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    WEST WILDWOOD— A West Wildwood man was arrested by federal agents Wednesday, July 16 on charges that he received images of child sexual abuse using his cell phone.

    According to the office of U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman, Jeffrey Spicer, 44, was arrested by special agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations.

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    WILDWOOD CREST – Wildwood Crest officials took action in regards to an internal affairs investigation within the borough’s police department after a closed session at the Board of Commissioners meeting July 9, but what exactly that action is would not be confirmed by commissioners.

    A resolution authorizing Mayor Carl Groon and borough clerk Jan Holzmer to “proceed as discussed regarding a personnel matter and to execute any and all documents pertaining thereto” was unanimously passed by the Board of Commissioners after the closed session held to discuss a personnel matter in regards to the internal affairs investigation…

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    WILDWOOD – The event promoter behind the June 28 electronic dance music festival is putting his other planned concerts for Wildwood’s beach on hold until next year.

    Anthony Morrison of Beach Buddy Events, LLC says he is looking to work with Wildwood residents and the business community to ease concerns about his company’s EDM festivals and other concerts he wishes to hold in the city.

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    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Cape May County Prosecutor Robert Taylor announced the conclusion of “Operation Whitehouse” today, saying the operation took at least $10 million in heroin and $500,000 in cocaine off county streets.

    According to a press release from Taylor, the joint operation netted 15 kilograms of heroin and two kilograms of cocaine.

    Also seized was about $225,000, believed to be the direct proceeds of heroin-related drug distribution activity in Cape May and Cumberland counties.

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    Bob Swartz, Wildwood's auditor, presents the budget plan to the public.Commissioners say budget focuses on public safety

    WILDWOOD — Commissioners in Wildwood adopted a budget Wednesday, July 9 that includes a 17-cent increase to the local tax rate, citing the city's recent reassessment and the need for more public safety employees as key reasons for the hike.

    At Wednesday's meeting, city hall was filled with members of the fire and police departments, as well as residents, who listened to budget presentations from the city's auditor,…

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Wildwood dog beach to open June 14

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, June 06, 2014 03:31 pm

File photo by Christie Rotondo/Ariella, Wildwood's own surfing dog, on the beach before taking to the waves. File photo by Christie Rotondo/Ariella, Wildwood's own surfing dog, on the beach before taking to the waves. WILDWOOD – Dogs will officially be able to have their day at the beach on Saturday, June 14, when the dog-friendly beach at Poplar Avenue opens.

Pets and their owners are invited to join city officials noon Sat., June 14 as Wildwood cuts a ribbon to officially open its newly designated dog beach. The event will take place on the beach at Poplar Avenue.

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Good Samaritans turn over $2,000 found on boardwalk

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, June 05, 2014 04:36 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD--On the afternoon of Saturday, May 24, two women vacationing in North Wildwood for Memorial Day Weekend turned  in a large sum of money they found to North Wildwood police, the city announced.

The two good Samaritans, Sarah Robertson from Philadelphia and Kelly Somers from Hockessin, DE, found $2,000 cash on the 2500 block of the boardwalk in front of an arcade.

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In Another Time> Ditching propriety, one woman was quick to the helm of Wildwood newspaper

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Thursday, June 05, 2014 03:43 pm

In April 1885, at a time when it wasn’t considered proper for a woman to work as a reporter (or anything else, for that matter) Jeanette DuBois Meech began to change the face of journalism in a new borough called Holly Beach.

Meech was to start the first newspaper on the island, some 30 years after the Cape May-based Ocean Wave had become Cape May County’s first newspaper in 1855. She called her paper The Holly Beach Herald and her intent was to publish it weekly during July and August, but perhaps longer, depending upon how the tourism winds blew. They didn’t blow strongly enough, however, because the paper folded after just 20 issues.

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PHOTOS: Class of ’14 turns the tassel at Wildwood Catholic

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, June 05, 2014 02:31 pm

Christie Rotondo/George B. Cook III and Malcolm Darby give a thumbs up before entering St. Ann’s Church for Wildwood Catholic High School’s graduation ceremony June 2. Christie Rotondo/George B. Cook III and Malcolm Darby give a thumbs up before entering St. Ann’s Church for Wildwood Catholic High School’s graduation ceremony June 2.

George B. Cook III and Malcolm Darby give a thumbs up before entering St. Ann’s Church for Wildwood Catholic High School’s graduation ceremony June 2. Photos by Christie Rotondo. 

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Big annual postcard show set for June 14 in Wildwood

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, June 05, 2014 02:15 pm

 

Lauren Dickey/Al Brannen pores over a binder of old postcards at the George F. Boyer Museum. The museum’s annual post card show is June 14. Lauren Dickey/Al Brannen pores over a binder of old postcards at the George F. Boyer Museum. The museum’s annual post card show is June 14. Postcards offer a glimpse of the past

WILDWOOD— To Al Brannen, a postcard can be a snippet of the past.

Brannen, the vice president of the Wildwood Historical Society, has been collecting them since the 1960s, and now he has over 4,000.

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North Wildwood Police Blotter May 19 to 25

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, June 05, 2014 01:55 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD – North Wildwood police announced that they made the following arrests from May 19 to 25. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven.

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Crest appoints new administrator

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, June 05, 2014 01:53 pm

WILDWOOD CREST—Almost a year after the borough’s former administrator retired, the Board of Commissioners have hired a new administrator in the Crest.

Thomas Henshaw, who most recently was the city administrator in Abescon, was appointed to the position in Wildwood Crest after a special meeting May 21.

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Wildwood remembers Rory Morey

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, June 03, 2014 08:05 pm

photo courtesy Morey's Piers/ This photo of Rory was used to help promote the first ever Gone to the Dogs event at Ocean Oasis Waterpark. photo courtesy Morey's Piers/ This photo of Rory was used to help promote the first ever Gone to the Dogs event at Ocean Oasis Waterpark. WILDWOOD— There was an outpouring of support and encouraging words for the family of Jack Morey Tuesday night, when it was announced on the Morey’s Piers Facebook page that they had lost their three-year-old Weimaraner, Rory. 

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