Month: March 2017

Brigantine Woman Arrested for Threatening to Kill Pa. Police Officer

Kerry Asbury, 45, of Brigantine was arrested on Thursday, March 22,  by Watsontown, Pa. Police on charges of terroristic threats, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. Watsontown police say a Brigantine NJ woman threatened to kill an officer. According to DailyItem.com : Police were called to a restaurant after receiving complaints about an intoxicated female …

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Brigantine – Highest Cost Per Student in Atlantic County Resulting in Low Grades

Are Brigantine schools great ? The President of the Brigantine Taxpayers Association doesn’t think so. Based on recent test scores from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College & Careers, or PARCC, it’s clear that many Brigantine students are not learning the fundamentals, says BTA President Anne H. Phillips. Barely 50% of Brigantine students …

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Brigantine Mayor & Council Endorse New Rental Tax

Rent your Brigantine home to summer vacationers? Get ready to write a check for $100 to the City of Brigantine for that privilege. On March 15, Brigantine City Council introduced an ordinance that requires homeowner that rent properties for less than 175 days, acquire short-term rental license. This idea came from the on-again off-again Brigantine …

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Brigantine Drug Bust Snags 70 Bags of Heroin and Cash

A substantial drug bust in Brigantine. Three people were arrested on St. Patrick’s Day. It all happened on the 3600 block of Bayshore Avenue in Brigantine. Atlantic County SWAT, Somers Point K-9 and the Galloway Township Police Department executed a search warrant on Friday morning, March 17. The Brigantine action was taken after a five-month …

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Bellmawr man indicted on sexual assault of 7 yr old in Brigantine

A 31 yr old Bellmawr man was indicted on March 16, on accusations of sexually assaulting a 7 yr old child he was caring for in Brigantine. After a two year investigation by Atlantic County, James Ward was arrested on Dec 30, 2016. Ward was indicted on nine counts, including first-degree aggravated assault in sexually …

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2017 Brigantine City Budget: Huge Surplus, Golf Course Losses

On March 1, the Brigantine City auditor shared details on the Island’s massive, $5.6 million budget surplus, Links Golf Course losses and larger employee expenses. City Manager Ed Stinson and Chief Financial Officer Roxanne Tosto worked on the controversial budget proposal that didn’t sit well with local residents. A $31 Million Brigantine City Budget was …

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SERA & Brigantine Council OK Raises & Bigger Pension Payouts. VIDEO

As most Jersey shore towns tighten their belts, the tiny island of Brigantine is spending more than ever. Especially in regards to public employees. See video from MARCH 1, 2017 Brigantine City Council meeting. Right across the bridge in Atlantic City, public safety employees in AC are on verge of dramatic, almost draconian cutbacks. But …

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Links at Brigantine Golf Drops $200,000 in Annual Revenue. VIDEO

Why is the Brigantine Links Golf Course still a financial burden on local taxpayers? That was the big question at the recent Brigantine City Council meeting on March 1., 2017. The call for transparency about the Brigantine Links Golf Course. It’s like pulling teeth getting regular updates on this under-leveraged, prime asset, says a group …

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