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Fire Destroys 4 Yacht Harbor Units Along Bay in Brigantine

Great job and a big thank you to our Brigantine firefighters. A wind-blown blaze broke out in the early morning hours of Thursday, Feb 27. Fires started at approx 4am along Bayshore Ave at 12th Street South. The Yacht Harbor complex. 4 townhouses were completely destroyed. These photos taken by resident, Jack Fahey at approx …

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2020 Jersey Shore Striper and BlueFish Regulations

There will be new striped bass fishing regulations in 2020. New rules take effect on April 1, 2020. Until then, the 2019 striped bass regulations remain in place. Regulation updates are posted on NJ Fish & Wildlife website and sent to Marine Fisheries email list subscribers. https://www.nifishandwildlife.com/lstsub.htm 2020 NJ striped bass fishing regulations 1 fish …

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Brigantine Police Apprehend Teens Carrying Gun and Marijuana

Brigantine police officers keeping our shore town safe. BrigPD stopped a vehicle around midnight on Friday, Feb 21, along the 3200 block of Brigantine Blvd. An Atlantic City teen in the car was arrested for possessing a handgun. He and two other teens tried to flee that motor vehicle stop. Once the car was stopped …

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Can Brigantine Handle Growing Pension Payouts?

Brigantine residents recently learned that another Police Chief will soon retire from that position, after barely 2 years on the job. Why does Brigantine have a revolving door of Chiefs? This has been going on for quite some time. Could it be way to pump up Brigantine pension payouts? We hope not. Brigantine 2nd homeowners …

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Money Losing Brigantine Golf Links, Salaries & Longevity Pay 2020

The Brigantine Taxpayers Association recently shared the latest salary charts for city employees. Some highlights: Even though Brigantine City Council voted to end longevity pay a few years ago, long-term employees are still receiving longevity bonus cash. After all these years, Brigantine is still handing out longevity pay. Longevity pay comes in the form of …

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2019 Brigantine Public Employee Salary Chart

Numbers below do not include Overtime or Platinum Healthcare provided to most Brigantine public employees. Total includes stipends, clothing allowance and other payments. Even though Brigantine City Council voted to end longevity pay, homeowners are still paying longevity bonus cash to long term employees. 2019 Brigantine Employee Salary and Compensation Healthcare costs & over-time pay …

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Brigantine’s Amy Kennedy To Run For Congress

Amy Kennedy, a former Brigantine school teacher, will run as a Democrat against party-switching Republican U.S. Congressman Jeff Van Drew. Amy Kennedy is married to former Democratic U.S. Congressman, Patrick Kennedy. Van Drew won election in 2018 as a Democrat. Last month he became a Republican. He opposed impeaching Republican President Donald Trump. Van Drew …

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Brigantine PD & Detective Efforts Nab Pirate’s Den Burglar

Brigantine Police Department News. Criminal Charges for Pirate’s Den Burglar In the early morning hours of October 22, 2019, a subject unlawfully entered the Pirate’s Den Restaurant and committed a theft while the establishment was closed. Members of the Patrol Division were later notified by the Pirate’s Den staff once the burglary was discovered. Patrol …

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Brigantine Lighthouse Players Share a Laugh with Shakespeare

The Brigantine Lighthouse Players are back with their latest stage production. “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare-Abridged” Chaos ensues as six actors attempt to compress the entirety of Shakespeare’s Work into an hour and a half. As this is well beyond their ability. What follows are a series of skits featuring jokes, violence, sports metaphors, …

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Brigantine Council Still Can’t Find Land for Pickleball Courts

Brigantine owns or controls large plots of land on the island. Much of it devoted to youth sports like hockey, football, baseball and rowing. No expense spared for these popular and important activities, utilized by the full-time residents of Brigantine. But when it comes to bocce & tennis courts, dog parks, horseback riding and/or pickleball, …

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New Cove Rules for Summer 2020. Brigantine Will Check Your Cooler for Booze.

Get ready for some stricter rules for Brigantine Beaches. Especially the Cove and Jetty areas. It’s gonna get tougher to bring alcohol onto the beach. Bet on that one. Enforcement will be key. Brigantine City Council is doing a comprehensive rewrite of Chapter 105 of Brigantine City code. Updated rules for all of our beaches. …

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Best of Brigantine Mayor, Phil Guenther

School Districts Demand Guenther and ACIT Cease Expansion Plans. Fair to Sending Districts? Atlantic County Institute of Technology, ACIT, causing an uproar again. Sending school districts not happy with…Read More Guenther and Brigantine School Board Blasted for Low Test Scores High Cost of Low Grades. The two Brigantine public schools will soon be consolidated into …

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Community Forces Council to Save Brigantine Skateboard Park

WATCH VIDEO: Brigantine Skateboard Park. For years, the City of Brigantine has tried to shutter the popular skateboard park on Bayshore ave. Ignored for years, it fell into dangerous disrepair. The community stepped up and showed up. They forced Simpson & Sera to change their mind. Most recently, the Mayor and Brigantine City Council wanted …

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