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    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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    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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    beachThe 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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    Wildwood commissioners say no, cite traffic nightmare

    WILDWOOD— Wildwood’s commissioners unanimously voted against a resolution Wednesday that would have made turning right on red at the intersection of Rio Grande and New Jersey avenues illegal.

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    NORTH WILDWOOD – The family of a Pennsylvania man who drowned in North Wildwood two years ago is asking to have the Hereford Inlet beach closed through a court order, a lawsuit filed in Cape May County Wednesday states.

    According to the D’Amato Law Firm in Egg Harbor Township, which is representing George Bradley Smith’s family, the 54-year-old father’s death was “entirely foreseeable and preventable had local authorities prohibited access to the deadly section of hazardous North Wildwood beach.”

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Wildwoods EMS now equipped with overdose antidote

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, June 13, 2014 12:00 am

Since the start of the year, Wildwood’s police have responded to about 40 overdose calls, Deputy Fire Chief Daniel Speigel said Monday.

While that number includes calls about alcohol poisoning and other drugs, Speigel said that several have been for heroin overdoses, an epidemic affecting the entire state.

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Flag Day has a little known history in the United States

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Friday, June 13, 2014 12:00 am

Local and national history will come together in the Wildwoods on Saturday with few participants aware of its local significance.

Saturday, the June 14, is Flag Day, a holiday that takes second billing to the celebrations of Memorial Day and the Fourth of July. Usually life goes on routinely during Flag Day. The banks are open and so are the schools, the mail is delivered and there are no fireworks to celebrate the occasion. In most places, there are no parades either; unlike in Fairfield, Washington, and Quincy, Massachusetts, where they claim they have been parading on the holiday for more years than anywhere in the nation.

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Wildwood High seeking new athletic director

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Written by Brian Cunniff Thursday, June 12, 2014 02:30 pm

Christel Pond will be Glenwood’s next principal

WILDWOOD – Wildwood High School is seeking a new director of athletics, now that its former director has been tapped to be the principal at Glenwood Avenue Elementary School.

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North Wildwood police blotter May 26 to June 1

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, June 12, 2014 02:17 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD – North Wildwood police announced that they made the following arrests from May 26 to June 1. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven.

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More Wildwood locals try their hand in National Marbles Tournament

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:52 pm

Griseld Bautista, competing here in 2013, has won a chance to compete in the National Marbles Tournament, after winning the local championship held by Wildwood Middle School’s 21st Century Community Learning Center Program. Griseld Bautista, competing here in 2013, has won a chance to compete in the National Marbles Tournament, after winning the local championship held by Wildwood Middle School’s 21st Century Community Learning Center Program. WILDWOOD – After years of having few locals compete in the National Marbles Tournament, a Wildwood boy and girl will again take to Ringer’s Stadium next week, in hopes of being named king and queen of the mibsters.

Sixth-graders William Portalatin and Griselda Bautista will compete in the national championship, which is celebrating its 91st anniversary on Wildwood’s beach from June 16-19.

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Changes to student visa program could have big effect on tourism economy

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:31 pm

Photo courtesy Morey's Piers/ International student workers gather around a campfire for a s'mores night. Employers like Morey's Piers must provide cultural programming like this for its J-1 visa workers. Photo courtesy Morey's Piers/ International student workers gather around a campfire for a s'mores night. Employers like Morey's Piers must provide cultural programming like this for its J-1 visa workers.

Critics say international workers used for cheap labor

About 600 college students from countries like the Ukraine, Spain and Malaysia will work at Wildwood’s Morey’s Piers this summer, operating rides and arcade games or manning lifeguard stations at the amusement company’s two water parks.

The international workers, or J-1 students, a nickname that comes from the type of visa the students have, come to shore areas throughout Cape May County through a summer work travel program that’s been offered for decades through the U.S. State Department.

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Wildwood introduces budget with 17-cent tax rate increase

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, June 11, 2014 09:14 pm

WILDWOOD – The Board of Commissioners introduced a budget Wednesday, June 11 that includes a 17-cent increase to the city’s tax rate, citing a recent reassessment and bolstered public safety as key reasons for the hike.

The proposed $25.18 million budget is over $1 million more than 2013’s municipal spending plan. It’s supported by a $18.05 million tax levy, also up just over $1 million from last year.

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UPDATED: Bone found on North Wildwood beach

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, June 11, 2014 11:05 am

 

NORTH WILDWOOD — The county Medical Examiner's office has determined that a bone found on the beach near the Anglesea section of North Wildwood Monday, June 9, was of an animal, North Wildwood police said

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