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Loko Follows Suit…Files Suit!











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Maybe we should just change the name of our town to  “v. Belmar, Defendant”.


  1. Maria wrote:

    What’s next?..

    Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 1:19 pm | Permalink
  2. legion wrote:

    What’s next? The mayor moving his assets, if he has any, into his wife’s name, for starters. Let more lies begin! Frivolous, frivolous…

    Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 1:47 pm | Permalink
  3. Juice wrote:

    The Salt cases will end up being the biggest payouts in the history of Belmar. If you take this along with the beachfront buildings ( how are they being paid for ?) , and the proposed 96 unit building they are looking to build ( exempt from taxes including school ) and Belmar is in Big Trouble.

    Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 2:48 pm | Permalink
  4. ms.nobody wrote:

    Premature holiday thought: Councilwoman Blackburn should be THANKFUL that she lost the election, breaking future official connection and therefore, allegiance, to the dubious crew in power. Guilt is unfortunately retroactive, whether in the conscience or in a court of law.

    Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 3:14 pm | Permalink
  5. OLD MAN wrote:

    And this is in addition to the other salt lawsuit?

    Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 6:00 pm | Permalink
  6. Anonymous wrote:

    Why would any developer risk investing in redevelopment programs in Belmar now that this lawsuit has been formalized?

    Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 6:05 pm | Permalink
  7. ALLTRUMPEDUP wrote:

    I would like to see $ figures involved in defending lawsuits comparing Belmar with Spring Lake, Spring Lake Heights, and/or other similar nearby towns in the past years that Matt has been here. Hint, Hint. Matt’s math would defend it by saying “well it will only cost the taxpayers 19 cents per day for the next 30 years (sort of like he sold people on the pavilions). Next target is Deaf-toned Tommy to follow in Blackie’s footsteps out the door.

    Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 7:40 pm | Permalink
  8. Anonymous wrote:

    #4, No- the residents and taxpayers should be THANKFUL Blackburn lost. She brought zero ideas to the table. She never had an independent thought whatsoever and best of all, her own words were used against the Mayor and Council when fighting the beach utility/parking fee lawsuit. Can anyone seriously explain what she accomplished as a council member ?

    Tuesday, November 22, 2016 at 9:45 pm | Permalink
  9. Mathew E Newman wrote:

    I thought the Harmons were the salt developers. I guess this is the investment group that owns the land? Maybe thats why the mayor was stonewalling the project. Maybe there are people in Loko Co that made the E.O.M. (enemies of matt) list. It’s a pretty long list after all.
    #3 you are right, WE will be paying for the 5th ave pavilion. And I am certain that when that fact finally settles in with the townsfolk that were so eager to build it; those that opposed it will get a public apology from the mayor and council. Then we’ll all get in to our flying cars and go to the moon for a picnic.

    Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 7:43 am | Permalink
  10. admin wrote:

    Harmons own the business and the liquor license. Loko owns the property.

    Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 7:59 am | Permalink
  11. ms.nobody wrote:

    #9 Regarding the harsh fact that the taxpayers will pay largely for the 5th Avenue Pavilion, the mayor was hoping he would be out of here by winning the freeholder election, but alas, he lost and will have to face the music if he sticks around. Blackburn stated that the residents will forget about all the contention when the thing is built and all those lovely activities will be held there, to paraphrase. That reminds me of Hillary’s statement about the American voters, to dumb matters down for them and keep them distracted.

    Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 9:08 am | Permalink
  12. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    Borough of Belmar (“Borough”) and Mathew J Doherty (“Mayor”)
    Does the word “and” between Borough and Matt mean that he’s being personally sued?

    Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 10:12 am | Permalink
  13. Anonymous wrote:

    Fraud is very serious. Warren Wolf is very, very competent and well respected within the bar.

    Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 2:58 pm | Permalink
  14. Guest wrote:

    Belmar boro is selling the small parking lot on 10th Ave near the railroad tracks. Maybe this sale of land, is to pay all the lawyers.

    Wednesday, November 23, 2016 at 6:50 pm | Permalink
  15. eugene creamer wrote:

    Temporary open-air beer garden use of the River Avenue property is OK …. the proposed large building construction in the vacated portion of River Avenue is a BAD idea …. eventually, NJ Transit will need to replace their Shark River hinge bridge to maintain service to BELMAR & South.

    Thursday, November 24, 2016 at 10:42 pm | Permalink
  16. Anonymous wrote:

    That’s why investments are made all over areas adjacent to public transportation. The big jackpot is a comin’

    Friday, November 25, 2016 at 10:21 am | Permalink
  17. excuse me wrote:

    If the railroad bridge is shut down/removed and not replaced because the proposed new construction is in the way, train service will terminate in Asbury or Bradley. Find out how temporary bridges are built and you will see the problem.

    Friday, November 25, 2016 at 11:18 am | Permalink
  18. Just Passing Through wrote:

    I believe the RR owns the right of way and cannot be changed unless they agree to it. That is how the Highline in NYC operates the RR reserves the right to reuse it as a RR, they are letting it be used as a park and can be changed at any time.

    Friday, November 25, 2016 at 11:43 am | Permalink
  19. Tulip wrote:

    #14 we will wonder why he would sell the 10th Ave parking lot when there isn’t enough parking in that area now.
    When Pyanoe Plaza is full closed or running an affair or bus trip 10th Ave.
    is full. When you talk about log jamb
    This is a prime example more cars than spaces. This project will make another
    Tax loss which is sorely needed. One has to wonder why we have to take the increase that is coming up because the
    Mayor is selling the very lands that would help.

    Friday, November 25, 2016 at 1:24 pm | Permalink
  20. Maria wrote:

    13. How will the trains turn around???

    Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 10:28 am | Permalink
  21. excuse me wrote:

    #20 I think Asbury has a track system for that. If termination there comes to pass eventually, I would think buses would have to be supplied for points south. Taxis will make money.

    Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 10:40 am | Permalink
  22. Just Passing Through wrote:

    #20 the trains do not have to turn around, the locomotive is as one end and the cab car which controls the locomotive is at the other end. They do not turn around in Long Branch just go back and forth.

    Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 11:09 am | Permalink
  23. eugene creamer wrote:

    Belmar is paying Epic a $400K premium due to “Bidder Fatigue” …. looks like “Redeveloper Fatigue” is next…

    Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 8:39 pm | Permalink
  24. Anonymous wrote:

    Designed fatigue is more like it.

    Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 8:48 pm | Permalink

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