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Councilman Sal Gullace Remains Hospitalized After Serious Industrial Accident

August 1, 2020

BAYONNE, NJ - More than a week after he was severely injured in an industrial work accident, Second Ward Councilman Sal Gullace continues to receive treatment at University Hospital in Newark.

According to a spokesperson for his employer, Gullace was injured when part of a truck operated by Direct Waste Services struck him, causing the serious, but non-life threatening injury. Gullace, an ...

Bayonne, Hudson County Officials Rally for Complete Count in Census 2020

BAYONNE, NJ - The City of Bayonne took center stage Hudson County’s efforts to get a complete count in Census 2020 this week. A video truck visited the city and was joined by Mayor Jimmy Davis, as well as several local and county census supporters, in hopes of getting a more accurate count in the once a decade effort. 

Earlier this month TAPinto Bayonne reported that the response ...

City Officials Continue Moving Towards Purchase of former Catholic Schools

August 2, 2020

BAYONNE, NJ - Despite the uncertainty surrounding in-class instruction in September due to COVID-19, city officials apparently are making progress towards the possible purchase of Marist High School and St. Andrews elementary school.

Both Catholic schools closed their doors to students due to dwindling enrollments. With the Bayonne Board of Education looking for additional classroom space ...

Bayonne Public Schools Submit Plan for Virtual Only Learning

BAYONNE, NJ - Parents and students could know as early as Aug. 4 whether the New Jersey Department of Education has approved the district’s plan for all virtual learning in September.

“The plan has been submitted,” Bayonne Public Schools Superintendent John Niesz said. “If that is not approved, we would go to our Hybrid model of alternating days. Our all-in ...

Nine Candidates for Three Seats on Bayonne Board of Education

July 27, 2020

BAYONNE, NJ - Petitions for candidates seeking a place on the ballot in November’s election for Board of Education were due Monday, with nine emerging for three seats.

Current Board President Maria Valado and Vice President Christopher Munoz, both seeking reelection, will be joined by newcomer David Watson, an African American who promised to bring change to the board.

Incumbent ...

Bayonne Continues Cleaning Up Following Tropical Storm

August 5, 2020

BAYONNE, NJ - The Bayonne Department of Public Works continues to work on cleaning up from Isaias Wednesday. Wind more than rain troubled Bayonne as the remnants of a hurricane that passed through New Jersey yesterday.

“We saw a lot of branches falling and some trees,” said Councilman Neil Carroll. “Public works had people out right away to deal with the more serious ...

Marge Wilk left Her Mark on Bayonne

BAYONNE, NJ - For those who knew Margaret Wilk best, it is often the little things they remember, even though in her life, she was one of the most accomplished people in Bayonne.

Marge, as she was known to her friends, loved knickknacks and her desk in her various jobs usually had an array of small figurines – which she frequently changed to suit upcoming holidays, such as Christmas or ...

Potentially Lethal Sanitizer Recalled from the Shelves of Bayonne Walmart

July 27, 2020

SAN ANTONIO, TX -If you recently purchased hand sanitizer from Walmart you should immediately check the brand as it may be part of a nationwide recall for a potentially lethal ingredient.  

The 4e Brands North America recently announced a voluntary recall of 10 bottle sizes of Blumen hand sanitizer due to the potential presence of methanol (wood ...

Bayonne Businesses Encouraged to Apply for Small Business Grant Program

August 4, 2020

BAYONNE, NJ - Application are now being accepted Hudson County's program designed to provide grants to small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The deadline for applications is Friday, August 14. 

Last week Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that the City of Bayonne would join the county’s program to better support small businesses requiring assistance through the ...

Officials Announce Aug 10 Launch Date for Small Business Rental Assistance Program

TRENTON, NJ – Small business in Bayonne, Hoboken, and Jersey City are among those eligible to apply for grants of up to $10,000 to assist with lease costs under the Small Business Lease - Emergency Assistance Grant Program (SBL-EAGP) announced by Governor Phil Murphy Thursday. 

The program will assist small business owners impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“We are ...

ER Security Guard at Bayonne Medical Center Punched in Face, Slashed by Patient

August 1, 2020

BAYONNE, NJ - A security guard at the Bayonne Medical Center ER had to be treated for his own injuries Friday after a patient allegedly punched him in the face and slashed him across the ear with a small knife.

