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Foods That Make You Feel Good When You’re Craving New Jersey Classics

January 23, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Disco fries, deep-fried Italian hot dogs, cheesy breakfast sandwiches — New Jersey restaurants are home to foods we crave, even if they’re not the best choices for our bodies on a daily basis.

We wondered, when it comes nutrition, can you have your cheesecake and eat it, too?

Michele Smith, licensed mental health counselor, certified intuitive eating counselor ...

TAP'ed Into Hudson Episode 10: For Hudson County's Party Leaders Politics Don't have to be Personal

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Steve Lenox, Publisher of TAPinto Bayonne, TAPinto Hoboken, and TAPinto Jersey City recently welcomed Hudson County Chairwoman Amy DeGise and Hudson County Republic Organization Chairman Jose Arango to TAP'ed Into Hudson.

On the eve of President Joe Biden's inauguration both leaders shared their belief that a message of unity was what the American people were ...

Bayonne City Council Puts Brakes on Marijuana Ordinance

BAYONNE, NJ - With a new state law governing recreational marijuana sales still uncertain, the Bayonne City Council agreed at their Wednesday meeting to postpone an ordinance establishing local regulations on the matter.

Councilman Gary LaPelusa said he was uncomfortable voting to adopt an ordinance until the state had resolved the issues and established rules for sale and distribution.

Mayor Davis Give Vaccine Update

BAYONNE, NJ - More than 100 Bayonne residents were vaccinated against COVID-19 on Thursday at the launch of the City’s efforts to bring an end to the virus locally. 

“This is an important day in Bayonne as we battle the coronavirus,” said Mayor Jimmy Davis in a robocall to residents of the city. “Today we began the vaccination process for Bayonne residents in Phase ...

Bayonne City Council Puts Brakes on Marijuana Ordinance

January 22, 2021

BAYONNE, NJ - With a new state law governing recreational marijuana sales still uncertain, the Bayonne City Council agreed at their Wednesday meeting to postpone an ordinance establishing local regulations on the matter.

Councilman Gary LaPelusa said he was uncomfortable voting to adopt an ordinance until the state had resolved the issues and established rules for sale and distribution.

Annual Bayonne Youth Center Black History Month Writing Contest

January 22, 2021

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Criminal Justice Class Welcomes Superintendent John Niesz

BAYONNE, NJ - Students in Mrs. Mauri’s Criminal Justice class at Bayonne High School welcomed Superintendent John Niesz back as a special guest on Friday. Niesz, a retired police officer, spoke about his time as a member of the Freehold Police Department as well as with the Department of Homeland Security.

The 11th and 12th grade students that are currently enrolled in the elected will ...

Jersey City's Francesca Giarratana Played Role in Historic Inauguration

January 20, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Among the tens of millions of Americans watching Wednesday’s inauguration of President Joe Biden was Francesca Giarratana, a lifelong resident of Jersey City and current Division Chief for Hudson County Planning.

Giarratana had a special connection to the historic event having served on December 14 as one of New Jersey’s 14 Electoral College Members who went ...

Holland Tunnel Goes Cashless

January 9, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Almost 25 years after the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey established the E-ZPass system to allow vehicles to pass more easily through the Holland Tunnel, a new cashless toll has been installed to make it even more seamless.

Authorized in 2019 and scheduled to go into use last March, only to be suspended due to COVID-19, the technology is being used for the first ...

Mayor Davis Give Vaccine Update

January 22, 2021

BAYONNE, NJ - More than 100 Bayonne residents were vaccinated against COVID-19 on Thursday at the launch of the City’s efforts to bring an end to the virus locally. 

“This is an important day in Bayonne as we battle the coronavirus,” said Mayor Jimmy Davis in a robocall to residents of the city. “Today we began the vaccination process for Bayonne residents in Phase ...

Rite-Aid Expanding Drive-Thru COVID Testing

BAYONNE, NJ -- Through a partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Rite Aid pharmacies will be expanding its free no-charge COVID-19 testing capabilities with 60 additional drive-through locations in New Jersey on Friday, January 22. 

