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Brigantine leads local municipalities in Sandy recovery

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Written by MICHAEL FEELY Friday, June 13, 2014 06:55 am

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Although New Jersey is still in the recovery process after the impact of Superstorm Sandy in October 2012, Brigantine is recovering more quickly than many municipalities in New Jersey.

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Brigantine Couples Golf League - Aarons and Klines take the win

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, June 13, 2014 12:00 am

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The Brigantine Couples Golf League played their Opening Night four-person scramble last Friday. It was a fun and easy game and a beautiful evening to play golf.

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Officers rewarding safe riders

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, June 13, 2014 12:00 am

BRIGANTINE - June is a big month for Brigantine PBA Local #204 and Brigantine PBA charities.

First, due to the success of the Safe Bicycle Riders Campaign in cooperation with Aunt B's Ice Cream and the Smile Factory last summer, Brigantine police officers have already begun to hand out coupons to children who have been seen wearing their bicycle helmets and riding safely.

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Sports Scrapbook - Taggart named Scrapbook’s Athlete of 2014

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Written by Don Marrandino Friday, June 13, 2014 12:00 am

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Atlantic City’s Taggart named Scrapbook’s Athlete of 2014

Ranked No. 3, Washington Township ended Atlantic City High’s Cinderella softball season with a 5-0 win in the South Jersey finals. The loss ended a 10-game Viking win streak that included three playoff upsets. This Lady Viking team rebounded from a 3-10 and will long be remembered.

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Brigantine Police Blotter, edition of June 13, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, June 12, 2014 04:45 pm

Brigantine Police Blotter

For the two-week period ending June 11, the Brigantine Police Department responded to approximately 770 calls for service, including 160 motor vehicle stops with 40 summonses issued, seven domestic disputes and six accidents. There were five warrant arrests.

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American Legion news, June 13, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, June 12, 2014 12:00 am

"Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use!"

Well, not Mike and Guy, they use all speeds when it comes to fishing The American Legion Post 396’s Eighth annual Fishing Tournament. The tournament will be held Saturday, June 21. (Rain date June 22) The largest flounder will take home $500. That is just one prize. There are many more. For more information, call Mike at 609-264-0631 or Guy at 609-266- 0423. They know it all. You may also pick up forms at the American Legion, 3218 Brigantine Ave. or call 609-266-9477. As most people know the proceeds benefit the Fisher House for the military and their families. By the way, this is open to the public.

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Primary results confirm party slates for November

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Written by MICHAEL FEELY Tuesday, June 10, 2014 04:41 pm

BRIGANTINE - Tuesday’s primary election brings us closer to the “silly season” that will end in November when the island’s residents choose their next mayor and two Council-at-large members.

The Republicans turned out many more voters than the Democrats. The island currently has 6,783 registered voters: 2,756 registered as Republican and 1,860 registered as Democrats The key to November elections will be the 2,758 independent registered voters.

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Brief council meeting is public safety director’s last

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Written by MICHAEL FEELY Tuesday, June 10, 2014 04:38 pm

BRIGANTINE - Wednesday’s council meeting was a brief one, finishing in just over an hour for the public portion. It followed a series of meetings that tended to last up to six hours as council debated issues along party lines dealing with the position of the public safety director, the municipal budget and the need for (or lack) of chiefs for the police, fire and beach patrol.

The main issue brought up by two members of the public dealt with the city’s review of potential part-time and full-time firefighters. The department has reportedly given preliminary physical tests for both part-time and full-time candidates. City manager Jennifer Blumenthal would neither confirm nor deny that tests were given, stating that she needed to meet with members of council in executive session.

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Freespool, June 6, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, June 06, 2014 12:48 pm

 Nine huge keepers caught aboard the Fish Finder II. Nine huge keepers caught aboard the Fish Finder II.  BRIGANTINE - Cathy Crossland from Bayside Marina reports another great week of fishing despite the Brigantine winds blowing. The striper bite off the beach is still strong and fresh bunker heads seem to produce more than chunking. She said she is lucky to have a steady stream of great looking bunker in the shop. The north end has seen schools of shark lately. There are still big drum being caught on clam as well as a few blues.

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Brigantine Women’s Golf Association

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, June 06, 2014 12:00 am

The Brigantine Women’s Golf Association has kicked off its season so far with three weeks of fun!

On May 13, they played a Low Gross, Low Net, Low Putt contest. There was a tie for low gross between Lisa Done and Maria Elise Cassara, each of whom scored a 44. Helen Monk had the low net score of 33. Mandy and Dee Miller tied for low putts with 14. The straightest drive contest was won by Cindy Douglas, and Mollye O’Neill was closest to the pin on Hole No. 12. Benny Friel was the mystery prize winner.

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