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Brigantine Farmers Market Looks to Increase Vendor Fees

Rate hike for Brigantine Farmers Market foot-draggers? That should get most to pay early. But, will Brigantine City Council OK a request to increase the rate that tardy vendors pay for a spot during the market’s 15 week season? In addition to extending summertime market schedule by a half hour (8a-noon), market management wants to …

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Will Judge Tell Brigantine to Offer More Affordable Housing?

Is Brigantine in compliance with the Affordable Housing Act? A resolution and possible contract amendment was discussed at the recent city Council meeting. Brigantine, and other towns, are compelled to follow a 1987 law called the Mount Laurel doctrine. This requires Brigantine to make a percentage of homes affordable to low- to moderate-income families. Will …

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Brigantine’s Kennedy To Speak at St. Thomas About Mental Health

Former U.S. Congressman Patrick Kennedy will speak at St. Thomas Church in Brigantine at 2p. on Sunday, Sept. 24. The event is free, and all are welcome. Kennedy is a Brigantine resident and a St. Thomas parishioner. Kennedy will discuss efforts in reforming mental health and addiction treatment. He co-wrote the New York Times best-selling …

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Brigantine Boat Ramp Project Completed. Less Flooding Expected.

The Brigantine boat ramp project is now finished. This should reduce the nuisance flooding that happens on this part of the island. Brigantine City Manager Ed Stinson said the project was mainly funded by a New Jersey Economic Development Authority grant. The Brigantine Boat ramp project included: Installation of a storm water drainage system Installation …

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Brigantine Golf Course Financial Update FALL 2017

Paid for by the Brigantine Taxpayers Association: The City of Brigantine owns and oversees the management of an 18-hole golf course and clubhouse (The Links). Why should this fact matter to taxpayers? Is the status quo the best way to face current and future challenges to this municipally-owned business? This is a community issue. Taxpayers need …

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Brigantine Welcomes American Electric Cycle

American Electric Cycle Hate to break a sweat while biking? Maybe your knees or other health challenges prohibit you from enjoying a bike ride around beautiful Brigantine Island? ‘Pedal assist’ bikes are the answer to your prayers…. and American Electric Cycles in Brigantine proves that the ‘e-bike’ business is quite brisk….and growing. What’s an electric …

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Brigantine Welcomes SoulBerri Smoothies & Coffee Drinks

Brigantine finally has a soul. Soulberri that is. Soulberri is now open at the corner of 11th & Brigantine Ave, in the central business district. The menu is small…but tasty. Real tasty. Fresh homemade Acai bowls, creative fruit/vegetable smoothies, and high quality, locally roasted coffee drinks. We ordered a Soulberri  Berry Banzai to see for …

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Local Girl Falls in Love, Marries, Starts Business to Boost Brigantine Fitness

A local couple is proud to announce the grand opening of Brigantine Physical Therapy and Fitness. Megan Doran is a lifelong resident of Brigantine. She met her husband Paul Danaher, when they both attended the University of Delaware. They fell in love, married, and decided to make the Island of Brigantine more fun, fit and …

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Rutala Tells Brigantine to Grow Tourism, Events with Smarter Land Use

How can Brigantine boost economic development and attract new business? Consultant Jim Rutala shared some ideas at the recent Brigantine City Council meeting on May 3. First off, Rutula thinks Brigantine should develop signature events, similar to a Somers Point Bayfest. Events like this would not only provide a short-term economic & visitor boost, but …

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Brigantine Beach Could Get New Jetty to Protect Against Erosion

Brigantine could get more permanent beach protection in the coming years. That protection could come in the form of a longer seawall and/or beach front ‘groins’, also known as smaller jetties. This good news was shared on Wednesday night, May 3rd. City Manager Stinson announced that The Army Corp of Engineers are seriously considering the …

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2017 Brigantine Public School Employee Salary Report

It’s getting worse. Enrollment in Brigantine’s elementary and middle schools has declined to just 611 students. There are 52 fewer students in Brigantine, compared Sept 2015. Click here to see: 2017 Brigantine School Salary Chart Brigantine school student enrollment is now declining at a faster clip. Even with that stark news, 30% of property taxes are …

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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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