UPDATE: INVESTIGATION CONTINUES INTO STABBING

An on-going investigation is taking place involving a stabbing in Wildwood. The Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office announced that 28-year-old Frank Sola was stabbed multiple times on the 100 West block of Schellenger Ave. Police are asking anyone with information to come forward by calling 465-1135. The stabbing took place on Wednesday night around 7…

WILDWOOD CREST APPROVES 1.5-CENT TAX INCREASE

A tax increase has been adopted in Wildwood Crest. Borough Commission there passed a budget with a 1.5-cent increase. The community came in under the two-percent property tax cap. Mayor Carl Groon told Coastal Broadcasting the borough is continuing its improvement projects, but being smart with how it is done to minimize tax increases. The…

UNIONS AND COMMISSIONERS SPAR IN WILDWOOD

“The police department didn’t give a damn thing.” Those were the comments of Commissioner Al Brannen during the Wildwood Commission meeting on Wednesday night. Besides a budget being passed, the night focused on the division between the commissioners and the unions over a layoff plan that is being implemented by the city. The commission praised…

WILDWOOD APPROVES A ZERO-TAX INCREASE

Expect Wildwood to go forward with its layoff plan. City Commission approved its new budget, which includes layoffs to over 40 employees, including more than 20 in public safety. The city will not have a tax increase, but had to come with $600,000 in order to do that. The commission announced that it has had…

SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION RESULTS ANNOUNCED

The school election results are in and a handful of local communities turned down their school budget. Wildwood Crest, West Wildwood, Wildwood, Upper Township, and Sea Isle City all voted no on their school budget question. Upper T ownship voters also turned down a bond referendum for a $16 million project for work to be…

STABBING TAKES PLACE IN WILDWOOD

A stabbing is being investigated in Wildwood. A public safety official told Coastal Broadcasting that the incident took place in the area of Park Ave. and Schellenger Ave. Coastal Broadcasting has been told the victim is a male and was taken to the trauma center of AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. Wildwood Police say the man…

STATE TO CLOSE PORTION OF NINTH STREET IN OCEAN CITY

The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) today announced that 9th Street northbound will be closed between West and Bay avenues next week for roadway reconstruction work in connection with the ongoing $400 million Route 52 Causeway replacement project.  Beginning Monday morning, May 2, NJDOT will close the several-block stretch of 9th Street northbound until…