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    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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    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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    NORTH WILDWOOD — City Council took the initial step to repeal North Wildwood’s curfew Tuesday, Sept. 16, citing that judges around the state have found similar curfews to be unconstitutional.

    “Curfew ordinances end up being almost as difficult to enforce and as likely to be unconstitutional as loitering ordinances,” William Kauffman, the city’s attorney said. 

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    WILDWOOD — The Williamstown Fire Company may face discipline after a photo of a lewd banner that was hung under the company’s sign at the Firemen’s Convention appeared on social media this week, NJ.com reports.

    The sign reportedly read “Show us your t----” and was hung under the company’s official banner on a balcony railing in Wildwood.

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    WILDWOOD — The owner of Oxygen Tattoo on the Wildwoods Boardwalk has been accused of selling synthetic marijuana in the store, the county prosecutor’s office announced.

    According to a press release dated Friday, Sept. 12, David Zarfati, 41 of Cape May Court House, faces three separate drug charges after a search warrant was carried out at the business, located on the 3200 block of the boardwalk.

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Police arrest mother after 3-year-old wanders off in Wildwood Crest

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 22, 2014 03:44 pm

WILDWOOD CREST — A Warminster, Pa. woman was arrested Thursday evening on child endangerment charges after her 3-year-old was allegedly “wandering on the sidewalk without supervision,” Wildwood Crest police said.

Police said that they were called to 6500 Ocean Ave. at 5:57 p.m. when a group of concerned citizens found the child.

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Crest police arrest man wanted for grand theft larceny

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 22, 2014 12:39 pm

WILDWOOD CREST — Wildwood Crest police arrested a man wanted out of Pennsylvania and Florida for grand theft larceny at 3:15 p.m. Aug. 18, the department announced.

Special Officer Cole Gasperini stopped a motor vehicle on Pacific Avenue, and learned that the vehicle’s driver, David Shaw of Brookhaven, Pa., was a fugitive from justice.

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North Wildwood Police Blotter Aug. 4 to Aug. 10

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 22, 2014 10:19 am

NORTH WILDWOOD – North Wildwood police announced that they made the following arrests from Aug. 4 to Aug. 10. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven.

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Wildwood beachgoers can help Make a Wish Foundation

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 21, 2014 03:00 pm

Martin Kozack sings on the beach at Leaming Avenue. During his sets on Monday and Friday afternoons, all the tips given will be donated to the Make a Wish Foundation. Martin Kozack sings on the beach at Leaming Avenue. During his sets on Monday and Friday afternoons, all the tips given will be donated to the Make a Wish Foundation. WILDWOOD –   Visitors to Wildwood’s Leaming and Rio Grande Avenue beaches on Mondays and Fridays will be able to support the Make a Wish Foundation by purchasing Pepsi products at the two food concession stands there.

From noon to 3 p.m. every Monday and Friday proceeds from all Pepsi products purchased at both Marriner’s Tiki Hut concession locations will be donated to the foundation, as well as the tips made during a set played by musicians Martin Kozack and Judy Frame.

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Referendum on Wildwood's cap bank won’t be held, despite Watchdog petition

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, August 21, 2014 02:46 pm

WILDWOOD — A petition circulated by a citizens group against an ordinance connected to the municipal budget was turned in to City Hall last month, but the Board of Commissioners simply voted to file it during the Aug. 13 meeting.

The Wildwood Watchdog group collected signatures against the city’s ordinance to establish a cap bank — a routine ordinance passed by municipalities around New Jersey — in what members described as an effort to stall the city’s municipal budget and bring the spending plan before voters.

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Eight new officers join North Wildwood Police

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, August 20, 2014 10:06 am

Kevin Tolan, Jr. has his father, North Wildwood Police Capt. Kevin Tolan, pin his badge. 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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Troiano: Wildwood may study beach fees

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, August 20, 2014 09:54 am

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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Letter: City should get its act together about bikes, development

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Written by Opinion Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

The latest article about biking hours on the boardwalk is interesting. As avid bikers and property owners in Wildwood, we enjoy bike riding on the boardwalk whenever possible. However, the last two summers we pretty much had to stop riding there after about 9 a.m. because there was too much congestion — both other bikers and people walking. It just was neither safe nor enjoyable.

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