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Brigantine Mayor Keeps Republican Candidates Away From Debate.

Afraid to debate? That’s the whisper around the Island. Brigantine Republican Chairman Paul Busco says the GOP organization, lead by 26 yr Mayor Phil Guenther, doubts whether a candidates debate scheduled for OCT 29 would be conducted fairly and impartially. The event was to be run by the League of Women Voters, well known for …

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City of Brigantine Municipal Employee Salary Chart for 2016

The BRIGANTINE TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION gathered facts about the salaries of Brigantine public employees. These numbers are dated Sept 15 2016, and were provided by City Clerk Sweeney. We think they have serious omissions and errors, but we want to share them nonetheless. This public record highlights how Brigantine City Council allocates public tax dollars. 70% …

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Brigantine Republican Candidates Decline Offer to Debate

On November 8, 2016, the voters in each of Brigantine’s 4 wards will elect a member to represent them on City Council. There are 8 candidates, 4 from each political party. A candidates forum is scheduled for Saturday, October 29, from 10a til noon at the Community Center on 42nd St. It’s sponsored by the non-partisan BRIGANTINE TAXPAYERS ASSOCIATION …

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Killing Brigantine Business. Overbuilding Accelerates Real Estate Price Declines.

Killing off another Brigantine business to build more un-needed homes? To those who rely on a robust business community, it does look that way. This time, the take down target is Brigantine Auto on the busy lighthouse circle. Take-down tool being employed by City of Brigantine: force small business owner to hire expensive lawyers in …

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‘Pay To Play’ Still a Problem With Brigantine Contracts

Is Brigantine City Manager; Ed Stinson, following NJ State mandated Pay to Play (“PTP”) regulations? As of Sept. 2016, that answer is no. WATCH VIDEO. PTP applies to most contracts the City of Brigantine enters into with vendors, contractors and other professional service providers. In general, the PTP requirements compel the contracting party to disclose …

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Brigantine Links Golf Still On Wrong Course. Call Jaworski Back. Now.

The Brigantine Democratic party deserves credit for not dropping the case for Ron Jaworski managing our money-losing golf course. They posted the following on their website: One of the most hotly-debated issues on City Council over the last few years has been what to do about the financially-struggling Brigantine Links Golf Course. That debate came …

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If Political Advertising Told The Truth in Brigantine

Political advertising in the 2016 Brigantine election is ramping up. Thousands of dollars will be spent on spreading a mixture of facts, lies, and everything in between. Often, Brigantine politicians can technically tell the truth, while hiding or obscuring the downside of their past actions or current campaign promises. But what if campaign ads in …

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Saving Brigantine Auto at Lighthouse Circle. Local Builder Readies Bulldozer?

With the popular and sorely missed L’aragosta Restaurant in Brigantine now just a dirt lot, what business is next to face the bulldozer? To answer that question, look no further than Brigantine Auto owned by Dave Tefankjian, also situated on the Lighthouse Circle in Brigantine. It’s also, now, an eyesore supposedly affecting the sale of …

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More Pushback to 4×4 Overcrowding on Brigantine Beach

Brigantine residents have amplified their opposition to the overloading of 4×4 SUV’s on the beach. This adds to the recent alcohol issues and non-compliant events that have occurred at the COVE area of Brigantine Beach. According to Gail Sikorski’s letter to the Brigantine Beachcomber, overcrowding of SUV’s bring about many negative ramifications. Detrimental impact on …

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Should Brigantine Allow Drinking & Receptions on Beach?

  Should Brigantine loosen up a bit? Primarily known as a family-friendly town, Brigantine is pondering the pros & cons of evolving into a more ‘lively’ Jersey Shore town. By lively, we mean drinking on the beach. See PICS here. See FEEDBACK below> A wedding reception was held recently at the ‘Cove’ area of Brigantine …

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Pics> Illegal Wedding Reception on Beach Angers Brigantine Business & Residents

Open bar on Brigantine Beach? Yes. It made this wedding party very happy on Sept 19. It also provided for a very low cost wedding day since they didn’t have to pay for a catering hall. On the other hand, Brigantine restaurants, bars, and those who provide catering / food services are not happy about this. …

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Still No Plan for Declining Brigantine Golf Course

Letter to the Editor, from Gary Shea of Brigantine > Now that summer is over, I would imagine that the residents of Brigantine will start thinking about the upcoming Eagles season and of course, the upcoming local elections.  I hope our local candidates will not turn this year’s ‘silly season’ into the ‘food fight’ that we …

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Feedback: Brigantine Considers Expansion of 4×4 Beach Zones

Letter to Editor from George Breen > I don’t understand the push to expand the 4×4 SUV beach area in Brigantine. Is there anyone who thinks this is a good idea? The elimination of the 1000 license cap has turned the entire south end of the island into a dump. We know that the access …

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Expanded 4×4 Beaches in Brigantine? Links Golf Bleeding Cash.

Links Golf Course losing greater amounts of money. Brigantine CFO Roxanne Tosto was called out for potential accounting mistakes in regards to Brigantine Links Golf Course. How much will taxpayers have to subsidize the course? Over past 3 years, Brigantine taxpayers have coughed up $1.5 million to keep the Golf Course afloat. Links at Brigantine Golf Bleeding …

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Letter to Editor: Funding of Brigantine Sports Teams Violates State Law

Letter to the editor: We thank Councilman DeLucry for highlighting how the City of Brigantine continues to illegally allocate of property-tax  revenue and other city assets to private organizations like the Brigantine Rams Football Association and the Brigantine Hockey League. Little or no accounting back to city, non-compliant financial documentation, and lack of proper non-profit …

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