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    Kevin Tolan, Jr. has his father, North Wildwood Police Capt. Kevin Tolan, pin his badge.

    NORTH WILDWOOD — Eight new patrol officers joined North Wildwood’s police force Tuesday, Aug. 19, bringing the department back up to 29 full-time officers.

    Thomas Flounders, Jr., Bryan Skill, Joseph Kopetsky, Steven Ransom, Kevin Tolan, Jr., Daniel Hartman, Ryan Madden, and Kyle Zaleski were all appointed to North Wildwood’s Police Department during the City Council meeting that day.

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    But he said the city won’t move unless the whole island is on board

    WILDWOOD — Beach fees are somewhere in Wildwood’s future, but the city won’t institute them unless North Wildwood and Wildwood Crest establish the fees as well, Mayor Ernie Troiano said Wednesday.

    The comments came after resident Chris Slater asked the commission if beach fees would be moving forward. Slater supported the fees.

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    WILDWOOD — The owner of The Gillmore Motel has been charged with maintaining a nuisance after police were called there several times for reports of the sale of narcotics, police announced. 

    Police say that Robert Grimley, 43, of Palermo knowingly operated The Gillmore as a location where individuals gathered to participate in illegal activities. He was charged Thursday, Aug. 14.

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    WILDWOOD — An alleged domestic violence incident involving a shotgun led police to 322 bags of heroin seized, Wildwood police said.

    At 2:21 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16 police responded to reports that a man had been confronted by his ex-girlfriend, Shakeila Fitzpatrick, who was allegedly armed with a shotgun. Upon arrival though, Fitzpatrick had left the area.

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    David Benson/Kyle Dunbar, who appeared on seasons three and four of Spike TV’s “Ink Masters” points out some of the tattoos on his chest during the Wildwood Tattoo Beach Bash Aug. 15.WILDWOOD — Kyle Dunbar has more than 20 years’ experience as a tattoo artist and the Flint, Mich., native is best known for his two seasons on Spike TV’s reality show “Ink Masters.” Kelly…

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City looking into Wildwood school board’s lease of St. Simeon’s church

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, July 24, 2014 01:59 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD – Since 2002, as many as 130 children from Wildwood have attended public preschool and kindergarten classes at St. Simeon’s by the Sea on Central Avenue in North Wildwood each year.

But now, North Wildwood officials are looking for information about how Wildwood’s Board of Education entered into a lease there, as well as which municipality is supposed to provide safety and security plans for the building.

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Teen paranormal researchers are spirited in their pursuit

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, July 24, 2014 01:21 pm

Group leader Hailey Friedley, 21; Clay Borneman, co-founder of the Teen Paranormal Society; and members Alex Arico, 19, and Alex Weikel, 15, check the monitor, which is connected to eight night vision cameras throughout the museum. Group leader Hailey Friedley, 21; Clay Borneman, co-founder of the Teen Paranormal Society; and members Alex Arico, 19, and Alex Weikel, 15, check the monitor, which is connected to eight night vision cameras throughout the museum. WILDWOOD — “What’s your name?” Alexis Strahan, 18, calls out to no one in particular as she sits in the dark at one of the long tables in the George F. Boyer Museum. No one answers.

It’s only 6:30 p.m., so some sunlight still shines through the front windows, but all the lights are turned off. There is only the tiny red light on her tape recorder.

“Do you want to talk to us?” Strahan asks, getting no response. Then, with a hint of impatience, she asks, “Do you even know you’re dead?”

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North Wildwood Sidewalk Chalk Competition Results

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, July 24, 2014 01:12 pm

Visitors and residents showed off their skills for the Sidewalk Chalk competition presented by the North Wildwood Recreation Department on July 5.

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Man accused of breaking into vending machines

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 23, 2014 03:08 pm

WILDWOOD CREST — A Camden man has been charged with theft after he allegedly broke into several vending machines around the borough, police said.

Police say they found him with bottles, tools and a large amount of change after he fled a break-in scene.

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More names of accused released in Cape May County heroin sweep

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, July 22, 2014 04:30 pm

WILDWOOD – About 15 kilograms of heroin have been seized as a result of Cape May County’s “Operation Whitehouse” and now the county prosecutor’s office has provided the names of five more individuals arrested in the sweep.

Originally, law enforcement announced that 17 people have been arrested as a result of the raid, but only the names and charges of 11 arrested individuals had been released.

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In Another Time> Wildwood clubs booked big names to lure tourists

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Sunday, July 20, 2014 12:00 am

The year 1952 was a benchmark time for the Wildwoods and the rest of the nation. Although there were still traces of the effects of the recent war, signs emerged that a better future was in the making.

General Dwight David Eisenhower, who led the nation to victory over Germany during World War II, was elected president of the United States in November 1952 and a conflict was raging in Korea. It was to end the next year with the intervention of the new president, and the nation was to experience a period that was often referred to as the Happy Days.

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Wildwood Crest police officer honored

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, July 20, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD CREST—Wildwood Crest police Sgt. Richard D’Amico has been honored by the Gloucester County Police Academy for outstanding accomplishment at its recent supervision and leadership course. D’Amico (left), pictured with Det. William Perna of the Gloucester County Police Academy, recorded the highest score among all attendees at the course.

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State Department official visits Morey’s Piers during summer tour

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Written by Christie Rotondo Saturday, July 19, 2014 12:00 am

Robin Lerner joined internation students who work for Morey's Piers for their Robin Lerner joined internation students who work for Morey's Piers for their WILDWOOD – Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Robin Lerner included Morey’s Piers as one of her stops this summer, as she tours employers around the country who hire international students through the J-1 visa program.

Lerner oversees the J-1 program for the U.S. State Department, and works within the department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. She said Monday that she had already visited Cape Cod, Nantucket, and New York to see the cultural programming offered to the students by host employers, as well as their housing and work conditions.

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