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Reflections on Stonewall

On June 29, 1969, the day after the Stonewall Inn uprising in New York City's Greenwich Village, Bayonne native Les Levine, then 20, saw bricks, broken bottles and broken glass outside on the street. He...

Madeline Medina is Bayonne’s new city clerk

Madeline Medina sits behind a large cherry wood desk at Bayonne City Hall. Tchotchkes and photographs on the salmon-painted walls are left over from her predecessor, former Bayonne City Clerk Bob Sloan, who retired in...

John J. Niesz is Bayonne’s new school superintendent

John J. Niesz, former superintendent of the Keansburg School District in Monmouth County, was appointed superintendent of the Bayonne school district at a June 10 meeting. The Board of Education approved a three-year contract for...

eSports gaming center opens for housing authority residents

Bayonne’s first gaming academy opened in a renovated basement meeting room at Centerville Gardens on East 26th Street on June 6. The Bayonne Housing Authority equipped the room with high speed internet while 514...

Death of a TV station

Paul DeAngelo, a Bayonne movie maker, actor, and entrepreneur with a hand in nearly every aspect of the performing arts, moved cautiously through the dark interior of WWOR studios in Secaucus on June 5,...


Correction In the June 5 edition of the Bayonne Community News, in a story titled, “When police take your stuff,” we reported that the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office seized more than $635 million worth of...

In Hudson County, Gov. Murphy finds allies for millionaire’s tax

Gov. Phil Murphy has been spending a good deal of time in Hudson County recently. The hot topic? Murphy is steadfast in his proposed millionaire’s tax, which would increase the annual income tax levy for those...

The Catholic Church spent over $633K lobbying against NJ statute of limitations reform

According to a report commissioned by three law firms, the Roman Catholic Church has spent $633,458 lobbying against New Jersey's reform of the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse survivors. All the funding went...

A cyclist’s view from the top of the Bayonne Bridge

A whole new world is again accessible to New Jersey cyclists now that the 12-foot-wide and 8,400-foot-long pedestrian and cycling path on the east side of the Bayonne Bridge is officially open from 6...

Bayonne appoints John J. Niesz as schools superintendent

John J. Niesz, former superintendent of the Keansburg School District in Monmouth County, was appointed as superintendent of the Bayonne School District at a June 10 meeting. The Bayonne Board of Education approved a...
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