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Brigantine Pays Whistle Blower. Pigeon Shooting.

From Press staff reports Press of Atlantic City July 28, 2007 BRIGANTINE – Insurance has paid the majority of a settlement the city agreed to with a worker who claimed he suffered official retaliation for being a whistle-blower. William M. Lakes, a member of the city’s public-works department, and Brigantine agreed to a $345,000 settlement in April – …

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Brigantine Favors Familiarity & Residents for City Contracts

Press of Atlantic City Archives SEPT 5, 2011: Since at least 2008, the city’s method for awarding contracts to certain professionals has favored longtime residents and former residents over outsiders. Those lawyers and engineers have given local Republicans, the party in power, $17,000 in campaign contributions over the past three years. State governmental experts say …

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Spartan Harbour Condominium Brigantine

July 6, 2011 | Brigantine police charged two former Spartan Harbour Condominium officials and a local contractor with theft and conspiracy in an alleged fraudulent billing scheme against the city, police said. The charges allege that from 2004 to 2008, former Spartan Harbour property manager Walter Czyzewicz, former Spartan Harbor board President Richard DeBenedetto, and Robert …

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Brigantine Democratic Committee announced that Richard DeLucry

August 19, 2011 | The Brigantine Democratic Committee announced that Richard DeLucry will run as the Democratic candidate for the 4th Ward in the November election. DeLucry is an attorney with the firm of Hill Wallack LLP in Atlantic City and was one of the three candidates presented to council in December to fill the seat left vacant …

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Candidates for Brigantine's City Council: change needed in Republican-controlled city

OCT 28 2011 In a special election for the seat representing Brigantine‘s 4th Ward, the Democratic candidate has been critical of the Republican-controlled City Council, while the Republican candidate … has been critical of the Republican-controlled City Council. In a city that saw Democrats increase their margin on council to three out of seven seats, “New Republican” Tom …

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Brigantine questions city manager Barber. Investigation Jim Frugoli

April 13, 2011 BRIGANTINE – In a closed-door meeting held March 16, the city’s manager defended himself against accusations from City Council that he did not fully discuss with council an internal investigation into the city’s former police chief, executive session minutes released by the city this week show. Questioned by City Council about the sexual …

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Brigantine police captains sought investigation

Brigantine police captains sought investigation of outgoing chief despite case having been settled, court document shows Press of Atlantic City January 28, 2011 | Lemongello, Steven BRIGANTINE – The same day that former police Chief Jim Frugoli talked about delaying his planned retirement, two police captains – including future Chief John Stone – started to push for …

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Brigantine police Chief Jim Frugoli

An internal investigation of former Brigantine police Chief Jim Frugoli found that he violated the department’s sexual harassment policy by making “offensive or derogatory comments” toward a department employee, including that “he slapped her on the behind,” called her names such as “Sugar Lips” and would “stand uncomfortably close” to her, according to the report. The report …

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Brigantine Taxpayers Association will Vote NO on May 13

May 13. It’s on this date when Brigantine residents with voter rights will decide the fate of Dan Howard, the acting Public Safety Director. What’s best choice for the city and taxpayers? The BTA offers up their position on this divisive and often misunderstood issue: When vacancies occurred in the position of chiefs in the …

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Brigantine Cuts Funding for Tourism & Business

From the ARCHIVES: January 31, 2008 Press of Atlantic City Brigantine cuts funding to tourism/business panel. City officials have voted to stop diverting part of the proceeds from local mercantile-license fees and rental-inspection fees to the town’s Tourism and Business Development Commission. The city has passed $10 from every $50 mercantile license and $10 from each …

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Alleged Victim in Sexual Harassment Claim against Former Brigantine Police Chief Suing City

JAN 29, 2012. PRESS of ATLANTIC CITY > Colleen Felix, alleged victim of sexual harassment by former Brigantine Police Chief Jim Frugoli, claims the former city manager violated a confidentiality clause by speaking to media – and now she’s suing the city for damages relating to the harassment. SEE COMPLAINT HERE Felix, the police records …

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