Wildwood Leader

Legislators seek state help for Marina Bay Towers

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 29, 2014 03:54 pm

TRENTON – Senator Jeff Van Drew and Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak today asked the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) to hold the owner of the Marina Bay Towers in North Wildwood accountable for ensuring a safe and healthy environment for its residents.  

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Alumni raise funds to rehab press box

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, December 26, 2014 05:43 am

Jerry Rosenberg, left, and David Thompson are working to rehabilitate the Warrior Nation press box at Wildwood High School. 
Jerry Rosenberg, left, and David Thompson are working to rehabilitate the Warrior Nation press box at Wildwood High School. WILDWOOD – Two members of Wildwood High School’s Class of 1975 have taken it upon themselves to make sure the press box of the Warrior Nation is in top condition. They’re doing it in memory of their late classmates who played sports for Wildwood High School at Maxwell Field.

“We had some classmates pass away the past couple of years,” said David Thompson. “We wanted to honor them.” 

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Lake Avenue water/sewer improvements

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 25, 2014 06:12 pm

WILDWOOD — On Dec. 17, The Wildwood Board of Commissioners accepted the bid of Perna Finnigan, Inc., for a water and sewer improvement project, in the amount of $684,653. Lake Avenue runs along the back bay up to Rio Grande Avenue, often the site of high tide flooding. The city has been working with the county on plans to reconstruct a portion of the road in order to alleviate road flooding problems.

Also at the meeting, the commissioners voted to authorize Dec. 26 a city holiday in accordance with the Federal Executive Order.

 

Fire truck being sold

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 25, 2014 06:00 pm

WILDWOOD — The city has entered into an agreement with Fire Line Equipment of East Earl, Pa., to sell a 2001 E-One Quint fire truck. The city purchased a new fire truck this year and is seeking to make back a portion of the purchase price by selling the old truck. 

“The truck has a very good shelf life,” Mayor Ernie Troiano said. “We may already have somebody interested in it.”

   

NWW OKs bond to repay liens on Marina Bay Towers

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, December 24, 2014 10:40 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – North Wildwood City Council passed a bond ordinance, Dec. 16, to fund the repayment of tax liens a judge determined to be invalid.

North Wildwood began placing liens on Marina Bay Towers and the associated Beach Creek Marina about 15 years ago, and has been in litigation with the business for about 10 years.

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Wildwood settles contracts with FOP, senior officers

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, December 24, 2014 04:06 am

WILDWOOD – The Board of Commissioners took a 15-minute recess at a Dec. 17 special meeting to clarify that a state healthcare provision was included in both the FOP and Superior Officers contracts.

Both contracts were approved by the Board of Commissioners after the break.

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Holiday rhythms and rhymes

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, December 24, 2014 12:00 am

Fourth grader Zyahquwed Dixon has a solo performance as he and his classmates sing a hip hop version of Jingle Bells during the Glenwood Avenue Elementary School Jingle Bells Extravaganza Friday, Dec. 19, in the Wildwood High School Auditorium.
Fourth grader Zyahquwed Dixon has a solo performance as he and his classmates sing a hip hop version of Jingle Bells during the Glenwood Avenue Elementary School Jingle Bells Extravaganza Friday, Dec. 19, in the Wildwood High School Auditorium. Fourth grader Zyahquwed Dixon has a solo performance as he and his classmates sing a hip hop version of Jingle Bells during the Glenwood Avenue Elementary School Jingle Bells Extravaganza Friday, Dec. 19, in the Wildwood High School Auditorium. photos by Jen Marra

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Wildwood selling municipal parking lot

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Written by Christopher South Wednesday, December 24, 2014 12:00 am

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 – In a 2-to-1 vote, the Board of Commissioners approved a resolution to sell what Mayor Ernie Troiano described as a “one-time very valuable parking facility for the bar area.”

Commissioner Pete Byron voted against the sale of the property, believing it can be valuable again. 

