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Stolen Vehicle Leads to Bayonne Man's Arrest

July 30, 2021

BAYONNE, NJ - A Bayonne man already wanted on an outstanding warrant out of Brick Township was arrested Thursday just hours after he is said to have stolen a vehicle from the area of 16th Street and Broadway.

According to a report by Captain Eric Amato, the incident began at approximately 8:46 a.m. when the vehilce was stolen. A broadcast alert was dispatched to all units and during the early ...

Driver That Set Self on Fire After Traffic Stop Succumbs to Injuries, Investigation by Attorney General Underway

TRENTON, NJ – The Attorney General’s Office announced on Friday that an investigation into the death of a driver who was fatally injured after setting himself on fire when Bayonne police officers attempted to make a motor vehicle stop is underway. The identity of the male decedent is not being released at this time.

The incident, according to a statement, took place just before ...

16th Street Park Kayak Launch Nears Completion

BAYONNE, NJ - The City of Bayonne has finished the first phase of what is to become a kayak launch and, perhaps eventually, one more link in the waterfront walkway along the Newark Bay side of the city.

Over the last year, contractors have constructed a bi-level walkway with benches that will be accompanied by a launch platform just south of the already existing boat launch at the 16th Street ...

Bayonne Board of Education Agrees to New Contract for Custodial Staff

BAYONNE, NJ - The Bayonne Board of Education voted to approve a memorandum of agreement between with AFSCME Local 2231, the union that represents the District’s custodial staff. The four-year collective bargaining agreement will cover the period from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2025.

Under the agreement, the covered employees will receive a 3.5 percent pay increase in the first year ...

Efforts to Distribute Food to Hungry Won't be Hampered by Politics, Council Pres Says

July 23, 2021

BAYONNE, NJ - A federal grant for $150,000 that is intended to be used to help feed the hungry in Bayonne is being held up by questions related to regulations regarding the disbursement of funds and potential conflicts of interest, TAPinto Bayonne has learned.

While the program has been handing out food at the 16th Street Park, as well as making deliveries to people shut in at home, the ...

Bayonne Board of Education Agrees to New Contract for Custodial Staff

July 30, 2021

BAYONNE, NJ - The Bayonne Board of Education voted to approve a memorandum of agreement between with AFSCME Local 2231, the union that represents the District’s custodial staff. The four-year collective bargaining agreement will cover the period from July 1, 2021 to June 30, 2025.

Under the agreement, the covered employees will receive a 3.5 percent pay increase in the first year ...

Bayonne Board of Education Names Six New Assistant Principals, Two New Supervisors

BAYONNE, NJ - The Bayonne Board of Education hired two new administrators and promoted six existing employees at its July 27 meeting.

Nicole Morrow was hired as an assistant principal at Midtown Community School while Monique Bullock was named to the same position at Bayonne High School. 

Tana Furmaniak was promoted from school counselor to assistant principal at Woodrow Wilson School, ...

Labor Organizations Back Davis 15 Months Ahead of Election

July 28, 2021

BAYONNE, NJ - Though local voters won't see his name on the ballot for more than 15 months. Mayor Jimmy Davis has already received the support of two powerful labor organizations in anticipation of his run for reelection in 2022.

At a breakfast hosted on Tuesday, July 20, the Hudson County Building Trades and Teamsters Joint Council 73 both offered their endorsement to Davis and his ...

Seven Candidates Seeking Three Seats on Bayonne Board of Education

BAYONNE, NJ - Jodi Casais and Pamela Sclafane will seek reelection to the Bayonne Board of Education, running on a ticket with Melissa R. Godesky. Also filing petitions to seek one of the three seats up for grabs were Nicole Gabriele, Gina Irizarry, Petra Ghaly and Charles Ryan.

Elected in 2018, Casais attended John M. Bailey School and Holy Family Academy and all three of her children went ...

Resilient Northeastern New Jersey to Host Forum on Flooding - July 28th

July 25, 2021

BAYONNE, NJ - Day after day, severe weather watches and warnings come across our screens here in our region. As we white-knuckle through the washouts in one of the wettest months in recent years, more and more residents demand to know what answers we have for the onslaught of urban flooding.

Resilient NJ is an initiative launched by the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to ...

Gov. Murphy Signs Landmark Universal Maternal and Infant Care Legislation 

July 30, 2021

NEWARK, NJ – In a state faced with one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the nation, Gov. Phil Murphy aims to tackle those numbers with the establishment of a universal home nurse visitation program for newborns.

