• 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.

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  • 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

Driver in Wildwood July 5 hit-and-run identified

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 11, 2014 01:07 pm

WILDWOOD – A woman from Croydon, Pa. has been charged in the July 5 hit-and-run that left 16-year-old Cody Bregande with serious head injuries, Wildwood police announced.

Ashley Paster, 25, has been identified as the driver of the vehicle and charged with knowingly leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident resulting in serious bodily injury, but has not yet been located.

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Dog beach sculpture to be unveiled Friday in Wildwood

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, August 11, 2014 12:12 pm

Peter Beiling Jr. and Peter Beiling Sr. pose on top of the dog beach sculpture, which will be unveiled 11 a.m. Friday at the Poplar Avenue dog beach. Peter Beiling Jr. and Peter Beiling Sr. pose on top of the dog beach sculpture, which will be unveiled 11 a.m. Friday at the Poplar Avenue dog beach. WILDWOOD — Morey’s Piers is celebrating its love of dogs and public art by donating a massive sculpture for the city’s Poplar Avenue dog beach.

The 25-foot, 5,000-pound fire hydrant sculpture is set to be unveiled Friday, Aug. 15 and recognizes Wildwood’s three fire departments: the Wildwood City Fire Department, Holly Beach Volunteer Fire Company, and Wildwood Fire Company No. 1, which is also volunteer.

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Celebration illuminates history of Hereford Inlet Lighthouse

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, August 08, 2014 03:43 pm

The Hereford Inlet Lighthouse was restored in the early 1980s, then opened to the public. The Hereford Inlet Lighthouse was restored in the early 1980s, then opened to the public. NORTH WILDWOOD — North Wildwood celebrated 225 years of maritime heritage Thursday on the grounds of the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse.

In honor of National Lighthouse Day, local officials spoke about the history of Hereford Inlet and how today, Cape May County’s lighthouses are a boon to the local tourism economy.

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UPDATED: 11-year-old airlifted after arcade game falls on her at Wildwood Crest hotel

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 08, 2014 08:23 am

WILDWOOD CREST — An 11-year-old who suffered head injuries after an arcade game at the Bal Harbour Hotel fell on top of her around 10:30 p.m. Thursday night was set to be released from the hospital Friday, Lt. Joseph McGrath of the Wildwood Crest Police Department said. 

The girl had been airlifted to DuPoint Children’s Hospital in Wilmington, Del., for treatment.

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Wildwood looks to cap landfill with Ocean City’s back bay spoils

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, August 07, 2014 04:08 pm

WILDWOOD – For more than a decade, Wildwood officials have needed to cap a former landfill on the back bay in order for the area to be developed. Now, Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano, Jr. says a solution could be on the way.

Wildwood officials are looking to Ocean City, and a much-needed dredging project there, as a possible opportunity to cap the landfill site at Susquehanna Avenue between Baker and Garfield avenues.

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Wildwood man wounded with crossbow remains in critical condition

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, August 07, 2014 03:47 pm

Submitted/Employees at Island International Salon on Schellenger Avenue assisted Angel Adorno Serrano after he was shot with a crossbow Tuesday. Submitted/Employees at Island International Salon on Schellenger Avenue assisted Angel Adorno Serrano after he was shot with a crossbow Tuesday. Barbershop workers took quick action to stop the bleeding

WILDWOOD — By Thursday morning, there were still faded bloodstains on the sidewalk outside of Kyle Wilson’s Island International Salon on Schellenger Avenue.

Around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5, Angel Adorno Serrano had walked there from The Gillmore motel across the street, after he had been shot with a crossbow in his left thigh.

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Wildwood man on the run after allegedly shooting victim with crossbow

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 06, 2014 02:21 pm

WILDWOOD – A 31-year-old Wildwood man faces attempted homicide charges after he allegedly shot another man in the leg with a crossbow Tuesday morning, Aug. 5, police said.

Police say the suspect, Jonathon Moya, is at large and was last seen leaving the area of the incident in a small, white pickup truck with temporary New Jersey registration.

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Park named for Bill Henfey at Night Out

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, August 06, 2014 12:05 pm

Freeholders, city council members, representatives of the Diocese of Camden stand with Bill Henfey and Mayor Patrick Rosenello (right) with the proposed entrance to Bill Henfey Park. Freeholders, city council members, representatives of the Diocese of Camden stand with Bill Henfey and Mayor Patrick Rosenello (right) with the proposed entrance to Bill Henfey Park. NORTH WILDWOOD — Just 11 days before Bill Henfey finished his term as North Wildwood’s mayor, the city finalized its purchase of the 8th Street Field. On Tuesday, City Council honored Henfey’s 20-year career in municipal office by naming the park after him.

“I’m touched,” Henfey told the crowd at National Night Out Tuesday, which was held at the field. “This [the field] is something we much needed for a long time, and I’m honored.”

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