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CHILDREN’S BINGO RETURNS TO TEMPLE BETH SHALOM

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2014 Clean Communities Beach Clean Up

September 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm


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Brigantine Beach is South Jersey's best kept secret ~ is a beautiful, pristine hideaway for families seeking a safe, peaceful haven. Our community is naturally friendly. Cultured events and recreational activities provide the opportunity to enjoy quality time with family, friends and visitors.

Beginning September 3, Laid-off Workers Can Get the Assistance They Need

Beginning September 3, Local 54, in collaboration with the Department of Labor, the County and other state, county, city and community social service organizations, will be opening a center called AC Unites Here to assist laid-off workers from Showboat, Revel and Trump Plaza get the assistance they need.

The center will be providing assistance with applying for Unemployment, Health Insurance, Food and Utilities Assistance, and others.

We anticipate the largest demand will come the week of September 1, when Revel and Showboat will permanently close their doors. Approximately 6,000 people work at these two properties.

Details:

Where: Atlantic City Convention Center

When: 8:30 AM to 5:30 PM Sept. 2-Sept. 5th (The center will be open starting Sept. 3rd, Sept. 2nd is a set-up and training day).  All staff and any volunteers need a commitment for full day for at least the first week.

Employment Programs 

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Computer donations for Community Center

Almost 200 people from Brigantine are about to lose their jobs due to the recent casino closings.  The state’s One Stop Career Center/Unemployment Program made presentations last evening at the Community Center.  However, the Community Center lacks enough computers to allow multiple people to go online to access benefit and training programs.

We are asking the residents of Brigantine to please donate any spare computers that they may have available to the Community Center to help those who are loosing their jobs. These computers would be utilized to perform job searches, register for training and benefits and take part in state offered programs and coursecomputer_desktops.  The computers have to be Windows 7 or higher to be useful.

All donations would be greatly appreciated.

 

 

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Atlantic City Electric Advises Customers to Avoid “Green Dot MoneyPak” Scam

Frank Tedesco
Media Relations Manager
Atlantic City Electric
Office: 609-625-5567
Cell: 609-480-0071

Never Provide Personal Information if Threatened with Immediate Disconnection of Electric Service

MAYS LANDING, N.J. – Atlantic City Electric reminds residential and commercial customers to take precautions when someone claiming to represent a business contacts them either in person or by telephone.Atlantic City Electric is continually alerting residents and its customers to avoid falling victim to a “Green Dot MoneyPak” scam. Information from law enforcement officials and other utilities has indicated that scammers are continuing to target residential and commercial customers.

Scammers are telling these customers that the location’s electric service account is delinquent and will be shut off for non-payment unless the customer purchases a “Green Dot MoneyPak” for a specific amount the scammer dictates from stores including CVS, Rite Aid and WaWa.

Victims are given instructions to call a scammer telephone number with their credit card account number and pin. Once the scammer obtains the card’s identifying information, the value is then downloaded, swept and stolen. These transactions are untraceable.

Many companies, including Atlantic City Electric, will contact customers in person or via phone for various reasons. If someone claims to represent Atlantic City Electric, it’s important that individuals take precautions to verify that the person calling is affiliated with Atlantic City Electric, especially if that person is requesting an immediate monetary payment.

When addressing past due accounts, Atlantic City Electric never endorses a specific form of payment. Instead, multiple payment options are always given to the customer.

Atlantic City Electric advises customers to ask for official photo identification from any person who shows up at their door. Employees from reputable companies will carry official company identification cards. If proper identification cannot be produced, customers should notify police and the company with whom the individual claims to be associated.

Similarly, if someone calls saying they represent a certain company, customers should ask them to verify their identity and affiliation. If customers have any doubt about the validity of a person’s claim to represent Atlantic City Electric, they should call the company immediately at 1-800-642-3780.

For more information about Atlantic City Electric, visit www.atlanticcityelectric.com. Follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/atlanticcityelectric and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/acelecconnect. Our mobile app is available at www.atlanticcityelectric.com/mobileapp.

