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McKnight to Lead Hearings on Utility Response to Widespread Power Outages

August 9, 2020

TRENTON, NJ --  New Jersey legislators want to know why some communities in New Jersey are still without power several days after Tropical Storm Isaias barreled through. Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin has announced a joint committee hearing of the General Assembly will examine the response of utility companies to widespread power outages throughout the state. 

Over 1.3 million New ...

Trump Order to Cut Census Count by a Month a 'Devastating Blow', Fulop Says. County, Local Leaders Vow to Double Down on Census 2020 Efforts

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Local and county leaders are slamming a decision by the US Census Bureau, made at the behest of President Donald Trump, to roll back the deadline to be counted in Census 2020 by one month.

The count will now end on September 30 and the bureau will end all surveying efforts, including door-knocking and collecting responses over the phone, online and by mail, Director ...

Bayonne Schools Set to Start New School Year Virtually

August 12, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- A July decision by the Bayonne Public School District that made them in the first in the state to plan on an entirely virtual start to the new academic year was vindicated Wednesday when Governor Phil Murphy announced that his Administration would give the thumbs up to students learning from home.

"Our commitment to meeting the conditions on the ground with flexibility ...

Teachers, Principals, and Administrators Call for Statewide Remote Learning to Start the School Year

TRENTON, NJ -- The leaders of the New Jersey Education Association (NJEA), the New Jersey Principals and Supervisors Association (NJPSA), and the New Jersey Association of School Administrators are calling on Gov. Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) to direct all public schools to open remotely this fall.

This united front now puts pressure on the governor ...

'Together We Can' Slate Committed to Working Together to Continue Improving Bayonne Schools

August 7, 2020

BAYONNE, NJ - For three of the nine candidates running for Bayonne Board of Education in November the key to improving the education outcomes for local students will be working together, they said, dedicating themselves to improving the education of students, treating teachers with the respect they deserve, while understanding the impact on property taxes.

Running under the banner of ...

Annual 9/11 Tribute In Light Cancelled, Citing COVID Concerns

August 14, 2020

NEW YORK, NY - "Tribute in Light", the powerful perennial memorial to those lost in the attacks of September 11, 2001, will not take place this year due to apparent concerns for health amid the COVID-19 crisis.

First presented six months after the attacks, the glowing towers of light have become iconic symbols and solemn reminders—not only of the unspeakable tragedy of that day ...

Wednesday's Bayonne Summer Sounds Concert Postponed

BAYONNE, NJ - The Bayonne Summer Sounds musical event featuring the Large Flowerheads that was scheduled for tonight at 7:00 p.m. has been postponed, due to expected stormy weather.

The event has been rescheduled for Wednesday, September 2, at 7:00 p.m. on the lower level of DiDomenico-16th Street Park.

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Hudson Regional Closes on Purchase of Bayonne Medical Center Property

August 11, 2020

BAYONNE, NJ - In a move that some city officials believe will exacerbate the legal wrangling surrounding control of Bayonne Medical Center operations, Hudson Regional Hospital (HRH) announced that it has closed on the purchase of the Bayonne property.

The $76 million purchase comes at a time when Hudson County is moving towards condemning the property in anticipation of a possible use of ...

Long-Term Care Facilities Can Reopen in Phases Under New Directive

TRENTON, NJ — Despite almost 7,000 lab-confirmed coronavirus deaths across 679 long-term care facilities, New Jersey health officials and Gov. Phil Murphy believe there’s a way some can soon open their doors to visitors safely. 

Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli signed a directive Monday for “phased in” re-openings at nursing homes across the Garden ...

Whether by Screen or Stage for Bridge Arts Festival the Show Must Go On

August 6, 2020

BAYONNE, NJ - Organizers of the Bridge Arts Festival will know as early as next week whether the annual event – scheduled for September. 12 – will take place in person or be replaced by a virtual festival instead.

“We’re holding out as long as possible that we can proceed with some version,” said Cheryl Mack, the festival’s co-founder.

SEALs Swim Hudson in Support of Veterans

August 13, 2020

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Seeking to duplicate or exceed last year’s fundraising total of $200,000, a team of 72 U.S. Navy SEALs, joined by several veterans and military supporters, swam across the Hudson River last week.

Along the route, the SEALs stopped at the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island to perform 100 pushups in honor of America's liberties, and 22 pull ups in recognition of 22 ...

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 ...

