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first_imgEaster Egg Hunt at Bayonne Medical CenterDozens of Bayonne children recently enjoyed scrambling for Easter eggs during the Easter Egg Hunt held on the front lawn at CarePoint Health–Bayonne Medical Center. The fun also included a mini-Easter parade and photos with the Easter Bunny. × Mayor condemns Palm Sunday Church Bombings in Egypt“Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Coptic Christian community,” Mayor James Davis said in a statement. “All people should have the right to worship freely and without fear of violence. We condemn the attacks, as we would condemn attacks on any people who are simply trying to observe their religious traditions. We stand by the victims who were trying to pray on Palm Sunday.”Resnick’s torn downDemolition began on the old Resnick’s Hardware Store this week, as bulldozers tore down the Broadway landmark piece by piece to make way for a new apartment building.A PILOT (payment in-lieu of taxes) was granted to local developer, Lance Lucarelli, in February for a 10-story mixed-use building to be constructed on the site at 46th Street and Broadway. The project is expected to be completed late in 2018.Four generations and 99 years of Larry Resnick’s family have sold hardware on Broadway before the company moved from its iconic hardware store on 46th Street to its new digs 10 blocks south on 36th Street.BPSAA calls for Trustee Charles Ryan’s resignationThe Bayonne Public School Administrators Association (BPSAA), the union representing school administrators, has sent a letter to Bayonne Board of Education (BBOED) President Joseph Broderick requesting Trustee Charles Ryan’s resignation due to “inappropriate, unprofessional and unethically improper conduct” they perceived when Ryan and BPSAA President Tim Craig got heated at a March 22 meeting over Craig’s request to hire 10 musicians to play in the orchestra for Bayonne High School’s spring musical, “Sister Act.”Ryan was skeptical of paying $2,000 to musicians in the pit, suggesting that students perform instead. Craig apologized for submitting the request only two days prior, leaving some trustees without enough time for consideration.“My problem is with you,” Ryan said to Craig, while also voicing his “lack of confidence” in the BPSAA President.The argument comes amid a significant structural deficit that is pushing the districts to lay off teachers and administrators. Craig’s wife, Laura, also a member of the BPSAA, was re-assigned in January from Director of Special Needs Programs to Coordinator of Academy of Fine Arts and Academics. Young men allegedly stealing money off bar topsA group of four young men on Friday, April 7, were recorded stealing cash from the bar top at Danny Boy’s Pub. The manager posted the video on Facebook showing the four men, all dressed in hoodies come into the bar. After being denied alcohol because of their age, one man swiped his arm across the bar and walked out in a hurry, pursued by patrons at the bar. According to pub employees, the men were last seen fleeing up 10th Street toward Avenue E. The same group has allegedly been spotted at other bars throughout town engaging in similar behavior.last_img

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