• Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD — The rooming house on Schellenger Avenue where a crossbow assault took place last week has been a problem in the neighborhood for years, officials with the city said this week.

    A Wildwood man was shot with a crossbow at The Gillmore Motel Tuesday, Aug. 5 and suffered serious leg injuries. The suspected shooter fled the scene, and has been charged with attempted murder.

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD CREST — Wildwood Crest officials are weighing opening borough hall on summer Saturdays for the convenience of summer homeowners.

    Holding a Borough Board of Commissioners meeting Saturday mornings is also being considered, Commissioner Don Cabrera said.

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD – A woman from Croydon, Pa. has been charged in the July 5 hit-and-run that left 16-year-old Cody Bregande with serious head injuries, Wildwood police announced.

    Ashley Paster, 25, has been identified as the driver of the vehicle and charged with knowingly leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident resulting in serious bodily injury, but has not yet been located.

  • Wildwood Leader

    Peter Beiling Jr. and Peter Beiling Sr. pose on top of the dog beach sculpture, which will be unveiled 11 a.m. Friday at the Poplar Avenue dog beach.WILDWOOD — Morey’s Piers is celebrating its love of dogs and public art by donating a massive sculpture for the city’s Poplar Avenue dog beach.

    The 25-foot, 5,000-pound fire hydrant sculpture is set to be unveiled Friday, Aug. 15 and recognizes Wildwood’s…

  • Sports

    NORTH WILDWOOD – Veteran rowers and past winners Darrick Kobierowski and Terry McGovern used a strong start to jump to an early lead, methodically pulled away from the rest of the field throughout the race and won the 39th annual Bud Tarbotton Memorial Around the Island Row Monday morning in dominating fashion.

    Kobierowski, a Wildwood lifeguard, and McGovern, a Wildwood Crest lifeguard, posted a winning time of 2 hours, 48 minutes, 38…

Wildwood Leader

Open Space board rejects Pacific Ave. ice rink application

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, July 17, 2014 01:24 pm

WILDWOOD — The Cape May County Open Space Board has declined Wildwood’s application to purchase a vacant lot on Pacific Avenue and develop a synthetic ice rink and a park there.

Members of the board said the decision to decline the application was unanimously voted upon at their May 29 meeting.

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West Wildwood man faces federal child porn charges

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, July 17, 2014 11:04 am

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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Crest officials’ action vague after closed session on internal affairs investigation

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, July 16, 2014 04:34 pm

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 within the Wildwood Crest Police Department.

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Promoter cancels remaining Wildwood beach concerts after complaints

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, July 16, 2014 11:35 am

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.

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Operation Whitehouse nets at least $10 million in heroin

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 15, 2014 04:10 pm

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.

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Turn Around Boutique opens on Pacific Avenue

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, July 15, 2014 12:00 am

Officials and owners cut ribbon at grand opening of Turn Around Boutique.  Officials and owners cut ribbon at grand opening of Turn Around Boutique. WILDWOOD – Owners of Pacific Avenue’s Turn Around Boutique are bringing upcycling to Wildwood.

The city’s newest boutique, located at 4805 Pacific Ave., offers shoppers the chance to purchase consigned men’s, women’s and children’s clothing as well as furniture, artwork, home décor items and collectibles.

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Alumni association gives scholarships, awards to WHS grads

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 14, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD—The Wildwood High School Alumni and Friends Association awarded six scholarships and two awards at the 108th Class Day Ceremony Monday, June 16 held in the auditorium of Wildwood High.

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North Wildwood’s credit rating raised by S&P

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, July 14, 2014 12:00 am

NORTH WILDWOOD--In a letter dated July 3, 2014, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services announced that it has raised North Wildwood’s credit rating from "A+" to "AA-.”

The S&P is one of the “big three” credit rating agencies, along with Fitch and Moody’s, the city said.

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