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Pay To Play In Action

Four sponsors

of seasonal license extension

took $$ thousands from D’Jais

Owns two of the eight seasonal licenses.

One active and one in pocket.




From Thomas Giblin’s 2017 primary contributions report:


From Patrick Diegnan’s 2017 primary contributions report:


From Raj Mukherji’s 2017 primary contributions report:

mukherji-luddecke-1mukherji-luddecke-2mukherji-luddecke-3(The above is not a mistake. The report shows two $500 donations made the same day.)


Another sponsor is Wayne DeAngelo:


From Wayne DeAngelo’s 2017 primary contributions report:


Total comes to $10,500



  1. Anonymous wrote:

    $$$ INFLUENCE PEDDLING in Belmar with clear Reverse Discrimination.

    Check out the Assembly bill # 1850 sponsor’s homes, there are no Djais pukers, pissers, pugelistic lawn prizefights or drug pushers on the prowl outside their doors! They probably have gun permits as well.

    Tavern Owner’s dilemma. Give $$$ to stop the progress of # 1850?

    Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 8:22 am | Permalink
  2. Guest wrote:

    Great fodder for 101.5 after tomorrows gas tax revolution concludes.

    Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 8:40 am | Permalink
  3. Juice wrote:

    Other towns need to be notified ASAP , anyway we can get a letter campaign started ?

    Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 8:43 am | Permalink
  4. A Voter 2 wrote:

    This is what ethics are. There is no recusing, you abide by the rules or you are removed from office, or indited, end of story.

    Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 10:28 am | Permalink
  5. Anonymous wrote:

    Call the following legislative representative to voice your opposition to A1805:

    O’Scanlon 732-933-1591;
    Handlin 732-383-7820
    Kean & Rible 732-974-0400

    Republicans: 609-847-3500
    Democrats: 609-847-3500

    While you’re at it tell them the GAS TAX HIKE stinks and the cost of your food will in effect skyrocket if any of them vote Yes.

    Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 10:30 am | Permalink
  6. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    What this state needs is a group of honest men and women to oversee the distribution of honest graft. To make sure, once and for all, each and every assemblyman and woman gets their fair share.

    Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 10:48 am | Permalink
  7. Teddy Ehmann wrote:

    There you go again Dave! Another blog article guaranteed to make us miss Belmar and New Jersey.

    Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 11:27 am | Permalink
  8. Brian wrote:

    The donations aside, who cares if licenses are extended? Seasonal licenses are bizarre to begin with, as is the fact the some places are BYOB and some aren’t.

    Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 12:06 pm | Permalink
  9. Dem wrote:

    Wayne DeAngelo has a fundraiser at Dejays Friday.Pay to play lives.

    Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 1:06 pm | Permalink
  10. Jim Bean wrote:

    just my thinking…..

    Mr Brian, to answer your question, here are a quick 10

    1)The year round license holders paid a higher price then the seasonal. It’s unfair to reduce the value of their license only to give a greater value to license holders that happen to make donations to politicians. Buy a year round if you want to server year round. 10th Ave did.

    2)The beach front is not zoned for year round alcohol. D’Jais had a year round but the town exploded when Doherty wanted to change the zoning to year round on the beach front. The state is doing this so no blame can be assigned to the council or mayor.

    3)BYOB are for eateries, not nightclubs. Eateries close at 11:00. Nightclubs close at 2:00 AM

    4)D’Jais has more police calls & police presence than any other bar in Belmar. Extending the season for them won’t reduce this.

    5)The citizens of Belmar should have a say in whether an alcohol establishment is going to open close to them. Same should be said with extending a season. Allow the people affected by the change to have a say.

    6)Do you support Monmouth County changing the amount of liquor licenses in Hudson County Jersey City? Shouldn’t be happening.

    7)D’Jais has been proven to being politically connected and actively manipulating of local elections. These officials vote and act as the alcohol control board of D’Jais’s licenses every year. The reason given for the change (it benefits small businesses) is false. The fox is controlling the hen house by owning politicians. Should not be allowed. (Pay to Play)

    8)For 6 years my quality of life has deteriorated (4th district). This year, especially of Tuesday night, the lack of enforcement at 2 am made for a lot of miserable Wednesday mornings. Allowing more bars to server alcohol longer will not help this problem.

    9)Once a seasonal license is 9 months, next year a bill will come and why not make it year round? If it helps the business by adding 3 months, why not do it again? By state law it is only 1 license for every 3000 people. Why are we trying to add more (almost) year round licenses when we are already over stacked as a town?

    10)The seasonal licenses have been in effect for over 50 years with no problems. Why all of a sudden, since Matt Doherty is mayor, do they have to change?

    Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 2:37 pm | Permalink
  11. Summer Timer wrote:

    #10 That was very nice of you to take the time to explain the state of affairs to #8….. But based on number #8’s question you just waisted your time on a low information voter….

    Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 3:56 pm | Permalink
  12. Resign Matt wrote:

    You have lost the confidence of the people of Belmar.

    Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 7:10 pm | Permalink
  13. Anonymous wrote:

    Time to recall this mayor.

    Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 8:14 pm | Permalink
  14. ALLTRUMPEDUP wrote:

    Perhaps the legislators could lump this Bill in with the Gas Tax Bill, in hopes to get them both passed. I guess politicians are just “generally” inept at all levels. And we complain here in little Belmar? The Peter Principle is alive.

    Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 8:43 pm | Permalink
  15. HMM? wrote:

    How many Seasonal Licenses in any of the counties represented above???

    Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 9:29 pm | Permalink
  16. Anonymous wrote:

    Coast Star: Plaintiffs v Belmar in P2P case were represented by the Pringle. Quinn law firm.

    Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 9:52 pm | Permalink
  17. Guest wrote:

    Classic, Thank You

    Monday, February 6, 2017 at 3:05 pm | Permalink

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