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Fire Safety Alert: Kidde Recalls Smoke Detectors for Failure to Sound Alarm in Fire

May 15, 2021

NEW JERSEY — A nationwide safety recall of certain Kidde smoke detectors that have reportedly failed to sound off during smoke conditions or a fire has been announced.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission on May 6 announced the recall of 225,000 Kidde smoke and combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms — Model Series 2040, 2050, 2060 and 2070, which have a TruSense ...

Pfizer Vaccine Open to Kids 12-15 in NJ. What Hudson County Parents Need to Know

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — The Pfizer vaccine opened to children 12 – 15 in New Jersey Wednesday night, state health officials said.

The state Health Department in a statement said that following federal authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for children in that age range, it is allowing the vaccine to be administered to those children.

“With today’s ...

KW City Life Realty Uses Day of Action to Clean Up Community, Feed First Responders

BAYONNE and JERSEY CITY, NJ - Members of the KW City Life Realty teams in both Bayonne and Jersey City spread out across their communities Thursday as part of a nationwide community service effort.

According to Lidia Gabinelli, Broker Manager for the Bayonne office, May 13 marked Red Day, the realty firm’s national day of service.Since 2009, Gabinelli told TAPinto, KW team members have ...

UPDATE: Colonial Pipeline Restarted Operation; Normal Delivery Rate Expected the Coming Days

NEW JERSEY — Colonial Pipeline Co. announced in a statement late Wednesday evening that the pipeline that was shutdown by a ransomware hack last week was going to restart and begin operating again. 

“Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to return to normal. Some markets served by Colonial Pipeline may experience, or continue ...

No Resolution Following Marathon Meeting on Future of Bayonne Medical Center

May 13, 2021

BAYONNE, NJ - Saying that they do not have enough information to make a decision, the Bayonne City Council tabled two ordinances Wednesday that would have bonded $95 million for the potential purchase of the property under the Bayonne Medical Center.

Although Council President Sharon Nadrowski also voted to table the ordinance she had gone into the meeting hoping to have the measure ...

Council Meeting Moved to Bayonne High School to Accommodate Anticipated Crowd

BAYONNE, NJ - In anticipation of what is expected to be a large crowd on hand, the first live meeting of the Bayonne City Council in over a year has been moved to the high school auditorium. 

The in-person council meeting will be held on Wednesday, May 12 at 7:00 p.m. Those wishing to attend should register in advance by clicking here. COVID protocols will be in place.

While there are ...

Bayonne Students Honored for Black History Month Essays

May 5, 2021

BAYONNE, NJ  — The Bayonne Board of Education recently extended its congratulations to the finalists and those that earned honorable mentions as part of the Bayonne Youth Center’s annual Black History month contest.

The Black History Month Writing Contest was presented by Mayor James Davis and the Bayonne Youth Center and open to Bayonne residents in the sixth, seventh, ...

County Prep High School Students Win Statewide Competition for ‘Acts of Kindness,’ Headed to National Leadership Conference

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Three County Prep High School students have been awarded a first place prize at the statewide SkillsUSA competition for their effort to bring their school community together during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Aleena Choudhry, of Bayonne, Fajrhafza Sohail, of Jersey City and Varsha Santhosh Kumar, of Jersey City presented their project, “Acts of Kindness,” in ...

Not on My Watch: Davis Steps in to Help Save Memorial Day Parade

May 12, 2021

BAYONNE, NJ - Saying he doesn’t want to be the mayor under whose watch the traditional Memorial Day Parade ceased to march down Broadway, Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis said the city, in conjunction with veterans, will help run the operation.

Last month, veterans who previously ran the parade for decades, said aging membership and other factors made it impossible for them to continue the ...

Bayonne Senior Center Set for May 24 Reopening

BAYONNE, NJ - The 56th Street Senior Center will reopen on Monday May 24, Bayonne’s Division of Recreation has announced. 

All activities, including programs such as Chair Yoga, Zumba, Walking for Good Health, and Line Dancing will be held outdoors, weather permitting and all CDC guidelines will be followed.

