By James Holanda
According to the United Way Bayonne residents are unemployed, under employed or under the poverty level. More than half the town pays more than half their income on rent, property taxes, or a mortgage.
Statistically it is cheaper to own a home anywhere in the county except Hoboken. According to the report unemployment rates in Bayonne are among the highest in the county as well.
The City of Bayonne has recently scrapped a plan to develop the MOT as a mixed use/job creating project, in favor of more high end residential rental properties.