• Wildwood Leader

    Jen Marra/Preschool student Roberto Sanchez Olguin gets a double high five from the Easter Bunny who paid a special visit to the students during their lunch period.

    Margaret Mace elementary students had a surprise visit from the Easter bunny Friday, April 11. The visit came the same day as students participated in the school's Easter Hat Parade, an annual event organized by first grade teachers Amanda Brojakowski and Judi Kiniry.

  • Wildwood Leader

    Wildwood Police/ Police were looking to identify these individuals, who they suspected assaulted a man on the boardwalk Saturday.WILDWOOD – Police have arrested four Marlton teens in connection to an aggravated assault on the boardwalk April 13, the Wildwood police department announced.

    Ryan Callahan, 18, Nicholas Nastasi, 19, Kyle Patrick, 19, and a 17-year-old male, have been charged with aggravated assault after police released surveillance footage of the suspects to local media earlier this week. Callahan, Nastasi…

  • Regional

    David Benson/ Tonya Ahern of Upper Township shows the two types of naloxone available, a nasal spray and an injection. Parents group seeks overdose antidote, training

    A matter of minutes could mean the difference between life and death for an overdose victim.

    That’s the thinking of Tonya Ahern, an Upper Township woman who works with Parent to Parent, a support group for parents of individuals suffering from addiction.

  • Wildwood Leader

    A vote to rescind fees to be held April 23

    WILDWOOD— After a war of words between  Morey's Piers and Mayor Ernie Troiano, Jr., GWTIDA announced Tuesday that an agreement had been reached between the authority and city that would keep key events on Wildwood’s beaches.

  • Wildwood Leader

    Operators still waiting for ABC approval

    WILDWOOD – Wildwood’s beach bar is one step closer to opening this summer, now that the Board of Commissioners voted Friday, April 11 to award Beach Buddy, LLC a contract to operate on the city’s beach.

    In February, the commissioners accepted the proposal from the group of Philadelphia club and night club owners, but did not award the contract. During the commissioners’ regular meeting on April 9, a resolution to award the contract was moved to a closed-door executive session.

Wildwood Leader

New Wildwood meters to accept credit cards

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Written by Christie Rotondo Saturday, February 22, 2014 01:00 am

WILDWOOD — The city is looking to make parking more convenient for visitors and residents this year, by adding new meters that can take credit cards.

Wildwood has had a credit card phone-in option for a few years, but commissioners say meters at which individuals can swipe their credit card could be less confusing.

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In Another Time> Film reawakens memories of old Wildwood

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Saturday, February 22, 2014 01:00 am

Mickey Shaughnessy was from New York, but moved to Wildwood. Before his long career in movies, he was a comedian in the Catskills. Mickey Shaughnessy was from New York, but moved to Wildwood. Before his long career in movies, he was a comedian in the Catskills.

When they recently showed a documentary at Middle Township’s Performing Arts Center during  its “Monday Night At The Movies Series,” those who were old  enough to remember may have related some of the film to the golden times of nightclubs in the Wildwoods.

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North Wildwood police handle almost 4,000 calls in January

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, February 22, 2014 01:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD—North Wildwood police handled 3,775 calls for service in January and made 78 arrests, the department announced.

Two of the individuals arrested were juveniles, police said.

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Residents share concerns of Wildwoods' dune project

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, February 21, 2014 07:32 pm

Chris Constantino with the NJDEP gives a presentation on the Army Corps of Engineers dune project in the Wildwoods. Chris Constantino with the NJDEP gives a presentation on the Army Corps of Engineers dune project in the Wildwoods.
NORTH WILDWOOD—Residents on Five Mile Island are skeptical of a multimillion-dollar Army Corp of Engineers shore protection project, and several raised questions and concerns during a public hearing Friday afternoon.

Many were concerned about the project’s ability to withstand future storms, and wondered if there was a more suitable long-term solution to eroding beaches in North Wildwood and sand accretion in Wildwood and Wildwood Crest.

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Wildwood comes together for Quinn family

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 21, 2014 03:11 pm


WILDWOOD – Hundreds came to the Bolero Hotel Feb. 9 for one of Wildwood’s own, Thomas Quinn.

Quinn of Chincoteague Island, Va. died Feb. 4 after battling pancreatic cancer. He was treated at Cancer Treatment Center of America in Philadelphia.

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North Wildwood works to repair dune damage

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, February 21, 2014 12:51 pm

Photo by Christie Rotondo/City employees work to move sand into a berm on 23rd Avenue, after recent storms destroyed the dunes there. Photo by Christie Rotondo/City employees work to move sand into a berm on 23rd Avenue, after recent storms destroyed the dunes there.

NORTH WILDWOOD—It’s been a rough winter for most of South Jersey, and North Wildwood’s beaches have taken a beating from recent storms.

Usually, storms cause erosion in the city’s north-end beaches, but recent nor’easters have caused substantial dune damage between 22st and 26nd avenues.

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Slight tax hike in North Wildwood under proposed budget

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, February 20, 2014 01:17 pm



Slight tax hike in North Wildwood under proposed budget

NORTH WILDWOOD—Taxpayers in North Wildwood will pay about $34 more in local taxes this year, which city officials say is due to a bump in municipal debt payments.

Despite the increase, officials are also claiming North Wildwood still has the lowest taxes than any other Jersey Shore community.

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Museum is looking for pieces of Wildwood’s black history

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, February 20, 2014 01:07 pm

Photo from the George F. Boyer Museum/ A 1938 photo of students at the Arctic Avenue school in Wildwood. Photo from the George F. Boyer Museum/ A 1938 photo of students at the Arctic Avenue school in Wildwood.

Wanted: West side memories

WILDWOOD—The Wildwood Historical Society gets donations all the time- old photos of long gone motels and night clubs, signs from restaurants, retired beach patrol uniforms.

But, officials with the historical society say they don’t have nearly enough about the history of Wildwood’s black community, or the city’s segregation up until the 1960s.

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