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Governor Murphy Announces American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program

May 16, 2022

HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments across the state provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, according to a news release from the Governor's office. 

“Confronted ...

VIDEO: Plainfield Burn Victim Thanks First Responders, Piscataway Celebrates Jackie Robinson, East Brunswick Scouts Give Treats to Police and Chatham Fire Department Celebrates 100 Years

NEW JERSEY - A young Plainfield burn victim thanks first responders who saved her. Plus, Piscataway celebrates the 75th Anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking baseball's color barrierl. And, East Brunswick Boy Scouts spend a day with police. Also, the Green Village Fire Department in Chatham celebrates 100 years.

TAPinto's Kristina Behr has today's Now in New Jersey, ...

#HudsonGives Campaign Off To A Strong Start

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — There’s still time left to give where you live.

The Hudson County Chamber Foundation’s annual #HudsonGives online fundraiser campaign is off to a strong start, having brought in more than $687,400 since its initial 24-hour push on May 12.

“We’re very pleased with this year’s campaign which concludes at midnight on May 18. We’re ...

Bayonne Honors Those that Gave All

BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne was once called “the most patriotic city in America,” largely because of a statistic that shows that it has sent more people off to combat per capita than any other city.

Sadly, it has also seen many of these young people not return. In the Vietnam War, the deaths of Bayonne residents were one and half times per capita than any other city as well.

This ...

Bayonne Lawmakers Establish New Cannabis Regulations

May 3, 2022

BAYONNE, NJ - Cannabis businesses will be permitted only along the highway corridor in Bayonne, according to new regulations passed by the City Council last month.

The new rules would not allow the sale of cannabis in the central business districts such as along Broadway but would permit them to operate along Route 440 and points further east, away from traditional residential ...

Bayonne High School Students Win Hudson County Law Day Contest

May 7, 2022

BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne High School officials have announced that students Ryan Nolan, Judy Barbour, Sidrah Rafaqat, Jomana Bebawi, Preksha Agarwal, Madison Mahabir, Malachi French, Angela Merrick and Farida Gadalla were winners of the Hudson County Law Day Contest.

Sponsored by the Superior Court of New Jersey and the Hudson County Bar Association & Foundation with funding from ...

Bayonne Board of Education Passes $170 Million Budget

BAYONNE, NJ - The Bayonne Board of Education adopted its $170 million 2022-2023 budget at its meeting on April 27.

The budget, which increases spending by $16 million over the previous budget, also increases the amount of taxes that need to be raised by $1.4 million to a total of $71,860,958. 

While the budget, which also includes a $12 million increase in state aid, was impacted by ...

Davis Maintains Lead as Vote Count Continues

May 13, 2022

BAYONNE, NJ -Mayor Jimmy Davis has gained more than 40 votes since election night, increasing his margin of victory over his two challengers, Sharon Ashe-Nadrowski and Dr. Mitchell Brown.

On Election Night, Davis had a lead of just under 750 votes over his closest opponent. While Davis picked up votes from the remaining vote by mail and provisional ballots, so did ...

Davis Team Prepared to Serve, Ashe-Nadrowski Says Not So Fast

BAYONNE, NJ - While Mayor Jimmy Davis declared victory inside a packed room at The Chandelier,  challenger Sharon Ashe-Nadrowski will not concede, claiming the tightly contested election will have to go to a runoff.

As Davis and his slate of candidates celebrated amid a crowd of avid supporters, Nadrowski’s election team went over the numbers downtown, coming to the conclusion that ...

Bayonne Honors Those that Gave All

May 16, 2022

BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne was once called “the most patriotic city in America,” largely because of a statistic that shows that it has sent more people off to combat per capita than any other city.

Sadly, it has also seen many of these young people not return. In the Vietnam War, the deaths of Bayonne residents were one and half times per capita than any other city as well.

This ...

Thunderstorms, Damaging Winds, Flooding Possible Monday PM In Hudson County

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ –  A thunderstorm system could bring strong winds, large hail and flooding to Hudson County starting Monday afternoon.

