• Cape May Gazette

    Arthur E.

    LOWER TOWNSHIP – Arthur E. “Art” Treon, whose name was synonymous with fire fighting and emergency management in the township, county, and state, died Wednesday night after leaving the scene of a fatal fire in North Wildwood.

    Town Bank Fire Chief Lou McGonigal, a longtime friend, said Treon had gone to Tuesday night’s fire at 212 W. 17th Ave. in North Wildwood Nov. 18. McGonigal said Treon complained of chest pains and shortness of breath and was transported to the hospital, where he appeared to be doing better. Treon later died…

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Rio Grande Fire Company battles a blaze in Whitesboro, Tuesday evening. photo courtesy Rio Grande Fire Company

    Police identify 71-year-old man killed in Whitesboro fire

    WHITESBORO – Firefighters with Rio Grande were called from a fire in North Wildwood, that left one person dead, to respond to a fire in Whitesboro that killed another man.

    “We were at the North Wildwood fire, and clearing that scene when we got a call for a…

  • Regional

    Nov. 21-23

    CAPE MAY - Holiday Preview Weekend and his elves have decked out the Physick Estate, Washington Avenue, Cape May, with thousands of lights and holiday trimmings. Enjoy a wide variety of holiday tours and food and wine events to get you into the Christmas spirit. Visit the Estate on Saturday, Nov. 22 at 7 p.m. as Santa arrives to flip the switch for the Tree-Lighting Ceremony. For kids, there are Santa’s Trolley Rides. Grown-ups will enjoy holiday ghost tales during Ghosts of Christmas Past Trolley Rides. Friday, Nov. 21 through Sunday, Nov. 23. Call 609-884-5404 or see

  • Wildwood Leader

    Fudgy Wudgy Man Andy MarkeeNORTH WILDWOOD – Andrew N. “Andy” Markee was known to some as the quintessential Fudgy Wudgy man, dispensing ice cream and smiles to beachgoers in North Wildwood.

    Markee died on Veterans Day, Nov. 11, at the age of 76.

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Aziza, the first female giraffe that called the Cape May County Zoo her homeCAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Aziza, the first female giraffe that called the Cape May County Zoo her home has died, zoo officials announced today.

    Dr. Hurbert Paluch, and director of the zoo said that Aziza arrived at the zoo nearly 20 years ago and was one of the first inhabitants in the Savannah. 

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Frederick Gene Marr is wheeled passed the jury box, on his way to state prison for at least 30 years in the 2010 murder of his nephew, Ronald Denny Sr.CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Frederick Gene Marr will likely spend the rest of his life in prison for the murder of his nephew, a judge decided Friday, Nov. 14.

Wildwood Leader

In Another Time> North Wildwood celebrates the history of the Irish

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Friday, September 26, 2014 11:00 pm

Irish eyes were smiling in North Wildwood last weekend, as the Irish threw a big party as only they can do.  It isn’t enough to hold only a St. Patrick’s Day parade in March, impressive as it is. They top that by staging a four day festival of all things Irish ever September.

This was the city’s 23rd festival since it first hosted it in 1991, during the administration of the late Mayor Lewis Vinci. The festival continued during the terms of Mayors Aldo Palombo, Bill Henfey and the current mayor Patrick Rosenello.  Henfey, the true Irishman among them, was honored as the grand marshal in this year’s parade.

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Bed bug ‘situation’ remedied at Crest Memorial

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, September 26, 2014 03:32 pm

WILDWOOD CREST — School officials worked to contain a bed bug situation at Crest Memorial Friday, Sept. 26, after a student had been exposed to the pests, a letter sent by Principal Dave Del Conte to parents reads.

Few details were available, but a letter from the school explains that “the situation” was discovered during first period Friday and the school took several measures to contain it.

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August calls to NWPD up 24 percent over 2013

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 26, 2014 01:40 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD — In August, North Wildwood police responded to 7,240 calls, up about 24 percent over last year’s calls during that month, the department announced.

Capt. John Stevenson said that the increase in calls over last year could be attributed to Labor Day Weekend occurring at the end of the month, from Aug. 29 through 31. There was also five weekends during the month, which could have added to the high call volume, he said.

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Daughter of North Wildwood man graduates basic training

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 26, 2014 01:39 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD — Army Pvt. Kelly A. Lavacca has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

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Olde Time Italian Festival turns 10 in Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 26, 2014 11:56 am

WILDWOOD– The 10th annual Olde Time Italian Festival will serve up Old World Italy in the Wildwoods Friday, Sept. 26 and Saturday, Sept. 27. Hosted by the Sons of Italy of Wildwood, this event will take place in Fox Park, located on Ocean Avenue between Burk and Montgomery Avenues across from the Wildwoods Convention Center.

The free two-day festival celebrates Italian culture and heritage with Italian crafts, authentic Italian cuisine, games, contests and continuous live entertainment.

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Wildwood FD ‘monitoring’ indictment of part-time employee

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, September 25, 2014 01:08 pm

Jacob Spiegel Jacob Spiegel WILDWOOD — An official with the Wildwood fire department says that Jake Spiegel, the part-time firefighter who was indicted by a grand jury Sept. 24 with his father, Rob, on official misconduct charges, is not currently working for the department.

As a part-time firefighter, Jake Spiegel is a summer employee for the city of Wildwood, said Deputy Fire Chief Dan Speigel (no relation to the accused). The department is “monitoring the situation” to determine at a later date if Spiegel can return to work next summer.

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Wildwood opts to keep curfew, but plans revisions

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, September 25, 2014 11:20 am

WILDWOOD — Officials in Wildwood decided Wednesday to keep the city’s curfew in place, unlike other New Jersey towns that have opted to repeal theirs after courts found them to be unconstitutional.

Instead, they asked city attorney Mary D’Arcy Bittner to revise the curfew to protect Wildwood against possible lawsuits.

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Beach Creek dredging could be put off until summer

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, September 25, 2014 11:12 am

NORTH WILDWOOD — The state Department of Transportation plan to dredge a mile-stretch of Beach Creek may be delayed until next summer, a DOT spokesman said.

The department received only one bid on the project, which did not meet the contract requirements, NJDOT spokesman Steve Schapiro said.

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