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Zippy’s Bike Shop owner urges bike safety, security

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Written by Christopher South Tuesday, December 23, 2014 04:00 pm

WILDWOOD – Scott Chambers, owner of Zippy’s Bike Shop, said when people buy a new bike they should take steps to protect themselves and their bikes.

State law requires bike riders under 17 to wear a helmet, and safety experts recommended all bike riders wear one. State law also requires bikes to be outfitted with a white light in front, a red light in the back, and a sound making device, like a horn or a bell. Chambers said local police have been stopping bike riders without lights. Representatives from the North Wildwood and Wildwood Police Departments confirmed they will stop bike riders without lights, and they are subject to a $46 ticket, but they say they are mainly interested in seeing bike riders at night being safe.

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Cape Trinity students participate in Christmas concerts

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Written by Christopher South Tuesday, December 23, 2014 01:40 pm

The full Cape Trinity Catholic School choir under the direction of Joanne Spiewak (kneeling) during their performance at St. Ann’s Church, Dec. 17.
The full Cape Trinity Catholic School choir under the direction of Joanne Spiewak (kneeling) during their performance at St. Ann’s Church, Dec. 17. Cape Trinity students participate in Christmas concerts WILDWOOD – About 215 students from Cape Trinity Catholic will participate in a repeat performance of their 2104 Christmas concert at the Church of the Assumption, 7100 Seaview Ave., Wildwood Crest on Christmas Eve.

The same group of students performed on Dec. 17 at the St. Ann Church in Wildwood.

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Officers and firefighters working together to help a family in need

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, December 23, 2014 12:13 pm

Officers and firefighters from North Wildwood Police and Fire Departments are working together to help a family in need this Christmas season through the Adopt-A-Family program, according to the North Wildwood Police Department. Officers and firefighters from North Wildwood Police and Fire Departments are working together to help a family in need this Christmas season through the Adopt-A-Family program, according to the North Wildwood Police Department.

Officers and firefighters from North Wildwood Police and Fire Departments are working together to help a family in need this Christmas season through the Adopt-A-Family program, according to the North Wildwood Police Department.

 

Three Cardinal Road homes celebrate Christmas birthdays

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Written by Christopher South Tuesday, December 23, 2014 06:35 am

x x WILDWOOD CREST – Three homes in a row on Cardinal Road have been called home by people born on Christmas Day.

According to Carol Sawyer, who lives at 107 Cardinal Road, her neighbor George Jackson was born and raised at 105 Cardinal Road, and her friend and former coworker Natalie Carfagno lives at 111 Cardinal Road. The properties are contiguous, Sawyer said.

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Van Drew believes some tax money will return to UEZs

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Written by Christopher South Monday, December 22, 2014 02:23 pm

TRENTON – State Sen. Jeff Van Drew believes a bill he sponsored with Senators Nicholas J. Sacco M. Teresa Ruiz to stop what he described as the raiding of millions of dollars in Urban Enterprise Zone money would get Gov. Chris Christie’s signature.

According to Van Drew, the bill has passed both houses of the state Legislature, including a companion bill sponsored by Assemblyman Bob Andrzejczak.

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In Another Time: In many guises, Santa has brought cheer for years

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Friday, December 19, 2014 03:54 am

in another time He was a fat Santa Claus; fatter than most, I recall, as he huffed and puffed ashore at this shopping mall in Hawaii.  They had discharged him from a lifeguard’s rowboat in the huge Pacific Ocean not too far from land and he carried a heavy bag presumably filled with merchandise available for purchase.

With no reindeer in sight, this Santa waded through the surf to be greeted on the beach by hundreds of Hawaiian kids, some of whom, as part of the entertainment,   were to show him how well they could hula.  Santa, obviously not a hula candidate, dropped his bag on the beach as droves of kids approached him, and took a deep breath and said to me, “I’ve got to go to Weight Watchers.”

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