According to the latest forecasts, Hudson County, along with much of the tri-state region, will be under a hazardous weather outlook from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Along with the potential for wind gusts up to 58 miles per hour and one-inch hail, the ...

CarePoint Transfers Its 3 Hudson County Hospitals To A Non-Profit

May 12, 2022

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — Following CarePoint Health’s announcement earlier this week that it has completed the transition from a for-profit healthcare system to a non-profit, Hudson Regional Hospital issued a strong rebuke.

In a statement, Hudson Regional Hospital officials called CarePoint’s announcement “puzzling” and “potentially unlawful,” saying Hudson ...

Neurological Injuries Don’t Just Come from Trauma

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke, with someone dying nearly every four minutes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. David Kung, M.D. a cerebral vascular, endovascular, and general neurosurgeon at The Stroke Center at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, discusses how to prevent strokes as part of this National Stroke Awareness Month ...

A Month in Review: Bayonne Library has Busy April

May 7, 2022

BAYONNE, NJ – The Bayonne Public Library had a busy month in April.

All four session of the recently launched “Tech Thursdays with Bill” classes covering basic computer, basic internet, basic email, and basic Google Drive were filled while a scavenger hund for children in Kindergarten through sixth grade also proved popular.

A class from Vroom School visited and infants ...

Bayonne Photographer Snaps Shots of Uma Thurman in Jersey City

JERSEY CITY, NJ — Golden Globe winning and Academy Award nominated actress Uma Thurman was putting her acting chops to work in Jersey City on Monday, and Bayonne photographer Amelia Hill was there to get the pictures. 

According to sources Thurman, who just days ago celebrated her 52nd birthday, was filming scenes for the upcoming The Kill Room. Directed by Nicol Paone, ...

#HudsonGives Campaign Off To A Strong Start

May 16, 2022

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — There’s still time left to give where you live.

The Hudson County Chamber Foundation’s annual #HudsonGives online fundraiser campaign is off to a strong start, having brought in more than $687,400 since its initial 24-hour push on May 12.

“We’re very pleased with this year’s campaign which concludes at midnight on May 18. We’re ...

#HudsonGives Campaign Launches At Midnight

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — The Hudson County Chamber Foundation’s annual #HudsonGives 24-hour online fundraising campaign is set to kick off at midnight May 12.

This year, more than 100 charities are registered in the campaign, including arts organizations, animal rescue groups, environmental entities and groups that serve women and children.

According to the foundation, a minimum ...

New Jersey Micro-Businesses Can Benefit from New State Financing Program

May 9, 2022

TRENTON, NJ – In celebration of National Small Business Week, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) has announced plans to open applications for its Micro Business Loan next month, which will make additional funding resources available through the Authority’s Main Street Recovery Program.

The NJEDA has already issued nearly $5.5 million ...

Wellness Group of Bayonne Gets New Home

BAYONNE, NJ -Bayonne officials led by Mayor Jimmy Davis celebrated the opening of the Wellness Group of Bayonne’s new location at South Commons Mall last month.

Located previously on Broadway, the Wellness Group includes four chiropractors (Dr. Maris Stella Fraga, Dr. Michael Acanfora, Dr. Charles Gonzales, and Dr. Noah DeKoyer); two acupuncturists (Cathey Baier and Teresa Knott); one ...

Police Investigating Shooting At Stephen R. Gregg Park

May 10, 2022

BAYONNE, NJ — An investigation is underway into a shooting reported Monday night at Stephen R. Gregg Park, according to Bayonne Police.

Around 8:15 p.m., officers responded to the park, where they found an adult male had suffered a gunshot wound, Police Capt. Eric R. Amato said in a statement.

The man was subsequently transported to Jersey City Medical Center for treatment, Amato ...

200 Club Recognizes First Responders, Honors Fallen JCPD Det. Seals

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — The 200 Club of Hudson County held its 36th annual Valor Awards ceremony, honoring the heroic actions of first responders who went above and beyond the call of duty.

