Assaults up, thefts and burglaries down
Bayonne crime rate is among the lowest in the state
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
May 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 47 47 recommendations | email to a friend
Bayonne continues to be one of the safest cities in the state, according to unofficial 2014 crime statistics released by the New Jersey State Police last month and statements from Bayonne’s top cop...
Construction projects ‘horrible’ for stores
Bayonne merchants say bridge and 14A projects hurting sales
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
May 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 48 48 recommendations | email to a friend
Although recognizing that progress is part of life and that renovations to the Bayonne Bridge and New Jersey Turnpike Bayonne toll plaza must happen, Bayonne retailers say that the two projects are...
Stuck in traffic
Drivers say getting into the city is still a crap shoot
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
May 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 36 36 recommendations | email to a friend
With at least four major infrastructure programs underway in Bayonne or its vicinity, drivers coming into the city say they are frustrated by the lack of signs and other communications that should ...
Briefs
May 13, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 39 39 recommendations | email to a friend
Port Authority announces Bridge closures The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has announced closures of the Bayonne Bridge as part of the “Raise the Roadway” Navigational Clearance Project...
Residents challenge budget
City says services stable despite only small tax hike
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
Business Administrator Joseph DeMarco sees the $131 million 2015 Bayonne municipal budget as not only the city’s financial document of record for the current year, but also as a blueprint for the f...
Taking a closer look
Procedures for Community Development Block Grant funding tightened
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 62 62 recommendations | email to a friend
Controversy has swirled around Bayonne’s Department of Community Development and its handling of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funding for the last several years, culminati...
Hound heaven for this cop
Bayonne police dog served residents, presidents, and more
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend
He was a universally beloved member of the Bayonne Police Department; hardworking, fun loving, and always willing to serve. He was Bayonne Police Officer Gene Urbanowicz’s only partner for eight ye...
Shooter collared in Florida
Charged with attempted murder after shooting at 16th Street Park
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 41 41 recommendations | email to a friend
A West 15th Street man has been apprehended for allegedly shooting a city resident last week in the city’s DiDomenico-16th Street Park, police officials announced Wednesday, April 29. Steven A. Mel...
BRIEFS
May 06, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 38 38 recommendations | email to a friend
Buddy Baseball League kicks off with parade Bayonne’s new Buddy Baseball League will launch with a small parade on Saturday, May 9 at approximately 10:15 a.m. on Broadway. The mini-parade will begi...
Abating abatements?
City Council refuses to move ordinance on project, citing abatement request
by Joseph Passantino
Reporter staff writer
Apr 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend
When is a tax abatement necessary and when is it giving away too much? That was the quandary for the City Council on April 22 when it considered an ordinance which sought to allow the building of 3...

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