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Promo Vid Makes Me Want To Come Back

Not really.

It is nicely done though.



Funny how the only Belmar public officials shown in the video happen to be the two Republican Councilmen running for re-election. And except for a “Welcome to Belmar” from a badge checker, Jim McCracken is the only person in the video who speaks. He is also the only person in the video who is identified.

BTW, McCracken and Carvelli also happen to be the two Councilmen that are very very proactive on the issue of pedestrian safety.


  1. Anonymous wrote:

    Doherty all over again-what a joke. I guess we’ll be hearing codes red/blue/green/purple etc. from these 2 guys too.

    Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 9:34 am | Permalink
  2. Guest wrote:

    #1 – BINGO!

    Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 11:44 am | Permalink
  3. Missy Manley wrote:

    McCracken/Carvelli using pedestrian safety to promote your campaign makes me sick. Why haven’t you had a roundtable discussion with the seniors at 710 8th Ave ? Listen to their concerns and suggestions to improve safety at the crosswalk? Jim Bean has done this and more!
    Why is it okay to install concrete barricades in the middle of 8th Ave ( a state road!) from Main Street to rr during Seafood Festival yet not okay
    to install same barricades along both sides of the easement on 8th Ave. Make this area one lane…it will slow down traffic and improve safety for pedestrians using the crosswalk. Get permission from the state. Give this a try! Be proactive!

    Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 11:53 am | Permalink
  4. OLD MAN wrote:

    Vote for Jim Bean

    Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 12:37 pm | Permalink
  5. Anonymous wrote:

    Still waiting for McCracken’s answers to his 27 budget questions. Guess he thinks people forgot.

    Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 1:13 pm | Permalink
  6. Anonymous wrote:

    where is everybody?

    Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 2:19 pm | Permalink
  7. A Dem’s Advice wrote:

    This is clearly a campaign video. Was it paid for by the taxpayers under the guise that it is simply a tourism ad? This is exactly the kind of crap that Doherty and the merry misfits used to pull.
    Guys (McKracken & Carvelli), if you read this blog, please do not do this stuff. This is exactly the kind of ham handed nonsense we had to deal with for the last 8 years. It will also lead to a defeat at the polls. The voters of this town have had years or slick production pieces and tax payer funded propaganda from the last administration and we can spot it a mile away. You are making a HUGE mistake by trying to use these tactics. You also run the risk of backlash from the business owners that, I’m sure, never agreed to appear in a campaign video.
    This next election is yours to loose. You do not need this. Matt and Jen and Brian and Tom have ensured a republican path to victory for the next two or three election cycles. All you need to do is good old fashioned retail politics. Knock on doors, meet people, show that you are serious about cutting the budget to pay for the last administrations lies and misdeeds. The democratic candidates have the Doherty albatross around their necks and cannot win unless you two keep practicing the slimy and financially dubious bull feces that did HIM in.
    Please listen to this advice.

    Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 3:30 pm | Permalink
  8. Guest wrote:

    7 – Excellent points all around, but like on the dais, they simply don’t listen.

    Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 3:55 pm | Permalink
  9. Anonymous wrote:

    Realistically speaking all we ever hear from other political candidates is how bad the borough is since Dirty left the helm, LOL.

    Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 4:30 pm | Permalink
  10. Anonymous wrote:

    9- do you mean all we’ve been hearing is taxes need to go up because of Doherty but there have been no budget cuts ??? I hear ya.

    Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 5:31 pm | Permalink
  11. admin wrote:

    I just got a reverse-911 call from Tom Carvelli about the storm.

    Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 6:47 pm | Permalink
  12. Anonymous wrote:

    #10- Ditto- Vote for Jim Bean. He WILL keep an eye on money.

    Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 7:10 pm | Permalink
  13. Noreen Dean wrote:

    Can’t win for losing any election.
    We survived Doherty and we are making strides in the right direction with the current Administration. Best Professional Business Plans require 5 years at the very least. Tactical Dispositions are needed and I choose to do what’s best, in my mind, for Belmar.

    Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 7:29 pm | Permalink
  14. OLD MAN wrote:

    I m afraid to walk past “Flames”. The sidewalk has shrunk. Not enough room for a old man walking with a large cane. If I have to walk on the street and get hit by a car? I’ll be pissed

    Friday, September 6, 2019 at 4:43 am | Permalink
  15. Jim Bean wrote:

    Noreen, I believe sometimes we get the party confused with the ideology. Financial decisions had to be made to fix past problems but the letter behind a person’s name seems to be the determination of what is acceptable or not. If McGovern put forth a 21% tax increase with an 8.5% spending increase (APP’s numbers not mine) you and I would be outraged.

    Come Nov, there will be a candidate that stood with and for the Belmar Republican party and its ideal for over 10 years on the ballot. If you don’t believe another tax increase will be coming next year, I disagree with you. I was the one that told everybody how bad it was and vote against the budgets (Mayor Walsifer vote yes on them). I’m telling you more has to be done, because more problems are coming. Who do you want voting on the next tax increase? Someone who always fought for the people’s interest or someone who voted to increase taxes and borough spending?

    If supporting Republican candidates that supported Doherty, supported the pavilion scam and then voted for a 21% tax increase while starting to behave like past elected officials is your cup of tea, go for it.

    I’m the only candidate running that didn’t contribute to this mess.

    Friday, September 6, 2019 at 8:22 am | Permalink
  16. eugene creamer wrote:

    the voice prompt at the end of the Code Red message – “press any key to repeat” – is a former mayor’s recording.

    my phone broke when I threw it at the floor

    Friday, September 6, 2019 at 9:04 am | Permalink
  17. OLD MAN wrote:

    #15 You make plenty of sense. Thanks

    Friday, September 6, 2019 at 9:15 am | Permalink
  18. buddy wrote:

    flames sidewalk is insane! why is it so small??????????

    i almost got ran over by a biker and you can barely walk by

    Friday, September 6, 2019 at 10:06 am | Permalink
  19. Anonymous wrote:

    #15, Jim Bean. Thank you for stating the facts and your position on specific topics. You now have my vote.

    Friday, September 6, 2019 at 10:36 am | Permalink
  20. Guest wrote:

    18 – Because the Mayor and Council hid behind an existing, and flawed, ordinance and did not step in and say NO to the construction of the “awning” which protrudes and obstructs the sidewalk. By the way, the “awning” looks more like a “structure” and should have required zoning board approval before it was approved by the zoning and construction official. THEY JUST DON’T LISTEN!

    Friday, September 6, 2019 at 10:46 am | Permalink
  21. Guest wrote:

    15 – Can’t argue with your points made their. Walsifer was a bobblehead during all of the past budget votes.

    Friday, September 6, 2019 at 10:47 am | Permalink
  22. Anonymous wrote:

    I’m really not one to bitch but that awning thing at Flames is BS. It’s now a single file sidewalk. Terrible job by the Mayor and Council. And if it was ok because Doherty changed the ordinance then the stupidity should have been changed by the new administration.

    Friday, September 6, 2019 at 3:46 pm | Permalink
  23. Guest wrote:

    #22 .. They just are not listening.

    Friday, September 6, 2019 at 4:03 pm | Permalink
  24. Noreen Dean wrote:

    Rome my friends was not built in one day, nor will rebuilding Belmar’s credit standing or our futures take less than one (1) year. History has shown that internecine strife is nothing but destructive to humanity. Anyone who really knows me knows that I would do anything to help my fellow man regardless of their circumstance in life. I do not walk in lock step with any person, place or thing, never have and never will. I also abhor people who get their grins by denigrating people or listening to smart mouthed people spewing nonsense.

    Friday, September 6, 2019 at 8:51 pm | Permalink
  25. Taylor wrote:

    Who in the hell approved that Flames structure built on the sidewalk? The mayor, code enforcement, BA? I know the mayor hangs out there but that thing needs to come down! You couldnt get a double stroller through there. Mayor, election time is 2 months away. Fix this now.

    Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 7:31 am | Permalink
  26. Anonymous wrote:

    #25, no way Walsifer listens to you, They’re his friends. Would love to hear what the people running for office think about that structure. I personally think it’s crap and should come down.

    Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 8:30 am | Permalink
  27. Anonymous wrote:

    I vote for David Ivins

    Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 11:58 am | Permalink
  28. Guest wrote:

    I am sure our taxpayer-funded multimedia guru will be out in full force this weekend supporting the mayor and council election year.

    Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

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