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Bayonne Library to Host ‘Make and Take’

February 18, 2019

BAYONNE, NJ - A new program combining reading and crafts is set to launch at the Bayonne Public Library on Saturday, March 5.

Registration for the program, which will take place every other Saturday and is open to Bayonne children age 6-8, will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Monday, February 25. Registration is limited to 20 children.

Children participating in “Make and Take” will hear a ...

Tips for Driving in Snow and Ice in Bayonne

BAYONNE, NJ -- Winter storms, bad weather and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. In fact, about 46 percent of all crashes involving bad weather take place in the winter.

AAA analyzed bad weather and crashes over a five-year period. The study found that the highest ...

Bayonne Schools Closed Tuesday

BAYONNE, NJ - The Bayonne Board of Education has announced all public schools will be Tuesday  due to anticipated inclement weather.

Health Alert: Infants' Ibuprofen Recalled Due to High Concentrations

February 7, 2019

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, NJ - Three lots of infants' ibuprofen concentrated oral suspension USP 50mg per 1.25ML have been recalled to due potential higher concentrations of ibuprofen, announced Tris Pharma Inc.

The recalled products have been found to potentially have higher concentrations of ibuprofen, the company said in a press release. The product is used as a pain reliever/fever ...

Rutgers University Student Diagnosed With Meningitis

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Rutgers University student has been diagnosed with meningitis, and the university has sent a message to other students about steps to take as a precaution.

The student with the disease was hospitalized Monday is receiving treatment and is recovering, Dr. Melodee Lasky, University Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health and Wellness said in an email sent to students on ...

5th Grade Students Visit Bayonne Fire Museum

February 14, 2019

BAYONNE, NJ - Grade 5 Social Studies students from Washington Community School celebrated a great morning of local history this week with a visit to the Bayonne Fire Department Museum. Bayonne Fire Captain Donald Haiber who serves as the unofficial curator of the facility led the tour.

Bayonne Students Learn About Medieval Europe and Ancient Egypt

BAYONNE, NJ - Seventh and eighth grade students from Nicholas Oresko Community School recently visited the Metropolitan Museum of Art with their Social Studies teacher, Mrs. Nowak.

The eighth grade students had a chance to learn about Medieval Europe with the Hall of Arms and Armor being big hit and their young counterparts learned about and saw for themselves the wonders of Ancient ...

Chili Cook-Off Set for March 1

February 14, 2019

BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne’s “hottest” chefs are invited to participate in the 2nd Annual Chili Cook-Off on Friday, March 1.

Following on from the inaugural event’s success in 2018, the City of Bayonne, the Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone, and the Bayonne Chamber of Commerce are once again hosting the fundraising event which they are postive will be “a fun time with ...

TAPinto Bayonne Photos: Bayonne Businesses Feeling Valentine’s Day Love

BAYONNE, NJ - Mayor Jimmy Davis and the Bayonne UEZ are reminding residents that there's no reason to leave Broadway to get your loved one a gift this Valentine's Day.

Whether it's a great meal, organic soaps and bath products, mouth watering homemade chocolates, beautiful fresh cut flowers, or a wide variety of specialty gifts, Bayonne has it all!

Shop Local for Valentine's Day This Weekend, Enter to Win a Spa Day!

BAYONNE, NJ - Mayor Jimmy Davis and the Bayonne UEZ are reminding residents that there's no reason to leave Broadway to get your loved one a gift this Valentine's Day.

Whether it's organic soaps and bath products, mouth watering homemade chocolates, beautiful fresh cut flowers, or a wide variety of specialty gifts, Bayonne has it all!

This year, thanks to the Bayonne UEZ/SID, ...

One Shot in Monday Morning Incident

February 11, 2019

BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne police are investigating a shooting that took place at approximately 9:23 a.m. Monday.

According to Lt. Eric Amato, police responded to the area of 18th Street and Avenue C on reports of shots fire and located the victim, a male in his thirties, at 438 Avenue C with apparent gunshot wounds. The victim was  transported to the Jersey City Medical Center for ...

Bayonne Police Promote Seven

BAYONNE, NJ - Local and police officials gathered in Bayonne’s City Council Chambers on Wednesday to celebrate the promotion of seven patrolman to the rank of sergeant.

With their colleagues, families, and other supporters looking on Joseph Styles, Anthony Pelliccio, Mark Fabbricatore, Matthew Lindquist, Carmen Cutro, Chester Konopka, and Steven Rhodes all beamed with pride as they took ...

‘Cooked & Uncorked’ Festival to Showcase NJ Firefighters’ Culinary Talents

February 11, 2019

These firefighters don’t just put out flames — they use them to make duck confit-stuffed ravioli with bacon and English pea puree. That’s how South Orange Local 24 won the gourmet category during last year’s Cooked & Uncorked food and wine festival, which is coming up for the 9th time this month on Feb. 25 in Edison, NJ.

