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Locals honored for real estate sales

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:00 am

 Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Fox & Roach® Sales Associates honored include (left to right) Gary Paul and Maria Sacco Handle. Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Fox & Roach® Sales Associates honored include (left to right) Gary Paul and Maria Sacco Handle.

BRIGANTINE — Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (BHHS) Fox & Roach, Realtors recently honored sales associates from the Brigantine office with a Leading Edge Society Award for their excellent sales performance for 2013, placing them in the top 7 percent of agents in the national BHHS network. Sales associates honored include (left to right) Gary Paul and Maria Sacco Handle.

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BrigStrong, Chamber of Commerce unite to aid Sandy victims

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:00 am

brigstrong logo BRIGANTINE - May 2014 marks 18 months since Superstorm Sandy struck Brigantine, leaving its legacy of physical home damage and emotional stress to over 25 percent of our Brigantine residents.

Thanks to homeowner and flood insurances as well as various federal, state and local grants, Brigantine has reached the point where many victims can finally put Superstorm Sandy in their rear-view mirror and get on with their lives, beginning with the summer of 2014. Unfortunately, other homeowners with major damage have a longer recovery period.

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Brigantine summer tennis programs for 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:00 am

BRIGANTINE - The Community Education and Recreation Department is preparing for the busy summer tennis season opening on Memorial Day Weekend at the 42nd Street courts.  Jim Mogan CER Director announced that tennis courts can be reserved starting Saturday, May 24 and court fees will be collected on weekends only until June 21 when the facility opens for the season.  From June 21 through Labor Day, Sept. 1 courts can be reserved daily and a court fee of $8 per hour, $6 for seniors will be collected.  Reservations can be made by calling the courts at 609-266-0911.

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Brigantine Police blotter, edition of May 23, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 22, 2014 12:00 am

brigantine police For the week ending May 21, the Brigantine Police Department responded to approximately 350 calls for service, including 53 motor vehicle stops with 19 summonses issued, eight domestic disputes and two accidents.

Submitted by Lt. Jim Bennett

   

Fishing going strong

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, May 21, 2014 01:28 pm

 Eddie with a 26-pound striper off the rocks  Eddie with a 26-pound striper off the rocks

BRIGANTINE - Cathy Crossland from Bayside Marina reports that the fishing is going strong. Nice catches of stripers are now mixed with some good-sized bluefish.

"Tooch" has been on fire with black drum and now another 36-inch striper off the surf. Little Jake Dabose, 7, reeled in a 32-inch striper (by himself) fishing with his Pop Pop Mike.

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The Gold and Silver Mine – Collecting on a modest budget still offers thrills

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Written by Douglas Keefe Wednesday, May 21, 2014 01:27 pm

Coins Coins

Collecting coins doesn’t have to be an expensive endeavor (remember, I said collecting, not investing). There are many opportunities to collect United States coins on a modest budget.

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Voters say yes to ousting public safety director

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Written by Michael Feely Thursday, May 15, 2014 07:15 pm

Signs posted around Brigantine urged voters to support the removal of the public safety director position on May 13. As it turned out, the majority of voters agreed. Signs posted around Brigantine urged voters to support the removal of the public safety director position on May 13. As it turned out, the majority of voters agreed.

BRIGANTINE - A petition filed by Concerned Citizens of Brigantine was sustained by voters in a contest that drew an unexpected number of voters to the poll. At press time, the “yes” vote held an unofficial lead of 346 votes with an additional number of provisional votes yet to be counted, according to Brigantine’s City Clerk Lynn Sweeney.

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Brigantine Police Blotter – Roads blocked for 4x4 parade

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Written by Lt. Jim Bennett Thursday, May 15, 2014 12:30 pm

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Traffic notice

Due to the city’s annual 4x4 Parade, on Saturday, May 17 Ocean Avenue will be blocked at 36th Street South, and Brigantine Avenue will be blocked from 37th to 39th streets (including the alleys) until approximately 2 p.m.

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Sports Scrapbook: Locals dominate in high school sports

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Written by Don Marrandino Thursday, May 15, 2014 12:00 pm

 Absegami High School beat Southern Regional 11-2 in their May 8 game, sparked by Braves shortstop Buck Amend, who collected three hits and drove in two runs. Amend hopes to continue his baseball career at La Salle University in the fall. Absegami High School beat Southern Regional 11-2 in their May 8 game, sparked by Braves shortstop Buck Amend, who collected three hits and drove in two runs. Amend hopes to continue his baseball career at La Salle University in the fall.  Atlantic High’s Jake McClaskey played a key role in three Atlantic High baseball games this past week. In game one, McClaskey pitched the Vikings (6-13) to a 5-3 win over favored Hammonton (9-5). He then went two for three in Atlantic High’s 4-2 loss to Mainland and doubled in the Vikings’ 11-1 loss to Vineland.

Maddie Taggart pitched Atlantic High to a 6-2 softball upset over St. Joe of Hammonton and a 10-1 victory over Mainland. Cassidy Shea doubled for the Lady Vikings.

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Garden Club News – Prepare now for craft show

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Written by Phyllis Glomb Thursday, May 15, 2014 11:43 am

 Submitted by Linda Mantello / Visitors and residents entering Brigantine are greeted by this beautiful flowering display maintained by club members Debi Ples and Linda Mantello. Submitted by Linda Mantello / Visitors and residents entering Brigantine are greeted by this beautiful flowering display maintained by club members Debi Ples and Linda Mantello.

I just spoke with Peg. I am happy to report that she came home on Thursday, and she sounded wonderful. I gave her everyone's best wishes. Keep her in your prayers.

The club would like to extend thanks to the anonymous donor who gave us the canna bulbs; they will be distributed to interested bed tenders for use in their plots. (Call Debi P. if you want some.) This is a great donation to our club. 

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