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Firefighters’ annual training includes slicing up cars

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Written by MICHAEL FEELY Monday, September 01, 2014 12:00 am

Firefighters practice rescue techniques for removing injured occupants after the doors and roof of a vehicle have been cut away. Firefighters practice rescue techniques for removing injured occupants after the doors and roof of a vehicle have been cut away. Fire Chief Alan Weidner, with the assistance of Training Officer Captain Tom Bordonaro, has scheduled a series of intensive training programs for Brigantine’s firefighters, including (but not limited to) Jaws of Life training for auto rescue, open-water rescue, and residence ventilation in the case of a fire. The yearly training keeps first responders current on rescue techniques.

“Training is a large part of who we are,” said Weidner.

The recently-sworn-in fire chief is Brigantine’s only Level 2 Fire Instructor and is part of Atlantic County’s Fire Academy training program.

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Democratic Club welcomes questions at meeting

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Written by Mary Ann Kozack Sunday, August 31, 2014 02:00 pm

From left are Councilman Rick DeLucry, council candidate Robert Polillo, and Council members Lisa McClay, Tony Pullella and Joe Picardi. From left are Councilman Rick DeLucry, council candidate Robert Polillo, and Council members Lisa McClay, Tony Pullella and Joe Picardi. The Democratic Club community meeting was held last Saturday featuring guest speakers Police Chief Timothy Reed and City Manager Jennifer Blumenthal. Council members Lisa McClay, Frank Kern, Joe Picardi, Tony Pullella and Rick DeLucry as well as council candidate Robert Polillo were all on hand to answer questions from the public.

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Students show project at the market

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Written by Rita Coyne Sunday, August 31, 2014 11:00 am

Rita Coyne, gifted and talented teacher, Jenna Wilkinson, Kayla Tobin, Emma Walsh, J. McNamara and Michael Lakes.  Rita Coyne, gifted and talented teacher, Jenna Wilkinson, Kayla Tobin, Emma Walsh, J. McNamara and Michael Lakes. Last year's fifth grade gifted and talented class from Brigantine North Middle School present their environmentally friendly project "T-Bagz" at the last Farmer's Market.  Pictured left to right are Rita Coyne, gifted and talented teacher, Jenna Wilkinson, Kayla Tobin, Emma Walsh, J. McNamara and Michael Lakes.  

 

Mayor, councilmen get soaked for a cause

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Written by Jim Mackey Saturday, August 30, 2014 02:00 pm

Mayor, councilmen get soaked for a cause Mayor, councilmen get soaked for a cause Jim Mayor Phil Guenther, Councilman Andy Simpson and Councilman-at Large Candidate Vince Sera get some help from Brigantine lifeguards as they take the Ice Bucket Challenge for charity.  

   

Garden Club News

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Written by Phyllis Glomb Saturday, August 30, 2014 11:00 am

Gina Bergin/ Doretta Lupinacci presented the Blue Ribbon Property Award to Presbyterian Church administrator Brenda Rupp.  Gina Bergin/ Doretta Lupinacci presented the Blue Ribbon Property Award to Presbyterian Church administrator Brenda Rupp. This week's Blue Ribbon Property Award for businesses and nonprofit organizations was presented to Pastor John Scotland and Brenda Rupp, administrator, at The Community Presbyterian Church.  Located in the center of town, this property is always a credit to the neighborhood. Congratulations!  Club and community members are still welcome to nominate a property for this award.  Call 609-266-3685, post it on our Facebook page, or place a ballot in the boxes located at City Hall and the Community Center.

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Police Blotter

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Written by Lt. Jim Bennett Friday, August 29, 2014 04:39 pm

Police Blotter Police Blotter For the two-week period ending Aug. 27, the Brigantine Police Department responded to approximately 840 calls for service, including 122 motor vehicle stops with 46 summonses issued (with two DWI arrests), seven accidents and seven domestic disputes. There were five warrant arrests.
Alexander Hraur, 52, of Yardley, Pa. was arrested Aug. 17 by Officer Lyons and charged with driving while under the influence, refusal to submit to a breath test and careless driving.
Banjira Zeigenfuse, 42, of Exton, Pa. was arrested Aug. 25 by Officer O’Donoghue and charged with driving while under the influence.

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It’s Happening in Brigantine – Events beginning Aug. 29

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 29, 2014 03:06 pm

It’s Happening in Brigantine – Events beginning Aug. 29 It’s Happening in Brigantine – Events beginning Aug. 29 Guest speaker from Israel

Temple Beth Shalom will host Professor Mark Talesnick of the Technion Institute in Israel 8:45 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29 to give the presentation "Israel: A Land Flowing with Technology and Innovation." The free lecture is open to all, and will be held after 8 p.m. Erev Shabbat services. See www.seashul.org or call the synagogue office at 609-266-0403. Temple Beth Shalom is located at 4419 W. Brigantine Ave.

Strange N.J. facts

“Tales of the Weird and Strange in New Jersey” for adults and teens will be held 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30 at the Brigantine branch of the Atlantic County Library. Topics include local landmarks, shipwrecks, the state song, and the Jersey Devil. The programs are presented by Rochelle Christopher of Victorian Vanities (not affiliated with Weird NJ). The library is located at 201 15th Street; call 609-266-0110.

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The Gold and Silver Mine – A half-dollar collection with a twist

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Written by Douglas Keefe Friday, August 29, 2014 03:03 pm

The Gold and Silver Mine – A half-dollar collection with a twist The Gold and Silver Mine – A half-dollar collection with a twist If you would like to collect something more challenging than the run-of-the-mill cents, nickels (five-cent coins) and dimes, and one that will not break your budget, I have a suggestion. My choice would be Capped Bust Half Dollars, those coins minted from 1807 until 1839. These are very attractive coins, generally can be found in high grade, and many sell for under $100 each.

The Bust Half Dollar was the highest denomination silver coin minted during their time, and generally were used in bag quantity for bank-to-bank transfers of cash.

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Letter: Mayor reaches out to Brigantine’s unemployed

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Written by Opinion Friday, August 29, 2014 02:56 pm

Letter: Mayor reaches out to Brigantine’s unemployed Letter: Mayor reaches out to Brigantine’s unemployed To the editor:

I believe a big “Thank You” is in order to Mayor Phil Guenther for, as always, showing his concern for the hundreds of Brigantine residents who will soon be unemployed.

On Monday, Aug. 13 Mayor Phil Guenther invited casino workers to a town meeting held at the Brigantine Community Center. The meeting was a gesture of goodwill and support for the soon-to-be-unemployed workers, as three Atlantic City casinos (Showboat Hotel and Casino, Revel Hotel and Casino, and Trump Plaza Hotel and Casino) are slated to close during the coming weeks.

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Dollar Tree starts construction, accepts employment applications

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Written by MICHAEL FEELY Friday, August 29, 2014 06:34 am

BRIGANTINE- As first reported by the Beachcomber back in April, general retailer Dollar Tree has started remodeling construction in the Brigantine Towne Center at the old Reynolds location.

Dollar Tree, a Fortune 500 company, based in Chesapeake, Va., reported consolidated sales of $7.84 billion in 2013.

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