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Tournament hat trick for A.C. Sharks bantams

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, March 21, 2014 07:39 pm

A.C. Sharks defenseman D.J. Haney moves to the boards to send a pass to right wing Christian Raymond. Both players are Brigantine North School eighth-graders.    A.C. Sharks defenseman D.J. Haney moves to the boards to send a pass to right wing Christian Raymond. Both players are Brigantine North School eighth-graders.

The Atlantic City Sharks bantam ice hockey team finished the 2013-14 season by winning three consecutive championships.

The group competed in the annual Hershey Jr. Bears St. Patrick's Day Tournament last weekend. Ninety-five teams entered the tournament which was played at the Hershey Park Arena, home of the AHL Hershey Bears, along with other area rinks. The Sharks’ bantam bracket consisted of 11 teams from the Middle Atlantic States.

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The Gold and Silver Mine – Rare stamp expected to auction for millions

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Written by Douglas Keefe Friday, March 21, 2014 06:12 pm

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Once again this week’s topic will deviate toward stamps, something I’ve said I will do from time to time when something is about to occur that I feel will be of interest to our readers.

This event is the planned auction of what is probably the rarest collectible by weight: a postage stamp known as the 1-cent Magenta. The estimated bid this stamp will receive is somewhere between $10 to $20 million (talk about a range of estimate!).

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Voters’ questions about registration answered

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, March 21, 2014 05:44 pm

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Last week The Beachcomber News reported that the city will hold a special election in order for residents of Brigantine to vote for or against the city having a Public Safety Director.

This has caused some confusion with voters.

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Fundraiser for Vinnie is a family affair

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Written by Keri O’Connor Friday, March 21, 2014 03:26 pm

 Gail Deritis, Vinnie Primavera and Nancy Tregnan. Gail Deritis and Nancy Tregnan.

BRIGANTINE - Family and friends gathered Friday, March 14 at the American Legion to show their love and support for Vinnie Primavera.

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Sandy Bill of Rights approved by NJ Senate committee

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, March 21, 2014 03:16 pm

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Saint Patrick’s Day brought more than leprechauns to victims of Superstorm Sandy. A Sandy Bill of Rights proposed by New Jersey Senate President Stephen Sweeney was approved by the Senate Community and Urban Affairs Committee by a vote of 4-0 with one abstention.

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Man and woman sought for questioning in burglaries, auto theft

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, March 21, 2014 03:02 pm

Man and woman sought for questioning in burglaries, auto theft Man and woman sought for questioning in burglaries, auto theft

The Brigantine Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating the whereabouts of two individuals in connection with residential burglaries and motor vehicle theft.

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Draft of 2014 budget posted on city website, to be introduced April 2

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Written by Jennifer Blumenthal, City Manager Friday, March 21, 2014 03:00 pm

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The city is currently working on the budget for the 2014 fiscal year, and plans to introduce the budget at the Wednesday, April 2 council meeting.

Negotiations are in process with the police, teamsters, lifeguards and dispatchers; contracts that expired in 2012 and more recently the fire department, whose contract expired in 2013.

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Brigantine Police blotter – Shoplifting arrest

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Written by Lt. Jim Bennett Friday, March 21, 2014 02:06 pm

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For the two-week period ending March 19, the Brigantine Police Department responded to approximately 500 calls for service, including 45 motor vehicle stops, five accidents and six domestic disputes.

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North Middle School wins NJ Mock Trial Contest

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Written by Rita Coyne Friday, March 21, 2014 11:00 am

Brigantine North Middle School sixth-grade gifted and talented students, along with their teacher Rita Coyne, are pictured here on Pi Day Friday, March 14, as they learn of their first-place win in the New Jersey State Bar Foundation’s Mock Trial Program. Brigantine North Middle School sixth-grade gifted and talented students, along with their teacher Rita Coyne, are pictured here on Pi Day Friday, March 14, as they learn of their first-place win in the New Jersey State Bar Foundation’s Mock Trial Program.

Brigantine sixth-graders have taken home first prize four times in the past five years

The sixth-grade gifted and talented students at Brigantine North Middle School won first place in the New Jersey State Bar Foundation’s (NJSBF) Mock Trial Contest.

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Council rehashes golf course issues

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Written by Michael Feely Thursday, March 20, 2014 02:00 pm

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It was an early night for most attending this week’s council meeting. Early in the meeting, the Mayor and Council honored three groups: the undefeated Brigantine Hurricanes of the Brigantine Hockey Association, the Atlantic County Mental Health Association/Hope and Healing Program, and the Blankets for Brigantine and Beyond group. The latter two were honored for all of their work helping and aiding the hardest hit by Superstorm Sandy.

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‘Jump Rope for Heart’ gets kids moving at Brigantine Elementary School

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, March 20, 2014 12:00 am

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During Physical Education classes Feb. 24-28, students at Brigantine Elementary School jumped all over heart disease and stroke by participating in Jump Rope For Heart.

The students raised more than $3,030 for the American Heart Association, which funds research, programs and education to fight heart disease and stroke, our nation’s No. 1 and No. 4 killers.

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Raising the roof – and everything else

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Written by Michael Feely Thursday, March 13, 2014 06:00 pm

  Students and staff of Butler University in Indiana show their enthusiasm for community volunteering Wednesday, March 12 at the Huff family’s home in Brigantine. Students and staff of Butler University in Indiana show their enthusiasm for community volunteering Wednesday, March 12 at the Huff family’s home in Brigantine.

This past week, 33 volunteers from Butler University in Indianapolis, Ind. have made South Jersey their home as they spent their days helping elevate the Huff home in Brigantine.

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