• Cape May Gazette

    Arthur E.

    LOWER TOWNSHIP – Arthur E. “Art” Treon, whose name was synonymous with fire fighting and emergency management in the township, county, and state, died Wednesday night after leaving the scene of a fatal fire in North Wildwood.

    Town Bank Fire Chief Lou McGonigal, a longtime friend, said Treon had gone to Tuesday night’s fire at 212 W. 17th Ave. in North Wildwood Nov. 18. McGonigal said Treon complained of chest pains and shortness of breath and was transported to the hospital, where he appeared to be doing better. Treon later died…

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Rio Grande Fire Company battles a blaze in Whitesboro, Tuesday evening. photo courtesy Rio Grande Fire Company

    Police identify 71-year-old man killed in Whitesboro fire

    WHITESBORO – Firefighters with Rio Grande were called from a fire in North Wildwood, that left one person dead, to respond to a fire in Whitesboro that killed another man.

    “We were at the North Wildwood fire, and clearing that scene when we got a call for a…

  • Regional

    Nov. 21-23

    CAPE MAY - Holiday Preview Weekend and his elves have decked out the Physick Estate, Washington Avenue, Cape May, with thousands of lights and holiday trimmings. Enjoy a wide variety of holiday tours and food and wine events to get you into the Christmas spirit. Visit the Estate on Saturday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. as Santa arrives to flip the switch for the Tree-Lighting Ceremony. For kids, there are Santa’s Trolley Rides. Grown-ups will enjoy holiday ghost tales during Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Rides. Friday, Nov. 21 through Sunday, Nov. 23. Call 609-884-5404 or see

  • Wildwood Leader

    Fudgy Wudgy Man Andy MarkeeNORTH WILDWOOD – Andrew N. “Andy” Markee was known to some as the quintessential Fudgy Wudgy man, dispensing ice cream and smiles to beachgoers in North Wildwood.

    Markee died on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at the age of 76.

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Aziza, the first female giraffe that called the Cape May County Zoo her homeCAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Aziza, the first female giraffe that called the Cape May County Zoo her home has died, zoo officials announced today.

    Dr. Hurbert Paluch, and director of the zoo said that Aziza arrived at the zoo nearly 20 years ago and was one of the first inhabitants in the Savannah. 

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Frederick Gene Marr is wheeled passed the jury box, on his way to state prison for at least 30 years in the 2010 murder of his nephew, Ronald Denny Sr.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Frederick Gene Marr will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of his nephew, a judge decided Friday, Nov. 14.

Wildwood Leader

Teen ghost hunters investigate Wildwood’s Boyer Museum

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Written by Christie Rotondo Saturday, October 18, 2014 11:00 pm

Members of the Teen Paranormal Society watch computer monitors during one of this summer’s research sessions at the George F. Boyer museum. Members of the Teen Paranormal Society watch computer monitors during one of this summer’s research sessions at the George F. Boyer museum.

Paranormal research presentation scheduled for Oct. 25

WILDWOOD — A handful of CumberlandCounty teens spent the summer exploring “spooky” happenings at the GeorgeF.BoyerMuseum, and come Oct. 25, they will share their findings. 

The Teen Paranormal Society is a subgroup of Great Northeastern Paranormal Research, founded by John A. Pacelli and Clay Borneman of Cumberland County Paranormal. For a few evenings this past summer, the group set up night-vision cameras, recorders, sound equipment, and thermometers throughout the Pacific Avenue museum.

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Wildwood celebrates Bill Haley and his Comets, and the history of rock ‘n’ roll

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, October 17, 2014 01:33 pm

Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr.; Comets Joe D’Ambrosio and Dick Richards; Commissioners Tony Leonetti and Pete Byron; and Jon “Bowzer” Bauman of Sha Na Na stand in front of the new mural Friday, Oct. 17. Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr.; Comets Joe D’Ambrosio and Dick Richards; Commissioners Tony Leonetti and Pete Byron; and Jon “Bowzer” Bauman of Sha Na Na stand in front of the new mural Friday, Oct. 17. WILDWOOD — The city honored its rock ‘n’ roll heritage Friday by unveiling a massive mural dedicated to Bill Haley and his Comets hit “Rock Around the Clock.”

