Muslim center sparks dissent
Opponents cite quality-of-life issues; supporters cite bigotry
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
East side residents say their opposition to the Muslim Community Center that has been proposed for 24th Street is still strong. Supporters say they are just as strong in support of the Bayonne Musl...
Snow daze
Weekend blizzard blankets the city
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
This time the storm was just as predicted, with 20 or more inches of snow falling in the metropolitan area from Friday, Jan. 22 through Sunday, Jan. 24, including Bayonne, where residents woke up t...
Rejiggering city government
Restructuring will better serve residents, city contends
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend
If all goes as expected at the next City Council meeting on Feb. 16, the administration will have the approval to restructure its government, doing away with the Municipal Services Department and s...
Bayonne Briefs
Jan 27, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
Free workshop offered for parents of autistic children A free workshop, “Hidden Dangers – Keeping Children with Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities Safe in the Community, School, and Home,”...
Broadway rising
New L Group project at Fifth Street moving along, may start in September
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jan 20, 2016 | 1 1 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Progress on a proposed multi-story residential building at the former Bayonne Community Bank at 5th Street and Broadway continues to move along, and developer Lance Lucarelli of the L Group seeks t...
Project faces parking issues
Developer redrawing plans for project near 22nd Street Light Rail Station
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
It’s back to the drawing board for the developer of a residential complex at 22nd Street and Avenue E, including coming up with a new parking plan and possibly reconsidering his request for a longt...
Come and get it!
Local churches band together to offer midtown hot-meal program for needy
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Jan 20, 2016 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
Following the dissolution of Our Lady of Assumption Parish, and with it, its soup kitchen, local churches have come together to offer a similar free service once a month a few blocks from where Ass...
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...

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