• 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.

  • Columns

    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

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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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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