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The Halloween parade and Block Party

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Written by Keri O’Connor Thursday, October 30, 2014 02:20 pm

Best friends Anna Murray, 4, and Addison Keena, 3, dressed up in their costumes as the Wicked Witch and Dorothy both wearing the “ruby slippers.” Best friends Anna Murray, 4, and Addison Keena, 3, dressed up in their costumes as the Wicked Witch and Dorothy both wearing the “ruby slippers.” By Keri O’Connor,
Staff Photographer

The Halloween parade and Block Party was held on Saturday, Oct. 25. 

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Rules and suggestions for Halloween trick or treating

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 24, 2014 02:32 pm

Chief of Police Timothy J. Reed announces that Trick or Treat on Halloween will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 31.

Halloween is the children's night for trick or treating and having fun. Unfortunately, sometimes it is marred by accidents, fire injuries, falls, poisoned treats, etc. Captain Cox reminds parents of possible dangers and offers a few precautions;

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Comedy Night Dinner Show

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 24, 2014 01:52 pm

The comedians for the event - Al Casalnova and Scott Friedman. The comedians for the event - Al Casalnova and Scott Friedman. The Brigantine Lions Club held a Comedy Night Dinner Show Sunday, Oct. 19 at Laguna Grill.

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FEMA deadline for Sandy proof of loss filing is Wednesday

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, October 24, 2014 01:14 pm

BRIGANTINE-The Federal Emergency Management Agency deadline for filing proof of loss documentation for Standard Flood Insurance Policy claims is Wednesday, Oct. 29. The date reflects a number of extensions that ultimately give policyholders up to 24 months from the date of loss, which may vary case by case depending upon when Sandy made landfall, but for the south Jersey area is almost invariably Oct. 29, as the storm passed over the area two years ago on that date.

For details see the FEMA bulletin on their National Flood Insurance Policy information site, http://bsa.nfipstat.fema.gov/wyobull/2014/w-14017.pdf.

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Halloween Hayride

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 24, 2014 12:44 pm

Halloween Hayride Halloween Hayride BRIGANTINE-Are you looking for something for your family to enjoy for Halloween instead of those scary haunted houses?  If so, we have just the thing for you.  The Crossroads Jr. and Sr. High Youth Group is again sponsoring its annual Halloween Hayride, geared to younger children; preschoolers through fifth grade and is a great outing for the entire family.

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A lark in the park with a shark

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Written by Keri O’Connor Thursday, October 23, 2014 02:59 pm

The Brigantine Farmers Market held its Autumn Fest Saturday, Oct. 18 at Haneman Park. Shoppers browsed vendor booths for fall produce, gourmet food products and fresh bakery goods while music played, and for the children there was a pumpkin patch, pumpkin painting and other activities. Some people came in costume, and there was even a shark dressed as a scarecrow to promote community efforts to renovate the city playground.

Amanda DiGregorio and her daughters Araya, 3, and Braeley, 7, come in festive dress. Amanda DiGregorio and her daughters Araya, 3, and Braeley, 7, come in festive dress.  Amanda DiGregorio and her daughters Araya, 3, and Braeley, 7, come in festive dress.

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St. Thomas Parish News, edition of Oct. 25

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 23, 2014 12:00 am

Beach Bonfire

Sunday evening, Oct. 26, the Young Families and the Social Events Committees are holding a bonfire on the Seventh Street beach behind the Church (weather permitting). The fun begins at 6:30 and includes live music, a sing-a-long and hot chocolate. This event is open to everyone, so bring a beach chair and join in the fun.

All Saints Day Celebration

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Brigantine Council introduces no-smoking ordinance

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Written by Michael Feely Friday, October 17, 2014 09:01 am

BRIGANTINE - City Council introduced an ordinance Wednesday night that will codify no-smoking restrictions on the island. This ordinance, No. 15-2014, will be reviewed, subject to public comment, and be scheduled to be adopted at the next council meeting Nov. 5. 

The ordinance specifically identifies the “outdoor grounds of any city building including adjacent parking lots and in any and all city parks, recreation areas and adjacent parking lots whether owned, leased or utilized by the city” as off-limits for smoking. It covers any city-owned or leased motor vehicle or motorized equipment as well.

Specifically excluded are the Municipal Golf Course and city beaches. Municipal buildings are already stipulated as nonsmoking areas.

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TaxpayersFirst holds fundraiser

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 17, 2014 04:22 am

From left are Deputy Mayor Frank Kern, congressional candidate William Hughes Jr., Ambassador William Hughes Sr., former Congressman Patrick Kennedy, Councilwoman Lisa McClay, council candidate Robert Polillo and former Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies. From left are Deputy Mayor Frank Kern, congressional candidate William Hughes Jr., Ambassador William Hughes Sr., former Congressman Patrick Kennedy, Councilwoman Lisa McClay, council candidate Robert Polillo and former Congresswoman Marjorie Margolies. BRIGANTINE - More than 80 people packed Councilman Tony Pullella's house last Sunday at a fundraiser for the TaxpayersFirst candidates.

Photos submitted by Frank Kern, MD

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Brigantine receives Bronze Certification from Sustainable Jersey

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Written by MICHAEL FEELY Friday, October 17, 2014 03:50 am

BRIGANTINE - The city has been awarded Bronze Certification by Sustainable Jersey as a result of efforts made by Brigantine’s Green Team. The award was made on Oct. 10 and announced at Wednesday’s City Council meeting by Green Team member and Councilwoman Lisa McClay.

The city was awarded 150 points for actions taken. Some 417 municipalities have registered with the program, and 167 have been certified.

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Shark Park committee to hold yard sale fundraiser

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 17, 2014 12:00 am

BRIGANTINE - The Shark Park Renovation Committee reports that the Phase 2 Project has a date, April 25-May 10. This will include stripping down the entire park and rebuilding it to a new, safer and bigger-than-ever playground.

It will bring to life the pirate ship and create a Brigantine castle, larger-than-ever sea creatures, an expanded tot lot, more shade and seating, and if goals are completely met, a new solid rubber surface making the park truly accessible to all. However, help is still needed.

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Residents weigh in on storm resiliency at county strategic planning meeting

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Written by Nanette LoBiondo Galloway Thursday, October 16, 2014 03:21 pm

BRIGANTINE – Atlantic County government held a public meeting Wednesday, Oct. 15 at the Brigantine Beach Community Center to obtain public opinion on how the county can be more resilient in regard to storms.

About a dozen local residents and a few from other shore towns spoke mostly about their personal experiences dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and the nightmares they encountered dealing with a myriad of public agencies offering financial and other assistance.

Only a few spoke to the purpose of the meeting, which was to obtain information that can be used to develop a framework for projects that could make the county more resilient in weather events.

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