Brigantine Beachcomber

Special election not just about public safety director

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Written by Opinion Sunday, May 11, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

The May 13 election is about fundamental change in our city government. A Republican majority that has controlled Brigantine for 115 years is now the minority.

Phil Guenther has been a leader of the Republican majority from 1990 to 2012. In 2013, five members of our community, Democrats who happen to be fiscal conservatives, gained control of city council.

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Fixing golf course has to begin with drainage

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Written by MIKE LANGE Jr. Sunday, May 11, 2014 12:00 am

Insurance is big, big business. Insurance companies are in business to make money. Anyone who has had to file a claim with either their homeowners or flood insurance carriers knows full well the red tape, heartache, frustration and utter lack of respect you feel when dealing with them. I’ve been a member of BrigStrong since its inception in December 2012. Mitigation and elevation have forever changed as a result of Superstorm Sandy and must be considered going forward.

Back in early 1960s and into the ’70s, the golf course area (now known as R-2 Zone) saw the beginning of a housing boom. Builders such as Charlie Gothie, Ben Davoli and Seaview Homes were instrumental in the development of ‘cookie-cutter’ type housing, most notably the ranch, split-level and colonial-type dwellings. The elevation of these dwellings varied due to different regulations that measured height and ground floor levels.

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Sports Scrapbook: Outstanding local student/athletes sparkle

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Written by Don Marrandino Sunday, May 11, 2014 12:00 am

Maddie Taggart of Brigantine pitched a four-hit shutout to lead Atlantic High to a 3-0 win over Mainland. Taggart returned from an injury (she missed her entire junior year due to hip surgery) to dominate Mainland by pitching a complete game while striking out. Taggart was nominated for ESPN “Athlete of the Week.”

Dean D’Allessandro contributed two hits for Atlantic High in a 9-5 loss to Oakcrest. Jake McClaskey tripled for the Vikings.

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VFW's Lobsterfest

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Written by Keri O’Connor Sunday, May 11, 2014 12:00 am

The VFW’s annual Lobsterfest held on Saturday, May 3.

- Norm Weiner and Ralph Latrella cooking up the lobster tails.  - Norm Weiner and Ralph Latrella cooking up the lobster tails.

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Fire/EMS Department News, edition of May 9, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, May 10, 2014 12:00 am

BFD  Submitted by Capt. Joseph Maguire

The City of Brigantine Fire and Emergency Medical Services Dept. responded to 55 fire and 117 EMS calls for service during the last five weeks, from March 31 to May 4.

The fire calls included a vehicle fire, an electrical fire inside a home, residential and commercial fire, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, multiple motor vehicle accidents, natural gas leaks inside and outside of residences, downed electrical power and utility lines, water leaks inside of residences causing various hazards, good intent calls, as well as assisting the public and assisting with EMS calls.

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The Gold and Silver Mine, edition of May 9, 2014

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Written by DOUGLAS KEEFE Friday, May 09, 2014 12:00 am

coins Several weeks ago I wrote about a hoard of gold coins that were discovered in California by a couple out walking their dog on their property. This hoard consisted of gold coins minted from 1854 to 1894 with some being in the finest condition known and having an estimated value in excess of $10 million..

Well, another hoard has come to light, one that will surpass the California hoard in both value and size, 30 tons of coins to be exact. That’s right, 30 tons! While details about this hoard are sketchy, what is know is the coins were accumulated over many years by the owner who evidently was just interested in collecting as many coins as possible without any interest in rarity or variety.

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Brigantine Garden Club news, May 9, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 08, 2014 12:00 am

garden club Submitted by Phyllis Glomb

Our prayers and best wishes are being sent out to Peg Moore.  We miss you, Peg and we are all hoping for a speedy recovery.  While Peg is convalescing, I will be substituting as your columnist.

I would like to start with a thank you to The Brigantine Elks no. 2428 for their generous donation of $2,000.  This was made possible by a grant from the Elks National Foundation.  This will help fund many of our projects that would otherwise not be possible.  Also, thank you to John Pucci of Chestnut Run Excavating and Tree Service for helping to move and temporarily store our ceramic pots until the sea wall is repaired.  We would also like to thank BrigantineNow for supporting our club's activities on their web site.

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Nashville Country Music Night

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Written by Keri O’Connor Tuesday, May 06, 2014 10:59 am

The Brigantine Elks held their annual Nashville Country Music Night on Saturday, April 26.

 Attendees learning to line dance at Nashville Country Music Night. Attendees learning to line dance at Nashville Country Music Night.

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Brigantine prepares to restore Shark Park

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Written by MICHAEL FEELY Tuesday, May 06, 2014 10:53 am

BRIGANTINE - The city’s Recreation Commission held a meeting Monday, April 28 to address the deterioration of Shark Park, a volunteer-constructed park at the 26th Street Athletic Complex.

The meeting, led by CER Director Jim Mogan, was attended by several members of the Recreation Commission, City Manager Jennifer Blumenthal, council members Joe Picardi and Frank Kern, Public Works Superintendent John Doring, and others from the city.

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Dollar Tree coming to Brigantine

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Written by MICHAEL FEELY Tuesday, May 06, 2014 10:19 am

New ownership for Hot Bagels & More, Tony’s Shake and Steaks

National retailer Dollar Tree is coming to the Brigantine Town Center, local realtor Joe Musumeci has confirmed, and is set to occupy the old Reynolds location, most recently the temporary home of Blankets For Brigantine. An opening date has not been decided.

Dollar Tree, a Fortune 500 company based in Chesapeake, Va., operates more than 4,900 stores throughout the United States and Canada.

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