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Girls Basketball: Bayonne Blasts Lincoln, 60-15

February 4, 2023

BAYONNE, NJ -- The Bayonne girls basketball team outscored Lincoln by 20 points in the first half and went on to a 60-15 victory on Thursday.

Kayla Neal scored 11 points for the Bees (19-3), who outscored Lincoln, 21-5, in the second quarter to build a 31-11 lead.

Mckenzie Neal finished with 10 points, and Christina Centeno, Giselle Davis and Tatyanna Watson all scored eight points apiece ...

Boys Basketball: Bayonne Drubs Lincoln, 53-29

JERSEY CITY, NJ -- Bayonne broke it open in the second quarter and rolled to a 53-29 boys basketball victory over Lincoln High School on Thursday.

Rahmin Wright scored 18 points and grabbed six rebounds for the Bees (14-7), who outscored Lincoln, 19-8, in the second quarter to open a 28-13 halftime lead.

Patrick Sagna had 15 points, four rebounds and three assists for Bayonne. Noah Shaw ...

Public Hearing on Upgrades to North Street Park Set for February 15

BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne officials will hold a public hearing on Feb. 15 to review proposed improvements to a small pocket park on North Street.

“It’s a true neighborhood park that has been around for years,” said Councilman Neil Carroll. 

The City of Bayonne is seeking funding through the State of New Jersey’s Urban Parks Program for improvements at North Street ...

Representative Rob Menendez Secures Key Committee Assignments

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Congressman Rob Menendez was named to serve on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in the 118th Congress, a role in which he will support investments in infrastructure improvements across the Eighth Congressional District,  a statement said. This appointment marks his first committee assignment as a Member of Congress.

“Securing a seat on ...

Bayonne Set to Host Annual Special Needs Super Bowl Party

February 2, 2023

BAYONNE, NJ -  The Division of Recreation will hold its annual Special Needs Super Bowl Party on Feb. 12 from 2:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. at the BHS Ice Rink Gym.

The event will include a football obstacle course, kicking field goals, throwing passes and, of course, pizza.

Registration is necessary and can be done by clicking here. 

For more information please contact the ...

Bayonne Libary to Undergo Major Renovation

BAYONNE, NJ - The Bayonne Free Public Library will be closed for approximately four weeks starting on February 21, Director JP Porcaro announced, part of a large-scale renovation program.

Porcaro shared in a statement that the project, expected to take 10 months to complete, will include repairing the façade; remodeling the Children’s Room and the lobby; and replacing 1930’s ...

No Charges For Bayonne Police Officers Who Shot, Killed Knife Wielding Man

February 1, 2023

BAYONNE, NJ - The two Bayonne police officers involved in the June 7, 2021 shooting death of Lee Waskiewicz, will not face any charges as a result of the incident, a state grand jury decided on Monday. 

As previously reported, on the day of the incident uniformed officers of the Bayonne Police Department Ofcs. Edward Taveras and Timothy Ballance responded to a 9-1-1 call made at ...

Bayonne Man Among Four Charged in Connection with 'Ghost Gun' Ring

NEWARK, NJ - Four members of a gun manufacturing and trafficking network in Passaic and Hudson counties have been charged with weapons offenses related to the fabrication and sale of personally made firearms (PMFs), commonly known as “ghost guns,”  said U.S. Attorney Philip R. Sellinger.

Savion Clyburn, 20, and Corey Jenkins Jr., 30, both of Paterson; Richard Mullane, 26, of ...

Representative Rob Menendez Secures Key Committee Assignments

February 2, 2023

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Congressman Rob Menendez was named to serve on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in the 118th Congress, a role in which he will support investments in infrastructure improvements across the Eighth Congressional District,  a statement said. This appointment marks his first committee assignment as a Member of Congress.

“Securing a seat on ...

Bayonne Officials Calling for Safety Measures Along Dangerous Stretch of Roadway

BAYONNE, NJ - In March 2012 Jack Santopietro, a 21-year-old Bayonne man who had hopes of joining the Bayonne Fire Department, lost his life after the motorcycle he was driving collided with a minivan on Avenue E and East 10th Street.

