Political Insiders: Cool Weather, Cold Political Climate

By W. Homer Axford In case you missed it, the administrators union sent a letter to Bayonne Board of Education President Joseph Broderick requesting the resignation of trustee Charles Ryan.  You can read all about it at the link above, or watch the Youtube video by clicking here.  Yes, Ryan was a little out of line […]

Political Insiders: Davis Uses Community News to Spread Political Message

By W. Homer Axford In case you missed it, Mayor Davis sunk to a new low this week by using the Bayonne Community News to play to the crowd and send a political message to the Bayonne Board of Education. Why is this an issue? Well, in doing so, he used tax payer money to launch […]

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: More Tax Abatements on the Horizon

By W. Homer Axford We would like to apologize for a factual error we made last week.  Assemblyman Nicholas Chiaravalloti didn’t bring back an equal amount of funding to the district, he brought back less. Bayonne will be getting about half a million dollars less than it has received in the past from the State […]

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: City Council to take on $2.5 Million More in Debt

By W. Homer Axford This isn’t some bad dream. At this week’s meeting, under the direction of the Mayor, the Bayonne City Council will vote in favor of bonding an additional $2.5 million in debt to purchase the old Holy Family building. The credit cards are maxed out, taxes are on the rise, but that […]