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Ten Facts About Independence Day You May Not Know

July 3, 2022

UNITED STATES -- Many Americans will celebrate the Fourth of July holiday with backyard BBQs, picnics or a trip to the beach. But did you know that Independence Day was not a paid federal holiday until 1938? (source: ACEI-Global). 

1. Thomas Jefferson was not the only author of The Declaration of Independence
While Thomas Jefferson is often called the “author” ...

La Pelusa Elected City Council President

BAYONNE, NJ - In its first official action, the newly sworn in Bayonne City Council named Third Ward Councilman Gary La Pelusa as president.

La Pelusa is the longest serving member of the current council and has been a member of the body under four mayors: Joe Doria, Terrence Malloy, Mark Smith, and Davis.

He is the owner of a local landscaping company, head of a civic association and ...

Hudson County Schools of Technology Hosts Industry Partner Breakfast

SECAUCUS, NJ – Hudson County Schools of Technology held its 2022 Industry Partner Breakfast on Tuesday at the Frank J. Gargiulo Campus to recognize the invaluable educational and professional contributions made by HCST’s many industry partners throughout the state. The event also provided an opportunity for partners to network with each other, as well as with teachers and staff who ...

FDA Says Parents Should Not Use Baby Neck Floats Due to Risk of Injury or Death

Parents, caregivers, and health care providers are being warned to not use neck floats with babies for water therapy interventions, especially with babies who have developmental delays or special needs, such as spina bifida, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type 1, Down syndrome, or cerebral palsy, announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The use of these products can lead to ...

La Pelusa Elected City Council President

July 2, 2022

BAYONNE, NJ - In its first official action, the newly sworn in Bayonne City Council named Third Ward Councilman Gary La Pelusa as president.

La Pelusa is the longest serving member of the current council and has been a member of the body under four mayors: Joe Doria, Terrence Malloy, Mark Smith, and Davis.

He is the owner of a local landscaping company, head of a civic association and ...

Faced with Reassignment Mathews Resigns from City Position

BAYONNE, NJ - Melissa Mathews tendered her resignation from the City of Bayonne in a June 30 letter, her last official day as business administrator.

Mathews became the first woman to serve as business administrator when appointed to the position in March 2020.

Mayor Jimmy Davis previously notified her that her term as business administrator would not be renewed as of June 30, after which ...

Bayonne High School Graduation Celebrates Class of 2022

June 24, 2022

BAYONNE, NJ - A heavy mist hanging over Ahern Veterans Stadium on June 22 did not derail the holding of the 135th Bayonne High School Commencement ceremony, although the threat of rain, perhaps mercifully, cut short some of the planned speeches by school and city officials.

Family members, friends and other well-wishers filled the bleachers, umbrellas keeping off the mist as the 619 ...

Eye on the Prize. Menendez, Jr. Considers Best Way to Serve Constituents Once Elected

June 20, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Robert Menendez Jr. is caught in an odd place, he told TAPinto recently.

Fresh off an overwhelming victory in the Democratic primary, and poised to win a similar victory in November’s general election, he said people come up to him often seeking help. The problem is, even after being elected in November he won’t be taking office until January, and isn’t in a ...

Bayonne Inaugural Celebration to Include Mass, Music, and Fireworks

June 26, 2022

BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis will be sworn in for his third term at a public ceremony scheduled for Friday, July 1. Council Member At-Large Loyad Booker, Jr., Council Member At-Large Juan M. Perez, First Ward Council Member Neil J. Carroll III, Second Ward Council Member Jacqueline Weimmer, and Third Ward Council Member Gary LaPelusa, Sr. will also take their oaths of office during the ...

Christmas Coming to St. Vincent De Paul Church this July

BAYONNE, NJ - St. Vincent De Paul Church will be holding a “Christmas in July” Crafts event on Sunday, July 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Robinson Hall, 979 Avenue C.

Vendors will include: Younique, Origami Owl, Flying Wood USA, City Girl Paints, Pampered Chef, Scentsy, Monat, Paparazzi, Color Street, Touchstone Crystals, Thirty-One Bags, Family First Life, ItzAnAffairEnt, Saw Stain ...

