Party line candidate or independent?
Organizational differences highlight freeholder choices
by Joseph Passantino
Oct 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 19 19 recommendations | email to a friend
You probably couldn’t get two more different people running for your next county freeholder post than Kenneth Kopacz and Michael Alonso. Kopacz is an educator, family man, running on the Hudson Cou...
Ringing in hope
Cancer patient reaches goal; ready for next step
by Joseph Passantino
Oct 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
For Pam O’Donnell, ringing a bell on Sept. 17 not only signified her courage over the last four months, it also symbolized her hope for the future. O’Donnell, a patient of Bayonne Medical Center's ...
There’s no place like Bergen Point
Fall festival seeks to showcase downtown area merchants
by Joseph Passantino
Oct 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
Highlighting a diverse, thriving retail community below the 8th Street overpass on Broadway is the goal of the first Bergen Point Fall Festival, on Saturday, Oct. 18, from noon to 5 p.m. Organizers...
Bayonne Hispanic Day Parade photos
by Joseph Passantino
Oct 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
Police Beat
by Joseph Passantino
Oct 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
Four residents charged in burglary Four Bayonne residents were taken into custody after allegedly having forced their way into a 52nd Street home, officials said. On Sept. 23 at 7:10 p.m., police r...
BAYONNE BRIEFS
Oct 01, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
Bayonne man killed in N.J. Turnpike accident A truck driver killed Friday, Sept. 26 on the New Jersey Turnpike has been identified by police as Robert Johnston, 54, of Bayonne, according to NJ.com....
Overtime at council
Meeting stretched, as residents question many agenda items
by Joseph Passantino
Sep 24, 2014 | 1 1 comments | 13 13 recommendations | email to a friend
From an overdue fire station project and a Broadway storefront that houses files, to additional administration appointments, and a nearly final Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor lawsuit and deal, there w...
Rent control hot button issue
Will voters cast ballot to bring old system back?
by Joseph Passantino
Sep 24, 2014 | 4 4 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
City rent-control activists believe that this is their year, when they will bring back to Bayonne rent control as it existed in the city for nearly 40 years. Starting with a successful petition cam...
Green and clean
City receives brush up through grassroots event
by Joseph Passantino
Sep 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
They were an army of green and orange T-shirts, more than 150 people in all, and they had a mission – clean up Bayonne for a day, and instill a positive spirit in town for months and years to come....
Done deal
Board approves teachers’ contract, so it’s official
by Joseph Passantino
Sep 24, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
And so it was done. On Thursday, Sept. 18, a 7-0 vote of the Bayonne Board of Education officially ended a four-year impasse on a contract for the district’s teachers, approving a contract verbally...

Bayonne Mayoral Debate 2014