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BCB Bank, Bayonne Families Celebrate First Responders

September 14, 2019

BAYONNE, NJ - What started as an idea by BCB Bank to celebrate Bayonne's 150th anniversary turned in to a massive celebration of local, county, state, and federal first responders, and a day of fun that attracted hundreds of Bayonne families to 16th Street Park on Saturday.

The event, billed as First Responder Day, Tom Coughlin, BCB's CEO said, started as the brainchild of Pamela ...

First Responders Day Underway at 16th Street Park

BAYONNE, NJ - Sports memorabilia, gift baskets and certificates, two 43 inch smart TVs are among the prizes at Saturday’s First Responders Day tricky tray.

Money raised through the raffle, which also includes a once-in-lifetime fan opportunity to watch New York Giants players take on Wounded Warriors in a video game experience after a team practice, will benefit the Catch ...

Cupo Gets Top Ballot Position in November Election

BAYONNE, NJ - John R Cupo will have a dominant position on the ballot in November, after positions were selected by lottery earlier this week.

“I'll take the 20 percent additional votes I've been told that position brings, on top of all the other votes, I'm going to get,”  Cupo predicted when reached for comment.

Cupo is one of four candidates running in the ...

Donation of Oxygen Masks by Canine Company Makes Bayonne Pets Safer

BAYONNE, NJ - No matter what the emergency is, whatever the danger may be, every time the alarm rings members of the Bayonne Fire Department are on the ready. Whether it’s dousing a blaze, responding to a car accident, mitigating a chemical spill, or any other danger that others rightly run from, Bayonne’s Bravest are there.

The rescues they perform aren’t just for ...

Cupo Gets Top Ballot Position in November Election

September 14, 2019

BAYONNE, NJ - John R Cupo will have a dominant position on the ballot in November, after positions were selected by lottery earlier this week.

“I'll take the 20 percent additional votes I've been told that position brings, on top of all the other votes, I'm going to get,”  Cupo predicted when reached for comment.

Cupo is one of four candidates running in the ...

Four Candidates Seek First Ward Council Seat

BAYONNE, NJ - Even a casual stroll through the First Ward is more than enough to tell the public that a municipal election is looming. Political signs are posted on many of the houses endorsing candidates who are running in the special election for the council on Nov. 5.

Neil Carroll III, who was appointed to fill the seat temporarily last November, is hoping to keep the seat vacated by the ...

First Responders Day Underway at 16th Street Park

September 14, 2019

BAYONNE, NJ - Sports memorabilia, gift baskets and certificates, two 43 inch smart TVs are among the prizes at Saturday’s First Responders Day tricky tray.

Money raised through the raffle, which also includes a once-in-lifetime fan opportunity to watch New York Giants players take on Wounded Warriors in a video game experience after a team practice, will benefit the Catch ...

Bayonne to Mark Anniversary of 9-11 with Interfaith Service

BAYONNE, NJ - The City of Bayonne will remember the victims of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 at the annual Interfaith Memorial Service and Candlelight Vigil on Wednesday, September 11. The service, organized by The September 11…Bayonne Remembers Committee will be held at the 9-11 Memorial in Harbor View Memorial Park, at the former Military Ocean Terminal (MOT) and begin at ...

Music on Broadway this Friday

September 10, 2019

BAYONNE, NJ- Mayor Jimmy Davis and the Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone have announced the lineup of restaurants and musicians taking part in Friday's Music on Broadway.

Music on Broadway is a weekly event launched to bring added energy and vibrancy to the restaurants along the Broadway corridor.

This Friday, September 13, five restaurants will be participating, presenting ...

Bridge Arts Festival Brings Out Best of Bayonne

BAYONNE, NJ - Billed as a three-day celebration of arts, music and culture, the Bridge Arts Festival held in Dennis Collins Park over the Sept. 7 weekend was hardly Woodstock – although thousands of people flocked to it from around Bayonne and the region.

Greeted by bright skies and modest temperatures, the event escaped the threat of rain that some forecasters had predicted as an ...

Paddle the Peninsula this Saturday

BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne adults are invited to “Paddle the Peninsula” on Saturday. The free kayaking event will take place at DiDomenico- 16th Street Park from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

“Paddle the Peninsula will provide fun for all participants,” Mayor Jimmy Davis said. “We look forward to this great event, which will take advantage of Bayonne’s prime ...

In 30 Minutes a Day Local Entrepreneur Seeks to Make Bayonne More Fit

September 9, 2019

BAYONNE, NJ- 30 minutes a day of physical activity. That’s all it takes to get back on the road to fitness, Mike Stanlaw told TAPinto Bayonne.

On Monday, the 34-year-old lifelong resident and entrepreneur celebrated the grand opening of his expanded Stanlaw Fitness located at 676-678 Broadway.

“It’s a great thing to see homegrown entrepreneurs like Mike choosing to stay in ...

New Avenue C Hardware has Tools for Success

BAYONNE, NJ- While consumers continue to flock to big box retailers, or shop online, thinking that’s where the best deals are, one Bayonne business owner wants local residents to know that when it comes to tools and materials necessary for home repair and maintenance shopping local is still best on the wallet.

”We are 100 percent competitive,” Jessica Hellinger, who, along ...

What's Open And Closed On Labor Day?

