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'Dancing with Dolphins' event is MMSC's signature fundraiser

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Written by Brian Husta Friday, August 22, 2014 09:00 am

mmsc mmsc BRIGANTINE - The private, nonprofit Marine Mammal Stranding Center is the only organization in the State of New Jersey authorized to rescue and rehabilitate stranded marine mammals and sea turtles. Since its founding in 1978, it has cared for more than 4,000 animals, including whales, dolphins, seals and sea turtles. The center’s work has been supported by donations, grants, memberships and the museum gift shop to raise funds. However with no permanent funding in place, donations are needed now more than ever to keep this vital service available.

In an effort to continue the work that they do, the center has stepped up fundraising events to raise needed resources. One of the larger fundraising efforts to benefit the center will be held Sunday, Oct. 5: the MMSC’s third annual “Dancing with Dolphins” event.

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Council introduces $12 million bond ordinance

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Written by Michael Feely Thursday, August 21, 2014 08:00 pm

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An ordinance (13-2014) was introduced at this week’s city council meeting which will allow the city to issue bonds or notes as the city continues to address Sandy damage and flood mitigation. If approved, the ordinance will allow the city to borrow $12 million for a variety of needs.

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Property tax bills, valuation addressed at council meeting

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Written by Michael Feely Thursday, August 21, 2014 05:00 pm

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George D’Angelo of Vital Communications was on hand at this week’s council meeting to address questions and complaints regarding the recent 2014 property tax bills that, in some cases, have surprised property owners.

The recent revaluation undertaken by the city formalized the recent drop in property values caused by a recessive economy.

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Brigantine schools open Sept. 3

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 21, 2014 02:00 pm

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Opening day for local students in grades K-8 will be Wednesday, Sept. 3. The Early Childhood Program will begin Thursday, Sept. 4.

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Civil discourse at meetings is needed

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Written by Anne Phillips Wednesday, August 20, 2014 12:00 pm

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To the editor:

At its last meeting, city council passed a resolution setting rules for public comment at its meetings. Because this is an important and controversial vote we believe it appropriate to share with taxpayers our opinion about council’s decision.

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Council, residents weigh in on public comment issue

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, August 15, 2014 12:00 am

Brigantine Brigantine  BRIGANTINE - An amended resolution dealing with how City Council interacts with the public during meetings, proposed by Councilman Rick DeLucry and passed on Aug. 6, has quickly become the city’s current lightning rod for heated opinions.

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Elks' Bayfest 2014 just one week away

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Written by Brian Husta Thursday, August 14, 2014 07:00 pm

BRIGANTINE - The end of summer blues may be kicking in as August is almost through, with beautiful beach days already dwindling and school right around the corner, but luckily the end of August also brings the highly awaited annual Bayfest.

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City meets with 9 potential candidates to lease The Links

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Written by Michael Feely Thursday, August 14, 2014 04:00 pm

Matthew Galvin, city consultant from Morningstar Golf and Hospitality, presents the particulars of the city’s RFP Aug. 20 to possible candidates for leasing The Links golf course. Matthew Galvin, city consultant from Morningstar Golf and Hospitality, presents the particulars of the city’s RFP Aug. 20 to possible candidates for leasing The Links golf course. BRIGANTINE - The city held a mandatory pre-bid conference with nine possible candidates Wednesday morning, Aug. 20 at The Links clubhouse at the Brigantine Beach Golf Course.

The municipal course, originally purchased by the city in 2002, suffered a significant loss in revenue in 2013, mostly based on the impact of Superstorm Sandy. This contributed to a tax increase for local property owners.

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Residents voted in Democrats for a reason

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Written by Jack Heil Thursday, August 14, 2014 03:00 pm

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To the editor:

A recent ad by the Brigantine Republican Club (which can be viewed on their Facebook page) had a picture of three monkeys. There are a lot of people in Brigantine that have minds of their own. They know who has caused all the problems here in Brigantine over the past 24 years that Phil Guenther has been mayor.

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Tyranny isn’t what complainers think it is

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Written by Conrad Weiler Thursday, August 14, 2014 02:00 pm

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To the editor:

Last Wednesday’s council meeting featured much complaining about tyranny, loss of representative government, and freedom of speech because of rules adopted by Council to try to make meetings shorter and more orderly.

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