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Monthly Archives: January 2014

Taking Weekends Off?

This dip happens every week. You don’t have to mow the lawn, so what’s your excuse?

The Great Gift Card Caper?

I’m sure it’s just some sort of mistake somewhere but it has to be explained.  Bear in mind that this would not have come to light if Jim Bean had not forced the administration to release this information with his OPRA request. From today’s Coast Star: Councilman Bean questions where nearly $10,000 in gift cards […]

Ferreira In Port Authority Scandal!

Partners with Christie’s Brother! Real Estate investments based on insider info from the PA?   From North Governor Christie’s brother, Todd Christie, and two business partners have bought and sold a handful of properties within walking distance of the PATH station in Harrison, slated for a $256 million renovation funded by the Port Authority […]

Council Meeting Of January 28, 2014

Meeting Tonight!

The Council meeting originally scheduled for Jan 21 will take place tonight.  I’ll be there to complain about this:   ORDINANCE 2014-01   AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER IV, DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE, OF THE GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE BOROUGH OF BELMAR PERTAINING TO SECTION 13, RECEIPT OF BIDS             WHEREAS, the Borough of Belmar finds that […]

Will NJ Be Next?

From Legalize marijuana in NJ? One lawmaker says yes Calling New Jersey’s war on marijuana “a miserable failure,” state Sen. Nicholas Scutari (D-Union) said yesterday he wants to follow in the footsteps of Colorado and Washington state and legalize the sale and possession of marijuana here. Allowing New Jersey to regulate the growth, procession […]


To the obvious dismay of the capacity crowd, the D’Jais hearing was adjourned until February 27.  Skip to the 5:00 mark to see the stuff about D’Jais, including the identification of the attorneys and their clients, both for and against.


Last summer Doug Sweeny wrote a letter to the Coast Star with some interesting info about arrests in Belmar: HOW TO INCENTIVIZE D’JAIS BAR ‘TO TARGET AND CONTROL BETTER CUSTOMERS’ Submitted by DOUG SWEENY The July 25 Coast Star provided a timely snapshot of Belmar via the police blotter, a fact-based perspective on Belmar’s chronic […]

The D’Jais Application For Zoning Variance



About a year ago the topic of Ocean Ave liquor licenses was a hot issue at a special Planning Board meeting: