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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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Benefit at Urie’s Aug. 23

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, August 17, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD – The Cathy Miller Cancer Fund’s fourth annual Rock the Dock benefit will be noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 at Urie’s Waterfront Restaurant.

Tickets are $25 and include food, domestic beer, wine and soda. There will also be raffles and giveaways.

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Chamber hosts Fabulous 50s giveaway

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, August 17, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD — The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce will be giving away a prize package for the Fabulous ’50s and Beyond Weekend Oct. 17 and 18.

To enter, submit a photo standing next to the Fabulous ’50s and Beyond Weekend sun shelter on the Wildwoods Boardwalk before Aug. 25 on the Fabulous ’50s and Beyond Weekend – Wildwood Facebook Page. Multiple pictures will be accepted. Participants must be over 18.

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Zippy’s to give away beach cruiser

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, August 17, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD — As part of a new licensing deal with the action sports lifestyle brand Hang Ten, Zippy's Bikes is giving away a Hang Ten Beach Cruiser Aug. 31.

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Helen Kane ‘boop boop a doop-ed’ into 1934 Wildwood

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Saturday, August 16, 2014 12:00 am

Unlike the silver voiced tenor of the airwaves Morton Downey, whose career was enhanced in the 1930s by the arrival of the radio, Helen Kane made it really big because of a spur-of-the-moment improvisation in her act.

Her show business name, changed from Helen Schroeder, may not mean much in today’s world, but mention her as the original “Boop Boop A Doop Girl” and the name may have survived all these years.

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Wildwood receives grant from state for high school roof

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, August 16, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD — The Wildwood School District expects to receive a $508,000 grant through the Schools Development Authority Regular Operating District grant program, the Christie administration announced.

The grant will provide funds for a roof replacement at Wildwood High School. The total cost of the project is $1.27 million, including the grant of $508,000 and a local contribution of $762,000. 

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Wildwood, Morey's Piers celebrate dogs with sculpture

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, August 15, 2014 04:44 pm

WILDWOOD — A giant sculpture of a fire hydrant was donated Friday, Aug. 15 from Morey’s Piers to the city of Wildwood, in honor of the city’s dog beach. 

The dog beach was designated by the Wildwood Board of Commissioners earlier this year, and officials with the city say the dog-friendly beach has had a successful first season. The beach has drawn the attention of several media outlets, and the Weather Channel broadcasted from the beach this summer.

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Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol on ‘Philly Pheud’ this weekend

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 15, 2014 12:00 am

Current lifeguards will compete against a team of Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol Alumni on “Philly Pheud.” The episode will air twice this weekend. Current lifeguards will compete against a team of Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol Alumni on “Philly Pheud.” The episode will air twice this weekend. WILDWOOD CREST —Current and former Wildwood Crest Beach Patrol members will be featured on the local game show "Philly Pheud" 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 and 5:30 p.m. Sunday Aug. 17 on PHL 17.

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Wildwood commissioners table shorter time limit for bikes on the boardwalk

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, August 14, 2014 12:52 pm

File photo by Jen Marra File photo by Jen Marra WILDWOOD —The Wildwood Board of Commissioners tabled an ordinance Wednesday, Aug. 6 that would have returned the permitted time for bikers to be on the boardwalk to 11 a.m., after island bike shop owners came out in opposition of the change.

If North Wildwood is willing to change the bike time limit on that municipality’s portion of the boardwalk to noon, however, Mayor Ernie Troiano said Wildwood would keep the noon time limit as well.

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