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Matt And Mag Buy, Demolish House Across The Street

At least they got a permit.


House on the right is the Dohertys’.  The one on the left, now also the Dohertys’, is gone.

Deed here.

No word yet on what they are planning to put there.


  1. Guest wrote:

    I wish they were moving further away than that.

    Friday, July 3, 2020 at 12:09 pm | Permalink
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    Why should this concern us? Who cares?

    Friday, July 3, 2020 at 2:51 pm | Permalink
  3. Average Joe wrote:

    #2. Because it takes a way above average income to do a knock down and rebuild.

    Friday, July 3, 2020 at 5:25 pm | Permalink
  4. Anonymous wrote:

    3-So what? Has nothing to do with any of us. They own the property. The Dohertys can do what they choose. It seems to me the thinking on this blog is…Let’s continue to keep Matt and his family in the limelight so we can continue to criticize them and butt into their business. Let’s keep stirring the pot about the Doherty family. This information about the house is encouraging negative comments. Comments 1 and 3 are negative remarks. I’m sure there will be more to come..focusing on such a practice is hurtful, regardless of who is in the center f it. And 3, both Matt and Maggie have good incomes. Who tells you how to spend your money, #3?

    Friday, July 3, 2020 at 7:41 pm | Permalink
  5. Fatt Matt wrote:

    Yes, they have good incomes on the heels of the taxpayers. I would bet fat Matt hasn’t worked in months due to corona virus, not that he ever worked a day in his life. He is a loser who only survives because of his wife’s connections.

    Friday, July 3, 2020 at 11:02 pm | Permalink
  6. Belle wrote:

    #4 Who tells you how to spend your money? Matt does, He shoved Millions of dollars of debt down our throats thereby forcing us to pay higher taxes. I think the people on this blog don’t appreciate that and would like to see him move farther away than across the street. I feel my taxes are hurtful to my bank account!

    Friday, July 3, 2020 at 11:19 pm | Permalink
  7. Average Joe wrote:

    #4 Getting an above average number of people agreeing with me. Gee I’m so sorry it’s hurtful. He was an above average bad mayor. You need to buy the house then finance the tearing down and rebuild. Takes a way above average income to support that effort. I’m on welfare and have zero extra money.

    Saturday, July 4, 2020 at 6:20 am | Permalink
  8. Anonymous wrote:

    Another reason why people with loads of money shouldn’t be allowed into politics.800k for a knock down. They are not in touch with us peons that actually hurt when our property taxes go up. look at Murphy. Useless. Out of touch.

    Saturday, July 4, 2020 at 6:43 am | Permalink
  9. I Don’t Get It wrote:

    I don’t know the Doherty’s. They are neither friends or foes. I know that he was mayor. Why are his doings of interest or any of our business? And you published the deed? Isn’t that a bit much? I don’t get it. Everyone, get a life, and worry about how you spend your money. What are you trying to prove? I agree with # 4. People who don’t like Doherty now have a way of expressing their feelings. Keeping it going is like a get-even tactic, for whatever reason. #1 comment broke the ice. Administrator, you don’t live in Belmar, right? What is the point?

    Saturday, July 4, 2020 at 12:14 pm | Permalink
  10. Anonymous wrote:

    #9 and #4 agreed. This seems a little ridiculous to be put up. As for some of the other comments, same old haters on everything, but the truth is taxes in belmar didn’t go up in eight years at some point they were going to increase, but you had many years without an increase. Most people coming in to belmar are buying and building single family homes, and most lots are expensive and people who have the ability to buy and build only help our community, the boroughs tax rateables increase due to new construction and the increased value. That will help your community and the borough not hurt it.

    Saturday, July 4, 2020 at 1:59 pm | Permalink
  11. Anonymous wrote:

    Just as predicted. Lots of hate.

    Saturday, July 4, 2020 at 2:47 pm | Permalink
  12. Anonymous wrote:

    #10: Hi Matt!

    Saturday, July 4, 2020 at 3:25 pm | Permalink
  13. Anonymous wrote:

    #10 eat your own words.

