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South Jersey Gas Conducts Natural Gas Regulator Maintenance Program along Barrier Islands

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 14, 2014 12:00 am

South Jersey Gas has initiated a program to inspect, raise and potentially replace natural gas regulators along the shore points affected by Superstorm Sandy.

The company has contracted with Precision Pipeline Solutions, an authorized SJG partner, to perform this work. PPS will inspect natural gas regulators in areas that were flooded and, in most instances, raise the equipment to comply with updated flood mapping as a result of Superstorm Sandy. The regulator, which is located adjacent to the meter, controls the pressure of natural gas that feeds the home or business.

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The Gold and Silver Mine: Treasures and trash: the contents of safe deposit boxes

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Written by Douglas Keefe Monday, April 14, 2014 12:00 am

coins Last week I was asked by an officer of a bank near Vineland to do an appraisal of the contents from several safe deposit boxes. We are asked to do this periodically, usually to provide an inventory for an estate due to the owner of the box dying. Since we have been recognized by the Superior Court of the State of New Jersey as experts in our field, we can do appraisals as well as testify in court as expert witnesses.

This situation was a bit different. You may not be aware, but if someone stops paying for their safe deposit box and the bank is unable to contact them, the box is entered by drilling the lock and the contents are sealed by the bank. This is where I came in.

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Sports Scrapbook: Holy Spirit nips Atlantic High 4-3

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Written by Don Marrandino Sunday, April 13, 2014 12:00 am

sports Holy Spirit rallied for three runs in the bottom of the sixth to erase a 2-1 deficit to beat Atlantic High 4-3. Joe Hartley’s bases-loaded single off Viking ace Jake McClaskey was the big blow in the Spartan’s win over archrival Atlantic High.

The traditional clash between the former Atlantic City cross-town rivals dates back almost 90 years. Old-timers can remember Brigantine’s Joe Mason’s towering homers for the Vikings in the 1940s.

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Golf course is a diamond in the rough

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Written by Opinion Friday, April 11, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

First off, I’m an advocate for golf. Ever since I can remember, I’ve been attached to the game or the business side of the sport. Our golf course, The Links, has been a fixture in the City of Brigantine since 1927. One does not have to look too far to see that the debate regarding The Links going forward will be tumultuous, to say the least.

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Special election needs your vote

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Written by Opinion Friday, April 11, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

The issue regarding the Public Safety Director position will be settled by a special election on Tuesday, May 13. Unfortunately, special elections usually result in low voter turnout. 

Don't think that voter turnout isn't important; it's very important! Unless the great majority of voters take part in deciding this question, whichever way it turns out, we won't really know for sure what people are thinking on this issue.

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Decision-makers are ignorant about golf course facts

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Written by Opinion Friday, April 11, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

I can’t help but feel bad for the taxpayers of Brigantine after witnessing the discussions that have taken place concerning the future of the golf course over the last two city council meetings.

As probably the only resident of Brigantine that owns a golf business that operates locally, regionally and nationally, it is my humble opinion that neither the elected officials of Brigantine nor most (if not all) of the residents have any idea of what it really requires to own and provide oversight of the golf course.

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The Gold and Silver Mine – A reunion of sorts at the coin convention

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Written by DOUGLAS KEEFE Saturday, April 05, 2014 05:00 am

coins Last week Linda and I made arrangements to attend the Baltimore Coin Convention held in the Convention Center in the Inner Harbor area. This is a major event held four times a year and attracts dealers from around the country.

In years past, we would attend and set up at major conventions around the country as frequently as once a month, although I must admit it’s been quite some time since we’ve attended a convention because of the time and work involved.

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State grants 26 homeowners $30,000 grants to raise homes in Brigantine

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Friday, April 04, 2014 02:00 pm

TRENTON - The Christie administration today announced approval of the first Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) awards to assist homeowners with the cost of elevating their homes to protect against future flooding and storms. The Department of Environmental Protection approved grants for 26 properties in Brigantine.

New Jersey has committed $100 million in hazard mitigation funds provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to elevate approximately 2,700 primary residential structures in the nine counties deemed most impacted by Hurricane Sandy, including Atlantic, Cape May and Ocean counties.

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Governor’s representatives hear local issues about recovery

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Written by Keri O’Connor Friday, April 04, 2014 11:47 am

  Gov. Christie’s Mobile Cabinet Unit was at the Community Center Wednesday, April 2 to answer questions from residents and business owners who are still dealing with recovery from Superstorm Sandy. Gov. Christie’s Mobile Cabinet Unit was at the Community Center Wednesday, April 2 to answer questions from residents and business owners who are still dealing with recovery from Superstorm Sandy.

Gov. Christie’s Mobile Cabinet Unit was at the Brigantine Community Center Wednesday, April 2 to answer questions from residents and business owners who are still dealing with recovery from Superstorm Sandy.

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Tate wins Green Mustache Contest award

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Written by Don Marrandino Friday, April 04, 2014 11:00 am

Lauren Tate, a second-grader at Brigantine Elementary School, shows off her contest-winning green mustache. Lauren Tate, a second-grader at Brigantine Elementary School, shows off her contest-winning green mustache.

Lauren Tate, a second-grade student in Ms. Karsko’s class at Brigantine Elementary School, was named the winner of AtlantiCare Healthy Schools, Healthy Children’s Green Mustache Contest.

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