• Regional

    Dru Shelly was kidnapped and raped at 17. Now, she works as a financial planner, is married, and has three children. Her story of survival will be the keynote at Friday’s Violence Survivor Symposium.Dru Shelly will be keynote at Violence Survivor Symposium

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE — Dru Shelly was 17 when she was abducted from the Ocean City Boardwalk at knifepoint…

  • Sports

    Because she was part of three state and four South Jersey championship basketball teams, Kaitlin Anzelone was best known athletically at Wildwood High School for her work in the gymnasium before graduating in 2003.

    But those who remember Anzelone the all-around athlete can also recall her brilliance on the soccer field.

    Anzelone, who was also part of a Cape-Atlantic League championship softball team at Wildwood, went on to play three sports as a freshman at Division III Rutgers-Camden University. But she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of leukemia in the fall…

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Inmate testimony called into question

    [see related story: Lower Township man found guilty of nephew's murder]

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – A jury heard closing arguments Monday in the murder trial of Lower Township resident Frederick Gene Marr.

    Marr, 75, is accused in the fatal shooting of his nephew, Ronald Denny Sr. outside of Denny’s Del Haven home on Aug. 11, 2010.

    The prosecutor’s office has said the shooting happened because of a dispute over jointly-owned real estate in Florida.

  • Wildwood Leader

    Jacob SpiegelWILDWOOD — 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.

  • Wildwood Leader

    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.

  • Wildwood Leader

    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.

Wildwood Leader

Heroin taken off the street, but ODs continue

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, September 12, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD — In June, law enforcement took about 15 kilograms of an especially deadly kind of heroin, worth about $10 million, off Cape May County streets. Several of the properties searched were in Wildwood, and a number of the individuals charged in the sweep lived and worked in the city.

Police and members of the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office hoped that the bust would lead to a decrease in the number of overdoses in the county, but so far, public safety officials in Wildwood say they haven’t seen a major drop in the number of overdoses they have responded to.

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Firefighters in town this weekend

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

LoBiondo expected to speak at convention  

WILDWOOD — The annual convention of the New Jersey State Firemen takes place at the Wildwoods Convention Center Sept. 11 through Sept. 13.

The Wildwood Crest Recreation Department will host its annual Firefighters’ Weekend Craft Show Friday, Sept. 12 and Saturday, Sept. 13 at SunrisePark at Rambler Road, located at Rambler Road and Ocean Avenue.

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FlowHouse open throughout September

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

WILDWOOD — The FlowHouse at Wildwood’s Splash Zone Waterpark will be open weekends throughout September.

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Crest seeks to rework image

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, September 11, 2014 12:58 pm

Borough looks for a brand that ‘speaks to who we are’

WILDWOOD CREST — The borough’s official seal features the brigantine Nancy, a sailing ship that carried gunpowder and arms for the Americans during the Revolutionary War, and was the center of the Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet- Cape May County’s only Revolutionary War battle.

But, that’s a little-known history, particularly to the visitors of Wildwood Crest.

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North Wildwood remembers Sept. 11

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, September 11, 2014 10:04 am

North Wildwood firefighters salute as the “flag to remember” is raised to half mast. North Wildwood firefighters salute as the “flag to remember” is raised to half mast. NORTH WILDWOOD — Schoolchildren, local officials, and members of the community gathered in front of North Wildwood’s 15th Street Fire Station at 8:46 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, the exact time hijackers crashed a plane into the North Tower of the World Trade Center 13 years ago. 

The solemn ceremony focused on remembering the almost 3,000 Americans who were killed that day in attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, particularly Andrew Alameno, a former resident of Wildwood Crest who was working in the TradeCenter at the time of the attacks.

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DeMarzo’s company operating The Gillmore

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, September 10, 2014 04:11 pm

He says he was brought in to clean up troubled motel after crossbow attack

WILDWOOD — A property management company owned by Wildwood’s former mayor has been hired to help oversee security and maintenance changes at The Gillmore Motel, which was considered one of the most problematic properties in the city by police and code enforcement officials.

Gary DeMarzo, who owns SunQuest Property Services, said his company was brought in about three weeks ago as a consultant at The Gillmore by its owner, Palermo resident Robert Grimley.

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Wildwood donates defibrillators to island high schools

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, September 09, 2014 03:51 pm

Commissioner Tony Leonetti, Wildwood Catholic Athletic Director Sal Zuccarello, and Chris Fox, Wildwood administrator, pose together with one of the donated AEDs. Commissioner Tony Leonetti, Wildwood Catholic Athletic Director Sal Zuccarello, and Chris Fox, Wildwood administrator, pose together with one of the donated AEDs. WILDWOOD — Eight years after an 11-year-old North Jersey girl died of sudden cardiac arrest at cheerleading practice, a new law requiring schools to provide access to defibrillators at athletic events and team practices went into effect Sept. 1.

To help the island’s schools comply with the new law, the city of Wildwood has donated two AEDs, or automated external defibrillators, to both Wildwood Catholic High School and Wildwood High, a move officials say has saved the schools thousands of dollars.

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West Wildwood man charged with drug possession, resisting arrest

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, September 08, 2014 10:20 am

WEST WILDWOOD — A West Wildwood man was charged with possession of marijuana and crack cocaine after a police officer stopped him for riding his bicycle without a headlight 8:25 p.m. Aug. 31, the department announced.

Herbert Tozer III was stopped by Patrolman James Dodd in the 500 block of West Magnolia Avenue and was advised about the bicycle violation. Police said that Tozer was very nervous and on several occasions attempted to walk away from the scene.

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