Month: September 2017

Brigantine Farmers Market Looks to Increase Vendor Fees

Rate hike for Brigantine Farmers Market foot-draggers? That should get most to pay early. But, will Brigantine City Council OK a request to increase the rate that tardy vendors pay for a spot during the market’s 15 week season? In addition to extending summertime market schedule by a half hour (8a-noon), market management wants to …

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Will Judge Tell Brigantine to Offer More Affordable Housing?

Is Brigantine in compliance with the Affordable Housing Act? A resolution and possible contract amendment was discussed at the recent city Council meeting. Brigantine, and other towns, are compelled to follow a 1987 law called the Mount Laurel doctrine. This requires Brigantine to make a percentage of homes affordable to low- to moderate-income families. Will …

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Brigantine’s Kennedy To Speak at St. Thomas About Mental Health

Former U.S. Congressman Patrick Kennedy will speak at St. Thomas Church in Brigantine at 2p. on Sunday, Sept. 24. The event is free, and all are welcome. Kennedy is a Brigantine resident and a St. Thomas parishioner. Kennedy will discuss efforts in reforming mental health and addiction treatment. He co-wrote the New York Times best-selling …

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Brigantine Boat Ramp Project Completed. Less Flooding Expected.

The Brigantine boat ramp project is now finished. This should reduce the nuisance flooding that happens on this part of the island. Brigantine City Manager Ed Stinson said the project was mainly funded by a New Jersey Economic Development Authority grant. The Brigantine Boat ramp project included: Installation of a storm water drainage system Installation …

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Brigantine Golf Course Financial Update FALL 2017

Paid for by the Brigantine Taxpayers Association: The City of Brigantine owns and oversees the management of an 18-hole golf course and clubhouse (The Links). Why should this fact matter to taxpayers? Is the status quo the best way to face current and future challenges to this┬ámunicipally-owned business? This is a community issue. Taxpayers need …

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