• Regional

    Dru Shelly was kidnapped and raped at 17. Now, she works as a financial planner, is married, and has three children. Her story of survival will be the keynote at Friday’s Violence Survivor Symposium.Dru Shelly will be keynote at Violence Survivor Symposium

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Dru Shelly was 17 when she was abducted from the Ocean City Boardwalk at knifepoint…

  • Sports

    Because she was part of three state and four South Jersey championship basketball teams, Kaitlin Anzelone was best known athletically at Wildwood High School for her work in the gymnasium before graduating in 2003.

    But those who remember Anzelone the all-around athlete can also recall her brilliance on the soccer field.

    Anzelone, who was also part of a Cape-Atlantic League championship softball team at Wildwood, went on to play three sports as a freshman at Division III Rutgers-Camden University. But she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia in the fall…

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Inmate testimony called into question

    [see related story: Lower Township man found guilty of nephew's murder]

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A jury heard closing arguments Monday in the murder trial of Lower Township resident Frederick Gene Marr.

    Marr, 75, is accused in the fatal shooting of his nephew, Ronald Denny Sr. outside of Denny’s Del Haven home on Aug. 11, 2010.

    The prosecutor’s office has said the shooting happened because of a dispute over jointly-owned real estate in Florida.

  • Wildwood Leader

    Jacob SpiegelWILDWOOD — An official with the Wildwood fire department says that Jake Spiegel, the part-time firefighter who was indicted by a grand jury Sept. 24 with his father, Rob, on official misconduct charges, is not currently working for the department.

    As a part-time firefighter, Jake Spiegel is a summer employee for the city of Wildwood, said Deputy Fire Chief Dan Speigel (no relation to the accused). The department is “monitoring the situation” to determine at a later date if Spiegel can return to work next summer.

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD — Officials in Wildwood decided Wednesday to keep the city’s curfew in place, unlike other New Jersey towns that have opted to repeal theirs after courts found them to be unconstitutional.

    Instead, they asked city attorney Mary D’Arcy Bittner to revise the curfew to protect Wildwood against possible lawsuits.

  • Wildwood Leader

    NORTH WILDWOOD — The state Department of Transportation plan to dredge a mile-stretch of Beach Creek may be delayed until next summer, a DOT spokesman said.

    The department received only one bid on the project, which did not meet the contract requirements, NJDOT spokesman Steve Schapiro said.

Wildwood Leader

Letter: Thanks for making benefit a great success

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Written by Opinion Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor: 

We would like to thank all of the people that were instrumental in making the Iovacchini Pasta Benefit a great success.

Particularly, we would like to point out the generous donations made by family and friends, John Whey and the Morey's Organization, the tireless work of the Alfe employees, the volunteers at the door, the persons responsible for the beautiful raffle baskets and the "Aquanets" for a stunning performance.

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Fire company apologizes for lewd banner hung at Wildwood convention

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 17, 2014 05:26 pm

WILDWOOD — The Williamstown Fire Company may face discipline after a photo of a lewd banner that was hung under the company’s sign at the Firemen’s Convention appeared on social media this week, NJ.com reports.

The sign reportedly read “Show us your t----” and was hung under the company’s official banner on a balcony railing in Wildwood.

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Wildwood Crest man runs from police after being taken to the hospital

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, September 16, 2014 12:30 pm

Michael Rouleau Michael Rouleau WILDWOOD CREST — Police arrested a 53-year-old Wildwood Crest man around 8 p.m. Sept. 13, after they found him “extremely intoxicated” on Lavender Road, the Wildwood Crest department announced.

He also tried to escape from police custody after saying he had chest pains, police said.

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Owner of Wildwood’s Oxygen Tattoo charged with selling synthetic marijuana

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 15, 2014 11:34 am

WILDWOOD — The owner of Oxygen Tattoo on the Wildwoods Boardwalk has been accused of selling synthetic marijuana in the store, the county prosecutor’s office announced.

According to a press release dated Friday, Sept. 12, David Zarfati, 41 of Cape May Court House, faces three separate drug charges after a search warrant was carried out at the business, located on the 3200 block of the boardwalk.

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Ride to Rebuild is Oct. 5

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 15, 2014 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD — Local motorcycle enthusiasts will gather for a good cause on Sunday, Oct. 5 in Deptford for the “Ride to Rebuild” fundraiser, benefiting The Children’s Fresh Air Home of North Wildwood.

The fundraiser will be sponsored by St. John’s Masonic Lodge 115. 

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School supplies presented to military families

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 14, 2014 12:00 am

North Wildwood VFW Post 5941 Commander Joe Orlando presents donations to USCG Cape May Family Resource Specialists Steve Harrell, Kathleen Grant and Judith Kunee. North Wildwood VFW Post 5941 Commander Joe Orlando presents donations to USCG Cape May Family Resource Specialists Steve Harrell, Kathleen Grant and Judith Kunee. NORTH WILDWOOD — Thanks to the people and vacationers of Cape MayCounty, local military children, whose parents serve at the U.S. Coast Guard Station Cape May and the 253rd Army National Guard Cape May Court House will receive donated school supplies collected from “Dollar Tree” stores in North Cape May and Rio Grande.

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West Wildwood Police Blotter

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 13, 2014 12:00 am

WEST WILDWOOD — The West Wildwood Police Department responded to a total of 193 calls for service during the week of Aug. 26 to Sept. 1. The following is a breakdown of incidents that occurred. The number next to each incident represents how many calls for that service were conducted and/or requested. 

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Event to reunite Wildwood High Class of ’54

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 13, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD — Members of the Wildwood High School Class 1954 hope to find classmates who have dispersed around the country to celebrate their 60th class reunion Sept. 27.

According to Rita Rosenberg Best, a reunion organizer, the call going out to find class members has gone as far as Florida, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

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