Brigantine Beachcomber

Second annual Classic Car Show at St. Georges Pub

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Written by BRIAN HUSTA Friday, May 30, 2014 10:50 am

 Classic cars from 1900 to 1980 are the stars of the event. Classic cars from 1900 to 1980 are the stars of the event.  

BRIGANTINE - This past Sunday, May 25, St. George's Pub hosted its second annual Shore De-Tour Classic Car show.

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Mainland Regional hires former Brigantine superintendent

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, May 30, 2014 10:39 am

Robert Previti of Linwood, a retired superintendent for the Brigantine School District, was named interim superintendent for the Mainland Regional High School District at the school board's May 19 meeting, according to board President Jill Ojserkis.

Ojserkis said the term is for six months starting July 1.

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Second-home owners are valued in Brigantine

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Written by Opinion Friday, May 30, 2014 10:00 am

By FRANK KERN
Councilman

First, I want to give a warm welcome to all our regular visitors and our secondary homeowners. We have missed you. There have been lots of changes to the Brigantine landscape since last summer. As always, our beaches are still the best in New Jersey and our residents the most friendly.

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Garden Club News, May 30, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, May 30, 2014 12:00 am

 Submitted by Debbie Pucci/Biz West, Sue Cvelich, Gigi Arakelian, and Kathy Findura help assemble the Property Award Packets. Submitted by Debbie Pucci/Biz West, Sue Cvelich, Gigi Arakelian, and Kathy Findura help assemble the Property Award Packets.

It takes a lot of time to assemble 2,000 Property Award Packets, but club members have a lot of fun doing so! Soon volunteers will be scouting your neighborhood looking for well-kept properties to honor. We still need a few more members to cover some neighborhoods, so call Debbie Pucci if you can lend a hand.

Debbie wants to thank the following people for their help: Gigi Arajekian, Ethel Alikens, Donna Cowhey, Sue Cvelich, Kathy Findura, Phyllis Glomb, Doretta Lupinacci, Johanne Milnes, Kathy Skimmons, and Biz West.

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Happy as a clam

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Written by Keri O’Connor Friday, May 30, 2014 12:00 am

The Brigantine Elks held their annual clambake on Sunday, May 25. 

Locals and friends gather for al fresco dining at the Elks lodge.  Locals and friends gather for al fresco dining at the Elks lodge.

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Rare Saturday City Council meeting held

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Written by MICHAEL FEELY Thursday, May 29, 2014 06:53 pm

BRIGANTINE - City Council held one of its rare Saturday meetings on Saturday, May 24 with the intent of giving second homeowners an opportunity to participate in the political process in Brigantine.  It is estimated that 70 percent of the homes on the island are now second or vacation homes. 
The meeting started briskly with council quickly moving to the resolutions on the agenda as there was no public comment on agenda items. 
Council approved the hiring of Class 1 Special Police Officers who will serve on an hourly basis for a one-year term but the hiring will supplement the full-time force for the summer influx of visitors. The officers hired are: Sean Taggart, Joseph Petillo, Ryan Valentino, Alexander Corcoran, Frank O’Brian, Michael Martin, Charles Bontorno Jr., Robert Durham and Kenneth Panas. Approval was given to the city manager to submit grant requests with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection for a Municipal Public Access Planning and Municipal Coastal Vulnerability Assessment.  This grant program is funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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Girl Scouts offer scholarship for Brigantine students

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 29, 2014 05:50 pm

BRIGANTINE - For the third year in a row, 12 local girls from Girl Scout Troop No. 16537 have joined forces to offer two community service scholarships to female Brigantine graduates. The girls have completed the fundraising through their hard work delivering phone books, selling sand art and pony rides at local fairs, and performing as the Spinderella disc jockeys at various dances and parties. They have also designed the applications, selected the criteria, and will review the applications, sitting on the board that will select the recipients.

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Brigantine City Beach Patrol news, May 30, 2014

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 29, 2014 04:48 pm

BCBP BCBP BRIGANTINE - The Brigantine City Beach Patrol would like to remind all beach patrons to please be safe while enjoying the beaches our island has to offer. Parents should please be vigilant in the watching of their children both on the sand and in the water.

Recent storms have created some large gullies and sandbars on our island. These conditions may lead bathers to go from waist-deep water to overhead depths quickly.

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Council meeting infighting was intolerable

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Written by Opinion Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

On Saturday, May 24, I had the opportunity to attend my first Brigantine council meeting after being a part-time resident for 11 years. My hope was to witness something other than the bickering and infighting that these meetings have become notorious for. Those hopes were unfounded as discussions regarding finances, civil employee contracts, positions taken, and unauthorized release of information became fodder for sniping.

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Still no answer to question of overtime pay

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, May 29, 2014 12:00 am

To the editor:

The following comments were made at the May 24 City Council meeting.

First, The Brigantine Taxpayers Association wants to thank publicly Mr. Dan Howard for his many accomplishments as director of public safety. He has exemplified the meaning of the word ‘professional’ in his skills and in his behavior. It is fair to say that, too often, and not to Brigantine’s credit, his professionalism was not reciprocated.

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