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Bayonne Set to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day Sunday

March 16, 2019

BAYONNE, NJ - Irish eyes will be smiling on Sunday.

The St. Patrick’s Day parade, Bayonne’s 38th annual, will step off at Broadway and 5th Street, proceed north before it turns left onto 39th Street, head right on Avenue C past reviewing stands at 40th Street and Avenue C, and end in Stephen R. Gregg Park.

The parade, organizers said, will be followed by a celebration in the gym ...

Switch to Daylight Saving Time can Affect Daily Commute, Cautions AAA

FLORHAM PARK, NJ - AAA is reminding drivers that the change to Daylight Saving Time may create distraction on the roadway and challenges for drivers who lost an hour of sleep. Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday March 10 at 2 a.m.

“As we spring forward, drivers should be aware that the time change will also mean changes to driving habits. Some drivers may suddenly find themselves ...

Public Health Alert: Potential Measles Exposure at Newark Liberty International Airport

March 18, 2019

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Department of Health officials have warned that passengers that traveled through Newark Airport between March 4 at 9:00 p.m. and March 5 at 9:30 a.m. may have been exposed to measles and could develop symptoms as late as March 26.

According to the health alert issued on Monday, the carrier of the highly contagious disease arrived in Terminal C at Newark Liberty ...

CarePoint Health Medical Group Announces New Office Location for Dr. Howard Levine

BAYONNE – CarePoint Health Medical Group has announced that Dr. Howard Levine has relocated to a new office at 654 Broadway.

The new location, according to hospital officials, offers more space and parking than the previous location on Avenue C.

The office’s telephone number and “great” staff have remained the same, the statement continues.  


Rutgers Urging Students to get Meningitis Vaccination, State Declares Outbreak

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Tuesday announced that it is urging students to get a vaccination against meningitis following a state Department of Health decision to declare an outbreak of the disease because of two cases on campus this winter.

"To protect the student population, we are strongly recommending that all Rutgers–New Brunswick undergraduate students and ...

Chiaravalloti Backed School Bus Safety Bill Becomes Law

March 20, 2019

TRENTON, NJ – Legislation spearheaded by Bayonne Assemblyman Nicholas Chiaravalloti to improve safety for all New Jersey student bus riders has been signed into law by Governor Phil Murphy.

According to a statement the new law mandates an agency, board of education, nonpublic school, or school bus contactor that operates school buses to display a phone number, ...

City Preschool Program to Close in June

BAYONNE, NJ-  Citing a lack of enrollment, Mayor Jimmy Davis has announced that the Recreation Division’s preschool program at the Bayonne Public Library will close at the end of the academic year. A total of only 14 students signed up for the program starting in September, according to city officials. At least 30 students were required to fill both the morning and afternoon sessions ...

Chiaravalloti Led Fight to Double Funding for Bayonne's Youngest Students Successful, Up to 585 Local Students to Benefit From Full Day Pre-K in September

BAYONNE, NJ - Up to 585 Bayonne students will potentially access full day pre-k in September thanks to more than $6.7 million in funding from the New Jersey Department of Education. The Bayonne Board of Education received notice of the increased funding, up from $3.4 million last year, following Governor Murphy’s Budget Address on Tuesday.

Saying that “Pre-K access has been ...

TAPinto Bayonne Photos: Bayonne Goes Green for St. Patrick’s Day

March 17, 2019

BAYONNE, NJ - Thousands of Bayonne residents gathered along Broadway on Sunday to celebrate the 38th annual St. Patrick's Day parade.

Led by Bridget Antczak, the parade's grand marshal, many credited the good weather, as well as the widely held belief that the holiday commerating Ireland's patron saint is one to be enjoyed by everyone, for the large ...

Bantry Boys Kick of St. Patrick's Week in Bayonne

BAYONNE, NJ - While brothers Bill and Jim Dwyer, as well as Mike Brady and Eric Redrotty, may not be superheros, their dual identities, transforming from a retired hospital administrator, a travel agent, a civilian employee of the Department of Defense, and a data engineer, to members of the famed Bantry Boys is almost as impressive.

Named after the small West Cork town that the Dwyer ...

The Bantry Boys Set for Monday Performance at Bayonne Museum

BAYONNE, NJ - The "Musical Mondays at the Museum" series will continue on Monday with The Bantry Boys bringing an Irish flair to Bayonne in honor of St. Patrick's Day.

Doors will open at the Bayonne Museum, located at 229 Broadway, at 6:00 p.m. and entertainment will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Light refreshments will be provided by Mona Lisa Pizzeria Ristorante, the Philly Pretzel ...

Costco Opens Doors Bringing Low Prices, High Quality, and Jobs to Bayonne

March 8, 2019

BAYONNE, NJ - Perhaps feeling a hint of vindication Mayor James Davis stood at the entrance of Costco Thursday as the nationally recognized retailer opened the doors for the first time to their new Bayonne location.

Customers huddled in the store’s entrance way well before opening time, eager to take advantage of what several referred to separately as great deals and quality ...

