• Wildwood Leader

    Borough looks for a brand that ‘speaks to who we are’

    WILDWOOD CREST — The borough’s official seal features the brigantine Nancy, a sailing ship that carried gunpowder and arms for the Americans during the Revolutionary War, and was the center of the Battle of Turtle Gut Inlet- Cape May County’s only Revolutionary War battle.

    But, that’s a little-known history, particularly to the visitors of Wildwood Crest.

  • Wildwood Leader

    North Wildwood firefighters salute as the “flag to remember” is raised to half mast. NORTH WILDWOOD — Schoolchildren, local officials, and members of the community gathered in front of North Wildwood’s 15th Street Fire Station at 8:46 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, the exact time hijackers crashed a plane into the North Tower of the World Trade Center 13 years ago. 

    The solemn ceremony focused on remembering the almost 3,000 Americans who were killed that day in attacks on the World Trade Center…

  • Wildwood Leader

    He says he was brought in to clean up troubled motel after crossbow attack

    WILDWOOD — A property management company owned by Wildwood’s former mayor has been hired to help oversee security and maintenance changes at The Gillmore Motel, which was considered one of the most problematic properties in the city by police and code enforcement officials.

    Gary DeMarzo, who owns SunQuest Property Services, said his company was brought in about three weeks ago as a consultant at The Gillmore by its owner, Palermo resident Robert Grimley.

  • Wildwood Leader

    Commissioner Tony Leonetti, Wildwood Catholic Athletic Director Sal Zuccarello, and Chris Fox, Wildwood administrator, pose together with one of the donated AEDs. WILDWOOD — Eight years after an 11-year-old North Jersey girl died of sudden cardiac arrest at cheerleading practice, a new law requiring schools to provide access to defibrillators at athletic events and team practices went into effect Sept. 1.

    To help the island’s schools comply with the new law, the city…

  • Politics

    Challenger calls for jobs, while incumbent points to constituent work  

    Bill Hughes Jr., left, says jobs should be priority for the district, while U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo says voters already know him well. For the first time since his election representing New Jersey’s sprawling 2nd Congressional District two decades ago, U.S. Rep. Frank LoBiondo faces a candidate known from Pennsville to Ocean City, from Hammonton to Cape May.

Wildwood Leader

UPDATED: After crossbow attack, officials say it’s time to shut down rooming house

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, August 13, 2014 09:55 am

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.

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Crest mulling Saturday government hours for summer homeowners

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, August 13, 2014 12:00 am

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.

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North Wildwood police blotter July 28- Aug. 3

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, August 12, 2014 03:00 pm

NORTH WILDWOOD – North Wildwood police announced that they made the following arrests from July 28 – Aug. 3. Those charged are considered innocent unless guilt is proven.

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Lights go out at Morey’s Piers

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, August 12, 2014 11:23 am

NORTH WILDWOOD — A power surge caused a section of Morey’s Surfside Pier to go dark 9:18 p.m. Monday night, according to the amusement company.

About 14 rides had to be evacuated as a result of the outage, including The Great Nor’easter, a looping roller coaster on Surfside Pier. Other “moderate thrill rides” also had to be evacuated, according to officials with Morey’s Piers.

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Driver in Wildwood July 5 hit-and-run identified

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, August 11, 2014 01:07 pm

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.

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Dog beach sculpture to be unveiled Friday in Wildwood

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, August 11, 2014 12:12 pm

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. 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 three fire departments: the Wildwood City Fire Department, Holly Beach Volunteer Fire Company, and Wildwood Fire Company No. 1, which is also volunteer.

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Celebration illuminates history of Hereford Inlet Lighthouse

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, August 08, 2014 03:43 pm

The Hereford Inlet Lighthouse was restored in the early 1980s, then opened to the public. The Hereford Inlet Lighthouse was restored in the early 1980s, then opened to the public. NORTH WILDWOOD — North Wildwood celebrated 225 years of maritime heritage Thursday on the grounds of the Hereford Inlet Lighthouse.

In honor of National Lighthouse Day, local officials spoke about the history of Hereford Inlet and how today, Cape May County’s lighthouses are a boon to the local tourism economy.

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UPDATED: 11-year-old airlifted after arcade game falls on her at Wildwood Crest hotel

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 08, 2014 08:23 am

WILDWOOD CREST — An 11-year-old who suffered head injuries after an arcade game at the Bal Harbour Hotel fell on top of her around 10:30 p.m. Thursday night was set to be released from the hospital Friday, Lt. Joseph McGrath of the Wildwood Crest Police Department said. 

The girl had been airlifted to DuPoint Children’s Hospital in Wilmington, Del., for treatment.

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