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Crest passes three ordinances during reorganization

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, January 07, 2015 02:48 pm

WILDWOOD CREST – During an otherwise routine reorganization meeting, the Wildwood Crest Commission approved three ordinances after public hearing and final vote Wednesday, Jan. 7.

The commissioners passed Ordinance 1202, repealing Chapter 46 of the municipal code, dealing with the position of municipal administrator. Mayor Carl Groon said the move did not eliminate the position, which has been vacant since the fall, but removes certain responsibilities from the job.

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Beach work planned in North Wildwood

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Written by Bill Barlow Wednesday, January 07, 2015 10:00 am

Two people walk off the beach in Wildwood Crest, near the start of the Wildwood boardwalk. The Army Corps of Engineers plans to take sand off the beaches and build a dune system from North Wildwood to Diamond Beach. 
Two people walk off the beach in Wildwood Crest, near the start of the Wildwood boardwalk. The Army Corps of Engineers plans to take sand off the beaches and build a dune system from North Wildwood to Diamond Beach. Talks continue on island-wide project for 2017

NORTH WILDWOOD — Five Mile Beach’s first federal beach project remains under discussion, but it will be at least 2017 before the first grain of sand is moved to North Wildwood’s badly eroded north end.

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New Year’s stabbing reported

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, January 07, 2015 09:30 am

WILDWOOD — One man was arrested, another hospitalized after a stabbing at about 2:45 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 1, according to police.

Officers responded to a report of a fight in progress at 3700 Pacific Ave., to find a man later identified as Mark Jones, 47, of Wildwood, with a single stab wound to his abdomen. He was medivaced to the trauma center at Atlantic City Medical Center, where he was later listed in guarded but stable condition, according to information released by Wildwood police.

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Three-year contract signed for Wildwood beach concerts

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Written by Bill Barlow Tuesday, January 06, 2015 11:29 am

City also seeking new promoter for more large-scale shows

WILDWOOD — An electronic dance music festival will be back on the beach for July 4 next summer.

And two-day EDM festivals are planned for the summers of 2016 and 2017 as well.

The Wildwood Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution at its Wednesday, Dec. 31 meeting that will bring Beach Glow Concerts for Charity, Inc. back to Wildwood for the next three years. The resolution includes a minimum $15,000 license fee to be paid to the city.

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Students present a mousy Christmas

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 02, 2015 02:10 pm

Students present a mousy Christmas Students present a mousy Christmas

Margaret Mace first grade students performed “The Mice Before Christmas” on Friday, Dec. 19. The students dressed as elves, mice, snowpeople, and Santa and Mrs. Claus. School officials say a wonderful time was had by students and their parents.

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West Wildwood police blotter Dec. 1-14

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Written by Police Blotter Friday, January 02, 2015 10:25 am

West Wildwood Police Department West Wildwood Police Department WEST WILDWOOD — The West Wildwood Police Department responded to a total of 348 calls for service during the week of Dec. 1-14. 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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In Another Time: A century ago, 1915 turned out to be a rocky ride

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Friday, January 02, 2015 10:12 am

in another time “Happy New Year!”

Those words were uttered a century ago in Wildwood as the year 1914 moved into 1915. Wildwood was the centerpiece of the island then and everyone seemed to want a piece of its cake.

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North Wildwood police blotter Dec. 22-28

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Written by Police Blotter Friday, January 02, 2015 09:51 am

North Wildwood Police Department North Wildwood Police Department NORTH WILDWOOD — North Wildwood police announced that they made the following arrests from Dec. 22-28. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven.

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Wildwood scraps local pay-to-play rules

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Written by Bill Barlow Wednesday, December 31, 2014 04:01 pm

WILDWOOD — In a unanimous vote Wildwood City Commission on Wednesday morning Dec. 31 scrapped its two-year-old campaign financing ordinance.

The vote repeals an ordinance approved in October 2012, which prevented those contributing to the political campaigns of those seeking city or county office from accepting municipal contracts.

There was no public comment on the ordinance at the morning meeting, nor discussion among the commision members.

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North Wildwood police charge juvenile with burglary

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 31, 2014 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – A juvenile was charged with burglary after police say they saw him attempt to steal items from an unlocked car, Saturday, Dec. 27.

North Wildwood Police Officer Benjamin Masino was on bicycle patrol at about 2:30 a.m. when he saw three masked juveniles in the parking area of the 1900 Condominiums.

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Residents say conditions worsening at Marina Bay Towers

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Written by Christopher South Tuesday, December 30, 2014 03:15 pm

 Marina Bay Towers NORTH WILDWOOD — Conditions are deteriorating at the Marina Bay Towers senior citizen complex, according to residents.

Much of the building is vacant or in disrepair, residents say, and there appears to be mold present.

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Businesses to buy downtown parking lot

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 30, 2014 02:51 pm

The Center City Parking Lot is part of this city block the City of Wildwood is hoping to sell for a minimum of $1.2 million. Commissioner Pete Byron would like the city to keep it and develop it into a center city attraction. 
The Center City Parking Lot is part of this city block the City of Wildwood is hoping to sell for a minimum of $1.2 million. Commissioner Pete Byron would like the city to keep it and develop it into a center city attraction. WILDWOOD — A group of Pacific Avenue business owners have submitted the lone bid for the Center City Parking Lot, at $1.2 million, according to Mayor Ernie Troiano. 

Bids were opened on Dec. 30. 

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North Wildwood woman arrested as fugitive

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 30, 2014 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD - A North Wildwood woman was charged as a fugitive wanted in Pennsylvania, Saturday, Dec. 27, police said.

According to police, Amanda Helmick, 28, was living in the city, when Sgt. Adam McGraw and Officer Bryan Skill approached a residence on the 2400 block of Central Avenue.

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On the cover: Boardwalk Basketball Classic

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Written by Jen Marra Tuesday, December 30, 2014 12:00 am

On the cover: Boardwalk Basketball Classic On the cover: Boardwalk Basketball Classic

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Hediyah Farlow of the Wildwood High School girls basketball team goes to the basket against Pleasantville's Tashiara Matthieu during the Boardwalk Basketball Classic’s Kaitlin Anzelone Memorial Bracket game Friday, Dec. 26 in the Wildwoods Convention Center. Wildwood defeats Pleasantville 59-16. See Sports for tournament coverage.

   

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