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Boys Soccer: Bayonne Beats Snyder, 3-0

September 26, 2022

BAYONNE, NJ -- The Bayonne boys soccer team scored two goals in the first half and went on to a 3-0 victory over Snyder on Monday.

Bayonne (3-4) scored two goals in the final four minutes of the first half. Jaiden Garcia scored in the 36th minute with an assist by Jose Lainez. Three minutes later, Garcia took another feed from Lainez and turned it into a goal for a 2-0 lead.

The Bees added ...

'Boom Cars' Could be Impounded Under Proposed State Law

TRENTON, NJ — So-called "boom cars" could be impounded under a proposed state law aimed at curtailing the impact of these nuisance motor vehicles that blare music too loudly and disrupt communities.

The draft legislation defines a nuisance motor vehicle as one "in which the operation of an internal sound system is plainly audible at a distance of 50 feet or more ...

Menendez, Booker Announce $66M to New Jersey to Fight Opioid Abuse

JERSEY CITY, NJ - New Jersey has been awarded $66,756,027 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to continue the state’s comprehensive efforts to tackle the opioid epidemic, U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-NJ) announced on Monday.

“We know that the opioid crisis has impacted individuals from all communities and all ...

Suspect Armed with Knife Threatened to Kill Robbery Victim, Police Report

BAYONNE, NJ - A 29-year-old man was leaving the 7-11 on 21st Street and Avenue C in the early hours of Saturday when he was approached from behind by a man wielding a knife, the victim told Bayonne police.

According to a report by Captain Eric Amato, the victim attempted to flee but fell to the ground at which point the suspect proceeded to kick him and threaten to kill him.

The victim ...

Bayonne Officials Seek to Fix Feral Cat Issue

September 25, 2022

BAYONNE, NJ - The Bayonne City Council approved a pilot program to deal with the ever-increasing populations of feral cats.

With an initial outlay of $25,000, the Bayonne Health Department will oversee a program that will catch, neuter and return feral cats around the city.

A feral cat is described as wild or untamed. These cats are extremely fearful and resist contact with humans. Most ...

Bayonne Council Further Limits Area for Cannabis Businesses

BAYONNE, NJ - The Bayonne City Council amended its cannabis ordinance to exclude an industrial section on the west side of the city at its Sept. 21 meeting, restricting future sales to the Route 440 corridor.

Although the council originally passed its cannabis regulations in 2021, it has been fine-tuning them ever since. The latest modification came after the city discovered that by ...

Saint Peter’s University Students Attend Medical Mission

September 24, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Students and faculty from Saint Peter’s University recently returned from Guayaquil, Ecuador, after attending a medical mission.

After setting foot in Ecuador, the team traveled to Junta de Beneficencia de Guayaquil Hospital, where lives were forever changed.

The 29-person team included members of the nonprofit Healing the Children New Jersey, who performed 40 ...

Bayonne Teacher, Activist Recognized for Human Rights Work

BAYONNE, NJ - Although technically awarded last March, Gene Woods, a history teacher at Bayonne High School and president of the Bayonne Education Association, received statewide recognition for his human rights work.

Woods received the Hank Kaplowitz Outstanding Human Rights Educator Award from Kean University’s Human Rights Institute.

The award was named Dr. Hank Kaplowitz, a ...

Changing of the Guard. Long Time Public Servant Craig Guy Kicks Off Campaign for Hudson County Executive

September 25, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - More than 1,000 supporters packed Jersey City’s Liberty House on Saturday for the kick off of Craig Guy’s campaign for Hudson County Executive on Wednesday. 

Guy is seeking to succeed his friend and mentor Tom Degise who gave his full endorsement and support just months after announcing to TAPinto that he would not seek reelection. Degise is expected to serve ...

Changing of the Guard. Long Time Public Servant Craig Guy Kicks Off Campaign for Hudson County Executive

JERSEY CITY, NJ - More than 1,000 supporters packed Jersey City’s Liberty House on Saturday for the kick off of Craig Guy’s campaign for Hudson County Executive on Wednesday. 

Guy is seeking to succeed his friend and mentor Tom Degise who gave his full endorsement and support just months after announcing to TAPinto that he would not seek reelection. Degise is expected to serve ...

Rt 440 Roadwork Complete in Time for Monday Commute

September 18, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Route 440 near the border between Bayonne and  Jersey City has been reopened after nearly two weeks of being closed for repairs.

On Sunday a Jersey City official announced that while one lane southbound near Kellogg Street was expected to remain closed throughout the day to facilitate additional work, the roadway was to be fully reopened in time for the Monday morning ...

