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Sports Scrapbook - Taggart named Scrapbook’s Athlete of 2014

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Written by Don Marrandino Thursday, June 12, 2014 11:00 pm

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Atlantic City’s Taggart named Scrapbook’s Athlete of 2014

Ranked No. 3, Washington Township ended Atlantic City High’s Cinderella softball season with a 5-0 win in the South Jersey finals. The loss ended a 10-game Viking win streak that included three playoff upsets. This Lady Viking team rebounded from a 3-10 and will long be remembered.

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Brigantine Police Blotter, edition of June 13, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, June 12, 2014 03:45 pm

Brigantine Police Blotter

For the two-week period ending June 11, the Brigantine Police Department responded to approximately 770 calls for service, including 160 motor vehicle stops with 40 summonses issued, seven domestic disputes and six accidents. There were five warrant arrests.

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Primary results confirm party slates for November

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Written by MICHAEL FEELY Tuesday, June 10, 2014 03:41 pm

BRIGANTINE - Tuesday’s primary election brings us closer to the “silly season” that will end in November when the island’s residents choose their next mayor and two Council-at-large members.

The Republicans turned out many more voters than the Democrats. The island currently has 6,783 registered voters: 2,756 registered as Republican and 1,860 registered as Democrats The key to November elections will be the 2,758 independent registered voters.

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Brief council meeting is public safety director’s last

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Written by MICHAEL FEELY Tuesday, June 10, 2014 03:38 pm

BRIGANTINE - Wednesday’s council meeting was a brief one, finishing in just over an hour for the public portion. It followed a series of meetings that tended to last up to six hours as council debated issues along party lines dealing with the position of the public safety director, the municipal budget and the need for (or lack) of chiefs for the police, fire and beach patrol.

The main issue brought up by two members of the public dealt with the city’s review of potential part-time and full-time firefighters. The department has reportedly given preliminary physical tests for both part-time and full-time candidates. City manager Jennifer Blumenthal would neither confirm nor deny that tests were given, stating that she needed to meet with members of council in executive session.

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Freespool, June 6, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, June 06, 2014 11:48 am

 Nine huge keepers caught aboard the Fish Finder II. Nine huge keepers caught aboard the Fish Finder II.  BRIGANTINE - Cathy Crossland from Bayside Marina reports another great week of fishing despite the Brigantine winds blowing. The striper bite off the beach is still strong and fresh bunker heads seem to produce more than chunking. She said she is lucky to have a steady stream of great looking bunker in the shop. The north end has seen schools of shark lately. There are still big drum being caught on clam as well as a few blues.

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Brigantine Women’s Golf Association

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, June 05, 2014 11:00 pm

The Brigantine Women’s Golf Association has kicked off its season so far with three weeks of fun!

On May 13, they played a Low Gross, Low Net, Low Putt contest. There was a tie for low gross between Lisa Done and Maria Elise Cassara, each of whom scored a 44. Helen Monk had the low net score of 33. Mandy and Dee Miller tied for low putts with 14. The straightest drive contest was won by Cindy Douglas, and Mollye O’Neill was closest to the pin on Hole No. 12. Benny Friel was the mystery prize winner.

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Brigantine Yacht Club has a storied history

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, June 05, 2014 11:00 pm

In 1945 a group of avid sailors, decided to establish a yacht club in Brigantine where they could test their sailing skills against each other.  When they finished a day of racing, they wanted to celebrate with food, drink and friendship.  A meeting was held June 7, 1945, one month after the surrender of Germany in World War II.  Japan would not surrender until Aug. 14, but the end was in site and people were making plans for the future.

They would settle upon the name, The Brigantine Yacht Club, but considered whether to add “Community Boating Center of Brigantine” in small letters, so that the club wouldn’t seem too “high hat.”

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The Gold and Silver Mine, edition of May 30, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, May 31, 2014 09:49 am

 The Gold and Silver Mine, edition of May 30, 2014 The Gold and Silver Mine, edition of May 30, 2014

A weekly column dedicated to “digging out” current information about precious metals, coins and other numismatics.

Several weeks ago I wrote about how coin collecting doesn’t have to be an expensive proposition, and gave examples of how searching through pocket change for Lincoln cents or Washington state quarters can be rewarding and inexpensive. Well, another category of collecting that can be fun and inexpensive is foreign coins and currency.

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Atlantic Cape recognizes 57 nurses in pinning ceremony

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, May 31, 2014 09:45 am

Atlantic Cape Community College honored its new nursing graduates at its annual Nurses Pinning Ceremony Thursday, May 15.

Michelle Montgomery of Brigantine was among the 57 graduates who received pins, signifying the completion of the nursing degree program at Atlantic Cape.

 

7 locals graduate from Rowan U.

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, May 30, 2014 11:00 pm

On May 15 and 16, approximately 2,700 students took part in Rowan University’s commencement ceremonies. Included are summer 2013, fall 2013 graduates and spring 2014 candidates. 

Undergraduate Degree students from Brigantine were as follows:

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