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Police: Contract Garbage Man Steals Amazon Package Off Bayonne Porch

April 13, 2018

BAYONNE, NJ – A contracted garbage man was charged with theft after video surveillance captured him stealing a package off the porch of a Bayonne resident.

Tashan Coaxum, 27 of Jersey City, was issued a ticket after police said he took an Amazon package off the porch an unknown residence on Tuesday.

Police said security footage provided to police by a neighbor shows a Roselle ...

QuickChek Employee Assaulted by Belligerent Patron, Police Say

BAYONNE, NJ – A Bayonne man was arrested following an argument with a local convenience store employee on Friday.`

Leon Stevens, 43, of Lexington Avenue, was charged with simple assault, defiant trespass and resisting arrest after police were called to the QuickChek location at 280 Broadway.

According to a report, employees called police after Stevens got into a verbal argument with ...

Charges Dropped for Two Paterson Men After Nearly 25 Years in Prison

PATERSON, NJ- After 24 years in prison two Paterson men will remain free following a decision by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes not to retry their case.

While clarifying that the decision is in no way a declaration of their innocence, Valdes announced on Friday that the Office has moved to dismiss the matters of State v. Eric Kelley and Ralph Lee. 

According to the ...

Bayonne Schools Continue Free and Tuition-based Pre-School Program

April 20, 2018

BAYONNE, NJ – Tuition-free full-day preschool will return to five locations within the Bayonne School District, along with half-day preschool at every elementary school and a tuition-based program at one location for the 2018-19 school year.

The district made the preschool announcement in a joint press release on Wednesday from Dr. Michael Wanko, superintendent of schools, Joseph ...

Bayonne Schools Extend School Year

BAYONNE, NJ - Following an unprecedented amount of snow days, coupled with the emergency days off during the district-wide shooting threat, the Bayonne Board of Education announced on Thursday that the school year will be extended.

According to a post to the district's Facebook page, the school year will now end on June 25, provided there are no other closings. 

Additionally, ...

Torrential Rain Causes Bayonne Turnpike Ramp Closure and Flooded Roads

April 16, 2018

BAYONNE, NJ - The heavy rain experienced throughout most of Sunday night into Monday morning has caused multiple closures and flooded roads.

According to the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management Facebook page, bridge underpasses and other areas known for flooding are impassable and the New Jersey Turnpike ramp is shutdown.

Drivers needing to access the New Jersey Turnpike can do so using ...

Costco and Atlantic Realty Set to Break Ground in Bayonne

BAYONNE, NJ – Just one month after its official announcement, the ground-breaking ceremony for the Costco going on the Military Ocean Terminal (MOTBY) site will be held on Wednesday.

Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis, along with several city council members will officially kickoff the “new era” of construction in Bayonne, according to a press release from Davis’ 2018 mayoral ...

Trinitas Expands Behavioral Services to Bayonne as it Assumes Ownership of Bayonne Community Mental Health Center

April 12, 2018

BAYONNE, NJ – Trinitas Regional Medical Center is expanding into Bayonne.

According to a Trinitas press release, one of the largest behavioral health and psychiatry departments in the state will take over Bayonne Community Mental Health Center.

“This transition to ownership by Trinitas promises to be as seamless as possible,” Joseph M. Kadian, Psy.D., President and CEO of ...

Former Gov. Florio, Gun Violence Activists, Offer Blueprint

April 12, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Former Gov. James Florio recalls a curious detail about his 1974 Congressional run in New Jersey’s 1st Legislative District: He had the support of the National Rifle Association. 

In today’s political climate, a nod from the gun lobby for a Democratic candidate who supports gun control is unthinkable. But 40 years ago, it was not a big ...

Charges Dropped for Two Paterson Men After Nearly 25 Years in Prison

PATERSON, NJ- After 24 years in prison two Paterson men will remain free following a decision by Passaic County Prosecutor Camelia M. Valdes not to retry their case.

While clarifying that the decision is in no way a declaration of their innocence, Valdes announced on Friday that the Office has moved to dismiss the matters of State v. Eric Kelley and Ralph Lee. 

According to the ...

Bill to Prohibit Children Under 12 From Tackle Football Advances in State Assembly

March 31, 2018

TRENTON, NJ -   A proposed bill which would prohibit children under the age of 12 from participating in tackle football is beginning the path through the New Jersey Legislature.  The Bill  (A-3760) is similar, but not identical, to bills proposed in New York, Maryland, Illinois and California, according to its sponsor, Valerie Vainieri-Huttle (D-37)

Vainieri-Huttle is the ...

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TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Plainfield's Jennifer Popper & Carolyn Wellington

This week's feature will focus on TAPinto Plainfield franchisees Jennifer Popper and Carolyn Wellington. TAPinto.net has more than 70 franchised online, local newspapers. Our franchise owners include journalists, hard-copy newspapers, and thanks to Jennifer and Carolyn, non-profit organizations such as the YMCA.

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LAN Recognized as Top Environmental Company

April 18, 2018

NJBIZ recently named LAN Associates as one of New Jersey's top environmental firms. The recognition appeared in their April 2nd edition, which listed the Top 25 Environmental Firms in the state. The firm rose to a 14th place ranking this year, 13 spots higher than last year’s edition. 

“It’s always exciting to see your company’s name on an NJBIZ list, and ...