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  1. Anonymous wrote:

    Ugh!

    Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 7:43 am | Permalink
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    Yeah!

    Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 11:30 am | Permalink
  3. Anonymous wrote:

    Yeah! Brennan is a good man.

    Saturday, November 21, 2020 at 1:32 pm | Permalink
  4. AVERAGE JOE wrote:

    #2 AND 3 Both above average dumb statements.

    Monday, November 23, 2020 at 7:49 am | Permalink
  5. Anonymous wrote:

    I am so happy that Brennan won the election!

    Monday, November 23, 2020 at 11:15 am | Permalink
  6. AVERAGE JOE wrote:

    #5 Another above average dumb statement

    Monday, November 23, 2020 at 12:04 pm | Permalink
  7. Anonymous wrote:

    I thought we all did the research and were voting for Gerry?! I guess we should have voted for the “nice lady” instead of Gerry…

    Monday, November 23, 2020 at 4:50 pm | Permalink
  8. Anonymous wrote:

    So glad Tom Brennan won!

    Monday, November 23, 2020 at 9:52 pm | Permalink
  9. Anonymous wrote:

    #8- Really??? You must be the next one up for another 83k do nothing job with the town, or perhaps you live next to the mayor on Ocean Ave. and could care less if you taxes went up another few thousand dollars. Unfortunately I live on the other side of the tracks and can’t. Enjoy the town services I pay for over there.

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 2:40 pm | Permalink
  10. Anonymous wrote:

    9-Wrong-Wrong-Wrong-I don’t work for the borough and live in the south section of the borough-no money here. Tom Brennan is good for the town. My opinion. No need for wise cracks and sarcasm. Self_pity is most unbecoming. Boo hoo.

    Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 6:11 pm | Permalink
  11. AVERAGE JOE wrote:

    #10 The guy is a below average intelligent person

    Thursday, November 26, 2020 at 5:22 am | Permalink
  12. Anonymous wrote:

    11-Not so. How you ever spoken with Tom? Listening to his broad knowledge of the environment? His knowledge of government? His musical background?

    Thursday, November 26, 2020 at 2:00 pm | Permalink
  13. Anonymous wrote:

    #12- Sarcastic I hope????

    Thursday, November 26, 2020 at 9:30 pm | Permalink
  14. AVERAGE JOE wrote:

    #11 He’s a typical below average politician.

    Friday, November 27, 2020 at 4:15 am | Permalink
  15. Anonymous wrote:

    Brennan is the best for Belmar!

    Friday, November 27, 2020 at 4:29 pm | Permalink
  16. AVERAGE JOE wrote:

    # Best for doing what? He is in fact a way below average intelligent person.

    Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 6:06 am | Permalink
  17. Anonymous wrote:

    16-Brennan brought awareness of environmental protection to Belmar-and has developed many projects along these lines. Also, he has investigated ways of increasing revenue for our community-and ways of cutting spending Over the years Tom has been involved with the arts and tourism councils. He encourages programs for the young and senior residents alike. Tom Brennan has done a great deal for our community .

    Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 3:25 pm | Permalink
  18. AVERAGE JOE wrote:

    #17 What the heck are you smoking? It must have way above average potency. The man is just dumb. He’s a has been. Has been doing nothing for Belmar

    Saturday, November 28, 2020 at 6:04 pm | Permalink
  19. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    Gentlemen, The focus shouldn’t just be on one “candidate.” They were/are all unfit, not to mention the two sh*tbirds who ran for POTUS.
    ——————————————
    Remember, Mark Twain’s quote – “If voting mattered, they wouldn’t let us do it.”
    —————————————-
    DON’T VOTE

    Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 6:45 am | Permalink
  20. AVERAGE JOE wrote:

    #19 Are you recommending getting an above average dictator ?

    Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 7:51 am | Permalink
  21. Anonymous wrote:

    18-Not so. Read # 17 again. All that is written about Brennan is true. No denying it. I don’t smoke weed. You can thank Tom for the environmental improvements along the beachfront and elsewhere in town.

    Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 11:25 am | Permalink
  22. AVERAGE JOE wrote:

    #21 Yup. It was Tom and Tom alone. Another above average dumb statement

    Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 1:08 pm | Permalink
  23. Anonymous wrote:

    22-Basically yes-Tom initiated the environment projects-DPW staff , of course , assisted. Nothing dumb about it. You are grasping at straws at this point. In the near future I will enumerate the projects spearheaded by Councilman Brennan.

    Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 3:24 pm | Permalink
  24. Anonymous wrote:

    Tom Brennan:
    Sponsored the following environmental projects:
    Native plants
    Dunes at beachfront
    Ban on styrofoam
    Addresses flooding issues
    Harbor projects
    Environmental Commission Mber.
    Concern for use of plastics
    Beach projects and upkeep

    Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 3:59 pm | Permalink
  25. AVERAGE JOE wrote:

    #24 All above average BS. Did he save any taxpayer money? Ban on Styrofoam? That’s terrific.

