• 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

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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North Wildwood's improvements to 8th Street Field set to begin this fall

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, July 09, 2014 04:05 pm

Jen Marra/ People frequently head to 8th Street Field to play sports or attend an event, and now that North Wildwood owns it, several improvements are planned. Jen Marra/ People frequently head to 8th Street Field to play sports or attend an event, and now that North Wildwood owns it, several improvements are planned. NORTH WILDWOOD— Renovations at the 8th Street Field are set to begin this fall, and City Council passed a resolution July 1 to advertise for bids to complete the improvements. 

In June, the city included $686,900 for the park’s improvements in a $3.8 million bond ordinance. A public hearing and final vote on that bond ordinance is set at 10 a.m. July 15 at City Hall, 901 Atlantic Ave.

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Morey’s Piers opposes foul language at Wildwood EDM fests

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, July 09, 2014 10:04 am

File photo courtesy Morey's Piers File photo courtesy Morey's Piers WILDWOOD— Morey’s Piers has joined other Wildwood businesses whose owners object to the foul language and drug use at recent electronic dance music festivals in the city. 

In a letter to Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr., Will Morey, president of Morey’s Piers, identified around 20 times D.J.s performing during the July 5 BeachGlow concert used expletives.

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Officials say Wildwood PD is understaffed and overworked

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, July 08, 2014 03:54 pm

Proposed city budget includes hiring five new officers

WILDWOOD— Wildwood officials say the police department has been understaffed for the last two years, which is why five full-time officers are set to be hired - should Wildwood’s proposed spending plan be adopted Wednesday. 

Another two full-time officers are also set to be hired through a Community Oriented Policing Services, or COPS, grant the city received in 2012.

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16-year-old injured in Wildwood hit-and-run

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, July 07, 2014 10:44 am

WILDWOOD – Police are searching for the driver of the vehicle that struck a 16-year-old boy around 3 a.m. on Saturday, July 5 on Rio Grande Avenue, then left the victim in the street.

Now, the family of Cody Bregande of Glen Mills, Pa. is hoping someone will come forward with information about the vehicle, or confess.

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Firefighters train for water rescues

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 07, 2014 12:00 am

Wildwood Beach Patrol WILDWOOD – Wildwood City and North Wildwood firefighters along with the Wildwood Beach Patrol recently conducted their annual water rescue refresher training in preparation for the busy summer.

The departments began working together about five years ago to respond to water emergencies.

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Class II officer charged with DWI

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, July 07, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD – A seasonal Class II police officer in Wildwood was arrested June 22 and charged with driving while intoxicated, North Wildwood police confirmed.

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