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Davis Touts Proposed Pedestrian Bridge That Would Connect Waterfront Walkways

June 14, 2021

BAYONNE, NJ - A new pedestrian bridge could connect sections of waterfront walkway between South Cove Mall and the Peninsula at Bayonne Harbor if approved by the state Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP).

The new bridge would be constructed near the entrance to the Bayonne Golf Course walkway and connect to a walkway that runs along the southern shore of the former Military Ocean ...

Potential Vote on $95 Million Hospital Bond Ordinance Delayed Again

BAYONNE, NJ - The Bayonne City council will once again delay their vote on a  $95 million bond ordinance intended to cover the cost of the potential purchase of land on which the Bayonne Medical Center stands.

Although slated for consideration at the body’s June 16 meeting, the lack of a necessary approval by the New Jersey Local Finance Board will force the council to put off the ...

Restaurants Offer Entertainment, Outdoor Spaces to Bring Back Diners

NEW JERSEY — Indoor dining is back at full capacity in restaurants around the Garden State. But while some diners have been eager to get back inside, many have gotten out of the habit, and some still eye gathering maskless indoors with trepidation.

To woo diners back, some restaurants are turning to enhanced outdoor spaces, live entertainment and good old-fashioned fun.

Khris Raina, ...

Storage Facility to Make Way for Warehouse

BAYONNE, NJ - The Bayonne City Council is expected to name Sixth Wave Logistic LLC as the redeveloper of property located at 69-71 New Hook Access Road at its June 16 meeting.

According to plans, Sixth Wave Logistics would demolish a portion of the Delta Storage building and construct a new 195,000 square foot warehouse on the parking lot just off Lefante Way and New Hook Road. There ...

Potential Vote on $95 Million Hospital Bond Ordinance Delayed Again

June 14, 2021

BAYONNE, NJ - The Bayonne City council will once again delay their vote on a  $95 million bond ordinance intended to cover the cost of the potential purchase of land on which the Bayonne Medical Center stands.

Although slated for consideration at the body’s June 16 meeting, the lack of a necessary approval by the New Jersey Local Finance Board will force the council to put off the ...

City Council to Hear from Bonding Professional on Hospital Deal

BAYONNE, NJ - Council President Sharon Nadrowski has asked the city’s bonding professionals to attend the June 9 caucus meeting. The request comes after the legislative body tabled an ordinance on May 12 that would have authorized the city to bond $95 million for the potential purchase of the land under Bayonne Medical Center.

“They are going to give us a presentation on what ...

Unmasking Bayonne's Students

June 11, 2021

BAYONNE, NJ - Students participating in in-class instruction will be able to unmask while in certain learning settings, Bayonne Superintendent John Niesz has said. Earlier this month, as a result of rising temperatures, Gov. Phil Murphy authorized school districts to relax mandates for face coverings indoors. 

With many of Bayonne’s aging school buildings lacking air conditioning, ...

Bayonne Social Studies Students Remember 9-11

BAYONNE, NJ - Though not even born when the worst terrorist attack on American soil took place, social studies students as William Shemin Midtown Community School won't soon forget 9/11.

The students, led by their teacher Mrs. Aiello, recently participated in a virtual tour of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum. Mrs. Aiello and her colleagues organized the tour as part of the ...

Hudson County Republicans to Hold Reorganization Tuesday

June 9, 2021

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - The Hudson County Republican Organization will hold their Party reorganization on Tuesday, June 15, Chairman Jose Arango has announced. The event take place at the Boulevard (formerly Scheutzen Park), 3167 John F Kennedy Blvd in North Bergen and begin at 6:00 p.m. 

A vote for party officers, including Chairman, will be held and general party business will be discussed, ...

Deadline for Mail-In Ballot Applications for NJ Primary is June 1

NEW JERSEY - Primary Election Day is Tuesday, June 8. Candidates for General Assembly, State Senate, and Governor, will appear on the ballot. Polls will be open for in-person voting across the state. 

For those registered voters wishing to cast their ballot by mail, the deadline to request a vote-by-mail ballot is June 1. 

The application for a mail-in ballot can be ...

Power Outages Hit Jersey City, Bayonne Wednesday

June 10, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A downed power pole followed by a manhole fire caused large swaths of Jersey City’s Eastside and Greenville neighborhoods to lose power in two separate incidents Wednesday.

