• Middle Township Gazette

    GRASSY SOUND – One person was killed in a chain reaction accident involving seven vehicles at about 7 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 21, on North Wildwood Boulevard in Grassy Sound, according to a police press release.

    Joseph Waldron, 45, North Wildwood, was a passenger in one of the vehicles who got out of the car after the crashes, and was fatally struck by another vehicle.

  • Sports

    If you don’t already have a ticket, you won’t get one now.

    This evening’s highly-anticipated Cape-Atlantic League boys basketball playoff game between Middle Township and Wildwood Catholic is sold out. Tickets were sold this morning at both high schools and were all purchased prior to 11 a.m., according to the athletic directors at both schools.

  • Wildwood Leader

    Photo courtesy Rio Grande Fire DepartmentWILDWOOD – A structure near Baker and Arctic was declared a total loss after an early morning blaze started in the unoccupied dwelling. 

    The Wildwood City Fire Department responded to the dwelling fire at around 12:30 a.m., Monday. Engine 38, under the command of Firefighter Ryan Troiano, arrived and confirmed a working fire and requested the all-hands be transmitted.

  • Wildwood Leader

    NORTH WILDWOOD – North Wildwood Police have arrested a Pennsylvania man and charged him with attempting to sell a mobile home that didn’t exist. 

    On Thursday, Feb. 19, North Wildwood Police Detectives followed up on a report made to police regarding a fraud case. The victim paid $25,000 to Robert Dimaio Jr. for a mobile home he claimed to be selling. During the course of the investigation, Detectives learned that Dimaio never had a mobile home to sell and kept the money to defraud the victim.

  • Wildwood Leader

    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. 

Wildwood Leader

U.S. Futsal Northeast Regional Championship planned

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, February 04, 2015 12:00 am

The public is invited to the U.S. Futsal Northeast Regional Championship at the Wildwoods Convention Center, 4501 Boardwalk, between Feb. 14-16. The futsal tournament is an international form of indoor soccer. Teams consist of various age brackets and include a total of more than 5,000 players from around the world.

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Top dogs at the Wildwoods Convention Center

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, February 04, 2015 12:00 am

Lynne Florian of Darien, Conn. competes in a best of breed round with her Petit Basset Griffon Venéen during the Boardwalk Kennel Club of Cape May County’s Atlantic Ocean Classic Dog Show Cluster Friday, Jan. 30, in the Wildwoods Convention Center. Lynne Florian of Darien, Conn. competes in a best of breed round with her Petit Basset Griffon Venéen during the Boardwalk Kennel Club of Cape May County’s Atlantic Ocean Classic Dog Show Cluster Friday, Jan. 30, in the Wildwoods Convention Center. The all-breed dog show ran Wednesday to Sunday, Jan. 28 to Feb. 1, with participation from Union County and Sand and Sea Kennel Clubs. Lynne Florian of Darien, Conn. competes in a best of breed round with her Petit Basset Griffon Venéen during the Boardwalk Kennel Club of Cape May County’s Atlantic Ocean Classic Dog Show Cluster Friday, Jan. 30, in the Wildwoods Convention Center. The all-breed dog show ran Wednesday to Sunday, Jan. 28 to Feb. 1, with participation from Union County and Sand and Sea Kennel Clubs.

photos by Jen Marra

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Road construction planned in Wildwood, starting Wednesday

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, February 03, 2015 05:21 pm

Beginning Wednesday, Feb. 4, extensive curb, gutter and utility work are planned on Lake Avenue between Magnolia and 26th Street in Wildwood, according to Police Chief Robert Regalbuto.

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Armed robbery in Wildwood Monday

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, February 03, 2015 12:56 pm

WILDWOOD — Two have been arrested and a third suspect sought in an armed robbery on New Jersey Avenue. 

Police have accused a store clerk of involvement in the robbery. 

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Brothers face burglary and theft charges

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Written by Christopher South Tuesday, February 03, 2015 10:32 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – North Wildwood Police said they arrested two brothers who allegedly burglarized a property where they were doing work.

Both were found to have warrants out for them from other jurisdictions.

On Saturday, Jan. 30, at 3:39 p.m., North Wildwood Police Officer Thomas Flounders Jr. arrested Kevin Lopusan, 29, at 26th and New Jersey avenues on warrants.

