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'Appreciate a Dragon Day' Set for January 16

January 6, 2019

BAYONNE, NJ - The Bayonne Public Library will hold “Appreciate a Dragon Day” for Bayonne children aged five to seven on Wednesday, January 16.

According to Mayor Jimmy Davis and Bayonne Library Director J.P. Porcaro the event, to be held in the Children’s Room of the Library will include stories about dragons and a dragon egg hunt.

The fun will start at 3:30 p.m. and end ...

Bayonne Parking Authority to Test New Meters

January 14, 2019

BAYONNE, NJ - The Bayonne Parking Authority is gearing up for a trial run of new parking meters that will cover two spaces instead of just one.

According to Mayor Jimmy Davis the meters are due to be installed on Broadway between 22nd and 25th Streets and will be tested for three months at which point City officials will evaluate the effectiveness of the new meters as they consider parking ...

Madame Amelia Brings Glamour to Bayonne

BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne’s business community got more glamorous with the Saturday opening of Madame Amelia.

The make up artistry and photography studio located at 1091 Avenue C is headed to Amelia Hill, a self-described “mompreneur," and protege of reality star and make up artist Alexa Prisco, perhaps better know as the Glam Fairy.

While clients will visit the location ...

Firefighters Beat Back Blaze at Bayonne Dry Dock

January 17, 2019

BAYONNE, NJ - Members of the Bayonne Fire Department responded to the report of a fire at the Bayonne Dry Dock facility at approximately 7:20 p.m. on Thursday.

Upon arrival, crews found a large storage container fully engulfed in flames and began immediately to knock it back. According to Fire Chief Keith Weaver the fire was brought under control in less than an hour.

“Our ...

Front Window at Classic Skate Shop Shattered in Altercation

BAYONNE, NJ- Three men were involved in an altercation on Friday that led to the front window of the Classic Skate Shop being shattered when they crashed into it.

According to Lt. Eric Amato, a 20-year-old male reported that while he was standing in line to gain entrance he was approached by another male who began arguing with him. The suspect then began striking the victim with a closed ...

No Injuries in Thursday Blaze

BAYONNE, NJ - No injuries were reported following a house fire Thursday morning. 

According to Fire Chief Keith Weaver the members of the Bayonne Fire Department were dispatched to 12 Elco Court at approximately 7:00 a.m. on reports of the odor of smoke.

Arriving firefighters found a fire on the third floor of the building that was extending into the attic space and, Weaver ...

Music on Broadway This Friday

January 9, 2019

BAYONNE, NJ- Mayor Jimmy Davis and the Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone have announced the lineup of restaurants and musicians taking part in 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.

This Friday, January 11, six restaurants will be participating, presenting ...

Assemblyman Nicholas Chiaravalloti Delivers Groceries to Furloughed Coast Guard Employees

January 17, 2019

BAYONNE, NJ - Offering his support to the members of the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) currently working in Bayonne without pay due to the shutdown of the federal government, Assemblyman Nicholas Chiaravalloti delivered several bags of nonperishable goods to their base on Thursday.

“Bayonne is proud to call itself home to a U.S Coast Guard base. Many of those individuals live in Bayonne and ...

'People of Faith' Invited to Hebrew 'Crash Course'

January 6, 2019

BAYONNE, NJ - An effort to expand knowledge of the Hebrew language among the Jewish community of Bayonne and Jersey City is continuing according to religious leaders.

According to Rabbi Jacob Benzaquen the effort is part of the NJOP’s two-decade old Read Hebrew America and Canada campaign that is expected to reach 12,000 affiliated and unaffiliated Jews and all people of faith and ...

Bullet Pierces Apartment Wall, Man Arrested for Unlawful Possession of Weapon

January 17, 2019

BAYONNE, NJ - A Bayonne man was arrested on Wednesday and charged with possession of an unregistered handgun.

According to Lt. Eric Amato, Gregory D. Moylan, 39, was arrested in the area of 30th Street and Kennedy Blvd at approximately 12:50 p.m. after he was identified as the individual who unlawfully stored a handgun inside of an apartment at 50 Kennedy Boulevard.

The report continued ...

Homeless Man Charged with Attempted Arson After Dousing Hallway, Floors, with Lighter Fluid

BAYONNE, NJ - A homeless man was arrested on Friday and charged with attempted aggravated arson after he was spotted writing on the hallway walls of a building in the area of 34th Street and Avenue E.

According to Lt. Eric Amato, Bayonne police officers responded to the area at approximately 7:06 a.m. and located the man, later identified at Patrick Marriner, 32. Finding him to be in ...

Bayonne Recreation Searching for Future NBA Stars

January 8, 2019

BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne children 13 and under are invited to show off their dribbling, shooting, and rebounding skills at a special basketball competition being hosted by the Bayonne Division of Recreation on Saturday.

The Jr. NBA Skills Challenge, presented by Under Armour,  will be held at the Bayonne Ice Rink Gym beginning at 3:00 p.m. for the boys and 4:00 p.m. for the girls.

JFK Knights Fall Short Against Top Ranked Gill St. Bernard's

PATERSON, NJ- In a game that lacked nothing in spectacular plays, the John F. Kennedy Knights boys’ varsity basketball squad fell short to highly ranked state powerhouse Gill St. Bernard’s High School on Thursday.

Held before a raucous capacity crowd at the gymnasium of Paterson’s Don Bosco Technology Academy, the visitors from Chester, also ...

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NJ Law Banning Smoking at Public Beaches and Parks Starts Wednesday

January 16, 2019

TRENTON, NJ - Legislation signed last summer prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey goes into effect Wednesday. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.”

According to the American Lung Association, more than 480,000 people die from tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke, making it the leading cause of preventable ...

Governor Murphy to Deliver State of the State Address Tuesday

TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy will deliver his 2019 State of the State address at the New Jersey Statehouse on Tuesday. The speech is expected to begin at 2:00 p.m.


The annual address delivered by New Jersey's top elected official is often used as an opportunity to highlight accomplishments from the previous 12 months and lay out a vision for the coming 12 months. According ...

Assemblyman Nicholas Chiaravalloti Drafting Legislation to Keep Driver's Eyes on the Road

BAYONNE, NJ - Reports of a school bus driver using the popular app FaceTime while driving has prompted Assemblyman Nicholas Chiaravalloti to begin crafting legislation to address distracted driving. His hope, he said, is to “educate drivers and change behaviors.”

Citing a statistic that in 2016 217 of the 570 fatal vehicles crashes that occurred in New Jersey the lawmaker said that ...

N.J. Department of Human Services: February SNAP Benefits to be Paid January 19

January 12, 2019

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Human Services announced today that Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients will be receiving their February benefits early because of the continued federal government shutdown.

Recipients who received a SNAP benefit in January and were scheduled to receive the benefit again in February will receive them on Jan. 19 on ...

‘Family Squabble’ Won’t Impede Progess in Trenton in 2019

January 11, 2019

As we begin another year in Trenton, I wanted to highlight some of the important issues the public should know about.  As most of you know, Democrats control the Governor’s Office, NJ Senate and NJ Assembly – which means every fight is a family squabble.  If your family is like mine, you know family fights get nastier and more intense than ...