In addition, no-charge testing will now be available to children ages four and older at all new and ...

TAP'ed Into Hudson Episode 10: For Hudson County's Party Leaders Politics Don't have to be Personal

January 23, 2021

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Steve Lenox, Publisher of TAPinto Bayonne, TAPinto Hoboken, and TAPinto Jersey City recently welcomed Hudson County Chairwoman Amy DeGise and Hudson County Republic Organization Chairman Jose Arango to TAP'ed Into Hudson.

On the eve of President Joe Biden's inauguration both leaders shared their belief that a message of unity was what the American people were ...

TAP'ed Into Hudson Episode 9: Jersey City Board of Education Gets New Leader

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Steve Lenox, Publisher of TAPinto Bayonne, TAPinto Hoboken, and TAPinto Jersey City recently welcomed Jersey City Board of Education President Mussab Ali to TAP'ed Into Hudson.

Ali was first elected to the BOE at 20 years old and earlier this month became the youngest member to head the body that helps oversee the education of more than 30,000 public school ...

Bayonne Man Charged After Allegedly Smashing Windshield, Assaulting Hoboken Officers

January 15, 2021

HOBOKEN, NJ - An incident Thursday afternoon turned ugly in Hoboken, as a Bayonne man grappled with police after allegedly smashing a car window on the city's main thoroughfare.

At about 3:22 p.m. on January 14, a witness reported to the Hoboken Police Department that a male had just broken the back windshield of a motor vehicle in the area of 3rd & Washington Street. Following up on a ...

Driver Arrested After Police Find Stolen, Loaded Handgun in Car

BAYONNE, NJ - A New York man was arrested by Bayonne police on Monday after a motor vehicle stop in the area of Goldsborough Drive and Chosin Few Way led to the recovery of a loaded handgun that was reported stolen out of Georgia.

According to Captain Eric Amato, Justin J. Davis, 23, was charged with Receiving Stolen Property, Possession of a Firearm for an Unlawful Purpose, Unlawful ...

Access to Care and Better Jobs Keys to Second Chance McGreevey, Expert Panelists Say

January 21, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Under the leadership of former NJ Governor Jim McGreevey, the New Jersey Reentry Corporation (NJRC) is spearheading a program to fight stigmas, oppression, and sexism by giving formerly incarcerated women access to the resources and opportunities that they deserve.

On Tuesday, NJRC launched The Women’s Project, a program designed to administer integrated health care ...

Sires to Trump on Potential Abuse of Pardon Power: Don't Do It

WASHINGTON, D.C. - President Donald Trump’s departure from office Wednesday won’t be the end of Representative Albio Sires’ efforts to “protect our democracy and address abuses of the pardon power,” the veteran legislator said Monday in a statement directed at the nation’s outgoing leader.

Responding to numerous media reports, including from Fox News, ...

Sen. Cory Booker Eulogizes U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick. Hero Cop Murdered After He 'Faced Down Terrorists'

January 20, 2021

SOUTH RIVER, NJ -- Senator Cory Booker took to the floor of the U.S. Senate Tuesday to eulogize U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, calling him "the very definition of a hero" and "a Jersey guy through and through." 

Sicknick, a South River native, died from injuries he sustained on Jan. 6 while trying to protect the Capitol Building from an ...

Bayonne to Name Street After Legendary Rev. H. Gene Sykes

BAYONNE, NJ - The City of Bayonne will rename a portion of West Street, between Avenue C and Broadway, in honor of the late Rev. H. Gene Sykes, who served as pastor of the Friend Baptist Church for more than 25 years.

Rev. Sykes, whose career was defined by a strong belief that all people should have a roof over their head and a full stomach, died due to complications of COVID-19 in ...

Flags to be Flown at Half Staff in Honor U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick. New Jersey Native Killed During Attack on Congress

NEW JERSEY — Governor Philip D. Murphy has ordered flags to be flown at half-staff on Monday, January 11, in honor of U.S. Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick of South River. 

Sicknick died following injuries sustained while defending the U.S. Capitol from violent insurrectionists.

According to the statement from the Governor's Office, Sicknick was a ...

