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Firefighters donate to cancer fund

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Written by Mike Lange Jr. Friday, April 18, 2014 11:00 am

The Brigantine Fire Department honors James Holl, son of the late Fire Chief Jim Holl, with a $350 donation to St. Baldrick's. The Brigantine Fire Department honors James Holl, son of the late Fire Chief Jim Holl, with a $350 donation to St. Baldrick's.

The Brigantine Fire Department honored James Holl, son of the late Fire Chief Jim Holl, with a $350 donation to St. Baldrick's.

 

City manager will interview for chiefs

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Written by Michael Feely Thursday, April 17, 2014 06:00 pm

City of Brigantine City of Brigantine  BRIGANTINE - City Manager Jennifer Blumenthal will start the interview process for police and fire chiefs, Mayor Phil Guenther announced at Wednesday’s City Council meeting.

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Brigantine construction office gives home-raising guidelines

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Written by Michael Feely Thursday, April 17, 2014 05:45 pm

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The City of Brigantine’s Construction Official Rich Stevens has put together a comprehensive document that details the permitting and inspection process for those raising their homes.

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Kids Fit mile run benefits CASA for Children

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 14, 2014 11:02 am

Students take off at the starting line of the Kids Fit Final Mile Saturday, April 5. Students take off at the starting line of the Kids Fit Final Mile Saturday, April 5. ATLANTIC CITY - More than 250 children participated in the annual Atlantic City Marathon Kids Fit Final Mile Saturday, April 5 on the Atlantic City Boardwalk, beginning and ending in front of Revel Casino. The one-mile run benefited CASA for Children of Atlantic and Cape May Counties, a nonprofit organization that trains volunteers to be court advocates for children living in foster care.

The top five finishers were Adrian Santos, 14; Ralph Bright, 15; Alyssa Aldridge, 14; Jonathan Rivera, 13; and Sleiter Svric, 14.

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FEMA explains HMGP grant process

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Written by MICHAEL FEELY Monday, April 14, 2014 10:57 am

Brigantine homeowners attend a meeting held by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection Wednesday, April 9 at the Community Center, where they learned about the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program for raising homes. Brigantine homeowners attend a meeting held by the NJ Department of Environmental Protection Wednesday, April 9 at the Community Center, where they learned about the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program for raising homes.  BRIGANTINE - It was standing room only for those attending a meeting at the Brigantine Beach Community Center Wednesday evening as representatives from FEMA explained the grant process to 26 lucky Brigantine families. These 26 were the first in the state to receive approval for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) to raise their homes.

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Brigantine Lions Club Dinner Meeting

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 14, 2014 10:50 am

The Brigantine Lions hosted Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian at their April 7 meeting at Laguna Grill.

 Lion members Ken Lit and Jimmy Fowler.  Lion members Ken Lit and Jimmy Fowler.

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Brigantine teen places second in Atlantic County spelling bee

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Written by Brian Husta Monday, April 14, 2014 10:47 am

Brian Husta / Kunal Jadeja, 13, holds his spelling bee trophy. Brian Husta / Kunal Jadeja, 13, holds his spelling bee trophy.  GALLOWAY - Kunal Jadeja, a seventh-grader at Brigantine North Middle School, took second place in the Scripps South Jersey Spelling Bee Championships held Saturday, March 22 at Galloway Township Middle School.

Jadeja, 13, has attended the Brigantine school system since kindergarten, and has worked diligently to be Brigantine’s representative in this year’s County Spelling Bee.

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Brigantine women excel at half marathon

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Written by MICHAEL FEELY Monday, April 14, 2014 10:45 am

Submitted From left are runners Lauren Robbins, Patty Delson, Mindy Pomatto, Toni Flowers and Bethany Derrickson. Submitted From left are runners Lauren Robbins, Patty Delson, Mindy Pomatto, Toni Flowers and Bethany Derrickson.  BRIGANTINE - A group of 15 women from Brigantine braved the Boardwalk for the April Fools Half Marathon and finished the 13.1-mile race this past Sunday morning.

The women were led by Collette Mancuso, who finished in a time of 1:48:26 in a 8:16 mile pace. She was the first of five women who finished under two hours.

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South Jersey Gas Conducts Natural Gas Regulator Maintenance Program along Barrier Islands

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Written by Staff Reports Monday, April 14, 2014 12:00 am

South Jersey Gas has initiated a program to inspect, raise and potentially replace natural gas regulators along the shore points affected by Superstorm Sandy.

The company has contracted with Precision Pipeline Solutions, an authorized SJG partner, to perform this work. PPS will inspect natural gas regulators in areas that were flooded and, in most instances, raise the equipment to comply with updated flood mapping as a result of Superstorm Sandy. The regulator, which is located adjacent to the meter, controls the pressure of natural gas that feeds the home or business.

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State grants 26 homeowners $30,000 grants to raise homes in Brigantine

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Friday, April 04, 2014 02:00 pm

TRENTON - The Christie administration today announced approval of the first Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) awards to assist homeowners with the cost of elevating their homes to protect against future flooding and storms. The Department of Environmental Protection approved grants for 26 properties in Brigantine.

New Jersey has committed $100 million in hazard mitigation funds provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to elevate approximately 2,700 primary residential structures in the nine counties deemed most impacted by Hurricane Sandy, including Atlantic, Cape May and Ocean counties.

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Governor’s representatives hear local issues about recovery

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Written by Keri O’Connor Friday, April 04, 2014 11:47 am

  Gov. Christie’s Mobile Cabinet Unit was at the Community Center Wednesday, April 2 to answer questions from residents and business owners who are still dealing with recovery from Superstorm Sandy. Gov. Christie’s Mobile Cabinet Unit was at the Community Center Wednesday, April 2 to answer questions from residents and business owners who are still dealing with recovery from Superstorm Sandy.

Gov. Christie’s Mobile Cabinet Unit was at the Brigantine Community Center Wednesday, April 2 to answer questions from residents and business owners who are still dealing with recovery from Superstorm Sandy.

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Tate wins Green Mustache Contest award

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Written by Don Marrandino Friday, April 04, 2014 11:00 am

Lauren Tate, a second-grader at Brigantine Elementary School, shows off her contest-winning green mustache. Lauren Tate, a second-grader at Brigantine Elementary School, shows off her contest-winning green mustache.

Lauren Tate, a second-grade student in Ms. Karsko’s class at Brigantine Elementary School, was named the winner of AtlantiCare Healthy Schools, Healthy Children’s Green Mustache Contest.

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