Legalization Creates New Jobs

March 20, 2019

JERSEY CITY, NJ -The anticipated legalization of recreational marijuana is already creating jobs in Hudson County, sort of.

On Wednesday Hudson County Sheriff Frank X. Schillari announced that he is adding two new narcotics dogs to his Department’s K9 Unit. 

The new dogs, Leia, a Silver Labrador Retriever and Aries, a Belgian Malinois, started the Training Academy on March ...

Woman Punched After Confronting Shoplifter at Bayonne Convenience Store

BAYONNE, NJ - A 31-year-old female employee at Fiji Convenience Store reported being assaulted by an alleged shoplifter at approximately 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

According to Lt. Eric Amato, the employee told police she confronted the male suspect when she observed him shoplifting and attempted to stop him from exiting the store. The reports reads that the suspect pushed the victime out of the ...

Two Bayonne Men Face Arson Charges in Separate Incidents

BAYONNE, NJ - Two Bayonne men were arrested and charged with unrelated incidents of alleged arson on Monday.

According to Lt. Eric Amato, Ronald McCall, 52, was taken into custody from his residence at approximately 12:22 p.m. The arrest came after a March 9 incident in which McCall was reported to have been observed on video surveillance sliding a piece of lit cardboard underneath the door of ...

Parking Enforcement Going High Tech

March 18, 2019

BAYONNE, NJ - Parking enforcement in the City of Bayonne is going high-tech, according to a press release from Mayor Jimmy Davis.

Last week Davis announced that the transition from sticker permits to “virtual” permits, registered to a vehicle’s license plate, will be phased in as current zone permits expire, beginning with the downtown Orange and Purple permit zones. The new ...

Bayonne City Council Considers Raising Fee for Public Defenders

BAYONNE, NJ- A proposal to raise the fee for using a public defender from $50 to $200 is expected to be voted on by the Bayonne City Council at their next regular meeting.

Opponents of the increase worry that it will have a negative impact on resident with low income in need of legal representation, a concern, city officials counter, is overcome by the fact that the judge retains the ...

Longtime Bayonne Attorney Barred from Practicing Law

March 21, 2019

BAYONNE, NJ - Longtime Bayonne Attorney Peter J. Cresci was permanently disbarred from practicing law in the State of New Jersey on Thursday, according to a decision rendered by the New Jersey Supreme Court on March 21.  The decision was handed down by the court following a variety of allegations against him surrounding his management of a client's trust accounts.

A trust account is ...

Bayonne Woman Faces 10 Years in Jail for Power Cord Strangulation of Husband

JERSEY CITY, NJ- A Bayonne woman charged in connection with the 2015 death of her husband has been found guilty of second-degree Manslaughter. 

This was the second trial for Michelle Hurley, a statement from the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office read, for the strangulation of her husband with a power cord on September 28, 2015.

David Hurley never awoke from a coma and passed away ...

Driver in Crash that Killed Bayonne Residents Tim and Bridget O'Donnell Found Guilty on all 6 Counts

BAYONNE, NJ - A jury has found Scott Hahn, Hamilton, guilty on all six charges related to the crash that took the lives of Bayonne resident Timothy O’Donnell, and his daughter Bridget, on February 22, 2016. It took the panel less than a day to come to a conclusion in the trial that lasted just over a week.

On the day of the wreck Hahn hit O’Donnell’s vehicle from behind ...

Legendary Rutgers, MSU Baseball Coach Fred Hill Sr. Passes Away

March 2, 2019

VERONA, NJ - Former head baseball coach at Montclair State University and Rutgers University and longtime Verona resident Fred Hill Sr. passed away on Saturday. Hill was 84 years old.

With 1,089 collegiate wins, including 941 in 30 years leading the Scarlet Knights, Hill was a member of the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame and the Rutgers Athletics Hall of ...

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School Bus Drivers May Soon Be Able to Administer an EpiPen  

March 16, 2019

TRENTON, NJ – Legislation authorizing school bus drivers to administer epinephrine in emergency situations passed the New Jersey Senate 34-0 Thursday.  

“We allow parents at home and nurses at school to administer an EpiPen, but state law doesn’t address what happens if the student is on a bus going from home to school,” said Senator ...

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka Hints at Universal Basic Income Pilot Program During State of the City Address

NEWARK, NJ - The City of Newark is exploring a pilot for a universal basic income program and will launch an exploratory task force to see if it’s feasible, Mayor Ras Baraka said during his state of the city address Wednesday.

The Economic Security Project and the Jain Family Institute, two research groups that are backing research to better understand cash benefits, will help ...

For Parents Like Me, Pot Legalization in New Jersey is a Dilemma

March 16, 2019

I like Gov. Phil Murphy, but he's making a liar out of me. Me and millions of parents. For a couple of generations now, mothers and fathers have been warning children about the dangers of pot smoking. Now the governor comes along and tells them there is no Santa Claus.

I’ve been warning my children about pot for 20 years. That’s not exaggeration. It started when my ...