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AC Primetime Radio News for JULY 15, 2016

Atlantic City – AC Primetime Radio News. Show Notes for JULY 15, 2016. Sponsored by Lacey Cleaning & Get Smart Digital. Blatstein held a party on Garden Pier. Many question that event. Dust-up at Council meeting over that. WAV club, Showboat, Party on pier. WavAC.com site is dead. Liens on AC property? No permits. Wants to buy it. Vague …

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Brigantine BUZZ: Bike Auction, Boat Ramp Upgrade, Contamination Watch

The Brigantine ELKS were acknowledged and greatly thanked for donating new beach wheel-chairs. The puffy wheeled, PVC based chairs make it possible for walking-challenged sun-lovers to enjoy the award-winning beaches of Brigantine. Superstorm Sandy swamped the boat ramp at 5th Street South and Bayshore Avenue in Brigantine. That problem is gonna get remedied. Brigantine just snagged …

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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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Brigantine Cop Pleads Guilty to Sexual Assault of Teen

From Press of Atlantic City > A Brigantine police officer pleaded guilty on Friday, May 20, to using his job to sexually assault a child. Ralph Pereira was arrested in May 2014, on charges including sexual assault and endangering the welfare of a child, for the assault of the then-16-year-old girl. The 10-year police veteran …

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More 4×4 Cove Chaos in Brigantine for 2016. Reader Feedback

This pot needs stirring. I’m a born and raised 50 year resident of Brigantine. I’ve purchased a 4×4 beach permit almost every year since getting a drivers license. I will not be buying one this year. Here’s my story: Last year I went to the jetty early in the A.M. to fish. There were already some …

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SEE > Brigantine Public Employee Healthcare Benefit Package

Brigantine Public Employees enjoy some of the best healthcare benefits anywhere. They pay some of the lowest deductibles too. Good for them. Who can fault them for taking a benefits package that’s so great and rare…..you’ll think the following pages are a misprint. Can we afford this? Is YOUR health care this good? What do …

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Letter to Editor. Dog Park Facts & Issues.

From Sandy Weiss> Opening the dog park to the public without any means to monitor the immunization status of any attending dog can become a major issue and problem for Brigantine and its residents. Communicable diseases among dogs can run rampant in an uncontrolled environment and become a veterinarian’s and dog owners worst nightmare. As …

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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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Discount Plumbing by Brigantine Public Works. Gas Station Dirt.

Brigantine Public Works getting into the plumbing business? Looks like it. We watched a crew of Brig DPW guys working for 3+ days…with lot’s of overtime… next to the Lighthouse in early March. A team of 14! city workers were ripping up a county road in order to connect water & sewer to the new …

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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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Compare Brigantine & Ocean City; Fairness in Taxes, FBI Investigation

How is Brigantine similar and different from OCEAN CITY?  It’s not what you think. According to ShoreNewsToday,  the FBI is investigating Ocean City for a variety of mis-steps frowned upon by 2nd homeowners & part-time residents of Ocean City. Hey Brigantine…..take note. Michael Hinchman, president of a Ocean City based group called Fairness in Taxes, …

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Brigantine Report Shows Over-Taxation, Employee Count UP.

The Brigantine City Council budget for 2016 is another whopper. Some surprising and record-breaking activity was revealed. The municipal fund balance ending Dec 31, 2015 (surplus) was $5,334,840. That’s the highest amount in Brigantine’s history. According to the Brigantine Taxpayers Association, such an outsize amount of money is bad financial practice and is frowned on …

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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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