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Judge decides Wildwood violated police staffing ordinance

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Written by Christopher South Friday, February 20, 2015 04:43 pm

WILDWOOD – Superior Court Judge Julio Mendez ruled Feb. 18 that the city of Wildwood violated its own ordinance by allowing the Wildwood Police Department to have too many police sergeants on staff. 

But the effect of the ruling is uncertain, because the Wildwood governing body has already change the staffing ordinance. 

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Students to take the lead

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, February 19, 2015 12:42 pm

Student Council members and their advisors gathered at Cape Trinity Catholic School Feb. 10 for a Student Council Leadership Conference involving students from all four middle schools on the island. 
Student Council members and their advisors gathered at Cape Trinity Catholic School Feb. 10 for a Student Council Leadership Conference involving students from all four middle schools on the island. Conference at Cape Trinity brings together schools from throughout the Wildwoods

NORTH WILDWOOD – Students from all four middle schools on the island attended the first Student Council Leadership Conference at Cape Trinity Catholic School, Feb. 10.

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Fancy footwork in futsal

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, February 19, 2015 12:19 pm

Amirah Ali of the Winslow Tigers, in blue, tries to stop Elisa Botten of the Gettysburg Trojans, in grey, from passing the ball down the court to her teammate during the U.S. Futsal Northeast Regional Championship Monday, Feb. 16, in the Wildwoods Convention Center.
Amirah Ali of the Winslow Tigers, in blue, tries to stop Elisa Botten of the Gettysburg Trojans, in grey, from passing the ball down the court to her teammate during the U.S. Futsal Northeast Regional Championship Monday, Feb. 16, in the Wildwoods Convention Center. Amirah Ali of the Winslow Tigers, in blue, tries to stop Elisa Botten of the Gettysburg Trojans, in grey, from passing the ball down the court to her teammate during the U.S. Futsal Northeast Regional Championship Monday, Feb. 16, in the Wildwoods Convention Center.

photos by Jen Marra 

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Crest library could be open by summer

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Thursday, February 19, 2015 10:03 am

Work continues on a multimillion-dollar library that will include a view of the ocean. 
Mark Schaad / Work continues on a multimillion-dollar library that will include a view of the ocean. WILDWOOD CREST — A multimillion-dollar project that connects to Wildwood Crest and Lower Township is nearing the final stages today as workmen labor at two venues miles apart.

When they are finished, hopefully before the arrival of the tourism season, Wildwood Crest will have a state-of-the-art library and the Masonic Lodge in Lower Township will have undergone huge renovations at its headquarters on Seashore Road to accommodate a membership whose numbers have grown in the process from 200 to 300.

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Snow day

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, February 19, 2015 09:52 am

Adrian Bagrin with the Sea n’ Sun Motel in Wildwood uses a snow blower to clean up the block around the motel after a passing storm left several inches in Cape May County Tuesday, Feb. 17.
Adrian Bagrin with the Sea n’ Sun Motel in Wildwood uses a snow blower to clean up the block around the motel after a passing storm left several inches in Cape May County Tuesday, Feb. 17. Adrian Bagrin with the Sea n’ Sun Motel in Wildwood uses a snow blower to clean up the block around the motel after a passing storm left several inches in Cape May County Tuesday, Feb. 17.

Photos by Jen Marra

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North Wildwood’s Jett appointed city historian

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, February 19, 2015 09:47 am

North Wildwood City Clerk Scott Jett is shown with the minutes from the Borough of Anglesea meetings from 1885 to about 1890, including the minutes of the first borough meeting, held Jan. 3, 1885. North Wildwood City Clerk Scott Jett is shown with the minutes from the Borough of Anglesea meetings from 1885 to about 1890, including the minutes of the first borough meeting, held Jan. 3, 1885. NORTH WILDWOOD –North Wildwood City Council appointed City Clerk Scott Jett the City Historian, Tuesday, Feb. 17.

His family has its own history in the town.

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North Wildwood working out dog park plans

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, February 19, 2015 09:44 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – Like other communities on the island, North Wildwood is looking at developing an area where dogs can get exercise on the beach.

