Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:14 pm
Rai Fox wrote:They must have pretty high expectations for a family coaster, if they're doing that much extra work for it. I hope it's as good as they seem to think it will be!
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:45 am
WILDWOOD — The City Commission last month approved a master plan that calls for a $64.5 million complete Boardwalk reconstruction. “The Wildwood Boardwalk is nearly 100 years old and is failing in many respects,” the plan said. The city is seeking funding from the state. The plan argues that revenue generated from tourism taxes for the state comes largely from the Boardwalk. “I pray to God, and I am hopeful that (the funding) comes to fruition because there is no way I can tax the people,” Mayor Ernie Troiano said. The city engineer has recommended a phased approach to reconstruction:
Oak Avenue to 26th Avenue: $25.5 million
Montgomery Avenue to Schellenger Avenue: $20.7 million
Cresse Avenue to Burk Avenue: $18.3 million
All infrastructure, including fiber optics, sanitary sewer and water piping, will be replaced and upgraded, the plan states. The Boardwalk would be rebuilt with a concrete understructure and hardwood decking. The project would begin in the fall if the money is available, the plan states. The city administrator met with the executive director of the Assembly majority office in December. Authorizing legislation for the money could be passed in the early part of this year, according to the plan. State Sen. Bob Andrzejczak, whose district includes Wildwood, could not be reached for comment Tuesday. If the city receives the money, it would immediately start planning reconstruction.
The city will continue its efforts to obtain money for reconstruction from other sources to alleviate the local taxpayers of this expense, the plan states. Any renovation of the Boardwalk that would enhance the tourism experience, the Greater Wildwood Chamber of Commerce is in favor of, said Tracey DuFault, the organization’s executive director. “If grant money is available out there for that, we are thrilled, thrilled, to have that come our way. It’s much needed,” DuFault said.
The Boardwalk is one of the top reasons people visit the Wildwoods, DuFault said, adding the beach is the No. 1 reason.
“We have very large investments up on the Boardwalk with the Morey organization and the piers and Splash Zone. The Boardwalk comes to life during the summer,” DuFault said. The Boardwalk needs to be taken care of, and DuFault said last week she was waiting for the final draft of the master plan to come to her. Besides spelling out the need for a complete Boardwalk reconstruction, the master plan details what the city has been doing to keep the Boardwalk usable in the meantime, including demolishing and rebuilding two ramps. Over the past three years, the city has bonded about $100,000 annually to fund major repairs, the master plan said.
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:33 am
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:59 am
Whether it's tradition that keeps you coming back or our super adorable guests of honor, Mr. and Mrs. Bunny, there is one thing that's for sure. Mariner's Pier in Wildwood, NJ will be bustling with activity from 12pm - 5pm.
Easter Sunday celebrations and activities include pictures with the Easter Bunnies from 12:00pm to 4:00pm at the Coca-Cola stage, located in front of the Giant Wheel. Children 12 years of age and younger can pick an Easter egg for a chance to win an assortment of fun prizes, ranging from stuffed animals and Curley’s Fries buckets, to one-day pier passes and water park passes. Two lucky participants will win the grand prize of a Morey’s Piers 2019 Wild Pass.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
12PM: Easter Egg Contest* will be at the front of the pier under the archway in the tent. *While eggs last.
12 PM–4PM: Break out your phone and take your picture with the Easter Bunnies at the Coca-Cola stage in front of the Ferris Wheel.
1–5PM: Strolling Entertainment
Book Breakfast with the Easter Bunny!
Enjoy a breakfast buffet with the Easter Bunny at Jumbo's Grub & Pub on Sunday, April 21. Due to limited availability and seatings, tickets must be pre-purchased in advance. Breakfast is $16.95* for adults, $12.95* for kids 10 and under, and kids 3 and under eat for FREE.
Menu to include scrambled eggs, specialty eggs with onions, red peppers, chives, Cuban Spice and melted Jack Cheese, sausage, pancakes, home fries, mini bagels, smoked salmon, assorted donuts and cereal, coffee, tea, juice and more. Alcohol and gratuity not included.
Reservations will open the week of February 25, 2019.
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:19 am
Fri Mar 01, 2019 6:25 am
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:13 am
Kw6sTheatee wrote:family creds
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:56 am
Fri Mar 01, 2019 9:43 am
Kw6sTheatee wrote:It’d satisfy my layering fetish, for one.
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:49 am