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Sofield rates among nation's best runners

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Written by Priscilla Bello Saturday, March 16, 2013 12:00 pm

Paige Sofield Paige Sofield

Paige Sofield, undefeated runner from Brigantine Middle School, placed in the USA Track and Field National Championships. On Saturday, March 9, Paige raced in the 3,000 meters at Prince George's Sports and Learning Complex in Maryland. Sofield is now ranked 6th in the nation in the 11-12 age group.

 

Brigantine Police Blotter - Warrant and drug arrests

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Written by Lt. Jim Bennett Friday, March 15, 2013 11:19 am

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

For the week ending March 13, the Brigantine Police Department responded to approximately 315 calls for service, including 24 motor vehicle stops (with 14 summonses issued).

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Pre-prom gown sale a success

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Written by Lynn Sweeney Thursday, March 14, 2013 08:00 pm

Opinion Opinion

To the editor:

BrigStrong and Blankets for Brigantine and Beyond held a pre-prom event last Friday night which was a huge success. The girls got to choose their dresses, jewelry, purses and shoes.

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Reality is calling – city salaries are too high

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Written by John and Bonnie Nikituk Thursday, March 14, 2013 07:00 pm

Opinion Opinion

To the editor:

We were happy to hear the words of reality voiced by Councilman DeLucry at the March 16 council meeting, but we were very disappointed to hear that none of the three ‘scenarios’ brought forth by the town manager included an option for cutting existing positions or salaries – the largest portion of the budget. And so there was no scenario for a zero increase in real estate taxes.

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The Gold and Silver Mine – American Silver Eagle flying high

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Written by Douglas Keefe Tuesday, March 12, 2013 10:00 am

Coins Coins

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

Previously I mentioned that coins can have a numismatic or bullion value for investment purposes. Coins that are purchased for their bullion value can be bought for a slight premium over the value of their metal content. Therefore, as the value of the bullion content goes up or down, so goes the value of the investment. One of the more popular coins that fits this category is the American Silver Eagle.

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Greenhead sprints indoor rowing championship results

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Written by Donna Andersen Sunday, March 10, 2013 10:00 am

Award Award

Two appearances and two wins. Rowers from the Christian Brothers Academy of Lincroft traveled to Brigantine to compete in the Greenhead Sprints indoor rowing regatta March 2. For the second year in a row, they took home the boys high school championship trophy.

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Sports Scrapbook – Holy Spirit wins CAL Championship on Lewis' shot

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Written by Don Marrandino Wednesday, March 06, 2013 12:32 pm

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In the most important game of the season, Gina Lewis hit a short jumper with 2.1 seconds left to give Holy Spirit the Cape Atlantic League Championship at Richard Stockton College with a 39-38 win over defending champion Sacred Heart. But that’s the end of the fairy-tale finish. Let’s turn back the pages four days to recall why Spirit was even in the finals.

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Brigantine Police Blotter - Arrests for DWI, paraphernalia

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Written by Lt. Jim Bennett Monday, March 04, 2013 10:00 am

Police Blotter Police Blotter

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

For the week ending Feb. 20, the Brigantine Police Department responded to approximately 260 calls for service, including 26 motor vehicle stops (with six summonses issued and one DWI arrest) and six domestic disputes.

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Sports Scrapbook - St. John Vianney ends Spirit's outstanding season

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Written by Don Marrandino Sunday, March 03, 2013 10:00 am

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Perennial girls basketball power and defending state champion St. John Vianney ended Holy Spirit’s Cinderella season with a 64-41 victory. Spirit matched the visitors 17-17 in the first period before being overwhelmed by the deep and talented team from the north.

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Police union opposes cutting chief’s position

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Written by Rich DeLeon Thursday, February 28, 2013 07:07 pm

Letter Letter

To the editor:

As you may have heard, Brigantine City Council is seriously looking into the feasibility of eliminating the police chief position in favor of an appointed public safety director. I have stated at two previous council meetings that the membership of Brigantine PBA Local 204 opposes the elimination of the top leadership position in the police department.

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