• Wildwood Leader

    NORTH WILDWOOD – Since 2002, as many as 130 children from Wildwood have attended public preschool and kindergarten classes at St. Simeon’s by the Sea on Central Avenue in North Wildwood each year.

    But now, North Wildwood officials are looking for information about how Wildwood’s Board of Education entered into a lease there, as well as which municipality is supposed to provide safety and security plans for the building.

  • Wildwood Leader

    Group leader Hailey Friedley, 21; Clay Borneman, co-founder of the Teen Paranormal Society; and members Alex Arico, 19, and Alex Weikel, 15, check the monitor, which is connected to eight night vision cameras throughout the museum. WILDWOOD — “What’s your name?” Alexis Strahan, 18, calls out to no one in particular as she sits in the dark at one…

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD – About 15 kilograms of heroin have been seized as a result of Cape May County’s “Operation Whitehouse” and now the county prosecutor’s office has provided the names of five more individuals arrested in the sweep.

    Originally, law enforcement announced that 17 people have been arrested as a result of the raid, but only the names and charges of 11 arrested individuals had been released.

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Joseph TownsBoard of Education releases statement

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE - A Middle Township High School teacher faces multiple criminal charges, including sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, law enforcement officials said Tuesday, July 22.

  • Wildwood Leader

    WEST WILDWOOD— A West Wildwood man was arrested by federal agents Wednesday, July 16 on charges that he received images of child sexual abuse using his cell phone.

    According to the office of U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman, Jeffrey Spicer, 44, was arrested by special agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations.

Wildwood Leader

Morgan Scully named to the dean’s list at Fairleigh Dickinson University

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, July 13, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD CREST-- Morgan Scully, of Wildwood Crest, and a student at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus in Teaneck, has been named to the dean’s list for the spring 2014 semester.

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David Deweese of Wildwood earns degree from Widener Law

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, July 13, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD—David Deweese of Wildwood was among 276 graduates to earn a degree within the 40th graduating class of Widener University School of Law May 17.

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North Wildwood police blotter June 23-29

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, July 12, 2014 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD—North Wildwood police announced that they made the following arrests from June 23-29. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven.

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In Another Time>Miss America pageant has some Wildwood roots

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

As the Miss America show nears in Atlantic City in September, a Miss New Jersey was selected recently in OceanCity to represent the state, and soon there will be a plethora of local pageants in which contestants will try to make their way up the ladder to the 2015 title.

The history of the pageants has traveled in different directions since P.T. Barnum started them in 1854 and was to quickly abandon the idea when he was rebuffed by the public, some of whom claimed the pageants were immoral. Soon, however, the pageants rebounded in various forms, and the contestants competed in costumes and swimsuit sizes that would have made Abraham Lincoln blush.

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West Wildwood bonds for infrastructure improvements

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, July 11, 2014 12:00 am

But, officials worry petitioners will again block borough ordinance

WEST WILDWOOD – The borough has received a $173,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation for the reconstruction of Poplar Avenue, which West Wildwood officials say has fallen into disrepair. 

But, the grant is a reimbursement, and borough officials are worried a group of residents will petition the bond ordinance that includes the Poplar Avenue project before West Wildwood has a chance to be reimbursed by the DOT.

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Flemington attorney pleads guilty in Wildwood Crest mortgage fraud

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 10, 2014 04:50 pm

CAMDEN – A Flemington lawyer pleaded guilty Thursday, July 9 to participating in a mortgage fraud scheme that involved overbuilt condos in Wildwood Crest, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman announced.

Joseph W. Witkowski, 68, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Joseph E. Irenas in Camden federal court to an indictment charging him with one count each of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Witkowski, a former attorney, was released on bail.

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North Wildwood looks to FEMA for sewer repair funding

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, July 10, 2014 01:07 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD— North Wildwood has had to complete six emergency sewer repairs since Hurricane Sandy, the most recent incident June 25 at the 400th block of east 7th Avenue. 

Similar sewer collapses have occurred at 12th, 13th, 14th avenues and two on the bike path, officials said. The city’s engineer, Ralph Petrella, also told City Council that 8th Avenue could be next.
On Tuesday, July 1, Petrella said that the emergency collapses have been almost identical.

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Wildwood approves 2014 budget with 17-cent tax increase

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, July 09, 2014 09:56 pm

Bob Swartz, Wildwood's auditor, presents the budget plan to the public. Bob Swartz, Wildwood's auditor, presents the budget plan to the public. Commissioners say budget focuses on public safety

WILDWOOD — Commissioners in Wildwood adopted a budget Wednesday, July 9 that includes a 17-cent increase to the local tax rate, citing the city's recent reassessment and the need for more public safety employees as key reasons for the hike.

At Wednesday's meeting, city hall was filled with members of the fire and police departments, as well as residents, who listened to budget presentations from the city's auditor, deputy fire chief, and chief of police.

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