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    Gail Hayman Cohen and Pauline Levy have lineages that trace back to Beth Judah's founding families, and both have been working to organize the synagogue's centennial celebration and strategic plan.Respecting roots, looking to the future

    WILDWOOD -- Gail Hayman Cohen and Pauline Levy sat talking in Beth Judah Temple Monday, surrounded by stained glass windows and gold plaques dedicated to the families that founded the…

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    Photo by Christie Rotondo/Former Mayor Bill Henfey, left, and current Mayor Patrick Rosenello, right, at Henfey's last meeting in December 2013. NORTH WILDWOOD — Bill Henfey, who served as North Wildwood’s mayor from 2006 to 2013, died Tuesday morning surrounded by family and friends at his home, the city of North Wildwood announced.

    He was 65.

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    Members of the Teen Paranormal Society watch computer monitors during one of this summer’s research sessions at the George F. Boyer museum.

    Paranormal research presentation scheduled for Oct. 25

    WILDWOOD — A handful of CumberlandCounty teens spent the summer exploring “spooky” happenings at the GeorgeF.BoyerMuseum, and come Oct. 25, they will share their findings. 

    The Teen Paranormal Society is a subgroup of Great Northeastern Paranormal Research, founded by John A. Pacelli and Clay Borneman…

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    pumpkin runHalloween in the Wildwoods kicks off Saturday, Oct. 25 with Paranormal Tour at the Wildwood Shore, and the Boardwalk Pumpkin Run.

    The paranormal tour will be held at the George F. Boyer Museum on Pacific Avenue Wildwood. An interactive paranormal tour at the former site of a funeral parlor, the event is presented by Teen Paranormal Society. Smart phones and ear plugs are necessary to participate. Admission is $5. For more information call 609-523-0277.

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    Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr.; Comets Joe D’Ambrosio and Dick Richards; Commissioners Tony Leonetti and Pete Byron; and Jon “Bowzer” Bauman of Sha Na Na stand in front of the new mural Friday, Oct. 17. WILDWOOD — The city honored its rock ‘n’ roll heritage Friday by unveiling a massive mural dedicated to Bill Haley and his Comets hit “Rock Around the…

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Jury finds 3 guilty in Wildwoods mortgage fraud

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, October 07, 2014 10:47 am

WILDWOOD CREST — A federal jury convicted three individuals Monday for their part in a $15 million mortgage fraud that involved overbuilt condos in the Wildwoods, the U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced.

Nancy Wolf-Fels, a Toms River woman who worked as a loan officer at a Forked River branch of Mortgage Now; as well as siblings Dwayne and Mashon Onque, of Belleville and East Orange, respectfully, were found guilty of conspiracy to commit wire fraud after five hours of deliberation in Camden federal court.  Dwyane Onque was also convicted of one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering.

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Wildwood cops charge man with selling heroin, cocaine

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 06, 2014 03:58 pm

WILDWOOD — A 29-year-old man faces 10 separate drug charges after Wildwood police searched his vehicle Saturday, Oct. 4, the department announced.

Jesus Rosa-Leon has been accused of distributing heroin and cocaine, and also faces marijuana possession charges.

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Lawsuit challenges Wildwood police staffing

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, October 06, 2014 12:42 pm

File photo by the city of Wildwood File photo by the city of Wildwood WILDWOOD — A member of the Wildwood Watchdogs is suing the city, alleging that Wildwood has more police officers than permitted under an ordinance approved by voters in 2011.

Dara Baltuskonis, who also ran against the current administration in the last election, filed the lawsuit Oct. 3. She is representing herself in the matter.

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Halloween season Trunk or Treat family event is Oct. 30

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, October 06, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD CREST — The Wildwood Crest Recreation Department will hosts its annual Halloween Trunk or Treat event 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 at Crest Pier. Adults will decorate their vehicles for Halloween and distribute candy to children in costume from the trunks of their vehicles.

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Wildwood Crest Recreation fall activities

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, October 05, 2014 12:00 am

Here's a roundup of activities offered by the Wildwood Crest Recreation Department. 

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WHS seniors get a taste of college-level science classes

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Written by Christie Rotondo Saturday, October 04, 2014 12:00 am

Rick Amado and Benjamin Erickson are Wildwood High School seniors who participated in the Aim High Science and Technology program over the summer. Rick Amado and Benjamin Erickson are Wildwood High School seniors who participated in the Aim High Science and Technology program over the summer.

WILDWOOD – Two Wildwood High School seniors attended the Aim High Science and Technology Program at Rowan University, a month-long program that exposes students to the expectations of college-level math, science, and technology courses.

This past summer Benjamin Erickson and Rick Amado were admitted to the highly-selective program because of their interest in those subjects, a release from the city of Wildwood states.

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UPDATED: Three charged in Wildwood boardwalk burglaries

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 03, 2014 03:45 pm

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WILDWOOD — Three individuals have been charged in a series of burglaries at the Everything $5 on the 4300 block of the Boardwalk, Wildwood police announced Friday.

Two of the accused were employees at the store this past summer, Det. Sgt. Ken Gallagher said Friday.

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Wildwood High School students spend summer prepping for college

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 03, 2014 03:31 pm

WL College: Monica McGrath, Natacha Jimenenz, Zulymar Vega. WL College: Monica McGrath, Natacha Jimenenz, Zulymar Vega.

WILDWOOD – Three Wildwood High School students attended an intense week-long summer program at Richard Stockton College of New Jersey that focuses on college readiness.

Monika McGrath, Zulymar Vega and Natacha Jimenez were selected by the school to attend The College Career Readiness Academy at Stockton.

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