Some water on the fire
Bayonne school board reinstates 88 of 287 laid-off teachers
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
May 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 95 95 recommendations | email to a friend
The Bayonne Board of Education passed a $127 million budget at a special meeting on May 8, which allows them to keep 88 of 287 teachers they planned to lay off. The budget also requires a 5.6 perce...
Light rail on track
NJ Transit holds public hearing for HBLR extension
by Hannington Dia
Reporter staff writer
May 10, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 91 91 recommendations | email to a friend
New Jersey Transit held two public hearings on the planned Hudson-Bergen Light Rail extension into Bergen County on April 24. The project would add seven new stops to the existing service, all nort...
Bayonne Briefs
May 10, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
Correction In the March 29 edition of the Bayonne Community News, we reported that Marist High School’s enrollment was 76 students. Its freshman enrollment is 76 students. Its full enrollment is 30...
Miracle at Marist
High school raises enough to avoid shutdown
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
May 03, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 145 145 recommendations | email to a friend
The rumors were true. Marist High School will remain open for the 2017-2018 school year after announcing in late March that it was at risk of closing if unable to raise $1.5 million. While the scho...
Bayonne school district still smarting from layoffs
Faced protests and walkouts
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
May 03, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 128 128 recommendations | email to a friend
The Bayonne Board of Education (BBOED) voted for a 40-percent staff reduction at a meeting on Wednesday, April 26, in order to alleviate a $6 million budget deficit. Reductions include 261 non-tenu...
City closes deal on 30 acres of MOTBY land
Long-awaited development in the clear
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
May 03, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 132 132 recommendations | email to a friend
The City of Bayonne announced on Friday, April 28 that it’s closed on a 30-acre development on the former Military Ocean Terminal Base (MOTBY) with Atlantic Realty, a Woodbridge-based developer. Th...
Bayonne Briefs
May 03, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 63 63 recommendations | email to a friend
Groundbreaking at former CJ Murphy site Mayor James Davis and City Council members held a groundbreaking ceremony for a 74-foot, 70-unit residential development at the site of the former CJ Murphy ...
If you work for the city, do you have to live here?
Legal complaint filed against Bayonne
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Apr 26, 2017 | 4 4 comments | 139 139 recommendations | email to a friend
In city politics, residents are trusted more than outsiders to serve the public good. This is especially true as national policies increasingly favor the few at the expense of the many. This dynami...
Leaders convene for criminal justice reform
Re-entry conference talks solutions
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Apr 26, 2017 | 1 1 comments | 162 162 recommendations | email to a friend
“Full disclosure, I’m a former crack addict, heroin addict. I’m not ashamed of where I come from,” said Tracey Syphax, President and CEO of the real estate firm, Phax Group LLC at the Annual Prison...
Beautifying Broadway
Streetscapes coming to Bayonne
by Rory Pasquariello
Reporter staff writer
Apr 26, 2017 | 0 0 comments | 166 166 recommendations | email to a friend
Art is coming to Bayonne, in the form of streetscapes, utility boxes, fire boxes, statues, and wall murals, from a variety of local artists in many locations, primarily in the Urban Enterprise Zone...

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