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    WILDWOOD—Commissioners in Wildwood rescinded a controversial resolution that significantly raised the fees to hold events on the city’s beach with a 2-1 vote at their regular meeting Wednesday. 

    The move comes after Will Morey, president of Morey’s Piers, threatened to move Beach Blast Soccer and Beach Jam to Wildwood Crest and North Wildwood beaches if the new fee structure remained.

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    WILDWOOD CREST—Lt. Joseph McGrath has been tapped to head the Wildwood Crest Police Department, Mayor Carl Groon confirmed Wednesday.

    Captain David Mayer, the former officer in charge of the Wildwood Crest Police Department, allegedly announced his retirement this week.

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    Photo by Jodee Clifford/ Demolition of the former Masonic Lodge had begun this week to make way for the new Wildwood Crest branch of the Cape May County library. WILDWOOD CREST – Demolition at the former Masonic Lodge on Atlantic Avenue is already underway for the new $5.3 million Wildwood Crest branch of the Cape MayCounty library.

    Cape MayCounty freeholders unanimously voted to award the contract to…

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    Photo courtesy of Morey's Piers.WILDWOOD—To Morey’s Piers, a multimillion-dollar Army Corps of Engineers dune plan in Wildwood is a “gift horse” Wildwood should take advantage of.

    Jack Morey, vice president of Morey’s Piers, said that his company is in full support of the project, which would construct 16-foot dunes from North Wildwood to the Diamond Beach section of Lower Township, as well as a protective beach berm.

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    WILDWOOD – Police arrested five Wildwood residents after a SWAT team search 11:10 p.m. Friday, April 18, at 4114 Pacific Ave. recovered distribution amounts of heroin and a .32 caliber revolver, the Wildwood Police Department announced.

    Twin brothers Joey and Jason Sierra, 18, Chandler Porter, 23, Edwin Perez, 28, and Alexander Perez, 22, have all been charged with possession of heroin with the intent to distribute as a result of the search.

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Crest woman receives arts fellowship

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, March 15, 2014 12:00 am

photo courtesy Christina Tenaglia/ Christina Tenaglia of Wildwood Crest was awarded an $8,400 arts fellowship for sculpture. This untitled piece is one of her works. photo courtesy Christina Tenaglia/ Christina Tenaglia of Wildwood Crest was awarded an $8,400 arts fellowship for sculpture. This untitled piece is one of her works.

 

TRENTON – The New Jersey State Council of the Arts awarded fellowships to two South Jersey artists at its first regular meeting of the year Tuesday, Feb. 25 at the South Orange Performing Arts Center.

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Budget delay by West Wildwood bond dispute

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, March 14, 2014 01:00 am

WEST WILDWOOD—Introduction of a municipal budget in West Wildwood is delayed due to an ongoing dispute over the purchase of a $90,000 backhoe, administrator Chris Ridings said Thursday, March 6.

According to Ridings, the borough cannot introduce a budget until a decision is made in Atlantic County Court as to whether the petition of a bond ordinance to purchase the backhoe is valid.

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North Wildwood passes SID budget

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, March 14, 2014 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD—City council held a public hearing and final vote on the 2014 Boardwalk Special Improvement District budget during its March 4 meeting.

The budget was approved by council, with Council President Salvatore Zampirri abstaining due to his position on the SID board, he said. No one from the public commented at the meeting.

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North Wildwood plans extensive road work

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, March 13, 2014 02:40 pm

city hall NORTH WILDWOOD—An extensive street reconstruction project is slated to begin soon in the city, now that council approved a $1.4 million contract to complete the work at its March 4 meeting.

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Which of the Wildwoods do you visit?

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:13 pm

Changes in best beach contest break up voting by municipality

WILDWOOD—For the past five years, the Wildwoods have frequently swept the New Jersey Best Beaches contest, presented by the New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium.

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War of words in West Wildwood

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, March 12, 2014 01:14 pm

Former mayor, attorney, accused in complaint filed by borough

WEST WILDWOOD—West Wildwood has filed a complaint in Cape May County Superior Court that alleges the borough’s former mayor illegally entered into a settlement agreement without the Board of Commissioner’s consent in 2011.

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UPDATED: Fee fight brewing in Wildwood

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, March 10, 2014 04:11 pm

File photo by Jen Marra. File photo by Jen Marra. So far, no beach events have been approved for the summer of ’14 

WILDWOOD—Events on Wildwood’s beaches bring in millions of dollars in tourism revenue every year. As of Monday, March 10, not a single one had been approved by the Board of Commissioners for summer 2014.

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Crest Memorial honors student writers for February

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, March 09, 2014 01:00 am

The third and fourth grade students whose writing was recognized for the month of February stand near the “Principal’s Corner” bulletin board at Crest Memorial. The third and fourth grade students whose writing was recognized for the month of February stand near the “Principal’s Corner” bulletin board at Crest Memorial.

WILDWOOD CREST – Crest Memorial students in grades three through eight who have produced exemplary written work were recently rewarded with a pizza party and display of their compositions.

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