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Allyson Clark makes president's list at Coastal Carolina University

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, February 03, 2015 12:00 am

CONWAY, S.C. – Allyson Clark, a freshman from Wildwood majoring in recreation and sport management, has made the president's list at Coastal Carolina University for the fall 2014 semester.

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Liam Munz achieves dean's list at TCNJ

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, February 03, 2015 12:00 am

EWING – Liam Munz, Electrical Engineering major and a resident of Wildwood Crest, has earned placement on the dean's list at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) for the 2014 fall semester. To achieve this honor, a student must carry 12 or more credits that semester and have a 3.5 grade point average or above.

 

Thousands were without power due to Saturday fire

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, February 01, 2015 10:33 am

Officials say the lights are back on this morning after an intense structure fire on West Wildwood Avenue led to island-wide power outages.

Firefighters had asked the power be cut for safety reasons, according to news reports.

 

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Mayor calls criticism of EDM music ‘hypocrisy’

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Written by Christopher South Friday, January 30, 2015 05:06 pm

WILDWOOD – Mayor Ernie Troiano reacted angrily to criticism of behavior connected to electronic dance music (EDM) concerts, saying business people should hold themselves to the same standard.

Troiano was speaking at the Jan. 28 commissioner meeting, where representatives from BeachGlow Concerts for Charity, Inc., defended the concerts, which had been the subject of criticism for on-stage profanity, underage drinking, and arrests allegedly stemming from the concert.

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DeMarzo noncommittal on commission run in 2015

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, January 29, 2015 10:04 am

DeMarzo WILDWOOD – Former commissioner and mayor Gary DeMarzo says he is unsure if he will run for a Wildwood City Commission seat in November.

Contacted this week, DeMarzo did not declare his candidacy, but left the option on the table.

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On the cover: Ready to ride

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, January 29, 2015 09:33 am

Cyclists head north on Atlantic Avenue as they start the 7th annual Freeza-Palooza’s Le Tour de Woods bike tour  

Cyclists head north on Atlantic Avenue as they start the 7th annual Freeza-Palooza’s Le Tour de Woods bike tour Saturday, Jan. 24, starting at the Bolero Resort in Wildwood. The bike tour and winter rock fest celebrates the memory of Special Services School student Kyle Brown, who died Jan. 3, and supports Genny Farnan-Robinson’s fight with brain cancer. Proceeds from the event benefit both the Brown and Robinson families. Cyclists head north on Atlantic Avenue as they start the 7th annual Freeza-Palooza’s Le Tour de Woods bike tour Saturday, Jan. 24, starting at the Bolero Resort in Wildwood. The bike tour and winter rock fest celebrates the memory of Special Services School student Kyle Brown, who died Jan. 3, and supports Genny Farnan-Robinson’s fight with brain cancer. Proceeds from the event benefit both the Brown and Robinson families. (photos by Jen Marra)

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Questions remain in Wildwood school’s use of N. Wildwood facility

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Written by Christopher South Thursday, January 29, 2015 04:54 am

WILDWOOD – A Wildwood resident wants to know why the Wildwood pre-K and kindergarten classes are located in neighboring North Wildwood.

The speaker did not give her name when she questions city officials at the Board of Commissioners meeting Wednesday, Jan. 14. 

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In Another Time: TV helped bring Wildwood dancing to a wider audience

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Wednesday, January 28, 2015 10:50 pm

in another time - wildwood history column He was 15 years old in 1966 and he was on local television in Wildwood, dancing with other kids. Little did Ernie Troiano realize then that someday, still far down the road, he would take the seat of then-incumbent Ralph James as mayor of Wildwood.

Troiano’s first occasion for local fame was the opening in 1966 of what was said to be New Jersey’s first television station to serve a local area. Its call letters WCMC-TV Channel 40 stood for Cape May County , and the station was to grow into the Channel 40 that signed off the air recently in Linwood.

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Engineer: Wildwood residents should receive flood insurance discount

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, January 28, 2015 04:00 pm

WILDWOOD – At the last regular Board of Commissioners meeting, municipal engineer Marc DeBlasio announced that Wildwood residents are in line for a discount on their flood insurance premiums through the Community Rating System (CRS).

CRS is a rating system of the National Flood Insurance Program. It is described on the Federal Emergency Management Agency website as “a voluntary incentive program that recognizes and encourages floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum NFIP requirements.”

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