Brigantine Police Seize Drugs, Guns & $32,000 in Cash

Brigantine Police, with help from the NJ State Police seized a mix of drugs, eight firearms and over $32,000 in cash on Monday. The items were recovered at a residence on Delmar Drive in Brigantine. Lt. Jim Bennett said Frank Sposaro was arrested on drug possession, drug distribution and weapons charges. Sposaro was placed in Atlantic County Jail in lieu … [Read more...]

Casale al Mare Brings Espresso & Fine Italian Treats to Brigantine Beach

Finally. A place to grab a quick espresso or cafe latte on Brigantine Beach. Casale al Mare is a fantastic new retail store on the island that specializes in Italian imports. We're talking pastas, olive oils, balsamics, sauces and dolce. They also has really nice selection of Italian cheeses & meats....and of course, let's not forget their espresso bar with a fine … [Read more...]

Brigantine Democrats Will Explain Why They Won’t Run Candidate in November

The Brigantine Democratic Club will meet 7p. Thurs, Aug. 20 at the Brigantine Community Center. Councilwoman Lisa McClay & her D-squad will try to explain why the Dems won't try to regain council majority in the upcoming November election. Background: Brigantine's first ward seat is currently and temporarily held by the likable, yet in-effective Karen Bew. It's was … [Read more...]

Brigantine Lighthouse Players: Auditions for ‘Last of the Red Hot Lovers’

The Brigantine Lighthouse Players will hold auditions for its next production, “Last of the Red Hot Lovers,” 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22 at the Brigantine Community Center, 265 42nd St. The cast consists of one male and three females, ages ranging from 25 to 60 years old. Performance dates are Oct. 22-25. The players are also looking for new members to join in other … [Read more...]

Brigantine Public Union Stalls & Financial Fumbles Continue

Letter To The Editor: This statement was made by the Brigantine Taxpayers Association during the public comment portion of the last City council meeting on August 5, 2015. We urge you to settle the issue of the expired public union contracts, by arbitration if necessary. The fact that these employees continue to receive the generous and unsustainable salaries and … [Read more...]

Newly Elected President at Temple Beth Shalom in Brigantine

Congrats to Jack Lieberman, the new president at Temple Beth Shalom in Brigantine. Outgoing president Lill Shender handed over the leadership to Jack during the Scholar’s Weekend. Temple Beth Shalom hosted Scholar’s Weekend August 7th through the 9th. The weekend featured four events with guest Rabbi Jonathan Kligler and Temple Beth Shalom Rabbi Gerald Fox … [Read more...]

22+ Years of Uninterrupted Power. Mayor Guenther’s Brigantine.

Ten years ago, I published “Greenhead Politics”, which contained more than enough evidence of corruption and mismanagement in Brigantine to justify an investigation. The city government, headed by Mayor Guenther, turned its back on the subject and stayed silent until it blew over, which proved to be an effective tactic. At first, residents were outraged and demanded … [Read more...]

Taking Back Brigantine. Step by Step Guide by Albert Zini

Brigantine homeowners, especially those who invested heavily in secondary vacation homes, have been stepping up their inquiries into a variety of questionable City Hall financial activity. For over 15 years, Brigantine has been consistently identified as having some of the worst record keeping & financial accounting of any small town along the South Jersey … [Read more...]

Cellar 32 in Brigantine Reaching New Heights

From SCOTT CRONICK AT THE SHORE > One thing was abundantly clear about The Cellar 32 when it opened in 2010: It was a beautiful restaurant. Costing about $2 million, The Cellar 32’s first floor offers a cozy, warm feeling, 40-seat bar with granite top, flat-screen televisions and leather stools surrounded by a dining room that boasts mosaic tiles, copper … [Read more...]

Will Mayor Guenther Step Down Over ‘Disgraceful’ Brigantine Financial Audit? Will NJ Investigate?

Brigantine bank accounts not reconciled, purchase orders in duplicate, asset ledger not maintained in 2014, and checks for 6 grand sent monthly to a Florida LLC that used to manage golf courses. Just another day inside Mayor Guenther's City Hall. Make sure you thank Mike Feely; reporter for the Brigantine Beachcomber, the next time you see him. Feely provided residents … [Read more...]

Brigantine City Council Notes & Video. July 18, 2015

An open container/ trash hauling contract was voted on. Delucry was not happy with how it was awarded.  Lot's of pricing & estimate confusion. DeLucry questioned City Manager Stinson's rationale for awarded bid for trash removal. Stinson: “it went past John & I’ (Doring & Stinson) What was expectation for price? 'There was paperwork out of place' stated … [Read more...]

Amateur Sand Castle Building Contest > AUG 8

Amateur Sand Castle Building Contest The sixth Annual Brigantine Beach Sand Castle Contest will take place Saturday, Aug. 8 in front of the Laguna Restaurant at 14th street. Registration will be 10-11 a.m. Judging starts at 3 p.m. Winners to be announced at 4 p.m. This is a free event open to all ages. Trophies, prizes and ribbons will be awarded to first, second and … [Read more...]