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Council confirms Reed as police chief, Weidner as fire chief

City Council’s special morning meeting Wednesday, June 25 resulted in council approving the city manager to enter into contracts with Lt. Tim Reed as the new police chief and Capt. Alan Weidner as the new fire chief.

Reed, a 25-year veteran with the Brigantine Police Department, started in 1988 as a special officer. He became a full-time officer in 1989. He was promoted to sergeant in 2003 and lieutenant in 2011.

Reed oversaw the city’s Alcoholic Beverage Control Investigative Bureau. He is probably best known for his computer/communication expertise setting up both the police and city websites, as well as using social media and Nixle to promote the department’s programs to the community. During Superstorm Sandy, the police department was the key source for information.

Reed was assigned to the Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office Intelligence Unit in 2003 and was the Municipal Counter Terrorism Coordinator. He has received letters of commendation, including several from cooperative investigations with the New Jersey State Police.

He has been married to Beth Reed for more than 20 years and they have three girls – Courtney, 14; Sarah, 12; and Abigail, 8.

Weidner joined the Fire Department in 1990 as a firefighter/EMT. He received a promotion in 2004 to lieutenant and was promoted to captain in April of 2008. He is a 22-year member of the Dive Rescue Team. He also serves as a fire instructor at the Atlantic County Fire Training Academy in Egg Harbor Township.

His community involvement includes serving as a member of the Brigantine Planning/Zoning board, the Environmental Commission, as a volunteer with the Lighthouse renovation, Haneman Park construction, and Shark Park construction.

While council was in session, smoke appeared over the office of court administration that is next to council chambers. The smoke was a result of a worn-out air-conditioner belt, but many jokingly wanted to know if the smoke was black or white (in reference to the ‘papal conclave’ custom). It appears to have been white.

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Brigantine Farmer’s Market Coming this Summer Starting June 28 2014

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Shop fresh and local! 

Weekly farmer’s market featuring many items such as fresh produce, honey, artisanal cheeses, and organic coffee!

Starting June 28  2014  / Weekly on Saturdays until August 16, 2014

Market Located @ 15th & Revere Boulevard (by City Hall)

See Farmer’s Market page on Green Team website and Brigantine Farmer’s Market on Facebook for vendors, FAQs and calendar of weekly market events:

http://brigantinebeachgreenteam.com/farmers-market/

https://www.facebook.com/Brigantinefarmersmaket

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUTION TO SELL ICE CREAM ON THE BEACHES

CITY OF BRIGANTINE

NOTICE OF PUBLIC AUTION TO SELL ICE CREAM ON THE BEACHES

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a live public auction will be held by the Division of
Purchasing, for the City of Brigantine, Atlantic County, State of New Jersey on Friday, June 13,
2014 at 2:00 p.m. prevailing time at Brigantine City Hall, in the Municipal Courtroom:
Exclusive License to Vend Ice Cream on the public beaches of Brigantine 
The license shall be valid through December 31, 2014. The exclusive license shall be to vend ice
cream on the beaches of Brigantine where vending is allowed pursuant to §105-61 as amended
by Ordinance 4-2014. The minimum bid for the auction shall be $40,000.00. The successful
bidder shall post a deposit in the form of a cashier’s check in the amount of $4,000.00
immediately after the auction. The successful bidder shall comply with the following:
• Comply with Brigantine City Code §105-54 through §105-77, Ordinance 4-2014,
Resolution 2014-98, and other specifications as provided in the bid packet
• The successful bidder shall pay 50% of the remaining balance 15 days after the auction
• The successful bidder shall pay the remaining balance 30 days after the auction.
Specifications, required bid documents, and other information, may be obtained at the City
Manager’s office, during regular business hours (9:00 am to 4:00 pm), or by phone at 609-266-
7600 ext. 212;
Vendors are required to comply with the requirements ofN.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et seq. and N.J.A.C.
17:27-1 et seq.