    Saturday, July 4, 2020 at 4:45 pm | Permalink
  14. Anonymous wrote:

    12-Not so. # 10 is not Matt.

    Saturday, July 4, 2020 at 4:48 pm | Permalink
  15. Anonymous wrote:

    This is what I know about the sale Matt approaches Mrs Collins to buy house for his mother in-law she asks you are not going to tear it down are you he says no we love it just the way it is so she agrees to sell it to him now Mrs. Collins is devastated, yes Matt as owner has every right to do what he wants to the house he is the rightful owner and there was no written agreement to not tear it down but as you read this you are not shocked at all because that is the type of person Matt is “it is and always will be about Matt” the end true story.

    Saturday, July 4, 2020 at 6:31 pm | Permalink
  16. Anonymous wrote:

    What nonsense to continue about Matt’s property. Small-minded people who care about his life. Finding his deed? Really? Whether you like him or not. This is ridiculous.

    Saturday, July 4, 2020 at 7:09 pm | Permalink
  17. Guest wrote:

    Opportunist taking advantage of a recent widow. Once a bum, always a bum.

    Saturday, July 4, 2020 at 7:15 pm | Permalink
  18. ms.perspicacity wrote:

    Matt’s word is as good as gold, if you invest in pyrite.

    Saturday, July 4, 2020 at 10:33 pm | Permalink
  19. Eugene R Creamer wrote:

    419 Fourth Avenue is private parking for 115 Inlet Terrace.

    Belmar parking demand exceeds available spaces when the Sun shines

    Saturday, July 4, 2020 at 11:17 pm | Permalink
  20. Anonymous wrote:

    The flood gates of hate are wide open. Just as predicted. All because dislike for Doherty needs to be perpetuated in the minds of some people. Why? For what purpose? What satisfaction can be gained by doing this?

    Sunday, July 5, 2020 at 12:30 am | Permalink
  21. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    #20 – Agreed, the guy was a bad mayor but he’s out and now we’ve got another bunch of misfits in office just a bad as him. So let’s all just concentrate on the current misfits.

    Sunday, July 5, 2020 at 8:33 am | Permalink
  22. elemental wrote:

    Emotional cleansing? The people don’t forget how the town was duped and ravaged by an elected official. Divine we are not, memories are long.

    Sunday, July 5, 2020 at 8:43 am | Permalink
  23. Anonymous wrote:

    22-So you have a long memory about Matt. What on earth does that have to do with his properties, and what he does with them? So we have to be negative about his life, and what he does? Sounds dumb and childish. Your mind is saying….let’s continue to keep an eye on him, find fault with whatever he does, and criticize him. What a bunch of immature nonsense!

    Sunday, July 5, 2020 at 11:11 am | Permalink
  24. Anonymous wrote:

    Emotional cleansing as an explanation for commenting on Doherty ‘s properties (22)? Now I’ve heard everything. How ridiculous! Bringing divinity into it? The hidden message is let’s continue to spew venom ; it’s vengeful. Grow up! I’m guessing your teenage years are long gone, 22.

    Sunday, July 5, 2020 at 4:14 pm | Permalink
  25. elemental wrote:

    Only the divine forgives and forgets. Forgetting about the character of a malfeasant is unwise. You may embrace and forgive the former mayor – I will keep a wary eye on him. I am glad he is not my neighbor.

    Sunday, July 5, 2020 at 10:57 pm | Permalink
  26. Anonymous wrote:

    22-Move on. You’re stuck.

    Sunday, July 5, 2020 at 11:20 pm | Permalink
  27. Average Joe wrote:

    #26. You must admit he has an above average amount of cash to finance this project. He was a way above average lousy Mayor.

    Monday, July 6, 2020 at 8:07 am | Permalink
  28. #25 – Agree – we need to keep a wary eye on his actions within this town. There is a history of some things not being on the up and up – and we are still paying for it. Why should we forget that?

