Political Insiders: 30, 25 Year Tax Abatements Given out like Candy

By W. Homer Axford   Well, you didn’t need a crystal ball to predict this one. The City Council waited until the final minutes of the council meeting to announce that they would be giving a tax abatement to the developer who is developing the old Resnick’s site…after months of lying to the public in […]

Political Insiders: Tuesday Special, Davis to build “Cat Care Center” on A&P site

By W Homer Axford This isn’t some gag line. As reported this week, the Davis Administration seeks to turn that old A&P site into a Cat Care Facility. Don’t ask us what that means exactly. All we know is that Davis has contracted CME Engineering, a firm that dumped hundreds of thousands of dollars into […]

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. […]

Political Insiders: Council Bonds Debt-DeMarco Caught in Another Lie

By W. Homer Axford In case you missed it, the City Council voted unanimously to bond the City into over $2.5 million of debt to buy the old Holy Family building for the BEOF. The Council is doing this on the gamble that the BEOF will sell their current properties at the value they appraised […]

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 […]

Political Insiders: Davis to Attempt Coup of BTA Union President D’Angelo Tonight

By W. Homer Axford It has been an eventful week. A letter went out to Bayonne teachers last week asking for a no confidence vote of Alan D’Angelo. The letter was signed by Bayonne teacher William Blanchard, but was drafted, written, and edited by no other than Joe DeMarco, Denis Wilbeck, and Mike Lawandy — […]