Wildwood boardwalk reopens after overnight state of emergency

City officials shut down the boardwalk around midnight in response to what they described as "numerous incidents of civil unrest."

News 12 Staff

May 27, 2024, 11:45 AM

Updated 17 days ago

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The boardwalk in Wildwood is now back open this morning following a state of emergency declared overnight.
City officials shut down the boardwalk around midnight in response to what they described as "numerous incidents of civil unrest."
After addressing these issues and ensuring the safety of residents and visitors, the state of emergency was lifted earlier this morning.
Mayor Ernie Troiano, Jr. stated, “Wildwood will not tolerate unruly, undisciplined, unparented children nor will we stand by while the laws of the state tie the hands of the police. We wholeheartedly support the City of Wildwood Police Department in protecting this community from these nuisance crowds on our boardwalk and in the city.”
“We had measures in place ahead of the Sunday night crowds so that the police department could take these preemptive actions should the need arise. Unfortunately, the crowds necessitated the state of emergency to which our police department and other responding departments worked together to maintain order in the city," added Steve Mikulski, Commissioner of Public Safety.


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