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Scrapbook Memories

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 27, 2014 01:35 pm

500 BC-The Chinese invented the game of football, according to one historian.

1957-Nat Parker became the first four-letter athlete in Atlantic City High School history.

1965- Holy Spirit Principal Father Glendon Robertson and Dr. John Holland shared a dream of starting South Jersey first scholastic crew team. The dream became a reality when Father Glen (Brigantine) named Stan Bergman as the coach to start Holy Spirit program.

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Political candidates support flea market

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:00 am

Mayoral candidate Lisa McClay talks with shoppers Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Brigantine Historical Society Flea Market. Mayoral candidate Lisa McClay talks with shoppers Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Brigantine Historical Society Flea Market. Mayoral candidate Lisa McClay talks with shoppers Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Brigantine Historical Society Flea Market. 

   

Brigantine Couples Golf League, Aug. 22 edition

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, August 27, 2014 12:00 am

BRIGANTINE - The Brigantine Couples Golf League played a four-person scramble last Friday evening with the best ladies and men’s scores being added to win.  The team with the lowest score of 65 won by six strokes!  Congratulations to Jen and Nathan Robbins and Josslyn and Sean Sharkey for a great game.

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The Gold and Silver Mine – Well-kept collectibles get higher grades

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Written by Douglas Keefe Friday, August 22, 2014 01:00 pm

Coins Coins

I’ve written extensively about the grading of coins and how it helps insure the buyer is getting what he pays for and how someone with limited experience with coins can buy with confidence. And by grading I mean the grading done by independent grading companies who have no financial attachment to the coin, their compensation coming from providing the service.

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McClay is the mayor Brigantine needs

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Written by Lauren Marconi Friday, August 22, 2014 11:00 am

Letter to the editor Letter to the editor

To the editor:

I am a sophomore at Franklin and Marshall College pursuing medicine. I had the pleasure of meeting Lisa McClay at the Farmer’s Market two weeks ago by accident, though I have known for some time that she is campaigning for mayor of our city. I wanted to let everyone who reads this newspaper know that Mrs. McClay is dedicated to serving our community with genuine care, trust, and vision.

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Golf course liquor license was a conflict of interest

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Written by Tony Pullella Friday, August 22, 2014 10:00 am

Letter to the editor Letter to the editor This is a response to the letter “Golf.... ‘Common Sense’” by Michael J. Lange Jr., which was published last week in a local newspaper.

Some background information: The golf course in Brigantine was designed by Wayne Stiles in 1927. I believe our golf course is an asset to the city, and it should always remain as open space and a golf facility.

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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

Brigantine Brigantine

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

Property taxes Property taxes

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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Civil discourse at meetings is needed

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

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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