Brigantine Tree Lighting on DEC 5, 5:30pm

The annual Brigantine holiday tree lighting ceremony will take place at 5:30 on Friday evening DEC 5th in front of City Hall. Special guest Santa Claus will arrive on a fire truck along with cast members of Disney’s “Frozen” – Elsa, Anna and Olaf.  Bring a camera. Photo ops for the kids with Santa and the movie characters. A special performance will be given by the … [Read more...]

How Will Changes In AC Impact Brigantine’s Future?

Big changes have come to Atlantic City, and, as always, the fortunes of Brigantine are closely tied to those of The World’s Playground. The island’s future cannot help but be hugely impacted by however things play out across the bridge. At the moment, things seem pretty bleak, but there are a few proposals and grand plans in place to salvage Atlantic City’s economy. Will … [Read more...]

Atlantic City’s Unsung Success of Marina District. Will Brigantine Take Advantage?

As Atlantic City goes.....so goes Brigantine Beach? Depends if you're talking about the boardwalk... or the AC marina district. Just 30 seconds over the Brigantine Bridge, Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, Golden Nugget Atlantic City and Harrah’s Resort are among Atlantic City’s most profitable casinos. According to the Press of Atlantic City, Borgata is the city’s … [Read more...]

Reader feedback: Brigantine Mayor Bullish on Business?

Truly amazed at Mayor Phil Guenther's new found interest in business development in Brigantine. I'm on the Commercial Development Board. In the two years I have served on the board, the Mayor has attended 3 meetings...in January 2013, in May of the this year, when for the first time, he had a challenger to his office and in October, when that challenger gave a presentation … [Read more...]

Looking Back: Brigantine Lawsuits Financed by Taxpayers

Lawsuits, grievances and pay-outs; business as usual on Brigantine Beach. From the archives. MARCH 2011 >> A woman working for the Brigantine Police Department told an investigator that she "feels like the chief is stalking her" shortly before Jim Frugoli publicly resigned after an 18-month tenure in the post. Written by Joe Tyrell from … [Read more...]

Brigantine Ready to Shuffle the Job Deck

The City of Brigantine is seeking proposals for the following Professional Services contracts for calendar year 2015. If you currently are in a position that's not protected by a sweet contract, you better tune up that resume and start networking on Linked-in. Potential opportunities include: Municipal Attorney, Labor Attorney, Bond Counsel, Municipal Auditor, … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Season Interfaith Service. NOV 25.

Tuesday evening, Nov. 25, marks the date of this year’s Thanksgiving Season Interfaith Service. This traditional service will take place at 7p.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, 331 8th Street S., and will be hosted by Rev. William S. Vandergrift, pastor, and his congregation. All of God’s children, no matter what their denomination, whether they are … [Read more...]

Brigantine Green Team Looking for Volunteers

The Brigantine Green Team is looking for volunteers to help plant 100 beach plum seedlings at designated dune areas on Saturday, December 6 from 10 – noon (Rain date is Sunday, December 7th from 1 – 3). Anyone interested is encouraged to come out and take part in the planting. Volunteers should bring gloves and meet at the 17th Street & Ocean Avenue public parking … [Read more...]

Chief Holl: Fire Department Needs Digital Upgrade. Grant Award to Help?

Did the late Chief Holl uncover a digitally deficient fire department? Could this adversely affect fire & safety operations in Brigantine? Just 2 months after he passed away suddenly on June 2, 2013, Brigantine Fire Chief Holl & the department were awarded $218,538 in FEMA grant dollars due to the excellent research & study he conducted & reported on. … [Read more...]

Brigantine is Talking. American Legion Used in Political Ad.

To the editor from Anne H. Phillips >> This letter concerns the ad, paid for by the Brigantine Republican Club, that appeared on Page 20 in the Oct. 31 Beachcomber News stating “The American Legion Riders support Phil Guenther, Andy Simpson, and Vince Sera.” The article mentions the name “American Legion” and “Legion” three times and includes a picture of the … [Read more...]

Brigantine. The State of the Union$.

The votes have been cast and the results are in. Congratulations to the Republican ticket for a successful campaign and a clean sweep, in what turned out to be a tight race. With the election over, the focus can now turn from political rhetoric to legitimate concerns. If, as the GOP’s ads claimed, the former Democratic majority has been causing all of Brigantine’s woes, we … [Read more...]