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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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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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Brigantine City wide Community Yard Sale Sponsored by The Brigantine Beach Chamber of Commerce.

Brigantine City wide Community Yard Sale Sponsored by The Brigantine Beach Chamber of Commerce.

May 24 & 25 – Memorial Day Weekend.

And to make your Yard Sale just a little more fun, enter our Lost Shaker of Sale Contest!

On Saturday, May 24th…
1. Visit the island’s Yard Sales & snap a photo of the most unique Salt Shaker you can find!
2. Visit our Facebook Page (Brigantine Chamber) & post your pics with the tag #brigsaltshaker.

The photo that our judges select as the most interest Lost Shaker of Salt will win a gift certificate
to Laguna Grill on the beach in Brigantine so you can enjoy your own Margarita!

All entires must be posted on the Chamber’s Facebook page by Five O’Clock Somewhere on Saturday May 24th!

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3rd Annual Brigantine Beach City and Chamber of Commerce 4X4 Pirate’s Parade and Bonfire Saturday, May 17th 2 – 8pm

Winners of the best dressed vehicles will be announced at 8pm on 17th Street Beach at our evening bonfire  Registration Fees: $5 if registered & paid in advance $10 if registered & paid day of event There will be registration available the day of the event from 10am to 1pm 4×4 vehicles only no AWD  4×4 permit not required

2014 Pirates Parade- Pirate's Life

2014 Theme: Pirate’s Parade  Saturday, May 17th 2 – 8pm  parade route goes from 38th Street to 10th Street South

 

 

 

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EARTH DAY MESSAGE DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION COMMISSIONER BOB MARTIN

TRENTON - As we celebrate Earth Day, the Christie Administration’s DEP is recommitting itself to the core principles that have guided the agency since its inception on the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970. We are committed to protecting our natural resources – our air, our water, our natural lands and historic resources.
We continue to prioritize programs and staffing to meet all of our goals and our commitment to protecting New Jersey’s environment, public health and safety – all while continuing to meet the needs of Superstorm Sandy recovery and rebuilding.
Admittedly, we still have a lot on our plate with Sandy recovery – rebuilding our coastal areas to be more resilient than ever, working to harden billions of dollars in water and wastewater infrastructure against future disasters, moving homeowners out of areas vulnerable to flooding through Blue Acres acquisitions, and helping thousands of others to elevate their homes to protect them against flooding. The DEP continues to work very hard to ensure that those efforts have not impeded our core missions.
We remain aggressive on other key fronts, including working through the successful Licensed Site Remediation Professional Program to clean up and restore contaminated sites, meeting Governor Christie’s commitment to restoring Barnegat Bay through a science-based comprehensive plan, moving forward in partnership with the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to restore the Passaic River, working to reduce diesel emissions from truck and buses to improve air quality, especially in our urban areas, and guiding counties as they protect hundreds of thousands of acres of ecologically sensitive areas through improved wastewater management planning. Clean air is important to everyone. On this front, we continue to take a tough stand on pollution from out-of-state power plants while making sure our in-state facilities meet the toughest emissions controls, while moving our power supply to cleaner burning natural gas and supporting a strong solar program that is a national leader. For the first time, all of New Jersey meets the EPA’s health-based standard for fine particles, a type of air pollutant that can cause serious health problems, especially in vulnerable populations.
Lastly, we continue with needed capital improvements and program enhancements at our vast network of State Parks and Forests. We have kept all of them open during tough times so that our residents and visitors could keep enjoying these unique treasures, such as the beautiful and restored Ringwood Manor historic site in Passaic County that celebrated its grand reopening this month, and the new Monmouth Battlefield State Park Visitors’ Center in Manalapan.
As we celebrate Earth Day, we ask all residents of New Jersey to partner with us in caring for our environment, and to participate in special environmental events that are taking place in all 21 counties today and across the state for the rest of Earth Week.

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Meet one of SWANA’s UNSUNG HEROES

50 Unsung Heroes is a new SWANA recognition program giving SWANA members the opportunity to acknowledge individuals or groups in their community that are making a difference in the solid waste industry.

Unsung Heroes are coworkers working within the solid waste industry, volunteer groups, or even people in your neighborhood who often go unrecognized for their efforts, large and small.
The program allows SWANA members to show public appreciation to those individuals and/or groups for their hard work and dedication.

John Doring has recently been promoted to the position of Superintendent of Public Works for the City of Brigantine, where es continues to serve as the Recycling Coordinator. John has faced incredible challenges in the wake of Super Storm Sandy, which devastated many homes in the town of Brigantine. He spearheaded efforts to quickly provide disposal options for residents as they dealt with the storm’s aftereffects. John has been an incredible asset to the town’s newly formed Green Team, working to improve recycling in the schools, at the beaches, and with residents and businesses. John’s colleagues speak with respect for this character; affirming that John works tirelessly and without complaining, actively serving on a variety of town committees, wearing many hats and always lending a hand.”

Nominated by: ACUA

Read More about John Doring & SWAN UNSUNG HEROES

 

 

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