• Wildwood Leader

    Susan Daly of Northfield smiles as she paints a section of an icon wall mural, on Oak and Pacific Avenues, to be unveiled Friday at 11 a.m. Northfield artist brings talent to Wildwoods

    WILDWOOD — Susan Daly, a Northfield-based artist who has created murals for Atlantic City casinos and restaurants over the past 30 years, is putting her paintbrush on Pacific Avenue. 

    Daly is completing the Greater Wildwoods…

  • Wildwood Leader

    File photo provided by GWTIDAWILDWOOD – The gigantic Wildwoods sign that greets visitors to the island is set to be refurbished this November, the Greater Wildwoods Tourism Improvement and Development Authority announced Wednesday.

    Officials with the authority say the 80-foot-long, 19-foot-high sign will have all nine of its letters restored in two phases. That way, the word “Wildwoods” will be visible throughout the entire process, set to last about two weeks.

  • Wildwood Leader

    NORTH WILDWOOD — The city has to pay back almost a million dollars in tax liens on Marina Bay Towers, a senior housing facility on the bayside of town, since a judge has decided that land the condos are located on is exempt from real estate taxation.

    North Wildwood has been entangled in litigation with Marina Bay and Beach Creek Marina for about 10 years, and a judge ordered the city to pay close to $900,000 to Royal Tax Lien services for liens placed on the property over a 15-year period.

  • Middle Township Gazette

    Xavier GeisingerWOODBINE – A Dennisville man was charged with murder less than 24 hours after a Woodbine man was shot and killed on the 300 Block of Jefferson Street in Woodbine, according to the state police.

  • Wildwood Leader

    When the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce throws its big nostalgic party — the Fabulous ‘50s and Beyond Weekend — Oct. 17 and 18, it may be a reminder to some of a time in the Wildwoods history when tourism was born again.

    A young man from Philadelphia, who had been in the Wildwoods during the summer returned in the dull days of winter. What he saw were boarded stores, fancy motels closed, no longer flashing their glitzy lights. No traffic signals, either, and only an occasional automobile crossing his path, probably driven by the mayor (If…

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD CREST — Administrator Tom Henshaw resigned this week after working in the borough for only a few months, Wildwood Crest officials said.

    His contract began June 9 and was supposed to last three years.

Wildwood Leader

Holly Beach wants to show off century-old fire truck

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Written by Christie Rotondo Saturday, September 20, 2014 12:00 am

The 1913 American LaFrance Hook and Ladder Truck was the first hook and ladder purchased by the Holly Beach Fire Company. 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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Community bids farewell to Frank Feraco

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 20, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD CREST — Frank Feraco, a longtime member of the Wildwoods community, died Monday, Sept. 15. He was remembered Tuesday with a moment of silence during North Wildwood’s City Council meeting.

He was 84.

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Wildwood approves $3.3M in bonds for improvements

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, September 19, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD — The city has appropriated about $3.3 million in bonds to be spent on improvements this year, ranging from new playground equipment to police firearms, as well as the initial funds for capping the back bay landfill. 

Several of the items in the two bond ordinances that were voted on at the Sept. 10 meeting are set to be reimbursed with money from FEMA, grant funds, or are to bring the city into compliance with state and federal regulations, chief financial officer Jeanette Powers said.

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Mystery donor pays for new science lab at Wildwood Middle School

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 19, 2014 12:00 am

Shown from left are Cierra Williams, Jack Bunker and Marlon Perez. Shown from left are Cierra Williams, Jack Bunker and Marlon Perez. WILDWOOD — The science lab at Wildwood Middle School, which was nearly a century old, has been completely renovated thanks to a $250,000 anonymous donation, city officials announced Tuesday. 

In a press release, Principal Christopher Armstrong said the donor’s kindness will be felt for years to come.

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‘Drone’ already being put to private use in Wildwoods

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Written by Christopher South Friday, September 19, 2014 12:00 am

Matt Ulmer/ Wildwood Crest resident Matt Ulmer uses his 'drone' to take promotional photos of the Wildwoods, like this one of Morey's Piers. Matt Ulmer/ Wildwood Crest resident Matt Ulmer uses his 'drone' to take promotional photos of the Wildwoods, like this one of Morey's Piers. WILDWOOD — Matt Ulmer has a little unmanned aircraft he uses to take pictures he gives to his friend to promote the Wildwoods.

“I guess they call it a drone,” Ulmer said. “I call it the endless money pit.”

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After 85 years in business, Bonelli’s to close Sunday

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, September 18, 2014 03:50 pm

WILDWOOD — Bonelli’s Market, a Pacific Avenue business since 1929, has announced it will close its doors Sunday, Sept. 21.

A manager at the store, who did not identify himself, said that the “85-year-old business has had enough” particularly with the city of Wildwood, police and added he “can’t put up with the clientele.”

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The Wildwoods remember Thomas Goslin

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:03 pm

WILDWOOD CREST — The Rev. Thomas Goslin, a retired minister with Wildwood Crest roots and international credentials, died Saturday, Sept. 13 in Modesto, Calif., where he had resided for the past few years.

Goslin, who was 92, was a long-time resident of Wildwood Crest and served on the borough’s planning board. He attended the CommunityChurch in the Crest and often preached at churches in this area.

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Eugene Taylor tapped to head Crest police

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, September 18, 2014 10:41 am

Wildwood Crest City Hall

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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