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Brigantine Republican Club meeting Sept. 9

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Written by Jim Mackey Friday, September 05, 2014 04:21 pm

Brigantine Republican Club meeting Sept. 9 Brigantine Republican Club meeting Sept. 9 The Brigantine Republican Club meets 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 9 at the Brigantine Community Center, 265 42nd St. South. 

The club will discuss topics that include the proposed 24-year golf course lease, tax bills, the November election and Brigantine’s future.

Mayor Philip Guenther, Councilman Andy Simpson and Councilman-at Large candidate Vince Sera will listen to concerns and answer questions.

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Brigantine catches made week of Sept. 3 (Slideshow)

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 05, 2014 01:54 pm

Chuck Brase with a flounder at Bayside Marina. Chuck Brase with a flounder at Bayside Marina. BRIGANTINE–There are three weeks left for flounder fishing – plenty of time to catch your doormat, according to Cathy Crossland of Bayside Marina. She said she saw three flounder up to 24 inches on Sunday at the cove. It's time to fight the greenheads off at the north end of the island, since it is finally open.

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Feasting and fun at the Crabfest

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Written by Keri O’Connor Friday, September 05, 2014 12:45 pm

Pat Loers and Eileen Kratter serve up the crabs and fixings. Pat Loers and Eileen Kratter serve up the crabs and fixings. BRIGANTINE–The Brigantine Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6964 Ladies Auxiliary held its annual Crabfest Saturday, Aug. 30 at the post hall on 31st Street. 

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St. George’s Thorofare to be dredged

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Written by MICHAEL FEELY Friday, September 05, 2014 12:13 pm

St. George’s Thorofare to be dredged St. George’s Thorofare to be dredged BRIGNATINE - The city issued a notice this week that the New Jersey Department of Transportation has awarded a $600,000 contract to Mobile Dredging and Pumping Company to dredge about 41,000 cubic yards of sand from the channel at the entrance of St. George’s Thorofare.

According to City Engineer Ed Stinson, the entrance to St. George’s had narrowed significantly and boaters have complained for the past three years.

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Farmers Market honors sponsors, staff, volunteers

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Written by MICHAEL FEELY Friday, September 05, 2014 12:05 pm

BRIGANTINE–Prior to the business agenda at this week’s City Council meeting, a ceremony was held to honor the sponsors, staff and volunteers that this year’s inaugural Brigantine Farmers Market so successful.

Co-chairs Cheryl Mascioli and Councilwoman Lisa McClay introduced the committee and volunteers.

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Honoring the memory of No. 46 Angelo Coia

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, September 05, 2014 12:02 pm

– No. 46 Jack Klemm and his grandfather, Don Marrandino, celebrate the memory of Angelo Coia. – No. 46 Jack Klemm and his grandfather, Don Marrandino, celebrate the memory of Angelo Coia.

BRIGANTINE–On Saturday, former Brigantine Rams Jayvee Coach Angelo Coia was honored in a very quiet and special way. There was no ceremony nor hoopla as the Rams met the Buena Braves. In fact, neither the fans nor members of the team even knew this honor was taking place on the field. However, the spirit of No. 46 was present as two players wore his number in his memory.

Before, we get on with the story let’s recall who Angelo Coia was and why he was a very special person.

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Council approves $12M bond ordinance for post-sandy projects

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, September 05, 2014 07:00 am

Brigantine firefighter and EMT Henry Brigantine firefighter and EMT Henry

Firefighter-EMTs Kuchinsky and Worthington sworn in

BRIGANTINE - The city hired and swore in two new full-time firefighter-EMTs prior to the start of Wednesday’s council meeting.

William Kuchinsky and Henry “Hank” Worthington were both sworn in and will join the department immediately. This will bring the staff level of the department up to four seven-man platoons.  Those 28, plus the chief and fire official, bring the department to 30 in total. 

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First day of school at Brigantine Elementary

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, September 04, 2014 01:09 pm

Wednesday, Sept. 3 was the first day of school at Brigantine Elementary.

Photos by Keri O’Connor, staff photographer.

Students getting off the bus. Students getting off the bus.

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Everyone enjoys Shoobie Tuesday Party

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Written by Keri O’Connor Thursday, September 04, 2014 01:00 pm

Tricia Cosgrove and Joanne Ordile dress up. Tricia Cosgrove and Joanne Ordile dress up.  BRIGANTINE -  The American Legion held its annual Shoobie Tuesday Party Tuesday, Sept. 2.

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Brigantine firefighters collect Muscular Dystrophy Association donations

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Written by Keri O’Connor Thursday, September 04, 2014 12:51 pm

Firefighters Jason Klemm, Eric Ireland and Jeff Newcomer. Firefighters Jason Klemm, Eric Ireland and Jeff Newcomer. The Brigantine Fire Department held its annual Fill the Boot drive for the Muscular Dystrophy Association Sunday, Aug. 31.  

Photos by Keri O’Connor, staff photographer.

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