NORTH WILDWOOD — Mayor William Henfey remained hospitalized Thursday, but city officials did not comment further on his condition.

According to the city’s website, “Henfey is currently being hospitalized for medical treatment, while undergoing further tests. The mayor has maintained contact with council and city officials regarding the conduct of on-going city business.”

In an email, City Clerk Scott Jett wrote that the mayor’s family asked no other details be given out to the public at the moment.

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During Wildwood’s Wednesday night City Commission meeting Mayor Ernie Troiano Jr. mentioned Henfey and his hope that the mayor would soon return to work.

Troiano said he wanted “to wish Mayor Bill Henfey a speedy recovery.”

In January, Henfey announced he would not seek re-election when his term expires at the end of this year.

Henfey, 63, is a Republican and was first sworn in as a City Council member in 1994 and spent 12 years as a councilman at-large. He then became mayor and the end of this year will complete eight years in the mayor's office.

"I just feel as though it's time, time for me to do something different," Henfey said in Janury of his decision.

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Senior copy editor for the Press of Atlantic City. Have worked as a reporter, copy editor and news editor with the paper since 1985. A graduate of the University of Delaware.

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