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Liar Flyer

Dems accuse Mark and the Republicans of being dishonest about the Brandywine proposal.


All you need to do is go to the minutes of that May 15 meeting and you’ll see they didn’t vote not to proceed, in fact they didn’t vote at all.  Brian decided that discussions on the issue should “be postponed for six months”. Six months puts us at November 15, conveniently after the election.



If the Democrats win here this thing is coming.


  1. Resident wrote:

    First off, McGovern is a dope and couldn’t blow his nose without Colleen Connolly telling him how.
    You cant compare building apartments in Neptune City to the overdeveloped, overcrowded town of Belmar with zero parking. Let’s compare apples to apples. If that’s all McGovern has, hes in trouble!

    Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 6:33 pm | Permalink
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    Also, another bold lie on this flyer. Mr. Walsifer is putting up a condominium complex creating solid ratables in a much needed area off of Memorial Drive in Neptune City … NOT APARTMENTS!

    Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 6:44 pm | Permalink
  3. OLD MAN wrote:

    This guy McGovern pack his bags now. Knows nothing.Damn shame……..

    Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 7:06 pm | Permalink
  4. DTS wrote:

    Brian is inept he couldn’t do this on his own. This reeks of the queen of mean and company. Just look at the NYS Governors race and who’s pulling the strings there. And the answer is McDirtys wife. Brian is a box of rocks and doesn’t have any of his own ideas. This should be more of a reason to Drain The Swamp…..

    Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 7:23 pm | Permalink
  5. Anonymous wrote:

    I’d like to take a second to thank all the great minds of the Belmar Democratic Committee. Over the course of 2 weeks they were able to swing the vote of a lifelong dem to republican. You people need to wake up.

    Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 7:55 pm | Permalink
  6. Guest wrote:

    I was at that council meeting. Walsifer and Levis were only oppositions to the borough hall redevelopment plan. Brian said let’s table this. He was not opposed. Just wanted to wait until after election.

    Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 8:17 pm | Permalink
  7. AreYaKiddin? wrote:

    Clear lies and rhetoric by the Queen of Mean and the dems in this town. Are they feeling a little tight in the pants and getting desperate? Me thinks this is just par for the course for these snakes. Vote them out. Bunch of money and power hungry, manipulative individuals that don’t care for the residents of this town.

    Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 8:26 pm | Permalink
  8. Thanks Dave for bringing this lying flier to people’s attention. I, along with my running mates, Pat Wann and Jim McCracken, did mail a flier about the redevelopment going on in Belmar. And yes, I did focus on the two hundred six apartment Brandywine project that was proposed for Main St. At the March 2018 council meeting, when the project was put before the council, there were way too many unanswered questions. To build a new municipal complex, it was proposed we would have to give the developer twenty five years of zero taxes. There were no traffic, infrastructure or financial (municipality and school) impact studies done. The big question in my mind at the time was, who are the people negotiating and discussing the plans for this project? I voted no at the March meeting because of these unanswered questions. At the May 15, 2018 council meeting, Brian Magovern proposed a six month postponement due to our busy summer season arriving to which I and the council agreed. There was no vote taken “NOT to proceed with this project”. I also stated that there needs to be a committee put together, made up of professionals and residents, to study and discuss different ideas on how to move forward with any new municipal complex project. If it’s decided we move ahead with redevelopment, it must be well thought out and reasonable and we must find ways to offset some of the costs. Since that meeting , this project has not been brought up again. But, after this election is over, I cannot be certain where this issue stands. The flier we put out was to assure Belmar voters, if our team gets elected, we will demand questions concerning projects are answered prior to being introduced to the mayor and council, as should all projects. Our team of Pat Wann, Jim McCracken and myself are running on inclusion not exclusion. We want transparency in our governing body. As to the lying flier claiming I misled residents about being a developer, I never denied I was. Yes, I do have a condo (not apartment) project in the works in Neptune City. Neptune City has very little redevelopment and they welcomed my project. That being the case, it still took over 5 1/2 years to approve because the governing body and residents were thorough in looking at every aspect of the project. Belmar should do the same. That’s not what happened after Superstorm Sandy. Brian Magovern was charged with the task of deciding replacement designs for the pavilions and buildings on the boardwalk. His proposal to the council was a giant two story Taylor Pavilion, a large pavilion at 8th Avenue with a roof top golf course and a safety pavilion (which is unusable, but that’s a whole other issue). Thankfully a group of concerned residents joined together and petitioned to stop this overdevelopment because it was not right for our town . Thanks to Brian Magovern’s design plans and determination to see them through no matter what , litigation was brought about which cost Belmar taxpayers thousands of dollars. Our team, Pat Wann, Jim McCracken and myself, are in favor of redevelopment where it is appropriate, but we want inclusion and we must look at every aspect before any redevelopment project is approved. Belmar voters need to go to the polls on November 6th and vote for team Walsifer Wann and McCracken to ensure measures are put in place so that proper redevelopment is done.

    Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 8:36 pm | Permalink
  9. Noreen Dean wrote:

    A life long Democrat, from a Prominent NYC family, personally advised me that for the first time in his life he was voting for Belmar Republicans on Election day.

    End of story.

    Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 9:05 pm | Permalink
  10. Average Joe wrote:

    #9 That was NOT your average change What about US Senate race? Give the Republican a change?

    Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 5:23 am | Permalink
  11. OLD MAN. wrote:

    Correct. Got my vote. Even if it rains I’ll make the walk

    Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 5:25 am | Permalink
  12. Joan Corallo wrote:

    I was at that town meeting on May 15th. No vote was taken. Flyer I just received is full of falsehoods. Brian’s statement at that time led me to believe this project would be a hot potato at election time and he was tabling it until after the election in November. Go to the minutes on the Borough website and read it yourself. Better yet,go to Dave’s video and hear it. Well said Mark Walsifer. Looking forward to some new leadership.

    Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 6:42 am | Permalink
  13. Omg wrote:

    ‘‘Tis the season for the liar flier. They fall like leaves and clog the gutters of truth and transparency. Do they not think that people will ‘look at the minutes’ like they suggest? Or do they have no respect for their constituents and feel they can lie to them and insult their intelligence. Where is the person that was defending Jen as a great person and not a phony? If you are reading this, go ask Jen if she had any knowledge of this flier. Ask if she would be willing to say publicly that it is filled with bold faced lies. If you really believe that she is such a honest and fair minded person, ask her. Even if she and Brian didn’t write it, it was sent in their name. And if they don’t condem it, then they are lying too. Time to show them that they cannot get away with this anymore. Time to show them the door.

    Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 8:09 am | Permalink
  14. Anonymous wrote:

    Brandywine wouldn’t touch Belmar with a ten foot pole regardless of whose pocket they were stuffing.

    Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 8:13 am | Permalink
  15. South Side wrote:

    It starts at minute 39 on the video

    Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 8:34 am | Permalink
  16. eugene r creamer wrote:

    just follow the money … Brian accepted a $2000 campaign contribution from LiUNA (Laborers International Union North America)

    Belmar taxpayers would carry his baggage going forward…

    Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 8:38 am | Permalink
  17. Anonymous wrote:

    You Set the record straight WALSIFER.

    Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 9:09 am | Permalink
  18. Glad I Left wrote:

    Colleen lied right to my face several times, which is no surprise, but the thing that really floored me each time was that she KNEW that I knew the truth in what we were discussing, but she still lied. Colleen is a liar, and anyone involved in this election who supports her and wants to keep her around is exactly the same kind of person she is. If these people stay in office, nothing will improve. The residents and the borough employees will continue to be disrespected and bullied.

    Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 9:41 am | Permalink
  19. Katrina wrote:

    That flyer is exactly why we need new leadership here in Belmar.
    I attended both of those meetings referred to in that false propaganda mailer.
    Colleen Connolly gave that initial presentation. What?!? Only Mark Walsifor pushes back on it.
    Thank goodness we have this blog and didicated residents with long memories. The video is the evidence.

    Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 10:10 am | Permalink
  20. DTS wrote:

    Lyin Brian…..Belmar needs a Mayor that can articulate the facts not a person who is reading from someone else’s script. Plain and simple just the facts. Belmar’s infrastructure cannot sustain the the building for which the queen of mean had already told lyin Brian he will do if he becomes mayor. Belmar needs someone who won’t succumb to pressure from outside forces. Clean house…Borough Administrator, DPW, Cone Man, Dockmaster & lifeguard supervisor. Time for a change to Drain The Swamp….

    Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 10:11 am | Permalink
  21. Anonymous wrote:

    Brandywine was a Mcdirty orchestrated scheme that McGovern was willing to shove down our throats until he saw hundreds in opposition

    Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 10:13 am | Permalink
  22. anonymous wrote:

    I truly hope next Tuesday the voters speak volumes with their votes to get the current CLOWNS out of here. Change is needed in this town and it should begin with Queen of Mean! She is clueless as to how hated she truly is and that in itself shows how delusional she is. She has nobody’s best interest at heart but her own. Anyone else think this election will be a landslide WIN for WALSIFER??

    Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 11:57 am | Permalink
  23. Big ones wrote:

    #20 Belmar not boater friendly, 70 degrees out and they turned the water off in the marina for the winter,no cold weather in sight for the next two weeks, that sucks.

    Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 1:08 pm | Permalink
  24. Maria Florio wrote:

    WOW, is that the only thing they found wrong with Mark. A plan, to better a neighborhood, where it was much needed, and was planned 5yrs ago. You got my vote Mark, Pat and Jim.

    Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 2:28 pm | Permalink
  25. Jokers Wild wrote:

    You know what? The conclusion we’ve come to is that residents don’t count to the McGovern crew. The illegal sand berms wete hastily put up in the spectacular, locals month of September and now there’s no water for boaters during our November heatwave. If a bunch of political, I’m here for a photo op showed up at OUR Marina, miraculously the water would be turned on.

    Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 2:39 pm | Permalink
  26. Name it after me wrote:

    Brian wanted the new gym named after him is my guess. He’s seems like the kind of person that wants recognition at all costs. That is the opposite of charity. It’s conceit.
    Vote on 11/6. Do not let them do this stuff anymore.

    Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 3:12 pm | Permalink
  27. Anonymous wrote:

    Ive said it before and Ill say it again. The only way to get these idiots out of office is to talk to your friends and neighbors and spread the work. Just moaning and groaning on this blog is not gonna do it, hasn’t in the past. Hopefully some of these die-hard Dems. have a conscience when voting against this crooked disgusting Menendez and vote our Dems out also. Pull the plug and DRAIN IT.

    Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 3:21 pm | Permalink
  28. Maria Florio wrote:

    #27-have no fear the word is spreading. I myself know of 8 staunch democrats that are going straight down the red.We are in it to win it.

    Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 4:22 pm | Permalink
  29. Anonymous wrote:

    Walsifer voted for Colleen and the budget since he has been in. So would be a huge conflict of interest if he fired her, so don’t count on it. Nice to finally hear him speak up during election time, we have been waiting for two years now. Also nice to see him acknowledge that he is benefiting from the work of those Republicans and others before him, the ones who spoke up and walked door to door to get petitions regarding the pavilion and redevelopment. He never said a word and let everyone else do the work, and now is basking in their glory. I hope if he wins he thanks the hard work of Jim Bean, Mike Seebeck, Dave, Katrina and all those others he refused to help.

    Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 4:28 pm | Permalink
  30. Lifetime Resident wrote:

    #28…I’ve voted Democrat all my life, but not this year! I’ve had enough of the lies, as have many, many other residents I know.

    Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 6:47 pm | Permalink
  31. Vote non partian wrote:

    We don’t need Middlesex driven developments in Belmar any more. We are 1.3 miles and we are stuck with 100,000 visitor each weekend due to the international advertising that we, yes we idiots pay for via Tourism Director. It’s over. We have an Ocean and a Marina with all sorts of goodies in between. Every television station is here at a drop of a pin so that’s enough of the exorbitant Belmar Tourism Department and all its accoutrements. Thank you very much.

    Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 7:25 pm | Permalink
  32. Anonymous wrote:

    On Election Night I sincerely hope and pray we can roll up all of our sleeves, identify problems, start a Gant chart to achieve our goals and get everyone to come together to make Belmar great again, win lose or draw.

    Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 7:39 pm | Permalink
  33. Aileen wrote:

    Damn…..I had to return when this flyer came out. Thanks Dave for alerting us all.
    Hey fellow meddling kids – check out minute 45 of the March 20 meeting video where Councilman Walsifer is forced to give a “straw poll vote” to move forward with the Brandywine project. Walsifer didn’t want to say yes or no, but wanted more studies and details before voting. After being forced to state yes or no, at 48:40 he says no. Councilman Magovern says “So you’re saying no project. No project. You want to stay in this building.” You’ll see he’s admonishing Walsifer for saying no. Magovern goes on to say that he does want a new building and his vote is yes. Walsifer was the lone no “vote”.

    Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 8:13 pm | Permalink
  34. Anonymous wrote:

    From your ears to God Aileen. It’s all there for the open minded.

    Hopefully the electorate will
    W A K E. U P

    Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 10:19 pm | Permalink
  35. Anonymous wrote:

    McGovern and his camp are just a bunch of liars just like his predecessor Dirty Doherty and his sidekick former BA Colleen Connolly.

    Friday, November 2, 2018 at 6:25 am | Permalink
  36. Open the floor wrote:

    Will someone from the McGovern Nicolay camp please take the floor to defend this flier. I know you’re out there and you read this blog. You’ve chimed in before when you feel your folks are being unfairly characterized.
    Here is your chance to explain why this flier is an honest assessment of the facts.
    Something tells me that even the die hard Brian/Jen fans are apalled at such blatant dishonesty. Is there no one in the BDC that is willing to say ‘hey guys, this flier is really misleading and false. Let’s Not mail this out’?

