Mayor draws cheers and jeers
City giving Davis a chance, but wants results now that one-year ‘honeymoon’ is over
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
Swept into office in June last year by voters seeking a change in city government, Mayor James Davis is still benefiting from a tide of goodwill, but with his learning curve over, residents want re...
Show us the money
State names mediator to address city-workers contract impasse
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
About 250 city employees have been working without a contract for a year, and with six months of talks between Bayonne officials and union leaders going nowhere, an impasse has been declared and th...
Purr-fect cats and dogs
Where you can adopt a pet
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Since the recession, more animals have ended up abandoned and more are awaiting adoption in local facilities. Some towns have started their own adoption locations in the last few years to give thei...
Bayonne and labor: perfect together
City Council passes agreement to use union labor on $5 million+ projects
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Dozens of union laborers cheered when the Bayonne City Council unanimously passed a resolution in favor of the city project labor agreement at the council’s recent meeting. The resolution authorize...
Briefs
Jul 01, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Agreement on Wepner mural snafu coming The manager of the department responsible for commissioning and then affixing a mural of Chuck Wepner to the side of a midtown building without the owner’s pe...
Getting a green light
14th Street residential plan may move forward after abatement compromise
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, a 38-unit residential project slated for 14th Street and Broadway may again begin to take flight after an ordinance passed on first reading at the June 17 City...
Focusing on success
Group of local filmmakers shooting for that one big hit
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 24 24 recommendations | email to a friend
They’re young, intelligent, creative, driven and not willing to give up easily. They’re a crew of filmmakers, actors, musicians, artists, and technical workers. They’re from Bayonne and the surroun...
Class of 2015, you are dismissed
Bayonne graduates ready to move on to next stage of life
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
There were handshakes, hugs, smiles, and of course, tears. There was talk of an interesting and fun four years, of great friendships formed, and of continuing those relationships, even as the sun s...
99 years and counting
Bayonne woman has lived through two world wars, the advent of TV and internet
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
When Helen Gerardi was born, World War I had begun less than two years before, the Ford Model T was the most popular car in the country, and commercial television broadcasting was still decades awa...
It’s not a bird or a plane,
it’s fireworks – here is where to find them.
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jun 24, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
You can go to Bayonne or Jersey City to see Fourth of July fireworks, but not North Bergen, West New York, Weehawken, or Hoboken. You can go to Secaucus as well, but their celebration is two days b...