After a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the luncheon returned April 27 and included recognitions to police officers from Jersey City Police Department, Stevens Institute of Technology Police ...

Assemblywoman Angela McKnight Makes Push for Resolution Supporting Federal Antilynching Legislation

May 12, 2022

TRENTON, NJ  – Hudson County Assemblyman Angela McKnight has joined two of her colleagues to introduce Assembly Resolution 137 in support of the Emmett Till Antilynching Act, signed by President Biden on March 29.

A statement released by McKnight reflected that anti-lynching legislation was first introduced in 1900 by North Carolina Congressman George H. White in ...

Governor Phil Murphy Condemns Release of Convicted Cop Killer

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The man who was sentenced to life for the 1973 murder of State Trooper Werner Foerster in one of the highest-profile trials in the city’s history will soon be released from prison.

The New Jersey Supreme Court has ordered parole for Sundiata Acoli from a Maryland prison by a 3-2 vote, it announced May 10.

At issue was whether the 85-year-old Acoli, who is ...

Life-Sized Crucifix Blessed by Three Popes on Display at Jersey City Church

May 8, 2022

JERSEY CITY, NJ  – A nearly life-sized crucifix that has been blessed by three popes and numerous other clergy during an ongoing global pilgrimage will be on display at Holy Rosary Church in Jersey City through mid-May.  

All are invited to visit or pray before the Thanking Cross — also known as the Cross of Gratitude — before it moves to the next city in its ...

Parade, Celebration Help Kick Off Bayonne's Buddy Ball League

May 15, 2022

BAYONNE, NJ - After being rained out one year and suspended due to COVID-19, the Buddy Ball Baseball league kicked off as hundreds of people took part in the annual parade from in front the Bayonne Community Museum to the ball field on 11th Street Saturday.

“This is the most important event of the year,” Mayor Jimmy Davis said.

Ball players and their buddies took part in the ...

Softball: Bayonne Knocks Hoboken Out of the Hudson County Tournament, 15-0

BAYONNE, NJ -- The Bayonne softball team advanced in the opening round of the Hudson County Tournament with a 15-0 victory over Hoboken on Saturday.

Gabriella Diaz pitched a five-inning no-hitter with 10 strikeouts and five walks and Caitlin Gaetani went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI for Bayonne (20-4).

Nayah Diaz went 2-for-2 with four RBI, Alyssa Urbanski was 2-for-3 with three RBI, ...

Softball: Bayonne Beats South Plainfield, 8-7, in 8 Innings

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -- Bayonne rallied from a three-run deficit and scored in the eighth inning for an 8-7 softball victory over South Plainfield on Thursday.

Nayah Diaz went 3-for-4 with two RBI for Bayonne (19-4), which scored two runs in the sixth inning to tie the game, 7-7.

Annie O'Neill and Eva Reynolds each finished with two hits and one RBI and Mia Bermudez doubled and scored a ...

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RWJBarnabas Health, Saint Peter’s Healthcare System Vision to Create NJ’s First Premier Academic Medical Center Gets State Approval

New Brunswick, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System (“Saint Peter’s”) announced that the State of New Jersey has approved their transaction to create New Jersey’s first premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) located in New Brunswick.

“This is a tremendous milestone in a years-long ...

Governor Murphy Announces American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program

May 16, 2022

HACKENSACK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy visited the Hackensack Fire Department Monday morning to announce the new American Rescue Plan Firefighter Grant Program. The grant will help local and regional fire departments across the state provide first responders with proper protective, cleaning and sanitation equipment, according to a news release from the Governor's office. 

“Confronted ...

Jack McGreevey, a No-Nonsense Supporter of Veterans, Dead at 93

CARTERET, NJ – Jack McGreevey, a battle-hardened Marine drill sergeant turned dogged advocate for his fellow veterans, who passed his passion for service to his son, former Gov. Jim McGreevey, died May 12.

He was 93.

Mr. McGreevey, of Carteret, was a constant presence throughout the 19th legislative district, serving in the legislative office since 1998. He proudly wore his ...

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