Brigantine Public Works: Shark Park Playground FAIL

One of the few kid-friendly attractions in Brigantine is Shark Park Playground. Sadly, it's still closed on this crowded 4th of July weekend. For the past two years, Brigantine's Mayor Guenther, Councilman Simpson and John Doring from the Department of Public Works have assured residents and visitors that re-building the rusty and run down playground would be a top … [Read more...]

Brigantine Real Estate Declines, Other NJ Shore Towns Bounce Back

A Brigantine shore house priced at $309,975 in 2013 was only worth $282,475 in 2014. That’s a nasty drop of 9% according to a recent report in Philly Magazine. Put that same house in Ventnor, Sea Isle City or Cape May, and the sales price would be up by at least 5%.....and potentially as high as 11%. So what gives? Can it be the lingering effects of Hurricane … [Read more...]

Former AC Officer Sentenced for Sexual Assault on Minor. Former Brigantine Police Officer Could Be Sentenced Next.

The Press of Atlantic City reports that a former Atlantic City police officer was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for sexually assaulting a minor who told teachers the two had numerous sexual encounters, including inside his patrol car. Andre Corbin was arrested along with Brigantine Officer Ralph Pereira. View Complaint Against Brigantine Police Officer … [Read more...]

Letter To The Editor: Jaworski’s Celebrity Golf Event in Galloway…NOT Brigantine.

Letter to the BrigantineNOW Editor from Maryann Kozack >> Last weekend, sports legends; Bernie Parent, Warren Sapp, Irving Fryar, and 3 Philadelphia Eagles QBs: Ron Jaworski, Michael Vick and Donovan McNabb were among the golfers at Jaworski's Celebrity Golf Challenge held in Galloway, NOT BRIGANTINE. This charity event, held every year, won't ever be held in … [Read more...]

Greenhead Politics in Brigantine: A Look Back. By Patrick Costello.

The sign is right. Brigantine really is an island you'll love for life, especially if you've been born and raised there. No matter its faults, the Brigantine of my youth was always a town full of hardworking folks committed to raising their families in the most pleasant environment possible, and the source of some of my fondest memories.  Over the years, the island has … [Read more...]

Brigantine City Manager & Public Safety Unions in Violation of NJ State Law?

Could Brigantine's City Manager & Public Safety union reps be in violation of New Jersey state law? It certainly seems that way. Some even suggest that Mayor Guenther and certain members of Brigantine City Council could also be held liable for allowing expired public safety contracts to extend indefinitely. To date, Brigantine City Manager; Ed Stinson's effort to … [Read more...]

BEST OF BRIG NOW VIDEO

Real Estate is what makes Brigantine tick. Not tourism. Not Atlantic City gaming....but Real Estate. The intersection of Real Estate and Politics in Brigantine often gets messy, especially when a local land grab is starting to heat up. A little history lesson..... Brigantine Mayor Resigns In Wake Of Election Results By David Johnston and Mike Schurman, Special to … [Read more...]

Brigantine ‘Glitch Gate’ Explained. Waterfront Project of Councilman Under Scrutiny

According to a recent Brigantine Beachcomber Advertisement paid for by 'Taxpayers First', a series of glitches kept occurring at City Hall in regard to Councilman Andy Simpson and his 3 Sunset Court construction project. City Manager/Public Safety Director; Jim Barber, referred to these errors as 'glitches' at a City Council meeting. For those with a preference for … [Read more...]

Aggressive Brigantine Development Squeezing Attractions Like Fishfinder Party Boat.

Is residential development along the Brigantine waterfront too aggressive? Residents, business owners and Real Estate agents were shocked to learn that one of the last remaining, FAMILY FRIENDLY private attractions in Brigantine was under pressure to sell. The Fishfinder Party Boat is STILL OPEN for BUSINESS....but finds itself squeezed between massive homes along … [Read more...]

Expensive and Expired since 2012. Brigantine Police and Fire Contracts

Wonder why Police, Fire, and Teachers contract negotiations are stalled? Police contract expired DEC 2012. Fire Dept contract expired DEC 2013. It's well known that public employee contracts will NEVER be this good again, especially in Brigantine. Read the jaw-dropping agreements below. Negotiations have stalled regarding long expired Brigantine public safety contracts. … [Read more...]

Brigantine Police Chief, Mayor & City Council Say NO to Beach Festival.

A promising, new beach festival designed to grow the local economy was cancelled recently due to delays from the Brigantine Police Chief and City Council. That's according to festival organizer Michael Feely. The Brigantine Blues Foundation was planning a spectacular 'Brigantine Blues, Brews & BBQ' festival for Saturday, Sept. 19 on the 34th street … [Read more...]

Sun Bank in Brigantine to Close

As heard on the Don Williams radio show (1400am WOND) and reported in the Press of Atlantic City, SUN BANK in Brigantine will be closing soon. In studio guest; Doug Keefe (Brigantine Economic Development Committee and Brigantine Chamber of Commerce) confirmed that SUN BANK was closing and that he was considering buying that property on Brigantine BLVD. Sun is … [Read more...]