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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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Taking Back Brigantine. Step by Step Guide by Albert Zini

Brigantine homeowners, especially those who invested heavily in secondary vacation homes, have been stepping up their inquiries into a variety of questionable City Hall financial activity. For over 15 years, Brigantine has been consistently identified as having some of the worst record keeping & financial accounting of any small town along the South Jersey shore….and …

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Refund: Dune Carve-Out in Brigantine. DEP Duped?

In 2015, Brigantine’s Mayor Guenther lowered taxes for one lucky resident who seems to have removed protected dunes in order to have more private, beachfront space. Guenther wanted the property value of 406 23rd Street South reduced by $384,000. A refund was issued for $6,554.88. Should this ‘restricted’ parcel get a tax break even though pavers, …

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Who Should Keep Northend Beaches of Brigantine Safe?

Should BRIGANTINE City Council order safety patrols along the North End beaches, even though NJ state has taken control of its management? Brigantine Police Chief Thomas Rehill, says police were alerted to an unconscious individual on Brigantine’s North End beach. Officers responded and took the individual to the hospital. Looks like someone had too much …

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After 26 Years As Brigantine Mayor, Guenther Senses Change. Will Not Run Again.

After 26 years, the Mayor of Brigantine, Phil Guenther is stepping down. Why exactly, is Guenther not running for another 4 year term? Many questions remain. With Guenther exiting, will voters finally institute term limits for it’s elected officials? Especially the position of Mayor? Guenther is insanely popular among full-time Brigantine residents. Part-time residents do not …

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Brigantine Welcomes New Police Chief, Thomas Rehill

Congrats to the new Chief of the Brigantine Police Department, Thomas Rehill. Sworn in on April 18 at City Hall. Rehill has deep roots & experience. He’s is a lifelong Brigantine resident and has held every rank in the police department. Patrol Division Supervisor Shift lieutenant Detective Bureau Internal Affairs Police Training Commission Bike Squad. …

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VIDEO: Brigantine & The Great March Storm of 1962.

Great March Storm of 1962, one of the most destructive storms ever to affect Brigantine and the mid-Atlantic states. Brigantine has endured many storms since its development in the early 1900’s. However, the 1962 Northeast storm proved to be devastating to the island’s infrastructure – One of the best documented storms in New Jersey’s history …

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Brigantine Butcher Ernest and Sons. Mel Knows Meat.

  Mel knows meat. That’s why his Ernest & Sons Meat Market in Brigantine was featured on FOOD NETWORK’s Diners, Drive-ins & Dives TV show. Owner and bombastic butcher; Mel Cortellessa, is the man making the sausage with host Guy Fieri. Ernest and Son was started in 1977 by Ernest Storino and his son Sam. Brigantine …

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Council Recap. Brigantine Mayor Hides Public Union Terms

Mayor Phil Guenther won rave reviews for his Nancy Pelosi impression at Brigantine City Council on Wed night, Feb 1. It was classic Phil. Smooth, but really dumb. Sounds smart when you first hear it, but after you chew on it a bit….you realize Phil has almost baffled you with his well-tuned bullsh*t. Just like …

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Busco Protects Weak GOP Candidates from Brigantine Debate

Letter to the Editor: We write in response to the statement on p. 21 of the October 21st Beachcomber by Mr. Paul Busco, President of the Brigantine Republican Club, about the candidates forum sponsored by the Brigantine Taxpayers Association on 10/29/16 in the Community Center, 10 a.m. – noon. He begins by saying that, “the …

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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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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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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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Brigantine Donations to Private Orgs Questioned at Council

Is it legal for Brigantine City Hall to donate taxpayer money, property and other municipal resources to local sports & civic organizations? If you adhere to NJ state law, that answer is no. On Aug 17, Councilman Delucry highlighted and questioned the annual $5,600 payout to the Brigantine Rams Football Sports organization. Much like he …

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Brigantine Municipal Spending Hurting Real Estate Sales

While many South Jersey shore towns have made a modest Real Estate rebound, Brigantine still struggles to attract buyers to the island. According to the Berkshire Hathaway Brigantine website, only 25 home sales were recorded in the 2nd quarter of 2016. This compares to the 101 Brigantine homes sold in the 2nd quarter of 2015. …

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