There have been other traffic fatalities in the area, makeshift memorials honoring those lost, notoriously dangerous, many say, because the roadway narrows due ...

Officials Seek Identity of Man Found Dead on Bayonne Shoreline

January 30, 2023

BAYONNE, NJ - The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office is investigating the death of a man who was found dead on the shoreline of Newark Bay in Bayonne on Friday.

According to a statement, members of the Bayonne Police Department received a report of a possible body on the shoreline of Newark Bay in the area of the Thomas W. Zito Bayside Apartments.

Upon arrival first ...

Three Charged in Bayonne Shoplifting Incidents

BAYONNE, NJ - Two shoplifting incidents led to the arrests of three individuals in Bayonne on Friday.

According to Captain Eric Amato, the first incident led to shoplifting charges against Anne Marie A. Rosembert, 51, who reportedly attempted to steal $381.19 worth of merchandise from ShopRite.

Later on Saturday two Jersey City men, Charles Gore Jr. and Louis Morales, were arrested after ...

Dirty Birds: Pigeon Leave Mess Under 8th Street Bridges

January 30, 2023

BAYONNE, NJ - Most who do it regularly know that walking under any of the five rail overpasses that run along 8th Street can be  a risky proposition.

Despite wired netting designed to keep the pigeons from roosting in the eves of the structure, flocks have taken home under almost every bridge, leaving a trail of their poop along the sidewalks, and sometimes pedestrians who might be ...

Girls Basketball: Bayonne Blasts Lincoln, 60-15

February 4, 2023

BAYONNE, NJ -- The Bayonne girls basketball team outscored Lincoln by 20 points in the first half and went on to a 60-15 victory on Thursday.

Kayla Neal scored 11 points for the Bees (19-3), who outscored Lincoln, 21-5, in the second quarter to build a 31-11 lead.

Mckenzie Neal finished with 10 points, and Christina Centeno, Giselle Davis and Tatyanna Watson all scored eight points apiece ...

Boys Basketball: Bayonne Drubs Lincoln, 53-29

JERSEY CITY, NJ -- Bayonne broke it open in the second quarter and rolled to a 53-29 boys basketball victory over Lincoln High School on Thursday.

Rahmin Wright scored 18 points and grabbed six rebounds for the Bees (14-7), who outscored Lincoln, 19-8, in the second quarter to open a 28-13 halftime lead.

Patrick Sagna had 15 points, four rebounds and three assists for Bayonne. Noah Shaw ...

$1M Grant will Bring Bayonne a 'Field of Dreams'

BAYONNE, NJ - While there was no Kevin Costner or Shoeless Joe as depicted in the classic baseball film of the same name, Bayonne’s Field of Dreams had plenty of supporters out to celebrate a $1 million federal grant that will help upgrade the 11th Street ball field.

The field traditionally has served as the home for Bayonne’s Buddy Baseball League, which is a program for ...

An Inside Look at Film Making Process Coming to Bayonne Museum

January 29, 2023

BAYONNE, NJ - Behind The Scenes- A Comedic Table Read Experience with master participants will give the public an inside view of the table reading process of a comedic script performed by an award-winning panel of actors.

This special event, sponsored by the Bayonne Youth Center and hosted by Gina Irizarry of Golden Door International Film Festival, will take place on Friday, Feb. 10, from 7 ...

Molotov Cocktail Attack at New Jersey Synagogue Draws Condemnations, Concern

January 30, 2023

BLOOMFIELD, NJ — Authorities are investigating after a man threw a Molotov cocktail at the front door of a synagogue in Bloomfield early Sunday morning, police said.

Security footage shows a man approach the front door of the synagogue at 3:19 a.m., light the incendiary device then throw it at the front door, Public Safety Director Samuel A. DeMaio said in a statement.

The glass ...

Praying for Safety, and Taking Action

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Hudson County religious leaders, security coordinators, and congregations of all faiths and denominations are being invited to attend a special security program for houses or worship hosted by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office, in coordination with the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

The ...

