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2019 Brigantine 4×4 Beach Permits on Sale Now.

Discounted 2019 Brigantine 4×4 permits are still available. February 28 is the last day you can purchase them at the discounted rate of $175. Starting March 1, they will set you back $200. For senior permits (60yrs and older) and permanently disabled persons, the discounted 4×4 permit is $80 and $85 starting March 1. Veterans …

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Brigantine Public Safety Fishes Out Car From Cove Waters

On January 31, the Brigantine Fire Department responded to reports of a submerged SUV in the waters off of Brigantine Beach. With assistance from Brigantine Police, the vehicle was spotted in the waters just off ‘Cove beach’, adjacent to St. George’s Thorofare and lagoon. According to Brig FD, the 2 occupants in the vehicle got …

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Atlantic City Bomb Squad Offers Assist in Brigantine

The past few days have been busy for the Brigantine Fire Department. 38 fire and EMS calls 2 calls for CPR Overdose 2 car accidents Water leak Gas leak EMS Mutual Aid to Atlantic City Several medical emergencies Several lift assists On Feb 16, Brigantine Firefighters responded to assist Brigantine Police with an unknown type …

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Another Brigantine Back Room Deal: Matt Doran, King of Cost Over-Runs

Seems like past engineering firms hired by Brigantine were problematic. Well, that’s what Brigantine leadership would like you to think. Most are just finding out about that alleged problem now. Even Brigantine Councilman, Rick DeLucry. Four firms wanted this Brigantine engineering gig. Guess who got it? Utility Engineering and Surveying, lead by the infamous, Matt …

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Brigantine to FINALLY Consolidate Half-Empty Schools. Layoffs and New Contracts Likely.

At the recent Brigantine City Council Meeting, Mayor Andy Simpson admitted that the Brigantine School District approved plans to consolidate the island’s two, half empty schools. Reports suggest that a portion of the to-be-shuttered school could be torn down, with the land being sold off to developers. 10 or more Brigantine teaching & management positions …

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Wind Turbines Could Hurt Fishing and Scallops.

Listen to audio clips from ‘Shep on Fishing’ WOND 1400am Radio show, Feb 9. John Toth of Jersey Coast Anglers: 2018 recreational fishing regs likely to stay the same as last year. Offshore Wind Turbines (energy producing wind-mills). 17-20 miles offshore. Gov Murphy wants this. Bad. Migrating birds at risk. Powerlines that connect turbines with …

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Brigantine Fire Chief Warns of Dune Fire Dangers. Handful of Residents Responsible for Protecting Island.

Dangerous Brigantine Dune Fires The Brigantine Fire Chief, Tiger Platt, agrees with Mayor Andy ‘Simp’ Simpson. Dune fires are a real threat to the island and it’s inhabitants. Councilmen Sera and Rierden agree. Good thing a small handful of beachfront residents are paying $300 bucks a pop, to do their part in saving lives and …

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Brigantine City Council Looks To Hide Controversial Dune Maintenance Activity

Public Comment from the Brigantine City Council meeting of 2/6/19. Introduction of ordinance #2 of 2019 Amending Brigantine Dune Maintenance Ordinance Brigantine Taxpayers Association President, Anne Phillips: I have two problems with the dune maintenance ordinance.  #1.  It exists which it should not. The granting by the City of the physical alteration of dunes, which are …

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Brigantine’s Mayor Simpson Faces Heat Over Private Dune Hacking Permits

Brigantine City Council voted to allow another group of homeowners to hack away at the local dune system, in order to have a better ocean views. Under the guise of the craftily worded title: ‘Dune Maintenance Program’, these $300 permits were awarded to: 407 23rd 406 23rd street 405 24th Street #10 Ocean Drive west. …

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Brigantine’s Phil Guenther Considered Weak Candidate for NJ Assembly

Former Mayor of Brigantine, Phil Guenther wants to be a NJ Assemblyman. Opponents cite Guenther’s poor track record of fiscal management as one major hurdle he’ll have to overcome. As supervisor of ACIT, Guenther is facing accusations that he’s in conflict with his full time, school job. Much like former Congressman Frank Lobiondo, Guenther sees …

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Brigantine Loves Angelos Fairmount Tavern. Italian, Seafood, Steaks.

Less than 5 minutes from Brigantine. Angelo’s in the Ducktown section of Atlantic City. A restaurant that has endured and flourished for three generations of Mancuso’s – since 1935. An Atlantic City restaurant institution. Angelo’s Fairmount Tavern has long been a local favorite. Family friendly. A vast selection of traditional Italian classics. Delicious options for …

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2019 Flounder Fishing Update. Offshore Wind Turbines.

Listen: Audio clips from SHEP ON FISHING. WOND Radio. Dec. 22, 2018. Mid-Atlantic approved slot option on fluke, aka summer flounder. BUT….Bill Shillingford, aka Bucktail Willie says that could be a problem. It might have an impact on the # of fishing days. Modern Fish Act was recently passed by the House and Senate. Now …

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Brigantine Reader Feedback. Crony Politicians and Overpaid Employees.

I grew up in Brigantine in the 60-70’s. I played all the sports with the now politicians running the show. Boy, the stories I could tell you. Skeletons in ALL of their closets. Was bullied by Andy Simpson (sound familiar?) This happened all the way through High School. I moved away from Brigantine when I …

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