The first outage hit at about 3:00 p.m. and also knocked out traffic lights along the Route 440 as well as power in shopping centers in the area.  A few hours later, a larger outage, which also ...

Bayonne Can Refuse Sale of Hospital Proposed Buyer Says, Not So Fast Rival Responds

June 9, 2021

BAYONNE, NJ - Hudson Regional Hospital (HRH) is offering the City of Bayonne a right-of-first refusal should it ever sell the property where Bayonne Medical Center sits.

“Bayonne and Hudson Regional Hospital are fighting for the same thing: that Bayonne Medical Center should always be a high-performing acute care facility,” Dr. Nizar Kifaieh, CEO of Hudson Regional Hospital, said.

No Masking Partisanship in Face Covering, Vaccine, Reopening Debate: Rutgers Poll

NEW BRUSWICK, NJ — As vaccination rates increase and prospects of normal life return more than a year into the coronavirus pandemic, New Jerseyans differ on various aspects of this “new normal” and how comfortable they feel, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.

Almost all New Jerseyans support (63% “strongly,” 24% “somewhat”) fully ...

Tour Historic WWII Aircraft at Trenton-Mercer County Airport this Weekend

June 11, 2021

EWING, NJ -- Several World War II aircraft will be flying into Trenton-Mercer Airport this week for tourists to view. The CAF AirPower History Tour featuring historic World War II aircraft will provide cockpit tours, flight demonstrations, and rides.  

The event features the B-29 Superfortress FIFI, the most advanced bomber of World War II; the T-6 Texan, legendary ...

Family, Friends Celebrate Groundbreaking Bayonne Veteran

June 1, 2021

BAYONNE, NJ - At 90 years old, Willie Stewart may be Bayonne's oldest living African American Air Force veteran. Born and raised locally, Stewart, who enlisted in the military at just 17 years old, was celebrated Monday, with friends and family, including his grandnephew Will Sampson III, a US Navy veteran, at Liberty State Park. 

Born in the depths of the Great Depression, ...

Bayonne Welcomes Wash Hounds

June 11, 2021

BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne drivers have a new option for keeping their rides looking spotless and running smoothly.

On Wednesday Mayor Jimmy Davis joined Council members Juan Perez and Sal Gullace to welcome Wash Hounds to 160 E. 22nd Street.

Bayonne’s newest business offers car wash and detailing services as well as oil changes.

Faded Concepts Brings New Style to Bayonne

BAYONNE, NJ - Mayor Jimmy Davis and the Bayonne City Council celebrated the opening of Faded Concepts Barbershop, 687 Avenue A at 30th Street, with a ribbon cutting Thursday.

The barbershop, opened on May 19 by Andy Cartagena and Stephanie Villeda, offers haircutting and waxing services.

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Local Police Officers Carry 'Flame of Hope' Through Hudson County

June 12, 2021

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - More than 3,000 law enforcement officers took to the streets of their local communities on one of 26 separate routes to help carry the "Flame of Hope" a distance of nearly 750 miles throughout the Garden State to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics New Jersey on Friday.

Delayed last year until October by COVID-19, the 40th annual Torch Run resumed in ...

Bayonne Police Make Quick Arrest in Gas Station Robbery

BAYONNE, NJ -  An immediate and intense investigation into the Tuesday armed robbery at the Quick Chek on East 22nd Street led to the quick arrest of the man Bayonne police say was responsible for the incident.

According to Captain Eric Amato, Levern Edmonds, 55, was taken into custody from his home at approximately 8:30 a.m. Wednesday. A report said that during the incident Edmonds ...

Knife-Wielding Man Shot Dead by Bayonne Police Identified

June 11, 2021

BAYONNE, NJ – An armed Bayonne man that was shot dead by Bayonne police on Monday has been identified as Lee Waskiewicz, 47.

A statement by the Attorney General’s Office also identified that officers of the Bayonne Police Department who fired their service weapons at Waskiewicz as Officer Timothy Ballance Jr. and Officer Edward Taveras.

According to the preliminary ...

Bayonne Man Arrested on Drugs Charges Following Investigation by Federal, County and Local Authorities

BAYONNE, NJ - A 39-year-old Bayonne man was arrested by members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force Monday on charges involving controlled dangerous substances following an investigation.

