Wildwood Leader

No response to Crest’s call for branding proposals

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, February 05, 2015 05:07 pm

WILDWOOD CREST — A request for proposals from the borough to market the Crest received no response, leaving the borough’s branding plan in limbo.

According to Mayor Carl Groon, despite no response, the matter remained on the commissioners’ agenda for discussion on Wednesday Feb. 4, too late for publication.

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North Wildwood introduces abandoned property ordinance, park smoking ban

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, February 05, 2015 05:05 pm

Shown is a house located at Second and Delaware avenues, which was damaged during Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. Efforts to contact the owner and bank have yielded no response, according to local offiials. The city is taking steps to have it demolished as an imminent threat to public safety. Shown is a house located at Second and Delaware avenues, which was damaged during Hurricane Sandy in October 2012. Efforts to contact the owner and bank have yielded no response, according to local offiials. The city is taking steps to have it demolished as an imminent threat to public safety. NORTH WILDWOOD — City Council introduced an ordinance intended to help the city deal with abandoned or vacant buildings in town when it met Tuesday, Feb. 3.

The ordinance, which addresses buildings deemed unfit for habitation, is based on a 1942 state law that allows municipalities to demolish buildings “which are so old, dilapidated or have become so out of repair as to be dangerous, unsafe, insanitary or otherwise unfit for human habitation, or occupancy.”

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SNAP-ED coaches parents to stretch food dollar

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, February 05, 2015 05:04 pm

SNAP-ED coaches parents to stretch food dollar SNAP-ED coaches parents to stretch food dollar WILDWOOD – Christine Dell-Priscoli spoke to a group of parents and students at the Glenwood Avenue School, Tuesday, and showed them how to make a meal for 10 people for less than 50 cents each. 

Dell-Priscoli, a program associate with the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education, prepared a dish called Lentils 1-2-3, which would provide a half-cup serving for 10 people at a cost of $4.78.

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Wildwood Avenue fire leaves structure uninhabitable

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, February 05, 2015 05:02 pm

Wildwood Avenue fire leaves structure uninhabitable Wildwood Avenue fire leaves structure uninhabitable WILDWOOD – A fire at Hudson and Wildwood avenues in Wildwood Saturday night left the house completely uninhabitable, Wildwood Deputy Fire Chief Dan Spiegel said. 

Damages were estimated at a quarters of a million dollars.

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Letter: What a night, with an unpredictable ending

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, February 05, 2015 12:00 am

To the editor:

On Saturday, Jan. 31, the Wildwood Rotary club organized an event to support the arts and music programs at the island schools. Over 200 people came to the Bolero Resort on a cold wintry night for a spectacular evening of fun, great food, dancing and music by the best cover band in South Jersey – StellarMojo.

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Three accused in Monday armed robbery in Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 04, 2015 05:32 pm

WILDWOOD — Two have been arrested and a third suspect sought in an armed robbery on New Jersey Avenue

Police have accused a store clerk of involvement in the robbery.

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Top dogs at the Wildwoods Convention Center

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, February 04, 2015 12:00 am

Lynne Florian of Darien, Conn. competes in a best of breed round with her Petit Basset Griffon Venéen during the Boardwalk Kennel Club of Cape May County’s Atlantic Ocean Classic Dog Show Cluster Friday, Jan. 30, in the Wildwoods Convention Center. Lynne Florian of Darien, Conn. competes in a best of breed round with her Petit Basset Griffon Venéen during the Boardwalk Kennel Club of Cape May County’s Atlantic Ocean Classic Dog Show Cluster Friday, Jan. 30, in the Wildwoods Convention Center. The all-breed dog show ran Wednesday to Sunday, Jan. 28 to Feb. 1, with participation from Union County and Sand and Sea Kennel Clubs. Lynne Florian of Darien, Conn. competes in a best of breed round with her Petit Basset Griffon Venéen during the Boardwalk Kennel Club of Cape May County’s Atlantic Ocean Classic Dog Show Cluster Friday, Jan. 30, in the Wildwoods Convention Center. The all-breed dog show ran Wednesday to Sunday, Jan. 28 to Feb. 1, with participation from Union County and Sand and Sea Kennel Clubs.

photos by Jen Marra

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Road construction planned in Wildwood, starting Wednesday

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, February 03, 2015 05:21 pm

Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 4, extensive curb, gutter and utility work are planned on Lake Avenue between Magnolia and 26th Street in Wildwood, according to Police Chief Robert Regalbuto.

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Armed robbery in Wildwood Monday

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, February 03, 2015 12:56 pm

WILDWOOD — Two have been arrested and a third suspect sought in an armed robbery on New Jersey Avenue. 

Police have accused a store clerk of involvement in the robbery. 

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Brothers face burglary and theft charges

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Written by Christopher South Tuesday, February 03, 2015 10:32 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – North Wildwood Police said they arrested two brothers who allegedly burglarized a property where they were doing work.

Both were found to have warrants out for them from other jurisdictions.

On Saturday, Jan. 30, at 3:39 p.m., North Wildwood Police Officer Thomas Flounders Jr. arrested Kevin Lopusan, 29, at 26th and New Jersey avenues on warrants.

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Allyson Clark makes president's list at Coastal Carolina University

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, February 03, 2015 12:00 am

CONWAY, S.C. – Allyson Clark, a freshman from Wildwood majoring in recreation and sport management, has made the president's list at Coastal Carolina University for the fall 2014 semester.

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Liam Munz achieves dean's list at TCNJ

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, February 03, 2015 12:00 am

EWING – Liam Munz, Electrical Engineering major and a resident of Wildwood Crest, has earned placement on the dean's list at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) for the 2014 fall semester. To achieve this honor, a student must carry 12 or more credits that semester and have a 3.5 grade point average or above.

   

Thousands were without power due to Saturday fire

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, February 01, 2015 10:33 am

Officials say the lights are back on this morning after an intense structure fire on West Wildwood Avenue led to island-wide power outages.

Firefighters had asked the power be cut for safety reasons, according to news reports.

 

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Mayor calls criticism of EDM music ‘hypocrisy’

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Written by Christopher South Friday, January 30, 2015 05:06 pm

WILDWOOD – Mayor Ernie Troiano reacted angrily to criticism of behavior connected to electronic dance music (EDM) concerts, saying business people should hold themselves to the same standard.

Troiano was speaking at the Jan. 28 commissioner meeting, where representatives from BeachGlow Concerts for Charity, Inc., defended the concerts, which had been the subject of criticism for on-stage profanity, underage drinking, and arrests allegedly stemming from the concert.

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