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    Gail Hayman Cohen and Pauline Levy have lineages that trace back to Beth Judah's founding families, and both have been working to organize the synagogue's centennial celebration and strategic plan.Respecting roots, looking to the future

    WILDWOOD -- Gail Hayman Cohen and Pauline Levy sat talking in Beth Judah Temple Monday, surrounded by stained glass windows and gold plaques dedicated to the families that founded the…

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    Photo by Christie Rotondo/Former Mayor Bill Henfey, left, and current Mayor Patrick Rosenello, right, at Henfey's last meeting in December 2013. NORTH WILDWOOD — Bill Henfey, who served as North Wildwood’s mayor from 2006 to 2013, died Tuesday morning surrounded by family and friends at his home, the city of North Wildwood announced.

    He was 65.

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    Members of the Teen Paranormal Society watch computer monitors during one of this summer’s research sessions at the George F. Boyer museum.

    Paranormal research presentation scheduled for Oct. 25

    WILDWOOD — A handful of CumberlandCounty teens spent the summer exploring “spooky” happenings at the GeorgeF.BoyerMuseum, and come Oct. 25, they will share their findings. 

    The Teen Paranormal Society is a subgroup of Great Northeastern Paranormal Research, founded by John A. Pacelli and Clay Borneman…

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    pumpkin runHalloween in the Wildwoods kicks off Saturday, Oct. 25 with Paranormal Tour at the Wildwood Shore, and the Boardwalk Pumpkin Run.

    The paranormal tour will be held at the George F. Boyer Museum on Pacific Avenue Wildwood. An interactive paranormal tour at the former site of a funeral parlor, the event is presented by Teen Paranormal Society. Smart phones and ear plugs are necessary to participate. Admission is $5. For more information call 609-523-0277.

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    Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr.; Comets Joe D’Ambrosio and Dick Richards; Commissioners Tony Leonetti and Pete Byron; and Jon “Bowzer” Bauman of Sha Na Na stand in front of the new mural Friday, Oct. 17. WILDWOOD — The city honored its rock ‘n’ roll heritage Friday by unveiling a massive mural dedicated to Bill Haley and his Comets hit “Rock Around the…

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No raise for three years under firefighter contract

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 05, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD — Since the end of 2012, Wildwood’s career firefighters have been working without a contract. After eight months of negotiations, the Board of Commissioner’s approved the local Fireman’s Benevolent Association union contract Aug. 27 that will carry the city’s firefighters to 2017.

Gary Vessels, vice president of the Wildwood FMBA Local 50 who served as the chairman for negotiations on the current contract, said that state regulations regarding unions “really handcuffed negotiations.” But, he said that there are few significant changes since the union’s last contract with the city.

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Fall start planned for Beach Creek dredging project

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, September 04, 2014 12:00 am

Photo by Christie Rotondo/ Beach Creek runs between Middle Township and North Wildwood this fall. Photo by Christie Rotondo/ Beach Creek runs between Middle Township and North Wildwood this fall. NORTH WILDWOOD — About 43,000 cubic yards of sand will be dredged from Beach Creek this winter as part of a multimillion-dollar channel dredging program with the New Jersey Department of Transportation.

Almost a mile of Beach Creek, which runs between Middle Township and the Anglesea section of North Wildwood, will be dredged out. According to Stephen Schapiro, a spokesman with NJDOT, the spoils are considered beach-quality sand and will be pumped onto North Wildwood beaches between Second and Fifth avenues.

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Pavers to benefit American Legion

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 04, 2014 12:00 am

Brick paving stones will be laid on the pathway outside the post’s Atlantic Avenue building. Brick paving stones will be laid on the pathway outside the post’s Atlantic Avenue building. WILDWOOD – Members of the community can purchase a personalized brick paving stone as part of a fundraising initiative for Wildwood’s Byron Pennington Crocker American Legion Post 184.

The bricks can honor the memory of a loved one, mark an event, or be dedicated to a friend or family member. The stones will be placed on the pathway outside the post’s Atlantic Avenue building.

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Two charged with marijuana possession in West Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 03, 2014 03:53 pm

WEST WILDWOOD — A man and woman were charged with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after West Wildwood police conducted a suspicious vehicle stop 5:15 a.m. Aug. 27, the department announced.

Police say they saw two men sitting in the rear of a vehicle with the interior light off in the area of Glenwood Avenue and A Avenue. Officers approached the vehicle and further investigation revealed there were several open containers of alcohol within the vehicle, police said.

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Bid well over budget for North Wildwood's Henfey Park plans

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, September 03, 2014 03:51 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD — Only one company submitted a bid to complete renovations at North Wildwood’s Bill Henfey Park, and it was $400,000 over what the city had budgeted to spend on the recreation facility.

On Tuesday night, City Council rejected that bid and voted to break down the proposed changes to the park into two separate jobs that will be advertised Sept. 10 and Sept. 17.

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Essex County man pleads guilty in Wildwoods mortgage scheme

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 02, 2014 05:07 pm

WILDWOOD– An Essex County man admitted Tuesday to conspiring to defraud financial institutions as part of a $15 million mortgage scheme that used phony documents and “straw buyers” to make illegal profits on overbuilt condos in the Wildwoods, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Larry Fullenwider, 63, of Belleville in EssexCounty, pleaded guilty to a second superseding indictment charging him with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud in Camden federal court.

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Bicyclist airlifted after accident in North Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 02, 2014 03:58 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD — A 52-year-old Wildwood Crest woman was airlifted to the hospital Aug. 27. She was riding her bicycle and was involved in an accident with a motor vehicle, police said.

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Wildwood’s not ready to roll up the sidewalks

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, September 01, 2014 12:00 am

Crowd-drawing events continue through September and October

WILDWOOD — In Wildwood, the season won’t stop on Labor Day.

The Wildwoods will host dozens of events through September and October, ranging from the Roar to the Shore Motorcycle Weekend to a celebration of all things ’50s, in what tourism officials dubbed the island’s ‘Second Season.’

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