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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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RREM housing assistance seminar to be held in Brigantine Wednesday

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Written by MICHAEL FEELY Friday, October 17, 2014 05:53 am

BRIGANTINE - This past week, the Christie administration announced that six housing assistance seminars will be held to provide personal assistance for applicants participating in the Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation, or RREM, Program.

The information sessions are scheduled in six heavily Sandy-impacted communities and will provide hands-on help in navigating the program to eligible RREM participants. The event is scheduled for 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22 at the Brigantine Beach Community Center. Brigantine is the only site in Atlantic County where a session is being held.

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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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Fun at the firehouse

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Written by Keri O’Connor Thursday, October 16, 2014 01:29 pm

The Brigantine Fire Department held an open house Saturday, Oct. 11. Visitors got to check out the firehouse, sit in a fire truck and an ambulance, talk to firefighters, get a close look at some of their equipment, and take home a few freebies. 

By Keri O’Connor, Staff Photographer

Visitors gather in one of the fire house bays, some wearing firefighter hats that were handed out. Visitors gather in one of the fire house bays, some wearing firefighter hats that were handed out. Visitors gather in one of the fire house bays, some wearing firefighter hats that were handed out.

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Buddy Walk

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 16, 2014 01:26 pm

The St. Thomas youth group participates in the Buddy Walk on the Ocean City Boardwalk Sunday, Oct. 12 to support and raise awareness of Down Syndrome. The St. Thomas youth group participates in the Buddy Walk on the Ocean City Boardwalk Sunday, Oct. 12 to support and raise awareness of Down Syndrome.

The St. Thomas youth group participates in the Buddy Walk on the Ocean City Boardwalk Sunday, Oct. 12 to support and raise awareness of Down Syndrome.  

   

Atlantic City Marathon to makes waves in AC

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Written by Staff Reports Thursday, October 16, 2014 12:00 am

Submitted by Julie Fink

ATLANTIC CITY – Over the past 56 years, the Atlantic City Marathon has become an Atlantic City icon as the third oldest marathon in the United States. Annually the race attracts thousands of runners from all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and 14 countries around the world.

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Democratic Club meeting canceled

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 15, 2014 08:21 pm

BRIGANTINE - Due to the candidates forum Saturday, Oct. 25, the monthly Democratic Club meeting will not be held this month. Instead, all Democrats and like-minded citizens are encouraged to come to the forum and hear what the candidates have to say about the issues facing the city.

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Eye Health Tip of the Week: Herpes of the eye

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Written by Staff Reports Wednesday, October 15, 2014 04:18 pm

Herpes of the eye (herpes zoster keratitis)

The virus is called herpes zoster. It gets into a nerve called the trigeminal and comes from a previous chicken pox infection.

The pain can be excruciating, and medicines are just being developed because there has been little success in treating viruses. This is why colds are not treated with an antibiotic.

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Lions Club dinner meeting

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Written by Staff Reports Friday, October 10, 2014 02:13 pm

Lions Club dinner meeting Lions Club dinner meeting Lt. James Bennett of the Brigantine Police Department-Emergency Management was the guest speaker at the Brigantine Lions Club dinner meeting Monday, Oct. 6 at St. George's Pub.

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