• 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…

  • Regional

    Nov. 21-23

    CAPE MAY - Holiday Preview Weekend and his elves have decked out the Physick Estate, Washington Avenue, Cape May, with thousands of lights and holiday trimmings. Enjoy a wide variety of holiday tours and food and wine events to get you into the Christmas spirit. Visit the Estate on Saturday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. as Santa arrives to flip the switch for the Tree-Lighting Ceremony. For kids, there are Santa’s Trolley Rides. Grown-ups will enjoy holiday ghost tales during Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Rides. Friday, Nov. 21 through Sunday, Nov. 23. Call 609-884-5404 or see

  • 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

Jury finds 3 guilty in Wildwoods mortgage fraud

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 07, 2014 09:47 am

WILDWOOD CREST — A federal jury convicted three individuals Monday for their part in a $15 million mortgage fraud that involved overbuilt condos in the Wildwoods, the U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced.

Nancy Wolf-Fels, a Toms River woman who worked as a loan officer at a Forked River branch of Mortgage Now; as well as siblings Dwayne and Mashon Onque, of Belleville and East Orange, respectfully, were found guilty of conspiracy to commit wire fraud after five hours of deliberation in Camden federal court.  Dwyane Onque was also convicted of one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering.

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Wildwood cops charge man with selling heroin, cocaine

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 06, 2014 02:58 pm

WILDWOOD — A 29-year-old man faces 10 separate drug charges after Wildwood police searched his vehicle Saturday, Oct. 4, the department announced.

Jesus Rosa-Leon has been accused of distributing heroin and cocaine, and also faces marijuana possession charges.

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Lawsuit challenges Wildwood police staffing

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, October 06, 2014 11:42 am

File photo by the city of Wildwood File photo by the city of Wildwood WILDWOOD — A member of the Wildwood Watchdogs is suing the city, alleging that Wildwood has more police officers than permitted under an ordinance approved by voters in 2011.

Dara Baltuskonis, who also ran against the current administration in the last election, filed the lawsuit Oct. 3. She is representing herself in the matter.

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Wildwood Crest Recreation fall activities

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, October 04, 2014 11:00 pm

Here's a roundup of activities offered by the Wildwood Crest Recreation Department. 

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WHS seniors get a taste of college-level science classes

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, October 03, 2014 11:00 pm

Rick Amado and Benjamin Erickson are Wildwood High School seniors who participated in the Aim High Science and Technology program over the summer. Rick Amado and Benjamin Erickson are Wildwood High School seniors who participated in the Aim High Science and Technology program over the summer.

WILDWOOD – Two Wildwood High School seniors attended the Aim High Science and Technology Program at Rowan University, a month-long program that exposes students to the expectations of college-level math, science, and technology courses.

This past summer Benjamin Erickson and Rick Amado were admitted to the highly-selective program because of their interest in those subjects, a release from the city of Wildwood states.

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UPDATED: Three charged in Wildwood boardwalk burglaries

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 03, 2014 02:45 pm

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WILDWOOD — Three individuals have been charged in a series of burglaries at the Everything $5 on the 4300 block of the Boardwalk, Wildwood police announced Friday.

Two of the accused were employees at the store this past summer, Det. Sgt. Ken Gallagher said Friday.

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Wildwood High School students spend summer prepping for college

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 03, 2014 02:31 pm

WL College: Monica McGrath, Natacha Jimenenz, Zulymar Vega. WL College: Monica McGrath, Natacha Jimenenz, Zulymar Vega.

WILDWOOD – Three Wildwood High School students attended an intense week-long summer program at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey that focuses on college readiness.

Monika McGrath, Zulymar Vega and Natacha Jimenez were selected by the school to attend The College Career Readiness Academy at Stockton.

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Pink T-shirts a perfect fit for local cancer survivors

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, October 02, 2014 02:44 pm

U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo poses with Wildwood firefighters outside of the station Thursday morning. He stopped by to purchase a T-shirt for Survivors of Cancer. U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo poses with Wildwood firefighters outside of the station Thursday morning. He stopped by to purchase a T-shirt for Survivors of Cancer. LoBiondo stops by Wildwood Fire Department to show support

WILDWOOD — U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo stopped by Wildwood Thursday morning to show support for local firefighters, who are selling T-shirts as a fundraiser for Survivors of Cancer.

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