Brigantine Beachcomber

Stripers all over lured by eels

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 31, 2014 10:30 am

Eli with his 43-pound trophy out of Bayside. Eli with his 43-pound trophy out of Bayside. Cathy from Bayside reports plenty of striper action this week all over. Wayne Crawley has been throwing a Hopkins and catching keeper bass. Bill Fischer prefers eels at night under the bridge and came up with a nice 47-inch striper. Eels are working during the day too in the back drifting. The big fish of the week was of course Eli's 43-pound trophy caught out front fishing with Mark Hansen on the Treemendous using Bayside's fresh bunker. Mark is always on the fish.

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Lt. Governor visits Brigantine, announces grant aid on anniversary of Hurricane Sandy

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, October 31, 2014 08:31 am

New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno speaks.  Behind her are DEP Deputy Commissioner David Glass, left, and Brigantine Mayor Phil Guenther. New Jersey Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno speaks. Behind her are DEP Deputy Commissioner David Glass, left, and Brigantine Mayor Phil Guenther. BRIGANTINE–Two years after Hurricane Sandy visited the island of Brigantine, the state’s lieutenant governor, Kim Guadagno, visited homeowner Kevin McCarty at his newly elevated residence on Lafayette Boulevard Wednesday, Oct. 29.

The visit was part of a state initiative that had Gov. Chris Christie, his wife and the Lt. Gov. visiting areas that suffered the most damage.

Guadagno used the visit to announce that New Jersey has surpassed the 1,000-mark for grants approved under the Department of Environmental Protection's Hazard Mitigation Grant elevation program.

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Candidates forum standing room only

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, October 31, 2014 08:18 am

BRIGANTINE–The Senior Dining Room at the Brigantine Beach Community Center was packed this past Saturday morning as the Brigantine Taxpayers Association hosted municipal candidates forum moderated by the New Jersey League of Women Voters. Ed Gracely of Sicklerville was the moderator and he kept a tight rein on the candidates as well as the audience. 

It was standing room only for the 90 minute forum. For the most part the questions dealt with specific issues that those attending wanted to hear the answers from the candidates. 

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Candidates present platforms for Tuesday’s election

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, October 31, 2014 08:05 am

Candidates present platforms for Tuesday’s election Candidates present platforms for Tuesday’s election BRIGANTINE-The Beachcomber News asked candidates for mayor and councilman-at-large to provide 300-word statements summarizing platforms and reasons why Brigantine voters should vote for them.

Candidates are listed alphabetically by last name. First are mayoral candidates, and then by councilman-at-large.                    

PHIILIP GUENTHER – Republican candidate for mayor

It has been one of the greatest honors of my life to serve as mayor of Brigantine for over 20 years: I am humbled by your support, and I am inspired by the many passionate, talented community-minded volunteers and city employees who have worked with me to overcome a myriad of challenges and create our great quality of life.  

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Brigantine Presbyterian Church’s Halloween Hayride

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Written by Keri O’Connor Friday, October 31, 2014 03:56 am

The Brigantine Presbyterian Church’s Halloween Hayride was held on Sunday, Oct. 25 where members of the Junior and Senior Crossroads Youth Group entertained the hayriders with skits from popular children’s movies.

By Keri O’Connor, Staff Photographer

“The Incredibles” “The Incredibles”

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Halloween Costume Storytime

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 30, 2014 11:00 pm

The Brigantine branch of the Atlantic County Library System offered two sessions of Halloween Costume Storytime with Miss Bonnie on Friday, Oct. 24.

Submitted by Bev Bird, Community Relations Manager

The Wicked Witch, a.k.a. 4-year-old Anna Murray of Brigantine, shows off her ruby slippers. The Wicked Witch, a.k.a. 4-year-old Anna Murray of Brigantine, shows off her ruby slippers.

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Alekna Named November Artist of the Month

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 30, 2014 09:03 pm

BRIGANTINE - Emma Jewelry has been selected to display her custom jewelry this month at the Brigantine Community Center. Ethel Alekna has designed necklaces, bracelets, and earrings using different shapes and colors of pearls, crystals, and semi-precious stones, giving her style, different flavors for all occasions. She was selling her collection at the Brigantine’s Farmers Market this past summer.

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Car crashes into Brigantine library steps, driver arrested

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 30, 2014 03:09 pm

BRIGANTINE - The Brigantine Police Department received a call at approximately 1:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 from the fire department that they had a male who stated he had crashed his car into the steps of the library. The driver, Nicholas Dimario of Brigantine, was located at the fire department. His vehicle was located approximately two blocks away on West Beach Avenue. Dimario was given sobriety testing, which police said he failed. He was then placed under arrest and transported to the station for processing.

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Brigantine police blotter, week ending Oct. 29

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 30, 2014 02:50 pm

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Police Blotter

For the week ending Oct. 29, the Brigantine Police Department responded to 315 calls for service including 30 motor vehicle stops with 10 summonses issued, 68 domestic disputes and three traffic accidents.

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Sports Scrapbook: six-man football

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 30, 2014 02:37 pm

sports Atlantic City Once had four high schools with athletic teams

In 1950 the population of Atlantic City was 61,000. It was truly the “Playground of the World.” The town was bustling with visitors during the summer months. Steel Pier was a huge attraction with the biggest names in entertainment drawing big crowds to the resort. There were at least eight movie theaters, many popular night clubs and famous restaurants such as Hackneys and Captain Starns.

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