On Tuesday, Councilman Joe Rullo, who is the lead council member on the creation of an off-leash dog park, said he would like to see it built with a key-card entry, so only those who belonged in the dog park would have access.

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Doctor sues county after being cleared of charges

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Written by MICHAEL MILLER / The Press of Atlantic City Wednesday, February 18, 2015 12:01 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD – A South Jersey doctor who was acquitted of distributing illegal painkillers is suing Cape May County for malicious prosecution.

Dr. John Costino, 70, of North Wildwood, and Barbara Haas, his wife and a registered nurse, said the case destroyed their medical practice and caused years of turmoil for them, their patients and their seven employees.

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Wildwood awards bid for beach bar, contract to follow

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Written by Christopher South Monday, February 16, 2015 01:50 pm

WILDWOOD – The Board of Commissioners awarded a bid for a beach bar, and now has 60 days to finalize a contract for the 2015 season. 

On Feb. 11 at their regular meeting the commissioners accepted a proposal submitted by the team of Groundswell Design Group, Vibrant Development Group, Imian Partners, and Gianni Atterbury. 

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Bridal fair planned at convention center

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, February 15, 2015 12:00 am

The public is invited to a free spring bridal fair from noon until 4 p.m., Sunday, March 22, in the Oceanfront exhibit hall at the Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk.

A fashion show featuring the latest bridal, bridesmaid and mother-of-the-bride gowns, special occasion and honeymoon fashions is planned from 1 to 2 p.m. Wedding vendors include photographers, videographers, florists, salons and spas, honeymoon destinations, wedding announcements, limo and trolley companies, entertainment, and menu samplings from area wedding venues.

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Beach Utility working on upgrades, new events

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Written by Christopher South Friday, February 13, 2015 11:57 am

file photo / Wildwood beach  WILDWOOD – The city’s beach services office is working on walkways, fixing beach boxes, and building new shower stations to get the beach in shape for summer, according to Ryan Troiano of Wildwood’s Beach Utility.

“We’ve had two shower heads at Schellenger Avenue, and we are trying to put in showering stations, like the old bath houses, and we will charge a minimal fee in order to keep them up,” he said. 

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Commissioners say no to July 4 EDM concert

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, February 12, 2015 04:40 pm

WILDWOOD – Wildwood will not have an electronic dance music concert over the July 4 weekend commissioners decided Wednesday, Feb. 11, when they voted against offering a Independence Day contract to BeachGlow Concerts for Charity, promoters of the event.

A resolution offered by Commissioner Tony Leonetti says there have been a number of concerns expressed by the public, including public safety concerns due to the volume of visitors on the island that weekend. It says, “…a contract has not been offered to BeachGlow for the Concert…” and “no contract shall be offered to BeachGlow for a concert on July 4, 2015.”

Gerard Kunkel, speaking on behalf of BeachGlow when contacted after the most recent vote, said the all-volunteer organization had not been notified of any change in negotiations with city. He said BeachGlow is still in discussions with the city and Wildwood business leaders.

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Island communities need volunteer firefighters

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, February 11, 2015 04:30 pm

A marquee sign outside the 15th Street fire station advertises North Wildwood’s need for more volunteers. A marquee sign outside the 15th Street fire station advertises North Wildwood’s need for more volunteers. NORTH WILDWOOD — There is a marquee sign outside the 15th Street firehouse in North Wildwood that reads “Volunteer Firefighters Needed!”

The explanation point at the end of the statement is not exaggeration. Chiefs of both volunteer and career fire companies have reported that the number of volunteers who are able to respond to fires has dwindled. An August 2014 New York Times article said the number of volunteer firefighters is down 11 percent nationally since the 1980s.   

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County to resurface portion of New Jersey Avenue in Wildwood

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, February 11, 2015 12:16 pm

WILDWOOD – New Jersey Avenue between Youngs and 26th avenues will be under reconstruction from the beginning of March until mid-June, county engineer Dale Foster said.

The Cape May County Board of Chosen Freeholders authorized an agreement to resurface a section of New Jersey Avenue (County Road 621) in Wildwood.

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