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Let’s Not Stay Behind the State Average

As of last week, only 59 percent of Bayonne residents had gotten themselves counted in Census 2020 either online, by telephone, or with paper...

Back to School—Differently

Normally, at this time of year, we do a back-to-school column with thoughts about the start of the academic calendar.  Since the Coronavirus is...

Inserra Shop-Rite: A Partner in Helping our Neighbors

The Coronavirus and the 2020 recession have caused unemployment across America and here in Bayonne.  As a result, many people need help getting enough...

Crunch Time

For the last few years, the City of Bayonne has been getting ready for Census 2020.  We are now in the final weeks.  Census...


Money for schools.  Funding for healthcare. Grants for street-paving.  Meals for seniors. These are just some of the programs that will be funded or...

Collins Park Update

In recent weeks, I have received questions from residents about the situation at Dennis P. Collins Park, which is located at Bergen Point, between...

Census Push Week:  Get Counted Right Now

This is Census Push Week across New Jersey.  The New Jersey state government, county and municipal governments, and community organizations are all asking residents...

Census 2020: Time is Running Out

This week, the U.S. Census Bureau is sending out reminder postcards to every residential address on file in Bayonne that has not responded yet...

Looking Ahead to the Next School Year

Last week, the Bayonne Board of Education sent out a survey to parents with children in the Bayonne public school system.   The Board of...

Celebrating American Independence

Over the weekend, we celebrated the 244th anniversary of America’s Declaration of Independence from Great Britain.  The Fourth of July was on Saturday.  In...
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