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.
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.
or simply place the logo below on your website
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How it works: ACUA’s collection staff will retrieve the containers from the residence, empty them and return them to the residence.
Participating residents will NOT need to bring containers to the curb.
• Service Period: Residents must apply for the service periods listed above. If a resident applies after a service period begins, rates will not be
prorated and the full rate for that service period will be charged.
• Trash: All trash must be placed in the 95-gallon cart purchased from ACUA. The cart will be the property of the property owner.
ACUA will collect up to two 95-gallon wheeled trash carts at each property on your scheduled collection day.
• Recycling: ACUA will collect up to two recycling containers at each property on your scheduled collection day.
• This service does not include yard waste collection, construction debris or metals, and does not apply to condominiums, apartments and
Please pay by check or credit card. Make checks payable to: ACUA
PO Box 721, Pleasantville, NJ 08232
If you wish to pay by credit card, please contact the ACUA at (609) 272-6950
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Were you caught off guard and did know what was going on ? Sign up for Nixle, a free service for important community alerts.
Residents can recieve up-to-date information affecting their neighborhood by e-mail, text, or web.
What is Nixle?
NIXLE is an emergency notification service that will alert residents to emergency weather events, road closings, public safety advisories, natural and manmade disasters, and general city information through email and text messaging.
Go to www.nixle.com
Click “Register Now”
Create an account by choosing a User Name and Password
Enter an e-mail address and cell phone number where you would like to receive messages
Enter your address (or a nearby intersection)
Click “Sign Me Up”
To Customize the Service
Log in at www.nixle.com
Click “Add New” to add addresses in your town or around the country. Do your relatives live out of the area? Keep track of what’s happening near your loved ones and the places you work, live, or visit.
Select a location from the left-hand menu and subscribe to receive messages from each agency by checking the “Subscribe” option. Adjust which messages by priority level are sent to your e-mail and/or cell phone. Please note: you must opt-in to receive messages from your local community groups.
iPhone & iPad App
Nixle also has an app for the iPhone and iPad. You can download the free app directly by visiting the Nixle iTunes page, or by searching “Nixle” in the App store.
the Nixle team of engineering, public safety, and communications professionals have worked very hard to develop a system that “connects communities.” We hope you enjoy America’s new community information service!
Need assistance? Send e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and your question will be answered within 24 hours.
Any questions contact Lieutenant Tim Reed using the contact form below..
In preparation for the storm and drop in temperatures, emergency hotlines and web services have been made available.
During the storm, the Brigantine Office of Emergency Management recommends checking on family members and friends, as well as the elderly, disabled or isolated. Also the NJOEM recommends keeping pets indoors and dressing in layers to avoid frostbite and hypothermia when going outdoors.
OEM director James Bennett is recommending drivers check their vehicle’s cooling, charging and exhaust systems by a qualified technician and to have good wipers and windshield washer fluid on their vehicles. Throughout the storm, Lt. Bennett is recommending drivers drive slowly, leave distance between other vehicles and carry an emergency winter kit with flashlights, warm clothes, gloves, non-perishable snacks, a blanket, a shovel, an abrasive like sand and a cell phone charger. Before starting a vehicle, Lt. Bennett recommends drivers make sure their tailpipe is clean before starting their car and to remove all snow and ice from the vehicle.
OEM is prepared to activate an Emergency Operations Center during any major disaster to allow coordination of all support agencies to provide continuity of services to the public
Lieutenant Jim Bennett, Director 266-7600 extension 285
Visit http://brigantinepolice.org/oem-html for more information
Other emergency services and tips throughout the storm will be available through the following sites and social media:
City of Brigantine – www.bb-nj.com
City of Brigantine FACEBOOK- https://www.facebook.com/brigantinebeachnj
City of Brigantine TWITTER- @Brigantinenj
Brigantine Police – FACEBOOK- https://www.facebook.com/brigantinepolice
Brigantine Police -TWITTER- @Brigantinepd
Brigantine on NIXLE- http://local.nixle.com/brigantine-police-department/
Brigantine Office of Emergency Management ” OEM” – http://brigantinepolice.org/oem
National Weather Service — www.erh.noaa.gov/er/phi/
New Jersey Office of Emergency Management — www.ready.nj.gov
ReadyNJ Alerts and Updates Blog — www.readynj.wordpress.com
NJOEM on Facebook — www.facebook.com/READYNEWJERSEY
NJOEM on Twitter — www.twitter.com/ReadyNJ
NJ State Police on Facebook — www.facebook.com/NewJerseyStatePolice
NJ State Police on Twitter — www.twitter.com/NJSP