Brigantine Beachcomber

Letter: Republicans want givebacks only from middle-class employees

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Written by Opinion Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

I hope voters have looked closely at the Republican plan to save the city “possibly” $20 million over 20 years. I highly recommend doing this with the Republican ad in one hand and the municipal salaries list from the Taxpayers Association in the other. Doing this, I found the following information:

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Letter: Taxpayers first

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Written by Opinion Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:00 am

When we first came to Brigantine we thought things were fine

Then we found out so many things were wrong in time

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St. Thomas Parish News, edition of Oct. 25

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:00 am

Beach Bonfire

Sunday evening, Oct. 26, the Young Families and the Social Events Committees are holding a bonfire on the Seventh Street beach behind the Church (weather permitting). The fun begins at 6:30 and includes live music, a sing-a-long and hot chocolate. This event is open to everyone, so bring a beach chair and join in the fun.

All Saints Day Celebration

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McCormick & Schmick’s recognizes military veterans with free entrée Nov. 9

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, October 19, 2014 12:00 am

ATLANTIC CITY - McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants wishes to thank U.S. military veterans by offering those who have served our country a complimentary lunch or dinner entrée Sunday, Nov. 9 in recognition of Veterans Day. McCormick & Schmick’s will treat veterans for the 15th consecutive year to a special menu at participating locations across the country.

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Brigantine Council introduces no-smoking ordinance

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, October 17, 2014 09:01 am

BRIGANTINE - City Council introduced an ordinance Wednesday night that will codify no-smoking restrictions on the island. This ordinance, No. 15-2014, will be reviewed, subject to public comment, and be scheduled to be adopted at the next council meeting Nov. 5. 

The ordinance specifically identifies the “outdoor grounds of any city building including adjacent parking lots and in any and all city parks, recreation areas and adjacent parking lots whether owned, leased or utilized by the city” as off-limits for smoking. It covers any city-owned or leased motor vehicle or motorized equipment as well.

Specifically excluded are the Municipal Golf Course and city beaches. Municipal buildings are already stipulated as nonsmoking areas.

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TaxpayersFirst holds fundraiser

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 17, 2014 04:22 am

From left are Deputy Mayor Frank Kern, congressional candidate William Hughes Jr., Ambassador William Hughes Sr., former Congressman Patrick Kennedy, Councilwoman Lisa McClay, council candidate Robert Polillo and former Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies. From left are Deputy Mayor Frank Kern, congressional candidate William Hughes Jr., Ambassador William Hughes Sr., former Congressman Patrick Kennedy, Councilwoman Lisa McClay, council candidate Robert Polillo and former Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies. BRIGANTINE - More than 80 people packed Councilman Tony Pullella's house last Sunday at a fundraiser for the TaxpayersFirst candidates.

Photos submitted by Frank Kern, MD

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Brigantine receives Bronze Certification from Sustainable Jersey

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Written by MICHAEL FEELY Friday, October 17, 2014 03:50 am

BRIGANTINE - The city has been awarded Bronze Certification by Sustainable Jersey as a result of efforts made by Brigantine’s Green Team. The award was made on Oct. 10 and announced at Wednesday’s City Council meeting by Green Team member and Councilwoman Lisa McClay.

The city was awarded 150 points for actions taken. Some 417 municipalities have registered with the program, and 167 have been certified.

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Shark Park committee to hold yard sale fundraiser

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 17, 2014 12:00 am

BRIGANTINE - The Shark Park Renovation Committee reports that the Phase 2 Project has a date, April 25-May 10. This will include stripping down the entire park and rebuilding it to a new, safer and bigger-than-ever playground.

It will bring to life the pirate ship and create a Brigantine castle, larger-than-ever sea creatures, an expanded tot lot, more shade and seating, and if goals are completely met, a new solid rubber surface making the park truly accessible to all. However, help is still needed.

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Residents weigh in on storm resiliency at county strategic planning meeting

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Thursday, October 16, 2014 03:21 pm

BRIGANTINE – Atlantic County government held a public meeting Wednesday, Oct. 15 at the Brigantine Beach Community Center to obtain public opinion on how the county can be more resilient in regard to storms.

About a dozen local residents and a few from other shore towns spoke mostly about their personal experiences dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and the nightmares they encountered dealing with a myriad of public agencies offering financial and other assistance.

Only a few spoke to the purpose of the meeting, which was to obtain information that can be used to develop a framework for projects that could make the county more resilient in weather events.

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Catches of the week Oct. 17, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 16, 2014 02:00 pm

Bill Cantino and a 19.25-pound sheepshead Bill Cantino and a 19.25-pound sheepshead

Cathy from Bayside reports this has to be one of my shortest columns ever. Everyone knows by now about the 46.5-pound striper caught in Margate last Sunday that obviously took the lead in the Atlantic County derby. But plenty of other nice-sized bass were caught walking the sod banks in the back and off the surf.

They are still crushing the tog at low tide around the old bridge and jetty on green crabs; I was lucky enough to get one last night, and it was delicious.

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