• Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD — The Board of Commissioners is again seeking proposals for a bar and concerts on the city’s beach, this time for the summer of 2015.

    Wildwood commissioners voted Wednesday night to advertise for proposals for both items, which they have long hoped would bring the city additional revenue.

  • Columns

    The Mom’s Beat: Some common sense tips for parents on Halloween

    Many of the rules and traditions my husband and I follow in our house are inherited from our parents, and our rules about Halloween candy certainly follow that pattern.

    When I was a kid I darted from house to house, filling my pillowcase with candy to see how much loot I could collect in the allotted trick-or-treat time. But even amid all of the excitement, I always knew not to eat anything until my…

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD CREST — A Wildwood Crest police sergeant and retired county sheriff’s corporal rescued a local man from his burning Aster Road home Saturday morning, police announced.

    Charles Meyers, 63, of Wildwood Crest is expected to make a full recovery.

  • Wildwood Leader

    WILDWOOD CREST — Plans to equip Crest Memorial Elementary to serve as Wildwood Crest’s evacuation shelter are again on hold, Mayor Carl Groon said Wednesday.

    The borough had hoped to purchase a generator for the school this year with the help of a $75,000 FEMA grant, but now Groon says Wildwood Crest may not have the grant secured.

Wildwood Leader

Holly Beach wants to show off century-old fire truck

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Written by Christie Rotondo Saturday, September 20, 2014 12:00 am

The 1913 American LaFrance Hook and Ladder Truck was the first hook and ladder purchased by the Holly Beach Fire Company. The 1913 American LaFrance Hook and Ladder Truck was the first hook and ladder purchased by the Holly Beach Fire Company. WILDWOOD — One of the oldest reminders of the borough of Holly Beach sits covered and out of sight at the volunteer fire company on Washington and Montgomery Avenues.

But hopefully, not for much longer.

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Community bids farewell to Frank Feraco

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, September 20, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD CREST — Frank Feraco, a longtime member of the Wildwoods community, died Monday, Sept. 15. He was remembered Tuesday with a moment of silence during North Wildwood’s City Council meeting.

He was 84.

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Wildwood approves $3.3M in bonds for improvements

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Written by Christie Rotondo Friday, September 19, 2014 12:00 am

WILDWOOD — The city has appropriated about $3.3 million in bonds to be spent on improvements this year, ranging from new playground equipment to police firearms, as well as the initial funds for capping the back bay landfill. 

Several of the items in the two bond ordinances that were voted on at the Sept. 10 meeting are set to be reimbursed with money from FEMA, grant funds, or are to bring the city into compliance with state and federal regulations, chief financial officer Jeanette Powers said.

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Mystery donor pays for new science lab at Wildwood Middle School

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 19, 2014 12:00 am

Shown from left are Cierra Williams, Jack Bunker and Marlon Perez. Shown from left are Cierra Williams, Jack Bunker and Marlon Perez. WILDWOOD — The science lab at Wildwood Middle School, which was nearly a century old, has been completely renovated thanks to a $250,000 anonymous donation, city officials announced Tuesday. 

In a press release, Principal Christopher Armstrong said the donor’s kindness will be felt for years to come.

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‘Drone’ already being put to private use in Wildwoods

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Written by Christopher South Friday, September 19, 2014 12:00 am

Matt Ulmer/ Wildwood Crest resident Matt Ulmer uses his 'drone' to take promotional photos of the Wildwoods, like this one of Morey's Piers. Matt Ulmer/ Wildwood Crest resident Matt Ulmer uses his 'drone' to take promotional photos of the Wildwoods, like this one of Morey's Piers. WILDWOOD — Matt Ulmer has a little unmanned aircraft he uses to take pictures he gives to his friend to promote the Wildwoods.

“I guess they call it a drone,” Ulmer said. “I call it the endless money pit.”

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After 85 years in business, Bonelli’s to close Sunday

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, September 18, 2014 03:50 pm

WILDWOOD — Bonelli’s Market, a Pacific Avenue business since 1929, has announced it will close its doors Sunday, Sept. 21.

A manager at the store, who did not identify himself, said that the “85-year-old business has had enough” particularly with the city of Wildwood, police and added he “can’t put up with the clientele.”

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The Wildwoods remember Thomas Goslin

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Written by Jacob Schaad Jr. Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:03 pm

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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Eugene Taylor tapped to head Crest police

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Written by Christie Rotondo Thursday, September 18, 2014 10:41 am

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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