Christmas and Holiday lights brighten city
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
It's a festive and happy time in Bayonne, as evidenced by the residential displays of colored lights and other holiday decorations popping up around the city. From religious themes of Jesus in his ...
Leaving but sticking around
Assemblyman O’Donnell looks forward to life after state government
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Dec 09, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 17 17 recommendations | email to a friend
After Jason O’Donnell of Bayonne casts his ballot in his last Assembly voting session on Jan. 12, he will walk out of the chamber, proud of his accomplishments. O’Donnell has served the state’s 31s...
Check, or checkmate?
Hudson County kids learn about chess, life
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Hudson County is a hotbed of chess activity, and Bayonne holds its own. Grand Master Joe Lux is tournament director of elementary and city recreation programs in Bayonne, and teaches students at tw...
Bayonne Briefs
Dec 09, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
City water bill to increase by more than 13 percent Bayonne residents will be walloped with a water bill increase more than three times what they expected when they open their mail in January, acco...
Bulldozing history?
City residents want landmark fifth Street house preserved
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Dec 02, 2015 | 2 2 comments | 20 20 recommendations | email to a friend
A group of residents is trying to save a historic downtown house, that they believe will be demolished, taking a bit of Bayonne’s history along with it. Baer Hanusz-Rajkowski, who lives one block a...
Ho, ho, ho!
Tree lighting ceremony, Santa kick off holiday season
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Dec 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
Forget about Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, or Cyber Monday. The real start to Bayonne’s holiday season was on Tuesday, Nov. 24, when the city’s Christmas tree lighting ceremony and Santa C...
State: Do your paperwork next time
Education Dept chides board and city for lack of record in ‘missing millions’ case
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Dec 02, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
The Bayonne Board of Education and city administration were both slammed by the state in a report issued late last month for not keeping accurate records and making it hard to determine where milli...
Bayonne Briefs
Dec 02, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
Make a Kid Smile program seeking donations Donations are being sought for the ninth annual Make a Kid Smile Day, which puts new sporting goods in the hands of underprivileged children, on Sunday, D...
If you build it …
New bridge, toll plaza, and rail facility to launch Bayonne into new era
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Nov 25, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
What do the $1.3 billion reconstruction of a bridge, a $310 million renovation of a highway toll plaza, and the $56 million building of a major ship-to-rail facility next to a container port mean f...
Think small
Shopping at Bayonne’s small businesses helps customers, merchants, and the city <
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Nov 25, 2015 | 1 1 comments | 18 18 recommendations | email to a friend
Black Friday, the most publicized shopping day of the year, traditionally launches the holiday shopping season. Bayonne officials and merchants encourage consumers to patronize small businesses in ...

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