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Firefighters’ annual training includes slicing up cars

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Written by MICHAEL FEELY Monday, September 01, 2014 12:00 am

Firefighters practice rescue techniques for removing injured occupants after the doors and roof of a vehicle have been cut away. Firefighters practice rescue techniques for removing injured occupants after the doors and roof of a vehicle have been cut away. BRIGANTINE - Fire Chief Alan Weidner, with the assistance of Training Officer Captain Tom Bordonaro, has scheduled a series of intensive training programs for Brigantine’s firefighters, including (but not limited to) Jaws of Life training for auto rescue, open-water rescue, and residence ventilation in the case of a fire. The yearly training keeps first responders current on rescue techniques.

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Democratic Club welcomes questions at meeting

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Written by Mary Ann Kozack Sunday, August 31, 2014 02:00 pm

From left are Councilman Rick DeLucry, council candidate Robert Polillo, and Council members Lisa McClay, Tony Pullella and Joe Picardi. From left are Councilman Rick DeLucry, council candidate Robert Polillo, and Council members Lisa McClay, Tony Pullella and Joe Picardi. BRIGANTINE - The Democratic Club community meeting was held last Saturday featuring guest speakers Police Chief Timothy Reed and City Manager Jennifer Blumenthal. Council members Lisa McClay, Frank Kern, Joe Picardi, Tony Pullella and Rick DeLucry as well as council candidate Robert Polillo were all on hand to answer questions from the public.

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Students show project at the market

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Written by Rita Coyne Sunday, August 31, 2014 11:00 am

Rita Coyne, gifted and talented teacher, Jenna Wilkinson, Kayla Tobin, Emma Walsh, J. McNamara and Michael Lakes.  Rita Coyne, gifted and talented teacher, Jenna Wilkinson, Kayla Tobin, Emma Walsh, J. McNamara and Michael Lakes. BRIGANTINE - Last year's fifth grade gifted and talented class from Brigantine North Middle School present their environmentally friendly project "T-Bagz" at the last Farmer's Market.  Pictured left to right are Rita Coyne, gifted and talented teacher, Jenna Wilkinson, Kayla Tobin, Emma Walsh, J. McNamara and Michael Lakes.  

 

Mayor, councilmen get soaked for a cause

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Written by Jim Mackey Saturday, August 30, 2014 02:00 pm

Mayor, councilmen get soaked for a cause Mayor, councilmen get soaked for a cause Jim Mayor Phil Guenther, Councilman Andy Simpson and Councilman-at Large Candidate Vince Sera get some help from Brigantine lifeguards as they take the Ice Bucket Challenge for charity.  

   

Traffic pattern changes for student drop-off, pick-up

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, August 29, 2014 12:00 am

The Brigantine Police Department has encouraged Brigantine schools to make some changes to the traffic patterns to promote safety and alleviate some of the congestion at the beginning and end of the school days.

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Kevin Jonas visits Richman's

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 28, 2014 01:34 pm

BRIGANTINE - Kevin Jonas from the Jonas Brothers was at Richman’s Ice Cream Company in Brigantine for lunch with a friend and loved it. He returned that night for dinner with friends and family.

Submitted by Stephen Matthews Kevin Jonas from the Jonas Brothers was at Richman’s Ice Cream Company in Brigantine for lunch with a friend and loved it. He returned that night for dinner with friends and family. Kevin Jonas from the Jonas Brothers was at Richman’s Ice Cream Company in Brigantine for lunch with a friend and loved it. He returned that night for dinner with friends and family.

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Brigantine Elks Annual Bayfest

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Written by Keri O’Connor Thursday, August 28, 2014 01:12 pm

Tom Nelson wins the 1-mile. Tom Nelson wins the 1-mile. BRIGANTINE - The Brigantine Elks Annual Bayfest was held this past weekend.  On Sunday, Aug. 24 Stand Up Paddle Board races were held.  

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Pep rally for Mara Justine

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Written by Keri O’Connor Thursday, August 28, 2014 12:37 pm

– Family and friends show their support for Mara Justine who is competing in America’s Got Talent. – Family and friends show their support for Mara Justine who is competing in America’s Got Talent. BRIGANTINE - The Brigantine Chamber of Commerce and Laguna Grill held a pep rally for Mara Justine of Galloway who is competing on America’s Got Talent. The event was held on Sunday, Aug. 24.

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Brigantine Women's Golf Association gala dinner

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, August 28, 2014 09:00 am

On Tuesday evening, a special gala dinner was held for the Brigantine Women's Golf Association.  On Tuesday evening, a special gala dinner was held for the Brigantine Women's Golf Association.

BRIGANTINE - On Tuesday evening, a special gala dinner was held for the Brigantine Women's Golf Association. 

The official winner, center, of the 2014 President's Cup Tournament was Julia Kline, 15.  She scored a 71 net, and played exceptionally well for two days.  Donna Michalowski, left, scored low gross of 85 and low putts of 30 in the same tournament.  At right is Helen Monk, who won a trophy for most improved player for the season. 

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Sports Scrapbook edition of Aug. 28

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Written by DON MARRANDINO Thursday, August 28, 2014 12:00 am

New England starting fullback James Develin began working out at the ultra- modern Brigantine weight facility a few years hoping to get a roster spot on an NFL team. The long hours in the gym would eventually pay big dividends after many disappointments. Develin had been cut by Cincinnati in both 2011 and 2012.
Last Sept. 2 he was cut by New England and then resigned four days later. He proved his worth by playing in 16 regular season games.
This year James is developing into a double threat, not only running over opponents but additionally catching passes from Tom Brady.

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Remembering a time to save

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Written by Keri O’Connor Wednesday, August 27, 2014 01:56 pm

BRIGANTINE - The Brigantine Historical Society conducted its annual flea market Saturday, Aug. 16 at the 26th Street Field.


Melissa and Matthew Bucia admire the wall art. Melissa and Matthew Bucia admire the wall art. Melissa and Matthew Bucia admire the wall art.

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Faithful flock to beachfront blessing

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Written by Keri O’Connor Wednesday, August 27, 2014 01:48 pm

Rev. Alfred Mungujakisa and Deacon Lenny Long preside over the blessing ceremony. Rev. Alfred Mungujakisa and Deacon Lenny Long preside over the blessing ceremony. BRIGANTINE - St. Thomas Parish held its annual Blessing of the Sea ceremony Thursday, Aug. 15 at the Eighth Street beach.

 

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