Menendez, Booker Announce $66M to New Jersey to Fight Opioid Abuse

September 26, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ - New Jersey has been awarded $66,756,027 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to continue the state’s comprehensive efforts to tackle the opioid epidemic, U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-NJ) announced on Monday.

“We know that the opioid crisis has impacted individuals from all communities and all ...

$25K Available to Combat Domestic Violence in Bayonne, Mayor Jimmy Davis Announces

BAYONNE, NJ - The City of Bayonne is making a total of $25,000 in grant funding available for non-profit organizations to assist with combating domestic violence, Mayor Jimmy Davis has announced. 

The funding, which comes from the federal American Rescue Plan, can be utilized to support social and educational programs hosted by non-profit organizations. In a statement Davis said that the ...

Hearing on Future of Bayonne Art Gallery Set for Monday

September 18, 2022

BAYONNE, NJ -A Zoning Board hearing to determine the fate of Dollhaus II art gallery will be held in Bayonne City Hall Chambers on Monday, Sept. 19. The meeting is set to begin at 6:00 p.m.

Neighborhood complaints about erotic figures decorating the outside the art gallery located in the Bergen Point section were closely followed by the gallery’s closing for what city officials have said ...

Exotics and Aquatics Opens on Broadway

September 20, 2022

BAYONNE, NJ - Laura and her business partner Chris were looking to open a small pet store on Kennedy Boulevard when their friend vacated a store on Broadway, and they jumped at the chance.

Broadway is still the place to shop, Laura said, and their location at 32nd Street puts them near the heart of what is traditionally considered the core of the Broadway shopping district.

Laura, who has ...

Suspect Armed with Knife Threatened to Kill Robbery Victim, Police Report

September 26, 2022

BAYONNE, NJ - A 29-year-old man was leaving the 7-11 on 21st Street and Avenue C in the early hours of Saturday when he was approached from behind by a man wielding a knife, the victim told Bayonne police.

According to a report by Captain Eric Amato, the victim attempted to flee but fell to the ground at which point the suspect proceeded to kick him and threaten to kill him.

The victim ...

Bayonne Man Charged After Reportedly Groping Woman

BAYONNE, NJ - A 67-year-old Bayonne man has been charged with Criminal Sexual Contact after he reportedly groped his female victim as she climbed the stairs to her apartment on Monday.

According to Captain Eric Amato, Czelaw Mosicicki passed the woman on the stairs and grabbed her chest before continuing on. 

Moscicki was located at the scene and arrested.

CarePoint Sues RWJ Barnabas Over Business Practices

September 20, 2022

BAYONNE, NJ - In a conflict between two of the largest hospital groups in Hudson County, CarePoint Health has filed an antitrust lawsuit against RWJBarnabas Health, claiming RWJBarnabas Health is trying to force CarePoint into insolvency.

The lawsuit filed last week in U.S. District Court, claims RWJBarnabas allegedly conspired with others to “stifle marketplace competition” by ...

Boys Soccer: Bayonne Beats Snyder, 3-0

September 26, 2022

BAYONNE, NJ -- The Bayonne boys soccer team scored two goals in the first half and went on to a 3-0 victory over Snyder on Monday.

Bayonne (3-4) scored two goals in the final four minutes of the first half. Jaiden Garcia scored in the 36th minute with an assist by Jose Lainez. Three minutes later, Garcia took another feed from Lainez and turned it into a goal for a 2-0 lead.

The Bees added ...

Bayonne Special Needs Soccer Academy Kicks Off October 1

BAYONNE, NJ - The Bayonne Division of Recreation’s Special Needs Soccer Academy will kick off its seventh season on Saturday, October 1.

The Special Needs Soccer Academy, open to Bayonne residents, boys and girls, ages 3 to Adult, is a program for mentally and physically challenged youth and will provide individualized attention to develop skills and fitness, and to emphasize the fun ...

Girls Tennis: Bayonne Defeats Dickinson, 5-0

JERSEY CITY, NJ -- The Bayonne girls tennis team turned in a 5-0 sweep of Dickinson High School on Wednesday.

Bayonne (4-3) won every set, with Alexandra Benito winning at first singles, 6-4, 6-0; Victoria Okonkwo taking second singles, 6-1, 6-0; and Alexandra Downey the third singles winner, 6-1, 6-1.

Valeria Nunez Briceno and Annika Lachica were 6-2, 6-3 winners at first doubles. At ...

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Hudson County Runs Against, Not From, Gun Violence

September 25, 2022

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Hundreds of runners and residents played their part as anti-gun violence advocates earlier this month as Hudson County hosted their first Strides Against Gun Violence 5K and rally at Lincoln Park.

