced that they made the following arrests from Feb. 17 to Feb. 23. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven.

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New ‘Wave Swinger’ to arrive this week at Morey’s Piers

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, March 04, 2014 11:24 am

Photo courtesy of Morey's Piers/ The original Wave Swinger at Morey's Piers is being replaced for the 2014 season. Photo courtesy of Morey's Piers/ The original Wave Swinger at Morey's Piers is being replaced for the 2014 season.

Fresh take on a classic

WILDWOOD — The classic swing ride on Mariner’s Landing Pier at Morey’s Piers will be retired after 35-plus years in use, and now the new “Wave Swinger,” which will incorporate Wildwood’s history into its design, is set to begin assembly this week.

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PHOTOS: March 3 Snowfall in Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, March 03, 2014 01:30 pm

The Wildwoods saw snow again Monday, March 3. These photos were taken in North Wildwood by Staff Writer Alex Davis. 

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