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CodeRED Community Notification Enrollment

 CodeRED Community Notification Enrollment Page
To help grow your database with the most reliable information, we recommend posting the following link on your website. The secure, customized Community Notification Enrollment (CNE) page allows residents and businesses to add or update their contact information to ensure they will be included when a message is sent – unlisted numbers, mobile numbers, TDD/TTY requirements can all be entered.

https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/BF32B64EBE25

or simply place the logo below on your website

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It is important that this link be prominently displayed on your website to encourage participation and to help you create a more robust database. A good example of placement can be found at http://www.oem911.net/code-red.html.
To drive additional traffic to your website and promote the valuable notification service you are providing, feel free to customize and distribute the attached press release to local media.

The link below will allow citizens to download the CodeRED Mobile Alert app.

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Check out the The Brigantine Community Center Calendar for some activity ideas..

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Check here for all you activities !!

The Brigantine Community Center

265 42nd Street, Brigantine. (609) 264-7350

Brigantine, New Jersey

(609)  264-7350

Jim Mogan, Director

(609) 264-7350

265 42nd Street, Brigantine. (609) 264-7350

Open 5 days a week, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The BBCC will also be open on Saturdays starting January 7, 2012.

Coordinator – Ed Stoltzfus of the Brigantine CER Staff

Community Center Hours of Operation

  • Monday thru Thursday — 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
  • Friday — 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
  • Saturday — 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Sunday — CLOSED

Brigantine, NJ is proud of it’s island town, it’s citizens and the services it provides. The Community Center and the Sports Complex right next door are two popular features of this city by the sea.

The Brigantine Community Education and Recreation Program, a collaborative effort of the City of Brigantine and the Brigantine Board of Education, is coordinated by Jim Mogan, Director. The CER program offers many courses, seminars and workshops to the citizens of Brigantine throughout the year.

The Director of Recreation serves under the direction of the City Manager and performs duties in support of programs and activities of the Recreation Department.

The Director of Recreation coordinates and plans programs, supervises the persons hired for the implementation of such programs, supervises the collection of fees and supervises the preparation of facilities, sports fields and buildings for such activities. The Director also develops, plans and organizes the implementation of a comprehensive program for recreation within the City as directed by the City Council. The Director makes recommendations to the Manager, the 15-member Recreation Advisory Commission and the City Council in the development of recreation programs. The Director also coordinates the requests for funds from various sports and recreation organizations and prepares recommendations to the Manager concerning the budget for such purposes.

Playroom – An indoor playground for children up to five years of age. Slides, pretend play, a ball pit, books, toys….all inside a clean and safe environment – Daily hours of operation: Monday – Friday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Adult supervision is required, no drop-offs. A $2.00 donation requested for each child. A great place to have your next birthday or holiday party. Call Lauren for details: 892-4155.

Senior Center – Seniors; age 60 and older (and spouses) are invited to attend. The Center hours are 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Each day a balanced lunch is served without cost. A one dollar donation is suggested to enhance the program. Meals are planned by a qualified nutritionist to supply at least one third of the day’s nutritional requirements. Seniors are asked to make reservations for meals at least two days in advance. Activities may include Bingo, Exercise, Mahjong, Pinochle, Trips, Yoga and more.

Fitness Classes –  Zumba classes are held on Thursday mornings from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Please sign up through the CER office.

Pool Room  – Open to the public from 1p. to 9p. To make a reservation, call 266-2891.

Group Activities –  Playing cards, board games, sewing groups, discussion clubs, book clubs, etc.. Reserve a space by calling 266-2891.

Indoor Tennis  – Available for singles or doubles; Monday-Tuesday-Thursday from 8a. to 6p….Wednesday and Friday from 8a. to 3p. On most Saturdays, the court will be available from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Call for reservations at 266-2891.

Gym  – Available for community use on Monday-Tuesday–Thursday from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. and on Wednesday and Friday from 3:00 – 9:00 p.m. The Gym may also be available when a Tennis event is not scheduled – you should call the BBCC to check the schedule.