According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, investigators searched the Mechanic Street home of William Milner, where they recovered approximately 123 grams of ...

RWJBarnabas and New Jersey City University Partnership Benefits Student-Athletes

June 9, 2021

When Shawn Tucker became the athletic director of New Jersey City University, one of his first priorities was to partner with RWJBarnabas Health.

At his previous job at Rutgers University, Tucker saw the benefits of the university’s partnership with RWJBarnabas and wanted the same for the student-athletes at NJCU.

So in 2019, NJCU entered into an agreement with RWJBarnabas to provide ...

Baseball: Bayonne Falls to Westfield in 8 Innings in Sectional Quarterfinal

WESTFIELD, NJ - Westfield scored a run in the bottom of the eighth inning for a 5-4 baseball victory over Bayonne in the quarterfinal round of the Section 2, Group 4 tournament on Saturday.

The Bees (14-11) had a 4-1 lead going to the bottom of the second inning, but Westfield (14-11) kept them off the scoreboard after that.

Quincy Mitchell and Robert Geisler each went 3-for-4 with a double ...

Baseball: Bayonne Beats Gov. Livingston, 3-2

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ — Chris Valencia pitched a two-hitter to lift Bayonne to a 3-2 regular-season victory over Gov. Livingston on Thursday.

Valencia struck out three, walked four, and only one of the runs against him was earned. He threw 92 pitches. He also was the vital cog in the Bees' offense.

Valencia singled in two runs when Bayonne (14-10) scored all its runs in the third ...

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Want a Greener Hudson County? Let's Get Growing

Summer is here, and for those with a green thumb, gardens are ready to start blooming! For those of us that haven't quite gotten started, it's not too late to get growing! 

Why Plant a Garden?

Why not? Planting a garden can enhance your home by increasing the green space and makes for a rewarding experience. With some effort, some water and the right weather, you can enjoy such ...

HCCC Construction Management Degree Program, Expanded STEM Programming, and Broadened Community Partnerships are the Focus of the $300K Grant.

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hudson County Community College (HCCC) has been awarded a three-year National Science Foundation (NSF) “New to Advanced Technological Education” grant that will enhance areas of study at the College. The nearly $300,000 grant will support career opportunities for community members leading to a better educated and more skilled workforce for area ...

Dem Chair Joins Davis, Bayonne Officials in Raising Pride Flag

June 8, 2021

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - June has long been recognized as LGBTQ Pride Month, partly in honor of the Stonewall riots which took place in Greenwich Village in June 1969.

The protest not only began a major change in policing policies regarding the gay community, but began a national movement that eventually led to establishing of gay rights backed up monumental rulings from the U.S. Supreme ...

Hudson County Officials Ask for Community Input in Stepped Up Fight Against Food Insecurity

JERSEY CITY, NJ - While efforts to combat the health impact of COVID-19 appear to be working, those that have been established to deal with the economic fallout will need more time to take hold, officials have said.

Some of these issues, such as food insecurity, existed well before the deadly virus began its global spread, but gained more attention as the pandemic greatly increased the number ...

Hudson County Rolls Out Mobile Vaccination Unit

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Hudson County officials have teamed up with the Hudson Regional Health Commission and the Vaccine Task Force to launch a new mobile vaccination unit that will serve as a popup clinic in neighborhoods throughout the county. 

The new unit, a small passenger bus that has been repurposed and outfitted to administer vaccines in the back half of the vehicle, will allow the ...

Bah Humbug... How One School District Just Stole Christmas, Other Holidays from Calendar

June 13, 2021

RANDOLPH, NJ- The Randolph Board of Education voted unanimously to remove the names of all holidays from the school calendar, and plans to simply call everything "Day Off".  The decision shocked those who were left in attendance, after many others had walked out or been asked to leave by security from a raucous public audience that had reached 125 people at one ...

Applicants for a NJ Driver License Can Now Submit an Affidavit in Lieu of Social Security Number or ITIN

TRENTON – Are you in need of a NJ driver license or non-drive ID card but don't have a Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number? No problem. 

The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (NJMVC), as of June 1, 2021, will allow applicants without a Social Security number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) to submit a sworn affidavit to meet ...

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June 10, 2021

Local news is more important than ever.  To fulfill our mission of providing our readers with objective, daily, local news, we’re conducting a survey on what our readers think about TAPinto and how they engage with the news.  We invite you to take our 2021 Reader Survey.   

