Month: December 2016

Arrest Made in Sexual Assault of 7 Year old Brigantine Girl

After 2 year investigation, a Bellmawr, NJ. man was charged with sexually assaulting  a 7 yr old girl when her Brigantine mom wasn’t home. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office says 30-year-old James Ward, the fiancé of the victim’s mother, molested the girl while watching her. Ward is being held in Atlantic County jail on $350,000 full …

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Remembering Betsy Rogge, Wife of Former Brigantine Mayor

Betsy Rogge, wife of former Brigantine Mayor John Rogge, died Dec. 21 at age 93.  Both lived in Brigantine since 1948. Betsy Rogge was involved with the Betty Bacharach rehabilitation Center,Children’s Seashore House, the American Cancer Society and the Florence Crittenton Home, and helped establish several charitable organizations in Brigantine. From Press of AC: Betsy …

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Brigantine Fire Department Tips: How to Avoid Frozen Pipes

The Brigantine Fire Department has started to see calls involving water leaks inside unoccupied homes and reminds residents about the menace of frozen pipes. We recommend doing all of the following every fall to winterize your home. Drain all outside water sources such as sprinkler systems, showers and garden hose outlets. If you haven’t already …

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65% of Brigantine Tax Dollars Go To Public Employee Compensation

The Brigantine Taxpayers Association published their annual recap and review of city expenditures. Even as most cities in New Jersey are downsizing, Brigantine is still the one town where it’s ‘business as usual’. Let’s review…. About 65% of Brigantine’s municipal budget is set aside for public employee salaries. 2016 City payroll exceeds $11 million. Brigantine …

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Former Brigantine Police Officer: 5 Years in Prison for Sexual Assault of Child

A former Brigantine police officer was sentenced Monday to five years in prison for sexually assaulting a child. Ralph Pereira of Brigantine admitted he used his position as a Brigantine police officer to sexually assault a 16-yr-old girl. Pereira and former Atlantic City Police Officer Andre Corbin both were accused of having a sexual relationship …

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Has Brigantine Real Estate Hit Bottom Yet? Zillow Says ‘Maybe’

According to ZILLOW, the median home value in Brigantine is $287,000. The Real Estate website said homes in the 08203 zip code have declined -3.3% over the past year. On the upside, Zillow says Brigantine is a BUYERS MARKET. It predicts that Brigantine home values have hit some sort of bottom and could rise 1.0% …

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Underage Drinking, 4×4 Overcrowding Force Stricter 2017 Beach Rules

Due to growing issues surrounding public safety, alcohol consumption and declining beach tag revenue, Brigantine City Council was forced to radically change how 4×4 beaches will be managed in the Summer of 2017. Personal beach badges will now be mandatory for the following three areas: The Cove Beach overlooking the Inlet The Jetty Front Beach …

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Brigantine DJ Jack Fahey Goes Above and Beyond for Weddings

DJ Jack Fahey of Brigantine is the owner of Above and Beyond DJ Entertainment. A perfect DJ for weddings, special events….etc. As his business name implies, Jack is truly exceptional. DJ Jack Fahey Testimonial: Jack far surpassed expectations when it came to selecting and projecting whatever music was needed. Jack is very adept at reading …

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2016 Master Plan for Brigantine. Why Two Schools?

The Brigantine Planning Board quietly adopted a new Master Plan for Brigantine on Sept 28, 2016. Have you seen it? Me neither. Why did they keep it a secret? No public input, no council discussion. Click to see 2016 Brigantine Master Plan here. Brigantine-2016-Master-Plan-Report Did you know? Brigantine is encouraging the development of Bed and …

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Brigantine Farmers Market Vendor Info

2017 Brigantine FARMERS MARKET The Brigantine Farmers Market (the “Market”) will open on Saturday, May 27, 2017 for another summer season. Now accepting VENDOR applications for the 2017 Brigantine Farmers Market. Please print out the application and read it thoroughly before submitting. Brigantine Farmers Market Vendor Application Farmers Market hold harmless form The Market will …

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Brigantine Woman Charged with Promoting Child Prostitution.

A Brigantine woman was arrested on Friday, charged with promoting child prostitution. Courtney H. Glose, 31, along with Marcus E. Tukes, 47, of Bridgeton, were arrested after FBI’s Child Exploitation Task Force said their investigation showed that Glose and Tukes exploited a girl under the age of 18. The task force arrested Glose and Tukes …

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