Political Insiders: Grandstanding at the Bayonne Board of Education

By W. Homer Axford The jury is in: some of the newly elected trustees at the Bayonne Board of Education are totally and utterly clueless. In case you missed it, they seem to think that grandstanding about small budget issues will somehow solve the large budget issues that the BBOED has. You can read all […]

Political Insiders: Shuffling at BBOED

By W. Homer Axford The big to-do about the layoffs at the Bayonne Board of Education was yet another political stunt pulled by some Bayonne Board of Education Trustees. The reshuffling of 3 administrators and firing of 2 teachers will save the BBOED an estimated $40,000. But wait, it gets better: that savings of $40,000 […]

Political Insiders: Layoffs Loom at Bayonne Board of Education

By W. Homer Axford This was a relatively slow week, so this will be quick. The Bayonne Board of Education will be following up with its initial round of layoffs with more layoffs at this week’s BBOED meeting. In addition to the layoffs, 8 principals will be returning to the classroom and a few administrators […]

Political Insiders: Tuesday Special, More Problems for Davis

By W. Homer Axford In case you haven’t heard by now, there were two big events in Bayonne this week: most of the City Council voted to gift the Resnick’s project a huge tax abatement (corporate welfare at its best here in Bayonne), and Davis’ nephew quit his job as Chief of Staff. The Jersey […]

Political Insiders: AG’s Office Visit’s Board of Education Meeting

By W. Homer Axford This week was an eventful one. Looks like the teachers will get a contract — essentially a two year deal. They strung along Bayonne Teachers Association President Alan D’Angelo over the course of many months, the whole time knowing the Board would have a budget shortfall. What a move. Even we […]

Political Insiders Tuesday Special: New Years 2017

The 2018 Municipal Election is literally 15 months away; here are a few things to be on the look out for this New Year. New Year, New Scams A new “developer” has been chosen to develop Harbor Station South. But, this is more of the same–JMF Properties is a Kate Howard LTD redux. This company […]

Political Insiders Tuesday Special: The Naughty List 2016

By W. Homer Axford So in case you missed it, the Bayonne Board of Education is conducting a “nationwide search” for a new superintendent. SPOILER ALERT: They aren’t. Dr. Wanko has been chosen to get the job. He is more than qualified and lives in Bayonne, but you know they have to keep up appearances. […]

PI: Big Apple, Venice, Chris’s Corner close, Davis small business policies have failed

By W. Homer Axford So if you haven’t heard by now, The Big Apple, the Venice, and Chris’s Corner are closing down for good. There is no plan to entice new businesses to replace these icons. Though there is a deal in the works to move a very popular Mexican Restaurant on Broadway into the […]

Political Insiders: 2.2 Million Missing from BBOED budget, Davis Looks for Scapegoat

By W. Homer Axford So, more than 2 million dollars is missing from the Bayonne Board of Education budget. It is really too early to speculate on the 5 Ws in this instance, but that didn’t keep Mayor Davis from doing so. The Mayor went out of his way to leak this information to the […]