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.
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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
Sign up online at http://www.acua.com/valet
Brigantine Police Department will take part in a new program being initiated by the Division of Highway Traffic Safety.UDrive. UText. UPay.
BRIGANTINE, NJ – The City of Brigantine Police Department will take part in a new program being initiated by the Division of Highway Traffic Safety.
From April 1 through April 21, the Brigantine Police Department, as well as police agencies throughout the state, will join with the Division of Highway Traffic Safety in the Distracted Driving 2014 Statewide Crackdown. This is part of a nationwide enforcement effort, with the slogan:
UDrive. UText. UPay.
The purpose of the campaign is to undertake visible, targeted enforcement during April, which is National Distracted Driving Month. Enforcement activities will specifically focus on driver behaviors that distract from the task of driving.
The Brigantine Police Department requests that all motorists traveling through the City of Brigantine stop their cars when receiving a telephone call in a safe manner on the side of the roadway. Drivers should use Bluetooth to answer phone calls while driving. There are many distracting elements while driving: texting, holding a mobile phone, and using MP3 players to name a few.
Act. Chief Ray Cox would like to encourage motorist to practice non-distracted driving techniques at all times. Enforcement for the types of violations targeted during this campaign occurs on a year-round basis, however, motorist can expect officers to take a zero tolerance approach to distracted driving during this time frame.
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.