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    Jen Marra/Preschool student Roberto Sanchez Olguin gets a double high five from the Easter Bunny who paid a special visit to the students during their lunch period.

    Margaret Mace elementary students had a surprise visit from the Easter bunny Friday, April 11. The visit came the same day as students participated in the school's Easter Hat Parade, an annual event organized by first grade teachers Amanda Brojakowski and Judi Kiniry.

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    Wildwood Police/ Police were looking to identify these individuals, who they suspected assaulted a man on the boardwalk Saturday.WILDWOOD – Police have arrested four Marlton teens in connection to an aggravated assault on the boardwalk April 13, the Wildwood police department announced.

    Ryan Callahan, 18, Nicholas Nastasi, 19, Kyle Patrick, 19, and a 17-year-old male, have been charged with aggravated assault after police released surveillance footage of the suspects to local media earlier this week. Callahan, Nastasi…

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    David Benson/ Tonya Ahern of Upper Township shows the two types of naloxone available, a nasal spray and an injection. Parents group seeks overdose antidote, training

    A matter of minutes could mean the difference between life and death for an overdose victim.

    That’s the thinking of Tonya Ahern, an Upper Township woman who works with Parent to Parent, a support group for parents of individuals suffering from addiction.

  • Wildwood Leader

    A vote to rescind fees to be held April 23

    WILDWOOD— After a war of words between  Morey's Piers and Mayor Ernie Troiano, Jr., GWTIDA announced Tuesday that an agreement had been reached between the authority and city that would keep key events on Wildwood’s beaches.

  • Wildwood Leader

    Operators still waiting for ABC approval

    WILDWOOD – Wildwood’s beach bar is one step closer to opening this summer, now that the Board of Commissioners voted Friday, April 11 to award Beach Buddy, LLC a contract to operate on the city’s beach.

    In February, the commissioners accepted the proposal from the group of Philadelphia club and night club owners, but did not award the contract. During the commissioners’ regular meeting on April 9, a resolution to award the contract was moved to a closed-door executive session.

Wildwood Leader

Police charge four in connection to Wildwood boardwalk assault

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, April 18, 2014 10:48 am

Wildwood Police/ Police were looking to identify these individuals, who they suspected assaulted a man on the boardwalk Saturday. Wildwood Police/ Police were looking to identify these individuals, who they suspected assaulted a man on the boardwalk Saturday. WILDWOOD – Police have arrested four Marlton teens in connection to an aggravated assault on the boardwalk April 13, the Wildwood police department announced.

Ryan Callahan, 18, Nicholas Nastasi, 19, Kyle Patrick, 19, and a 17-year-old male, have been charged with aggravated assault after police released surveillance footage of the suspects to local media earlier this week. Callahan, Nastasi and the juvenile were arrested, but Patrick is still at large and there is an active arrest warrant out for him, police said.

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Wildwood residents charged with heroin distribution

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, April 18, 2014 10:41 am

WILDWOOD – After a four-week investigation, police arrested three Wildwood residents on heroin distribution charges at about 1 a.m. on Wednesday, April 16, the Wildwood Police Department announced.

Kenneth Richardson, 31, Tracey Stefanowicz, 36, and Michelle Barth, 31, were arrested after a SWAT team search of 236 West Pine Ave. resulted in the seizure of distribution quantities of heroin that were allegedly prepackaged for street sale, $900 in cash, as well as drug paraphernalia and hypodermic syringes.

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Wildwood man arrested after punching Lower cop

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, April 17, 2014 03:49 pm

WILDWOOD—A 21-year-old Wildwood man was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly punching a Lower Township police officer in the face, police said.

Special Officer James Collins was called to the 300 block of Destoto Avenue in the Villas section of Lower Township in response to a call about a disorderly subject. When Collins arrived, Alexander Vosper of Susquehanna Avenue in Wildwood, was having a verbal altercation with an unidentified man at the scene, police said.

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Wildwood family produces third valedictorian

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 16, 2014 05:10 pm

Submitted/Wildwood High School Class of 2014 Shelby Thornton is first in her class, and the third member of her family to be WHS’s valedictorian. Submitted/Wildwood High School Class of 2014 Shelby Thornton is first in her class, and the third member of her family to be WHS’s valedictorian. WILDWOOD – When it comes to smarts, it’s all in the family for Wildwood High School Class of 2014 valedictorian Shelby Thornton.

When Shelby, 17, steps to the podium to deliver her address to her fellow graduating seniors, she will be the third member of her family to be named valedictorian at Wildwood High. Her older sister Kirby Thornton and her grandmother Lola Borden (nee Peard) were also valedictorians.

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Wildwood wants landlords to be wary of troublesome tenants

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, April 16, 2014 05:06 pm

WILDWOOD – In the process of working to clean up rowdy and unkempt rental properties in the city, Wildwood commissioners are finding landlords aren’t necessarily the root of the problem. In many cases, it’s who they are renting to.

That was the theme of a special meeting the Board of Commissioners held April 11 when they heard from several landlords looking to keep their mercantile license for the 2014 renting season.

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Police seek five suspected in Wildwood boardwalk assault

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 16, 2014 10:06 am

Wildwood Police/ Police are looking to identify these individuals, who they suspect assaulted a man on the boardwalk Saturday. Wildwood Police/ Police are looking to identify these individuals, who they suspect assaulted a man on the boardwalk Saturday.

WILDWOOD – Wildwood police are seeking the public’s help in identifying five individuals they suspect assaulted and robbed a 19-year-old man on the boardwalk Saturday, April 12.

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UPDATED: GWTIDA, Wildwood come to agreement on beach event fees

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, April 15, 2014 01:48 pm

A vote to rescind fees to be held April 23

WILDWOOD— After a war of words between  Morey's Piers and Mayor Ernie Troiano, Jr., GWTIDA announced Tuesday that an agreement had been reached between the authority and city that would keep key events on Wildwood’s beaches.

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Wildwood commissioners to talk beach events April 16

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 15, 2014 12:19 pm

WILDWOOD—An agenda for a special meeting of the Wildwood Board of Commissioners Wednesday states that the governing body will meet behind closed doors to discuss beach event fees, but officials do not intend to hold a vote to possibly rescind them until their regular meeting April 23. 

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