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    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.

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    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…

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    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.

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    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.

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    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,…

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Court upholds Wildwood’s new mercantile license regulations

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, June 17, 2014 03:55 pm

WILDWOOD – The strict changes Wildwood made to its mercantile license code this year were ruled to be valid Monday, after an Atlantic County Superior Court judge found that the city acted appropriately in carrying out its new regulations.

The decision comes after Georgia Reed, the owner of the Old San Juan Motel on Lincoln Avenue, filed a civil complaint against the city. In her complaint, she alleged that the new process to obtain a license was discriminatory.

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State exceptions mean Wildwood’s 17-cent tax increase will not go to voters

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, June 16, 2014 03:23 pm

WILDWOOD – This year, Wildwood’s proposed spending plan exceeds the state’s 2 percent cap on tax levy increases, but it will not have to go to a referendum, the city’s auditor said Friday.

“There’s a 2 percent cap,” Wildwood auditor Glen Ortman said Friday. “However just like with everything else in the state of New Jersey, there are exceptions.”

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Wildwood opens dog beach

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, June 16, 2014 12:02 pm

Left to right, Mayor Ernie Troiano, Commissioner Pete Byron and Commissioner Tony Leonetti Left to right, Mayor Ernie Troiano, Commissioner Pete Byron and Commissioner Tony Leonetti WILDWOOD – Dogs and their owners flocked onto Wildwood’s Poplar Avenue beach Sat., June 14 as city officials cut the ribbon to officially mark the opening of the city’s newly designated dog beach, Wildwood officials announced.

“This has been a long time coming,” said Commissioner Pete Byron in a statement. Byron was instrumental in bringing the dog beach to the city.

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Gabriella Tecco graduates James Madison University

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, June 15, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD CREST – Gabriella Jenna Tecco of Wildwood Crest graduated with a degree in Education from James Madison University during the May 10 commencement exercises.

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Vacationer spots whale near beach

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Written by Christie Rotondo Sunday, June 15, 2014 12:00 am

DIAMOND BEACH – A witness said that while visiting the area around noon Sunday, June 7 she saw a whale close to the shore.

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Crest Savings supports West Wildwood American Family Festival

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, June 15, 2014 12:00 am

Crest Savings Bank is sponsoring the West Wildwood American Family Festival, which takes place on Saturday, June 28.

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PHOTOS: Glenwood students rewarded with a day at the beach

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Written by Christie Rotondo Saturday, June 14, 2014 12:00 am

Grasiela Pelaez, a second-grader at Glenwood Elementary School, laughs as she runs in a relay race during the school’s Beach Day June 6. Grasiela Pelaez, a second-grader at Glenwood Elementary School, laughs as she runs in a relay race during the school’s Beach Day June 6.

Grasiela Pelaez, a second-grader at Glenwood Elementary School, laughs as she runs in a relay race during the school’s Beach Day June 6. Working in teams, students had to wear inflatable toys and sunglasses, then race down the beach at Glenwood Avenue. The kids were rewarded with the beach day for their good behavior throughout the year, and were able to ride in monster trucks on the beach, build sandcastles, take a tram car ride, and enjoy some ice cream on the sunny day. Photos by Christie Rotondo

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North Wildwood police want a call for any problem, no matter how small

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Written by Christie Rotondo Saturday, June 14, 2014 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD— North Wildwood police sat down with residents Tuesday night to offer updates on the department and allow seasonal residents a chance to ask questions of local officers.

Chief Matthew Gallagher said that the community meetings are something the department usually holds throughout the winter, but this year he wanted to extend the program so summer residents could also meet with officers.

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