Murphy signed a landmark bill (S690) on Thursday giving New Jersey one of the most comprehensive and robust home visitation programs in the country.

The ...

J&J Recalls Neutrogena and Aveeno Sunscreens

All lots of Neutrogena and Aveeno aerosol sunscreen products have been voluntarily recalled, announced Johnson & Johnson.

According to a company announcement, internal testing identified low levels of benzene in some product samples. Benzene is classified as a human carcinogen, a substance that could potentially cause cancer depending on the level and extent of exposure, stated the ...

Bayonne High School Marching Band Ready to 'Come Together' with Beatles Medley. 2021 Performances Should Provide 'Ticket to Ride' Back to National Championship

July 28, 2021

BAYONNE, NJ - While it won’t be Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band providing the musical soundtrack for football or other school events in the upcoming year, the award-winning Bayonne High School Marching Band will be performing an all-Beatles repertoire, said assistant director Katrina Kleinmann.

Huddled in the shadow of the ice rink building against the scalding July heat, ...

Bayonne's Nations Lending Offers Mortgage Services that Extend Coast to Coast

July 19, 2021

BAYONNE, NJ - The owners of Nations Lending held a ribbon cutting at their 352 Avenue C office on July 15, nearly a year after the office actually opened.

“We couldn’t hold a ribbon cutting last year because of COVID,” said Esteban Estevez. “So, we decided to do it now.”

Prior to that he and the staff operated First Alliance Home Mortgage on 39th and ...

Stolen Vehicle Leads to Bayonne Man's Arrest

July 30, 2021

BAYONNE, NJ - A Bayonne man already wanted on an outstanding warrant out of Brick Township was arrested Thursday just hours after he is said to have stolen a vehicle from the area of 16th Street and Broadway.

According to a report by Captain Eric Amato, the incident began at approximately 8:46 a.m. when the vehilce was stolen. A broadcast alert was dispatched to all units and during the early ...

Bayonne Police Arrest Two in Separate Bike Theft Incidents

BAYONNE, NJ - Two Bayonne men, including one who led police on a brief foot chase, were arrested and charged in connection with separate bicycle thefts on Tuesday, Captain Eric Amato announced. 

In a statement, Amato reported that Robert Connolly, 49, was arrested at approximately 11:26 a.m. from the area of 50th Street and Avenue E after being identified as the suspected thief ...

Driver That Set Self on Fire After Traffic Stop Succumbs to Injuries, Investigation by Attorney General Underway

July 30, 2021

TRENTON, NJ – The Attorney General’s Office announced on Friday that an investigation into the death of a driver who was fatally injured after setting himself on fire when Bayonne police officers attempted to make a motor vehicle stop is underway. The identity of the male decedent is not being released at this time.

The incident, according to a statement, took place just before ...

Have You Seen This Man? Hudson County Prosecutor Seeks Assistance Locating Jersey City Man Wanted in Connection with Multiple Sexual Assaults of Children

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez is seeking the public’s support in locating a 42-year-old Jersey City man wanted in connection with multiple sexual assaults against children. Salomon-Lopez is described as a shorter man with a medium build and may be known by this name or another alias.  

According to a statement, Salomon-Lopez is charged with ...

Bayonne Clergy, Social Service Providers Come Together to Strengthen Mental Health

July 19, 2021

BAYONNE, NJ - Local religious leaders huddled under the pavilion in the 16th Street Park, retreating from a sudden downpour on July 15, reciting scripture and praying.

Despite the brief, but heavy, rain, representatives from many of the social services in and around Bayonne sat at tables distributing literature and offering advice to the scores of people who had come for the ...

Who Gives a Puck? Davis Celebrates Opening of Bayonne's First Roller Hockey Rink

July 19, 2021

BAYONNE, NJ - Even as the $2.1 million upgrade to Fitzpatrick Park, including the installation of flood control elements underground, continues, city officials announced recently the opening of a street hockey rink there. 

This is the first such space in Bayonne, and, according to Mayor Jimmy Davis, one that has been a long time coming. “We always wanted one when I was growing ...

McKnight Decries Decision that Puts Black Olympic Swimmers at 'Disadvantage'

JERSEY CITY, NJ - A decision by the international swimming federation (FINA) to disallow the use of a swim cap specifically designed to accommodate “thick, curly, and voluminous” in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics has caught the attention of Hudson County Assemblywoman Angela McKnight. 

