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    Gail Hayman Cohen and Pauline Levy have lineages that trace back to Beth Judah's founding families, and both have been working to organize the synagogue's centennial celebration and strategic plan.Respecting roots, looking to the future

    WILDWOOD -- Gail Hayman Cohen and Pauline Levy sat talking in Beth Judah Temple Monday, surrounded by stained glass windows and gold plaques dedicated to the families that founded the…

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    Photo by Christie Rotondo/Former Mayor Bill Henfey, left, and current Mayor Patrick Rosenello, right, at Henfey's last meeting in December 2013. NORTH WILDWOOD — Bill Henfey, who served as North Wildwood’s mayor from 2006 to 2013, died Tuesday morning surrounded by family and friends at his home, the city of North Wildwood announced.

    He was 65.

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    Members of the Teen Paranormal Society watch computer monitors during one of this summer’s research sessions at the George F. Boyer museum.

    Paranormal research presentation scheduled for Oct. 25

    WILDWOOD — A handful of CumberlandCounty teens spent the summer exploring “spooky” happenings at the GeorgeF.BoyerMuseum, and come Oct. 25, they will share their findings. 

    The Teen Paranormal Society is a subgroup of Great Northeastern Paranormal Research, founded by John A. Pacelli and Clay Borneman…

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    pumpkin runHalloween in the Wildwoods kicks off Saturday, Oct. 25 with Paranormal Tour at the Wildwood Shore, and the Boardwalk Pumpkin Run.

    The paranormal tour will be held at the George F. Boyer Museum on Pacific Avenue Wildwood. An interactive paranormal tour at the former site of a funeral parlor, the event is presented by Teen Paranormal Society. Smart phones and ear plugs are necessary to participate. Admission is $5. For more information call 609-523-0277.

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    Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr.; Comets Joe D’Ambrosio and Dick Richards; Commissioners Tony Leonetti and Pete Byron; and Jon “Bowzer” Bauman of Sha Na Na stand in front of the new mural Friday, Oct. 17. WILDWOOD — The city honored its rock ‘n’ roll heritage Friday by unveiling a massive mural dedicated to Bill Haley and his Comets hit “Rock Around the…

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Bed bug ‘situation’ remedied at Crest Memorial

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, September 26, 2014 04:32 pm

WILDWOOD CREST — School officials worked to contain a bed bug situation at Crest Memorial Friday, Sept. 26, after a student had been exposed to the pests, a letter sent by Principal Dave Del Conte to parents reads.

Few details were available, but a letter from the school explains that “the situation” was discovered during first period Friday and the school took several measures to contain it.

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August calls to NWPD up 24 percent over 2013

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 26, 2014 02:40 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD — In August, North Wildwood police responded to 7,240 calls, up about 24 percent over last year’s calls during that month, the department announced.

Capt. John Stevenson said that the increase in calls over last year could be attributed to Labor Day Weekend occurring at the end of the month, from Aug. 29 through 31. There was also five weekends during the month, which could have added to the high call volume, he said.

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Daughter of North Wildwood man graduates basic training

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 26, 2014 02:39 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD — Army Pvt. Kelly A. Lavacca has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

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Olde Time Italian Festival turns 10 in Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 26, 2014 12:56 pm

WILDWOOD– The 10th annual Olde Time Italian Festival will serve up Old World Italy in the Wildwoods Friday, Sept. 26 and Saturday, Sept. 27. Hosted by the Sons of Italy of Wildwood, this event will take place in Fox Park, located on Ocean Avenue between Burk and Montgomery Avenues across from the Wildwoods Convention Center.

The free two-day festival celebrates Italian culture and heritage with Italian crafts, authentic Italian cuisine, games, contests and continuous live entertainment.

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Wildwood FD ‘monitoring’ indictment of part-time employee

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, September 25, 2014 02:08 pm

Jacob Spiegel Jacob Spiegel WILDWOOD — 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.

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Wildwood opts to keep curfew, but plans revisions

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, September 25, 2014 12:20 pm

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.

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Beach Creek dredging could be put off until summer

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, September 25, 2014 12:12 pm

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.

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Wildwood to hire five new cops with federal grant

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, September 24, 2014 07:09 pm

WILDWOOD — Wildwood was one of 10 New Jersey municipalities to receive federal grant money to put more police officers on the streets, Sens. Cory Booker and Bob Menendez announced Wednesday.

The city will receive $625,000 to hire five new, full time police officers through the U.S. Justice Department COPS hiring program.

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