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Brigantine CER Announces winter program

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 09, 2015 09:15 am

The Brigantine Community Education and Recreation Department has announced the winter program for residents of Brigantine.

Courses to be offered starting the week of Jan. 12 include ballroom and Latin beat dancing, intro to piano, digital photography, ukulele, jewelry making, CPR and country line dancing.

Increased emphasis has been placed on fitness course offerings: pilates, Zumba, spin, shape up, yoga and qigong will be offered.  Also, move into wellness and traditional Usui-Reiki.

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Brigantine police officer indicted for sexual assault on 16-year-old girl

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 09, 2015 07:42 am

ATLANTIC COUNTY — A Brigantine police officer was indicted Thursday, Jan 8 on charges that he sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl, Atlantic County Prosecutor Jim McClain announced.

An Atlantic County grand jury indicted Brigantine Police Officer Ralph M. Pereira, 44, of the 5000 block of Ontario Avenue on 10 criminal counts in connection with the sexual assault of the girl in 2012 and 2013. The charges were: two counts of sexual assault, a second-degree crime; three counts of official misconduct, a second-degree crime; three counts of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child; one count of third-degree endangering the welfare of a child; and one count of criminal sexual contact, a fourth-degree crime.

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SharkPark pickets now available

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 09, 2015 12:00 am

BRIGANTINE - The SharkPark Volunteer Committee would like to remind everyone that our fundraising is still ongoing. To make the park the best, most accessible and most accommodating it can be, we will need more help. In less than four months we are striving to complete this incredible project. If you would like to be a part of the newly renovated SharkPark, possibly become a sponsor of one of our major park elements, please give us a call today.

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Cloisters owners meeting set

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 09, 2015 12:00 am

The Cloisters will hold their next owners meeting 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17 in the Community Room. Organizers look forward to seeing all owners who are able to attend.

   

January is a calm month for Elks

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 09, 2015 12:00 am

Happy 2015. 

I hope your holidays were filled with joy and good cheer.  Have you made any New Year's resolutions?  I only made one, not to make any resolutions.

Anyway, on to Elks business. 

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Temple Beth Shalom to host Tu B’shevat Seder and Shabbat dinner

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 09, 2015 12:00 am

Tu B’Shevat is the New Year for the trees.  It is popularly celebrated by the eating of various fruits and nuts, especially those connected with the land of Israel.  Today in Israel, the day is celebrated as an “Arbor Day” with tree planting by school children and adults alike.

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January Artist of the Month: Verna Cherry

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 09, 2015 12:00 am

January Artist of the Month: Verna Cherry January Artist of the Month: Verna Cherry Verna (Gaus) Cherry grew up in Brigantine and graduated from Atlantic City High School in 1959. Right after the storm of 1962, Cherry married and moved to Galloway Township where she has lived for the past 52 years. She has four daughters and six grandchildren.

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Brigantine man killed in Missouri traffic accident

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 02, 2015 12:43 pm

Shay Bohadana, 37, of Brigantine was killed in a traffic accident Wednesday, Dec. 31 in Pulaski County, Missouri.

According to the Waynesville Daily Guide, Bohadana was a passenger in a 2015 Freightliner tractor trailer driven by Juan C. Diaz-Casmayor, 48, of West New York, New Jersey.

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Sports Scrapbook: Remembering Jason Irvin

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, January 02, 2015 11:00 am

Turning back the pages to…                                                                         

1980-Tom Burns was honored at the Atlantic High Sports Banquet as the Most Dedicated Baseball Player.

1980-Nancy Cost (Doran) was a slick fielding infieder on the AtlanticCommunity College softball team.           

1980-Sean Simon and Tom Trockenbrod each had hat tricks to lead the Fury to a 6-0 win over the Chiefs in the Brigantine Soccer League.

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The Gold and Silver Mine: Pending law puts teeth into enforcement, prosecution of coin counterfeiters

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Written by Douglas Keefe Friday, January 02, 2015 09:00 am

The Gold and Silver Mine: Pending law puts teeth into enforcement, prosecution of coin counterfeiters The Gold and Silver Mine: Pending law puts teeth into enforcement, prosecution of coin counterfeiters I have written several times about the problem within the coin collecting hobby caused by counterfeits originating from China. These counterfeits range from crude fakes that would fool almost no one to highly sophisticated copies that take professionals to identify. In fact I just read a crime sheet this morning where an individual is being sought because he is alleged to be frequenting coin and pawn shops selling counterfeit rare and bullion coins. Many of them are actually in the plastic containers issued by one of the major grading services, the container being counterfeited also.

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