For more information, please contact Ralph Savo at the 56th ...

Pfizer Vaccine Open to Kids 12-15 in NJ. What Hudson County Parents Need to Know

May 14, 2021

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — The Pfizer vaccine opened to children 12 – 15 in New Jersey Wednesday night, state health officials said.

The state Health Department in a statement said that following federal authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for children in that age range, it is allowing the vaccine to be administered to those children.

“With today’s ...

Healthy Adult Bones Age by Age

Peak bone growth occurs during childhood, but bones continue to grow throughout life. 

“Bone is a pretty amazing thing,” says Richard Yoon, MD, Director of Orthopedic Research at Jersey City Medical Center and a member of RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group. “Bone is always in turnover, constantly being broken down and built back up at every age.”

The process of ...

Through Qua's Art Center Jersey City Entrepreneur Expands Opportunity for Self-Expression, Creativity to Bayonne

May 8, 2021

BAYONNE, NJ - Even though Nysquazah Hawkins struggled to get the Qua’s Creative Art Center up in running in Jersey City, she recognized just how valuable a resource it was.

Hawkins, who started the center in Jersey City in early 2020 in an effort to provide a space where kids and teens could have fun, be creative and have access to self-expression, was joined by local Bayonne officials ...

KW City Life Realty Uses Day of Action to Clean Up Community, Feed First Responders

May 14, 2021

BAYONNE and JERSEY CITY, NJ - Members of the KW City Life Realty teams in both Bayonne and Jersey City spread out across their communities Thursday as part of a nationwide community service effort.

According to Lidia Gabinelli, Broker Manager for the Bayonne office, May 13 marked Red Day, the realty firm’s national day of service.Since 2009, Gabinelli told TAPinto, KW team members have ...

Gas Prices are Up. Find out how Hudson County Prices Compare to the Rest of New Jersey

May 13, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A cyberattack against a “vital” U.S. oil pipeline has contributed to a spike in already high gasoline prices. New Jersey gas prices now average $3.04 per gallon, according to AAA, compared to roughly $3.01 per gallon nationally. 

In Hudson County, the price at the pump has also hit $3.04 as of Wednesday, part of a national trend in high gas prices ...

Stylemaker Brings 'Childish Glow' to Bayonne

BAYONNE, NJ - Not event a global health pandemic could stop Jersey City native, and currency Bayonne resident, Quiona McCollum from expanding her business, Childish Glow, a lifestyle brand ranging from skincare, home essentials, to music, to a storefront location.

On Friday, April 30, McCollum was joined by Mayor Jimmy Davis, Council President Sharon Ashe Nadrowski, and other city officials to ...

Fire Safety Alert: Kidde Recalls Smoke Detectors for Failure to Sound Alarm in Fire

May 15, 2021

NEW JERSEY — A nationwide safety recall of certain Kidde smoke detectors that have reportedly failed to sound off during smoke conditions or a fire has been announced.

The Consumer Product Safety Commission on May 6 announced the recall of 225,000 Kidde smoke and combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms — Model Series 2040, 2050, 2060 and 2070, which have a TruSense ...

Smoke Shop Employee Accused of 'Unwanted Advances' Towards 21-Year-Old Woman

BAYONNE, NJ - A 21-year-old female reported to police that while patronizing K&J Smoke Shop, 682 Broadway, a store employee, identified as Vijaykuma Shah, 62, made unwanted advances towards her, including by touching her body’s “intimate areas” and kissing her.

Shah, Bayonne Police Captain Eric Amato announced, was arrested Tuesday and has been charged with Criminal ...

Bayonne Teens Charged with Threatening, Attacking 17-Year-Old

May 12, 2021

BAYONNE, NJ - Two Bayonne teens, 15 and 17, were taken into custody Tuesday after a 17-year-old male victim reported that while walking to school, he was approached from behind, pushed to the ground, and punched about the head. The attacker, the victim said, was the 15-year-old suspect.

