One of the best rivalries this season is between the girls’ basketball programs at Wildwood Catholic and Middle Township high schools. The Lady Crusaders got the upper hand Wednesday night, defeating Middle Township, 51-49. Gabby Turco hit the winning basket with 15 seconds to play. For more, see Brian Cunniff’s coverage on CoastSportsToday.com.
North Wildwood, Wildwood, and Wildwood Crest are collectively applying for a state grant that would finance a feasibility study into a sweeping shared services agreement that would encompass paid fire and emergency rescue services. The three communities are applying for a Challenge Grant; there is over $3 million in various grant funding in this program.
A 23 year old man from Laurel Springs, Atlantic County has been charged with luring a 12 year old child. Not many details have been released, but Henry Merton faces two counts of endangering and one count of luring in connection with an incident of a child from Egg Harbor Township.
A 65 year old Millville man was killed in a motor vehicle accident on Route 55 last Friday. State Police say Ernest Harris was driving southbound on the highway, and drove on to the grassy median before crashing into several trees. Harris was pronounced dead at the scene; no other vehicles were involved in the…
Another local pizza business has admitted to skipping out on paying taxes. NJ.com reports that Guiseppe D’Arancio and a second owner of Sal’s Ristorante and Pizzera admitted to keeping two different sets of accounting books from 2010 through 2016 and skipping out on paying nearly a half million dollars in taxes. Maximum penalties are three…
Sea Isle City Police are co-sponsoring a blood drive on Thursday. Police announced on social media that the location for the blood drive is being moved to the Sea Isle City Community Lodge due to an issue that arose at a local church. Tomorrow’s event kicks off at 1:00pm.
Middle Township will be banning vehicles from most of its bay front beaches. The Press of Atlantic City reports that the move is being made by the Township to be better stewards of the environment. Fines would be in place at $500 for a first offense, and double that amount for subsequent offenses. The beaches…
President Donald Trump was on Twitter this morning and mentioned his appearance in Wildwood last night. The President tweeted shortly after 6:30am Wednesday that there were 175,000 ticket requests for his rally at the Wildwoods Convention Center, and “Keep America Great”. He also thanked an individual on Twitter who called Trump the “Greatest President”.
Funeral services will be held tomorrow for former longtime Wildwood Fire Department Chief John D’Amico. D’Amico passed away Sunday at the age of 82. D’Amico was the chief of the Wildwood Fire Department for 13 years, and also owned the Planter Peanut Shop on the Wildwood boardwalk.
Congressman Jeff Van Drew spent about three minutes on stage during President Trump’s rally and supported the President’s mission and objectives. Van Drew appeared early in the rally, but did not introduce the President, as expected. President Trump noted Van Drew was “brave” for leaving the democratic party last year.