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.
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.
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 courses. The computers have to be Windows 7 or higher to be useful.
All donations would be greatly appreciated.
Media Relations Manager
Atlantic City Electric
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.
Written by Michael Feely Thursday, July 03, 2014 10:21 am
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.
Shop fresh and local!
Weekly farmer’s market featuring many items such as fresh produce, honey, artisanal cheeses, and organic coffee!
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:
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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The Brigantine Community Center
265 42nd Street, Brigantine. (609) 264-7350
Brigantine, New Jersey
Jim Mogan, Director
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.
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
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
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