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Simpson: Pay Cops & Firemen More for a Safer Town?

Brigantine Councilman Andy Simpson got his rear end handed to him during the Oct 21, 2015 meeting. Councilman DeLucry quickly smacked down the tired and highly inappropriate scare tactic that ‘Simp’ just had to throw out there. Simpson: God forbid you guys call up 911…and ever need the services of our Brigantine Police & Fire …

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Brigantine Grills City Manager Stinson Over Police Contract

The newly signed Brigantine Police Contract raises some serious questions about it’s ability to save taxpayer dollars. The agreement also seems to be in conflict with state law. The Brigantine Taxpayers Association questioned City Manager Stinson at the Sept 16 council meeting. With the recommendation of the presiding Deputy Mayor (Councilman Andy Simpson) the questions were …

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Time to Consolidate Brigantine Schools & Lower Taxes.

Brigantine school district employees want more money, even though student enrollment and test scores continue to decline. As of Sept. 2015, enrollment numbers provided by Superintendent Pruitt look bleak. They slide downward every single year. Elementary school – 378 Middle school – 285 Total – 663 In 2012, the Brigantine Taxpayers Association wrote a letter to …

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Councilwoman McClay Finally Reports on Guenther Mis-statements

Brigantine Councilwoman Lisa McClay might finally be documenting & sharing her thoughts on the non-stop Guenther Bovine Excrement. Here’s what we found buried deep within the Brigantine Democrats website> McClay says: Recently, the Brigantine PBA contract was settled after 2 1⁄2 years. If you did not attend or watch the entire September 2nd council meeting …

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Brigantine Moon God Guenther & The Lunar Eclipse

The following is a special letter to Brigantine taxpayers. At 9:12pm on Sunday September 27, it came to the attention of the village elders that the moon-god Guenther was growing upset. This became more evident as he gradually grew dark red with evil during the course of the next several hours. In an attempt to understand …

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To-Do List for Brigantine Councilwoman McClay

Somebody had to do it…. a TO-DO list to will hold Councilwoman Lisa McClay and all Brigantine leadership accountable to local taxpayers. Goal of TO-DO LIST > fix biggest problems facing Brigantine taxpayers: How do taxpayers regain control & oversight of City Council & City Hall operations. How does power get back to those who are ultimately …

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29% Cut in Summer Flounder Quota for 2016

Mid Atlantic Fishery Management Council (Council) effectively voted in favor of a 29% cut in the summer flounder quota for both the commercial and recreational sector starting in 2016. A new ‘phased in’ reduction of harvest approved by the Council in 17 to 3 vote will reduce the recreational fishing quota to 5.42 million pounds …

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Harmful Business Busting Goes Digital on Brigantine Beach

For almost two years, the now defunct BB-NJ.com Business Directory was yet another example of taxpayer supported disruption of local retail. (see images below) The BB-NJ.com web-based directory of small business was developed, hosted, maintained and managed by Brigantine Police Officer, now Chief of Police; Tim Reed. City Council may not have been fully aware …

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Big Pay Raises for Brigantine Police Union

Brigantine City Council lead by Mayor Guenther’s Republican party approved an expensive, public union labor agreement with Brigantine police officers on September 2nd. Local residents were disappointed but not surprised that such a lucrative deal was made with the public safety union. Most part time residents were not aware of this pay-raise and new contract. …

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22+ Years of Uninterrupted Power. Mayor Guenther’s Brigantine.

Ten years ago, I published “Greenhead Politics”, which contained more than enough evidence of corruption and mismanagement in Brigantine to justify an investigation. The city government, headed by Mayor Guenther, turned its back on the subject and stayed silent until it blew over, which proved to be an effective tactic. At first, residents were outraged …

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Part Time Residents Consider Hiring Attorney

LETTER to THE EDITOR >> Part-time residents in particular have quietly wondered how to get proper representation at council meetings. The elected opposition lead by Lisa McClay has consistently proven ineffective to keep the 26+ year Mayor in check. The council minority just doesn’t have the teeth or motivation to keep appropriate pressure on Guenther, …

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Paff: Requesting OPRA Records Anonymously in Brigantine

Did you know that anyone can anonymously request a majority of Brigantine government records? It’s true. By NJ law, you can request most info (with some restrictions) via email using the official Brigantine form, or you may write / type a personally written request, as long as you reference ‘OPRA‘. OPRA came in really handy …

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