• Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD — The Board of Commissioners is again seeking proposals for a bar and concerts on the city’s beach, this time for the summer of 2015.

    Wildwood commissioners voted Wednesday night to advertise for proposals for both items, which they have long hoped would bring the city additional revenue.

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    The Mom’s Beat: Some common sense tips for parents on Halloween

    Many of the rules and traditions my husband and I follow in our house are inherited from our parents, and our rules about Halloween candy certainly follow that pattern.

    When I was a kid I darted from house to house, filling my pillowcase with candy to see how much loot I could collect in the allotted trick-or-treat time. But even amid all of the excitement, I always knew not to eat anything until my…

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD CREST — A Wildwood Crest police sergeant and retired county sheriff’s corporal rescued a local man from his burning Aster Road home Saturday morning, police announced.

    Charles Meyers, 63, of Wildwood Crest is expected to make a full recovery.

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD CREST — Plans to equip Crest Memorial Elementary to serve as Wildwood Crest’s evacuation shelter are again on hold, Mayor Carl Groon said Wednesday.

    The borough had hoped to purchase a generator for the school this year with the help of a $75,000 FEMA grant, but now Groon says Wildwood Crest may not have the grant secured.

Wildwood Leader

Wildwood Crest man runs from police after being taken to the hospital

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 16, 2014 12:30 pm

Michael Rouleau Michael Rouleau WILDWOOD CREST — Police arrested a 53-year-old Wildwood Crest man around 8 p.m. Sept. 13, after they found him “extremely intoxicated” on Lavender Road, the Wildwood Crest department announced.

He also tried to escape from police custody after saying he had chest pains, police said.

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Owner of Wildwood’s Oxygen Tattoo charged with selling synthetic marijuana

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 15, 2014 11:34 am

WILDWOOD — The owner of Oxygen Tattoo on the Wildwoods Boardwalk has been accused of selling synthetic marijuana in the store, the county prosecutor’s office announced.

According to a press release dated Friday, Sept. 12, David Zarfati, 41 of Cape May Court House, faces three separate drug charges after a search warrant was carried out at the business, located on the 3200 block of the boardwalk.

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School supplies presented to military families

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 14, 2014 12:00 am

North Wildwood VFW Post 5941 Commander Joe Orlando presents donations to USCG Cape May Family Resource Specialists Steve Harrell, Kathleen Grant and Judith Kunee. North Wildwood VFW Post 5941 Commander Joe Orlando presents donations to USCG Cape May Family Resource Specialists Steve Harrell, Kathleen Grant and Judith Kunee. NORTH WILDWOOD — Thanks to the people and vacationers of Cape MayCounty, local military children, whose parents serve at the U.S. Coast Guard Station Cape May and the 253rd Army National Guard Cape May Court House will receive donated school supplies collected from “Dollar Tree” stores in North Cape May and Rio Grande.

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West Wildwood Police Blotter

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 13, 2014 12:00 am

WEST WILDWOOD — The West Wildwood Police Department responded to a total of 193 calls for service during the week of Aug. 26 to Sept. 1. The following is a breakdown of incidents that occurred. The number next to each incident represents how many calls for that service were conducted and/or requested. 

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Event to reunite Wildwood High Class of ’54

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 13, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD — Members of the Wildwood High School Class 1954 hope to find classmates who have dispersed around the country to celebrate their 60th class reunion Sept. 27.

According to Rita Rosenberg Best, a reunion organizer, the call going out to find class members has gone as far as Florida, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

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North Wildwood girl qualifies for Pa. 4-H Show

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 13, 2014 12:00 am

Sylvia Rutkowski has qualified to the 2014 Pennsylvania State 4-H Show. Sylvia Rutkowski has qualified to the 2014 Pennsylvania State 4-H Show. NORTH WILDWOOD — Sylvia Rutkowski, the 11-year- old daughter of Michelle Rutkowski and Hank Hood of North Wildwood, has qualified for the 2014 Pennsylvania State 4-H Horse Show to be held Oct. 23 to 26 in Harrisburg, Pa.

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Heroin taken off the street, but ODs continue

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, September 12, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD — In June, law enforcement took about 15 kilograms of an especially deadly kind of heroin, worth about $10 million, off Cape May County streets. Several of the properties searched were in Wildwood, and a number of the individuals charged in the sweep lived and worked in the city.

Police and members of the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office hoped that the bust would lead to a decrease in the number of overdoses in the county, but so far, public safety officials in Wildwood say they haven’t seen a major drop in the number of overdoses they have responded to.

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Crest seeks to rework image

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, September 11, 2014 12:58 pm

Borough looks for a brand that ‘speaks to who we are’

WILDWOOD CREST — The borough’s official seal features the brigantine Nancy, a sailing ship that carried gunpowder and arms for the Americans during the Revolutionary War, and was the center of the Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet- Cape May County’s only Revolutionary War battle.

But, that’s a little-known history, particularly to the visitors of Wildwood Crest.

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