According to Captain Eric Amato, the incident took place at approximately 10:30 p.m. and began when the suspect, Saladin Blunt, 48, Bayonne, was ordered to leave the Emergency Room ...

Jersey City Man Leads Bayonne Police on High Speed Chase

BAYONNE and JERSEY CITY, - A 29-year-old Jersey City man led Bayonne police on a high speed chase through parts of both cities Wednesday, eventually leading to his arrest and the recovery of nearly $6,000 in U.S. currency.

According to Capt. Eric Amato, the incident began when members of the Bayonne Police Department observed a black Dodge Durango, later determined to be owned and operated by ...

Bayonne Woman Allegedly Set Boyfriend Up to Be Robbed at Gunpoint, Sheriff Frank Schillari Says

August 5, 2020

JERSEY CITY, NJ -- A 40-year-old Bayonne woman is under arrest after allegedly setting her boyfriend up to be robbed at gunpoint, according to Hudson County Sheriff Frank Schillari. 

In a statement Schillari reported that Orasha Wilkes has been charged with robbery, aggravated assault, aggravated assault with a weapon, criminal restraint, theft and possession of a firearm. Larry Johnson, ...

A Tearful Plea from US District Judge Esther Salas After Her Son's Murder

NEWARK, NJ - US District Judge Esther Salas released a video message Monday, just two weeks after her son was killed and her husband was shot multiple times during an attack at their North Brusnwick home. While barely holding back tears, she described the days before her son was killed and the moment when she heard the gunshots. 

Her message is that Federal judges need better protection.

B22 Brings Luxury Modern Living to Bayonne's Downtown

July 28, 2020

BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne’s newest modern luxury living opportunity was on full display July 21 as local elected officials, business leaders, realtors, and more joined developer Dimitris Vattes for a ceremonial, and socially distanced, ribbon cutting.

Located at 477 Broadway, the completion of the eight-story, 72-unit building marked the completion of an incredible transformation of a ...

One Last Dance for Hudson County’s High School Senior Baseball Players

July 13, 2020

BAYONNE and JERSEY CITY, NJ—While the coronavirus forced high school senior student athletes nationwide to forego their final spring seasons, Hudson County’s recently graduated baseball players will soon return to the diamond courtesy of a new tournament. 

The Last Dance World Series is an independently organized competition that will feature over 200 teams from across New ...

NJSIAA ‘Return to Play’ Sets the Field for Fall Youth Sports

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ -- The state agency that oversees high school sports, the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA), announced its guidelines on Friday to get student athletes back in action for the 2020 fall season. The guidelines also significantly altered the state playoff schedule. 

Under the "Return to Play" guidelines, the start of the season ...

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Murphy Re-Tightens Restrictions on Indoor Gatherings As Transmission Rate Trends Up 

August 3, 2020

CAMDEN, NJ — With New Jersey’s rate of transmission (Rt) nearly doubling in a month - from 0.87 in early July to 1.48 currently — Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday that he will again tighten caps on indoor gatherings.

“We believe that some of this increase is attributable to the number of indoor house parties and other events which we have been seeing across the ...

Murphy to Partiers: ‘This Is No Time to Be Vying for Induction into the Knucklehead Hall of Fame’

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Murphy again condemned crowded house parties, which he says are causing the number of new COVID-19 cases to rise in the state during his COVID-19 press briefing on Wednesday.

He said that over the past four months, New Jersey residents have “crushed the curve,” but was disappointed that over the past four days, there have been roughly 2,000 new positive ...

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Libby’s Lunch: Foodies Flock From Near and Far for One Last Bite

August 1, 2020

PATERSON, NJ — Some 30 cars filled to capacity the two parking lots that surround Libby’s Lunch on McBride Avenue.

Word was out Monday evening that Libby’s Lunch — a restaurant long known for its chili dogs — would be closed permanently by the end of the week. Customers had come for one last chance to say goodbye to Libby’s.

“The food is what makes ...

New Jersey Date Night: Life’s a Beach in Avalon

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

A little seaside road trip makes for a perfect date and Avalon provides an unforgettable backdrop. You can enjoy everything from shopping to surfing and, of course, outdoor dining in this affluent shore town on Seven Mile Island.

Besides checking out the exquisite real estate, you and your date can ...