According to Soul Cap’s website, the United Kingdom based company was founded by ...

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E-Waste Recycling is Easier than Ever in Hudson County

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Hudson County Prosecutor's Office Celebrates Efforts that Provided Over 41,000 Meals Through Community Refrigerators

July 21, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ  – When COVID-19 lockdowns made meeting community members face-to-face more challenging, the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office sought alternative ways to put their community outreach program to work. 

The need for assistance did not stop during this time, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said in a statement touting their efforts to support community ...

Even with New State Law Relationship with ICE Won't End Immediately, County Official Says

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Despite the passage of a new state law that will prohibit state, local government agencies, and private detention facilities from entering into, renewing, or extending immigration detention agreements, Hudson County may need some time to finally do away with the contract that is currently in place with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), County Commissioner ...

Hudson County Honors Hero Bayonne Soldier. Stephen R. Gregg Risked His Own Life to Save Others During World War II

BAYONNE, NJ - County and local officials, as well as family, joined together recently to honor the service of World War II veteran, and Medal of Honor recipient, Lt. Stephen R. Gregg. The event, held at the park that already bears the hero’s name, served as the official unveiling of a statue in Gregg’s honor, and likeness, that now stands near the 43rd Street entrance of Stephen ...

What's in a Name? Parkway Service Areas Renamed After NJ Icons

July 29, 2021

NEW JERSEY --  What's in a name? In New Jersey, a lot, especially for icons who are well known throughout the world.  On Tuesday, commemorated as National New Jersey Day, Governor Phil Murphy announced that nine service areas along the Garden State Parkway will be renamed after New Jersey icons and Hall of Fame Inductees 

The name ...

Murphy Responds to Updated CDC Masking Guidelines

TRENTON, NJ -- Following the recent upsurge in the Delta variant of COVID-19, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) on July 27 updated its guidance for people who have been fully vaccinated. The CDC said that while individuals can resume activities that they did prior to the pandemic to reduce the risk of being infected with the Delta variant and possibly spreading it to others, wearing a mask ...

In Season: The Best Ways to Cook NJ Sweet Corn

July 28, 2021

NEW JERSEY — New Jersey sweet corn is in season until the beginning of September. Take advantage of this local summer veggie by eating it as soon as possible after it’s picked — the sugar turns to starch as it ages.

For storage, keep fresh corn on the cob in the husk in the fridge. Once you’re ready to enjoy your corn, remove the husk and silk, wash it and try one of ...

The Secrets Behind the Deliciousness of NJ Summer Tomatoes

NEW JERSEY — For many who call the Garden State home, summer tastes like the first bite of a ripe, juicy Jersey tomato plucked fresh from a roadside farm stand or local farmers market.

But for every delicate tomato dripping with flavor we devour on the spot or place ever so carefully in our canvas bag to bring home from the market, we struggle to understand its secrets. What makes the ...

5 Minute Intervals Or 30 Minutes At Once: Which Is Better?

Squeezing in time to exercise can be challenging, especially if you juggle a hectic schedule. But staying physically active is one of the most important things you can do for your health as you age.

Given the increasing popularity of 5-minute interval workouts (or High-Intensity Interval Training – HIIT), swapping short bursts of moderately intense and vigorous aerobic exercise followed ...

8 Simple Activities To Enjoy With Your Grandkids

Spending quality time with your grandkids (and kids) adds joy and laughter to any given day. Just basking in a child’s boundless energy and carefree silliness can boost your mood and make you smile. But joining in the fun also keeps you physically and mentally active – and research shows that multigenerational interaction is good for older adults and kids.

 

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Bring the Sunshine Indoors With These 4 Simple Décor Ideas

As summer approaches, everyone is eager to spend more time outside enjoying the sun. It’s also the perfect time to transition your home décor to reflect the added daylight and brightness outside. If you’re ready to bring more of the sunshine inside this season, here are four great ways to easily update your décor for a lighter and brighter feeling.

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How to Incorporate Chalk Paint Into Your Next Project

Chalk paint is all the rage for that cozy richness it gives to furniture, décor, and even walls. The matte finish adds a softness to bold colors and a thickness that covers even the most worn down surfaces.

 

Home decorating moguls love chalk paint, and now you can, too - here’s the lowdown on why, where, and how to use chalk paint for your next DIY decorating ...