Saturday, March 6, 2010

Locals continue to contest "flawed" survey

The results of last month's survey by New Jersey Magazine - which ranked Wildwood as the worst of the state's 566 municipalities to live in - continues to be scrutinized by local residents and officials.

Of equal concern were the low rankings of North Wildwood (479) and Wildwood Crest (482).

In an in-depth article in today's Cape May County Herald, staff writer Joe Hart explores the possibility of an anti-CMC bias. Included are quotes from North Wildwood councilman Bob Maschio, who makes the argument that crime rate statistics - one of the criteria on which the survey was based - get skewered in the case of summer resort towns with "tourism economies."

Patrick Murray, director of the Monmouth University Polling Institute, agrees that prorated crime rate figures factored in the Wildwoods scoring so low in the survey.

To read the article, click HERE.

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