“How many times must my people cry out until we’re heard,” Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise said quoting Bob Dylan from the stage after the race, which ...

Hudson County, Local Officials Gather to Honor Late Richard McCormack

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Local and county officials gathered at Lincoln Park on Sept. 15 to plant a tree in honor of the late Richard McCormack.

McCormack, a talented local photographer, member of the Jersey City Zoning Board of Adjustment, and a well-known behind the scenes political figure died in November 2021 at 62. 

A fixture on Jersey City’s Westside for all of his life, McCormack ...

'Boom Cars' Could be Impounded Under Proposed State Law

September 26, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — So-called "boom cars" could be impounded under a proposed state law aimed at curtailing the impact of these nuisance motor vehicles that blare music too loudly and disrupt communities.

The draft legislation defines a nuisance motor vehicle as one "in which the operation of an internal sound system is plainly audible at a distance of 50 feet or more ...

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center Breaks Ground on $225 Million Cancer Center

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The construction of a five-story, 137,000-square-foot cancer center at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) in Livingston is now underway following a groundbreaking ceremony held at the site of the $225-million project on Tuesday night.

The freestanding outpatient facility, which is scheduled for completion in 2025, will serve as the northern hub for the integrated ...

NJEDA To Open Food Security Planning Grant Program Application September 27

TRENTON, NJ - The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) announced that it will open applications for its $1.5 million Food Security Planning Grant Program on Tuesday, September 27. This competitive program offers grants ranging from $75,000 to $125,000 to municipal governments, county governments, and redevelopment agencies to develop plans to improve food ...

NJEDA to Host Main Street Micro Business Loan Program Virtual Information Session

The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is hosting a webinar for one of its new programs -- the Main Street Micro Business Loan -- to provide low-cost financing to New Jersey micro businesses in need of working capital to support future business operating expenses.

The Main Street Micro Business Loan will offer financing of up to $50,000 to eligible micro businesses in New ...

Healthy for Halloween: Best Seasonal Fruits and Veggies

The leaves fall as the warm weather turns colder, and tank tops give way to sweaters and crewnecks. As the seasons shift, so do cravings for a warmer, thicker theme to our favorite food and drinks. However, nothing tastes as delicious across the seasons as a crisp, ripe, and perfectly excellent fruit or vegetable. That refreshing, sweet taste is just as pristine no matter in what season you ...

Why You Should Consider Working Out in the Morning

Making an effort to live a healthier lifestyle can be difficult, especially if you try to make too many changes simultaneously. Research suggests that morning exercise may help you accomplish some of your other health goals.

Keep reading to learn the potential benefits of getting in an early workout.

Curb Your Cravings 

While there’s more research to be done, morning exercise ...

Hudson County Community College Named ‘2022 Great College to Work For’

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hudson County Community College (HCCC) has been selected as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for, according to the Great Colleges to Work For® program. The College was recognized for excellence in professional development; shared governance; faculty experience; diversity, inclusion, and belonging; and confidence in senior leadership.

“This honor ...

Hudson County Community College President Named to NJBIZ ‘Education Power 50’ for Second Year in a Row

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Board of Trustees Chair, William J. Netchert, Esq., announced that HCCC President Dr. Christopher Reber has been named to this year’s NJBIZ “Education Power 50” list. 

The 2022 list honors educators and administrators who are meeting the interrupted learning challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, rectifying ...

Englewood Health ZT Systems Outpatient Center Opens at 2 Journal Square

September 21, 2022

Physicians, local leaders, and members of the community gathered today to celebrate the opening of the Englewood Health ZT Systems Outpatient Center at 2 Journal Square.   

The outpatient center is a three-floor, 73,000+ square-foot facility that offers urgent care, primary care, imaging and over a dozen specialty care services to the Hudson County community.

Davis Endorses Voices for Progress Ticket in Bayonne School Board Election

September 25, 2022

Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that he is endorsing the Voices for Progress candidates in this November’s election for Bayonne Board of Education trustees. The candidates Mayor Davis is backing for full terms are Gina Irizarry, Angelique  Jackson Bell, and Saverio (Sam) Maggio.

Mayor Davis is also supporting Ali Hassa  to complete an unexpired term.

Mayor Davis ...

Upcoming Events

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Thu, October 13, 6:00 PM

St. Peter's University, Jersey City

Hudson County Sports Hall of Fame Dinner

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Sat, October 22, 12:00 PM

Three Blocks from the 8th Street Light Rail Station, Bayonne

Bergen Point Fall Festival