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Bloated Brigantine School District Forcing Sea Tots To Close.

Sea Tots in Brigantine, is the city’s only early childhood learning center. It’s been very popular for 27 years. Owner Joanne Kuchinsky provides daycare services and teaches preschool classes at Sea-Tots daily from 7:30a. to 5:30p. Kuchinsky said she can’t afford to stay open for the 2018 / 2019 school year. Sea Tots’ last day …

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Brigantine Teachers: 6th Highest Paid in New Jersey

It’s been reported by NJ.com that Brigantine has the 6th highest paid teachers in New Jersey. This comes on the heels of news revealed last week, that the Brigantine School District may have received pre-school funding using an error-prone application. Note: the term ‘median’ means half of the teachers get paid higher, the other half …

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Spot Zoning Spin Zone. More Affordable Housing Coming To Brigantine?

Brigantine City Council adopted four ordinances on Aug. 15 that will likely bring 3 new areas of affordable housing to the city. The actions are mandatory, stemming from a settlement between Brigantine and the Fair Share Housing Center, an org that supports housing rights of low-income, NJ citizens. 3 Brigantine Neighborhoods Spot Zoned for Affordable …

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Sera & Simpson Accused of Brigantine School Funding Scam, Plan to Shutter Popular Sea-Tots?

BrigantineNOW learned of another, sad story of Brigantine Green Head Politics in action. The following post comes from comments posted here on Sept 4, 2018. Here are some excerpts, lightly edited for clarity: Hello, my name is William Kuchinsky. My wife Joanne and I own Sea Tot’s Early learning Center. Sea Tot’s has been in …

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Could Rick Delucry Become The Next Mayor of Brigantine?

Lifelong resident and veteran Council member for the past 7 years, Rick Delucry, is finally running for Mayor of Brigantine. Delucry will battle Councilman Andy Simpson in the upcoming November election, both looking to fill the seat of exiting Mayor, Phil Guenther. Delucry, arguably one of the more able and respected members of Council, is …

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Could Councilman Simpson Benefit From High-Density Housing Development in Brigantine?

Why did Mayor Guenther and Councilman Simpson of Brigantine stop having council meetings recorded and posted on YouTube? Do they fear taxpayers of Brigantine would be alarmed at the recent and very controversial hi-density housing plans that will soon come to Brigantine? Does Simpson prefer to hide the fact that he owns property that will …

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Brigantine Business Taking Up Too Much Sidewalk? Simpson Facing Criticism.

No place to walk. Too much of the sidewalk is being used by local Brigantine business? Sidewalk clutter not pedestrian-friendly in Brigantine. Brigantine Councilman Andy Simpson facing criticism for not getting a handle on this awkward, potentially dangerous retail battle. Allegations include Simpson being called out for playing favorites with local business. Second homeowners have …

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Looking Back. The Popular & Infamous Brigantine Castle.

The old Brigantine Castle. Brigantine’s claim to fame in the late 70’s, an era that helped put Brigantine on the map. The Brigantine Castle launched on the Memorial Day weekend of 1976. Closed Spring 1985. Went down in a blaze on September 25, 1987. The most famous single attraction in the history of Brigantine Beach. …

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Brigantine Planning Board Update. Waterfront Re-Development.

This Non-Condemnation Redevelopment Plan [Redevelopment Plan or Plan) has been prepared for the City of Brigantine, New Jersey for property known as the Waterfront Redevelopment Area The area along the back bay from, but not including the North End Redevelopment Area to the Brigantine Bridge. Roughly 33,000 feet. Area begins across Brigantine Bridge continuing around …

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Who Should Keep Northend Beaches of Brigantine Safe?

Should BRIGANTINE City Council order safety patrols along the North End beaches, even though NJ state has taken control of its management? Brigantine Police Chief Thomas Rehill, says police were alerted to an unconscious individual on Brigantine’s North End beach. Officers responded and took the individual to the hospital. Looks like someone had too much …

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Understanding Condos. The Pros and Cons of Condominium Living.

Like many shore communities, Brigantine has a diversity of housing options ranging from beach bungalows to three story giants. One type of housing option popular in seasonal communities is the condominium. Everyone is familiar with “condos” but ask someone not in the real estate industry to define exactly what a condominium is and how a …

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Brigantine Taxpayers Can Learn From Ocean City Homeowners

Brigantine homeowners can learn much from Ocean City taxpayers…. many of whom are 2nd homeowners, just like in Brigantine. OC taxpayers enjoy a very comprehensive website & Facebook page that keeps ALL taxpayers up to date on how their money is spent. Meeting minutes, calendar of events, newsletters, etc. http://FairnessinTaxes.com/ We hope the BTA, Brigantine …

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Brigantine Says NO to Legal Marijuana Shops

Brigantine City Council has approved an ordinance banning pot sales, just in case the State of NJ legalizes it. “there is no area of the City which can safely house a business selling recreational marijuana” or paraphernalia. NJ Gov. Phil Murphy wants to legalize recreational weed asap. So far, he’s getting limited support from law makers. …

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