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Mental Health Association recognizes Brigantine support

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Written by Michael Feely Thursday, January 30, 2014 07:00 pm

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The Mental Health Association in Atlantic County is hosting an event to honor and recognize those individuals, municipalities and organizations that have gone “above and beyond” in supporting the agency’s response to Superstorm Sandy.

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U.S. Senate passes Flood Insurance Affordability Act

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Written by Michael Feely Thursday, January 30, 2014 06:30 pm

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On Thursday, Jan. 30 the U.S. Senate voted 67-32 to pass a bill to delay the Biggert-Waters Act for four years.

This bill, the Homeowners Flood Insurance Affordability Act, would halt the immediate implementation of flood insurance premium increases mandated by the Biggert-Waters Act.

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Police seek public’s assistance in solving South End burglaries

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Written by Michael Feely Thursday, January 30, 2014 06:28 pm

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Acting Brigantine Police Chief Raymond Cox wants residents to know that the island has suffered a rash of second home burglaries on the south end of the island.

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Firefighters’ union needs to compromise, act like professionals

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Written by Lee Bucci Thursday, January 30, 2014 06:00 pm

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To the editor:

As someone who has been following the public-safety discussion in the city over the last year or so, I firmly believe the city needs to continue to seek new ways that will lead to long-term cost reduction for the taxpayers. This is not to say that these cost reductions should be at the sake of public safety. However, the city cannot just simply continue with status quo and not expect a significant financial impact on the residents.

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BBCAC musical event was a treat

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Written by Nancy Barbin Thursday, January 30, 2014 05:00 pm

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To the editor:

Once again, the Brigantine Beach Cultural Arts Commission brought to Brigantine a memorable and eventful Sunday afternoon! Everyone in attendance enjoyed a professional performance from the Philadelphia International Music Festival. Two violinists and two pianists enchanted the audience with classical performances by well-known composers from the Classical, Baroque and Romantic periods.

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Brigantine’s government must be cost-effective

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Written by Charles De Julius Thursday, January 30, 2014 04:00 pm

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To the editor:

Over the last few weeks, the Brigantine City Council meetings have been dominated by pretty contentious and thorny budget debates.

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Council will vote to eliminate public safety director position

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Written by Philip Guenther Thursday, January 30, 2014 03:00 pm

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To the editor:

If you have attended any of the city council meetings over the past several months, you are well aware of the ongoing contentious debate surrounding the position of public safety director and the absence of chiefs leading our police and fire departments and beach patrol.

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The Gold and Silver Mine – Pinching pennies to save more than cents

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Written by DOUGLAS KEEFE Sunday, January 26, 2014 09:12 am

money A weekly column dedicated to “digging out” current information about precious metals, coins and other numismatics.

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal detailed efforts to save money in the production of our coinage. In 2010 Congress mandated a study to find ways to save costs, notably by utilizing other metals than those in current use.

A one-cent coin (incorrectly called a “penny”) is made of 97.5 percent zinc with a copper coating. This composition was first used in 1982 to replace the almost 100 percent copper required for the one-cent coin prior to that date, due to the high cost of copper at that time. Even with this cost-saving effort, it still costs 1.8 cents to produce each one-cent coin. And as for durability, take a look at one that has spent time in the elements, especially one that has been dropped on the beach.

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Adopt a Seal from Marine Mammal Stranding Center

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, January 26, 2014 01:00 am

BRIGANTINE - Adopt a Seal from Marine Mammal Stranding Center this Valentine's Day for friends, family or teachers

This year, why not give a gift that gives back?  You can remember a friend or loved one in a very special way and save a seal at the same time.

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Lions awarded pins for their service

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, January 26, 2014 01:00 am

Lions District Governor Karen Ressler presented pins in recognition of the following Lions:


 Mary Accordino for 15 years of service as a Lion Mary Accordino for 15 years of service as a Lion

Mary Accordino for 15 years of service as a Lion

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NASCAR champ Preece aims for indoor racing success at AC

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, January 25, 2014 06:05 am

ATLANTIC CIty - Reigning NASCAR Whelen Modified Touring Series champion Ryan Preece and 2011 NASCAR Whelen Modified Rookie of the Year Patrick Emerling will bring youth and extensive outdoor paved track racing experience to Indoor TQracing as entries in the pair of upcoming events in Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall and Trenton’s Sun Bank Center.

The 12th annual NAPAKnow How Atlantic City Indoor Races on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 24-25 and the first Battle Of Trenton Indoor races presented by PRC Industries/ Angela House Charity on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7-8 will feature Three Quarter Midget racing along with Champ Kart and Slingshot races.

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Republicans reorganize for new year

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, January 25, 2014 01:00 am

Republicans reorganize for new year  Republicans reorganize for new year

BRIGANTINE - Mayor Phil Guenther, Freeholders Rich Dase and John Risley, Sheriff Frank Balles, Jim Mackey and Councilman Simpson gather at the standing-room-only Brigantine Republican Club meeting Jan. 14 at VFW Post, where elected officials listened to issues Brigantine residents are facing.  

   

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