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Facebook Changes Its News Feed; How You Can Get Your Local News

January 16, 2018

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ – Facebook recently announced it is changing its news feed and algorithms so that news from legitimate publishers and posts from businesses will seldom appear. 

This will be frustrating for people who use Facebook to find news and information relevant to them, said TAPinto Founder and CEO Michael Shapiro. 

“Relegating legitimate news publishers and ...

Local Students Earn University Dean's List Honors

January 20, 2018

BAYONNE, N.J. Several local college students were named to their school's Dean's List for the Fall 2017 semester. 

Anne Seitzinger and Amber Elmadolar eclipsed the 3.50 GPA mark this past Fall to earn the prestigious honors from their respective colleges. 

Seitzinger, a senior Physical Education Teacher student at East Stroudsburg, was among the 1,555 students ...

U.S. Vice Consul Speaks to Bayonne H.S. Students on Importance of Foreign Policy

BAYONNE, N.J. – U.S. Vice Consul to Mexico Elizabeth Smith visited Bayonne High School on Monday as part of the U.S. State Department’s Hometown Diplomats program.

Smith spoke to students about the importance of foreign policy and why it matters to forge a successful future.

According to Dan Ward, the Director of Social Studies and Education Media Services at Bayonne High ...

Bayonne Board of Ed: Alonso, Munoz, Valado Set to Take Office on Tuesday

BAYONNE, N.J. – A new era in the Bayonne Board of Education will begin on Tuesday night when two freshly elected trustees will officially take office.

After being delayed due to last week’s snowstorm, newcomers Michael Alonso and Maria Valado, along incumbent Christopher Munoz will take the oath of office at 7:30 p.m. during the district’s reorganization meeting.

Munoz won ...

Challenges Abound for Gov. Murphy, Say Rutgers Experts

January 16, 2018

From legalizing marijuana to funding the public employee pension system, New Jersey’s incoming governor faces challenges that require investments of time, leadership and communication

Phil Murphy, who became New Jersey’s 56th governor on Tuesday, takes the helm of a state facing numerous challenges – fiscal, infrastructure, and transportation, to name a ...

CarePoint Health Among Groups That Made Winter Day Warmer for Residents

January 16, 2018

HUDSON COUNTY – CarePoint Health was among the area organizations that joined together to warm up residents with soup and gently used coats and provide free health care services at Angela Cares headquarters in Jersey City on Jan. 13.

Those who stopped by the “3rd Annual Soup for the Soul & Gently Used Coats” late Saturday morning and early afternoon had their choice of ...

Bayonne Man Arrested Following Newark Police Chase

January 18, 2018

NEWARK, N.J. – A Bayonne man was involved in a Newark police chase early Thursday morning.

David Solomon, 32, of Bayonne, and Omar Ortiz, 36, of Jersey City, were arrested and charged with theft of a tractor trailer around 3:30 a.m.

Officers from Newark’s South Ward were flagged down by a Linden man and told that two men had “broken into his tractor trailer and were ...

Who Stole St. Vincent's Baby Jesus Statue?

BAYONNE, N.J. – The baby Jesus, stolen from St. Vincent’s Church on January 8, was recovered on Tuesday night, according to a report from the Bayonne Police Department.

James Auriemma, 54, was arrested after police obtained video footage from the church grounds that showed him walking near the nativity scene, then taking the Baby Jesus statue.

Auriemma was charged with theft. He ...

Bayonne Police Arrest Suspect in String of Holiday Package Thefts

BAYONNE, N.J. – The December holidays bring out the best in people…and sometimes the worst. Countless news stories appear every December about packages being stolen off the front porches of people’s houses. 2017 was no different

But, for seven Bayonne families, the post-holiday blues got a little better on Wednesday.

Jennifer Nadrowski, 38, of Elm Court, was arrested and ...

Girls Basketball: Chatham Cougars Defeat Bayonne Bees

January 14, 2018

CHATHAM, NJ - There was never a doubt that Veronica Kelly would reach 1,000 career points this season for the Chatham girls basketball team. But on Saturday night, it wasn't a sure thing that the senior forward would reach the milestone before she was whistled for her fifth foul.

Kelly picked up her fourth foul with 4:33 left in the third quarter, needing five more points to reach the ...

N.J. Legislature Passes Football Co-op Bill, Set for Christie Signature

TRENTON, N.J. – Ground-breaking changes to the state’s high school athletic program are about to hit the desk of Gov. Chris Christie.

According to legislation passed by both the state assembly and senate on Monday, local high schools that are a part of a multi-secondary school district will now be allowed to combine teams in any sport if either school has trouble fielding a ...

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Men of Bronze, Harlem’s Rattlers Featured in Union County Black History Month Celebration

January 17, 2018

The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to welcome all residents and visitors to the 2018 Union County Black History Month Celebration event, featuring a screening of Men of Bronze, a rare 1977 documentary about the 369th Regiment in World War I.

Keynote speaker Dr. Jeffery Sammons, Professor of History at New York University, will provide commentary on the film and present his ...