NEW JERSEY - The three day Labor Day weekend typically marks the unofficial end of summer as most teachers and students head back to school on the days following the federal holiday. Labor Day dates all the way back to the late 1800s. The concept to recognize the contribution of America's workers was born from the labor movement which fought to bring proper working conditions, hours and pay ...

BCB Bank, Bayonne Families Celebrate First Responders

September 14, 2019

BAYONNE, NJ - What started as an idea by BCB Bank to celebrate Bayonne's 150th anniversary turned in to a massive celebration of local, county, state, and federal first responders, and a day of fun that attracted hundreds of Bayonne families to 16th Street Park on Saturday.

The event, billed as First Responder Day, Tom Coughlin, BCB's CEO said, started as the brainchild of Pamela ...

Donation of Oxygen Masks by Canine Company Makes Bayonne Pets Safer

BAYONNE, NJ - No matter what the emergency is, whatever the danger may be, every time the alarm rings members of the Bayonne Fire Department are on the ready. Whether it’s dousing a blaze, responding to a car accident, mitigating a chemical spill, or any other danger that others rightly run from, Bayonne’s Bravest are there.

The rescues they perform aren’t just for ...

Bayonne Welcomes Nine Police Officers to Ranks

BAYONNE, NJ -The City of Bayonne officially welcomed nine new police officers to their ranks on Thursday. The ceremony, attended by family and friends of the new law enforcement professionals was held at Bayonne City Hall and led by Mayor Jimmy Davis and Public Safety Director Robert Kubert.

Davis, himself a retired member of the Bayonne Police Department, praised the new officers for their ...

Bayonne Remembers Victims of 9-11

September 12, 2019

BAYONNE, NJ - Two hours before hundreds of people arrived at  the Bayonne ceremony honoring those who perished on Sept. 11, 2001, Jean Perrucci came, carrying flowers to place before a mounted piece of rusted metal that had been part of the fallen World Trade Center towers.

This done in tribute to her husband, Frank, who served as chairman of the September 11th Bayonne Remembers ...

RU Football Kicks Off 150th Season with 48-21 Victory over UMass

September 1, 2019

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Rutgers kicked off the 150th anniversary of college football with a 48-21 win over Massachusetts on Friday night at SHI Stadium, "The Birthplace of College Football." The Scarlet Knights finished the game strong, scoring 41 unanswered points to close out the victory.

Senior quarterback McLane Carter totaled 340 passing yards, throwing two ...

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Building Goodwill with Gratitude on NJ TRANSIT

NJ TRANSIT’s Customer Advocate and Chief Experience Officer Stewart Mader regularly rides buses, light rail, and trains to engage with customers and identify ways to streamline the  customer experience. 

This week, he rode with customers on the Montclair-Boonton Line to thank them for adjusting their schedules during Amtrak infrastructure work at New York Penn Station. That ...

Thank You, Montclair-Boonton, North Jersey Coast Line & Morris & Essex Line Riders

This spring we announced that Amtrak would need to take two tracks out of service at Penn Station New York this summer to accommodate critical infrastructure repair work. As a result, on weekdays only, four peak-period Midtown Direct trains in each direction on the Montclair-Boonton Line, one peak-period train in each direction on the North Jersey Coast Line and select reverse-peak trains on the ...

Gun Safety Legislation

Each week former New Jersey State Assemblymen and former gubernatorial candidates John Wisniewski (Democrat) & Jack Ciattarelli (Republican) will tackle New Jersey's most pressing issues. This week:

Gun Safety Legislation

This week, Senator Bob Menendez called on upon Senate Majority leader Sen. Mitch McConnell to allow a vote on gun safety measures. At a ...

TAPinto Featured Franchisee: Faith Ballantine-Armonaitis of TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Wood-Ridge/Teterboro

The featured TAPinto franchisee for September 2019 is Faith Ballantine-Armonaitis of TAPinto Hasbrouck Heights/Wood-Ridge/Teterboro.  The loss of the weekly newspapers in Hasbrouck Heights and Wood-Ridge motivated Faith, a communications professional and active community volunteer, to start TAPinto in her area.  

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Missing NJ Girl Found ... by TAPinto Correspondent

September 9, 2019

RARITAN TWP., NJ – She almost didn’t answer the door this afternoon.

But for some reason, township resident Michele Blood – who is a freelance writer for TAPinto Flemington – decided to answer the door to her home here anyway.

When she did, she met 12 year old Swetha A. Fernando, who Raritan Township police, detectives from the Prosecutor’s Office and K-9 units ...

Vacationing NJ State Trooper Saves Child From Drowning

ORLANDO, FL – A vacationing New Jersey state trooper saved a girl from drowning in Florida last week, NJ State Police reported.

While vacationing in Florida Trooper I Charles Travis was near a resort swimming pool when he heard someone calling for help on August 23, a statement said.

Travis entered the pool, grabbed the seven-year-old girl, and carried her to the pool deck where ...

TAPinto Launches Milestones: Wedding Announcements, Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Graduations, Reunions and More

September 13, 2019

TAPinto.net has launched Milestones, a new section dedicated to publishing reader wedding announcements, bar/bat mitzvah announcements, graduations, reunions and more. 

Free for a limited time, readers can submit important milestones in their lives and those of their family, and have them published on TAPinto, enabling the community to hear about the happy news and join in the ...