Brigantine Beachcomber

Brigantine’s government must be cost-effective

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Written by Charles De Julius Thursday, January 30, 2014 04:00 pm

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To the editor:

Over the last few weeks, the Brigantine City Council meetings have been dominated by pretty contentious and thorny budget debates.

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Council will vote to eliminate public safety director position

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Written by Philip Guenther Thursday, January 30, 2014 03:00 pm

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If you have attended any of the city council meetings over the past several months, you are well aware of the ongoing contentious debate surrounding the position of public safety director and the absence of chiefs leading our police and fire departments and beach patrol.

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The Gold and Silver Mine – Pinching pennies to save more than cents

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Written by DOUGLAS KEEFE Sunday, January 26, 2014 09:12 am

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

A recent article in the Wall Street Journal detailed efforts to save money in the production of our coinage. In 2010 Congress mandated a study to find ways to save costs, notably by utilizing other metals than those in current use.

A one-cent coin (incorrectly called a “penny”) is made of 97.5 percent zinc with a copper coating. This composition was first used in 1982 to replace the almost 100 percent copper required for the one-cent coin prior to that date, due to the high cost of copper at that time. Even with this cost-saving effort, it still costs 1.8 cents to produce each one-cent coin. And as for durability, take a look at one that has spent time in the elements, especially one that has been dropped on the beach.

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Adopt a Seal from Marine Mammal Stranding Center

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, January 26, 2014 01:00 am

BRIGANTINE - Adopt a Seal from Marine Mammal Stranding Center this Valentine's Day for friends, family or teachers

This year, why not give a gift that gives back?  You can remember a friend or loved one in a very special way and save a seal at the same time.

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Lions awarded pins for their service

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, January 26, 2014 01:00 am

Lions District Governor Karen Ressler presented pins in recognition of the following Lions:


 Mary Accordino for 15 years of service as a Lion Mary Accordino for 15 years of service as a Lion

Mary Accordino for 15 years of service as a Lion

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NASCAR champ Preece aims for indoor racing success at AC

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, January 25, 2014 06:05 am

ATLANTIC CIty - Reigning NASCAR Whelen Modified Touring Series champion Ryan Preece and 2011 NASCAR Whelen Modified Rookie of the Year Patrick Emerling will bring youth and extensive outdoor paved track racing experience to Indoor TQracing as entries in the pair of upcoming events in Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall and Trenton’s Sun Bank Center.

The 12th annual NAPAKnow How Atlantic City Indoor Races on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 24-25 and the first Battle Of Trenton Indoor races presented by PRC Industries/ Angela House Charity on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7-8 will feature Three Quarter Midget racing along with Champ Kart and Slingshot races.

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Republicans reorganize for new year

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, January 25, 2014 01:00 am

Republicans reorganize for new year  Republicans reorganize for new year

BRIGANTINE - Mayor Phil Guenther, Freeholders Rich Dase and John Risley, Sheriff Frank Balles, Jim Mackey and Councilman Simpson gather at the standing-room-only Brigantine Republican Club meeting Jan. 14 at VFW Post, where elected officials listened to issues Brigantine residents are facing.  

 

Future U. S. Coast Guardsman given a sendoff

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 24, 2014 07:47 pm

 Mayor Phil Guenther, Freeholders Rich Dase and John Risley, Sheriff Frank Balles, Jim Mackey and Councilman Simpson gather at the standing-room-only Brigantine Republican Club meeting Jan. 14 at VFW Post, where elected officials listened to issues Brigantine residents are facing.   Mayor Phil Guenther, Freeholders Rich Dase and John Risley, Sheriff Frank Balles, Jim Mackey and Councilman Simpson gather at the standing-room-only Brigantine Republican Club meeting Jan. 14 at VFW Post, where elected officials listened to issues Brigantine residents are facing.

BRIGANTINE - Mayor Phil Guenther, Freeholders Rich Dase and John Risley, Sheriff Frank Balles, Jim Mackey and Councilman Simpson gather at the standing-room-only Brigantine Republican Club meeting Jan. 14 at VFW Post, where elected officials listened to issues Brigantine residents are facing.

   

Fans get twisted up over Chubby Checker

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Written by Jackie Fabel Friday, January 24, 2014 01:20 pm

An enthusiastic audience crowds the Superstar Showroom in Resorts casino to see Chubby Checker perform.  An enthusiastic audience crowds the Superstar Showroom in Resorts casino to see Chubby Checker perform.  As my husband and I arrived on the dining floor level and within eyesight of the Superstar Theater on Jan. 18, I knew that the 8 p.m. starting show time was not going to happen. The line for the entrance stretched from the entry doors back to the elevators and beyond. The wait until the curtain rose was over 20 minutes, but worth the delay to see Chubby Checker.

It’s been a while since I’ve seen the Resorts showroom full to capacity. I was happy to see the seating captain, Don, and the others who seat you are still at their jobs – many of whom I’ve known since Resorts first opened. It covers up a lot of the negativity that Atlantic City is receiving in the press these days.

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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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