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Sloppy Accounting. Brigantine Council $600,000

Brigantine Council Needs to Clean-up Sloppy Cash Management

WATCH VIDEO >> Past Brigantine accounting practices are coming under intense scrutiny as ‘Cash Management’ takes center stage. A so-called cash management plan was strongly recommended by the city auditor at the last city council meeting. Presumably, pressure from the State of NJ is forcing towns like Brigantine to comply in order to avoid negative …

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Declining Brigantine Attractions? Fish Finder Squeezed

Hard to believe. At one time, Brigantine Beach was chock full of marinas like ‘The Fishfinder’. Started 20 years ago by Joe Fumo, The Fishfinder Marina and Party Boat business might be feeling a bit claustrophobic as of late. New construction now towers over this popular tourist attraction from both sides. Some suggest that one …

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Brigantine Fire Department Scare Tactics?

Tige Platt from Absecon, NJ says: “Currently the fire department is looking at the staffing shortage of 20% since our retirements and the passing away of our late chief”.  Mr Platt is also President of the Brigantine Professional Fire Fighters and he is a FD captain. His 2013 salary was over $129,084. Mr. Platt certainly …

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Brigantine Public Safety Director Ousted. Overtime Inquiry Begins

On Wednesday May 13, Brigantine voters decided to oust Public Safety Director; Dan Howard. It was a short and tumultuous run for Mr. Howard that exposed many inefficiencies within City Hall. (much to the dismay of city employees) One big stink emerged as the May 13 election approached. It was a bombshell revelation: Brigantine’s Mayor …

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An Overtime Smoking Gun & Different Viewpoints. Public Safety Director Vote in Brigantine

Vote yes or no on the Public Safety Director issue? Does city employee overtime need an overhaul? Who should manage stuff like that? Read statements from the Mayor, Councilman Pullella & the Democrats, Fire Department rep; Tiger Platt, Concerned Citizens for Brigantine, and the Taxpayers Association….and of course….our 2 cents on the matter. Like most …

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Brigantine OPRA Requests.

Requests for info swamp Brigantine Sandy, labor disputes, budget issues blamed for volume By WALLACE McKELVEY, Staff Writer | Posted 7 months ago Brigantine employees are inundated with Open Public Records Act requests as tensions mount over a contentious budget process, labor contract negotiations and from residents making Sandy repairs. As of Friday, the total this year – …

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Evolution of Brigantine Beach Real Estate Economy

Like many Jersey shore communities before us, Brigantine Beach continues it’s slow and steady evolution from quiet coastal town to thriving tourist destination. You can see examples of this transformation as small bungalows get sandwiched between majestic, 3 story palaces. Some hate this while others have no opinion. Some love the change because of potential profit …

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