FDA Says Parents Should Not Use Baby Neck Floats Due to Risk of Injury or Death

July 2, 2022

Parents, caregivers, and health care providers are being warned to not use neck floats with babies for water therapy interventions, especially with babies who have developmental delays or special needs, such as spina bifida, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type 1, Down syndrome, or cerebral palsy, announced the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The use of these products can lead to ...

Health Officials Announce First Case Of Monkeypox in New Jersey

TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) announced on Monday the first possible case of monkeypox in the state. A PCR test conducted by the Department’s Public Health and Environmental Laboratories confirmed the presence of orthopoxvirus in a Jersey City individual on June 18. A confirmatory test for the monkeypox virus, one of the viruses associated with the ...

Ten Facts About Independence Day You May Not Know

July 3, 2022

UNITED STATES -- Many Americans will celebrate the Fourth of July holiday with backyard BBQs, picnics or a trip to the beach. But did you know that Independence Day was not a paid federal holiday until 1938? (source: ACEI-Global). 

1. Thomas Jefferson was not the only author of The Declaration of Independence
While Thomas Jefferson is often called the “author” ...

Bayonne Library Offers Free Afternoon and Evening Summer Movies

BAYONNE, NJ - The Bayonne Public Library is offering a series of free afternoon and evening summer movies on Wednesdays from July 6 through August 31 at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the O’Connor Gallery on the second floor of the library.  The building is located at 31st Street and Avenue C.  

All the movies scheduled for the library have been released in the last ...

Emily to the Rescue

June 27, 2022

BAYONNE, NJ - The Bayonne Fire Department has become the first in the state to employ the new Emergency Integrated Lifesaving Lanyard (Emily), an automatic jet-propelled watercraft that can be deployed to waterways around Bayonne.

Historically, Bayonne has responded to a number of events from stranded boaters to people at risk of drowning. The craft will be used in the three principal ...

Brooklyn Man Arrested For Stealing Grill from Bayonne Lowes

BAYONNE, NJ – A Brooklyn man was taken into custody at 4:57 a.m. Thursday for possession of heroin, narcotic paraphernalia and the theft of a grill, Captain Eric Amato announced. 

According to a statement, officers in the area observed a white van exiting the parking lot of Lowes and entering a nearby lot. When a random check of the license plate did not match the vehicle, ...

Family of Drowning Victims Files $100 Million Lawsuit

June 27, 2022

BAYONNE, NJ - While  investigations into what happened to cause two brothers to drown in a school pool in Bayonne are not complete, surviving family members have filed a $100 million lawsuit against the Bayonne Public School District, as well as the City of Bayonne, Hudson County, Bayonne’s superintendent of schools, and the school.  

Attorneys representing the family in ...

Our Lady Of Grace To Hold 5th Annual Pride Mass

June 23, 2022

HOBOKEN, NJ —  As part of an ongoing effort to welcome the LGBTQ community into the church, Our Lady of Grace Church will continue its tradition of hosting a special Mass to mark Pride Month.

This year’s service will be held Sunday, June 26 at 10:30 a.m. and all LGBTQ individuals, along with their families, and LGBTQ allies.

Now in its 5th year, the Mass is not only a way ...

Softball: Bayonne Sweeps HCIAL Post-Season Honors

June 30, 2022

BAYONNE, NJ -- Five members of the Bayonne softball team were named to the 2022 HCIAL American Division first team. 

Bayonne also had the division's Player of the Year, Pitcher of the Year and Coach of the Year.

Senior Mia Bermudez was named the HCIAL American Division Player of the Year. Gabriella Diaz was selected as the division's Pitcher of the Year in a poll of conference ...

Bayonne Baseball Players to Take Part in Underclass All-Star Game This Week

BAYONNE, NJ -- Three members of the Bayonne High School baseball team will be representing the Bees at the Under Class Quad County All-Star Game this week.

On Thursday, June 30, Nolan Geisler, Chris Valencia and Justin Hoffmann will be playing in the event, which will take place at 7 p.m. at Community Park in North Brunswick.

