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Brigantine preschool, kindergarten registration

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 28, 2014 02:32 pm

BRIGANTINE - Brigantine Public Schools is holding open registration for 2014-15 preschool and kindergarten students. To be eligible, children must turn 4 on or before Oct. 1, 2014 for preschool; 5 years on or before Oct. 1, 2014 for kindergarten.

Registration is 9-11 a.m. and 12:30-3 p.m. Monday through Friday in the North Middle School admissions office. No screenings will take place at this time, so parents do not need to bring their children.

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City manager requests resumes for police, fire chief

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Written by MICHAEL FEELY Monday, April 28, 2014 01:34 pm

BRIGANTINE - At last week’s city council meeting, City Manager Jennifer Blumenthal announced that she would start interviewing candidates for the position of Brigantine police and fire chiefs. The job openings were posted Friday, April 18, informing eligible candidates (captains and lieutenants) to submit resumes to the city manager by Friday, April 25.

“The upcoming special election to eliminate the public safety director’s position has a direct bearing on my decision,” said Blumenthal. “I must be prepared to move if the voters choose to eliminate the position.”

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Rubino addresses Lions

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 28, 2014 01:30 pm

Rubino addresses Lions Rubino addresses Lions BRIGANTINE - Lt. Rob Rubino of the Brigantine Police Department was the guest speaker at the Brigantine Lions Club dinner meeting held on Monday, April 21 at St. George's Pub. Not only did he give a great presentation, he also presented the Lions Club with a donation from the Brigantine PBA, which is to be used toward the Seeing Eye Puppy Project. Pictured is Lion President Steve Satz presenting Lt. Rubino with a certificate of appreciation for his presentation.

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5K run, 1-mile walk benefits MMSC, Beacon Animal Rescue

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Written by BRIAN HUSTA Monday, April 28, 2014 01:29 pm

The second annual Marine Mammal Stranding Center 5K ‘Run for the Animals,’ plus a 1-mile dog walk on the beach and dog parade will be held Saturday, May 3. All proceeds from this run will help the Marine Mammal Stranding Center care for the many sick and injured seals and mammals that are rescued all along the coastlines of New Jersey throughout the year.

Runners can register for the 5K at www.raceit.com. The registration fee is $28, which includes a MMSC T-shirt. Participants are asked to check in 7-8:45 a.m. at Laguna Grill, located at 1400 Ocean Ave. The run begins at 9 a.m.

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Koch wins puppy naming contest

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 28, 2014 01:14 pm

Koch wins puppy naming contest Koch wins puppy naming contest BRIGANTINE - The Brigantine Lions Club Name the Seeing Eye Dog Puppy contest was won by Abby Koch.  She received a trophy from Lion President Steve Satz and Lion Secretary Carole Mooney and will be invited, along with her family, to a Lions Club Dinner Meeting where she will receive a check for $200 for the winning entry of Breezy.

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City manager ought to know captains better

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Written by Opinion Monday, April 28, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

Recently the Democratic Club published an ad saying that taxpayers need chiefs "who will work with a city manager" and the city manager "will be forced to appoint chiefs who are not willing to work with her." What is this being based on?

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Golf course owes far more than stated

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Written by Opinion Monday, April 28, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

The April 18 letter “Taxpayers bear cost of golf course deficit” incorrectly stated the amount included in the upcoming budget for the golf course deficit as being $250,000.

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Don’t attack city manager for doing her job

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Written by Opinion Monday, April 28, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

The interim public safety director (PSD) was hired by the city manager at a point when there were no chiefs heading the police, fire, and beach patrol departments. She needed someone she could rely on to oversee these departments until she could appoint chiefs.

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Public safety director is an option the city needs

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Written by Opinion Monday, April 28, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

Brigantine taxpayers will spend $25,000 for a special election May 13 to eliminate or keep the public safety director (PSD) position because of a small group who are trying to fool the taxpayers.

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Firefighters donate to cancer fund

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Written by Mike Lange Jr. Friday, April 18, 2014 11:00 am

The Brigantine Fire Department honors James Holl, son of the late Fire Chief Jim Holl, with a $350 donation to St. Baldrick's. The Brigantine Fire Department honors James Holl, son of the late Fire Chief Jim Holl, with a $350 donation to St. Baldrick's.

The Brigantine Fire Department honored James Holl, son of the late Fire Chief Jim Holl, with a $350 donation to St. Baldrick's.

   

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