• Wildwood Leader

    WEST WILDWOOD— A West Wildwood man was arrested by federal agents Wednesday, July 16 on charges that he received images of child sexual abuse using his cell phone.

    According to the office of U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman, Jeffrey Spicer, 44, was arrested by special agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations.

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    WILDWOOD CREST – Wildwood Crest officials took action in regards to an internal affairs investigation within the borough’s police department after a closed session at the Board of Commissioners meeting July 9, but what exactly that action is would not be confirmed by commissioners.

    A resolution authorizing Mayor Carl Groon and borough clerk Jan Holzmer to “proceed as discussed regarding a personnel matter and to execute any and all documents pertaining thereto” was unanimously passed by the Board of Commissioners after the closed session held to discuss a personnel matter in regards to the internal affairs investigation…

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    WILDWOOD – The event promoter behind the June 28 electronic dance music festival is putting his other planned concerts for Wildwood’s beach on hold until next year.

    Anthony Morrison of Beach Buddy Events, LLC says he is looking to work with Wildwood residents and the business community to ease concerns about his company’s EDM festivals and other concerts he wishes to hold in the city.

  • Wildwood Leader

    CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE – Cape May County Prosecutor Robert Taylor announced the conclusion of “Operation Whitehouse” today, saying the operation took at least $10 million in heroin and $500,000 in cocaine off county streets.

    According to a press release from Taylor, the joint operation netted 15 kilograms of heroin and two kilograms of cocaine.

    Also seized was about $225,000, believed to be the direct proceeds of heroin-related drug distribution activity in Cape May and Cumberland counties.

  • Wildwood Leader

    Bob Swartz, Wildwood's auditor, presents the budget plan to the public.Commissioners say budget focuses on public safety

    WILDWOOD — Commissioners in Wildwood adopted a budget Wednesday, July 9 that includes a 17-cent increase to the local tax rate, citing the city's recent reassessment and the need for more public safety employees as key reasons for the hike.

    At Wednesday's meeting, city hall was filled with members of the fire and police departments, as well as residents, who listened to budget presentations from the city's auditor,…

Wildwood Leader

Federal judge sends Crest termination complaint back to state court

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, June 19, 2014 01:42 pm

WILDWOOD CREST – A federal judge in New Jersey’s U.S. District Court has dismissed a lawsuit from a terminated Wildwood Crest police officer against the borough, saying the issue must first play out in New Jersey’s lower courts.

That decision came down in December, and now borough officials say the only pending legal action in the case is Wildwood Crest’s appeal of an administrate law judge’s decision to allow Tom Hunt to withdraw his case from the New Jersey Office of Administrative Law, which was made in January 2013.

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North Wildwood police blotter June 2 to 8

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, June 19, 2014 11:45 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – North Wildwood police announced that they made the following arrests from June 2 to June 8. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven.

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Prosecutor asks state Supreme Court to hear DeMarzo case

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, June 19, 2014 11:41 am

WILDWOOD – Cape May County Prosecutor Robert Taylor has petitioned New Jersey’s Supreme Court to hear the state’s case against former Wildwood Mayor Gary DeMarzo, claiming that DeMarzo committed official misconduct when he paid his lawyer’s legal fees with public funds.

DeMarzo was first indicted in November of 2011 on similar charges, which were brought again in June 2012 after the original charges were dismissed in April 2012. In June, DeMarzo was charged with official misconduct in the second and third degrees, criminal contempt and corruption of public resources.

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Weather Channel to broadcast from dog beach tomorrow

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, June 19, 2014 11:02 am

WILDWOOD—The Weather Channel will be broadcasting segments from Wildwood’s newly designated dog beach 7 to 10 a.m. tomorrow, June 20, and city officials are asking the public to come down with their four-legged friends.

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PHOTOS: Hats off to the Wildwood High Class of 2014

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Written by Jen Marra Wednesday, June 18, 2014 05:56 pm

Wildwood High School's graduated class of 2014 proudly throws their caps into the air on Pacific Avenue in front of the school after the conclusion of the 108th Commencement Ceremony Tuesday, June 17. Wildwood High School's graduated class of 2014 proudly throws their caps into the air on Pacific Avenue in front of the school after the conclusion of the 108th Commencement Ceremony Tuesday, June 17. Wildwood High School's graduated class of 2014 proudly throws their caps into the air on Pacific Avenue in front of the school after the conclusion of the 108th Commencement Ceremony Tuesday, June 17. Photos by Jen Marra

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UPDATED: Wildwood man drowns at Lake Nummy

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Written by David Benson Wednesday, June 18, 2014 11:58 am

Good Samaritan attempts rescue

DENNIS – A Wildwood man’s body was pulled from Lake Nummy in Belleplain State Forest after he drowned Tuesday, June 17, despite attempts by a good Samaritan to rescue him.

Manuel Osorio, 48, was pronounced dead at the scene by the county medical examiner after his body was recovered shortly after 8:30 p.m., said Larry Ragonese, a spokesman for the New Jersey State Park Police.

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Mayor: DEA makes drug busts in Wildwood

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, June 18, 2014 11:25 am

WILDWOOD— The DEA made several drug busts around Wildwood this morning, June 18, Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano confirmed.

For the full story, see $3.6M seized in largest Cape May County sweep

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Court upholds Wildwood’s new mercantile license regulations

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, June 17, 2014 03:55 pm

WILDWOOD – The strict changes Wildwood made to its mercantile license code this year were ruled to be valid Monday, after an Atlantic County Superior Court judge found that the city acted appropriately in carrying out its new regulations.

The decision comes after Georgia Reed, the owner of the Old San Juan Motel on Lincoln Avenue, filed a civil complaint against the city. In her complaint, she alleged that the new process to obtain a license was discriminatory.

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