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Deadlines near for 2 Sandy recovery grants

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, January 23, 2015 10:02 am

Deadlines near for 2 Sandy recovery grants Deadlines near for 2 Sandy recovery grants BRIGANTINE–ReNew Jersey Stronger, a program by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, announced last week that the Low- to-Moderate Income Homeowners Rebuilding Program is now accepting applications.

The program is designed to provide reconstruction, rehabilitation and elevation assistance to homeowners with low to moderate incomes who were impacted by Superstorm Sandy and whose damaged primary residence is in one of the nine most impacted counties.

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Brigantine Fire Department appoints new medical director

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, January 23, 2015 09:30 am

Fire department medical director Dr. Ken Lavelle talks to firefighters about new medical protocols. Fire department medical director Dr. Ken Lavelle talks to firefighters about new medical protocols. Training now includes use of Narcan 

BRIGANTINE–Chief Alan Weidner recently announced the appointment of Dr. Ken Lavelle as medical director for the Brigantine Fire and EMS Department.

Lavelle, a consultant for Emergency Training and Consulting, will work closely with Lt. Tim Daley, the department’s emergency medical services coordinator and training officer. He will work with Daley to train, educate and implement new protocols for the island’s EMS, fire, police and beach patrol personnel. The protocols are designed to assist New Jersey EMT and basic life support agencies to improve the care of patients.

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Brigantine council terminates Blumenthal, names Stinson city manager

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, January 23, 2015 09:13 am

Tony Pullella, left, and Dr. Frank Kern receive plaques for serving as councilmen at large. Tony Pullella, left, and Dr. Frank Kern receive plaques for serving as councilmen at large. BRIGANTINE–The Republicans moved quickly Wednesday night to solidify their political gains. New 1st Ward Councilwoman Karen Bew was sworn in at 4:30 in front of family and friends. The regular City Council meeting started 5 p.m., and council shortly moved into executive session, resuming the public portion of the meeting after 6 p.m.

Mayor Phil Guenther called the meeting to order and offered two resolutions, the first to confirm a separation agreement with city manager Jennifer Blumenthal, and the second to appoint City Engineer Ed Stinson as the new city manager, effective Jan. 22.

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District governor speaks at Lions Club dinner meeting

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 23, 2015 08:00 am

Henry Harrison, center, accepts a Lions Club paperweight in appreciation for his presentation from President Steve Satz and Secretary Carole Mooney. Henry Harrison, center, accepts a Lions Club paperweight in appreciation for his presentation from President Steve Satz and Secretary Carole Mooney. District Governor Henry Harrison was the guest speaker at the Brigantine Lions Club dinner meeting Monday, Jan. 19 at St. George's Pub.

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Operation Cookie Drop

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 23, 2015 12:00 am

Send a box of Girl Scout cookies and a taste of home to our soldiers for $4 a box. Order by March 6.

Text or call 609-705-3343 or 609-335-9892. Supports Brigantine Troop 13352.

Submitted by Denise Graybill

 

Brigantine Elks news Jan. 23

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 23, 2015 12:00 am

Brigantine Elks news Jan. 23 Brigantine Elks news Jan. 23 For the past two weeks we went over February's busy schedule of events.  Let us now fast forward to the coming months.

March is kind of that hiatus month between the end of football and the start of baseball.  Don't dismay you sports fans, there is plenty of hockey, basketball, and if you like to watch grass grow, golf.

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Greenhead Sprints in March

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 23, 2015 12:00 am

BRIGANTINE - Those who work out on a rowing machine are invited to test their endurance by competing in the Greenhead Sprints Indoor Rowing Regatta on Saturday, March 7 in Brigantine.

Athletes will row 2,000 meters on Concept II rowing machines, competing against others in the same age, sex and weight categories.

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St. Thomas Parish News Jan. 23

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 23, 2015 12:00 am

Beef and beer

St. Thomas will host a night of beef and beer 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31 in St. Philip Hall. Proceeds benefit the youth group. This pre-Super Bowl party will have music and a few added surprises. Hot roast beef sandwiches, salads, beer, mixers and soft drinks will be provided, along with a selection of homemade desserts. Tickets are $20 (adults only) and can be purchased after all of the weekend Masses or at the parish office.

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‘Rumors’ on its way to Brigantine

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, January 21, 2015 10:00 am

Jason Brand and Wells Flowers rehearse for ‘Rumors’ which opens Feb. 27 at the at the Community Presbyterian Church. Jason Brand and Wells Flowers rehearse for ‘Rumors’ which opens Feb. 27 at the at the Community Presbyterian Church. The BB Lighthouse Players have started rehearsing for their latest production, “Rumors,” a sophisticated comedy by Neil Simon. 

A great cast of talented actors is gearing up for a wonderful production, which will be staged at the Community Presbyterian Church, 1501 W. Brigantine Ave.

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Brigantine Garden Club marking its 35th anniversary

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Written by Phyllis Glomb Tuesday, January 20, 2015 09:00 am

Brigantine Garden Club marking its 35th anniversary Brigantine Garden Club marking its 35th anniversary The year 2015 is cause for celebration in the Brigantine Garden Club. We are celebrating our 35th anniversary. 

Events to look forward to include spectacular gardens throughout the island; blue ceramic pots of flowers blooming on the sea wall; the secret garden tour; property awards and business property awards; guest meeting speakers; hospitality; and best of all: great friends to share the fun.  Possible events include a member seed exchange, plant exchange, yard sale, and field trip.

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