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Doherty:  “This is legislation that was advocated by me, the mayor of the town, not any special interests”

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  1. nodee nyall wrote:

    Someone please tell D’Jais they are not a “special interest” of the mayor. It must be true, as it is in print.

    Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 1:06 pm | Permalink
  2. Katrina wrote:

    Another typical Doherty stunt. Headlines. Saying and doing what HE wants. Not necessarily what the RESIDENTS of Belmar want ! To add more months of overload of drunken behavior to our streets may help a VERY select few bar owners and bartenders but what it costs in quaility of life issues to the taxpaying residents is immeasurable. Not to even mention the State ABC liquor licenses who have followed the laws and payed their dues. As usual Doherty thinks what he wants is what should be. To hell with the residents, we just get in his way. Pay to play baby! He even changes our ordinances to accommodate his political aspirations!! And our council just rolls right over.

    Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 2:50 pm | Permalink
  3. Stop the madness wrote:

    Why doesn’t anyone ask the simple question in these stories . If these seasonal places wanted to serve year round why didn’t they buy a year round license ? Instead of expecting a handout

    Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 6:09 pm | Permalink
  4. The Truth wrote:

    Someone should ask Matt why none of the other area towns mayors backed him in this . You know so he wouldnt have to go it alone, maybe that’s because none of the other affected towns wanted (1) (2) they hadn’t taken a bunch of free shit (ballots) from the Bar Owners just saying.

    Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 7:16 pm | Permalink
  5. Disillusioned wrote:

    How long is he going to use Sandy as reason to help out his buddies? Is the Parasail still getting space rent free at the Marina?

    Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 7:33 pm | Permalink
  6. Eugene Creamer wrote:

    Sooo important! …. I didn’t realize that seasonal booze was the backbone of the Belmar economy.

    Friday, March 18, 2016 at 8:09 am | Permalink
  7. Bill Straus wrote:

    #3 I think the answer to your question is that there are only so many year round licenses available, which by the way I think Belmar is over the limit as per NJ state law.
    Is this correct Dave?

    Friday, March 18, 2016 at 8:11 am | Permalink
  8. admin wrote:

    Scroll to question # 13

    Friday, March 18, 2016 at 8:43 am | Permalink
  9. Stop the madness wrote:

    Thanks Bill, it was half sarcastic meaning of you buy a seasonal license then you know what you are getting and shouldn’t expect government to give you five months for free when other businesses purchased a year round license.

    Friday, March 18, 2016 at 9:36 am | Permalink
  10. An Observation wrote:

    6 Eugene the Liquor Beer and Wine revenue is the backbone of any bar and restaurant. The profit margin is huge and for restaurants it can save them from closing.

    Belmar is a resort destination not a place to raise a family. When visitors come down they don’t head down to the Library.

    Friday, March 18, 2016 at 9:54 am | Permalink
  11. OLD MAN wrote:

    #10 In case you didn’t know— Belmar is a great place to raise a family. It is not a “resort” destination. Resort destinations are in Vegas, Mexico, etc. The school has produced many great students. Get lost..

    Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 7:47 am | Permalink
  12. A Observation wrote:

    #11 Old man look at the banners all over town visit drink dine no mention of family. The elementary school is not in the top 25. Look at other towns which promote great place to raise a family.

    The focus is how long can bars be open.

    How many restaurants and bars can we pack into Belmar.

    Spending millions on beach pavilions not improving the schools by hiring the BEST teachers and getting the best study methods.

    Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 9:45 am | Permalink
  13. An Observation wrote:

    #11 old man these towns spend $$$ on education not drawing tourists!

    Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 9:51 am | Permalink
  14. callmecynical wrote:

    Does anyone know if only children of registered Democrats are chosen to go to the Belmar Summer Camp program? Who screens the applicants and decides which children are selected, or qualified, that is? I really hope the selection process is fair and equal consideration is given to all.

    Also, what happened to the “safe haven” type program suggested a while back by Mrs. Nicolay, the one in which children who felt threatened on the street could go into certain stores for protection from assumed and perceived threats?

    Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 3:46 pm | Permalink
  15. OLD MAN wrote:

    Ok everybody ..My point is that with a good family environment , like a mother and father, Belmar is a good place to raise a family. However there are certainly many other towns that are very good also. I don’t want all those damn bars either. I need to rest now sorry

    Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 6:40 pm | Permalink
  16. joe goofinoff wrote:

    #12 – The elementary school is not in the top 25.
    Not in the top 25 – that’s a laugh. With an enrollment of 60+% children of illegal aliens, that’s not going to happen.

    Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 6:23 am | Permalink
  17. South Side wrote:

    Sorry Old Man, tax paying home owners with young children are not moving into Belmar.

    Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 8:25 am | Permalink
  18. Anonymous wrote:

    Will you please lay off wailing on the children. They need education. The CHILDREN are our future whether you like it or not. Shunning shows your breeding.

    Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 9:27 am | Permalink
  19. An Observation wrote:

    18 Anonymous Please explain what you mean by shunning shows your breeding??? That makes no sense. The points being made is that Belmar does not want to, nor spend money to improve the school, they are more focused on bringing tourists to town.

    Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 10:17 am | Permalink
  20. joe goofinoff wrote:

    #19 – Sir, we’re already spending far too much money on mostly children of illegal aliens. That’s known as theft of services.

    Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 5:26 pm | Permalink

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