    Monday, November 30, 2020 at 4:07 am | Permalink
  26. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    #20 – Well, the Romans were lucky enough to get Augustus Caesar for 35+ years. Don’t you think such a man could help us. But then of course, with our luck, we’d probably start out with a Nero or Caligula.

    Monday, November 30, 2020 at 6:09 am | Permalink
  27. Anonymous wrote:

    #24- Wow. You are truly bamboozled. Native plants? Yep, why would anyone want to plant a non-native weed or species? Look up the term native. Makes sense. Duh. Styrofoam and plastics? Try making a car or baby toy without them. Waste of time. Dunes? Oh, so he’s the idiot that spends loads of money pushing sand around in the off season in violation of NJDOP standards. Harbor projects? Yep, I bet he voted for the Marina Grill deal of a life time land/concessions give-away. Why not a town wide effort to stop peeing in the ocean? Does he not buy “made in China” items from a country that is destroying the world with pollutants? If you really want to get a true picture of his motives, go speak with ANY of his former co-workers at BES and see what they all think of him. Gotcha. And as Joe said, what has he done to spend less of our tax money? Did he just waste 83k this year and next year and the year after on a do nothing job?

    Monday, November 30, 2020 at 8:11 am | Permalink
  28. Anonymous wrote:

    #24 must be one of the 40% of town voters who want him in office. 60% voted him out.

    Monday, November 30, 2020 at 8:14 am | Permalink
  29. Anonymous wrote:

    25-You just won’t accept the fact that Brennan is good for Belmar. Others realize it. That’s why he was re-elected. Residents support him.
    26-Yeah for the Romans!

    Monday, November 30, 2020 at 8:26 am | Permalink
  30. Anonymous wrote:

    Tom is a fine person. So glad he’ll continue to represent us!

    Monday, November 30, 2020 at 8:40 am | Permalink
  31. AVERAGE JOE wrote:

    #27 & 28 Wow we have some above average intelligent out there besides me.

    Monday, November 30, 2020 at 9:13 am | Permalink
  32. AVERAGE JOE wrote:

    #29 Remember more people voted against him than for him. That in itself means he isn’t wanted. So Belmar is stuck with him for a few more below average years.

    Monday, November 30, 2020 at 11:30 am | Permalink
  33. Anonymous wrote:

    So glad Tom Brennan was re-elected.

    Monday, November 30, 2020 at 4:47 pm | Permalink
  34. AVERAGE JOE wrote:

    #33 You must be a below average intelligent person. Or maybe you hate the Belmar residents?

    Monday, November 30, 2020 at 9:07 pm | Permalink
  35. Anonymous wrote:

    I love Belmar residents-and others do too. That’s why we voted for Tom Brennan; a great choice for Our Town!

    Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 10:35 am | Permalink
  36. More of the same wrote:

    Tom is not a ‘fine person’. He is often mean and dismissive. He was complicit in the crimes of Doherty admin and now pretends that he was always vigilant against corruption. It’s nonsense and revisionist. He won due to name recognition, the considerable resources of the belmar DNC, and the fact that the rest of the votes were split. If it was a two person race (either just Kinney or just Jerry), Tom would have lost. Pretending Tom cares one wiff about this town is insulting to this town. Tom likes the attention and the tiny spotlight afforded to those that sit upon the Dias. That’s all.

    Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 11:26 am | Permalink
  37. Anonymous wrote:

    Tom ran because he cares about Belmar. I’ve known him for a very long time-not once have I ever seen Tom display meanness . Residents recognize his dedication to Belmar-that’s why he won.

    Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 2:48 pm | Permalink
  38. Anonymous wrote:

    36-Totally disagree. What an interesting analysis of the election! You really think DNC was involved in a small-town Belmar election? Tom won because residents have faith in his leadership.

    Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 4:00 pm | Permalink
  39. AVERAGE JOE wrote:

    #38 Tom won because opposition votes were split. That you fool is an above average answer from just an average joe

    Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 4:55 pm | Permalink
  40. Anonymous wrote:

    It’s from what I hear people say. They voted for Tom because they believe in him.

    Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 9:01 pm | Permalink
  41. Anonymous wrote:

    We’re fortunate to have Tom Brennan continue to represent the people of Belmar.

    Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 11:20 pm | Permalink
  42. AVERAGE JOE wrote:

    #40 AND #41 No we aren’t. Did you listen to his above average dumb statements the other night.?

    Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 4:12 am | Permalink
  43. More/same wrote:

    #37 he is mean. He’s an angry man who has learned to plaster on a fake smile to get votes and fool people. I’ve also known him for a very long time. I’ve seen the way he treats people. Plus he’s an intellectual lightweight.
    #38 it’s an accurate analysis of the election. And I’m certain you don’t really think I meant the National Democratic Committee, right? I’m talking the Belmar dem machine. Funded in part by Maggie Moran. And please don’t tell me they have nothing to do with organizing and funding Tom’s campaign. That would be insulting to both of us. Tom won because the republicans essentially ran two separate candidates and he still barely eked out a win. It’s like the last election when he literally won by two votes to a guy no one knows.

    Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 7:52 am | Permalink
  44. Anonymous wrote:

    Tom is not a mean person. A good guy, and a town leader. No Dem machine in Belmar -just politics as usual.

    Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 11:34 am | Permalink
  45. M/S wrote:

    #44 sorry my friend. Maggie and Matt fund the belmar Democrats. It is a disproportionate political machine for this small town. If you are unaware of that fact, then you haven’t lived here very long.
    As for Tom being a good guy? You are entitled to your opinion and I to mine. He’s was a tyrant in the classroom and he’s just an empty, well not suit because he only wears black clothes for some reason but you get the idea, on the council. That’s my opinion and it’s based on years of seeing him in action.

    Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 3:32 pm | Permalink
  46. Anonymous wrote:

    43-Your information is way off.

    Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 4:07 pm | Permalink
  47. MS wrote:

    #46 well if your talking about what my opinion is about Tom. I’ll repeat, it’s my opinion. I’ve known him for over a decade. The guys is arrogant and ignorant. Bad combo.
    If you’re talking about the fact that the belmar dems are heavily funded by the Maggie Moran political machine then I don’t know what to tell you. It isn’t ‘information’, it’s a fact.
    So one is an opinion and the other is a fact. Not sure what you mean by information being way off. Maybe read? Or live in town for more than 10 minutes? Or spend 5 minutes w Brennan? You’ll figure it out.

    Wednesday, December 2, 2020 at 9:38 pm | Permalink
  48. Anonymous wrote:

    There is no connection with Matt Doherty’s wife . She hasn’t been involved. That is a FACT.

    Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 1:30 am | Permalink
  49. Tom Dilberger wrote:

    What’s all the arguing about? Sure the guy’s a p*ssant. But he’s going to sit up there with all the other misfits anyway – faughettaboudit.

    Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 6:47 am | Permalink
  50. MS wrote:

    #48 wow ok. Well… Welcome to Belmar! Thank you for coming to town. Please enjoy the beautiful beach and take a walk along the promenade at the marina. We have some fine restaurants, terrific diners, and of course our famous bars. While you’re settling in, take a moment and maybe read a newspaper or glance at some of the many public documents that have been published on this very blog. It lays out pretty clearly what Matt and Maggie have done to this little town. Enjoy! And again, thank you for making Belmar your new home.

    Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 7:07 am | Permalink
  51. Anonymous wrote:

    50-I’m Not a new resident. I’ve lived here for 60 plus years. The Doherty’s are no longer involved in town business, or town politics. I’m on the inside. You are assuming-and you know what it’s said about the word assume. The Doherty family is undergoing change. Politics is not a priority for them. In fact, I was involved with the Democrats when Doherty was Mayor. There was never any interference from Maggie-in fact, she was questioned about her lack of involvement by the media. She never came to any Democrats meetings, never sent any ideas. She was heavily involved with New York and New Jersey campaigns on a scale much grander than Belmar. You sound like an authority about Belmar politics. But you are grossly misinformed. And Maggie wasn’t working behind the scenes. I was there-you weren’t.

    Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 12:23 pm | Permalink
  52. Anonymous wrote:

    50-Your sarcastic tone leaves much to be desired. It’s neither clever or humorous. In fact it’s dull and boring.

    Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 12:25 pm | Permalink
  53. Anonymous wrote:

    50-Lots Of guesswork, assumptions, and inaccuracies with your comments.

    Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 3:16 pm | Permalink
  54. Anonymous wrote:

    50-Please specify your claims . Belmar couldn’t be better. I’ve lived here a long time also. Both the former and present administrations have done fine jobs in town government. I’m not here 60 years as the previous commenter, but living here long enough. “What they did to this town? “. High drama.

    Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 4:44 pm | Permalink
  55. Anonymous wrote:

    No one was kinder to the handicapped groups than Mayor Doherty. He supported the various activities of these organizations, and allowed the young people to utilize our various facilities at no cost, for dances and get-togethers. He often stopped by to say Hi, which was much appreciated by put handicapped individuals and their families.

    Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 5:11 pm | Permalink
  56. Anonymous wrote:

    During and after Hurricane Sandy, Mayor Doherty never went home for over two weeks. He lived and slept at borough hall-always available to residents who were in need of assistance. He helped residents by cleaning up their properties, and found shelter for those who were displaced. You might say, well-he was Mayor-that was his job. But other town officials in the vicinity were at a loss, and asked for his guidance. Mayor Doherty did everything in his power to bring Belmar back during that challenging time. Our beachfront was the only one open that summer-right after Sandy. He also made sure our senior residents were OK-checking on them constantly. That’s his legacy . That’s what he “left the town with.” As a senior(aged) resident, I was most grateful for his actions and dedication during and after Hurricane Sandy. He made sure his staff and police were in call during that timeframe.

    Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 5:42 pm | Permalink
  57. Anonymous wrote:

    You have o idea what you’re talking about, 50.

    Thursday, December 3, 2020 at 6:49 pm | Permalink
  58. MS wrote:

    I’m going to assume (yes, that word) that 51-57 are all the same person. Only because there is no possible way that many people are ALL suffering from the same delusion. However, I will address each.
    #51- your reading comprehension needs some work. Maggie’s money and connections are involved with belmar politics. I never said she ‘interfered’ or that she went to the meetings. She herself was/is very cautious about public perception. She is a master at it. It’s how she makes her money. You know that. The belmar dems, when Matt was our mad king, were heavily funded by the Maggie machine. Now that Matt has a crony job in AC, and the Dohertys no longer need this town, perhaps the money and power have diminished, but it’s still there. Don’t be so naive.
    #52- Oh come on, it’s a little clever.
    #53- my comments are based on mews reports and OPRA’d documents from this blog. They are facts. I’m sorry it bothers you, but facts are facts.
    #54- where to begin? Matt Doherty used this town as an ATM. It was a means to a political end. He put our little burg into massive debt and consolidated power to suit his self interests. He lied numerous times to the public and lost just about every law suit. He used beach funds for town related expenses (illegal) and he cut deals with developers that robbed the school of desperately needed funds so that he could have a catchy campaign slogan. Remember? No increase in municipal taxes! It was all smoke and mirrors and we have since had to pay the bill. You don’t recall any of this? Then you weren’t here.
    #55- first of all, the word is ‘disabled’ now. Handicapped is a derogatory term that comes from the fourteenth century. It refers to the poor disabled folks with their cap in hand begging for money. Just want to bring you into the 21st century. Anyway, Matt Doherty didn’t go to the bathroom without a press conference. Everything that man did, everything, was to further his political career. Sorry.
    #56- This one is the craziest. Matt used Sandy as a money grab. Full stop. The shenanigans that his administration pulled after that terrible storm are still being felt. I spoke to the Mayors of Manasquan and Avon after Sandy. They were shocked at what Matt was up to. No one reached out to him for guidance. They used him as a template of what not to do. The list is too long for this forum but for a taste:
    The company that Maggie consulted for was hired by her husband to clean up the town after sandy. That company was hired after the original company hired to clean up after sandy was fired. You don’t need to be a political wonk to know that what Matt did by funneling tax dollars to his wife is wrong. Not iffy, not open to interpretation, WRONG. Then we have the Taylor pavilion. Perhaps the most egregious scam ever perpetrated on the public. First, it cost over 4 million dollars when it should have cost 2. Matt lied repeatedly that FEMA would pay for it. They didn’t. He tried to tie the referendum to fund that vanity project to a much needed outflow pipe in Lake Como that already had public funding. I could co on and on but what’s the point? Matt is a liar and an Machiavellian politician. He nearly bankrupted this town and uses his wife’s influence to climb the political ladder.
    You’re right about one thing though. In regards to you saying he helped so much during sandy, I am gonna say, ‘it was his job’. But I mean that literally. Unlike the mayors of all the surrounding towns, he didn’t HAVE another job. Being mayor was it. But when he DID get a job? He quit being mayor. He didn’t finish his term, he didn’t work to finish the crap he started. He quit. That’s your guy. That’s his legacy. He’s a horrible person and a self serving egotist. I know it’s a tough pill to swallow but what are ya gonna do?
    #57 I don’t have an idea of what I’m talking about? Boy you really cut me to the quick there.

    It’s astounding that this all needs to be explained yet again. Memories are short in this town.

    Friday, December 4, 2020 at 8:26 am | Permalink
  59. flower power wrote:

    #58 Right on! Ms. Moran was out there on her phone making deals while the dear husband was playing the saint role. You left out the Shoprite gift card mystery and the use of donations for a secret list of people in town.

    Friday, December 4, 2020 at 9:59 am | Permalink
  60. Anonymous wrote:

    Disagree on all of your comments, 58. Your assumptions are wrong. He helped individuals with special needs. Exaggerations and assumptions galore on your part.

    Friday, December 4, 2020 at 10:33 am | Permalink
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    Friday, December 4, 2020 at 12:42 pm | Permalink

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