Facility Rental –  The public may rent space in the BBCC for private parties, receptions, business meetings, real estate or financial seminars, educational courses and other private ventures. For additional information concerning rentals please call the BBCC at 266-2891.

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Welcome to Brigantine Beach – So much to offer !!

Brigantine Beach  is one of New Jersey premier destinations  for living and visiting. Spend the day sailing or kayaking around  island , swimming in the ocean or relaxing on the beach or just enjoying the natural beauty that Brigantine Beach  has to offer!

Make a visit to Brigantine Beach  part of your travel plans when visiting New Jersey. There’s plenty to see and do in the scenic town with many miles  coastline just minutes from Atlantic City, less than 1 hour from Philadelphia ,and less than  2 hours from New york City.

Brigantine Beach welcomes you and wishes to provide as much useful information to you as possible in order to make your visit to our beautiful beach town a pleasurable one. We hope you’ll find your visit to our town is so enjoyable that you’ll decide to stay longer. In fact, we hope that you’ll make Brigantine Beach your vacation destination of choice or your home. Our town offers many amenities including tourist attractions, gift shops, accommodations and eating establishments. If you love a peaceful beach, but you want to be close to the action of Atlantic City, Brigantine Beach is just right for you!

When you visit our beautiful town of Brigantine Beach for the first time, you will not want to leave.  Once you visit our stunning beaches and feel the sand on your feet and the smell of the Fresh Ocean Air you will feel like your  dream came true.  You to will come to find that Brigantine Beach is “an island you’ll love for life….

Jennifer Blumenthal – City Manager

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City seeks volunteers for emergency response team “CERT”

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

Friday, 06 July 2012 15:42 Michael Feely

Last year Brigantine avoided potential disaster when Hurricane Irene (by then downgraded to a tropical storm) made landfall just north of the island. Evacuation of the island, under the direction of Governor Christie, went well – with the possible exception of issues with finding shelter for all evacuees. We suffered minimal damage in view of a major catastrophic event, but we may not be so lucky next time. The Atlantic County Department of Emergency Management had been developing county and municipal CERT (Community Emergency Response Teams) to supplement the local first responders who might be overwhelmed by a potential local event. CERT was developed and implemented by the City of Los Angeles Fire Department in 1985. They recognized that citizens would very likely be on their own during the early stages of a catastrophic disaster. Accordingly, LAFD decided that some basic training in disaster survival and rescue skills would improve the ability of citizens to survive and to safely help others until first responders or other assistance could arrive. The training model that the LAFD initiated was adopted by other fire departments around the country, including communities where hurricanes are the major threat. Building on this development, in 1994 the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) expanded the CERT materials to address all hazards and made the program available nationwide. The CERT program seeks to engage everyone in America in making their communities safer, more prepared, and more resilient when incidents occur. With training and information, individuals and community groups can be prepared to serve as a crucial resource capable of performing many emergency functions needed in the immediate post-disaster period. Extensive research of the 1962 storm that devastated Brigantine, when the sea met the bay with devastating results, shows the need for residents to be prepared. The stories of longtime residents as well as the pictures of that event clearly illustrate what will happen when the island of Brigantine encounters a direct hit by a hurricane in the future. At the urging of Fire  Emergency Management Director Lt. Jim Bennett, this reporter signed up for Atlantic County’s CERT basic training program – a 24-hour program taught over a series of Saturdays. The course covered the following subjects: Disaster Preparedness, Fire Safety and Utility Controls, Disaster Medical Operations, Search and Rescue Operations, CERT Organization, Disaster Psychology, Terrorism and CERT and concluded with a disaster simulation and final exam. CERT training is an ongoing program and has hundreds of training modules to prepare for an eventual emergency. The city of Brigantine is currently looking for volunteers for the municipal CERT team. CERT volunteers will assist local first responders whenever the magnitude of a disaster overwhelms their resources. To support this development, the county’s Emergency Management team has agreed to come teach the course in Brigantine this fall. If you are interested in becoming part of this team in order to protect residents and their homes in an emergency situation, contact Lt. Jim Bennett at: Join CERT by Contacting Lieutenant James Bennett by filling out the form or contacting him 609-266-7414

 

 

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Brigantine CER WINTER PROGRAM 2014

The Brigantine Community Education and Recreation Department is proud to announce the 2014 Winter Program for the residents of Brigantine. Courses to be offered starting the week of January include: Ballroom and Latin Dancing, Intro to Piano, Digital Photography, Ukulele, Jewelry Making and CPR.

