• Bayonne further restricts cannabis locations

    Bayonne has again passed new regulations for the local cannabis industry, the time pertaining to the application process for licenses and the location of establishments. The City Council adopted two ordinances at its September 21 meeting after being introduced in August. For more information on the changes, read past reporting by the Bayonne Community News at: […]

  • Hoboken City Council considers bonding $27.5 million for city projects

    Hoboken is considering issuing a total of $27.5 million in bonds for various projects across the city, ranging from improvements to city parks, revamping various streets, water utility infrastructure and more. The City Council unanimously introduced four different bond ordinances at their Sept. 21 meeting, with each having a number of items that the bonds […]

  • Two new Downtown skyscrapers approved in Jersey City

    The Goldman Sachs tower and the Colgate Clock will be getting some company now that plans for two new skyscrapers in Downtown Jersey City have been approved by the city’s Planning Board. The two new towers, which will be developed by New York City-based real estate firm Tishman Speyer, will occupy two lots on 50 […]

  • North Bergen’s new downtown recreation center and library almost finished

    North Bergen has nearly completed construction on its over $19.5 million new recreation center and library, which will also serve as a community center. Located downtown, the facility is set to open soon. The new recreation center, which includes a full library space, also features an indoor basketball court and running track, outdoor fitness area, […]

  • Bayonne moves forward with plans for industrial redevelopment at Constable Hook

    Bayonne has withdrawn a resolution and approved another and laid the groundwork for the redevelopment of the ages-old Constable Hook, the largest industrial area in the city. The city is considering implementing an industrial redevelopment plan. Before that can happen, the city must initiate a study of the over 1,100 acre area on the east […]

  • Bayonne hospital eminent domain ordinances withdrawn by council

    The Bayonne City Council has withdrawn ordinances that would use eminent domain to condemn the land of Bayonne Medical Center while a battle continues between entities to operate the hospital. The measure is intended to assist BMC Hospital, LLC, the chosen successor to operate Bayonne Medical Center by current operator CarePoint Health, over the landlord […]

  • SlaughterDK to present 'Fever Dreams' at the Dollhaus II

    North Hudson artist SlaughterDK is set to open his first show at the Dollhaus II art gallery on Friday, October 7, at 6 p.m. The exhibit, entitled “Fever Dreams,” will be on display at the gallery located at 23 Cottage Street, Bayonne, until November 6. SlaughterDK, a multi-disciplinary artist, will see the gallery transformed to […]

  • West New York mayor says town is addressing increasing homelessness

    West New York Mayor Gabriel Rodriguez has acknowledged that his town is facing an increase in the homeless population and working to help those affected. Rodriguez addressed the issue at a September meeting of the Board of Commissioners after concerns were raised by resident and recent unsuccessful Board of Education candidate Vipul Parekh. “Due to […]

  • North Bergen and West New York officials tout ANCHOR property tax relief program

    North Bergen and West New York officials are informing residents about the rollout of the Affordable New Jersey Communities for Homeowners and Renters (ANCHOR) property tax relief program. Residents of both municipalities will soon be receiving mailers from the New Jersey Division of Taxation with filing information and an application for the 2019 ANCHOR property […]

  • Craig Guy officially kicks off campaign for Hudson County Executive

    A lifelong public servant and Democrat, Craig Guy officially kicked off his campaign for Hudson County Executive on September 21 at a packed fundraising event. The campaign launch was attended by Governor Phil Murphy, numerous Hudson Democratic leaders, and approximately 1,000 supporters. Held at the Liberty House restaurant in Jersey City, the event was a […]

  • Blue Violets cannabis dispensary gets full Hoboken approval

    “Mark my words, if you approve this tonight, you’re making a serious mistake,” said resident Mary Ondrejka. “I’m not making a joke of this, this is horrible,” said resident Mary Naddeo. “If you let this go through, you’re gonna regret it.” “I am worried that what it took decades for Hoboken to get its waterfront […]

  • Bayonne announces funding to combat domestic violence

    Bayonne has announced that $25,000 in grant funding is available for non-profit organizations to assist with combating domestic violence, according to Mayor James Davis. The funding comes from the federal American Rescue Plan, President Joe Biden’s economic package, which includes funding to strengthen public health and the social care sector. It can be utilized to support social and educational […]