• Wildwood Leader

    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…

  • Wildwood Leader

    File photo provided by GWTIDAWILDWOOD – 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.

  • Wildwood Leader

    NORTH WILDWOOD — The city has to pay back almost a million dollars in tax liens on Marina Bay Towers, a senior housing facility on the bayside of town, since a judge has decided that land the condos are located on is exempt from real estate taxation.

    North Wildwood has been entangled in litigation with Marina Bay and Beach Creek Marina for about 10 years, and a judge ordered the city to pay close to $900,000 to Royal Tax Lien services for liens placed on the property over a 15-year period.

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Xavier GeisingerWOODBINE – A Dennisville man was charged with murder less than 24 hours after a Woodbine man was shot and killed on the 300 Block of Jefferson Street in Woodbine, according to the state police.

  • Wildwood Leader

    When the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce throws its big nostalgic party — the Fabulous ‘50s and Beyond Weekend — Oct. 17 and 18, it may be a reminder to some of a time in the Wildwoods history when tourism was born again.

    A young man from Philadelphia, who had been in the Wildwoods during the summer returned in the dull days of winter. What he saw were boarded stores, fancy motels closed, no longer flashing their glitzy lights. No traffic signals, either, and only an occasional automobile crossing his path, probably driven by the mayor (If…

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD CREST — Administrator Tom Henshaw resigned this week after working in the borough for only a few months, Wildwood Crest officials said.

    His contract began June 9 and was supposed to last three years.

Wildwood Leader

Post-Sandy hazard training offered in Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 07, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD – Free training in identifying and preventing hazards during the post-Sandy cleanup is being offered to property owners, residents, workers and volunteers throughout Cape May County Sept. 19.

The New Jersey Work Environment Council (WEC) and its “Safer After Sandy” project will be presenting two workshops that day in the Commissioner’s meeting room at Wildwood’s City Hall, 4400 New Jersey Ave.

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Girl Scout donates greenhead boxes to Wildwood Crest

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 07, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD CREST — A summer visitor of Wildwood Crest and 13-year Girl Scout is helping the borough reduce its greenhead fly population, according to the borough’s tourism website.

Jessica Ridge, a Hamilton Square resident who visits the Crest each summer with her family, has built and donated eight greenhead fly trap boxes that have been placed at various places throughout the borough as part of her Gold Award project for the Girl Scouts.

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Crest Recreation hosts registration for tot soccer

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 06, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD CREST — The Wildwood Crest Recreation Department is accepting registration for its 2014 tot soccer program, an introductory series of clinics for 4-year-old boys and girls that teach the basic skills of soccer.

The program will be held Wednesdays and Fridays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Morey Field (Aster Road and Ocean Avenue) from Sept. 17 through Oct. 17.

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Outdoor Zumba classes continue through September

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 06, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD CREST — The Wildwood Crest Recreation Department will continue its outdoor Zumba classes Saturday mornings at 8:30 a.m. at Centennial Park through Sept. 27.

Classes will move inside the Crest Pier beginning in October.

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Wildwood purchases new fire truck

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 05, 2014 04:26 pm

WILDWOOD — The Board of Commissioners approved the purchase of a $675,000 fire truck at its Aug. 27 meeting.

The 2014 E-One HP78 Aerial Fire Truck will be purchased from First Choice Fire Apparatus in Hanover Township, Pa.

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Summer goes out with a thrill

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Written by Jen Marra Friday, September 05, 2014 04:25 pm


Alicia Venditti and Nicole Straw with her daughter Michaela Montano, 4, all of Philadelphia play a water race game for a prize.  Michaela Montano was the winner.
Alicia Venditti and Nicole Straw with her daughter Michaela Montano, 4, all of Philadelphia play a water race game for a prize. Michaela Montano was the winner. Alicia Venditti and Nicole Straw with her daughter Michaela Montano, 4, all of Philadelphia play a water race game for a prize. Michaela Montano was the winner.


photos by Jen Marra

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Another guilty plea in $15M Wildwoods mortgage scheme

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 05, 2014 10:35 am

CAMDEN --A pastor of the now-defunct ReBirth International Church in Elizabeth admitted Thursday to participating in a $15 million mortgage fraud scam that involved overbuilt condos in the Wildwoods, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Sean A. Souels, 44, of Linden,  pleaded guilty in Camden federal court to a second superseding indictment charging him with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

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No raise for three years under firefighter contract

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 05, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD — Since the end of 2012, Wildwood’s career firefighters have been working without a contract. After eight months of negotiations, the Board of Commissioner’s approved the local Fireman’s Benevolent Association union contract Aug. 27 that will carry the city’s firefighters to 2017.

Gary Vessels, vice president of the Wildwood FMBA Local 50 who served as the chairman for negotiations on the current contract, said that state regulations regarding unions “really handcuffed negotiations.” But, he said that there are few significant changes since the union’s last contract with the city.

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