Refusal to Leave Park Leads to Man's Arrest

August 13, 2020

BAYONNE, NJ - A 21-year-old Jersey City man was arrested Wednesday after he failed to comply with a request from members of the Bayonne Police Department to leave the DiDomenico Park after closing.

According to Captain Eric Amato, officers responded to the area just before 10:00 p.m. on a report of a large crowd gathering on the boat ramp. As officers attempted to move the crowd, a male, later ...

Bayonne Man Arrested After Taking 'Fighting Stance' Against Police

BAYONNE, NJ - A 43-year-old Bayonne man was charged with Disorderly Conduct and Resisting Arrest following a confrontation with members of the Bayonne Police Department early Tuesday.

According to Captain Eric Amato, officers responded to the area of 43 W. 47th Street on a report of a dispute. An on-scene investigation revealed that Armine Purcell was allegedly intoxicated and acting ...

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.

$56K to Bayonne Housing Authority to Help Maintain Safe and Healthy Living Opportunities, Senators Say

August 10, 2020

NEWARK, NJ – The Bayonne Housing Authority (BHA) will receive $56,167 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) as part of a total of more than $18 million secured by Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker, the pair announced Monday.

The funding comes in addition to the $46,024 announced in May, comes through the CARES Act, and will be used to ...

County Officials Seek Input on Creation of Rental Assistance Program

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - While a moratorium on evictions remains in place, Hudson County officials are taking another step to protect and support tenants adversely impacted economically by the COVID-19 global health crisis.

According to Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise officials are creating a rental assistance program. In an effort to make it as effective as possible a short survey has been ...

NJ Dedicates $25M to Small Landlords Overwhelmed by Pandemic

NEW JERSEY — Governor Phil Murphy announced a $25 million grant program aimed at providing COVID-19 relief to New Jersey landlords who have had to reckon with a moratorium on evictions since April.

According to state officials, one of three renters in the Garden State lives in 3 to 10 unit properties, which will specifically be eligible for the Small Landlord Emergency Grant Program ...

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County Officials to Seek New Bids for Construction of Courthouse

August 6, 2020

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Proposals to construct the new county court complex will be rejected and new requests made after three developers submitted prices tens of millions above the county’s projections.

The project which would replace the existing courthouse on Newark Avenue with a new court complex in the same area of Jersey City drew three proposals, all coming in higher than anticipated, ...

Hudson County Parks Reopen After Tropical Storm Isaias Cleanup

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hudson County’s parks are back open after crews worked “sunup until sundown” Wednesday clearing debris and damage brought on by Tropical Storm Isaias. The remnants of the hurricane swept through Hudson County Tuesday leaving behind a swath of fallen trees and limbs, officials said. 

Saying they wanted to make sure there was no danger programs such as ...

NJ Supreme Court Upholds Murphy's $10 Billion Borrowing Plan

August 13, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- The New Jersey Supreme Court rendered a unanimous decision on Wednesday in favor of Gov. Murphy’s plan to borrow nearly $10 billion to cover anticipated revenue shortfalls caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision allows the state to take on about $9.9 billion in new debt through next June, if borrowing requests are approved by a four-person panel of ...

Murphy: 33 States and Territories Remain on Quarantine List

TRENTON, NJ -- New Jersey has updated its list of 33 states and territories -- near and far -- from which people should self-quarantine for 14 days after visiting. The states include populous states such as Texas, Florida and California, as well as remote locations including Montana, Idaho,and Puerto Rico. Nearby New York, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Delaware and Pennsylvania ...

Despite Desire to Get Back in Classrooms, Schools Just Aren't Ready, Union Leaders Say

August 12, 2020

As the summer begins to wind down, we continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects. For the last several weeks, all stakeholders have spent countless hours thinking about, debating and determining how to execute a reopening plan for our respective school districts. However, this plan must be about more than just reopening the buildings; it must consider the most efficient way to ...

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New Jersey Date Night: Make it a Breakfast Date, Al Fresco

August 11, 2020

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

Some think it’s the most important meal of the day and others say it’s reserved for champions. When it comes to breakfast, it doesn’t take a titleholder to know it’s a tasty way to start your day, and your date! A little flirtation over a short stack and a little wink with a ...

NJ Home Bakers One Step Closer to Earning a Profit

New Jersey is the only state where you can’t have a home-baked foods business. But that may be about to change.

The state Senate recently passed a bill that would allow entrepreneurs in the Garden State to make and sell baked goods out of their homes that do not require refrigeration or additional cooking after they are baked.

Sen. Kip Bateman (R-16th), who sponsored the bill, said it ...