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    Becca is one of three border collies owned by Jean and John Ficca, who asked North Wildwood City Council to consider designating a dog park Sept. 16.NORTH WILDWOOD — A local couple presented a petition with 90 signatures from residents and property owners to City Council Tuesday, Sept. 16, asking that a dog park be designated in North Wildwood.

    While council seemed receptive to the idea, members did express…

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    WILDWOOD CREST— Based on DNA evidence, Wildwood Crest police have charged two Cape May County men in a 2009 armed robbery, the department announced.

    Gary Twiggs Jr. 26, of Dennisville and Dillon Tracy, 26, of Clermont were arrested and charged in connection with the crime on Sept. 17 and Sept. 16, respectively.

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    WILDWOOD — A 38-year-old Wildwood man has been charged in connection to a fatal heroin overdose at the Blue Heron Motel Sept. 19, police announced.

    Robert Lunzy has been charged under New Jersey’s Strict Liability for Drug-Induced Death law, which police say carries a maximum 20-year prison sentence if he is convicted of the first-degree crime.

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    The 1913 American LaFrance Hook and Ladder Truck was the first hook and ladder purchased by the Holly Beach Fire Company. WILDWOOD — One of the oldest reminders of the borough of Holly Beach sits covered and out of sight at the volunteer fire company on Washington and Montgomery Avenues.

    But hopefully, not for much longer.

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    Former resident will be public safety director

    WILDWOOD CREST — The borough has hired the former Cape May County chief of investigators as public safety director, a position created in July because the Crest was still without a police chief.

    Eugene Taylor, of Upper Township, started at the Crest Sept. 2 and his salary is $90,000. According to Mayor Carl Groon, Taylor will serve in that role until the borough is able to hire a chief of police.

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    NORTH WILDWOOD — City Council took the initial step to repeal North Wildwood’s curfew Tuesday, Sept. 16, citing that judges around the state have found similar curfews to be unconstitutional.

    “Curfew ordinances end up being almost as difficult to enforce and as likely to be unconstitutional as loitering ordinances,” William Kauffman, the city’s attorney said. 

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Wildwood seeks county money for beachfront bikeway

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, August 25, 2014 02:24 pm

WILDWOOD — The bike path in Wildwood Crest is one of the most popular attractions on the island. In North Wildwood, bikers can ride from 3rd Avenue to 15th Avenue along a beach path. But Wildwood only has its boardwalk, and cyclists have to get off by noon.

That may change though, as the city has agreed to submit an application to the Cape May County Open Space Board to help fund the creation of beach bike path in Wildwood.

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Wildwood mayor leads trips down memory lane

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Written by Christie Rotondo Sunday, August 24, 2014 12:00 am

Mayor Ernie Troiano, Jr. stands with Tom Kinnemand, a former newspaper photographer in Cape May County, as they look over Kinnemand’s photographs. Mayor Ernie Troiano, Jr. stands with Tom Kinnemand, a former newspaper photographer in Cape May County, as they look over Kinnemand’s photographs.

WILDWOOD —  The smell of bread baking in Mariner’s Italian Bakery. The fires that spread across the island’s homes during the storm of ’62.  And when the HofBrau Hotel booked Bill Haley and the Comets for the first time.

These were just a few of the memories five Wildwood locals reminisced about Tuesday, Aug. 19, when they again got together with Mayor Ernie Troiano to record an oral history of Wildwood.

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Candle Light Inn in North Wildwood announces new ownership

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, August 23, 2014 12:00 am

From left, the new owners of the Candlelight Inn, Michael and Wanda O’Brien, stand on the Victorian bed and breakfast’s front steps with former owners Nancy and Bill Moncrief. From left, the new owners of the Candlelight Inn, Michael and Wanda O’Brien, stand on the Victorian bed and breakfast’s front steps with former owners Nancy and Bill Moncrief.

NORTH WILDWOOD — The Candlelight Inn in North Wildwood is now under new ownership. Michael and Wanda O’Brien, of Schnecksville, Pa., purchased the Candlelight Inn from longtime owners Bill and Nancy Moncrief at the end of July.

The O’Briens were drawn to the bed and breakfast’s classic Victorian charm, central location to both the Cape May wine trail and Wildwood entertainment, and the proximity to the beach, according to a press release on the sale.

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Police arrest mother after 3-year-old wanders off in Wildwood Crest

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 22, 2014 03:44 pm

WILDWOOD CREST — A Warminster, Pa. woman was arrested Thursday evening on child endangerment charges after her 3-year-old was allegedly “wandering on the sidewalk without supervision,” Wildwood Crest police said.

Police said that they were called to 6500 Ocean Ave. at 5:57 p.m. when a group of concerned citizens found the child.

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Crest police arrest man wanted for grand theft larceny

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 22, 2014 12:39 pm

WILDWOOD CREST — Wildwood Crest police arrested a man wanted out of Pennsylvania and Florida for grand theft larceny at 3:15 p.m. Aug. 18, the department announced.

Special Officer Cole Gasperini stopped a motor vehicle on Pacific Avenue, and learned that the vehicle’s driver, David Shaw of Brookhaven, Pa., was a fugitive from justice.

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North Wildwood Police Blotter Aug. 4 to Aug. 10

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 22, 2014 10:19 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – North Wildwood police announced that they made the following arrests from Aug. 4 to Aug. 10. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven.

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Wildwood beachgoers can help Make a Wish Foundation

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 21, 2014 03:00 pm

Martin Kozack sings on the beach at Leaming Avenue. During his sets on Monday and Friday afternoons, all the tips given will be donated to the Make a Wish Foundation. Martin Kozack sings on the beach at Leaming Avenue. During his sets on Monday and Friday afternoons, all the tips given will be donated to the Make a Wish Foundation. WILDWOOD –   Visitors to Wildwood’s Leaming and Rio Grande Avenue beaches on Mondays and Fridays will be able to support the Make a Wish Foundation by purchasing Pepsi products at the two food concession stands there.

From noon to 3 p.m. every Monday and Friday proceeds from all Pepsi products purchased at both Marriner’s Tiki Hut concession locations will be donated to the foundation, as well as the tips made during a set played by musicians Martin Kozack and Judy Frame.

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Referendum on Wildwood's cap bank won’t be held, despite Watchdog petition

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, August 21, 2014 02:46 pm

WILDWOOD — A petition circulated by a citizens group against an ordinance connected to the municipal budget was turned in to City Hall last month, but the Board of Commissioners simply voted to file it during the Aug. 13 meeting.

The Wildwood Watchdog group collected signatures against the city’s ordinance to establish a cap bank — a routine ordinance passed by municipalities around New Jersey — in what members described as an effort to stall the city’s municipal budget and bring the spending plan before voters.

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