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Brigantine Greenhead Politics. A Story That Taxpayers Were Never Told.

When John Costello was hired as the new Director of Public Works for Brigantine, he was expected to maintain the status quo and enjoy the ride at taxpayers’ expense. Costello instead began an earnest effort to clean up the city, which resulted in an immaculate town filled with delighted residents. Read ‘Greenhead Politics’ below. Widespread …

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Brigantine Hockey Coaches Under Financial Fire

Brigantine business boycotts, non-stop beef & beer fund-raisers and undocumented Snack Shack cash flow using city property. These are just a few of the items raising eyebrows from the Brigantine Taxpayers Association and other local citizens groups in Brigantine. Audits are being requested to understand how the Brigantine Hockey League operates, and why the City …

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Water Weenie in Brigantine Since 2001

According to local resident; Chris Howe, the ‘Water Weenie’ was established back in 2001 by a Brigantine city employee. Since then, this pontoon snack boat has parked itself on the beach down at the popular ‘COVE’ beach in Brigantine. Local businesses have not been happy that Brigantine allows un-regulated and un-documented business to operate within …

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How Union Self-interest Sank a City

Special Report: How a vicious circle of self-interest sank a California city. Meanwhile, San Bernardino continued to boost wages along with benefits. The average salary for a full-time San Bernardino firefighter in 1997 was $75,610, adjusted for inflation into 2010 dollars. By 2010, it was nearly $147,000, according to a Reuters analysis of Census Bureau …

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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 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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Part-year residents pay taxes. Deserve voice in how town is run, Pullella Says

NOV 2006  Press of AC BRIGANTINE – Mayor Phillip Guenther is running unopposed for a fourth term and three people are competing for two at-large seats on City Council, as the island city finds itself with a growing number of part-time residents. Guenther said the City Council has had different priorities over the years. These have …

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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 Democratic Committee announced that Richard DeLucry

August 19, 2011 | The Brigantine Democratic Committee announced that Richard DeLucry will run as the Democratic candidate for the 4th Ward in the November election. DeLucry is an attorney with the firm of Hill Wallack LLP in Atlantic City and was one of the three candidates presented to council in December to fill the seat left vacant …

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Candidates for Brigantine's City Council: change needed in Republican-controlled city

OCT 28 2011 In a special election for the seat representing Brigantine‘s 4th Ward, the Democratic candidate has been critical of the Republican-controlled City Council, while the Republican candidate … has been critical of the Republican-controlled City Council. In a city that saw Democrats increase their margin on council to three out of seven seats, “New Republican” Tom …

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