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Council, residents weigh in on public comment issue

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, August 15, 2014 12:00 am

Brigantine Brigantine  BRIGANTINE - An amended resolution dealing with how City Council interacts with the public during meetings, proposed by Councilman Rick DeLucry and passed on Aug. 6, has quickly become the city’s current lightning rod for heated opinions.

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City meets with 9 potential candidates to lease The Links

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Written by Michael Feely Thursday, August 14, 2014 04:00 pm

Matthew Galvin, city consultant from Morningstar Golf and Hospitality, presents the particulars of the city’s RFP Aug. 20 to possible candidates for leasing The Links golf course. Matthew Galvin, city consultant from Morningstar Golf and Hospitality, presents the particulars of the city’s RFP Aug. 20 to possible candidates for leasing The Links golf course. BRIGANTINE - The city held a mandatory pre-bid conference with nine possible candidates Wednesday morning, Aug. 20 at The Links clubhouse at the Brigantine Beach Golf Course.

The municipal course, originally purchased by the city in 2002, suffered a significant loss in revenue in 2013, mostly based on the impact of Superstorm Sandy. This contributed to a tax increase for local property owners.

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Milnes, Burton are artists of the month

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Written by Nancy Barbin Monday, August 11, 2014 09:00 am

What do teachers do when they retire? Many go on to become students again, but this time to recreate themselves in fields they could not spare time for when they were working to educate children. Such is the case of the two women who are sharing their artwork this month.

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Brigantine Elks – New Exalted Ruler needed

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Written by George Glomb Sunday, August 10, 2014 12:00 pm

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Not much to report this week while we slowly drift through the summer doldrums and the Lodge girds itself for Bayfest 2014.  The only thing of import is that at this Tuesday's meeting, Aug. 12, we will be holding nominations to fill the vacant office of Exalted Ruler.

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Garden Club News – Yianni's Cafe wins blue ribbon award

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Written by Phyllis Glomb Saturday, August 09, 2014 11:00 am

Congratulations to newly opened Yianni's Café – Hot Bagels & More for winning the Blue Ribbon Property Award for Businesses and Nonprofit Organizations. Congratulations to newly opened Yianni's Café – Hot Bagels & More for winning the Blue Ribbon Property Award for Businesses and Nonprofit Organizations.

The award committee is pleased to announce the first 2014 Blue Ribbon Property Award for Businesses and Nonprofit Organizations goes to Yianni's Cafe. What a beautiful, well-kept, clean environment for an outdoor cafe. This is truly an enhancement to our business community. Congratulations on being added to the prestigious list of business winners.

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American Legion News – Barbecue tomorrow

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Written by Sunshine Friday, August 08, 2014 01:00 pm

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"Nothing is predestined. The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings."

This is the best news I have heard.

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Surf Jam takes advantage of big waves

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Written by Brian Husta Friday, August 08, 2014 08:30 am

Young surfers race for the sea to catch the best waves. Young surfers race for the sea to catch the best waves.

This year’s Surf Jam was held Tuesday, Aug. 5. Surf contests can be difficult when it comes to relying on the weather. However, this year, it was not an issue with a tropical system poised off our coast. The storm not only produced some perfect 3-5 foot waves throughout the day, it also brought out some of the best surfers from Brigantine.

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2014 Brigantine Surf Jam results

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 07, 2014 07:00 pm

The 2014 Brigantine Surf Jam was held Tuesday, Aug. 5. The winners of each division are as follows:

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Triathletes prevail through rain and wind

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Written by Michael Feely Thursday, August 07, 2014 06:15 pm

Brigantine youths who took part in the triathlon smile despite the less-than-perfect weather. Brigantine youths who took part in the triathlon smile despite the less-than-perfect weather. BRIGANTINE - The 27th edition of the Brigantine Beach Sprint Triathlon was delayed for two hours due to torrential rains on Saturday, but 356 individual triathletes and 42 relay teams completed the race nevertheless.

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Young triathlon relay trio makes strong finish together

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

 

From left are Brooke Sharp, Lauren Tate, and Masey Klemm. From left are Brooke Sharp, Lauren Tate, and Masey Klemm.

The relay competition for the Brigantine Triathlon has increased greatly over the last few years as athletes with different skill sets (swimmers, cyclists and swimmers) team together to complete the event.

This year the event had a relay team composed of three young girls from Brigantine’s North School: Lauren Tate, 9; Brooke Sharp, 10; and Masey Klemm, 9.

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Chief Reed sworn in, public comment rule amended and approved

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Written by Michael Feely Thursday, August 07, 2014 05:37 pm

 

New Brigantine Police Chief Tim Reed with wife, Beth, and daughters Courtney, Abigail and Sarah. New Brigantine Police Chief Tim Reed with wife, Beth, and daughters Courtney, Abigail and Sarah.

BRIGANTINE - It was a busy City Council meeting as council debated ongoing issues dealing with the salary ordinance and the new meeting procedures for public comment.

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Bake sale supports MMSC

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Written by Carol Romano Friday, August 01, 2014 11:00 am

The Swartley family visits the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine to donate the proceeds of their bake sale, which netted $347 for the nonprofit center. At left, presenting a certificate of seal adoption is MMSC Co-Director Sheila Dean. In back from left are Jude Foster-Swartley, being held by Josh Swartley; Laura Foster; Ian Swartley; Melissa Swartley, holding Sonya Swartley; and Ben Swartley. In front from left are Camille Foster-Swartley, Miriam Foster-Swartley, Zoe Swartley, Akela Swartley and Steen Swartley. The Swartley family visits the Marine Mammal Stranding Center in Brigantine to donate the proceeds of their bake sale, which netted $347 for the nonprofit center. At left, presenting a certificate of seal adoption is MMSC Co-Director Sheila Dean. In back from left are Jude Foster-Swartley, being held by Josh Swartley; Laura Foster; Ian Swartley; Melissa Swartley, holding Sonya Swartley; and Ben Swartley. In front from left are Camille Foster-Swartley, Miriam Foster-Swartley, Zoe Swartley, Akela Swartley and Steen Swartley.  BRIGANTINE - Summertime at the shore usually doesn't include community service, but for the Swartley and Foster-Swartley families, volunteering is always on their vacation agenda and something they do throughout the year.

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