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    Gail Hayman Cohen and Pauline Levy have lineages that trace back to Beth Judah's founding families, and both have been working to organize the synagogue's centennial celebration and strategic plan.Respecting roots, looking to the future

    WILDWOOD -- Gail Hayman Cohen and Pauline Levy sat talking in Beth Judah Temple Monday, surrounded by stained glass windows and gold plaques dedicated to the families that founded the…

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    Photo by Christie Rotondo/Former Mayor Bill Henfey, left, and current Mayor Patrick Rosenello, right, at Henfey's last meeting in December 2013. NORTH WILDWOOD — Bill Henfey, who served as North Wildwood’s mayor from 2006 to 2013, died Tuesday morning surrounded by family and friends at his home, the city of North Wildwood announced.

    He was 65.

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    Members of the Teen Paranormal Society watch computer monitors during one of this summer’s research sessions at the George F. Boyer museum.

    Paranormal research presentation scheduled for Oct. 25

    WILDWOOD — A handful of CumberlandCounty teens spent the summer exploring “spooky” happenings at the GeorgeF.BoyerMuseum, and come Oct. 25, they will share their findings. 

    The Teen Paranormal Society is a subgroup of Great Northeastern Paranormal Research, founded by John A. Pacelli and Clay Borneman…

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    pumpkin runHalloween in the Wildwoods kicks off Saturday, Oct. 25 with Paranormal Tour at the Wildwood Shore, and the Boardwalk Pumpkin Run.

    The paranormal tour will be held at the George F. Boyer Museum on Pacific Avenue Wildwood. An interactive paranormal tour at the former site of a funeral parlor, the event is presented by Teen Paranormal Society. Smart phones and ear plugs are necessary to participate. Admission is $5. For more information call 609-523-0277.

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    Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr.; Comets Joe D’Ambrosio and Dick Richards; Commissioners Tony Leonetti and Pete Byron; and Jon “Bowzer” Bauman of Sha Na Na stand in front of the new mural Friday, Oct. 17. WILDWOOD — The city honored its rock ‘n’ roll heritage Friday by unveiling a massive mural dedicated to Bill Haley and his Comets hit “Rock Around the…

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Pacific Ave. icon mural to be unveiled Friday

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, October 16, 2014 03:27 pm

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. 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 Tourism Improvement and Development Authority’s second Icon Wall Mural, this one on the side of Alumni Grill at Oak and Pacific Avenues. The first was completed in May by artist Pete Bieling.

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Wildwoods sign to be refurbished

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, October 16, 2014 03:13 pm

File photo provided by GWTIDA File photo provided by GWTIDA WILDWOOD – 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.

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Indictments handed down in multi-county drug sweep

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 15, 2014 03:16 pm

CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Three people have been indicted as leaders of a narcotics trafficking network, first degree, in the wake of “Operation Whitehouse,” a drug sweep officials say netted 15 kilograms of heroin, worth as much as $15 million on county streets.

Hector L. Ramos, Carlos N. Guzman and Ricardo Alatorre were also charged with distribution of a controlled dangerous substance, heroin, first degree, according to a statement from Cape May County Prosecutor Robert L. Taylor.

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Two Crest residents charged with heroin distribution

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 14, 2014 04:43 pm

WILDWOOD CREST — Two Wildwood Crest residents have been charged with heroin distribution after a SWAT team raided a residence on Morning Glory Road Oct. 10, the prosecutor’s office announced.

Police say they seized 50 bags of heroin from the residence and charged Lori Nocentino, 35, and Anthony Seda, 37, as a result of the search.  The Cape May County Regional SWAT team executed the search warrant. 

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North Wildwood ordered to pay back lien on Marina Bay Towers

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, October 13, 2014 01:54 pm

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.

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’50s Weekend is part of a long standing effort to build fall tourism

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Saturday, October 11, 2014 12:00 am

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 he was not in Florida) or by one of his subordinates.

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North Wildwood Oct. 7 Council Notes

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, October 10, 2014 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD — During Tuesday’s meeting, City Council voted to award the contracts for improvements to Bill Henfey Park, discussed appointments to the public works department, and extended a shared services agreement with Wildwood.

All seven members and Mayor Patrick Rosenello were present.

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Crest administrator resigns after only four months on the job

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, October 09, 2014 04:14 pm

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.

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