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May 17, 2022

BAYONNE, NJ — New Jersey will receive more than $177 million in federal funding to support revitalization of communities across the state, U.S. Sens. Bob Menendez and Cory Booker announced Monday. Earlier this year Mayor Jimmy Davis asked for a halt on new luxury residential housing to ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Cannabis businesses will be permitted only along the highway corridor in Bayonne, according to new regulations passed by the City Council last month. The new rules would not allow the sale of cannabis in the central business districts such as along Broadway but would permit them to ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - A move that some city officials said might have resulted in a serious lawsuit against the city failed to get after  Councilman Sal Gullace left the April 20 meeting early. Council President, and mayoral candidate, Sharon Ashe-Nadrowski attempted to push through an ordinance and ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Madeline Medina was appointed for a second three-year term at the April 20 City council meeting, after having already made history as the first African American and female city clerk in Bayonne. An employee for the city since 1991, Medina was named City Clerk in 2019 after longtime ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - The Bayonne City Council is going to put $25,000 towards the neutering of feral cats, something the city has been seeking to do for more than a decade. This comes with the renewal of the animal control contract with NJ Humane Society. “The city has been working on a trap, ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - The usually mundane and routine caucus meeting of the Bayonne City Council got wrapped up in municipal politics as Council President Sharon Ashe-Nadrowski pushed to have the city reopen negotiations with “Bayonne Partners Urban Renewal,” a subsidiary of Boraie over an already approved ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne officials are looking to limit cannabis providers to more remote portions of the city, according to two ordinances set to be considered later this month. The first measure would prohibit retail establishments from operating in the central business districts or residential ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Although most of the issues of the case have been dismissed, Bayonne city officials and others will still have to give depositions – including Mayor Jimmy Davis, in relation to a lawsuit involving “sexting” brought forward by former municipal employee Stacie Percella in 2018. The ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Governor Phil Murphy is said to be feeling well and is asymptomatic after testing positive for COVID-19 on Thursday.   Murphy's spokesperson Mahen Gunaranta said that the governor took a rapid antigen test that came back positive for COVID-19 on Thursday afternoon "as part of a ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - The $18 million capital improvements bond adopted by the Bayonne City Council at its March 16 meeting will largely go to replacing aging equipment. The bond is tied to grants so that the city will actually see an additional two dollars for every dollar it spends on various ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - The notorious Bayonne turbine, which was supposed to have paid for operations of the Oak Street sewerage facility, may not have been installed correctly, city officials concluded last week. “The turbine hasn’t worked more than half the time since it was first installed,” Bayonne’s ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Claiming the public has more than enough opportunity to speak on issues related to the government actions, a divided Bayonne City Council voted down an ordinance that would have expanded public speaking on meetings last week. Second Ward City Councilman Sal Gullace and Council ...

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WASHINGTON, DC - As many of the mask mandates enacted in New Jersey to curb the spread of COVID-19 are lifted, there’s still one place Garden State residents must wear them —while using public transportation. The Transportation Security Administration announced Thursday it will extend the ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Although the effort will only affect a few employees, the Bayonne City Council unanimously supported a resolution sponsored by Council President Ashe-Nadrowski to increase the minimum wage for municipal workers from $13 to $15 per hour. The move helps those employees who are not ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - A visitor strolling along the East 5th Street section of the city’s waterfront walkway would be amazed by the sight of a string of buildings stretched out into the water near Port Johnston each with a slot for a boat rather than a garage for a car. This is a piece of the past, ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Evidence of local elections being only months away was in full view as dueling council members, and candidates, attempted to take credit for delays to a massive redevelopment project. Last week, in a statement in which he called for a pause in development in order to reevaluate ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - The Bayonne City Council once again postponed approval of a plan to redevelop the former Caschem site. In December the city council sent the matter back to the Planning Board to see if the storage facility complied with the city’s master plan. Because COVID kept the planning board ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - The fate of the property once occupied by Marist High School is largely in the hands of the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, members of the Bayonne City Council acknowledged at their Feb.16 meeting as they voted to approve a redevelopment plan for the site. With the attorney for the ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Just ahead of an expected vote on the matter, Mayor Jimmy Davis called on members of the Bayonne City Council to oppose a controversial PILOT for a project on Avenue E and asked for a pause on other large residential developments in the city. While the Davis Administration has ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – Bayonne city employees will no longer be required to wear protective masks within municipal buildings or city vehicles, according to a memo issued by Mayor Jimmy Davis on Feb. 14 to department directors. This, however, will be subject to various conditions and certain exceptions, ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - In a State of the City address delivered virtually earlier this week, Mayor Jimmy Davis highlighted the successes of his administration. During the speech Davis said he had not given an address in 2020 or 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and chose to gave this year’s virtually in ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Following up on her previous calls for action, Bayonne City Council President, and mayoral candidate, Sharon Ashe-Nadrowski announced her support for an immediate minimum wage increase for Bayonne municipal employees to $15 per hour. “A $15 minimum wage for Bayonne City employees ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Back in 2012, when Bayonne officials sold off the city’s water and sewerage management, many people questioned the wisdom of the move. The deal basically shifted many of the responsibilities for running the water and sewerage in the city to a private company.  It also, officials ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - A number of Bayonne Streets will be paved as part of a $2.5 million effort approved last week by the Bayonne City Council. Through an ordinance passed unanimously, the City will bond for about $1.7 million while the rest of the spending will be covered by an $802,000 grant from the ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - While allowing it to move ahead against Mayor Jimmy Davis, Law Director Jay Coffey, Donna Russo and the City of Bayonne, a court rejected attempts to reinstate several defendants to a lawsuit refiled by Bayonne Business Administrator Melissa Mathews. In the suit originally filed in ...

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BAYONNE/JERSEY CITY, NJ - Assemblywoman Angela McKnight (D-Hudson) has been selected to serve as chair of the Assembly Aging and Senior Services Committee. McKnight has represented Legislative District 31, which includes Bayonne and part of Jersey City, in the New Jersey General Assembly since ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - The Bayonne City Council has gone on record in opposition to the potential construction of a biosolid facility in Kearny. “We’re downwind from the proposed site,” Bayonne City Council President Sharon Ashe-Nadrowski said. “And it isn’t healthy.” “If they are denied there (in ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - While hopes of a quiet departure of COVID-19 were quickly dashed earlier this month as the number of positive cases began creeping up, hitting a record high statewide of 20,483 on Wednesday, Mayor Jimmy Davis is getting praise for his leadership in pivoting from a mostly vaccination ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - A battle between two developers over neighboring properties near the foot of the Bayonne Bridge has resulted in a lawsuit against the City of Bayonne. Earlier this month the Bayonne City Council opted not to hold a public hearing on the original development plan for the former ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - The Bayonne City Council meeting that started at 7:00 p.m. on Dec. 15 ended after midnight on Dec. 16, raising protests from some members of the council and the public. The once-a-month meeting schedule still has a long way to go to rival Jersey City and Hoboken, which generally ...

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