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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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Budget draft shows ratable plunge, beach revenue up

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Written by Michael Feely Thursday, March 13, 2014 05:01 pm

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In a special meeting Saturday morning, City Auditor Michael Cesaro of Bowman & Company led a workshop presentation of the city’s proposed budget for 2014. The draft is certain to undergo changes before its adoption by council sometime in April.

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Special election on public safety director is May 13

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Written by Michael Feely Thursday, March 13, 2014 02:00 pm

Vote Vote

On Tuesday, May 13, Brigantine voters will decide the fate of the public safety director in a special election.

Brigantine City Clerk Lynn Sweeney set the date for the election, which will ask voters to either approve or deny a petition to eliminate the position of public safety director from the city code.

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Travels with The Beachcomber: Chillin' in Charleston

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Written by Kathy Byrnes Tuesday, March 11, 2014 04:00 pm

Kathy Byrnes holds The Beachcomber News on The Battery Sea Wall in Charleston, S.C. Kathy Byrnes holds The Beachcomber News on The Battery Sea Wall in Charleston, S.C.

Kathy Byrnes holds The Beachcomber News on The Battery Sea Wall in Charleston, S.C. which overlooks the Fort Sumter National Monument and the Charleston Harbor.

 

Move against public safety director aimed at council's Democratic majority

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Written by Lisa McClay Tuesday, March 11, 2014 01:36 pm

Letter to the editor Letter to the editor

To the editor:

The most recent City Council meeting saw the defeat of an ordinance to immediately remove the position of public safety director from the City Code. This ordinance resulted from a petition signed by more than 500 registered Brigantine voters and will now proceed to a special election this spring.

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