Brigantine Beachcomber

Make contract details public before voting

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Written by Anne Phillips Thursday, February 14, 2013 10:00 am

Letter Letter

To the editor:

Four (4) public-sector contracts between the City of Brigantine and its government unions expired on Dec. 31, 2012. They are being re-negotiated and will be presented to City Council for a vote.

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The Gold and Silver Mine - Past, present and future

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Written by Douglas Keefe Wednesday, February 13, 2013 10:00 am

Coins Coins

This week’s column is about Beachcomber Coins and Collectibles’ history and the change we are going through.

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Brigantine athlete breaks world record in weight lift

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Written by Michael Feely Monday, February 11, 2013 03:05 pm

Viet Vo Viet Vo

A Brigantine resident, 28-year-old Viet Vo, recently set a world record in his weight class at a state competition of the Revolution Powerlifting Syndicate (RPS) competition in Newark, New Jersey. Vo, who trains at the Brigantine Fitness Center, lifted 445 pounds in the bench press for the record.

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Sports Scrapbook - Spirit basketball wins and losses

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Written by Don Marrandino Friday, February 08, 2013 11:00 am

Sports Sports

Spirit beats Mrs. O'Neil and her three daughters 45-33 on Scholarship Night

On Friday night the Holy Spirit girls' basketball team seniors were brought to center court to be honored with their parents. Following the ceremony, senior center Gina Lewis sang the national anthem.

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Brigantine Police Blotter - Edition of Feb. 8, 2013

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Written by Lt. Jim Bennett Friday, February 08, 2013 10:00 am

Blotter Blotter

All persons listed are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

For the week ending Jan. 30, the Brigantine Police Department responded to approximately 280 calls for service, including 40 motor vehicle stops (with 10 summonses issued), three domestic violence complaints and two traffic accidents.

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The Gold and Silver Mine – Scrip played key role during Depression

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Written by Douglas Keefe Monday, February 04, 2013 10:00 am

Gold and silver Gold and silver

A weekly column dedicated to “digging out” current information about precious metals, coins and other numismatics.

A customer came into my shop over the weekend to show me a piece of currency that was issued by Atlantic County in 1934 and bore a denomination of $10. Having never seen such an item, he was curious as to what it was and if it had any value. What he found was a piece of Depression scrip (which, in addition to being from Atlantic County, was specifically for use in Longport, since that city’s name was also printed on the note).

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Sports Scrapbook – A rare record-setting day in local sports

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Written by Don Marrandino Friday, February 01, 2013 04:00 pm

Sports Sports

Sixers and Flyers both win

Mark down this date – Jan. 26, 2013 – as one that was filled with rare wins, some of which have not happened in 60 years. We’ll start at the top, where both the Flyers and Sixers won on the same night. The Sixers recorded the first upset by easily beating the first-place Knicks 97-80. Jrue Holiday set the first record of the day with a career high of 35 points. The Flyers had a rare scoring outburst, beating Florida 7-1.

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Brigantine Police Blotter – Edition of Feb. 1, 2013

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Written by Lt. Jim Bennett Friday, February 01, 2013 10:00 am

Blotter Blotter

All persons listed are considered innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law.

For the week ending Jan. 30, the Brigantine Police Department responded to approximately 325 calls for service, including 40 motor vehicle stops (with 14 summonses issued).

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Excessive school supervisors cost too much

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Written by Anne Phillips Thursday, January 31, 2013 07:00 pm

Letter Letter

To the editor:

In the spring of 2012 we wrote a letter to the President of the Brigantine Board of Education which was subsequently printed in The Beachcomber News. In it, we expressed our recommendation for lowering the amount of property taxes we all pay to support our local school district by reducing excessive supervisory personnel (we have two principals and one superintendent, plus a business administrator), in a district with a continuing decline in its number of students.

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Local help after Sandy deserves thanks

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Written by Nancy Tregnan Friday, January 25, 2013 12:00 pm

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To the editor:

In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, and with so many questions still unanswered, I wanted to publicly express my gratitude to the many individuals who provided help to those of us who were affected by the storm.

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