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    Thursday, Nov. 27

    OCEAN CITY - The Fast and the Furriest 5K Turkey Trot and 1-Mile Fun Run will begin 8:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 27, at the Ocean City Music Pier, Boardwalk and Moorlyn Terrace. The run benefits the Ocean City Humane Society. Preregister online at www.active.com . Preregistered packet pick up is 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26 at the senior center, 1735 Simpson Ave. Race-day registration is 7-8:25 a.m. in front of the Music Pier. Applications are available at the Aquatic and Fitness Center, The Sneaker Shop and the Humane Society. For more information,…

  • Cape May Gazette

    Arthur E.

    LOWER TOWNSHIP – Arthur E. “Art” Treon, whose name was synonymous with fire fighting and emergency management in the township, county, and state, died Wednesday night after leaving the scene of a fatal fire in North Wildwood.

    Town Bank Fire Chief Lou McGonigal, a longtime friend, said Treon had gone to Tuesday night’s fire at 212 W. 17th Ave. in North Wildwood Nov. 18. McGonigal said Treon complained of chest pains and shortness of breath and was transported to the hospital, where he appeared to be doing better. Treon later died…

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Rio Grande Fire Company battles a blaze in Whitesboro, Tuesday evening. photo courtesy Rio Grande Fire Company

    Police identify 71-year-old man killed in Whitesboro fire

    WHITESBORO – Firefighters with Rio Grande were called from a fire in North Wildwood, that left one person dead, to respond to a fire in Whitesboro that killed another man.

    “We were at the North Wildwood fire, and clearing that scene when we got a call for a…

  • Wildwood Leader

    Fudgy Wudgy Man Andy MarkeeNORTH WILDWOOD – Andrew N. “Andy” Markee was known to some as the quintessential Fudgy Wudgy man, dispensing ice cream and smiles to beachgoers in North Wildwood.

    Markee died on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at the age of 76.

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Aziza, the first female giraffe that called the Cape May County Zoo her homeCAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Aziza, the first female giraffe that called the Cape May County Zoo her home has died, zoo officials announced today.

    Dr. Hurbert Paluch, and director of the zoo said that Aziza arrived at the zoo nearly 20 years ago and was one of the first inhabitants in the Savannah. 

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Frederick Gene Marr is wheeled passed the jury box, on his way to state prison for at least 30 years in the 2010 murder of his nephew, Ronald Denny Sr.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Frederick Gene Marr will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of his nephew, a judge decided Friday, Nov. 14.

Wildwood Leader

Wildwood plans to name beach, boardwalk redevelopment zone

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, October 16, 2014 11:00 pm

The city is looking to name publicly-owned areas of the boardwalk and beach redevelopment zones. This photo was snapped last week during a windy fall afternoon. The city is looking to name publicly-owned areas of the boardwalk and beach redevelopment zones. This photo was snapped last week during a windy fall afternoon. WILDWOOD — City officials say they are looking to “fast-track” the development of amenities, such as a beach bar and host hotel, by naming the publicly-owned section of the beach and boardwalk a redevelopment zone.

The move,expected to be taken up for a vote at an upcoming City Commission meeting,allows officials to bypass the public bidding process and create regulationsregarding occupancy, repairs, rehabilitation and demolitions in those areas, under New Jersey’s housing laws.

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Pacific Ave. icon mural to be unveiled Friday

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, October 16, 2014 02:27 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 02:13 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 02:16 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 03:43 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 12:54 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. Friday, October 10, 2014 11:00 pm

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 Thursday, October 09, 2014 11:00 pm

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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