Don't Let Super Bowl Become Super Spreader Event, Bayonne Legislator Urges Asking Murphy to Extend Closing Time for Bars

January 17, 2021

BAYONNE, NJ - If Assemblyman Nicholas Chiaravalloti (D-Bayonne/Jersey City) has his way bars across New Jersey will be able to keep their buffalo wings hot and beers cold a little bit longer on Super Bowl Sunday.

In a letter to Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Commissioner of Health Judy Persichilli, the veteran legislator thanks the duo for their leadership throughout the ...

Bayonne Ice Hockey Team Opens Belated 2021 Season This Weekend

BAYONNE, NJ — At long last, the Bayonne Ice Hockey team will be back in action this weekend after the start of the regular season had been delayed more than a month and a half because of COVID-19 restrictions. 

The Bees endured a difficult rebuilding season last year, but are hopeful that the lumps they took in 2020 will pay off with a better season this winter.

Head coach Steve ...

HS Football: State Championship Proposal Passed By NJSIAA Membership

ROBBINSVILLE, NJ - New Jersey may soon crown a statewide high school football champion.

In an overwhelming vote of 318 to 12, with six schools abstaining, the NJSIAA Constitution to remove a prohibition of naming state-wide champions in the sport. The NJSIAA is the body that oversees high school sports in the state. 

 It is expected now that a measure will be put forward by ...

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Hudson Officials Celebrate Opening of New Police Training Center

January 20, 2021

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - For Mark Miller, the director of the newly opened Hudson County Public Safety Academy, training has come a long way since he became a police officer back in 1994.

“Just the technology we used to deal with crime has changed dramatically between 1994 and 2021,” Miller, who retired as a deputy chief of the Jersey City Police Department, said.

After years of ...

Hudson County Officials Tout Vaccination Efforts to Date

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - The Hudson County Vaccine Distribution Center began administering COVID- 19 vaccinations to seniors and residents with underlying health conditions Friday, according to Hudson County officials. 

Since opening last month the Center, overseen by County Executive Tom DeGise’s Vaccine Task Force, and operated by the Hudson Regional Health Commission, has now ...

Hudson County Sheriff's Office Promotes Six

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - In an event that did not get its due attention last week, the Hudson County Sheriff’s Department’s promoted six people to supervisor positions.

Although the department frequently holds public promotion ceremonies for new recruits and operations officers, promotional ceremonies for those in the Department's Security Department are rare, even when ...

Murphy Expects Incoming Biden Administration to Speed up Coronavirus Vaccine Rollout

January 20, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy said Tuesday he expects the progress made so far in the state’s vaccine rollout to be given a much-needed push forward by the Joe Biden administration once the President-elect is sworn in on Wednesday.

So far, the state has had to reckon with delays in the arrival of doses from the federal government and thus large segments of the population ...

To Protect and Serve on Inauguration Day: 550 NJ National Guard Deployed to D.C

WASHINGTON, DC -- To ensure the safety of the U.S. Capital on President-elect's Joe Biden's inauguration day, approximately 550 members of the New Jersey National Guard have been deployed to Washington D.C.. The deployed National Guard Air and Army guardsman hail from across the state. 

Lieutenant Colonel Barbara Brown, public affairs officer for the New Jersey National ...

Foods That Make You Feel Good When You’re Craving New Jersey Classics

January 23, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Disco fries, deep-fried Italian hot dogs, cheesy breakfast sandwiches — New Jersey restaurants are home to foods we crave, even if they’re not the best choices for our bodies on a daily basis.

We wondered, when it comes nutrition, can you have your cheesecake and eat it, too?

Michele Smith, licensed mental health counselor, certified intuitive eating counselor ...

7 Tricks for Making the Best Winter Soups

There’s nothing like a steaming pot of soup to take off the chill on a cold day. Want to up your winter soup game? We’ve got seven simple tricks to make your favorites even better:

1. Save the bones from your roasted chicken (including storebought rotisserie chicken) in the freezer to make stock. The roasted bones will give your soups more flavor than raw.

2. Need to swap ...