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Is Brigantine Business Friendly? Gaffney’s Soul Berri Opposition

TV Star, foodie favorite & Brigantine resident; Nicole Gaffney wonders…. ‘with business & families moving out of Brigantine in record numbers, shouldn’t we encourage development and think outside the box? When Brigantine can provide amenities like the tasty & healthy ‘Soul-Berri’, it gives residents and visitors another reason to come to Brigantine and stay, says Gaffney. …

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Letter to Editor. Brigantine City Manager Contract is a Problem

Dear Editor: City council approved recently an employment contract for the City manager who was appointed by council in 2015.  There are several aspects of this agreement which should be known by, and of interest to, taxpayers, more so than might be expected from such a document.  The Brigantine Taxpayers Association commented on this contract at …

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Brigantine’s Phil Guenther to Lay off 40 Teachers Aides.

Parents and staff are protesting Phil Guenthers plan to privatize the services of personal aides assigned to students. Brigantine’s Guenther informed 40 aides they’ll be laid off as of June 30. Surprised? Don’t be. This downsizing isn’t happening inside the bloated Brigantine School district. Rather, School Superintendent Guenther, NOT Mayor Guenther, is sending 40 aides packin’ at …

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Letter to Editor: We’re Watching Ed Stinson, Brigantine City Hall

329 Brigantine city employees in 2016 compared to 311 in 2015. Who is our Director of Human Resources? Did the City of Brigantine seek out a candidate who is knowledgeable and educated in Personal leadership and maintaining and expanding a non biased Human Resource dept? Surely, our Brigantine City Manager; Ed Stinson, should know the …

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Cloisters Condo in Brigantine Considered Affordable Housing?

Can the Cloisters Condominiums in Brigantine be considered affordable housing? Seems like Mayor Guenther and City Manager Stinson think so. According to a Philly.com article, Brigantine, along with 279 other towns hired a consulting firm to help them satisfy federally mandated affordable housing obligations. The Cloisters Condo in Brigantine is on that list. Did Econsult possibly fudge the ‘affordable …

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Will “Cove” Have Lifeguards & Rules for Brigantine Summer 2016?

The growing chaos at the uber-popular ‘Cove’ beach area could be tamed somewhat by the Summer of 2016. That’s welcome news for those that want to keep the area safe, clean & family friendly. Three deep rows of 4×4 trucks parked side by side, fishing, jet ski’s, red cups, motor boats, Water Weenies, toddlers, swimmers …

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Letter to Editor. Brigantine Must Set Example. Stop Plastic Bags.

Letter to the Editor from Nancy Schreiber >>  It’s encouraging that our community is at the forefront of plastic bag issue. I applaud City Council for considering the Greenteam’s initiative of implementing an ordinance to charge a fee on single-use plastic bags. Banning plastic bags from Brigantine Farmers Market has been a success. It’s has …

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Register Now. Boat Safety Classes in Brigantine. Summer 2016

Learn how to stay safe while boating. Classes are forming now. Brigantine Flotilla 85 of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary will teach you how to be safe while out on the water. All operators of power vessels and personal watercraft (Jet Ski, Wave Runner, etc) on waters of the State of New Jersey, regardless of age, …

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Sun Bank Brigantine Property Sold for Mere $390,000

Talk about rock bottom prices for Brigantine Real Estate. The shuttered Sun Bank property at 3900 Atlantic-Brigantine Blvd is currently assessed at $1,118,100. Sun was paying taxes based on that strong valuation. The new owner will likely appeal that….pronto. On Jan. 12, 2016, SUN BANK property in Brigantine sold for just $390,000. The buyers are Borgata …

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Inside Look: Failed Food & Bev Deal at Brigantine Links Golf

LISTEN > As reported by BrigantineNOW, the awarding of Links at Brigantine Golf Food & Bev contract to Mad Dog Morgan was proven invalid / illegal. The City of Brigantine was caught skirting a well known process requiring proper RFP (request for proposal) advertising in legal newspapers of record. Mayor Guenther and City Manager Stinson claimed …

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Thank You Ernie Purdy. Love, Brigantine Beach.

Spotlight on Ernie Purdy, the recently retired Chief of Public Works for Brigantine:  Purdy worked for the city for 32 years. He has seen a lot over those years culminating with Superstorm Sandy hitting the island in 2012. “I’ve seen a lot of changes over the years,” he said. “I have been on the island my …

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Brigantine Real Estate Slump; Caused by City Hall Tax & Spend?

Brigantine Real Estate brokers, agents & builders know the truth. Brigantine’s most important economic driver is Real Estate. Home building, buying, selling, repair, home-lifting, bulkheads, kitchen & bath upgrades, landscaping, painting, insurance, etc. This is just a small sampling of what drives the economy on Brigantine Island. When that Real Estate engine is compromised or …

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Brignatine Council to Vote on 3rd Ward Replacement

The Democratic municipal chairman for Brigantine; Jerry Szucs submitted 3rd ward nominations to the City Clerk; Lynn Sweeney on December 11. Szucs was delivering three names to fill the vacant seat of former Brigantine 3rd ward councilman Joe Picardi, who recently retired prior to the end of his term. The three names submitted: Gary Shea …

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New Brigantine Street-scapes on the Way.

The City of Brigantine is working on upgrading it’s streetscapes. The city hosted a meeting for the local business community recently. The focus was a re-design of the central business district of Brigantine. Presentations were made by a Philadelphia landscape architectural firm. Two different designs were presented to attendees. A $150,000 grant will targeted the …

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