Financial Fumbles in Brigantine. The Missing Million.

Over the past 18 months, Brigantine has been under increased pressure to clean up their books and tighten city operations. At the last City Council meeting, a request was made to audit the financials of local sports organizations. In May 2014, allegations of overtime abuse were directed at Brigantine City Hall. This past council meeting highlighted the continued … [Read more...]

WATCH VIDEO >> Brigantine Golf Following Non-Profit EHT Emerald Links

On the MORNING of FEB 25, Harry Hurley from WPG 1450 Radio talked about the controversial activity revolving around municipal golf courses. Jim Fraser of Mays Landing Country Club was the in-studio guest discussing the EHT Emerald Links. Brigantine Golf Links was also discussed since it wants to operate like McCulloughs Emerald Links. Links at Brigantine Golf one step … [Read more...]

LoBiondo’s Mission for South Jersey Coastal Communities

Congressman Frank LoBiondo joined with colleagues to launch the Congressional Coastal Communities Caucus, a bipartisan group designed to highlight the unique concerns of those that live, work, and do business along America’s coasts. The New Jersey lawmakers, who both represent parts of the Jersey Shore, will serve as Co-Chairs of the caucus. Congressman … [Read more...]

Brigantine Foodie: Tun to Run Old Steak 38 ?

Brigantine Foodie: Will owners of Tun Tavern run the old Steak 38 property this Summer? We think so...we hope so... Laragosta Restaurant is now officially closed up for sale. This has been confirmed by representative of the Presta’s. The family behind the amazing food served inside that building for the past few years. After a short vacation, Bella Luna will reopen … [Read more...]

Brigantine Teacher Salaries Among Highest in State

Teacher salaries in the Brigantine were among the highest in NJ for 2013-14 school year. (NJ Department of Education). Brigantine ranked 13th overall with a median salary of $83,687. This compares to the median teacher salary of $64,000 across the state. On average Ocean City teachers made $86,772, Hamilton Township teachers made $48,780. The Brigantine School … [Read more...]

Resident Reaction > Why Does Brigantine Mayor Reject Jaworski Golf Deal?

BrigantineNOW reader; Robert Polillo not happy with Mayor Guenther's goal line defense against Ron Jaworski Golf.... Polillo: I asked Council in December to present the last offer from Jaworski Golf to the citizens of Brigantine. We were told that the Solicitor was preparing an agreement (contract) that would be presented to Council for a vote. We have heard … [Read more...]

Brigantine Taxpayers Association Questions Public Safety Contracts and Sports League Financials.

  The Brigantine Taxpayers Association had their comments posted in the local papers this week. Here's a summary of comments to City Council at the Feb 04, 2015 meeting. Anne H. Phillips of the BTA: Several meetings ago, a representative of the True Spirit Coalition spoke to Council about the increasing need for the food baskets it distributes. At the time … [Read more...]

2014 Taxpayers’ Guide to Education Spending. BRIGANTINE SCHOOL DISTRICT

The Taxpayers' Guide to Education Spending provides Brigantine Taxpayers with the opportunity to view and compare dollars spent on students enrolled in the Brigantine public school system.  For the first time in FY 2011, the Department began publishing a more inclusive measure of total costs for students from preschool through grade 12.  The "Total Spending" calculation … [Read more...]

Upgraded Shark Park Playground Planned for APRIL 2015

Brigantine children are giddy with anticipation as a rebuild of Shark Park gets underway in April. Leather's Playground Design Company has submitted layouts and design ideas that will breathe new life into this much needed project. Readers of BrigantineNOW brought attention to the quickly declining condition of the park in Jan of 2014. After a series of photos were taken … [Read more...]

VIDEO > Brigantine City Council Recap FEB 4, 2015

Items of note from the Brigantine City Council meeting of FEB 4, 2015. Brigantine not paying bills on time. Mayor says better accounting is needed. Recent late pay of City Hall electric bill….forced the utility to threaten a power shut down. This was acknowledged by City Manager Stinson. The current part-time position of Brigantine CFO.... is being considered for an … [Read more...]

Letter to the Editor. Why Can’t We Partner with Jaworski Golf?

Letter to the Editor from DJ Jack Fahey from Above & Beyond DJ's > For all my Brigantine friends to read. As many of you know I am in, and have been in the wedding & party business for many years now. I've been living here on the island for 12 years now and I have performed many events at Laguna, The Cellar 32,The Brigantine Elks Lodge, The VFW Hall as well as … [Read more...]

Local Expert Fears Brigantine Council Will Nix Jaworski Golf Deal

Reader feedback from golf industry expert, Gary Shea: Apparently sometime in the next couple of weeks the city council will finally vote on whether to accept the proposal by Ron Jaworski Management to take over operations at golf course on a long term lease. Why the city of Brigantine would not be thrilled to have a high profile, successful golf course ownership group … [Read more...]