    Friday, November 2, 2018 at 8:10 am | Permalink
  37. Anonymous wrote:

    #35 and Administrator: what does former BA Colleen Connelly mean, exactly?

    Friday, November 2, 2018 at 8:32 am | Permalink
  38. Lifelong Democrat wrote:

    I voted for Walsifer already / by mail.
    The Dems here do not instill confidence.
    I also sat out the Menendez vote..Both candidates too sleazy

    Friday, November 2, 2018 at 1:27 pm | Permalink
  39. Worked hard in life wrote:

    Whoa just one gall darn minute. Now some progressives (socialists) are castigating bettering yourself and your future by investing in real estate? Shame on them. Healthy work ethics built this country.

    Friday, November 2, 2018 at 1:48 pm | Permalink
  40. Anonymous wrote:

    #37 Its just wishful thinking when Mark wins.

    Friday, November 2, 2018 at 1:58 pm | Permalink
  41. Resident wrote:

    That flier has Colleen Connolly written all over it. It should be illegal for her to acting as their campaign manager while she is boro administrator.

    Friday, November 2, 2018 at 2:04 pm | Permalink
  42. Concerned Resident wrote:

    I just went to pay my tax bill, and the office was closed. There is a sign saying that the office will close at 2:00 today. You think they could’ve notified residents via their ridiculous code blue notifications?? They notified us when Brian and Jen were “helping” JCP&L to restore power last Saturday so why not notify us of a borough office closing?? I saw 2 other people trying to pay their taxes as well.

    Friday, November 2, 2018 at 3:16 pm | Permalink
  43. Guest wrote:

    Illegal to work on campaign #41

    Friday, November 2, 2018 at 3:51 pm | Permalink
  44. WhoDunIt wrote:

    I didn’t receive the lying attack flyer. Can someone tell me – does it say “paid for by Belmar Democrats”? Who is responsible?

    Friday, November 2, 2018 at 4:10 pm | Permalink
  45. admin wrote:

    Was paid for by Belmar Democratic Committee, largely funded by LiUNA.

    Friday, November 2, 2018 at 4:48 pm | Permalink
  46. Anonymous wrote:

    Just received three text messages in a row on cell from a 732-479- number asking to vote for McG, Jen and Levis. How are they able to find this information??

    Friday, November 2, 2018 at 5:53 pm | Permalink
  47. Solutions wrote:

    That’s a great idea#46, everyone post every digit of all those annoying telephone numbers that interrupt your day over and over again boosting their choice, not yours.

    Thank God we have mute buttons for the trashy political TV spit’s every minute of the day.

    Friday, November 2, 2018 at 6:53 pm | Permalink
  48. Enough said wrote:

    Maggie ‘s firm represents LIUNA, right?

    Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 8:59 am | Permalink
  49. Anonymous wrote:

    Just read McG’s own letter to the editor in Coast Star listing his many accomplishes. He boasts: Improved stop sign program, War on potholes and trimming of tree limbs to name a few. Are you f-ing kidding me. Who in there right mind can vote for this mindless idiot? Drain the swamp. Clean the slate. Pull the plug.

    Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 11:55 am | Permalink
  50. Terry Pierce wrote:

    I would like to know which election you are describing the present one or another that you are referring to. The people you are referring to excluding
    Katrina and Dave have been working and to busy to be involved for quite awhile
    with an election. I would and could go on but won’t because you do not care
    enough to stand behind your statement to even give your name. You are wrong
    with your statement.

    Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 7:46 pm | Permalink
  51. Anonymous wrote:

    Brian’s ego wants the gym but everyone knows that Mr Hope has done more than Brian could ever dream to

    Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 8:45 pm | Permalink
  52. Anonymous wrote:

    Perhaps Claire had a hand in this but probably not since there are no typos

    Saturday, November 3, 2018 at 8:48 pm | Permalink
  53. Anonymous wrote:

    Are you kidding me Claire could not even remember that Belmar had a female mayor in our recent history

    Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 9:09 am | Permalink
  54. Anonymous wrote:

    Shooooosh! Claire is sleeping. Dont wake her up!

    Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 5:27 pm | Permalink
  55. Anonymous wrote:

    Would you cruel people leave that woman alone already? Enough of your taunting and vitriol, please!

    Monday, November 5, 2018 at 8:14 am | Permalink
  56. Tulip wrote:

    #55 I agree with you. They should let

    Her live her life her way. It isn’t any

    Ones business what she does or when.

    Her life is her own except she shares

    It with other people. Leave her be.

    Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 12:37 pm | Permalink

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