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The Green Scheme. Politicians Want Control of Brigantine Farmers Market

After 4 years of successful operation, efforts are now underway for City Hall to take control of the uber-popular Brigantine Farmers Market. Since 2013, the Brigantine Green team has managed and nurtured the Farmer Markets into the BEST market in the area…even better than Margate. It’s that good. WATCH VIDEO of City Council trying to …

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Council Recap. Brigantine Mayor Hides Public Union Terms

Mayor Phil Guenther won rave reviews for his Nancy Pelosi impression on at Brigantine City Council on Wed night, Feb 1. It was classic Phil. Smooth, but really dumb. Sounds smart when you first hear it, but after you chew on it a bit….you realize Phil has almost baffled you with his well-tuned bullsh*t. Just …

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Brigantine Spotlight: City Solicitor Fred Scerni

When in doubt, cornered by the facts, or when his stammering gets too intense….. Mayor Phil Guenther can always fall back and punt to Fred Scerni, our highly qualified City Solicitor. At times, it seems like Mr. Scerni is not fond of bailing out Guenther and his wing-man; Councilman Simpson. But hey, Fred’s a pro. …

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2016 Brigantine Schools: Enrollment & Grades Down, Expenses Up.

A recent letter was sent to the Brigantine Board of Education and School Superintendent. it came from the Brigantine Taxpayers Association (BTA). Here are some of the bullet pointed contained within: Approx 1/3 of each tax dollar goes toward the school district, one that has declining enrollment and rising expenses. Declining Enrollment. 52 fewer students…year over …

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Mayor Guenther Ignores Law Regarding Public Union Contracts

BRIGANTINE TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION called out Mayor Guenther in the local papers this week. BTA president Anne Philips asks: Why is Brigantine City Council keeping taxpayers in the dark about public union contracts? A new police contract, to replace the one which expired on 12/31/16, is being negotiated. The two parties are the City of Brigantine, …

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Brigantine Still Paying For Private Sports Teams, Unsure of Legal Standing

Brigantine Taxpayers questioned the use of public funds for private functions as it relates to some of Brigantine’s youth sports programs. According to the Brigantine Beachcomber, Mayor Phil Guenther said the programs are run by nonprofit organizations that operate on a reimbursement system. “The amount of money that’s being spent is on a system where …

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Brigantine Mayor Not Telling Truth About Public Union Contracts.

Brigantine Mayor Not Telling Truth About Public Union Contracts? Maybe this is another reason why Brigantine Real Estate values lag so far behind other shore towns. Brig taxes continue to rise while full-time Brig residents decline. Businesses are shutting their doors in Brigantine. WATCH the City Council meeting from JAN 18, 2017….to see why. We understand …

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Arrest Made in Sexual Assault of 7 Year old Brigantine Girl

After 2 year investigation, a Bellmawr, NJ. man was charged with sexually assaulting  a 7 yr old girl when her Brigantine mom wasn’t home. The Atlantic County Prosecutor’s Office says 30-year-old James Ward, the fiancé of the victim’s mother, molested the girl while watching her. Ward is being held in Atlantic County jail on $350,000 full …

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Remembering Betsy Rogge, Wife of Former Brigantine Mayor

Betsy Rogge, wife of former Brigantine Mayor John Rogge, died Dec. 21 at age 93.  Both lived in Brigantine since 1948. Betsy Rogge was involved with the Betty Bacharach rehabilitation Center,Children’s Seashore House, the American Cancer Society and the Florence Crittenton Home, and helped establish several charitable organizations in Brigantine. From Press of AC: Betsy …

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Brigantine Fire Department Tips: How to Avoid Frozen Pipes

The Brigantine Fire Department has started to see calls involving water leaks inside unoccupied homes and reminds residents about the menace of frozen pipes. We recommend doing all of the following every fall to winterize your home. Drain all outside water sources such as sprinkler systems, showers and garden hose outlets. If you haven’t already …

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65% of Brigantine Tax Dollars Go To Public Employee Compensation

The Brigantine Taxpayers Association published their annual recap and review of city expenditures. Even as most cities in New Jersey are downsizing, Brigantine is still the one town where it’s ‘business as usual’. Let’s review…. About 65% of Brigantine’s municipal budget is set aside for public employee salaries. 2016 City payroll exceeds $11 million. Brigantine …

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Former Brigantine Police Officer: 5 Years in Prison for Sexual Assault of Child

A former Brigantine police officer was sentenced Monday to five years in prison for sexually assaulting a child. Ralph Pereira of Brigantine admitted he used his position as a Brigantine police officer to sexually assault a 16-yr-old girl. Pereira and former Atlantic City Police Officer Andre Corbin both were accused of having a sexual relationship …

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Has Brigantine Real Estate Hit Bottom Yet? Zillow Says ‘Maybe’

According to ZILLOW, the median home value in Brigantine is $287,000. The Real Estate website said homes in the 08203 zip code have declined -3.3% over the past year. On the upside, Zillow says Brigantine is a BUYERS MARKET. It predicts that Brigantine home values have hit some sort of bottom and could rise 1.0% …

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Underage Drinking, 4×4 Overcrowding Force Stricter 2017 Beach Rules

Due to growing issues surrounding public safety, alcohol consumption and declining beach tag revenue, Brigantine City Council was forced to radically change how 4×4 beaches will be managed in the Summer of 2017. Personal beach badges will now be mandatory for the following three areas: The Cove Beach overlooking the Inlet The Jetty Front Beach …

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