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Change is unavoidable when doing more with less

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Written by Jennifer Blumenthal, City Manager Friday, January 24, 2014 01:00 pm

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Since 2009 the residents and taxpayers in New Jersey have experienced the effects of a downturn in the economy. Many are experiencing unemployment or underemployment and have been living with less. Reduced salaries, reduced hours of work, reduced health coverage, declining real estate investments have all plagued our community, as well as others in New Jersey. In addition, the downsizing in jobs, hours of work, and compensation in the Atlantic City casino industry has affected many of our Brigantine residents, who depend on the casinos for work.

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Scenes from a snow day

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Written by Keri O’Connor Friday, January 24, 2014 12:37 pm

Enjoying their snow day off from school are Isael Serra, Giavanna Harper, Patrick and Keelyn Baross and Tony Mendez  Enjoying their snow day off from school are Isael Serra, Giavanna Harper, Patrick and Keelyn Baross and Tony Mendez

Enjoying their snow day off from school are Isael Serra, Giavanna Harper, Patrick and Keelyn Baross and Tony Mendez


Brigantine was spared the worst accumulation of Tuesday’s winter storm, but a few inches of snow and frigid temperatures Wednesday, Jan. 22 gave the city an Arctic feel.

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Brigantine players helps team win hockey tournament

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 24, 2014 12:14 pm

Submitted/Pictured from left to right are: D.J. Haney (D), head coach Joe Seddon, team captain Christian Raymond (C/F), and Gavin Seddon (C/F).  Submitted/ Pictured from left to right are: D.J. Haney (D), head coach Joe Seddon, team captain Christian Raymond (C/F), and Gavin Seddon (C/F).

Brigantine’s D.J. Haney and Christian Raymond, both 14, of the Atlantic City Sharks Bantam Division hockey team competed in the USA Hockey Liberty Cup Tournament during the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. weekend.

The team won the title in dramatic fashion in a Sharks vs. Sharks finale.

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Brigantine firefighter awarded $1,500 by Kiwanis

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 24, 2014 12:08 pm

 Brigantine firefighter Rick Derrickson, left, accepts a check for $1,500 from the Joplin Kiwanis Club during a meeting with the Kiwanis Club of Atlantic City. Also shown are Brigantine Fire Department Capt. Tom Bordonaro, and Linda Palmer, president of the Atlantic City Kiwanis Club. Brigantine firefighter Rick Derrickson, left, accepts a check for $1,500 from the Joplin Kiwanis Club during a meeting with the Kiwanis Club of Atlantic City. Also shown are Brigantine Fire Department Capt. Tom Bordonaro, and Linda Palmer, president of the Atlantic City Kiwanis Club.

BRIGANTINE - On Thursday, Jan. 16, the Joplin, Mo. Kiwanis Club recognized a Brigantine firefighter for his extraordinary efforts to help people during Hurricane Sandy, while his own home on the island was flooded. In appreciation of Rick Derrickson’s efforts to preserve life and property, while his own home was at risk, he was presented with a $1,500 check to rebuild his house.

Members of the Kiwanis nationwide have a history of helping one another.

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Brigantine Police Blotter, week ending Jan. 22

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 24, 2014 12:02 pm

brigantine police All persons listed are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

For the week ending Jan. 22, the Brigantine Police Department responded to approximately 300 calls for service, including 57 motor vehicle stops, two DWIs, and six domestic disputes.

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Sports Scrapbook, edition of Jan. 24

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Written by Don Marrandino Friday, January 24, 2014 11:37 am

sports Crilley leads Spirit to consecutive wins

Summer Crilley continued her outstanding play by scoring 18 points, grabbing 11 rebounds, five steals, and multiple assists to lead the Holy Spirit Lady Spartans to a 56-29 win over Egg Harbor Township.

Few players, male or female, have led a team in four categories, as was done by the former Brigantine student. Two days later, Crilley led the team with 14 points in a 61-26 win over Clearview. Crilley also came over after the game and thanked us for coming to see her. She mentioned that the Atlantic High game could determine the conference championship.

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Proposal for part-time firefighters cuts costs, but union doubts its worth

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Written by Michael Feely Thursday, January 23, 2014 06:30 pm

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Last week’s city council meeting covered many topics and set a record for length, lasting more than seven hours. A major issue under discussion was a proposal for the replacement of seven full-time firefighters with nine part-time firefighters, which City Manager Jennifer Blumenthal presented to the mayor and council.

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Flood insurance hikes won’t be repealed, Boehner says

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Written by Michael Feely Thursday, January 23, 2014 05:00 pm

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Last Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner announced that the Republican-controlled House of Representatives won’t take up legislation to defer big increases in flood insurance premiums for homeowners, a result of a 2012 overhaul of the federal flood insurance program.

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Government must become more cost-effective

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Written by Anne Phillips Thursday, January 23, 2014 04:00 pm

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To the editor:

At the Jan. 15 Council meeting, we commented on two topics. The first concerned the vote on the proposed salary ordinance.

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Instead of attacking, consider the fiscal situation

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Written by Conrad Weiler Thursday, January 23, 2014 03:00 pm

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To the editor:

Much of last week’s council meeting was a public bargaining session and political rally attacking the public safety director and the Democrats that seemed at times to actually be run by the firemen’s union leader, representing about a third of the City's employees. What I did not hear amidst all the criticism of everyone else from the speakers representing or siding with the Fire Department, was any recognition of the underlying fiscal problems the City is facing.

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