Your feedback is important to us and helps us improve the quality of your reader ...

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Fire Union President: COVID Couldn't Stop Us From Doing Our Job

June 6, 2021

New Jersey is opening back up and the firefighters, EMTs, and dispatchers of the NJFMBA could not be happier. While protecting our communities is our job, building the community is our passion, and that has been difficult over the past 15 months.

Like everyone, we were struck by the uncertainty that COVID-19 brought to the municipalities we serve. This was an uncertainty that extended across ...

Restaurants Offer Entertainment, Outdoor Spaces to Bring Back Diners

June 14, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Indoor dining is back at full capacity in restaurants around the Garden State. But while some diners have been eager to get back inside, many have gotten out of the habit, and some still eye gathering maskless indoors with trepidation.

To woo diners back, some restaurants are turning to enhanced outdoor spaces, live entertainment and good old-fashioned fun.

Khris Raina, ...

New Jersey Date Night: A Revolutionary Trip to Bordentown

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

Making a day of a date is a great way to create memories with your love, but when you choose to spend that time in Bordentown, it’s guaranteed to go down in relationship history. New Jersey has many historical towns and Bordentown, settled in 1682, is a true standout. Here you can visit the Clara ...

Take Time To Get Lost In A Story: 5 Book Genres For You To Enjoy

Just as exercising is good for physical health, flexing your mental muscles is vital - especially as you age. Reading daily is a wonderful way to give your brain a workout. It stimulates your imagination, engages your concentration and memory, and allows you to learn something new.

Whether you prefer holding a book, using a tablet, or listening to audiobooks, diving into stories you enjoy is ...

Recipe Swaps: 6 Healthier Versions of Classic Cakes

Incorporating healthier meal choices into our daily lives is a great way to stay committed to overall wellness. These healthy options aren’t only available for your main course - desserts like indulgent cakes can easily retain all of the flavors while focusing on healthy ingredients. If you’re eager to swap some traditional ingredients like refined sugar and flour, fats, and added ...

Fresh Air and Fitness: 4 Outdoor Workouts for Every Level

Fresh air and fitness – a great combination for any wellness routine! As the weather warms up, consider adding some outdoor workouts to your regular exercise regimen. New surroundings can often make the same moves feel more challenging and exciting, so heading out to your backyard is an easy way to refresh any routine that’s starting to feel repetitive. Here are four great outdoor ...

Spa Day at Home: How to Choose the Best Face Mask for Your Skin

More than ever, home skincare routines are the best way to take advantage of spa-quality products to give you clear, glowing, refreshed skin. Face masks are a great addition to any skincare routine, and regular use (2-3 times per week), can make a noticeable impact on your skin’s health. For everything you need to know when choosing a face mask, read on!

Tubes and Creams Vs. Single-Use ...

Celebrate Dad with These 4 Fun Ideas

With Father’s Day fast approaching and the possibility of gatherings and parties becoming more likely in many areas, the time is perfect for a celebration that highlights Dad’s favorites and creates a lasting memory for family and friends. If you’re eager to plan something special, here are four ways to celebrate Dad that your guests won’t soon forget!

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Shop Your Home for Living Room Décor Updates

Planning to host an event includes prepping your spaces - cleaning, decorating, designing - if it’s not in the cards to overhaul your living room décor this year, you don’t have to give up on a new look entirely. Shop your home for items that need a new life in your living room; sometimes, a change of location is all that you need to highlight beloved treasures by pulling them ...

Sprinkler System on the Fritz? Tips and Tricks for What to Fix and When to Call

Outdoor sprinkler system on the fritz with summer around the corner? Here are seven tips and tricks for fixing it yourself and when to call the pros.

Assess and Adjust Sprinkler Heads
The first clue to any sprinkler system problem is usually a sprinkler head that’s not performing optimally. Maybe it won’t raise or lower, it’s spraying unevenly, or it’s not spraying the ...

Upgrade Your Patio for Under $100

As the weather warms up and we all head outside, you may be envisioning an updated patio space to gather with your friends and family. While some outdoor items can be pricey, many simple updates are budget-friendly while making a big impact. If you’re ready to transform your outdoor space without spending a fortune, here are five of the best ways to get started.

Solar Lights

Adding ...