National Night Out

Submitted By: John E Livezey

nno2015The Brigantine Police Department will be hosting our first Annual National Night Out on Tuesday August 2nd 2016 from 6p.m. until 9 p.m. The event will take place at the 25th Street ball field. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community and provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances. National Night Out will include various displays that allow the community to interact with numerous organizations that will be in attendance. Attractions on display will include: a helicopter (that will land before the event), Trucks and Boats from various local, state and federal organizations. Atlantic County SWAT with a display as well as the Brigantine Fire Department, Beach Patrol and Police Department. The Chamber of Commerce has donated an outside movie and there will be free food and games, including a dunk tank. The Island’s Veteran’s Organizations will present a lesson on flag etiquette. The Atlantic City Jitney Association will run free shuttles from the municipal lots on 16th street and 34th street to the event. There will be plenty of educational safety materials handed out. All ages are welcome to come and join your community and public safety departments for a night out.

Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs

Image_1Once again, Hooked on Fishing, not Drugs, is back on Brigantine Beach.

This FREE annual event for children 5 to 15 year olds will be held on


July 8th, 2017

on the beach at 16th Street  South.

Registration starts at 8:00 AM.

T-shirts for all participants and free fishing rods for the first 100 to sign up. Prizes and lunch will be provided. There will also be a water rescue demonstration by the US Coast Guard. Event Sponsored by the Brigantine Municipal Alliance & the Association of Surf Anglers Clubs.


Pictures of this event can be found at



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Hope All Day Recovery Center Opens in Galloway

Hope All Day Recovery Center Opens at
600 S. Odessa Ave., Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215
Recovery Center Ph. (609) 379-2582
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The First Peer to Peer Recovery Center Opens in Atlantic County, NJ with Patrick J Kennedy as Guest of Honor!

Galloway Township, New Jersey, June 2, 2014 – The Hope All Day Recovery Center announces their grand opening on Monday, June 16th of the first Peer to Peer Recovery Center in Atlantic County and only the third in existence in the entire State of New Jersey. The Honorable Patrick J Kennedy, Former United States Representative and lead sponsor of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act of 2008 will be the guest of honor and featured speaker.

The former congressman and local resident, Patrick J. Kennedy said, “A peer to peer recovery center like Hope All Day will bring the positive face of recovery to Atlantic County. This center will help people in recovery overcome barriers and change the perception of people working to maintain healthy lives in long term recovery.”

The Hope All Day Recovery Center is unique in that it is staffed and run entirely by volunteers who all are in recovery. The Center will offer peer to peer support where individuals in recovery from alcohol and drugs, their families and supporters gather for fellowship, learning and social events that lead to healthy lifestyles and long term recovery.

“There is no clinical treatment or licensed counselors, just peer to peer support which is proven to be key in sustaining and fostering long term recovery,” President and founder Chris Macomber explained, “There is something missing in the process of recovery here in NJ and we are hoping to bridge that gap. We want to be a resource to provide free support services in a fun safe environment that will nurture physical, emotional and spiritual growth in individuals. We want to be there for people in between meetings and after rehabilitation to continue to encourage all to find hope in the recovery process! ”

The Hope All Day Recovery Center is located off of Tilton Road on 600 S. Odessa Ave in Egg Harbor City, NJ within Galloway Township. The Recovery Center is located in a stand-alone 6,500 square foot building set on a private landscaped property and is open 7 days a week, 9 AM to 5 PM with extended hours for meetings and special events.