Increased emphasis has been placed on the Fitness course offerings: Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates, Spin Class, Qigong, Shape Up, Zumba, and Zumba Sentao – Ballet Barre will be offered.

  • ‘For Seniors Only’ specials include: Computers, Yoga, Senior Lite and Zumba Toning.
  • ‘For Kids Only’ specials include: Chess, Photography an Enrichment program and Shop and Drop.
  • The Cultural Arts program will include: Painting in Acrylics, and Intermediate Watercolors.

Recreational Activities will include: Indoor Soccer, Basketball Clinics, Dodgeball, High School Basketball, Adult Coed Volleyball, Badminton, Adult Soccer Pickleball and Indoor Youth Activities.

The 2014 Concert Series will begin on April 10 with Jim Craine and The All Stars performing at the North School Auditorium. Thirteen concerts will be performed from April to December.

  • A trip to see the Broadway musical “The Bridges of Madison County” is set for Wednesday, April 9.
  • The CER is offering a 16-day Southeast Asia Cruise Feb. 27–March 16, 2014; a seven-day, six-night bus trip to Savannah and Charleston June 1–7, 2014; and a 10-day trip to Northern Italy Sept. 21–30, 2014.

Brochures are available at City Hall, County Library, the Links, the Fitness Center, the Brigantine Beach Community Center, and most Brigantine stores and restaurants. For details, or if a brochure is not available, call the CER at 609-264-7350.

Submitted by Jim Mogan- Brigantine CER

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About your city webite

This web site has been prepared to acquaint you with your government officials and to make you aware of the services that are provided within your government and it is hoped that by providing you with more information, our community and your needs will be better served.   City Manager Jennifer Blumenthal worked along with Web Developer Lieutenant Tim Reed to develop the official city website. You will find city officials, service departments, new and proposed policies and projects, job openings, and information for local businesses, visitors and residents.

Please check our ANNOUNCEMENTS page for time sensitive postings, including Refuse Collection Updates, Important Tax Information and updates on issues pertaining to the city.  The also is a CALENDAR to show upcoming   events or happenings within your city.

We created a TOWN BUSINESS DIRECTORY  to help find services you might be looking for.
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to call City Hall (609)266-7600

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PUBLIC NOTICE – MAINTENANCE DREDGING OF ST. GEORGE’S THOROUGHFARE

The NJDOT has awarded a $600,000 contract to dredge approximately 41,000 cubic yards of sand from the channel at the entrance of St. George’s Thoroughfare to Mobile Dredging and Pumping Company.  Construction is scheduled to begin on September 9, 2014 and is scheduled to reach substantial completion by the end of October, weather permitting.  The sand removed from the channel will be placed on the inlet beach adjacent to the jetty between Bay Court and Pepper Cove and will be used to extend the beach berm in this area.

 

Public access to the 4-wheel drive cove area will be maintained however the beach area closest to St. Georges Thoroughfare will be closed to the public during the duration of the contract.  Access to the inlet beach adjacent to the jetty will be permitted at Bay Court only and will be restricted at Sea Spray Road and at Pepper Cove.    The dredging and fill placement will operate 24 hours per day, seven days a week until completed

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ACUA Trash, Recycling & Yard Waste collections will be performed as scheduled

Dear Municipalities,
Please be advised that all ACUA trash, recycling & yard waste collections will be performed as scheduled on Labor Day, Monday, September 1, 2014 as well as during the rest of that week.

The ACUA Landfill will be open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m on Monday, September 1, 2014.  Administrative offices will be closed.

 

Enjoy the holiday!

 

Atlantic County Utilities Authority
www.acua.com

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