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    Kevin Tolan, Jr. has his father, North Wildwood Police Capt. Kevin Tolan, pin his badge.

    NORTH WILDWOOD — Eight new patrol officers joined North Wildwood’s police force Tuesday, Aug. 19, bringing the department back up to 29 full-time officers.

    Thomas Flounders, Jr., Bryan Skill, Joseph Kopetsky, Steven Ransom, Kevin Tolan, Jr., Daniel Hartman, Ryan Madden, and Kyle Zaleski were all appointed to North Wildwood’s Police Department during the City Council meeting that day.

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    But he said the city won’t move unless the whole island is on board

    WILDWOOD — Beach fees are somewhere in Wildwood’s future, but the city won’t institute them unless North Wildwood and Wildwood Crest establish the fees as well, Mayor Ernie Troiano said Wednesday.

    The comments came after resident Chris Slater asked the commission if beach fees would be moving forward. Slater supported the fees.

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    WILDWOOD — The owner of The Gillmore Motel has been charged with maintaining a nuisance after police were called there several times for reports of the sale of narcotics, police announced. 

    Police say that Robert Grimley, 43, of Palermo knowingly operated The Gillmore as a location where individuals gathered to participate in illegal activities. He was charged Thursday, Aug. 14.

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    WILDWOOD — An alleged domestic violence incident involving a shotgun led police to 322 bags of heroin seized, Wildwood police said.

    At 2:21 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 police responded to reports that a man had been confronted by his ex-girlfriend, Shakeila Fitzpatrick, who was allegedly armed with a shotgun. Upon arrival though, Fitzpatrick had left the area.

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    David Benson/Kyle Dunbar, who appeared on seasons three and four of Spike TV’s “Ink Masters” points out some of the tattoos on his chest during the Wildwood Tattoo Beach Bash Aug. 15.WILDWOOD — Kyle Dunbar has more than 20 years’ experience as a tattoo artist and the Flint, Mich., native is best known for his two seasons on Spike TV’s reality show “Ink Masters.” Kelly…

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Flood elevation maps force Wildwood to change bathroom renovation plans

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, July 18, 2014 01:05 pm

Bathrooms WILDWOOD – The city has changed plans for which bathrooms will be renovated through a $400,000 state grant Wildwood received last fall.

Bathrooms at Youngs Avenue and the boardwalk are set to be renovated, thanks to the Department of Community Affairs Small Cities Program grant.

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Open Space board rejects Pacific Ave. ice rink application

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, July 17, 2014 01:24 pm

WILDWOOD — The Cape May County Open Space Board has declined Wildwood’s application to purchase a vacant lot on Pacific Avenue and develop a synthetic ice rink and a park there.

Members of the board said the decision to decline the application was unanimously voted upon at their May 29 meeting.

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West Wildwood man faces federal child porn charges

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, July 17, 2014 11:04 am

WEST WILDWOOD— A West Wildwood man was arrested by federal agents Wednesday, July 16 on charges that he received images of child sexual abuse using his cell phone.

According to the office of U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman, Jeffrey Spicer, 44, was arrested by special agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations.

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Crest officials’ action vague after closed session on internal affairs investigation

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, July 16, 2014 04:34 pm

WILDWOOD CREST – Wildwood Crest officials took action in regards to an internal affairs investigation within the borough’s police department after a closed session at the Board of Commissioners meeting July 9, but what exactly that action is would not be confirmed by commissioners.

A resolution authorizing Mayor Carl Groon and borough clerk Jan Holzmer to “proceed as discussed regarding a personnel matter and to execute any and all documents pertaining thereto” was unanimously passed by the Board of Commissioners after the closed session held to discuss a personnel matter in regards to the internal affairs investigation within the Wildwood Crest Police Department.

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Promoter cancels remaining Wildwood beach concerts after complaints

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, July 16, 2014 11:35 am

WILDWOOD – The event promoter behind the June 28 electronic dance music festival is putting his other planned concerts for Wildwood’s beach on hold until next year.

Anthony Morrison of Beach Buddy Events, LLC says he is looking to work with Wildwood residents and the business community to ease concerns about his company’s EDM festivals and other concerts he wishes to hold in the city.

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Operation Whitehouse nets at least $10 million in heroin

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 15, 2014 04:10 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Cape May County Prosecutor Robert Taylor announced the conclusion of “Operation Whitehouse” today, saying the operation took at least $10 million in heroin and $500,000 in cocaine off county streets.

According to a press release from Taylor, the joint operation netted 15 kilograms of heroin and two kilograms of cocaine.

Also seized was about $225,000, believed to be the direct proceeds of heroin-related drug distribution activity in Cape May and Cumberland counties.

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Turn Around Boutique opens on Pacific Avenue

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 15, 2014 12:00 am

Officials and owners cut ribbon at grand opening of Turn Around Boutique.  Officials and owners cut ribbon at grand opening of Turn Around Boutique. WILDWOOD – Owners of Pacific Avenue’s Turn Around Boutique are bringing upcycling to Wildwood.

The city’s newest boutique, located at 4805 Pacific Ave., offers shoppers the chance to purchase consigned men’s, women’s and children’s clothing as well as furniture, artwork, home décor items and collectibles.

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Alumni association gives scholarships, awards to WHS grads

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 14, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD—The Wildwood High School Alumni and Friends Association awarded six scholarships and two awards at the 108th Class Day Ceremony Monday, June 16 held in the auditorium of Wildwood High.

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