Rowan Today

Early Childhood Demonstration Center Earns National Accreditation

Rowan University’s Early Childhood Demonstration Center has earned accreditation from the National Association for the Education of Young Children, a mark of excellence in early childhood education.

“NAEYC is the leading voice in early childhood education,” says Leah Walker, director of the ECDC for the past 10 years. “Our accreditation shows we are ...

Textbook Alternative Program on pace to save Rowan students up to $6 million

Rowan University’s Textbook Alternative Program (TAP), which began in 2019 with anticipated savings to students of $120,000, is on pace through 2023 to save as much as $6 million.

The program developed as an initiative of the campus Affordability Task Force, encouraging faculty to move from assigning traditional textbooks to free, online study materials, in a University-wide ...

Hudson County Board of Commissioners Opposes Helicopter Flight Plan

February 2, 2023

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Hudson County’s Board of Commissioners have stepped into the battle against hovering helicopters over Liberty State Park, approving a resolution strongly opposing new flight plans over the park.

Late last year, the Federal Aviation Administration and National Park Service put forth a plan that would set limits on flights hovering over or near historic monuments such ...

Hudson County Commissioners Approve $400K for Home Health Care Programs

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - The Hudson County Board of Commissioners approved a 12-month $400,000 for Bayada Home Health Care, Inc. and Visiting Homemaker Service of Hudson County for certified home health care services.  

The program, officials said, will provide home health care services, including basic personal care, hygiene, grooming services, meal preparation, laundering, ...

Hudson County Officials to Raise Pan African Flag

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Hudson County Executive Thomas A. DeGise and the Board of Commissioners kick off Black History Month with a Pan-African Flag Raising Ceremony at the Justice William J. Brennan Courthouse on Wednesday, February 1 at 5:00 p.m.

According to Board of Commissioners Chairman Anthony Vainieri he and his colleagues are committed to educating Hudson County residents about the ...

New Jersey Man Sentenced to Six Years for Assault of Police Office During Jan. 6 Capitol Riot

January 29, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A New Jersey man has been sentenced to six years in prison for assaulting Brian Sicknick, a capitol police officer who fought off rioters on January 6, 2021.

The New Jersey native, Sicknick, 42, died the day after the assault as a result of his injuries. .

Julian Khater, 33 of Somerset, who has been in custody since March 14, 2021, pleaded guilty in September 2022 ...

Hoboken Based SeaSmart Diversity Scholarship Now Open

HOBOKEN, NJ - SeaSmart, a Hoboken-based nonprofit, will provide qualified students with an opportunity to explore their interest in ocean conservation, marine biology and SCUBA diving.  

SeaSmart's primary mission is to raise awareness of and develop advocates for ocean conservation, marine biology and SCUBA via programs and camps.

This July, SeaSmart will conduct ...

Delicious Grab-and-Go Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

We need to talk about breakfast.

According to a study from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, nearly one-quarter of Americans skip breakfast daily. It’s understandable! It’s easy to forget or skip it when you’re rushing to work or to drive the kids to school.

But eating breakfast is critical to your health—it’s the meal that kickstarts your ...

Try These Satisfying Winter Salad Recipes

When the produce section starts to look a little wilted in the winter, it’s time to stock up on root vegetables and winter greens! Check out our favorite winter salad recipes for nutrient-packed (and delicious!) seasonal options.

These winter salads make a hearty, healthy side or a fresh, full meal and give you that nutrient boost we often lose when our favorite fruits and veggies ...

RWJBarnabas Health Urges Blood Donations During American Heart Month

February 3, 2023

WEST ORANGE, NJ - RWJBarnabas Health continues its urgent appeal for blood and platelet donations, especially Type O blood, the universal blood type, this February during American Heart Month in response to a severe blood and platelet shortage statewide. The surge in respiratory illnesses this winter has exacerbated the already acute nationwide shortage, and blood suppliers are in critical ...

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Wed, February 15
04:00 PM — 07:00 PM

Paterson Public Schools Central Office - 1st Floor Cafeteria, Paterson

Paterson Public Schools Teachers Career ...