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Guenther and Brigantine School Board Blasted for Low Test Scores

The two Brigantine public schools will soon be consolidated into one. Pre-k through 8. It’s about time. And what about test scores and teacher performance? Is it a money thing? It already costs taxpayers $28,000 per student for Brigantine schooling. Brigantine is one of the very few ‘Title 1’ school districts in NJ. That’s out …

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Brigantine’s Only Bike Shop Under New Management

All About Bikes was established in 2002 with one mission: to bring a real, high quality bike shop to the Brigantine-Atlantic City area. With the retirement of former shopkeeper, John Johnson, All About Bikes & Wheels is now under new ownership. Tyler Ruffenach is now in charge of biking fun in Brigantine. All About Bikes in …

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Brigantine Plastic Bag Ban Starts June 1, 2019

Starting on June 1, Brigantine will officially ban most plastic bags. After growing pressure from regional green teams, Brigantine City Council has finally decided to join Ventnor and other shore towns in this ban. An effort to rid our streets, beaches, wetlands, parks, ocean and bay of plastic bags. All residents and visitors are reminded …

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Does Brigantine Share Project Plans With Real Estate Agents?

Imagine you just bought a beautiful home in Brigantine. Now imagine, as you peer out your front window, you no longer see water views. Instead, a hulking 20 ft high, industrial water pump is staring back at you. This nightmare is not imaginary. It’s happening now to the residents of Jenkins Parkway in Brigantine. Four, …

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Brigantine Faces Merger or Elimination of School District

New Jersey towns including Margate, Ventnor and Brigantine are facing potential school district merger or elimination. NJ State Senator Steve Sweeney is leading the charge. NJ State Senator Sweeney’s Path to Progress plan. Sweeney: “The goal is to eliminate the administration, put a principal in the school, get rid of the school district, leave a principal, …

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Building Up Brigantine Dune System With Christmas Trees

Soon after Christmas, the Brigantine Department of Public Works encourages residents to drop off their discarded holiday trees to be used to build dunes. A great idea that saves money and the environment. Brigantine has been building Christmas tree dunes for over 25 years. Workers lay the dry trees lengthwise to help catch sand and …

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Where Will Brigantine Place All Those Ugly Pump Stations?

How would you feel if a real estate agent forgot to tell you about a massive pumping station being built right in front of the house you just bought? A new resident of Jenkins Parkway in Brigantine says she’s now living that nightmare. Upwards of 5 water pumping stations will be constructed around the island. …

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Brigantine Clamps Down On Short Term Rentals and Party Houses

New rules for short term, Brigantine rental properties. Crack down on nuisance properties. Most homeowners were not aware of this major decision. Too bad these types of decisions are being made when most homeowners are away. Brigantine voted YES to a new, updated ordinance targeting short-term rental houses. Are these new Brigantine rental rules too …

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Yianni Siganos: Growing Olives Trees & Successful Eateries in Ocean City & Brigantine

When does this guy sleep? Yianni Siganos has his hands full with a growing group of popular restaurants in both Ocean City and Brigantine. Yianni’s Cafe for Breakfast. Best of BrigantineNOW. Siganos grew up on the Greek island of Crete. As a kid, one of Yianni’s first jobs was to plant olive seedlings on his family …

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Brigantine Councilman Sera Defends Doran Engineering Sloppy Billing & Contracts

Creatively tapping Brigantine public funds. Along the Jersey shore, it’s getting easier to lose track of the growing bucket of new real estate ratables. With so much new money pouring in, thanks to new construction from 2nd homeowners, it opens the door to some creative, often questionable, contracts, invoicing and pay-outs. One such example is …

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2019 Brigantine City Budget Still Features Over-Taxation

The 2019 Brigantine City Council budget discussion featured another year of unnecessary, over-taxation. Watch video. Councilman DeLucry makes auditor Leon Costello….quite nervous. Tax-ratables continue to increase in Brigantine. This happens when you rip down a bungalow, and replace it with a so-called McMansion. With that new, Brigantine construction comes property re-assessment. Close to $30 million …

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2019 Brigantine Public School Employee Salaries

The Brigantine Taxpayers Association just released their latest report on the Brigantine School District. Below are some of the highlights and our interpretation of those details >>> 30% of Brigantine’s property taxes supports the bloated, Brigantine public school system. The City of Brigantine is a Type 1 school district. Not very common in NJ. The …

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Atlantic County Executive Levenson Talks Stockton, Grossman & Trump

The once mighty, South Jersey Republican party is catching hell from it’s own constituents. Good thing we were listening to Anne Baker on WOND radio on the morning of April 2. Listen to clips from the podcast. Atlantic County Exec Denny Levenson went head to head with an assortment of angry callers on WOND Radio, 1400 am. Accusations of …

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NJ Senator Chris Brown: Offshore Wind Farms & Local Taxpayer Burden

Shep on Fishing’s Mike Shepherd and Robin Scott discussed the controversial wind farm project with NJ State Senator, Chris Brown. Offshore New Jersey wind farms: are we jumping into it with limited research? Senator Brown: What is cost to taxpayers? Project could force a rate increase. Listen below to clips from SHEP ON FISHING Podcast 1400am WOND …

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