Brigantine Beachcomber

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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Brigantine Police blotter – Man arrested for outstanding warrants

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Written by Lt. Jim Bennett Friday, April 04, 2014 10:00 am

Police Blotter Police Blotter For the week ending April 2, the Brigantine Police Department responded to approximately 285 calls for service, including 48 motor vehicle stops, five accidents and three domestic disputes.

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Sports Scrapbook – Honoring Jim Mogan for a lifetime of service

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Written by DON MARRANDINO Friday, April 04, 2014 12:00 am

sports  Mogan receives Marczyk award

Jim Mogan was honored before a very large turnout of family and friends at the Carriage House on Saturday night for a life of service to Holy Spirit High School.

Mogan retired recently as the President of the Stanley W. Marczyk Scholarship Foundation. In this capacity, he helped raise more than $120,000 in scholarship money to help deserving young men and women attend Holy Spirit High School.

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Brigantine Farmers Market update

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, April 04, 2014 12:00 am

farmers market  The Brigantine Farmers Market Committee has been hard at work getting vendors and logistics in line for the launch of the June 28 market.  As of late March, more than 20 South Jersey farmers and vendors have applied to be part of the event bringing freshly harvested or prepared traditional and organic fruits, vegetables, herbs, flowers, honey, plants, cheese, jams, clams, coffee and much more right here to our town on a weekly basis.  Additionally we have local artisans, soap makers and other crafters bringing their high quality, hand-made items to the market as well.   

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Brigantine is first in state to receive hazard mitigation funds

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Written by Michael Feely Thursday, April 03, 2014 06:30 pm

 

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Mayor Philip Guenther received a letter this week confirming that Brigantine is the first municipality in the state to be awarded Department of Environmental Protection Hazard Mitigation Funds for local homeowners.

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Blankets for Brigantine distribution center closing

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Written by Linda Nese Thursday, April 03, 2014 06:00 pm

Blankets for Brigantine Blankets for Brigantine

The Blankets for Brigantine distribution center located on Harbor Beach Boulevard will be closing Saturday, April 5.

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