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House fire displaces 4 on E. Beach Avenue

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, December 19, 2013 07:00 pm

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A house fire Tuesday, Dec. 17 on E. Beach Avenue has displaced four residents and caused an approximated $10,000 in damage, according to the Brigantine Fire/EMS Department.

Residents of the front apartment at 902 E. Beach Ave. reported smoke coming from a kitchen electrical panel. Firefighters arrived at 6:59 p.m., two minutes after receiving the call, and found all the occupants had evacuated the house.

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BrigStrong, Atlantic County seek reconstruction volunteers

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Written by Michael Feely Thursday, December 19, 2013 06:00 pm

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BrigStrong, Brigantine’s Long Term Recovery Group, and Atlantic County REVIVE have joined forces as the Jersey Shore continues to rebuild after the devastation of Superstorm Sandy more than a year ago.

Neil Brown of the Fuller Center for Housing is the Construction head of Atlantic County REVIVE, the county’s Long Term Recovery Group. He is heading up the reconstruction efforts in Atlantic County.

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Brigantine’s floodplain management gets top marks from FEMA

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Written by Michael Feely Thursday, December 19, 2013 05:00 pm

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Brigantine was recognized this week by FEMA as one of the 10 best municipalities in the state in managing the island’s flood plain, through an aggressive plan of reducing the flood hazard risk and communication to the community.

Other municipalities honored were Sea Isle City, Avalon, Beach Haven, Bedminster, Long Beach Township, Longport, Mantoloking, Pompton Lakes and Stafford Township. All have reached the highest level of compliance – Class 5 – in the state.

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City manager reviewing resumes for interim superintendent of public works

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Written by Michael Feely Thursday, December 19, 2013 04:00 pm

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City Manager Jennifer Blumenthal confirmed that the city has received three resumes from city employees who have asked to be considered for the interim Superintendent of Public Works.

The resumes had to be in to the city by Dec. 18.

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All is calm, all is bright at tree lighting ceremony

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Written by Keri O’Connor Monday, December 16, 2013 01:57 pm

The Brigantine annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony and the arrival of Santa Clause was held on Friday, Dec. 6, at the firehouse.

 Kairo Herber, Jeffrey Geisler, Jordan Mozelle, and Nicolas Price, get into the holiday spirit with elf hats.  Kairo Herber, Jeffrey Geisler, Jordan Mozelle, and Nicolas Price, get into the holiday spirit with elf hats.

Kairo Herber, Jeffrey Geisler, Jordan Mozelle, and Nicolas Price, get into the holiday spirit with elf hats.

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Phelps honored as Volunteer of Year

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 16, 2013 01:37 pm

 Phelps honored as Volunteer of Year Phelps honored as Volunteer of Year

Ann Phelps was honored at the Brigantine Municipal Alliance year-end meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 3, as the Brigantine Municipal Alliance Volunteer of the Year.

Many on the Island know her also as Gulliver the Clean Communities Mascot.

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Brigantine Chamber of Commerce News

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Written by Mike Brennan Monday, December 16, 2013 12:31 pm

Brigantine Chamber of Commerce President Mike Brennan addresses the crowd.  Brigantine Chamber of Commerce President Mike Brennan addresses the crowd.

First, I would like to thank everyone involved in our Chamber of Commerce Holiday Party for the great job on making the event not only enjoyable, but highly successful. We had 92 members in attendance, a sellout crowd. We especially enjoyed the prizes donated by Laguna Bar and Grill, The Cellar 32, St. George’s Pub, Andre’s Italian Restaurant and the Chamber Board of Directors.

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Sports Scrapbook: DePaul dethrones Holy Spirit 35-16

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Written by Don Marrandino Monday, December 16, 2013 01:00 am

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DePaul Catholic High School beat three-time state champion Holy Spirit 35-16 for the Non-Public 11 championship at Rutgers University on Sunday.

DePaul’s senior quarterback Zach Bednarczyk ran 10 times for 108 yards and a touchdown and was 8-11 passing for 118 yards and a touchdown. The Villanova recruit was clearly the difference in the game. The brilliant quarterback set up almost every touchdown by keeping the Spirit defense off balance the whole game.

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December Artist of the Month

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, December 16, 2013 01:00 am

Submitted by Georgine Tracy

The Brigantine Cultural Arts Commission presents Don McGahn as the December Artist of the Month. McGahn’s train collection can be viewed at the BBCAC Showcase located at the Community Center. Don shares his passion for trains with us:

Dons Huff and Puff Out of Steam Railway:

Donald McGahn and his family have lived in Brigantine for thirty four years. They moved from Atlantic City when the Casino law was passed.

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Addressing the question of safety director vs. dept. chiefs

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Written by Frank Kern Thursday, December 12, 2013 01:00 am

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To the editor:

As a member of Brigantine City Council, I would like to give my answers to the following questions:

1. Are we going to have a permanent public safety director?

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