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Inside Look: Failed Food & Bev Deal at Brigantine Links Golf

LISTEN > As reported by BrigantineNOW, the awarding of Links at Brigantine Golf Food & Bev contract to Mad Dog Morgan was proven invalid / illegal. The City of Brigantine was caught skirting a well known process requiring proper RFP (request for proposal) advertising in legal newspapers of record. Mayor Guenther and City Manager Stinson claimed …

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Plastic Bags and Politics, Stopping The Brigantine Green Team

Efforts to make and keep Brigantine green and clean are stuck in political gridlock. What else is new. At issue: should Brigantine get serious about reducing use of harmful, single-use plastic bags? Beth Kwart, chairwoman of Surfrider’s South Jersey Chapter wants Brigantine to institute a nominal 10 cent fee on single-use bags throughout the island …

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Low Real Estate Values Allow Brigantine Land Grab On The Cheap

The Brigantine Real Estate economy is (WAS) booming. It’s true. But there is one exception to that fact. Real Estate in Brigantine is only a great investment if you have the right connections. That connection seems to be City Councilman, Andy Simpson. Hard to believe. At one time, Brigantine Beach was chock full of attractions, …

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Less Fires, More Pension Costs for Brigantine Fire Department

How much should we pay for a Brigantine Fire Department that rarely fights a fire? Why send a firetruck to a medical emergency? Click to listen to excerpts from past NPR story. A big but little understood fire department expense is not salaries, it’s retirements and those healthcare and pension benefits. Brigantine currently has $4.5 …

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Is Miss America Worth $4 million to stay in Atlantic City?

Miss America already did a new deal with the ABC TV network. Miss A was in a good position with the Television network. They had one million additional viewers for their last, pageant broadcast emanating from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall. Sen. Jim Whelan is against the idea of investing $4 mil into this classic spectacle. …

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Brigantine’s Lori Herndon New CEO and President of AtlantiCare

Lori Herndon of Brigantine will become the new CEO and president of AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. Herndon will replace David Tilton, who is retiring June 30. Ms. Herndon is married to Dr. Dorie Herndon, who runs a successful chiropractic practice in Brigantine. AtlantiCare started in 1993 and has six major campuses and almost 90 sites. Tilton has …

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Brigantine City Manager: Police Contract Off Radar, Minor Typos.

Watch Video > Minor changes to indexing and fixing some typos. That’s what Brigantine City Manager Ed Stinson claims is the glitch keeping the latest Police Union agreement from being signed. On Wed JAN 3, the Brigantine City Council meeting publicly revealed that the so-called Brigantine Police contract announced on Sept. 2, 2015 never really …

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Brigantine Awards Mad Dog Morgan Golf Contract. RFP Bid Corrupted

On Wed. night Feb. 3, 2016, one of Brigantine’s most valuable assets was once again mis-handled and frittered away. The food & beverage contract with unknown and un-signed terms, for the Links at Brigantine Golf Course was awarded to Mike Morgan, owner of Mad Dog Morgan’s and a former public employee of Brigantine. Morgan was …

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Brigantine Police Union Gets $ Better Deal without Legal Contract

Written by Brother of ‘Mad Dog’ Morgan. Thought to be signed, sealed and delivered months ago, it looks like there’s still no legally binding, signed contract for the Brigantine Police union. This was confirmed by Brigantine City Clerk Lynn Sweeney on Thursday Jan 28, 2016. ( see below ) Voted on & approved by Brigantine …

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Brigantine Begins Recovery, Winter Storm Jonas. Pictures & Video.

Here’s a collection of Winter Storm Jonas pictures, beating up on Brigantine Beach. This brutal nor’easter brought snow, ice, rain, fire, 30-60 mph wind gusts, and a full moon with multiple high-tides. This made ‘Winter Storm Jonas’ in Brigantine, one for the record books. Back-bay flooding and storm surge once again provided for a substantial …

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Terminal Leave Pay-out 100% for Brigantine Union. City Un-aware?

Terminal leave is quite popular with Brigantine public employees. It’s a very stealth and highly effective way to grab more pay before officially retiring. While most people are tracking the employees hefty salary and overtime payouts, it’s easy to overlook the economy killing effects of some weird sounding loophole called Terminal Leave. The concept of …

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Brigantine City Council Summary 1.20.2016

VIDEO> Brigantine City Council highlights from the meeting of Jan. 20, 2016. Another Firefighter retirement was announced and plastic bags were debated. Should we ban or encourage a reduction of use? Brigantine Firefighter Thomas Bordanaro of Egg Harbor Twp (volunteer fire department), announced his retirement recently. Bordanaro is best known for raking in close to …

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How to Use OPRA Anonymously. Keeping Brigantine Council Honest.

Brigantine residents, especially 2nd home-owners, might want to use OPRA to find out how their money is being spent. Not happy with virtually no representation from Brigantine City Council? Disappointed with limited questioning of Council majority’s blatant financial malfeasance? Voters hoped Brigantine Democrat leader; Lisa McClay would have shared details of Chief Reed’s $131,000 retirement …

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Jaworski Golf Grows Again. Brigantine Links Losses Still Unknown.

Some Brigantine leadership publicly dragged JAWORSKI GOLF through the mud and then said ‘no thanks…..we got this covered’.  Could they be having second thoughts about blowing off a deal with JAWS? Today, as unknown losses mount at The Links, Brigantine is watching from the sidelines as Jaworski Golf keeps expanding it’s successful South Jersey portfolio …

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