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Brigantine 4WD permits and gift certificates available soon

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 26, 2014 01:21 pm

Brigantine begins the summer of 2015 on Monday, Dec. 8 by offering four-wheel drive permits and gift certificates at a discounted rate. Permits and gift certificates are available 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Saturday at the Brigantine Beach Community Center, 265 42nd St.

Regular four-wheel drive permits cost $160 and $80 for those older than 60.

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BB Lighthouse Players host auditions for “Rumors” by Neil Simon

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 26, 2014 01:19 pm

All you frustrated Hollywood movie stars and New York theater actors, take note, BB Lighthouse Players is holding auditions for its production of "Rumors" by Neil Simon from 1-6 p.m., Dec. 6 at the Community Center.

The group needs five female and five male actors and a variety of techies, stage hands, volunteers of all kinds to help with ticket sales, promotions, prompters, costumes, makeup,  dressers, hair stylists and set builders.

Rehearsals are three times a week beginning in January.

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Absecon Lighthouse hosts plaid party, ugly holiday sweater contest

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, November 26, 2014 01:03 pm

Got plaid?  Do you have an about an outstandingly ugly holiday sweater?  Well, it is appreciated at the Absecon Lighthouse.  Light up the holidays 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. and celebrate the season, wearing holiday plaids and ugly holiday sweaters. Rock around the tree along with DJ tunes - dance and sing to carols of the season, get some holiday shopping done in the gift shop, sip some holiday cheer of wine and beer, and enjoy light refreshments from award-winning restaurant Tony Boloney's.

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Workers already busy collecting Toys for Tots

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Written by Michael Feely Wednesday, November 26, 2014 12:57 pm

Workers already busy collecting Toys for Tots Workers already busy collecting Toys for Tots BRIGANTINE­–The Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program, in partnership with Brigantine’s True Spirit Coalition, is collecting toys for families that have been hit hard by Sandy, the economy and the recent impact of four (and maybe five) casinos closing.

Requests for assistance are increasing, and the program needs additional support, according to organizers.

Last year the Marine Corps Reserve’s Toys for Tots program distributed more than 42,000 toys to more than 8,000 children in Atlantic County. 

“This year, with our present depressed economy, the need is greater,” Ron Powell said.

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FEMA clarifies ‘substantial damage’ with regard to ICC benefit

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Written by Michael Feely Wednesday, November 26, 2014 09:57 am

BRIGANTINE- Alex Hersonski, an attorney with South Jersey Legal Services in Atlantic City, attempted this week to clarify details of a Federal Emergency Management Agency bulletin dealing with whether a Hurricane Sandy claim meets the “substantial damage” requirement for homeowners filing for Increased Cost of Compliance benefits.

“There is a recent FEMA bulletin (W-14056) that permits Sandy homeowners to use a town's estimate of the home's market value and then submit that to the … insurer in order to determine if the property meets the substantial damage requirement,” Hersonski said.

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Brigantine prepares for winter, urges residents to do the same

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Written by Michael Feely Wednesday, November 26, 2014 09:53 am

City prepares for winter, urges residents to do the same City prepares for winter, urges residents to do the same Police recommend Nixle for weather updates 

BRIGANTINE- An early winter is devastating parts of the country as extreme weather and early snow has covered parts of western New York up to 7 feet.  This heavy snowfall, coupled with a warming trend, could produce unprecedented flooding for that region.

Brigantine is missing the impact of that storm, but the city has been preparing for the possibility of a weather incident. The city manager has been meeting weekly with the Office of Emergency Management department heads to put an action plan together.

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Brigantine police blotter, week ending Nov. 19

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 21, 2014 11:11 am

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For the week ending Nov. 19, the Brigantine Police Department responded to approximately 345 calls for service, including 63 motor vehicle stops with two summonses issued, four domestic disputes and three accidents.

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Zumbathon to be held in Brigantine for Donofrio

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, November 21, 2014 09:31 am

BRIGANTINE–Resident Deana Donofrio, an employee at Brigantine North School, has a medical condition that will prevent her from working until late in the spring. A single parent to daughter Raquel, she will be without income during her recuperation.

A group of her friends have gotten together and scheduled a Zumbathon to benefit Donofrio 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 at the Brigantine Beach Community Center. Zumba instructor Juan Carlos of Brigantine Fitness Center will lead the event and has assembled a group of instructors including Gladys Colon, Precious White, Tessy and Pedro Ayayla, Christian Ricciardelli, Ryan Kelley Brown and Hilda Lopez. Zelebrity Travis Algarin and special guest Carrie Krause Kefford will also be in attendance.

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Sports Scrapbook: Spirit playoff upset

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Written by DON MARRANDINO Friday, November 21, 2014 12:00 am

sports Holy Spirit surprised favorite Montclair Kimberley with a 42-21 first round win. Quarterback Andrew Light ran for three touchdowns and passed for two more in a brilliant performance that spearheaded the victory charge.

Running back James Marcheski rushed for one touchdown and scored another on a pass from Light. Jordan Taylor scored the other touchdown on a Light pass.

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Brigantine School District holds annual Invention Contest

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, November 21, 2014 12:00 am

The Pipe Tree by fourth-grader Ava Voois makes watering the tree easier. The Pipe Tree by fourth-grader Ava Voois makes watering the tree easier.  The Brigantine School District held its annual invention contest Monday, Nov. 17 for students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Judges interviewed 50 students and examined their inventions.

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