• Middle Township Gazette

    Mosquito Control Department helicopter crashes in Cape May Court House.Pilot identified as Dan Konecny

    A helicopter made a forced landing in a field at School House Lane and Boyd Street in Cape May Court House at about 10:50 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

    The helicopter belongs to the Cape May County Department of Mosquito Control.

    [See updated story]

  • Wildwood Leader

    Kevin Tolan, Jr. has his father, North Wildwood Police Capt. Kevin Tolan, pin his badge.

    NORTH WILDWOOD — Eight new patrol officers joined North Wildwood’s police force Tuesday, Aug. 19, bringing the department back up to 29 full-time officers.

    Thomas Flounders, Jr., Bryan Skill, Joseph Kopetsky, Steven Ransom, Kevin Tolan, Jr., Daniel Hartman, Ryan Madden, and Kyle Zaleski were all appointed to North Wildwood’s Police Department during the City Council meeting that day.

  • Wildwood Leader

    But he said the city won’t move unless the whole island is on board

    WILDWOOD — Beach fees are somewhere in Wildwood’s future, but the city won’t institute them unless North Wildwood and Wildwood Crest establish the fees as well, Mayor Ernie Troiano said Wednesday.

    The comments came after resident Chris Slater asked the commission if beach fees would be moving forward. Slater supported the fees.

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD — The owner of The Gillmore Motel has been charged with maintaining a nuisance after police were called there several times for reports of the sale of narcotics, police announced. 

    Police say that Robert Grimley, 43, of Palermo knowingly operated The Gillmore as a location where individuals gathered to participate in illegal activities. He was charged Thursday, Aug. 14.

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD — An alleged domestic violence incident involving a shotgun led police to 322 bags of heroin seized, Wildwood police said.

    At 2:21 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 police responded to reports that a man had been confronted by his ex-girlfriend, Shakeila Fitzpatrick, who was allegedly armed with a shotgun. Upon arrival though, Fitzpatrick had left the area.

  • Wildwood Leader

    David Benson/Kyle Dunbar, who appeared on seasons three and four of Spike TV’s “Ink Masters” points out some of the tattoos on his chest during the Wildwood Tattoo Beach Bash Aug. 15.WILDWOOD — Kyle Dunbar has more than 20 years’ experience as a tattoo artist and the Flint, Mich., native is best known for his two seasons on Spike TV’s reality show “Ink Masters.” Kelly…

Wildwood Leader

Police say owner knew about drug use at Gillmore Motel

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, August 19, 2014 05:45 pm

WILDWOOD — The owner of The Gillmore Motel has been charged with maintaining a nuisance after police were called there several times for reports of the sale of narcotics, police announced. 

Police say that Robert Grimley, 43, of Palermo knowingly operated The Gillmore as a location where individuals gathered to participate in illegal activities. He was charged Thursday, Aug. 14.

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Reported shotgun incident leads to heroin bust in Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 19, 2014 12:15 pm

WILDWOOD — An alleged domestic violence incident involving a shotgun led police to 322 bags of heroin seized, Wildwood police said.

At 2:21 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 police responded to reports that a man had been confronted by his ex-girlfriend, Shakeila Fitzpatrick, who was allegedly armed with a shotgun. Upon arrival though, Fitzpatrick had left the area.

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Tattoo enthusiasts show off skin, and skills, in the Wildwoods

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, August 18, 2014 04:47 pm

David Benson/Kyle Dunbar, who appeared on seasons three and four of Spike TV’s “Ink Masters” points out some of the tattoos on his chest during the Wildwood Tattoo Beach Bash Aug. 15. Kyle Dunbar, who appeared on seasons three and four of Spike TV’s “Ink Masters” points out some of the tattoos on his chest during the Wildwood Tattoo Beach Bash Aug. 15. WILDWOOD — Kyle Dunbar has more than 20 years’ experience as a tattoo artist and the Flint, Mich., native is best known for his two seasons on Spike TV’s reality show “Ink Masters.” Kelly Colligan, a 23-year-old from Tuckerton, recently finished her tattooing apprenticeship with the Manahawkin-based studio Premium Blend. Now, she goes by the pseudonym Kelly Killagain in the industry.

Despite the differences in experience levels, both artists have something in common- they were tattooing this past weekend at the Wildwood Tattoo Beach Bash for the first time.

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Wildwood Crest Police charge 2 men with burglary, one at large

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 18, 2014 03:10 pm

WILDWOOD CREST — Two local men face several charges after they allegedly fled the scene of a burglary in Wildwood Crest around 11 a.m. Thursday. One suspect is still at large, police said.

Wildwood Crest police were called to the 5800 block of Lake Road for a report of two men attempting to break into a residence. When Officer James Mulhollad responded, he found a vehicle leaving the area with two men matching the description given by police dispatch.

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Chamber hosts Fabulous 50s giveaway

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, August 17, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD — The Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce will be giving away a prize package for the Fabulous ’50s and Beyond Weekend Oct. 17 and 18.

To enter, submit a photo standing next to the Fabulous ’50s and Beyond Weekend sun shelter on the Wildwoods Boardwalk before Aug. 25 on the Fabulous ’50s and Beyond Weekend – Wildwood Facebook Page. Multiple pictures will be accepted. Participants must be over 18.

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Zippy’s to give away beach cruiser

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, August 17, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD — As part of a new licensing deal with the action sports lifestyle brand Hang Ten, Zippy's Bikes is giving away a Hang Ten Beach Cruiser Aug. 31.

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Helen Kane ‘boop boop a doop-ed’ into 1934 Wildwood

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Saturday, August 16, 2014 12:00 am

Unlike the silver voiced tenor of the airwaves Morton Downey, whose career was enhanced in the 1930s by the arrival of the radio, Helen Kane made it really big because of a spur-of-the-moment improvisation in her act.

Her show business name, changed from Helen Schroeder, may not mean much in today’s world, but mention her as the original “Boop Boop A Doop Girl” and the name may have survived all these years.

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Wildwood receives grant from state for high school roof

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, August 16, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD — The Wildwood School District expects to receive a $508,000 grant through the Schools Development Authority Regular Operating District grant program, the Christie administration announced.

The grant will provide funds for a roof replacement at Wildwood High School. The total cost of the project is $1.27 million, including the grant of $508,000 and a local contribution of $762,000. 

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