Month: March 2016

Will “Cove” Have Lifeguards & Rules for Brigantine Summer 2016?

The growing chaos at the uber-popular ‘Cove’ beach area could be tamed somewhat by the Summer of 2016. That’s welcome news for those that want to keep the area safe, clean & family friendly. Three deep rows of 4×4 trucks parked side by side, fishing, jet ski’s, red cups, motor boats, Water Weenies, toddlers, swimmers …

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MOODY’s Explains Outcome of Atlantic City PILOT & Take-Over Plans

New Jersey lawmakers will soon consider a pair of bills to help Atlantic City. One of them, the “Municipal Stabilization and Recovery Act” would give the state much greater control of the local government. The other would allow the Atlantic City Casinos to make payments in lieu of taxes, otherwise known as the PILOT bill. The financial ratings agency …

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4×4’s Pack Brigantine Beaches in 2016, Could Some Be Shut Out?

Brigantine recreation director Jim Mogan thinks the new 4×4 beach permit policy could pose a problem. City Council passed an ordinance providing no-charge 4×4 beach permits to active-duty military and veterans upon request. These 4×4 permit requests could reach 600 or more…much more. Applications are reportedly ramping up from all over the state, as well as far reaching parts …

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Letter to Editor. Brigantine Must Set Example. Stop Plastic Bags.

Letter to the Editor from Nancy Schreiber >>  It’s encouraging that our community is at the forefront of plastic bag issue. I applaud City Council for considering the Greenteam’s initiative of implementing an ordinance to charge a fee on single-use plastic bags. Banning plastic bags from Brigantine Farmers Market has been a success. It’s has …

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Register Now. Boat Safety Classes in Brigantine. Summer 2016

Learn how to stay safe while boating. Classes are forming now. Brigantine Flotilla 85 of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary will teach you how to be safe while out on the water. All operators of power vessels and personal watercraft (Jet Ski, Wave Runner, etc) on waters of the State of New Jersey, regardless of age, …

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Bob Schoelkopf Talks Marine Mammals & Plastic Bags in Brigantine

Brigantine is talking: Convenient, yet harmful single-use plastic bags. Mayor Guenther suggests that plastic bag laws could hurt business. The ACME may be forced to leave town if a symbolic 10 cent fee is charged for each plastic bag. We kid you not. That’s what our Mayor implied. Listen here > But what about sharks, whales, …

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Sun Bank Brigantine Property Sold for Mere $390,000

Talk about rock bottom prices for Brigantine Real Estate. The shuttered Sun Bank property at 3900 Atlantic-Brigantine Blvd is currently assessed at $1,118,100. Sun was paying taxes based on that strong valuation. The new owner will likely appeal that….pronto. On Jan. 12, 2016, SUN BANK property in Brigantine sold for just $390,000. The buyers are Borgata …

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Brigantine Golf Links Deal with Atlantic County, ACIA

See Links Contract > The Links at Brigantine Golf is better managed by the Atlantic County Improvement Authority, not the golf industry expert: Ron Jaworski Golf. That’s what Brigantine taxpayers learned as the contract between Brigantine & the ACIA was made available recently. See CONTRACT Below >. Also note: According to Jim Fraser, ‘Mad Dog …

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Inside Look: Failed Food & Bev Deal at Brigantine Links Golf

LISTEN > As reported by BrigantineNOW, the awarding of Links at Brigantine Golf Food & Bev contract to Mad Dog Morgan was proven invalid / illegal. The City of Brigantine was caught skirting a well known process requiring proper RFP (request for proposal) advertising in legal newspapers of record. Mayor Guenther and City Manager Stinson claimed …

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Plastic Bags and Politics, Stopping The Brigantine Green Team

Efforts to make and keep Brigantine green and clean are stuck in political gridlock. What else is new. At issue: should Brigantine get serious about reducing use of harmful, single-use plastic bags? Beth Kwart, chairwoman of Surfrider’s South Jersey Chapter wants Brigantine to institute a nominal 10 cent fee on single-use bags throughout the island …

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Low Real Estate Values Allow Brigantine Land Grab On The Cheap

The Brigantine Real Estate economy is (WAS) booming. It’s true. But there is one exception to that fact. Real Estate in Brigantine is only a great investment if you have the right connections. That connection seems to be City Councilman, Andy Simpson. Hard to believe. At one time, Brigantine Beach was chock full of attractions, …

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Brigantine Council Meeting Videos Deleted. Info Blackouts.

Let’s keep Brigantine 2nd homeowners in the dark. It certainly seems that way. WATCH VIDEO. “You can DVR it”, says the snickering Simpson, obviously not caring that 75% of taxpayers don’t have access to the local signal. It’s well noted that U-stream used to record & archive every meeting. It worked great and was cheap. Well …

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