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From today’s Coast Star:

In the week leading up the election, D’Jais owner Frank Sementa confirmed and defended his establishment’s involvement in the election.

“I live in town, we’re a business in town, [and] we’re supporting candidates that we believe in just like everyone else,” Mr. Sementa said.

Mr. Sementa said he and his employees were “big Matt [Doherty] supporters,” attributing their support to the mayor’s “great job getting the town back together after Sandy.”

At the time, Mr. Sementa estimated that D’Jais employees had turned in “250 or so” ballots, of which he believed eight had been thrown out on technicalities.

He said the challenges by Councilman Bean and his supporters were “misguided,” and the involvement of himself and his employees was for the convenience of voters, and nothing more.


  1. Guest wrote:

    Finally! Now due to apparent conflict of interet the State Alcohol and Beverage Control Division can be the monitor and the annual approving agency for D’Jai’s license renewals?

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 11:56 am | Permalink
  2. Shrugged wrote:

    Mayor Doherty and the Council are now owned by D’Jais. D’Jais runs the town. You don’t just give away 250 votes in a small town like Belmar. You sell them, to desperate candidates, for power to control your own liquor license, and anything else you want. For the past 4 years Belmar was for sale to the highest bidder. AshBritt, the unions, and now add on to that D’Jais. The people have lost control and the special interests are now writing the checks. Everyone knows who voted for who. Don’t blame the snake, blame your neighbor who helped the snake win.

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 1:00 pm | Permalink
  3. Guest wrote:

    We need a ward system this way Djais and the shule on 11th ave can be in one voting ward. This way the mayor will only control the vote in one ward of say 5 or 6 wards. Democrats have gotten hundred of votes from both of these groups.

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 3:24 pm | Permalink
  4. admin wrote:

    I suggested that for the Council seats at the Nov 5 meeting. Let’s just say the idea did not go over real big.

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 3:32 pm | Permalink
  5. Is it legal? wrote:

    A simple public information property tax search reveals that Frank Sementa doth protest to much or in his case without truth. True Frank and another own 101 18th Ave. a summer rental listed by Century 21, Schlossbach Agency. The Data on Zillow shows a dramatic decline in that property’s taxes in the past few years. If you have property there, you may want to check your past tax assessment. For residence, I have Orchard Crest Blvd., Manasquan. Not a bad looking property, but not at all in Belmar.

    Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 3:56 pm | Permalink

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