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NJ Senate President Sweeney proposes ‘Sandy Bill of Rights’

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Written by Michael Feely Thursday, February 27, 2014 04:00 pm

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The recent meeting held by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs held at Richard Stockton College illustrated clearly the anger felt by those who are still struggling to get out from the aftereffects of Superstorm Sandy.

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Brigantine Elks – Who will be Exalted Ruler?

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Written by George Glomb Tuesday, February 25, 2014 02:00 pm

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As this column approaches its deadline, elections are still hours away. As a result, you'll have to wait to see who won if you weren't there to vote. 

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Eye Health Tip of the Week – Bifocal contacts pose a driving danger

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Written by Dr. Emerson Tracy Tuesday, February 25, 2014 12:00 pm

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Being behind the wheel at night is hard enough, given reduced visibility, headlight glare and fatigue.

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The Gold and Silver Mine – Understanding mint-state, uncirculated and proof coins

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Written by Douglas Keefe Monday, February 24, 2014 11:00 am

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Last week’s article spoke about purchasing American Gold Eagles and Silver Eagles for investment purposes. These coins contain 1 full ounce of gold or silver and are sold at a slight premium over the spot metal’s price. Although they have a face value as a coin ($50 for the 1-ounce gold and $1 for the 1-ounce silver)’ they will never be spent as such because the metal value of each coin exceeds the face value. The term for this is “non-circulating legal tender.”

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Brigantine Book Club discusses local author’s novel

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Written by Bev Bird Sunday, February 23, 2014 01:00 pm

Pictured in bottom row are Fran Paullin, Dr. Arthur DeMarco, Anne Naile Phelps, Beth Ciotta, Annamaria Milhous and Lugene Polzella. In top row are Anna Butcher, Joanna Guglielmo, Kathy Findura, Dawn Jones, Lona Catona, Anne Migatz and Arlene Waronker. Pictured in bottom row are Fran Paullin, Dr. Arthur DeMarco, Anne Naile Phelps, Beth Ciotta, Annamaria Milhous and Lugene Polzella. In top row are Anna Butcher, Joanna Guglielmo, Kathy Findura, Dawn Jones, Lona Catona, Anne Migatz and Arlene Waronker.

Brigantine residents came out in force for local author and Atlantic County Library System/Brigantine staffer Beth Ciotta's discussion of her latest steampunk novel “His Clockwork Canary” at a recent meeting of the Brigantine Book Club.

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2014 beach tags, 4-wheel-drive permits available March 1

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Written by Staff Reports Saturday, February 22, 2014 09:00 am

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As of Saturday, March 1, 4-wheel-drive permits will be available at the cost of $175. Seniors 60 years of age and over will pay $85. You will need to present a valid driver’s license, current registration and current insurance for the vehicle, along with filling out an application.

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Brigantine Fire Department news: edition of Feb. 21, 2014

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Written by Capt. Joseph Maguire Friday, February 21, 2014 05:10 pm

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The City of Brigantine Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department responded to 163 fire calls and 138 emergency medical service calls for service during the first six weeks of 2014, ending Feb. 16.

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Opulence meets the pavement at RV show

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Written by Fred Fabel Friday, February 21, 2014 02:00 pm

This 42-foot Class A motor home on a Freightliner engine and frame is outfitted with high-quality furnishings and conveniences.  This 42-foot Class A motor home on a Freightliner engine and frame is outfitted with high-quality furnishings and conveniences.  ATLANTIC CITY - On Friday, Feb, 14, my oldest son David and I went to the Atlantic City RV show. Being avid campers, we both go as often as we can. All I could think as we stared open-mouthed at some of the RV interiors was, ‘This isn’t the camping we knew when David and his brothers were kids.’ We had traveled over much of the country in a VW bus towing a pop-up camper.

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Boy Scouts help restore homes destroyed by Sandy

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 21, 2014 01:19 pm

Boy Scouts Stephen Barnard, 12, Jack Swenson, 12, and Rob Swenson, 14, all of Galloway.    Boy Scouts Stephen Barnard, 12, Jack Swenson, 12, and Rob Swenson, 14, all of Galloway.  

On Feb. 15-16, Boy Scouts from Troop 634 of Galloway helped AC REVIVE repair homes destroyed or damaged by Super Storm Sandy in Ventnor and Brigantine.  Scouts worked from 8:30 a.m. to about 4:30 p.m.  Scout leaders and parents were also on site to help.

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Sports Scrapbook – Lady Spartans take the title

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Written by Don Marrandino Friday, February 21, 2014 01:14 pm

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Lady Spartans beat Atlantic High for the title 49-24

Summer Crilley’s 21 points led Holy Spirit to a surprisingly easy 49-24 win over Chris Ford Jr.’s Lady Vikings to clinch the American Division championship for the second consecutive year. Amanda Reale had 10 points and 12 rebounds for Spirit.

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