Hosted by the New Jersey Firefighters Mutual ...

Six Venues to Participate in Tonight's Music on Broadway

BAYONNE, NJ- Six local restaurants and bars are set to welcome musicians and guests as part of Friday's Music on Broadway.

Music on Broadway is a weekly event launched to bring added energy and vibrancy to the restaurants along the Broadway corridor.


Saturday Fire That Destroyed Three Homes Ruled Accidental. Mayor Davis Leads Effort to Provide Relief to Victims

February 7, 2019

BAYONNE, NJ - Mayor Jimmy Davis gathered a mini-army on Wednesday to provide continued support to the victims of the Andrew Street fire that occurred last Saturday.

Davis was joined by Council-President Sharon Ashe-Nadrowski, 1st Ward Councilman Neil Carroll III, and 2nd Ward Councilman Sal Gullace and Bayonne’s Office of Emergency Management at the city hall meeting that also included ...

Gov. Murphy: Minimum Wage to Increase to $15 by 2024 (VIDEO)

ELIZABETH, NJ – New Jersey residents are on their way to making $15 per hour at work.

Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation on Monday that will gradually raise the states’ minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2024.

“For far too long, too many of our fellow New Jerseyans have been struggling to survive on wages that have not kept up with the cost of living,” Murphy ...

Bayonne Police Make Arrests in Two Shootings

February 15, 2019

BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne police made a pair of arrests on subsequent days following investigations into two unrelated shootings.

According to Lt. Eric Amato, Jonathan G. Belle, 36, was arrested on Thursday after being identified as the shooter in a Wednesday incident. Officials state that police were called to the area of West 18th Street between Avenue C and Kennedy Boulevard on a report of ...

Newark Man Arrested in Lottery Thefts

BAYONNE, NJ - "All it takes is a dollar and a dream," the lottery commercials once stated. Unfortunately for one man, the dollar, or more than $2300 of them, were missing.

Already incarcerated in Essex County Jail for similar thefts in multiple municipalities, Antonio J. Matteo was arrested by members of the Bayonne Police Detective Bureau for his role in the thefts of lottery ...

Bayonne High School Athletes Set to Make History Sunday

February 16, 2019

BAYONNE, NJ- Three Bayonne High School wrestlers are set to make history on Sunday as they head to Red Bank to compete in the first ever girls wrestling state regional tournament. While females have long competed against boys on the mat this season marks the sport was officially recognized by the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA), the body that oversees high ...

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Newark Hospital Allows Twins With Bleeding Disorder to Lead Normal Lives

February 13, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - Daniel and Danielle Jenkins suffer from Von Willebrand Disease (VWD), a genetic bleeding disorder that prevents blood from clotting.

But despite the disease, the 17-year old twins from Carteret have had otherwise completely normal childhood thanks to the Blood Research Institute at Saint Michael’s Medical Center in Newark, where they have been patients since they were ...

Alyssa's Law: Silent Alarms and Other Emergency Measures in Schools Get Bi-Partisan Support

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - On February 14 2018, a gunman entered Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, murdering fourteen high schoolers and three staff members.

Among those lost was New Jersey native, Alyssa Alhadeff, who had moved from Woodcliff Lake to Parkland just a few years prior. Alyssa was a fourteen year old student, who played soccer, loved being around her ...

With Amazon Reportedly Reconsidering New York Location for HQ2 is Newark Back in the Mix?

NEWARK, NJ - The retail giant Amazon picked other locations over Newark for its second headquarters, but now the Washington Post is reporting the company may be reconsidering its New York City decision.

Newark and 19 other locations were finalists for Amazon’s second headquarters, which prompted officials in each location to offer sweet tax incentive packages to lure the company.

Assembly Democratic Bill Package Designed to Create Fairness and Transparency in Civil Asset Forfeiture Cases Clears Assembly Panel

February 8, 2019

TRENTON, NJ  – Seeking to protect citizens from unfair and unclear civil asset forfeiture practices, Assembly Democrats Lisa Swain, Nicholas Chiaravalloti, Nancy Pinkin and Angela McKnight sponsored a legislative package revising certain state civil forfeiture practices, increasing transparency in these practices and studying how those who lack legal representation are affected. The ...

Parkland: One Year Later

February 14, 2019

PARKLAND, FL- Today marks the one year anniversary of the Stoneman Douglas tragedy. As we reflect on the past year and look towards the future, those of us fortunate enough to call Parkland home are awash in emotions. First and foremost, we continue to grieve as a community. Each significant milestone of the year reminds us more of who is missing than who is present. Parkland is not the same ...