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    WILDWOOD — Wildwood officials could again weigh implementing beach fees in the city, and possibly put the issue on the ballot in November, Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr. said Tuesday.

    But, he stressed that the plans are far from definite.

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    WILDWOOD – Two Rio Grande women were arrested Monday, July 28, and charged with distributing heroin throughout the northern neighborhoods of the City of Wildwood, police announced.

    Elizabeth Singh and Heather Fowler, both 36, were charged with possession of heroin and possession with the intent to distribute after police searched their vehicle and found 300 individual bags of heroin prepackaged for street sale around 8:30 p.m., according to a release. Police said the heroin had a street value of about $3,000.

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    beachThe Natural Resource Defense Council has determined that New Jersey has the third best beach water quality in the United States, out of the 30 states where samples were collected and tested.

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    Wildwood commissioners say no, cite traffic nightmare

    WILDWOOD— Wildwood’s commissioners unanimously voted against a resolution Wednesday that would have made turning right on red at the intersection of Rio Grande and New Jersey avenues illegal.

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    NORTH WILDWOOD – The family of a Pennsylvania man who drowned in North Wildwood two years ago is asking to have the Hereford Inlet beach closed through a court order, a lawsuit filed in Cape May County Wednesday states.

    According to the D’Amato Law Firm in Egg Harbor Township, which is representing George Bradley Smith’s family, the 54-year-old father’s death was “entirely foreseeable and preventable had local authorities prohibited access to the deadly section of hazardous North Wildwood beach.”

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PHOTOS: North Wildwood celebrates the sea

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Written by Jen Marra Friday, June 27, 2014 12:31 pm

Cloudy weather does not stop a crowd of people from visiting the festival Cloudy weather does not stop a crowd of people from visiting the festival Cloudy weather does not stop a crowd of people from visiting the Maritime Festival Saturday, June 21, at the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse. Photos by Jen Marra. 

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Petitioners want Wildwood budget to go to the voters

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, June 27, 2014 12:21 pm

WILDWOOD— Calling the proposed 17-cent tax increase in Wildwood’s local tax rate “insanity,” a group of residents say they will petition the city’s municipal spending plan in hopes of putting it to the voters. 

They also plan to petition an ordinance approved Wednesday, June 25, that states the position of city solicitor, currently Mary D’Arcy Bittner, must be held by an in-house, full-time attorney.

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Bail reduced for two Wildwood men charged in drug raid

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, June 26, 2014 04:33 pm

Prosecutor links heroin ‘brand’ to overdoses

WILDWOOD - Two Wildwood men accused of being co-conspirators in a major heroin operation in Cape May County have had their bail reduced, just a week after they were arrested in a the largest narcotics sweep in the county’s history.

Juan Lopez, 56, and Miguel Claudio, 29, are two of nine people charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess heroin. They asked Cape May County Superior Court Judge Patricia Wild to reduce their bail on Thursday, June 26.

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Assault at the Ship-N-Shore leads to three arrests

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, June 26, 2014 03:06 pm

wildwood-police Victim is in critical, but stable, condition

WILDWOOD— Three Middle Township residents were arrested during the early morning hours Wednesday, June 25, after a North Wildwood man was assaulted with a pool cue and glass bottle at Wildwood’s Ship-N-Shore, police announced.

According to police, Avery Stull, 27, and Fred Crawley, 30, both of Cape May Court House, and Kimberly Shelton, 34, of Whitesboro were arrested on aggravated assault charges in connection to the incident.

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Pyrotechnics are his passion and his pleasure

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, June 25, 2014 10:51 am

Toms River attorney Jack Serpico is the ‘man behind the curtain’ creating Wildwood’s fireworks

WILDWOOD – Thousands of people are expected to make their way to the Wildwood beach and boardwalk to watch Jack Serpico’s work throughout the summer, but few will know he is the man behind their “oohs” and “ahs.”

Serpico is a fourth-generation pyrotechnic who has designed Wildwood’s Friday night and July Fourth fireworks shows for almost 20 years. He goes by the nickname “Pyro Jack” – and those few minutes of Roman candles, comets, strobe stars, salutes and peonies are his art.

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Burlington man charged with spitting in Wildwood cop’s face

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, June 23, 2014 05:02 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - A Burlington man earned new charges in Middle Township Sunday, June 15, after he spit in the face of a Wildwood police officer, an official said Monday.

Janair L. Best, 39, was already charged with aggravated assault by Wildwood police when he spit at Officer Matthew Donnelly at Cape May Regional Hospital, said Capt. John Edwards, Middle Township Police. Best was at the hospital to be cleared for processing into Cape May County jail.

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Open government advocate files complaint against county prosecutor’s office

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, June 23, 2014 03:49 pm

Alleged ‘Brady letters’ for Wildwood Crest police were denied

WILDWOOD CREST – A Somerset man who represents a government transparency project has filed a complaint against the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office alleging that the office acted wrongly when it refused to turn over documents involving Wildwood Crest police officers.

John Paff, chairman of the New Jersey Libertarian Party’s Open Government Advocacy Project, sought “Brady letters” that had been reportedly issued to two former high-ranking officers of the Wildwood Crest Police Department and one current officer.

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PHOTOS: Duck and cover to cover

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, June 22, 2014 12:00 am

Children from Kate Hass’ pre-kindergarten class enjoy a book read by United Way’s Director of Community Initiatives Amanda McGowan Children from Kate Hass’ pre-kindergarten class enjoy a book read by United Way’s Director of Community Initiatives Amanda McGowan

Children from Kate Hass’ pre-kindergarten class enjoy a book read by United Way’s Director of Community Initiatives Amanda McGowan during a visit Wednesday, June 11 in Wildwood. The United Way duck, star of the Rubber Ducky Regatta set for Aug. 17 at Morey’s, also stopped in for a visit.

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