Brigantine Dept of Anti-Tourism

Brigantine GOP Republicans hates ShoobiesDo some locals still hate the yearly influx of visitors, part-time residents and so-called shoobies? Does Brigantine have a ‘Dept of Anti-Tourism?’ Sometime, it certainly seems that way.

The Mayor of Brigantine and other members of city council poo-poo accusations that a small but vocal group of Brigantine residents and public employees still rant against 70% of the Brigantine economy. Ironically, many current and past public employees are ‘shoobies’, taking their 6 figure Brigantine salaries and enjoying those dollars and benefits in places like Mays Landing, Absecon, Smithville, etc.

In 2008, City Manager Jim Barber decided to downgrade Brigantine’s efforts to attract visitors 

Do certain groups cater to this small but vocal minority due to their voting power?


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1 thought on “Brigantine Dept of Anti-Tourism”

  1. Donna Tomaselli-Novak

    My dad built a house in the 50’s and we use to go down on the beach and tell everyone the ice cream man was here I was about 14.

    We had the pier to play pinball n arcade game then came the Brigantine castle.They were the good days

    I remember the trampoline’s. I love Brigantine but I find it should be more about children so they can have some of the happy memories I had.

    Life was so simple then. It is good for retirement also my parents retired and passed away there.

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