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    Volunteer Nancy Viall helps bag groceries for Jessica Gregory of Wildwood at the Lazarus House food pantry. WILDWOOD — The double-wide trailer that houses the Lazarus House food pantry was bustling Monday morning with volunteers bagging canned goods, pasta, some fresh produce, and frozen chicken into brown paper bags for people who had lined up outside.

    “At the end of the month, things start to pick up,” director Frank Stone said. By that time, SNAP benefits, which are…

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    WILDWOOD – Six men were charged with various drug offenses Tuesday, Aug. 26, after Wildwood police responded to a 15-year-old girl’s report of sexual assault, police said.

    Christian Terinoni, 19, Wildwood, was charged with sexual assault with injury and endangering the welfare of a child, as well as possession of psilocybin mushrooms after the girl told police that she had been assaulted at a party at about 2:40 a.m. at 4211 Park Boulevard, Unit 100, Wildwood, according to police.

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    WILDWOOD — Children in Wildwood will go back to school Thursday, Aug. 28, and thanks to Itswell Yoga and the local community, many will have new backpacks and school supplies.

    From now through Sept. 1, the studio will collect new backpacks, crayons, markers, pencils, and folders for children at Glenwood Avenue Elementary School.

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    WILDWOOD — The bike path in Wildwood Crest is one of the most popular attractions on the island. In North Wildwood, bikers can ride from 3rd Avenue to 15th Avenue along a beach path. But Wildwood only has its boardwalk, and cyclists have to get off by noon.

    That may change though, as the city has agreed to submit an application to the Cape May County Open Space Board to help fund the creation of beach bike path in Wildwood.

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    Mayor Ernie Troiano, Jr. stands with Tom Kinnemand, a former newspaper photographer in Cape May County, as they look over Kinnemand’s photographs.

    WILDWOOD —  The smell of bread baking in Mariner’s Italian Bakery. The fires that spread across the island’s homes during the storm of ’62.  And when the HofBrau Hotel booked Bill Haley and the Comets for the first time.

    These were just a few of the memories five Wildwood locals reminisced about Tuesday,…

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PHOTOS: 105 annual Wildwoods Baby Parade

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Written by Jen Marra Thursday, July 31, 2014 10:14 am

Children make their debut for the 105th annual Wildwoods Baby Parade Wednesday, July 30 in decorated wagons and strollers. The parade started in front of the Wildwoods Convention Center and finished at 16th Street in North Wildwood. Photos by Jen Marra. 

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Bomb threat reported at Wildwood 7-Eleven

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, July 30, 2014 02:15 pm

WILDWOOD — Police have confirmed an active bomb threat at the 7-Eleven in Wildwood. 

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Crest police revive local woman from drug overdose

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, July 30, 2014 10:08 am

WILDWOOD CREST – Police were able to revive a 47-year-old Wildwood Crest woman who was overdosing on heroin with Narcan early Tuesday morning, the department announced.

Police were called to a residence in the 6200 block Park Boulevard residence around 3:30 a.m. for a report of a woman unconscious and unresponsive. Sgt. Robert Lloyd and Cpl. Michael Hebert arrived and discovered that the woman had ingested five to seven bags of heroin before they arrived, according to police.

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Wildwood could again consider beach fees, says mayor

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, July 29, 2014 02:59 pm

WILDWOOD — Wildwood officials could again weigh implementing beach fees in the city, and possibly put the issue on the ballot in November, Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr. said Tuesday.

But, he stressed that the plans are far from definite.

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Two women arrested with 300 bags of heroin in Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 29, 2014 12:09 pm

WILDWOOD – Two Rio Grande women were arrested Monday, July 28, and charged with distributing heroin throughout the northern neighborhoods of the City of Wildwood, police announced.

Elizabeth Singh and Heather Fowler, both 36, were charged with possession of heroin and possession with the intent to distribute after police searched their vehicle and found 300 individual bags of heroin prepackaged for street sale around 8:30 p.m., according to a release. Police said the heroin had a street value of about $3,000.

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New Jersey ranks high in water quality, but some beaches are a concern

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, July 28, 2014 01:46 pm

beach The Natural Resource Defense Council has determined that New Jersey has the third best beach water quality in the United States, out of the 30 states where samples were collected and tested.

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County wants right on red banned at Rio Grande Ave

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, July 28, 2014 11:33 am

Wildwood commissioners say no, cite traffic nightmare

WILDWOOD— Wildwood’s commissioners unanimously voted against a resolution Wednesday that would have made turning right on red at the intersection of Rio Grande and New Jersey avenues illegal.

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17 was the key number at Miss North Wildwood event

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Sunday, July 27, 2014 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD — A record-setting 17 contestants participated in the 17th annual Miss North Wildwood pageant. The winners were announced at a ceremony on Thursday, July 17, and the new Miss North Wildwood is a 17-year-old student at Wildwood Catholic High School.

Maegan Elisabeth Sharkey, who resides on Seventh Avenue in North Wildwood, will represent the city in parades and other special events during the year. She is a pianist and dancer and has served as president of the National Honor Society.

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