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City vindicated in layoff dispute Fight not over – former employee plans appeal

On January 18, the Civil Service Commission (CSC) decided not to reverse the layoffs of three former Bayonne City employees. Andrew Casais, Chief of Staff for Mayor James Davis, said in an email, “We...

Board of Ed ratifies teachers’ contract Lucky BHS juniors to see ‘Hamilton’

After the Bayonne Teachers Association (BTA) ratified the two-year collective bargaining agreement offered by the Bayonne Board of Education (BBOED) earlier this month, the BBOED ratified the agreement at its end at a meeting...

New chairman, possible new local police academy County freeholders reorganize, set agenda

With a number of key initiatives about to take place within his freeholder district, Anthony Vainieri of North Bergen was elected the new chairman of the Hudson County Board of Freeholders during their reorganization...

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Manhole cover explodes on Broadway The Bayonne Fire Department responded to a manhole cover explosion on Monday morning, Jan. 23. At least five fire trucks were spotted at the scene. The incident happened on...

First steps to solving sewage problem Bayonne joins environmental committee

Outdated, dirty, and often smelly combined sewage systems have been the bane of public works departments for decades. Now that regulations are catching up to popular environmental opinion, and communities are recognizing the long-term...

Who says youth are apathetic? Student council takes over city hall

The Henry E. Harris Student Council held a meeting at the official council chambers at city hall on Thursday, January 12, as part of a weeklong series in which Mayor James Davis hosts council...

Brick row house designated historic site Historical Preservation Commission hoping for another historic district

Bayonne’s rich history is both celebrated and preserved by the Bayonne Historic Preservation Commission. Since the Historic Preservation Ordinance was introduced in 1999, the historic commission has had the green light to designate buildings...

Board of Ed not planning layoffs—yet Teachers ratify contract, now board’s turn

The Bayonne Board of Education (BBOED) is in transition, picking up the pieces after a $2 million budget deficit was unearthed in November. How the district will change when all is said and done...

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“Free Little Library” opens on 40th Street The Ashe family of 29 West 40th Street has opened the first Little Free Library in Bayonne. "Off-Broadway Books," located in their front yard, offers the community free...

Five-month reprieve in contract talks Teachers’ union and board reach tentative deal

The Bayonne Board of Education’s first order of business for the new year was to reach a two-year tentative teachers’ contract with their union, the Bayonne Teachers’ Association (BTA). That agreement was reached at...
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