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Proposal for part-time firefighters cuts costs, but union doubts its worth

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Written by Michael Feely Thursday, January 23, 2014 06:30 pm

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Last week’s city council meeting covered many topics and set a record for length, lasting more than seven hours. A major issue under discussion was a proposal for the replacement of seven full-time firefighters with nine part-time firefighters, which City Manager Jennifer Blumenthal presented to the mayor and council.

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Flood insurance hikes won’t be repealed, Boehner says

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Written by Michael Feely Thursday, January 23, 2014 05:00 pm

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Last Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner announced that the Republican-controlled House of Representatives won’t take up legislation to defer big increases in flood insurance premiums for homeowners, a result of a 2012 overhaul of the federal flood insurance program.

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Government must become more cost-effective

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Written by Anne Phillips Thursday, January 23, 2014 04:00 pm

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To the editor:

At the Jan. 15 Council meeting, we commented on two topics. The first concerned the vote on the proposed salary ordinance.

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Instead of attacking, consider the fiscal situation

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Written by Conrad Weiler Thursday, January 23, 2014 03:00 pm

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To the editor:

Much of last week’s council meeting was a public bargaining session and political rally attacking the public safety director and the Democrats that seemed at times to actually be run by the firemen’s union leader, representing about a third of the City's employees. What I did not hear amidst all the criticism of everyone else from the speakers representing or siding with the Fire Department, was any recognition of the underlying fiscal problems the City is facing.

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Artists sought for beach rain barrel project

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, January 21, 2014 12:00 pm

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The New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium is ringing in the New Year with a call for artists to apply to be part of a unique New Jersey Top 10 Beaches project for 2014 that will use art to help promote environmental awareness and stewardship of coastal resources, while celebrating the Jersey Shore.

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Eye Health Tip of the Week - High blood pressure and your eyes

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Written by Dr. Emerson Tracy Monday, January 20, 2014 11:00 am

Eye Health Eye Health

High blood pressure patients may have a higher risk of a blood pressure spike before cataract surgery.

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Garden Club News – North School students plant gift of bulbs

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Written by Margaret Moore Sunday, January 19, 2014 11:00 am

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Well, here it is 2014. Plans for a busy season are already in progress, committees formed and volunteers activated.

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The Gold and Silver Mine – High-denomination notes and their values

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Written by Douglas Keefe Saturday, January 18, 2014 01:00 pm

Gold and Silver Mine Gold and Silver Mine

I guess by now everyone has seen the new, redesigned $100 with all its anti-counterfeiting features. It’s quite a work of art, and so dramatically different from its predecessors that someone whom I was paying using the new notes was reluctant to take them because they looked so different.

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Sports Scrapbook – Collier’s three-pointers spark Holy Spirit to 64-57 win over Paulsboro

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Written by Don Marrandino Saturday, January 18, 2014 10:00 am

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Uumhad Collier missed all last year with a torn Achilles tendon. On Saturday he was inserted into the lineup to start in place of injured John Middleton. All the sub did was hit seven three-pointers at crucial stages of the game to snatch victory from defeat from a highly touted Paulsboro team. Each time Paulsboro would go up, Collier hit the crucial shot to save the Spartans. Football end Jordan Taylor played his best game of the season, hitting for 19 points.

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Nickell is VIP at Bucs game

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, January 18, 2014 10:00 am

Jake Nickell, 14, shows off the personalized and signed basketball he received. Jake Nickell, 14, shows off the personalized and signed basketball he received.

Jake Nickell, 14, played with the Brigantine North School Buccaneers team on Friday, Jan. 10 and left with a signed ball from the team and Coach John Booth. Jake has cerebral palsy and autism, and loves basketball.

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'Sandy Stories' debuts in Brigantine

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, January 17, 2014 04:29 pm

Head Librarian Beth Bliss, right, the leader in getting the “Sandy Stories” project produced, stands with Taylor Van Ness, who volunteered as an editor to the project. /Keri O’Connor photo Head Librarian Beth Bliss, right, the leader in getting the “Sandy Stories” project produced, stands with Taylor Van Ness, who volunteered as an editor to the project. /Keri O’Connor photo

More than 200 people attended the premiere of “Sandy Stories,” a video documentary recounting the memories of those impacted by Superstorm Sandy, which had its first public viewing Saturday, Jan. 11 at the Community Center.

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Brigantine Elks – Membership interviews, officer nominations ahead

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Written by George Glomb Friday, January 17, 2014 02:00 pm

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We're down to the nitty-gritty this Sunday with the conference championship games. The winners go to the Super Bowl and the losers go home. Be sure to catch all the action right here in your new post-Sandy member's lounge. The action starts at 3 p.m.

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