• Wildwood Leader

    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…

  • Wildwood Leader

    File photo provided by GWTIDAWILDWOOD – 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.

  • Wildwood Leader

    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.

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Xavier GeisingerWOODBINE – A Dennisville man was charged with murder less than 24 hours after a Woodbine man was shot and killed on the 300 Block of Jefferson Street in Woodbine, according to the state police.

  • Wildwood Leader

    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…

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD CREST — Administrator Tom Henshaw resigned this week after working in the borough for only a few months, Wildwood Crest officials said.

    His contract began June 9 and was supposed to last three years.

Wildwood Leader

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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Zippy’s Bikes receives national recognition

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, August 31, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD– Zippy’s Bikes of Wildwood has been named one of America’s best bike shops for 2014 by the National Bicycle Dealers Association, according to the bike shop.

There are approximately 4,000 bike shops in the United States, and less than 300 were chosen to be named “America’s Best.” Zippy’s Bikes is one of four bike shops in New Jersey awarded this honor.

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Local veterans help with Vietnam Memorial Wall upkeep

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, August 31, 2014 12:00 am

Members of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 955 tend to the Wildwoods Vietnam Memorial Wall Members of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 955 tend to the Wildwoods Vietnam Memorial Wall Members of the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 955 tend to the Wildwoods Vietnam Memorial Wall. 

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Wildwoods lifeguards complete Ice Bucket Challenge

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, August 30, 2014 12:00 am

The North Wildwood Beach Patrol completes the ice bucket challenge. The North Wildwood Beach Patrol completes the ice bucket challenge. The island’s three beach patrols have all completed the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, a viral Internet campaign to help raise money and awareness for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Wildwood Crest, North Wildwood, and Wildwood lifeguards have all been filmed completing the challenge- which involves pouring a bucket of ice water on your head. Participants are “challenged” by friends on social media, and then given the option to complete the challenge or donate $100 to the ALS Association. Many who complete the challenge also donate.

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PHOTOS: Glenwood kids get back to class

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, August 29, 2014 03:26 pm

Students and teachers returned to Glenwood Avenue Elementary for the first day of school Thursday, Aug. 28. Before starting class, children lined up with their new classmates outside the school grounds, where they met their teachers and said goodbye to their parents. Photos by Christie Rotondo.

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UPDATE: Wildwood fire caused $250,000 in damage

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Written by Christie Rotondo and Claire Lowe Friday, August 29, 2014 11:18 am

WILDWOOD — Bystanders lined the streets to watch as smoke and flames poured from the windows of an apartment on the second floor of K.D.’s Deli and Market Friday morning.

There were no injuries, but the Wildwood Fire Department said about $250,000 in damage was done to the building and it is now uninhabitable.

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