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Organic vs. conventional produce: Brigantine Farmers Market has both

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 14, 2014 03:00 pm

brigantine-farmers-market Consumers are often confused about the merits of organic versus conventional fruits and vegetables.  Debate seems to settle around two key areas:  nutritional content and use of pesticides.

Foods labeled as organic are governed by USDA standards and producers go through a formal certification program.  Organic growers must avoid food irradiation, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in their farming. In order to adhere to these standards for certification, organic farmers charge a premium for their produce.

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Kids Fit mile run benefits CASA for Children

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 14, 2014 10:02 am

Students take off at the starting line of the Kids Fit Final Mile Saturday, April 5. Students take off at the starting line of the Kids Fit Final Mile Saturday, April 5. ATLANTIC CITY - More than 250 children participated in the annual Atlantic City Marathon Kids Fit Final Mile Saturday, April 5 on the Atlantic City Boardwalk, beginning and ending in front of Revel Casino. The one-mile run benefited CASA for Children of Atlantic and Cape May Counties, a nonprofit organization that trains volunteers to be court advocates for children living in foster care.

The top five finishers were Adrian Santos, 14; Ralph Bright, 15; Alyssa Aldridge, 14; Jonathan Rivera, 13; and Sleiter Svric, 14.

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FEMA explains HMGP grant process

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Written by MICHAEL FEELY Monday, April 14, 2014 09:57 am

Brigantine homeowners attend a meeting held by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection Wednesday, April 9 at the Community Center, where they learned about the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program for raising homes. Brigantine homeowners attend a meeting held by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection Wednesday, April 9 at the Community Center, where they learned about the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program for raising homes.  BRIGANTINE - It was standing room only for those attending a meeting at the Brigantine Beach Community Center Wednesday evening as representatives from FEMA explained the grant process to 26 lucky Brigantine families. These 26 were the first in the state to receive approval for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) to raise their homes.

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Brigantine teen places second in Atlantic County spelling bee

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Written by Brian Husta Monday, April 14, 2014 09:47 am

Brian Husta / Kunal Jadeja, 13, holds his spelling bee trophy. Brian Husta / Kunal Jadeja, 13, holds his spelling bee trophy.  GALLOWAY - Kunal Jadeja, a seventh-grader at Brigantine North Middle School, took second place in the Scripps South Jersey Spelling Bee Championships held Saturday, March 22 at Galloway Township Middle School.

Jadeja, 13, has attended the Brigantine school system since kindergarten, and has worked diligently to be Brigantine’s representative in this year’s County Spelling Bee.

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Brigantine women excel at half marathon

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Written by MICHAEL FEELY Monday, April 14, 2014 09:45 am

Submitted From left are runners Lauren Robbins, Patty Delson, Mindy Pomatto, Toni Flowers and Bethany Derrickson. Submitted From left are runners Lauren Robbins, Patty Delson, Mindy Pomatto, Toni Flowers and Bethany Derrickson.  BRIGANTINE - A group of 15 women from Brigantine braved the Boardwalk for the April Fools Half Marathon and finished the 13.1-mile race this past Sunday morning.

The women were led by Collette Mancuso, who finished in a time of 1:48:26 in a 8:16 mile pace. She was the first of five women who finished under two hours.

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Brigantine Police blotter – 37 summonses issued

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 14, 2014 09:29 am

bri police Submitted by Lt. Jim Bennett

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

For the week ending April 2, the Brigantine Police Department responded to approximately 350 calls for service, including 81 motor vehicle stops with 37 summonses issued, six domestic disputes and three accidents.

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South Jersey Gas Conducts Natural Gas Regulator Maintenance Program along Barrier Islands

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, April 13, 2014 11:00 pm

South Jersey Gas has initiated a program to inspect, raise and potentially replace natural gas regulators along the shore points affected by Superstorm Sandy.

The company has contracted with Precision Pipeline Solutions, an authorized SJG partner, to perform this work. PPS will inspect natural gas regulators in areas that were flooded and, in most instances, raise the equipment to comply with updated flood mapping as a result of Superstorm Sandy. The regulator, which is located adjacent to the meter, controls the pressure of natural gas that feeds the home or business.

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The Gold and Silver Mine: Treasures and trash: the contents of safe deposit boxes

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Written by Douglas Keefe Sunday, April 13, 2014 11:00 pm

coins Last week I was asked by an officer of a bank near Vineland to do an appraisal of the contents from several safe deposit boxes. We are asked to do this periodically, usually to provide an inventory for an estate due to the owner of the box dying. Since we have been recognized by the Superior Court of the State of New Jersey as experts in our field, we can do appraisals as well as testify in court as expert witnesses.

This situation was a bit different. You may not be aware, but if someone stops paying for their safe deposit box and the bank is unable to contact them, the box is entered by drilling the lock and the contents are sealed by the bank. This is where I came in.

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Sports Scrapbook: Holy Spirit nips Atlantic High 4-3

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Written by Don Marrandino Saturday, April 12, 2014 11:00 pm

sports Holy Spirit rallied for three runs in the bottom of the sixth to erase a 2-1 deficit to beat Atlantic High 4-3. Joe Hartley’s bases-loaded single off Viking ace Jake McClaskey was the big blow in the Spartan’s win over archrival Atlantic High.

The traditional clash between the former Atlantic City cross-town rivals dates back almost 90 years. Old-timers can remember Brigantine’s Joe Mason’s towering homers for the Vikings in the 1940s.

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The Gold and Silver Mine – A reunion of sorts at the coin convention

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Written by DOUGLAS KEEFE Saturday, April 05, 2014 04:00 am

coins Last week Linda and I made arrangements to attend the Baltimore Coin Convention held in the Convention Center in the Inner Harbor area. This is a major event held four times a year and attracts dealers from around the country.

In years past, we would attend and set up at major conventions around the country as frequently as once a month, although I must admit it’s been quite some time since we’ve attended a convention because of the time and work involved.

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