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Employee Mismanagement of City Web Marketing

Government should rarely be in business, especially in Brigantine. The local BB-NJ business directory is one major example of in-efficiency and questionable activity all funded by taxpayer dollars. The past mis-management of the Brigantine Mini-Golf course is another example of lost revenue due to poor city oversight. Think about it. Does NJ do a good …

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Brigantine Republicans Celebrate Ouster of Public Safety Director. Honor Kabala for Grass Roots Effort.

The Brigantine Republicans celebrated another costly victory on Tuesday night, May 13. They toasted to their $30,000 ousting of the once popular Public Safety Director position. For many years, this coveted PSD position was held by Jim Barber. Not exactly known for fiscal conservatism, Mr. Barber enjoyed the PSD position as a nice side perk …

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Brigantine Scammed by Spartan Harbour

July 14 2011 Press of Atlantic City Two former Brigantine condominium officials and a contractor charged with fraudulently billing the city for trash services are now facing additional charges of alleged theft from the former Spartan Harbour Condominium Association, police said. Former Spartan Harbour property manager Walter Czyzewicz, former Spartan Harbour board president Richard DeBenedetto and Robert …

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Brigantine Mayor Resigns In Wake Of Election Results

The Inquirer POSTED: December 07, 1989 BRIGANTINE, N.J. — Mayor J. Edward Kline resigned last night, one month after residents of this island town north of Atlantic City voted to change the form of city government in what Kline acknowledged was a referendum on his leadership. Kline – a contractor who also last month lost a …

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Brigantine Pays Whistle Blower. Pigeon Shooting.

From Press staff reports Press of Atlantic City July 28, 2007 BRIGANTINE – Insurance has paid the majority of a settlement the city agreed to with a worker who claimed he suffered official retaliation for being a whistle-blower. William M. Lakes, a member of the city’s public-works department, and Brigantine agreed to a $345,000 settlement in April – …

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Brigantine Favors Familiarity & Residents for City Contracts

Press of Atlantic City Archives SEPT 5, 2011: Since at least 2008, the city’s method for awarding contracts to certain professionals has favored longtime residents and former residents over outsiders. Those lawyers and engineers have given local Republicans, the party in power, $17,000 in campaign contributions over the past three years. State governmental experts say …

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Spartan Harbour Condominium Brigantine

July 6, 2011 | Brigantine police charged two former Spartan Harbour Condominium officials and a local contractor with theft and conspiracy in an alleged fraudulent billing scheme against the city, police said. The charges allege that from 2004 to 2008, former Spartan Harbour property manager Walter Czyzewicz, former Spartan Harbor board President Richard DeBenedetto, and Robert …

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Brigantine City Manager Barber Cashes Out.

Brigantine City Manager Jim Barber will retire this weekend with severance pay and a promise not to sue By STEVEN LEMONGELLO Staff Writer | Updated Jul 28, 2011 Brigantine City Manager Jim Barber will officially retire this weekend after more than seven years on the job — but five months before his contract actually expires and after having …

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Brigantine & NJ School Taxes Spent Wisely?

Half the cost of sending New Jersey children to school misses the classroom By DIANE D’AMICO Education Writer for Press of AC| Updated May 21, 2011 As much as half of the cost of education has nothing to do with what goes on in a classroom, the new Taxpayers’ Guide to Education Spending released Friday by the …

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Barber, Frugoli, Cox and Stone Battle.

Archive: Wednesday, January 26, 2011.  Brigantine suit partially settled and court will hear argument tomorrow. On November 1, 2010, I reported that I had sued the City of Brigantine (Atlantic County) seeking access to a) a redacted settlement between a top Brigantine official and an employee who accused him of sexual harassment and b) a …

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