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Wildwood man arrested after punching Lower cop

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, April 17, 2014 03:49 pm

WILDWOOD—A 21-year-old Wildwood man was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly punching a Lower Township police officer in the face, police said.

Special Officer James Collins was called to the 300 block of Destoto Avenue in the Villas section of Lower Township in response to a call about a disorderly subject. When Collins arrived, Alexander Vosper of Susquehanna Avenue in Wildwood, was having a verbal altercation with an unidentified man at the scene, police said.

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Wildwood family produces third valedictorian

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 16, 2014 05:10 pm

Submitted/Wildwood High School Class of 2014 Shelby Thornton is first in her class, and the third member of her family to be WHS’s valedictorian. Submitted/Wildwood High School Class of 2014 Shelby Thornton is first in her class, and the third member of her family to be WHS’s valedictorian. WILDWOOD – When it comes to smarts, it’s all in the family for Wildwood High School Class of 2014 valedictorian Shelby Thornton.

When Shelby, 17, steps to the podium to deliver her address to her fellow graduating seniors, she will be the third member of her family to be named valedictorian at Wildwood High. Her older sister Kirby Thornton and her grandmother Lola Borden (nee Peard) were also valedictorians.

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Wildwood wants landlords to be wary of troublesome tenants

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Written by Christie Rotondo Wednesday, April 16, 2014 05:06 pm

WILDWOOD – In the process of working to clean up rowdy and unkempt rental properties in the city, Wildwood commissioners are finding landlords aren’t necessarily the root of the problem. In many cases, it’s who they are renting to.

That was the theme of a special meeting the Board of Commissioners held April 11 when they heard from several landlords looking to keep their mercantile license for the 2014 renting season.

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Police seek five suspected in Wildwood boardwalk assault

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, April 16, 2014 10:06 am

Wildwood Police/ Police are looking to identify these individuals, who they suspect assaulted a man on the boardwalk Saturday. Wildwood Police/ Police are looking to identify these individuals, who they suspect assaulted a man on the boardwalk Saturday.

WILDWOOD – Wildwood police are seeking the public’s help in identifying five individuals they suspect assaulted and robbed a 19-year-old man on the boardwalk Saturday, April 12.

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UPDATED: GWTIDA, Wildwood come to agreement on beach event fees

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Written by Christie Rotondo Tuesday, April 15, 2014 01:48 pm

A vote to rescind fees to be held April 23

WILDWOOD— After a war of words between  Morey's Piers and Mayor Ernie Troiano, Jr., GWTIDA announced Tuesday that an agreement had been reached between the authority and city that would keep key events on Wildwood’s beaches.

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Wildwood commissioners to talk beach events April 16

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, April 15, 2014 12:19 pm

WILDWOOD—An agenda for a special meeting of the Wildwood Board of Commissioners Wednesday states that the governing body will meet behind closed doors to discuss beach event fees, but officials do not intend to hold a vote to possibly rescind them until their regular meeting April 23. 

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Wildwood mayor pens response to Morey’s Piers

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, April 14, 2014 05:38 pm

Local businesses say moving events would cause ‘economic disaster’

WILDWOOD—Wildwood Mayor Ernie Troiano has fired back a response to the letter Will Morey penned this past weekend in regards to Wildwood’s beach event fees. 

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Hundreds of bags of heroin seized in Wildwood

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 14, 2014 03:40 pm

WILDWOOD – More than 900 bags of heroin were seized from a Wildwood home, and four men arrested after the SWAT team executed a warrant on the 4300 block of Arctic Avenue on Friday, April 11, according to the Cape May County Prosecutors office.

Eduardo Arroyo, 30, Luis Santiago, 30, Roy Perez-Heredia, 22, and Joshua Natal, 20, were charged with possession of heroin with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute and possession of marijuana, according to a press release from the prosecutor’s office.

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UPDATE: Fire at Wildwood's Marvis Diner under control

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, April 14, 2014 02:51 pm

Photo by Christie Rotondo/ Wildwood firefighters quickly put out a fire at Marvis Diner Monday.   Photo by Christie Rotondo/ Wildwood firefighters quickly put out a fire at Marvis Diner Monday.

WILDWOOD-- A small fire that started in the trash at Wildwood's Marvis Diner was quickly brought under control the afternoon of Monday, April 14.

Fire Chief Chris D'Amico said the cause of the fire appears to be accidental and that there were no injuries.

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Wildwood approves contract for beach bar

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Written by Christie Rotondo Monday, April 14, 2014 01:25 pm

Operators still waiting for ABC approval

WILDWOOD – Wildwood’s beach bar is one step closer to opening this summer, now that the Board of Commissioners voted Friday, April 11 to award Beach Buddy, LLC a contract to operate on the city’s beach.

In February, the commissioners accepted the proposal from the group of Philadelphia club and night club owners, but did not award the contract. During the commissioners’ regular meeting on April 9, a resolution to award the contract was moved to a closed-door executive session.

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