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    File photo by Jen Marra.WILDWOOD—Vacationers in Wildwood may not have to leave their dogs at home this summer, as the Board of Commissioners introduced an ordinance Wednesday night that opens part of the beach to dogs. 

    Under the city’s current code, dogs are allowed on the beach and boardwalk in the off-season, but are restricted from May 15 to Oct. 2. With the amendments introduced Wednesday, dogs could have year-round access at beaches near the north end of town at Poplar Avenue.

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    WILDWOOD—Commissioners in Wildwood rescinded a controversial resolution that significantly raised the fees to hold events on the city’s beach with a 2-1 vote at their regular meeting Wednesday. 

    The move comes after Will Morey, president of Morey’s Piers, threatened to move Beach Blast Soccer and Beach Jam to Wildwood Crest and North Wildwood beaches if the new fee structure remained.

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    WILDWOOD CREST—Lt. Joseph McGrath has been tapped to head the Wildwood Crest Police Department, Mayor Carl Groon confirmed Wednesday.

    Captain David Mayer, the former officer in charge of the Wildwood Crest Police Department, allegedly announced his retirement this week.

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    Photo by Jodee Clifford/ Demolition of the former Masonic Lodge had begun this week to make way for the new Wildwood Crest branch of the Cape May County library. WILDWOOD CREST – Demolition at the former Masonic Lodge on Atlantic Avenue is already underway for the new $5.3 million Wildwood Crest branch of the Cape MayCounty library.

    Cape MayCounty freeholders unanimously voted to award the contract to…

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    Photo courtesy of Morey's Piers.WILDWOOD—To Morey’s Piers, a multimillion-dollar Army Corps of Engineers dune plan in Wildwood is a “gift horse” Wildwood should take advantage of.

    Jack Morey, vice president of Morey’s Piers, said that his company is in full support of the project, which would construct 16-foot dunes from North Wildwood to the Diamond Beach section of Lower Township, as well as a protective beach berm.

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Wildwood honors scout of the year

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, March 07, 2014 01:00 am

Scout of the Year Victor Aguilar was honored by Commissioner Pete Byron, Mayor Ernie Troiano, and Commissioner Leonetti at the Feb. 26 Board of Commissioner’s meeting. Scout of the Year Victor Aguilar was honored by Commissioner Pete Byron, Mayor Ernie Troiano, and Commissioner Leonetti at the Feb. 26 Board of Commissioner’s meeting.
WILDWOOD – The city of Wildwood recognized 13-year-old Victor Aguilar during its Feb. 26 meeting for his designation of 2013 Scout of the Year for the Baysea District.

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Wildwood recognizes Joe Bond for help after Sandy

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, March 07, 2014 01:00 am

 

Commissioner Pete Byron, Mayor Ernie Troiano, Joe Bond, and Commissioner Tony Leonetti pose after Bond was recognized for his help at the Feb. 26 Board of Commissioners meeting. Commissioner Pete Byron, Mayor Ernie Troiano, Joe Bond, and Commissioner Tony Leonetti pose after Bond was recognized for his help at the Feb. 26 Board of Commissioners meeting.
WILDWOOD – City Commissioners recognized Joe Bond, director of public works for the Wildwood Crest, with a certificate of appreciation Feb. 26 for helping Wildwood in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

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Wildwood man arrested on heroin distribution charges

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 06, 2014 05:15 pm

Lower man, Cape May Court House woman also arrested

WILDWOOD—Three Cape May County residents have been arrested and one faces drug charges after law enforcement officials carried out a search warrant with a SWAT team in the 3700 block of Atlantic Ave. Wednesday. March 5, the county prosecutor’s office announced.

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Healthcare costs, ratable decline drives increase in Crest tax rate

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, March 06, 2014 11:00 am

WILDWOOD CREST—Commissioners in Wildwood Crest introduced a $22.7 million budget Wednesday, Feb. 26 that includes a 1.5-cent increase to the local purpose tax rate.

The proposed budget will be put up for a second reading, public hearing, and final vote 7 p.m. March 26.

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North Wildwood police arrest fugitive after traffic stop

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 06, 2014 10:51 am

NORTH WILDWOOD—An alleged Delaware County, Pa. fugitive wanted on credit card theft and narcotics charges was arrested in North Wildwood Thursday morning, police announced. 

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Crest holds emergency meeting to pay phone bill

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, March 05, 2014 01:00 pm


WILDWOOD CREST—Commissioners in the Crest had to hold an emergency meeting Friday, Feb. 28 because of an accidentally unpaid phone bill, which resulted in the service being shut off in various Crest departments. 

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Farm market eyed for Pacific Avenue

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, March 05, 2014 01:00 am

WILDWOOD—To some Wildwood business owners, bringing a weekly farmer’s market to Pacific Avenue could help change how tourists view the downtown.

“We want people to know that there is life on Pacific Avenue,” Jodie DiEduardo, vice president at Crest Savings Bank, said this week.

But DiEduardo says the district is still determining if the idea is feasible.

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Seeking ways to support veterans

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, March 05, 2014 01:00 am

To the editor:

I read the article in The Leader about raising the price for ice cream licenses. I was wondering if anyone was collecting signatures for a petition or doing any kind of fundraising for the Veterans who this impacts? I'm truly appalled by this and wanted to at the very least offer my signature (as well as my family's names) on a petition.

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