Brigantine Beachcomber

Club meeting was well attended

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Written by Jim Mackey Friday, January 17, 2014 11:56 am

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To the editor:

Thank you to all of the Brigantine Republicans that came out Tuesday to show support to our Club, and to our elected officials Mayor Guenther and Councilman Andy Simpson. It was standing room only, and that was due in part to your commitment and concern for our way of life here in Brigantine.

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Council passes salary ordinance, debates part-time firefighters

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Written by Michael Feely Thursday, January 16, 2014 05:00 pm

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It was another marathon meeting for city council this past Wednesday evening. The meeting officially started at 5 p.m. (and hour earlier than normal) as council immediately adjourned to executive session to consider appointments to various positions as well as updates to the on-going city negotiations with its unions.

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The Gold and Silver Mine: Is the U.S. Postal Service getting into the lottery business?

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Written by Douglas Keefe Tuesday, January 14, 2014 12:27 pm

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Stamp collecting is the first serious hobby I embarked on, starting while in the fourth grade and continuing for many years after.

In fact when I opened my first stores, first here in Brigantine and later in the Shore Mall, the only items I dealt with were coins, stamps and metal detectors (hence the name Beachcomber).

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Brigantine Antlers deliver sweets, blankets to cancer patients

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Written by Staff Reports Tuesday, January 14, 2014 01:00 am

 Brigantine Antlers deliver sweets, blankets to cancer patients Brigantine Antlers deliver sweets, blankets to cancer patients

BRIGANTINE - Officers of the Brigantine Elks Antlers Lodge No. 23 deliver more than 50 blankets and 50 pounds of hard candy to the Nazha Cancer Center, collected during the group’s second annual throw blanket and hard candy drive. These items will be thoroughly enjoyed by the cancer patients at the center. Everyone was quite grateful for the donations. The Antlers wish to thank the community for their support again this year in the effort.

   

Island’s amenities can help residents achieve fitness goals

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Written by BRIAN HUSTA Monday, January 13, 2014 12:22 pm

BRIGANTINE - The New Year is finally here, and with it come many personal resolutions – often including goals for a better and healthier year ahead.

Self-improvement goals usually involve creating a new and improved lifestyle to develop and grow through fitness and nutrition. Fortunately for Brigantiners, the island offers many opportunities to achieve such resolutions.

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Polar Bear Plunge raises more than $70K for Fisher House

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Written by MICHAEL FEELY Monday, January 13, 2014 12:15 pm

  Polar Bear Plunge raises more than $70K for Fisher House Polar Bear Plunge raises more than $70K for Fisher House  BRIGANTINE - The bright sunlight was a harbinger of a great day Jan. 1 at the 14th Street Beach in Brigantine, where more than 1,000 started their New Year by jumping into the Atlantic Ocean.

Joining the group in the water this year was Mayor Philip Guenther, who accepted a $500 bet from Councilman Andy Simpson to enjoy the “balmy” weather and dive into the 45-degree water.

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Cold feet and fun times at Brigantine’s Polar Bear Plunge

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Written by Keri O’Connor Monday, January 13, 2014 12:07 pm

 Flyers fever inspired these fans to brave the cold wearing nothing but swim shorts and a coat of body paint. Flyers fever inspired these fans to brave the cold wearing nothing but swim shorts and a coat of body paint. BRIGANTINE - The city’s annual Polar Bear Plunge was held on Wednesday, Jan. 1 on the 14th Street beach. Proceeds benefited Fisher House.

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Brigantine Police blotter – DWI, assault, mischief arrests

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Written by Lt. Jim Bennett Monday, January 13, 2014 12:03 pm

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For the week ending Jan. 8, the Brigantine Police Department responded to approximately 310 calls for service, including 30 motor vehicle stops (with 10 summonses issued and two arrests), eight domestic disputes and five accidents.

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Strategic recovery plan could help city deal with future storms

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Written by MICHAEL FEELY Monday, January 13, 2014 11:48 am

BRIGANTINE - Brigantine is developing a state identity for a proactive platform after the impact of Superstorm Sandy. The leadership of Brigantine’s Long Term Recovery Group (BrigStrong) and the work of City Engineer Ed Stinson have been noted by state as well as federal authorities (FEMA).

On Tuesday, Jan. 7, the city held a meeting led by city consultant Jim Rutala and attended by Mayor Phil Guenther, Councilwoman Lisa McClay, Councilman Joe Picardi, City Manager Jennifer Blumenthal, Stinson, and City Construction Official Rich Stevens. The purpose was developing a Strategic Recovery Planning Report, which will lead to “creating a more resilient community.”

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Mayor takes plunge for veterans

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, January 13, 2014 01:00 am

 Mayor Guenther goes for a swim at the Brigantine Polar Bear Plunge  Mayor Guenther goes for a swim at the Brigantine Polar Bear Plunge

Mayor Guenther goes for a swim at the Brigantine Polar Bear Plunge Jan. 1 in support of Fisher House, a veterans charity. From left are Linda Simpson, Councilman Andy Simpson, Lee Ann Guenther, Julia Guenther and Mayor Philip Guenther. 

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