May 17, 2013 |
LOOKING FOR a change of location for this summer's fun-in-the-sun family vacation? You might want to consider Ocean City. No, not that Ocean City. We're talking Ocean City, Md. A few clicks less than 150 miles southeast of Philadelphia City Hall, this Ocean City offers the familiar - but in a somewhat different setting. Visitors from the Delaware Valley will likely find the seaside town - which, like so many Jersey Shore resorts, is on a barrier island - most similar to Wildwood.
May 17, 2013 |
THERE'S A FEELING you get, walking toward the Wildwood Boardwalk at night; an anticipation that hits you all at once when that wide, eclectic, electric expanse unfolds before you. There's nothing else quite like it in New Jersey, a tourist destination defined by first kisses, cotton candy and rock 'n' roll, muscle cars and muscle shirts, a mix of Northeast Philly, South Jersey, Quebec and everywhere in-between, all aglow in neon and wedged into...
May 3, 2013 |
COULD THE GIANT inflatable rat, a common prop at organized-labor protests, go extinct, replaced by a louder, more mobile rodent? Let's test-drive the Rat-Mobile, a new model from that old school of labor protests, Local 98 of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. Currently being test-driven around the city and soon to be deployed to protests, the Rat-Mobile is a converted minivan. John Dougherty, the union's business manager, said the conversion cost $14,000 and took three months.
March 2, 2013 |
Eddie McWade is the hardest worker Dave DeWeese has ever seen, the Wildwood Catholic boys' basketball coach said Friday night. And DeWeese said the junior guard deserves everything he gets. McWade's hard work made him the school's third junior to record his 1,000th point as he hit a foul shot with four minutes left in the Crusaders' 66-45 win over visiting Doane Academy in the South Jersey Non-Public B quarterfinals. McWade finished with 24 points, raising his career mark to 1,000.
February 27, 2013 |
The Salem girls' basketball team won its high-scoring battle with Wildwood, edging the visiting Warriors, 69-67, in a South Jersey Group 1 opening-round game in which each team had two 20-point scorers. The eighth-seeded Rams were led by junior Kayla Chapman (27 points) and Tiasia Tatum (20). For Wildwood, Leishly Reyes scored 21 and Jessica Freeman added 20. Woodbury 52, LEAP Academy Charter 23 - Woodbury senior Danesha Triplett crossed the 1,000-point mark for her career, scoring 13 points to lead the sixth-seeded Thundering Herd to victory in their first postseason game in 25-plus years.
February 15, 2013 |
WILDWOOD - Wildwood, long one of New Jersey's most popular beaches in part because it's free, will remain that way. The city commissioners have rescinded a ballot question that would have asked voters whether Wildwood should start charging a beach fee, an idea opposed by businesses. Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr. said Thursday that the city instead would start talks with Wildwood Crest and North Wildwood on the possibility of sharing services, including fire and police, lifeguarding, and beach maintenance.
January 27, 2013 |
Dvonne Trumbo and Flo DaSilva combined for 12 points in the first quarter. They were even better at the defensive end. "That was the game plan," Trumbo said of the pressure defense that sparked Bishop Eustace to a 57-40 victory over Wildwood Catholic on Saturday in the Jeff Coney Classic boys' basketball showcase at Rancocas Valley. Trumbo and DaSilva, junior guards, combined for five steals in the first quarter, setting the tone for the impressive victory for Bishop Eustace (11-3)
January 24, 2013
A New Jersey man has been arrested in the theft of four large flat-screen televisions from a Delaware County Walmart over a five-day period, police said Wednesday. Matthew Colleluori, 34, of Wildwood, was spotted by store security at the Marple store Tuesday attempting to leave with an unpaid item. He fled after a struggle with a security guard and drove off at high speed. His vehicle eventually crashed into two police cars as he tried to exit I-95 at Route 420. Empty packets of heroin were found in his car, according to court documents.
January 11, 2013 |
Stefano Okoro's coach at Gloucester High described the senior as a "program changer. " And on Thursday night, in Gloucester's 47-38 nonleague win over Cumberland, Okoro put his stamp on Lions boys' basketball history when he became the program's second all-time leading scorer. The guard/forward finished with 30 points, and his layup in the first quarter eclipsed Kevin Cunane's career mark of 1,569. Keith Gorman (1998) remains first in program history with 2,128 points. Okoro drained two three-pointers and all 10 of his free throws.