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    Becca is one of three border collies owned by Jean and John Ficca, who asked North Wildwood City Council to consider designating a dog park Sept. 16.NORTH WILDWOOD — A local couple presented a petition with 90 signatures from residents and property owners to City Council Tuesday, Sept. 16, asking that a dog park be designated in North Wildwood.

    While council seemed receptive to the idea, members did express…

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    WILDWOOD CREST— Based on DNA evidence, Wildwood Crest police have charged two Cape May County men in a 2009 armed robbery, the department announced.

    Gary Twiggs Jr. 26, of Dennisville and Dillon Tracy, 26, of Clermont were arrested and charged in connection with the crime on Sept. 17 and Sept. 16, respectively.

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    WILDWOOD — A 38-year-old Wildwood man has been charged in connection to a fatal heroin overdose at the Blue Heron Motel Sept. 19, police announced.

    Robert Lunzy has been charged under New Jersey’s Strict Liability for Drug-Induced Death law, which police say carries a maximum 20-year prison sentence if he is convicted of the first-degree crime.

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    The 1913 American LaFrance Hook and Ladder Truck was the first hook and ladder purchased by the Holly Beach Fire Company. WILDWOOD — One of the oldest reminders of the borough of Holly Beach sits covered and out of sight at the volunteer fire company on Washington and Montgomery Avenues.

    But hopefully, not for much longer.

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    Former resident will be public safety director

    WILDWOOD CREST — The borough has hired the former Cape May County chief of investigators as public safety director, a position created in July because the Crest was still without a police chief.

    Eugene Taylor, of Upper Township, started at the Crest Sept. 2 and his salary is $90,000. According to Mayor Carl Groon, Taylor will serve in that role until the borough is able to hire a chief of police.

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    NORTH WILDWOOD — City Council took the initial step to repeal North Wildwood’s curfew Tuesday, Sept. 16, citing that judges around the state have found similar curfews to be unconstitutional.

    “Curfew ordinances end up being almost as difficult to enforce and as likely to be unconstitutional as loitering ordinances,” William Kauffman, the city’s attorney said. 

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Post-Sandy hazard training offered in Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 07, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD – Free training in identifying and preventing hazards during the post-Sandy cleanup is being offered to property owners, residents, workers and volunteers throughout Cape May County Sept. 19.

The New Jersey Work Environment Council (WEC) and its “Safer After Sandy” project will be presenting two workshops that day in the Commissioner’s meeting room at Wildwood’s City Hall, 4400 New Jersey Ave.

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Girl Scout donates greenhead boxes to Wildwood Crest

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, September 07, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD CREST — A summer visitor of Wildwood Crest and 13-year Girl Scout is helping the borough reduce its greenhead fly population, according to the borough’s tourism website.

Jessica Ridge, a Hamilton Square resident who visits the Crest each summer with her family, has built and donated eight greenhead fly trap boxes that have been placed at various places throughout the borough as part of her Gold Award project for the Girl Scouts.

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Crest Recreation hosts registration for tot soccer

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 06, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD CREST — The Wildwood Crest Recreation Department is accepting registration for its 2014 tot soccer program, an introductory series of clinics for 4-year-old boys and girls that teach the basic skills of soccer.

The program will be held Wednesdays and Fridays from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Morey Field (Aster Road and Ocean Avenue) from Sept. 17 through Oct. 17.

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Outdoor Zumba classes continue through September

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 06, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD CREST — The Wildwood Crest Recreation Department will continue its outdoor Zumba classes Saturday mornings at 8:30 a.m. at Centennial Park through Sept. 27.

Classes will move inside the Crest Pier beginning in October.

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Wildwood purchases new fire truck

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 05, 2014 04:26 pm

WILDWOOD — The Board of Commissioners approved the purchase of a $675,000 fire truck at its Aug. 27 meeting.

The 2014 E-One HP78 Aerial Fire Truck will be purchased from First Choice Fire Apparatus in Hanover Township, Pa.

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Summer goes out with a thrill

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Written by Jen Marra Friday, September 05, 2014 04:25 pm


Alicia Venditti and Nicole Straw with her daughter Michaela Montano, 4, all of Philadelphia play a water race game for a prize.  Michaela Montano was the winner.
Alicia Venditti and Nicole Straw with her daughter Michaela Montano, 4, all of Philadelphia play a water race game for a prize. Michaela Montano was the winner. Alicia Venditti and Nicole Straw with her daughter Michaela Montano, 4, all of Philadelphia play a water race game for a prize. Michaela Montano was the winner.


photos by Jen Marra

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Another guilty plea in $15M Wildwoods mortgage scheme

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 05, 2014 10:35 am

CAMDEN --A pastor of the now-defunct ReBirth International Church in Elizabeth admitted Thursday to participating in a $15 million mortgage fraud scam that involved overbuilt condos in the Wildwoods, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.

Sean A. Souels, 44, of Linden,  pleaded guilty in Camden federal court to a second superseding indictment charging him with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

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No raise for three years under firefighter contract

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 05, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD — Since the end of 2012, Wildwood’s career firefighters have been working without a contract. After eight months of negotiations, the Board of Commissioner’s approved the local Fireman’s Benevolent Association union contract Aug. 27 that will carry the city’s firefighters to 2017.

Gary Vessels, vice president of the Wildwood FMBA Local 50 who served as the chairman for negotiations on the current contract, said that state regulations regarding unions “really handcuffed negotiations.” But, he said that there are few significant changes since the union’s last contract with the city.

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