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Now It Can Be told

Now that the election is over some lawsuit expenses can be paid.

From yesterday’s payment of bills list:


Gibbons is handling Loko and the Harmon brothers.


I guess this is connected to the Michael Druz lawsuit.


Susko, DeSanctis and Metra missteps still costing us.  One problem is the mayor just refuses to give up and appeals all the lawsuits he loses.


I think this appeal is on the civil rights violations for the rejected petition against the changes to the conflict of interest laws.



  1. Katrina wrote:

    300,000.00 ( THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND!!!!!!) in leagal fees!!!!!!

    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 8:32 am | Permalink
  2. Guest wrote:

    This is all a waste of OUR money!

    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 8:47 am | Permalink
  3. OLD MAN wrote:

    Oh no pass the aspirins please. Can’t believe it. I knew somebody that was sued –lost– and would spend plenty appealing WASTE OF OUR MONEY

    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 8:57 am | Permalink
  4. madame.snark wrote:

    If these charges are not adequate proof that this mayor must be voted out, I give up the notion of common sense. But hey, he is a master of spending other people’s money and spinning tales of untruth.

    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 10:10 am | Permalink
  5. Eugene Creamer wrote:

    Also, Borough insurance premiums will skyrocket with this drunk at the wheel.

    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 11:30 am | Permalink
  6. Ms.Sarcaatic wrote:

    Money well spent to lose lawsuits that could have been prevented from happening!

    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 12:09 pm | Permalink
  7. A Voter 2 wrote:

    #4 Madame Snark Unfortunately there are lots of voters that like the way things are such as lots or bars. Only when the cheap summer kiddie rentals disappear is there a chance of things changing but i am not optimistic.

    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 2:31 pm | Permalink
  8. Summer Timer wrote:

    #7…. The Cheap Summer Kiddie rentals will never disappear, because the Belmar public school system is not adequate. If Belmar’s school system was in the same league as SL, those cheap summer rentals would be million dollar homes. Belmar’s biggest liability is the school system. If that improves Belmar will attract young families as full time residents, purchasing the vast majority of the rental…

    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 3:33 pm | Permalink
  9. Guest wrote:

    #8 Belmar’s school is better than Avon,so your theory holds no water.

    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 5:06 pm | Permalink
  10. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    #8 – These obsolete skools are our state’s and the nation’s biggest liability. We knead a new concept of edumacashun badly;

    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 5:48 pm | Permalink
  11. OLD MAN wrote:

    #9 Who the hell cares. The end is near. We need to get ready for Armageddon.

    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 5:58 pm | Permalink
  12. Anonymous wrote:

    #8 – used to live in town, but the schools were one reason we moved out…another was that the library – not a big fan that I could check out items from other public libraries.
    Crazy that Belmar is one of the few (if not only) one not to participate in county system. The other was house was to small

    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 6:02 pm | Permalink
  13. Summer Timer wrote:

    #9…. See the link below, Avon ranked #91 and Belmar #457, considering test scores.

    I know this is just a blog, but make a comment that is true. I showed you some data, please show me information, that supports your statement.

    Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 7:25 pm | Permalink
  14. OLD MAN wrote:

    Good job #13

    Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 6:38 am | Permalink
  15. guest wrote:

    Anyone know the status of the lawsuit that was filed by the mothers of the two girls that drowned this past spring? Hopefully that was not settled.

    Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 8:08 am | Permalink
  16. admin wrote:

    They didn’t actually file lawsuits, only notice of intent to sue.

    Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 8:21 am | Permalink
  17. Guest wrote:

    #13 Drop out the ESL kids and then tell me the scores!

    Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 1:35 pm | Permalink
  18. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    #13 – That’s what happens when 2/3+ of the student bodie are Mexicans.

    Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 3:25 pm | Permalink
  19. Summer Timer wrote:

    #17….. You go find the data that eliminate a group of minority children… Furthermore that is a disgraceful comment… You must be some how involved with the FAILED BELMAR SCHOOL SYSTEM… Public school workers and administrators have the best excuses for failure…

    Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 3:32 pm | Permalink
  20. Summer Timer wrote:

    #18… Exactly what does that statement mean??? Because reading between the lines this is what I am hearing.. The Belmar School System is fine and Mexican children are incapable of learning. Please tell me I am wrong with my interpretation of your comment….

    Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 4:19 pm | Permalink
  21. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    #19 – Well, yes, of course I’m involved. I pay my taxes.

    Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 5:01 pm | Permalink
  22. Anonymous wrote:

    Every generation has immigrant children. Look at the Supreme Court of the United States. Their relatives were subjected to discrimination too. Education made the difference. Strong ethics to have your children succeed in a new culture made the parents icons. Often the children were the interpretors for the adults which empowered those children as contributors to their families and communities.

    Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 5:25 pm | Permalink
  23. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    #20 – I just call’em as I see’em. The board and the teachers are conning the public. They know the scoop. But their jobs depend on the continuation of their lies. The point is anymore it’s all about the vendors. They dispense whatever stuff they’re selling to the scools/taxpayers and don’t want anything to change. So if it makes you feel better to think I’m a bad guy and your’e morally better than me, have at it.

    Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 5:35 pm | Permalink
  24. Claire Deicke wrote:

    The enrollment at the Avon School is 174. The enrollment at Belmar school is 597. Student-teacher ratio is about the same…12:1. I taught at the Belmar Elementary School for 22years, and served on the Belmar Board of Ed.for 6 years after my retirement…before landing a seat on the Belmar Council. I have great confidence in our local school, system and am invited as a guest reader from time to time. I get to walk around the building…getting to observe how expertly and professionally instruction is being delivered by our teachers. The state testing initiatives basically drive the curricula, leaving little room, in my opinion, for individual differences .Obviously, children with varying capacities process and learn at different levels of ability. When I taught we used the Stanford Achievement testing program to ascertain academic growth, regression or stagnation. My greatest joy didn’t come from a very bright student who scored off the charts. It came when a student who struggled showed growth in subject areas…maybe not at actual grade level. When I taught 5th grade , I had students who entered my class at the 4th grade level …a year behind . By the end of the year, they’d achieved a 5.5 ( fifth grade/5th grade level of achievement in all academic areas. So test scores that are published tell only part of the story. Let’s not judge our wonderful Belmar School on test scores alone . Many of my students still live in town. Are doing well, have great jobs…even the ones who didn’t score well on state/standardized test.

    Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 6:04 pm | Permalink
  25. OLD MAN wrote:

    #Tom is correct. Can learn if you can’t speak the language. Borders, language , culture………………..

    Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 6:47 pm | Permalink
  26. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    #22 – Excellent point. But those former immigrants went to school, many of them not knowing a word of English and instruction was totally in English and they learned. These Mexican children are taught in Spanish and are failing. They have no future here other than be wards of the state. Some people think they’re doing these Mexican children a favor by taking their side, but I assure everybody, they’re doomed to a life at the bottom rung of the economic ladder here. This is a technological society and if a person isn’t smart enough to understand that technology fully, they are not going to amount to anything. This is just harsh reality.

    Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 7:37 pm | Permalink
  27. Anonymous wrote:

    The children are learning, plain and simple truth. Those that are impaired have great challenges and I hope technologies will level the playing field rather than make it more expansive.

    Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 10:36 pm | Permalink
  28. Claire Deicke wrote:

    Tom-Google “5 Facts About Hispanics and Higher Learning” collected by The Pew research center . This information includes doubt the largest representation of Hispanics in our country. While data show Hispanics are not on the same level in numbers of other student groups attending colleges, they are certainly making progress, heading in the right direction. With technology, instruction could be non-verbal..if a child doesn’t speak English, the technology teacher, or another student can demonstrate skills necessary to use a computer. As tech instruction becomes more involved through the grades, the Spanish speaking students become more proficient in the English language. In my opinion all appears hopeful for our Hispanic students, many of whom are born here , and , by virtue of this , are U.S. Citizens. Not trying to disprove your ideas…just stating what seems to be factual .

    Thursday, December 7, 2017 at 11:14 pm | Permalink
  29. OLD MAN wrote:

    Thank God we have Claire to correct everything

    Friday, December 8, 2017 at 5:22 am | Permalink
  30. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    Good morning Claire – A few things. As I said in another post, the immigrant predecessors of these Mexican children were thrown into classes without knowing a word of English and did well. There were no special classes for them – it was sink or swim. Classes conducted in a foreign language are an indication the “students” are not up to par. As anyone can see they’re done with school at an early age. Also, as another poster says, the scores tell the tale. BES is way down the list on the state scores. not that I values test scores all that much. In my own case, I did very badly all the way through school. But it was a different world then. The work these children’s parents are doing now is on the way out and they will not be able to be of any value here. Their best bet is Mexico. It does them no favor to advocate for them to remain here. They have zero chance. Those immigrants of 1880-1920 were needed and their children had a future and an ability to be come Americans as we’ve seen. These children have no chance.

    Friday, December 8, 2017 at 6:18 am | Permalink
  31. Claire Deicke wrote:

    Tom-I didn’t know that the Hispanic students are being taught in Spanish…makes no sense…should be English immersion…Old Man-always happy to set the record straight..speaking of languages, your sarcasm is much appreciated !!

    Friday, December 8, 2017 at 10:15 am | Permalink
  32. Summer Timer wrote:

    29, 30 & 31…. The bottom line is Belmar test scores are low and the school administration needs to be accountable. All the administrators and teachers receive a salary and benefits to provide a service. Get the job done, there are no excuses. The only way to truly change the town is making it a year round family community and it starts with improving the school system. If not just change the name of the town to BARMAR as someone on this blog has suggested.

    Friday, December 8, 2017 at 12:07 pm | Permalink
  33. OLD MAN wrote:

    #32 It’s over. Throw your money onto bitcoin and pray.

    Friday, December 8, 2017 at 3:41 pm | Permalink
  34. Anonymous wrote:

    Watch what could happen to the schh8 system by viewing the WORE. Those kids don’t have a chance. Crime rules.

    Friday, December 8, 2017 at 3:51 pm | Permalink
  35. Eugene Creamer wrote:

    the children will become products of their environment …. now, the arcade across the street from school is the environment …. parents can park their kids in the arcade (pay by the hour) and go-about their busy way…

    Friday, December 8, 2017 at 10:43 pm | Permalink
  36. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    #35 – I didn’t know people put their children in the arcade and walked away and paid by the hour. Well, in a way that is educating them for the life they will lead.

    Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 6:58 am | Permalink

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