Smack surges in Hudson County
White-collar heroin users on the rise
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
Shirley, 35, of Jersey City was an only child, born into a home with a mother who was “an active addict, a violent alcoholic,” she said in a recent interview. She was molested by an aunt’s friend w...
Bayonne Briefs
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
‘Inside Out’ offered for free Saturday at Bayonne museum The Bayonne Theater Company and BCB Community Bank will present another “Movie at the Museum” on Saturday, Jan. 23. “This month we will feat...
Neighbors say, not in our backyard
Anti-Muslim sentiment fuels protest against community center
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jan 13, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
Opponents of a planned Muslim community center on the east side are marshaling their forces for a demonstration outside City Hall prior to the 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 19 Zoning Board of Adjustment spe...
Lawson resigns from school board
Favoritism cited as longtime president loses reelection bid
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jan 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Longtime Bayonne Board of Education President Will Lawson quit the board on Jan. 8, with one year left on his term. A day earlier, the five newly elected members who had just been sworn in, along w...
Master Plan to involve residents
City seeks to avoid public outcry
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jan 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
For the first time in several years Bayonne is updating its master plan and it wants you to participate. That’s the word from city officials. Consultant Francis Reiner of DMR Architects began work ...
High school means business
The latest BHS academy offers college courses in business and finance
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jan 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Bayonne High School students are getting a jump on their college careers and business professions through a new learning academy and the auxiliary programs it provides. On Dec. 8, the Academy for P...
Bayonne Briefs
Jan 13, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Mayor Davis can collect police pension Mayor James Davis can collect his police department pension while he is serving as the city’s mayor, the state Treasury Department’s Division of Pensions and ...
Technology to track stolen goods
Police department joins burgeoning online database cataloging valuables
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jan 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
The Bayonne Police Department has joined statewide and national movements to transition from paper records to technology in the registering and tracking of jewelry and other valuables resold to mer...
Resolutions for the new year
Physical fitness, improved relationships top list
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jan 06, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 23 23 recommendations | email to a friend
While 2015 was good for Jonathan Perez, 30, of North Bergen in terms of health and work, he said 2016 would be even better if he achieves his New Year’s resolution: Starting a family. While some re...
Toll hikes rile motorists
Bayonne Bridge can be costly
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jan 06, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
The increase in the Bayonne Bridge toll from $14 to $15 on Dec. 6 for cash-paying customers in regular passenger vehicles does not sit well with many motorists. While most of the motorists agree th...

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