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    WILDWOOD CREST — The Rev. Thomas Goslin, a retired minister with Wildwood Crest roots and international credentials, died Saturday, Sept. 13 in Modesto, Calif., where he had resided for the past few years.

    Goslin, who was 92, was a long-time resident of Wildwood Crest and served on the borough’s planning board. He attended the CommunityChurch in the Crest and often preached at churches in this area.

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    Wildwood Crest City Hall

    Former resident will be public safety director

    WILDWOOD CREST — The borough has hired the former Cape May County chief of investigators as public safety director, a position created in July because the Crest was still without a police chief.

    Eugene Taylor, of Upper Township, started at the Crest Sept. 2 and his salary is $90,000. According to Mayor Carl Groon, Taylor will serve in that role until the borough is able to hire a chief of police.

  • Wildwood Leader

    NORTH WILDWOOD — City Council took the initial step to repeal North Wildwood’s curfew Tuesday, Sept. 16, citing that judges around the state have found similar curfews to be unconstitutional.

    “Curfew ordinances end up being almost as difficult to enforce and as likely to be unconstitutional as loitering ordinances,” William Kauffman, the city’s attorney said. 

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    WILDWOOD — The Williamstown Fire Company may face discipline after a photo of a lewd banner that was hung under the company’s sign at the Firemen’s Convention appeared on social media this week, NJ.com reports.

    The sign reportedly read “Show us your t----” and was hung under the company’s official banner on a balcony railing in Wildwood.

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    WILDWOOD — The owner of Oxygen Tattoo on the Wildwoods Boardwalk has been accused of selling synthetic marijuana in the store, the county prosecutor’s office announced.

    According to a press release dated Friday, Sept. 12, David Zarfati, 41 of Cape May Court House, faces three separate drug charges after a search warrant was carried out at the business, located on the 3200 block of the boardwalk.

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Taxi company asks for more licenses in Wildwood

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, July 31, 2014 10:54 am

WILDWOOD — Representatives from Number One Taxi asked the Board of Commissioners July 23 to consider creating more taxicab licenses in Wildwood, claiming that one or two companies hold a “monopoly” on the available ones.

“I’m not able to pick up in Wildwood. I’m able to pick up in North Wildwood,” Paul Gossin, a driver for Number One Taxi told the commissioners. “Who does this serve? It doesn’t serve the city of Wildwood, it certainly doesn’t serve the visitors, and it doesn’t serve the merchants.”

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County to reconstruct part of New Jersey Ave. in January

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, July 31, 2014 10:46 am

Steven Ehrlich of Urban Engineers presents the New Jersey Avenue repaving plans to the Board of Commissioners July 23. Steven Locke of Urban Engineers presents the New Jersey Avenue repaving plans to the Board of Commissioners July 23. WILDWOOD — The county will resurface New Jersey Avenue from Youngs Avenue to 26th Avenue beginning late January of 2015, and locals are thankful their tires will be getting a break.

“I think I speak for every person in this community when I say let’s get going,” Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr. said at the Wednesday, July 23 meeting. Cape May County engineer Dale Foster and Stephen Locke with Urban Engineers presented the plan to the public at the meeting.

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PHOTOS: 105 annual Wildwoods Baby Parade

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, July 31, 2014 10:14 am

Children make their debut for the 105th annual Wildwoods Baby Parade Wednesday, July 30 in decorated wagons and strollers. The parade started in front of the Wildwoods Convention Center and finished at 16th Street in North Wildwood. Photos by Jen Marra. 

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Bomb threat reported at Wildwood 7-Eleven

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, July 30, 2014 02:15 pm

WILDWOOD — Police have confirmed an active bomb threat at the 7-Eleven in Wildwood. 

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Crest police revive local woman from drug overdose

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:08 am

WILDWOOD CREST – Police were able to revive a 47-year-old Wildwood Crest woman who was overdosing on heroin with Narcan early Tuesday morning, the department announced.

Police were called to a residence in the 6200 block Park Boulevard residence around 3:30 a.m. for a report of a woman unconscious and unresponsive. Sgt. Robert Lloyd and Cpl. Michael Hebert arrived and discovered that the woman had ingested five to seven bags of heroin before they arrived, according to police.

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Wildwood could again consider beach fees, says mayor

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, July 29, 2014 02:59 pm

WILDWOOD — Wildwood officials could again weigh implementing beach fees in the city, and possibly put the issue on the ballot in November, Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr. said Tuesday.

But, he stressed that the plans are far from definite.

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Two women arrested with 300 bags of heroin in Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 29, 2014 12:09 pm

WILDWOOD – Two Rio Grande women were arrested Monday, July 28, and charged with distributing heroin throughout the northern neighborhoods of the City of Wildwood, police announced.

Elizabeth Singh and Heather Fowler, both 36, were charged with possession of heroin and possession with the intent to distribute after police searched their vehicle and found 300 individual bags of heroin prepackaged for street sale around 8:30 p.m., according to a release. Police said the heroin had a street value of about $3,000.

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New Jersey ranks high in water quality, but some beaches are a concern

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, July 28, 2014 01:46 pm

beach The Natural Resource Defense Council has determined that New Jersey has the third best beach water quality in the United States, out of the 30 states where samples were collected and tested.

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