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'Respectable Government for Brigantine' petition filed

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Written by Michael Feely Thursday, September 19, 2013 03:00 pm

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A petition by the group Respectable Government for Brigantine, submitted Sept. 5 to City Clerk Lynn Sweeney, has made signatures a heated topic of conversation on the island recently.

The petition, if certified by the city clerk, would allow registered voters to vote on a referendum to change the city’s form of government in November, replacing the mayor and council with three commissioners.

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Council passes $4 million bond ordinance

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Written by Michael Feely Thursday, September 19, 2013 02:00 pm

After many weeks, Brigantine’s City Council finally passed a bond ordinance (10-2013) appropriating $4 million for capital improvements.

The bond was passed, 5-2, with Republicans Mayor Phil Guenther and Councilman Andy Simpson voting no.

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BrigStrong seeks volunteer for committee head

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Written by BrigStrong Thursday, September 12, 2013 03:00 pm

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Tom Milhous, the vice chairman of the Brigantine long-term recovery group BrigStrong, said the group is looking for a volunteer to lead the organization’s committee on construction. The person will be BrigStrong’s liaison and advocate with the county recovery group.

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An evening with Wayne Newton at the Taj

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Written by Jackie Fabel Tuesday, September 10, 2013 06:00 pm

 

‘Mr. Las Vegas,’ Wayne Newton, beguiles his audience at the Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City. ‘Mr. Las Vegas,’ Wayne Newton, beguiles his audience at the Taj Mahal Casino in Atlantic City.

It was the Labor Day Weekend sort of a last of the lazy days of summer. The weather was cooperating – no rain, not too hot – making it the perfect time for families to have that final fling before the summer of 2013 comes to a close.

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Brigantine participating in Preparedness Month

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Written by Lt. Jim Bennett Tuesday, September 10, 2013 05:00 am

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The City of Brigantine has committed to participate in National Preparedness Month this September to increase preparedness throughout the U.S. The event, now in its ninth year, is an effort hosted by the Ready Campaign and Citizen Corps, encouraging households, businesses and communities to prepare and plan for emergencies.

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Brigantine Police Blotter – DWI, assault arrests

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Written by Lt. Jim Bennett Monday, September 09, 2013 11:00 am

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

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Bluefish Tournament gives $35,000 for mammographies

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Written by Jennifer Tornetta Monday, September 09, 2013 11:00 am

  Members of the Ladies Invitational Bluefish Tournament present a $35,000 check to representatives of the AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute Thursday, Aug. 29. Money raised by the tournament supports the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s Mammography Assistance Fund, which provides breast cancer screenings to uninsured and under-insured women throughout southern New Jersey. Members of the Ladies Invitational Bluefish Tournament present a $35,000 check to representatives of the AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute Thursday, Aug. 29. Money raised by the tournament supports the AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center’s Mammography Assistance Fund, which provides breast cancer screenings to uninsured and under-insured women throughout southern New Jersey.

Members of the Ladies Invitational Bluefish Tournament presented a $35,000 check to representatives of the AtlantiCare Cancer Care Institute Aug. 29 at St. George’s Pub in Brigantine.

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The Gold and Silver Mine – How to tell what kind of gold you have

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Written by Douglas Keefe Monday, September 09, 2013 09:00 am

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A weekly column dedicated to “digging out” current information about precious metals, coins and other numismatics.

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Flounder still biting in the ocean

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Written by Capt. Joe Fumo Monday, September 09, 2013 12:00 am

Keeper caught aboard the Fish Finder II. Keeper caught aboard the Fish Finder II.

The Fish Finder is now running out front. Capt. Joe Fumo reported that on Tuesday, they ran to the Great Egg Reef. Anglers had a ball reeling in up to 20 flounder each. They had quite a bit of shorts, but managed to take home half a dozen. Spearing and squid were definitely the bait of choice.

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Firefighters give to BrigStrong

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Written by Michael Feely Sunday, September 08, 2013 01:10 pm

Pictured from left are firefighters Robert Croce, Derrickson, Murray, Lange, and Fuller presenting BrigStrong's Lynn Sweeney with a check for $1,000. Pictured from left are firefighters Robert Croce, Derrickson, Murray, Lange, and Fuller presenting BrigStrong's Lynn Sweeney with a check for $1,000.

Pictured from left are firefighters Robert Croce, Derrickson, Murray, Lange, and Fuller presenting BrigStrong's Lynn Sweeney with a check for $1,000.

   

Long after the storm, merchants still seek a silver lining

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Written by Keri O’Connor Sunday, September 08, 2013 12:00 pm

Business owner Gaeton Cassello discusses the effects of Superstorm Sandy with Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno and Mayor Phil Guenther. Business owner Gaeton Cassello discusses the effects of Superstorm Sandy with Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno and Mayor Phil Guenther.

Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno visited a few Brigantine businesses Friday, Aug. 31, including Cassello Jewelers, where she talked to owner Gaeton Cassello about how Super Storm Sandy affected business and the progress in getting help from the government.

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Fire Department supports Antlers Lodge No. 23

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Written by Julie Mandes Saturday, September 07, 2013 09:00 am

 

The Brigantine Antlers, in no particular order: President Tyler Parnell, First Vice President Harrison Klaiss, Second Vice President Kevin Curau, Treasurer Jack Crooks, Trustee Matthew Crooks, Chaplain/Trustee John Hayes, Sergeant at Arms D.J. Haney, Inner Guard Paul Faherty, and Secretary Jadin Eafrati (not present). The Brigantine Antlers, in no particular order: President Tyler Parnell, First Vice President Harrison Klaiss, Second Vice President Kevin Curau, Treasurer Jack Crooks, Trustee Matthew Crooks, Chaplain/Trustee John Hayes, Sergeant at Arms D.J. Haney, Inner Guard Paul Faherty, and Secretary Jadin Eafrati (not present).

Recently, the Brigantine Fire Department presented the Elks Antlers with a donation check for $500 towards their efforts to support the Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation.

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