The mural, painted on the side of the building that houses Alumni Grill and The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce on Pacific Avenue, is a play on the group’s album cover of “Shake Rattle and Roll.” Susan Daly, a Northfield-based mural artist, completed the piece.

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Former Crest police captain asks to join records lawsuit

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 16, 2014 11:00 pm

WILDWOOD CREST — David Mayer, a former Wildwood Crest Police captain, is asking to have his side heard in a case against the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office regarding letters that contain allegations of official misconduct. 

In a letter to Judge Nelson Johnson, posted online by plaintiff John Paff, criminal defense attorney Joseph Rodgers, representing Mayer, is asking that the case be reopened “to allow all interested persons to join in.” Rodgers adds that Mayer’s reputation will be harmed by the court’s last ruling if he is not allowed to participate.

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Wildwood plans to name beach, boardwalk redevelopment zone

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, October 16, 2014 11:00 pm

The city is looking to name publicly-owned areas of the boardwalk and beach redevelopment zones. This photo was snapped last week during a windy fall afternoon. The city is looking to name publicly-owned areas of the boardwalk and beach redevelopment zones. This photo was snapped last week during a windy fall afternoon. WILDWOOD — City officials say they are looking to “fast-track” the development of amenities, such as a beach bar and host hotel, by naming the publicly-owned section of the beach and boardwalk a redevelopment zone.

The move,expected to be taken up for a vote at an upcoming City Commission meeting,allows officials to bypass the public bidding process and create regulationsregarding occupancy, repairs, rehabilitation and demolitions in those areas, under New Jersey’s housing laws.

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Pacific Ave. icon mural to be unveiled Friday

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, October 16, 2014 02:27 pm

Susan Daly of Northfield smiles as she paints a section of an icon wall mural, on Oak and Pacific Avenues, to be unveiled Friday at 11 a.m. Susan Daly of Northfield smiles as she paints a section of an icon wall mural, on Oak and Pacific Avenues, to be unveiled Friday at 11 a.m. Northfield artist brings talent to Wildwoods

WILDWOOD — Susan Daly, a Northfield-based artist who has created murals for Atlantic City casinos and restaurants over the past 30 years, is putting her paintbrush on Pacific Avenue. 

Daly is completing the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority’s second Icon Wall Mural, this one on the side of Alumni Grill at Oak and Pacific Avenues. The first was completed in May by artist Pete Bieling.

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Wildwoods sign to be refurbished

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, October 16, 2014 02:13 pm

File photo provided by GWTIDA File photo provided by GWTIDA WILDWOOD – The gigantic Wildwoods sign that greets visitors to the island is set to be refurbished this November, the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority announced Wednesday.

Officials with the authority say the 80-foot-long, 19-foot-high sign will have all nine of its letters restored in two phases. That way, the word “Wildwoods” will be visible throughout the entire process, set to last about two weeks.

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Indictments handed down in multi-county drug sweep

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 15, 2014 02:16 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Three people have been indicted as leaders of a narcotics trafficking network, first degree, in the wake of “Operation Whitehouse,” a drug sweep officials say netted 15 kilograms of heroin, worth as much as $15 million on county streets.

Hector L. Ramos, Carlos N. Guzman and Ricardo Alatorre were also charged with distribution of a controlled dangerous substance, heroin, first degree, according to a statement from Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor.

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Two Crest residents charged with heroin distribution

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 14, 2014 03:43 pm

WILDWOOD CREST — Two Wildwood Crest residents have been charged with heroin distribution after a SWAT team raided a residence on Morning Glory Road Oct. 10, the prosecutor’s office announced.

Police say they seized 50 bags of heroin from the residence and charged Lori Nocentino, 35, and Anthony Seda, 37, as a result of the search.  The Cape May County Regional SWAT team executed the search warrant. 

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