    Monday, July 6, 2020 at 9:11 am | Permalink
  29. Anonymous wrote:

    28-Find new interests, get a hobby, read War and Peace. We have to keep an eye on him?? Maybe detective work is your speed. How would what Doherty does with his property impact your life? I’m still laughing at “We have to keep a wary eye on him.” He’s not in the public eye anymore! There are strict rules and regulations about razing and building here in Jersey. This whole “conspiracy theory” has me in convulsive laughter! (Oh, by the way, let’s make sure Matt parks his car in the lines.) watch a Colombo movie , or a Perry Mason movie for some hints.And your innuendos about him are way out of line.

    Monday, July 6, 2020 at 9:58 am | Permalink
  30. elemental wrote:

    #28 Thank you. Those who defend the former mayor and those who think he was less than swell shall always be opposed. Let’s see how many and what kind of variances he applies for. It would be just dandy if he were building a house for his mother-in-law, but from that guy I have learned to expect the worst.

    Monday, July 6, 2020 at 10:13 am | Permalink
  31. Anonymous wrote:

    30-So wrong.

    Monday, July 6, 2020 at 11:59 am | Permalink
  32. Anonymous wrote:

    30-LET’s be sure to check on how many variances Matt needs. Are you for real? Why would that be any of your concern? This isn’t specifically municipal business. What could possibly be the worst? That he doesn’t plant grass seed on the property? Oh, let’s keep a “wary” eye out for wrong doings. From here on out, get a life that doesn’t revolve around Doherty’s personal business. If he paints his house chartreuse, and piles dog poop in his yard, then maybe you have just cause to be concerned.

    Monday, July 6, 2020 at 1:15 pm | Permalink
  33. pavlov's perro wrote:

    Just cause it is interesting and engaging (although pointless) to participate in this thread, decisions about any anomalies on this property will be handled by that independent minded group, the zoning board. I suppose Judas had his coterie of believers.

    Monday, July 6, 2020 at 2:29 pm | Permalink
  34. Anonymous wrote:

    #30- if he already has a permit to build then he has submitted and doesnt need a variance because its to code. If you arent asking for variance relief you do not need to go to the board. But you wouldn’t get a building permit to build something if you needed variance relief. I do not even know why I am engaging in this nonsense because half of you only want to complain and you dont listen to facts you make up your own. This thread and topic certainly falls under “trying to find and create a problem where none is”. very disappointed in the blog for this type of thing, usually even if I disagree I can respect the topic, this is really really out of line.

    Monday, July 6, 2020 at 4:04 pm | Permalink
  35. Wizard of OZ wrote:

    I’m sure the comments from the keyboard warriors would be much different or even non existent if people were required to use their actual full name to comment.

    Monday, July 6, 2020 at 5:07 pm | Permalink
  36. Anonymous wrote:

    34-Agree-no need to worry about what Matt Doherty does.

    Monday, July 6, 2020 at 5:41 pm | Permalink
  37. Guest wrote:

    #29 – Oh sorry, we all must have forgotten how he always followed “strict rules and regulations”. Yeah, right.

    Monday, July 6, 2020 at 5:51 pm | Permalink
  38. Anonymous wrote:

    34-What’s out of line is unnecessary interest in someone’s personal affairs. In this case concern about what a person is doing with his property.

    Monday, July 6, 2020 at 5:54 pm | Permalink
  39. Anonymous wrote:

    34-Everyone has the right to post what they choose to post. Has nothing to do with whether you approve or disapprove. Disappointed that you want to stifle other commenters.

    Monday, July 6, 2020 at 6:36 pm | Permalink
  40. elemental wrote:

    I still do not trust the guy. So he will play it straight for a change? Knowing him, he don’t need no stinkin’ permit to do what he may want, permit on record be damned. But with all the change happening in the world now, who knows, a leopard may change its spots. I will now move on.

    Monday, July 6, 2020 at 7:24 pm | Permalink
  41. Anonymous wrote:

    How about picking up his own check at Anchor?

    Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at 5:12 pm | Permalink

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