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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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Greenhead Sprints indoor rowing championship results

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Written by Donna Andersen Sunday, March 09, 2014 02:00 pm

Mike Simons, coach of the Cedar Creek High School crew, rowed his personal best time for 2,000 meters using a specially made prosthetic leg. Mike Simons, coach of the Cedar Creek High School crew, rowed his personal best time for 2,000 meters using a specially made prosthetic leg.

Rowers from the Christian Brothers Academy of Lincroft, N.J. traveled to Brigantine to compete in the Greenhead Sprints indoor rowing regatta on March 1. For a third year in a row, they took home the boys high school championship trophy. The girls championship was won by Holy Spirit High School, a perennial winner.

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NBC-10 News visits Brigantine Community Center

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Written by Michael Feely Sunday, March 09, 2014 12:00 pm

From left, NBC-10 cameraman Manny Noguera films footage while news anchor/reporter Denise Nakano and BrigStrong's Charlie Miller look on. From left, NBC-10 cameraman Manny Noguera films footage while news anchor/reporter Denise Nakano and BrigStrong's Charlie Miller look on.

NBC-10 News recently reported on the effects of the revised Federal Flood Insurance program on residents of Brigantine. A camera crew visited the Brigantine Beach Community Center Wednesday night, March 5 at the "Calm After The Storm" program led by BrigStrong and the Atlantic County Mental Health Association.

 

Sports Scrapbook – Great memories from 1946 to today

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Written by Don Marrandino Saturday, March 08, 2014 01:00 pm

Sports Scrapbook Sports Scrapbook

Turning back the pages to…

1946 –Holy Spirit, led by Frank Toner, finished the year with a 8-1 record. The Spartans beat Atlantic High 18-13 in a rare win on Thanksgiving. However, following the season, the Spartans had to forfeit all of their games because they had used some over-age veterans who quit high school to fight for our country in World War II and then returned to school.

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The Gold and Silver Mine – Buried treasure still exists

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Written by Douglas Keefe Friday, March 07, 2014 01:00 pm

Gold and Silver Mine Gold and Silver Mine

I’m going to deviate from my planned column about coin grading to write about what seems to be on many people’s minds – the $10 million in gold coins found by a California couple while walking their dog on their property.

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House OKs revision of Biggert-Waters Act to slow rate increases

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Written by Michael Feely Thursday, March 06, 2014 07:00 pm

New Jersey New Jersey

The U.S. House of Representatives passed legislation Tuesday evening that would lower premium increases for federal flood insurance mandated under the 2012 Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform law for most homeowners, permanently remove the home sale rate increase trigger, and ensure greater fiscal solvency of the National Flood Insurance Program.

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Council votes down ordinance to eliminate public safety director

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

City of Brigantine City of Brigantine

City Council voted down an ordinance Wednesday night that would have eliminated the position of public safety director in the city. The ordinance was the result of a petition, and the 5-2 vote along party lines will result in a special election allowing the voters to make the final decision.

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Eye Health Tip of the Week – Exercise is good for the eyes

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Written by Dr. Emerson Tracy Monday, March 03, 2014 01:00 pm

Eye Health Eye Health Exercise may help prevent age-related macular degeneration and cataracts, both of which affect vision.

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Science lesson in the kitchen

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Written by Keri O'Connor Sunday, March 02, 2014 12:00 pm

Steven and Sami Smith and Diana Mackey experiment with red cabbage under the supervision of Dorothy Couval.  Steven and Sami Smith and Diana Mackey experiment with red cabbage under the supervision of Dorothy Couval.

Kids Enrichment and CER held a demonstration of chemical reactions Saturday, Feb. 22 at the Community Center.

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Brigantine CER offers Broadway bus trip

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Written by Jim Mogan Sunday, March 02, 2014 10:00 am

Trips Trips

Brigantine's Department of Community Education & Recreation is sponsoring the following trips:

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South Jersey Cancer Fund plans new website

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Written by Robert Blyth Saturday, March 01, 2014 04:00 pm

Helping Hands Helping Hands

A meeting of the South Jersey Cancer Fund was held on Wednesday, Feb. 19. President Joe McNally announced that a website for the fund was being built.

The new web page will help to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the fund.

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The Gold and Silver Mine – When 70 means 'perfect'

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Written by Douglas Keefe Saturday, March 01, 2014 02:00 pm

Gold and Silver Mine Gold and Silver Mine

The grade (condition) of a coin determines its value to collectors, the better the condition, the more the coin is worth. In the early days of coin collecting the coin was either new (uncirculated) or not. But as collecting evolved, coins were assigned grades based on the amount of wear they received in circulation.

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