• Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD — The Board of Commissioners is again seeking proposals for a bar and concerts on the city’s beach, this time for the summer of 2015.

    Wildwood commissioners voted Wednesday night to advertise for proposals for both items, which they have long hoped would bring the city additional revenue.

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    The Mom’s Beat: Some common sense tips for parents on Halloween

    Many of the rules and traditions my husband and I follow in our house are inherited from our parents, and our rules about Halloween candy certainly follow that pattern.

    When I was a kid I darted from house to house, filling my pillowcase with candy to see how much loot I could collect in the allotted trick-or-treat time. But even amid all of the excitement, I always knew not to eat anything until my…

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD CREST — A Wildwood Crest police sergeant and retired county sheriff’s corporal rescued a local man from his burning Aster Road home Saturday morning, police announced.

    Charles Meyers, 63, of Wildwood Crest is expected to make a full recovery.

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD CREST — Plans to equip Crest Memorial Elementary to serve as Wildwood Crest’s evacuation shelter are again on hold, Mayor Carl Groon said Wednesday.

    The borough had hoped to purchase a generator for the school this year with the help of a $75,000 FEMA grant, but now Groon says Wildwood Crest may not have the grant secured.

Wildwood Leader

Event to reunite Wildwood High Class of ’54

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 13, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD — Members of the Wildwood High School Class 1954 hope to find classmates who have dispersed around the country to celebrate their 60th class reunion Sept. 27.

According to Rita Rosenberg Best, a reunion organizer, the call going out to find class members has gone as far as Florida, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

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North Wildwood girl qualifies for Pa. 4-H Show

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 13, 2014 12:00 am

Sylvia Rutkowski has qualified to the 2014 Pennsylvania State 4-H Show. Sylvia Rutkowski has qualified to the 2014 Pennsylvania State 4-H Show. NORTH WILDWOOD — Sylvia Rutkowski, the 11-year- old daughter of Michelle Rutkowski and Hank Hood of North Wildwood, has qualified for the 2014 Pennsylvania State 4-H Horse Show to be held Oct. 23 to 26 in Harrisburg, Pa.

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Heroin taken off the street, but ODs continue

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, September 12, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD — In June, law enforcement took about 15 kilograms of an especially deadly kind of heroin, worth about $10 million, off Cape May County streets. Several of the properties searched were in Wildwood, and a number of the individuals charged in the sweep lived and worked in the city.

Police and members of the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office hoped that the bust would lead to a decrease in the number of overdoses in the county, but so far, public safety officials in Wildwood say they haven’t seen a major drop in the number of overdoses they have responded to.

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Crest seeks to rework image

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, September 11, 2014 12:58 pm

Borough looks for a brand that ‘speaks to who we are’

WILDWOOD CREST — The borough’s official seal features the brigantine Nancy, a sailing ship that carried gunpowder and arms for the Americans during the Revolutionary War, and was the center of the Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet- Cape May County’s only Revolutionary War battle.

But, that’s a little-known history, particularly to the visitors of Wildwood Crest.

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North Wildwood remembers Sept. 11

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, September 11, 2014 10:04 am

North Wildwood firefighters salute as the “flag to remember” is raised to half mast. North Wildwood firefighters salute as the “flag to remember” is raised to half mast. NORTH WILDWOOD — Schoolchildren, local officials, and members of the community gathered in front of North Wildwood’s 15th Street Fire Station at 8:46 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, the exact time hijackers crashed a plane into the North Tower of the World Trade Center 13 years ago. 

The solemn ceremony focused on remembering the almost 3,000 Americans who were killed that day in attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, particularly Andrew Alameno, a former resident of Wildwood Crest who was working in the TradeCenter at the time of the attacks.

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DeMarzo’s company operating The Gillmore

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, September 10, 2014 04:11 pm

He says he was brought in to clean up troubled motel after crossbow attack

WILDWOOD — A property management company owned by Wildwood’s former mayor has been hired to help oversee security and maintenance changes at The Gillmore Motel, which was considered one of the most problematic properties in the city by police and code enforcement officials.

Gary DeMarzo, who owns SunQuest Property Services, said his company was brought in about three weeks ago as a consultant at The Gillmore by its owner, Palermo resident Robert Grimley.

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Wildwood donates defibrillators to island high schools

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, September 09, 2014 03:51 pm

Commissioner Tony Leonetti, Wildwood Catholic Athletic Director Sal Zuccarello, and Chris Fox, Wildwood administrator, pose together with one of the donated AEDs. Commissioner Tony Leonetti, Wildwood Catholic Athletic Director Sal Zuccarello, and Chris Fox, Wildwood administrator, pose together with one of the donated AEDs. WILDWOOD — Eight years after an 11-year-old North Jersey girl died of sudden cardiac arrest at cheerleading practice, a new law requiring schools to provide access to defibrillators at athletic events and team practices went into effect Sept. 1.

To help the island’s schools comply with the new law, the city of Wildwood has donated two AEDs, or automated external defibrillators, to both Wildwood Catholic High School and Wildwood High, a move officials say has saved the schools thousands of dollars.

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West Wildwood man charged with drug possession, resisting arrest

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 08, 2014 10:20 am

WEST WILDWOOD — A West Wildwood man was charged with possession of marijuana and crack cocaine after a police officer stopped him for riding his bicycle without a headlight 8:25 p.m. Aug. 31, the department announced.

Herbert Tozer III was stopped by Patrolman James Dodd in the 500 block of West Magnolia Avenue and was advised about the bicycle violation. Police said that Tozer was very nervous and on several occasions attempted to walk away from the scene.

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