• Regional

    Dru Shelly was kidnapped and raped at 17. Now, she works as a financial planner, is married, and has three children. Her story of survival will be the keynote at Friday’s Violence Survivor Symposium.Dru Shelly will be keynote at Violence Survivor Symposium

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Dru Shelly was 17 when she was abducted from the Ocean City Boardwalk at knifepoint…

  • Sports

    Because she was part of three state and four South Jersey championship basketball teams, Kaitlin Anzelone was best known athletically at Wildwood High School for her work in the gymnasium before graduating in 2003.

    But those who remember Anzelone the all-around athlete can also recall her brilliance on the soccer field.

    Anzelone, who was also part of a Cape-Atlantic League championship softball team at Wildwood, went on to play three sports as a freshman at Division III Rutgers-Camden University. But she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia in the fall…

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Inmate testimony called into question

    [see related story: Lower Township man found guilty of nephew's murder]

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A jury heard closing arguments Monday in the murder trial of Lower Township resident Frederick Gene Marr.

    Marr, 75, is accused in the fatal shooting of his nephew, Ronald Denny Sr. outside of Denny’s Del Haven home on Aug. 11, 2010.

    The prosecutor’s office has said the shooting happened because of a dispute over jointly-owned real estate in Florida.

  • Wildwood Leader

    Jacob SpiegelWILDWOOD — An official with the Wildwood fire department says that Jake Spiegel, the part-time firefighter who was indicted by a grand jury Sept. 24 with his father, Rob, on official misconduct charges, is not currently working for the department.

    As a part-time firefighter, Jake Spiegel is a summer employee for the city of Wildwood, said Deputy Fire Chief Dan Speigel (no relation to the accused). The department is “monitoring the situation” to determine at a later date if Spiegel can return to work next summer.

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD — Officials in Wildwood decided Wednesday to keep the city’s curfew in place, unlike other New Jersey towns that have opted to repeal theirs after courts found them to be unconstitutional.

    Instead, they asked city attorney Mary D’Arcy Bittner to revise the curfew to protect Wildwood against possible lawsuits.

  • Wildwood Leader

    NORTH WILDWOOD — The state Department of Transportation plan to dredge a mile-stretch of Beach Creek may be delayed until next summer, a DOT spokesman said.

    The department received only one bid on the project, which did not meet the contract requirements, NJDOT spokesman Steve Schapiro said.

Wildwood Leader

Police to accept unused prescription drugs

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 26, 2014 02:43 pm

WILDWOOD — The Wildwood Police Department will participate in this year’s National Take Back initiative Saturday, Sept. 27. Members of the public can anonymously drop off unused, unwanted, or expired prescriptions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day at the police department, 4400 New Jersey Ave.

Hypodermic syringes and other sharp instruments will not be accepted.

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August calls to NWPD up 24 percent over 2013

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 26, 2014 02:40 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD — In August, North Wildwood police responded to 7,240 calls, up about 24 percent over last year’s calls during that month, the department announced.

Capt. John Stevenson said that the increase in calls over last year could be attributed to Labor Day Weekend occurring at the end of the month, from Aug. 29 through 31. There was also five weekends during the month, which could have added to the high call volume, he said.

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Daughter of North Wildwood man graduates basic training

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 26, 2014 02:39 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD — Army Pvt. Kelly A. Lavacca has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

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Olde Time Italian Festival turns 10 in Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 26, 2014 12:56 pm

WILDWOOD– The 10th annual Olde Time Italian Festival will serve up Old World Italy in the Wildwoods Friday, Sept. 26 and Saturday, Sept. 27. Hosted by the Sons of Italy of Wildwood, this event will take place in Fox Park, located on Ocean Avenue between Burk and Montgomery Avenues across from the Wildwoods Convention Center.

The free two-day festival celebrates Italian culture and heritage with Italian crafts, authentic Italian cuisine, games, contests and continuous live entertainment.

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Wildwood FD ‘monitoring’ indictment of part-time employee

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, September 25, 2014 02:08 pm

Jacob Spiegel Jacob Spiegel WILDWOOD — An official with the Wildwood fire department says that Jake Spiegel, the part-time firefighter who was indicted by a grand jury Sept. 24 with his father, Rob, on official misconduct charges, is not currently working for the department.

As a part-time firefighter, Jake Spiegel is a summer employee for the city of Wildwood, said Deputy Fire Chief Dan Speigel (no relation to the accused). The department is “monitoring the situation” to determine at a later date if Spiegel can return to work next summer.

Read more: Wildwood FD ‘monitoring’ indictment of part-time employee

 

Wildwood opts to keep curfew, but plans revisions

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, September 25, 2014 12:20 pm

WILDWOOD — Officials in Wildwood decided Wednesday to keep the city’s curfew in place, unlike other New Jersey towns that have opted to repeal theirs after courts found them to be unconstitutional.

Instead, they asked city attorney Mary D’Arcy Bittner to revise the curfew to protect Wildwood against possible lawsuits.

Read more: Wildwood opts to keep curfew, but plans revisions

   

Beach Creek dredging could be put off until summer

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, September 25, 2014 12:12 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD — The state Department of Transportation plan to dredge a mile-stretch of Beach Creek may be delayed until next summer, a DOT spokesman said.

The department received only one bid on the project, which did not meet the contract requirements, NJDOT spokesman Steve Schapiro said.

Read more: Beach Creek dredging could be put off until summer

 

Wildwood to hire five new cops with federal grant

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 24, 2014 07:09 pm

WILDWOOD — Wildwood was one of 10 New Jersey municipalities to receive federal grant money to put more police officers on the streets, Sens. Cory Booker and Bob Menendez announced Wednesday.

The city will receive $625,000 to hire five new, full time police officers through the U.S. Justice Department COPS hiring program.

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