Geisler is a left-handed pitcher who just completed his sophomore ...

Baseball: Late Rally by Gov. Livingston Defeats Bayonne, 6-5, in Summer League Opener

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -- In the opening game of the High School Developmental League summer season, Bayonne built a four-run lead before Gov. Livingston rallied for a 6-5 victory on Thursday.

Bayonne led, 5-1, going to the bottom of the fifth inning. Gov. Livingston scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh to send the game into extra innings, and then the Highlanders won with a run in the ...

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Hudson County Schools of Technology Hosts Industry Partner Breakfast

July 2, 2022

SECAUCUS, NJ – Hudson County Schools of Technology held its 2022 Industry Partner Breakfast on Tuesday at the Frank J. Gargiulo Campus to recognize the invaluable educational and professional contributions made by HCST’s many industry partners throughout the state. The event also provided an opportunity for partners to network with each other, as well as with teachers and staff who ...

NJ Transit Will Conduct Redesign Of Hudson County Bus Network

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — NJ Transit will soon begin examining COVID-19’s impact on local bus networks in Hudson County and what changes can be made to improve those services, the statewide transit agency recently announced.

The project — which is being funded through a $514,045 federal grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration — ...

Hudson County to Begin Distributing COVID Vaccines to Children 6 Months and Older

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise and the Hudson County Vaccine Task Force have announced that that they will begin distributing COVID-19 vaccines to children ages six months and up on Wednesday. 

Parents can register for an appointment by clicking here. Walk in vaccines will also be available.

“The CDC’s approval of vaccines for children six months and ...

How to Start Working Out: A Guide for Fitness Beginners

So you’re ready to start working out. Congrats! You’ve officially taken the first step to creating a happier and healthier life for yourself. If you’re wondering where to go from here, we’ve listed five of the most frequently asked fitness questions (and their answers) to help you get started.

Do I Need to Work Out Every Day?

If your goal is to lose weight and get ...

4 Undeniably Delicious and Healthy Single-Serving Recipes

Whether you’re late for work and rushing out the door, packing a lunch for the day to come, or making dinner after a long day at work, you don’t likely want to spend your time cooking a large, complicated meal for just one person. 

But it can be challenging to find recipes that meet your desired cooking time and sound appealing. Thankfully, there are recipes that will nourish ...

Hudson County Community College to Co-host Free Educational Event on the Cannabis Culture of New Jersey

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hudson County Community College (HCCC) and Cannademix will co-host a daylong special event, “The Cannabis Culture of New Jersey: A Community Cannabis Conversation.” The FREE event will take place Thursday, June 23, 2022, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the HCCC Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street, Jersey City – just two blocks from the Journal Square ...

Can Lame Ducks Still Fly?

TRENTON, NJ — Things have never looked better for the Democrats who rule Trenton these days. Flush with federal cash. Democratic majorities in the Assembly and Senate. A Governor re-elected as a Democrat last November for the first time in four decades. 

It’s a real bubbly bonhomie in the state’s capital as they tie up the last loose strings of the state’s $50 ...

Milestones

Bayonne Head Start 2022 Graduates

July 1, 2022

Bayonne Head Start 2022 Graduates 

Parents Inc.’s Family Helpline Provides Families with FREE 24-Hour Help, Hope and Support

June 22, 2022

No one ever said being a parent or teen was easy.
 

Whether you’re a parent dealing with the “terrible twos” or a teenager feeling lost and confused, help and support is just a phone call away.
 

Parents Inc. offers the Family Helpline (1-800-THE-KIDS) - a free and confidential statewide service that offers 24/7 live support for parents, teens, children and ...

Viking Pest Control, Local Exterminator Offers Discount On Award-Winning Mosquito, Tick and Spotted Lanternfly Services

Viking Pest Control (Viking Pest), an award-winning pest control company based in Basking Ridge, N.J., was rated top 10 in the country for pest control and top 5 for mosquito and termite service by Forbes Home, and best in the country for sustainability by The Spruce. In celebration of this recognition, Viking Pest is offering new customers a $50 discount on all services.

In addition to the ...