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The Gold and Silver Mine: Approach investment in gold or silver market with caution

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Written by Douglas Keefe Sunday, February 08, 2015 11:00 am

The Gold and Silver Mine: Approach investment in gold or silver market with caution The Gold and Silver Mine: Approach investment in gold or silver market with caution There’s a saying that history repeats its self. And I guess when it comes to investing in gold and precious metals, that saying holds true.

Back in 1980 the world was a much different place. Interest rates were at 18 percent, we had lived through a disruption in foreign oil supplies and an Arab oil embargo, and the sheiks with their oil money were buying all the gold they could get.

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Absecon Lighthouse to host Valentine’s Day vow renewal

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Written by Staff Reports Sunday, February 08, 2015 12:00 am

absecon lighthouse Absecon Lighthouse will host “An Evening of Romance and Renewal” for Valentine's Day 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 14.

Couples can take part in a group vow renewal ceremony by a non-denominational minister in the Keeper's Cottage, followed by a champagne toast and romantic dancing to the tunes of PJ the DJ. 

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FEMA changes Brigantine’s Bayshore Avenue zoning from VE to AE

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, February 06, 2015 09:58 am

FEMA changes Brigantine’s Bayshore Avenue zoning from VE to AE FEMA changes Brigantine’s Bayshore Avenue zoning from VE to AE BRIGANTINE–City Manager Ed Stinson announced a zoning change that he said is “good news” for homeowners who live on Bayshore Avenue between 10th Street South and 17th Street South. The area had been previously identified as being in a VE floodplain zone.

“FEMA has agreed with our request to reposition the V-zone boundary along Bayshore Avenue between 10th Street South and 17th Street South so that the boundary aligns with the bulkhead,” he said via email.

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Brigantine council approves golf cart lease, dump truck purchase

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, February 06, 2015 09:27 am

Brigantine council approves golf cart lease, dump truck purchase Brigantine council approves golf cart lease, dump truck purchase BRIGANTINE–City Council moved quickly through a brief agenda Wednesday evening, approving an ordinance (1-2015) that changed the fee ordinance with regard to the farmers market.  The vendor participation fee for a 10- by 10-foot space will be $200 for the season and an additional $150 for an additional space.

Council met after a 5 p.m. executive session that, according to City Solicitor Fred Scerni, dealt with contracts, pensions, a possible return to a full-time chief financial officer, and questions regarding the city’s direction now that the city engineer has been appointed city manager. A possible shared services arrangement may be considered.

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Sports Scrapbook: Holy Spirit girls stifle No. 13 Monroe Township 60-42

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 06, 2015 04:13 am

Sports Scrapbook Feb. 6 Sports Scrapbook Feb. 6 Holy Spirit girls stifle No. 13 Monroe Township 60-42

The Lady Spartans (11-2) put on a defensive clinic in upsetting the 13th-ranked team in the state, Monroe Township (11-2). Spirit’s hounding man-to-man defense took the visitors completely out of their game to win going away 60-42.

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VFW presents annual awards (Slideshow)

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Written by Keri O’Connor Friday, February 06, 2015 12:00 am

Mike Merlino of the American Legion Riders accepts his award. Mike Merlino of the American Legion Riders accepts his award. Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6964 held its annual awards night Friday, Jan. 30 to recognize outstanding citizens of Brigantine.

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Brigantine Elementary School second marking period honor roll

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, February 06, 2015 12:00 am

Brigantine Elementary School second marking period honor roll Brigantine Elementary School second marking period honor roll Third Grade

Teacher: Diane Amend

A Honor Roll

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Atlantic County Sheriff’s Report, Brigantine edition of Feb. 6

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Written by Police Blotter Friday, February 06, 2015 12:00 am

atlantic county sheriff patch Ibrar K. Shinwari, 22, of Brigantine, was arrested Oct. 30 in Egg Harbor City by S/O James Torres and S/O Jason Jones on a bench warrant.   

Louis Capone, 36, of Brigantine, was arrested Nov. 18 in Brigantine by Det. Timothy Flanigan and Det. Dustin Widas on a Superior Court bench warrant.

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Brigantine Elks news, Feb. 5

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Written by Opinion Friday, February 06, 2015 12:00 am

So much for inflategate; on to lodge business. Friday, Feb. 6 is the second and final round of interviews for membership candidates. The committee will sit from 7 p.m. until all candidates have been seen.

At our meeting Tuesday, Feb. 10, we will vote on those found acceptable by the committee and hold the nomination of officers. It is still not too late to throw your hat in the ring. See ER Don ASAP if you decide to run for an office.

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Letter: It’s high noon for the golf course

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Written by Opinion Thursday, February 05, 2015 12:00 am

Letter: It’s high noon for the golf course Letter: It’s high noon for the golf course To the editor:

Apparently sometime in the next couple of weeks City Council will finally vote on whether to accept the proposal by Ron Jaworski Management to take over operations at golf course on a long-term lease. Why the city of Brigantine would not be thrilled to have a high-profile, successful golf course ownership group like Ron Jaworski Management as part of the community is absolutely beyond me, but my understanding is that the new majority and their supporters are against the proposal and it will probably be voted down.

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