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Brigantine Reader Feedback. Crony Politicians and Overpaid Employees.

I grew up in Brigantine in the 60-70’s. I played all the sports with the now politicians running the show. Boy, the stories I could tell you. Skeletons in ALL of their closets. Was bullied by Andy Simpson (sound familiar?) This happened all the way through High School. I moved away from Brigantine when I …

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Army Corp Dredging. Fishing Decline, Clogged Back Bays.

Local Jersey coast fisherman are growing increasingly more angry at the Army Corps of Engineers and the NJ DEP. Dredging and dune building by these 2 agencies is killing fishing and marine life, they claim. Anglers made their feelings known on the recent ‘Shep on Fishing’ radio show. ‘Horrifying. What they do to our natural …

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Crab Shack, Brogantine, New Jersey

Fresh Seafood at Crab Shack in Brigantine

The Crab Shack serves up fantastic fresh seafood, available raw to take home and cooked, already prepared for carryout, or if you’re lucky enough to grab one of a very few tables, for dine-in. You know the owners are serious about their food….when they tell you ‘don’t be late’…. when you come in to pick …

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Brigantine Still Celebrates Shoobie Tuesday & Seasonal Exit of Taxpaying Majority

A local grass roots organization calling themselves ‘Better Brigantine’ & ‘Concerned Citizens for Brigantine’ don’t seem to be big fans of part-time residents, visitors or tourists. That’s the story we hear from those that set up shop on a Facebook page.  ‘Better Brigantine’ is a name being used by many local organizations. But there’s one …

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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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Who Owns Most Property Along South Jersey Shore?

Who owns the most South Jersey shore real estate? It’s those from Philadelphia and its suburbs, who own the majority of seashore property. That’s according to a recent report at Philly.com. Philly Area Residents Dominate Jersey Shore Home-Ownership Of course… this report fired up the comments section. Many went overboard and their rants were promptly deleted. …

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Andre’s Wine Bar & Grill – Brigantine Foodie

  Andre’s Wine Bar & Grill. 1312 W Brigantine Ave Brigantine, New Jersey (609) 266-1124 Open 7 Days, 10:30a – 10p Andre’s in Brigantine has been open since 1983. Their recipes never change. They can easily accommodate from 50 to 120 people. In 2012, they acquired a liquor license. Andre’s features over 50 different types of wine. …

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Brigantine to Lose Macedonian Grill. After 11 years, Shutting Down.

Say it ain’t so. After 11 delicious years in Brigantine, The Macedonian Grill is closing it’s doors. The lease is up at their 31st street location. Dimitrios Dounoulis, better known as Jimmy, decided not to renew it. But God willing, Jimmy will relocate at some point in the near future, but it will NOT be …

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Dangerous Valet Station at Circle Angers Local Residents

VIDEO > Brigantiner voters enjoyed free food & drink at THE COVE recently… courtesy of Mayor Phil Guenther, Andy Simpson and the entire GOP team. Developer Mike Snyder provided the free but dangerous parking & shuttle service between The Cove and his new properties at the Lighthouse Circle. Built atop the old Gulf gas station, …

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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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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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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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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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SOUL BERRI Overcomes Opposition. Approved to Open in Brigantine.

With so many empty retail properties for sale or lease in Brigantine, one would think the City Council would bend over backwards for entrepreneurs to set up shop on the island…. but no. Good thing the Planning Board of Brigantine is run by a different set of decision makers……forward thinking, independent minded, civic leaders that …

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