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Taking Back Brigantine. Step by Step Guide by Albert Zini

Brigantine homeowners, especially those who invested heavily in secondary vacation homes, have been stepping up their inquiries into a variety of questionable City Hall financial activity. For over 15 years, Brigantine has been consistently identified as having some of the worst record keeping & financial accounting of any small town along the South Jersey shore….and …

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Discount Plumbing by Brigantine Public Works. Gas Station Dirt.

Brigantine Public Works getting into the plumbing business? Looks like it. We watched a crew of Brig DPW guys working for 3+ days…with lot’s of overtime… next to the Lighthouse in early March. A team of 14! city workers were ripping up a county road in order to connect water & sewer to the new …

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Brigantine Dog Park. Guenther & Stinson Invite Dog Bite Lawsuits

VIDEO > Brigantine leadership inviting dog bite lawsuits? Watch the video from the City Council meeting on 4/20/2016. City Manager Ed Stinson and Mayor Phil Guenther see no problem with turning the secure Brigantine Dog Park at 42 street into a doggy free-for-all. A likely dangerous one too. City Manager Stinson was oddly confident that …

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Atlantic City / Brigantine Connector closed for Repairs starting Mon, May 2

The Atlantic City / Brigantine Connector & Tunnel will be closed starting Monday, May 2 at 6 a.m. Repairs will be made to the railroad crossing. It will take 10 days to complete. NJ Transit train service will not affected. Signs and message boards will mark detour routes. The connector, 2 miles long, links downtown …

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Letter to Editor: We’re Watching Ed Stinson, Brigantine City Hall

329 Brigantine city employees in 2016 compared to 311 in 2015. Who is our Director of Human Resources? Did the City of Brigantine seek out a candidate who is knowledgeable and educated in Personal leadership and maintaining and expanding a non biased Human Resource dept? Surely, our Brigantine City Manager; Ed Stinson, should know the …

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Brigantine Battles over Faulty Budgets for 2016

  Notes from the Brigantine City Council meeting of 4.20.2016. Discussion of Board of School Estimates and their lack of timely reports & projections. The number of students continues to decline. But no one on council seemed to know by how much, even though 3 members are actually on the boards connected to the Brigantine …

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Cloisters Condo in Brigantine Considered Affordable Housing?

Can the Cloisters Condominiums in Brigantine be considered affordable housing? Seems like Mayor Guenther and City Manager Stinson think so. According to a Philly.com article, Brigantine, along with 279 other towns hired a consulting firm to help them satisfy federally mandated affordable housing obligations. The Cloisters Condo in Brigantine is on that list. Did Econsult possibly fudge the ‘affordable …

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Will “Cove” Have Lifeguards & Rules for Brigantine Summer 2016?

The growing chaos at the uber-popular ‘Cove’ beach area could be tamed somewhat by the Summer of 2016. That’s welcome news for those that want to keep the area safe, clean & family friendly. Three deep rows of 4×4 trucks parked side by side, fishing, jet ski’s, red cups, motor boats, Water Weenies, toddlers, swimmers …

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MOODY’s Explains Outcome of Atlantic City PILOT & Take-Over Plans

New Jersey lawmakers will soon consider a pair of bills to help Atlantic City. One of them, the “Municipal Stabilization and Recovery Act” would give the state much greater control of the local government. The other would allow the Atlantic City Casinos to make payments in lieu of taxes, otherwise known as the PILOT bill. The financial ratings agency …

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4×4’s Pack Brigantine Beaches in 2016, Could Some Be Shut Out?

Brigantine recreation director Jim Mogan thinks the new 4×4 beach permit policy could pose a problem. City Council passed an ordinance providing no-charge 4×4 beach permits to active-duty military and veterans upon request. These 4×4 permit requests could reach 600 or more…much more. Applications are reportedly ramping up from all over the state, as well as far reaching parts …

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Letter to Editor. Brigantine Must Set Example. Stop Plastic Bags.

Letter to the Editor from Nancy Schreiber >>  It’s encouraging that our community is at the forefront of plastic bag issue. I applaud City Council for considering the Greenteam’s initiative of implementing an ordinance to charge a fee on single-use plastic bags. Banning plastic bags from Brigantine Farmers Market has been a success. It’s has …

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Bob Schoelkopf Talks Marine Mammals & Plastic Bags in Brigantine

Brigantine is talking: Convenient, yet harmful single-use plastic bags. Mayor Guenther suggests that plastic bag laws could hurt business. The ACME may be forced to leave town if a symbolic 10 cent fee is charged for each plastic bag. We kid you not. That’s what our Mayor implied. Listen here > But what about sharks, whales, …

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Brigantine Golf Links Deal with Atlantic County, ACIA

See Links Contract > The Links at Brigantine Golf is better managed by the Atlantic County Improvement Authority, not the golf industry expert: Ron Jaworski Golf. That’s what Brigantine taxpayers learned as the contract between Brigantine & the ACIA was made available recently. See CONTRACT Below >. Also note: According to Jim Fraser, ‘Mad Dog …

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