Building Inspector Rich Stevens put together a comprehensive document that details the permitting and inspection process

Rich Stevens put together a comprehensive document that details the permitting and inspection process for those raising their homes. (Please see attached documents) This documentation was provided to the 26 HMGP recipients at their mandatory meeting last Wednesday at the Community Center, with the NJ Department of Environmental Protection who are administering the program. Rich also included a […]

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While the Christie Administration Mobile Cabinet will still be held at the Brigantine Community Center on Wednesday, April 2nd from 11 am to 2 pm,

While the Christie Administration Mobile Cabinet will still be held at the Brigantine Community Center on Wednesday, April 2nd from 11 am to 2 pm, Governor Christie will be unable to attend and thus the Town Hall portion is cancelled. Please make sure you bring any questions, concerns and relevant paperwork for the various departments […]

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National Flood Safety Awareness Week: March 16-22, 2014

On average, flooding causes more property damage in the United States than any other weather related event. It is a threat to life and property that can occur in any of the fifty states or U.S. territories at any time of year.  In 2013, the nation watched as deadly floods from severe storms impacted the […]

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BRIGSTRONG MEETING MINUTES January 8, 2014

Attending: Rev. John Scotland, Mike Feely, Tom Milhous, Jim Mogen, Beth Bliss, Stan and Alicia Sersinsky, Natalie Solomon, Beth Apter Call to order 10:35 a.m. by John Scotland Announcement Beth B.: Saturday 10 a.m. premiere of Sandy Stories, followed by reception County REVIVE – Tom how to help folks of moderate income levels approx $40,000 […]

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Brigstrong Minutes for December 18th 2013

1.During my participation as a member of BrigStrong, I will be exposed to information of a confidential and personal nature. I agree to respect the survivor’s right to privacy and agree to the following: 2.All survivor information obtained while working as a member will be held in the strictest of confidence.      Information will be exchanged […]

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Frequently Asked Questions for RREM

Qualifying for RREM 1. How Can the RREM Program Help Me? The RREM program provides funding to help Superstorm Sandy Homeowners repair, elevate, or reconstruct their homes. RREM will provide grants to eligible Homeowners for up to $150,000. The RREM program is intended to “fill the gap” between how much it costs to repair the […]

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Now Available: Applications for ReNew Jersey Stronger Housing Grant Programs

The New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) will begin accepting applications for the reNew Jersey Stronger Housing Grant programs. There are two programs available: Homeowner Reconstruction, Rehabilitation, Elevation and Mitigation (RREM): This program provides up to $150,000 for eligible Homeowners to repair, elevate or rebuild their primary residences in the affected communities. Homeowner Resettlement: […]

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To the Citizens of Brigantine

LETTER TO THE EDITOR 05/15/2013 The BRIGSTRONG Committee is comprised of a local group of Volunteers that has taken on the task of providing financial, mental, spiritual and physical means for the rebuilding of Brigantine. We at BRIGSTRONG decided that since the warmer months were approaching, taxpayers in Brigantine would be restoring or rebuilding their […]

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YOUR CALM AFTER SUPERSTORM SANDY Starting April 23rd.

INFORMATION SHARING AND STRESS RELIEF SESSIONS Every Tuesday from 6:30 PM until 8:15 PM Starting April 23rd.                 Free and open to adults at the Brigantine Beach Community Center, 265 42d. St. YOU DON’T HAVE TO GO IT ALONE               No one who lives through a disaster is untouched by the experience                                 Each […]

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The formation of BrigStrong

BrigStrong was formed by a group of concerned and dedicated Brigantine, NJ residents  who have created a Long Term Recovery Group (LTRG) using a template established by Atlantic County’s LTRG. The county’s group is composed of support groups such as the Salvation Army, United Way, Habitat for Humanity and faith based and community support groups. […]

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BrigStrong to host workshop Nov. 16

BrigStrong will hold a workshop on dealing with the effects of Superstorm Sandy from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Brigantine Beach Community Center. This workshop, the fourth one by BrigStrong, is a collaborative effort with Atlantic County REVIVE Long Term Recovery Groups, and will focus on Brigantine’s recovery status, available […]

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NATIONAL DEPRESSION SCREENING DAY October 10th 2013

Whether for heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes or depression, health screenings provide a quick and easy way to spot the first signs of serious illness and can reach people who might not otherwise seek professional medical advice. One in four women and one in 10 men will experience depression at some point during their […]

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BrigStrong seeks volunteer for committee head

Tom Milhous, the vice chairman of the Brigantine long-term recovery group BrigStrong, said the group is looking for a volunteer to lead the organization’s committee on construction. The person will be BrigStrong’s liaison and advocate with the county recovery group. According to Milhous, the ideal candidate would have home refurbishment expertise, such as a retired […]

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