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Brigantine Councilman Sera Defends Doran Engineering Sloppy Billing & Contracts

Creatively tapping Brigantine public funds. Along the Jersey shore, it’s getting easier to lose track of the growing bucket of new real estate ratables. With so much new money pouring in, thanks to new construction from 2nd homeowners, it opens the door to some creative, often questionable, contracts, invoicing and pay-outs. One such example is …

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2019 Brigantine City Budget Still Features Over-Taxation

The 2019 Brigantine City Council budget discussion featured another year of unnecessary, over-taxation. Watch video. Councilman DeLucry makes auditor Leon Costello….quite nervous. Tax-ratables continue to increase in Brigantine. This happens when you rip down a bungalow, and replace it with a so-called McMansion. With that new, Brigantine construction comes property re-assessment. Close to $30 million …

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2019 Brigantine Public School Employee Salaries

The Brigantine Taxpayers Association just released their latest report on the Brigantine School District. Below are some of the highlights and our interpretation of those details >>> 30% of Brigantine’s property taxes supports the bloated, Brigantine public school system. The City of Brigantine is a Type 1 school district. Not very common in NJ. The …

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Atlantic County Executive Levenson Talks Stockton, Grossman & Trump

The once mighty, South Jersey Republican party is catching hell from it’s own constituents. Good thing we were listening to Anne Baker on WOND radio on the morning of April 2. Listen to clips from the podcast. Atlantic County Exec Denny Levenson went head to head with an assortment of angry callers on WOND Radio, 1400 am. Accusations of …

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NJ Senator Chris Brown: Offshore Wind Farms & Local Taxpayer Burden

Shep on Fishing’s Mike Shepherd and Robin Scott discussed the controversial wind farm project with NJ State Senator, Chris Brown. Offshore New Jersey wind farms: are we jumping into it with limited research? Senator Brown: What is cost to taxpayers? Project could force a rate increase. Listen below to clips from SHEP ON FISHING Podcast 1400am WOND …

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New Brigantine Budget Continues To Over-Tax Residents

The Brigantine Taxpayers Association (BTA) offered their thoughts on the proposed Municipal City Budget. BTA says: The Brigantine City Manager introduced his proposed municipal budget to the City Council on 2/20/19. This is a “working” budget. It’s now subject to Council’s scrutiny, comments and changes. A public hearing and a vote for adoption are scheduled …

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Brigantine Residents Demand Return of Linda Nace to Community Center

Brigantine Council chambers were filled on March 20. Residents wanted to know why Linda Nace was terminated from her position….after 16 successful years. Nace is the highly competent, extremely popular manager of the Brigantine Nutrition program within the Brigantine Community Center on 42nd st. Pleasant. Warm. Reassuring. Patient. Kind. Helpful. Professional. Linda Nace was all …

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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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