Through the investigation it was reported that the victim received threatening phone messages from the ...

Watch Out for Telephone Scammers, Mayor Davis Warns

BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne residents have been warned to be wary of telephone scammers.

“In one attempted scam, fraudsters have telephoned Bayonne residents with requests for their Medicare identification numbers. Please do not give Medicare ID numbers, other personal information, or money to scammers,” Mayor Jimmy Davis warned, adding that with this information fraudsters attempt to ...

Baseball: Bayonne Shuts Out North Bergen, 4-0

May 13, 2021

NORTH BERGEN, NJ — Bayonne rode the two-hit pitching of Quincy Mitchell to a 4-0 baseball victory over North Bergen on Wednesday.

Mitchell struck out four batters, walked one and needed just 82 pitches in his complete-game performance. Bayonne (8-5) scored three runs in the second inning to put Mitchell in control.

Tyler Johnson went 2-for-4 with one RBI, Chris Valencia doubled in a ...

Pee Wee Basketball Registration Now Open

BAYONNE, NJ - Registration for the 2021 Pee Wee Basketball League will take place in person Monday, May 24th through Friday, May 28, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., at Veterans Stadium.  

The season will begin September 11, 2021.  Court location to be determined. The cost of the program, open to Bayonne residents in first through fourth grade only, is $60.00/Player or ...

Softball: Bayonne Falls to Holy Angels, 4-3

DEMAREST, NJ — Holy Angels scored a run in the bottom of the eighth inning to defeat the Bayonne softball team, 4-3, on Tuesday.

Bayonne (8-3) led, 3-0, after four innings before Holy Angels rallied back to tie it with two runs in the fifth inning and one in the sixth.

Mia Bermudez went 3-for-4 with an RBI, Jaelynn Barrios was 2-for-3 with a double and Alyssa Urbanski delivered an RBI ...

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HCCC Students Awarded Prestigous 2021 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

Hudson County Community College (HCCC) students Adoum Allamine and Pedro Moranchel have been chosen from 1,500 applicants nationwide to receive the 2021 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation recognizes exceptionally talented community college students seeking to complete baccalaureate degrees. Scholarship recipients are selected for their ...

Hudson County Officials to Mark End of Ramdan with Thursday Vaccination Clinic

May 12, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ -  The Hudson County Vaccine Task Force, along with Hudson Regional Health Commission, are partnering with The Islamic Council of Hudson County to bring a pop-up vaccination site to Lincoln Park on Thursday morning. The clinic is timed to coincide with Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday marking the end of Ramadan. Thousands of local Muslims are expected to gather together ...

Hudson County Residents Should Mark Calendar for May 12 Job Fair, County Executive DeGise Says

SECAUCUS, NJ - The Hudson County One Stop Career Development Center and the Hudson County Schools of Technology will be hosting a job fair on Wednesday, May 12 from 5 to 7 p.m.  at the Frank J. Gargiulo Campus in Secaucus. This will be the second job fair since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic., and follows November’s overwhelming successful event that drew over 300 ...

DeGise Calls for Patience Regarding ICE Detainees

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Some Hudson County officials hope to get out of the 10-year contract with federal Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) renewed last year to house federal immigration detainees at the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny.

The $120 in daily revenue the county receives for the service provided helps fund operations at the facility that has seen a decline in its ...

UPDATE: Colonial Pipeline Restarted Operation; Normal Delivery Rate Expected the Coming Days

May 13, 2021

NEW JERSEY — Colonial Pipeline Co. announced in a statement late Wednesday evening that the pipeline that was shutdown by a ransomware hack last week was going to restart and begin operating again. 

“Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to return to normal. Some markets served by Colonial Pipeline may experience, or continue ...

Murphy Appoints First Woman to Serve as State's Adjutant General

TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy announced on Monday his nomination of Colonel Dr. Lisa Hou to serve as Adjutant General and Commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMAVA). Hou would be the first woman and first Asian-American to serve in the Adjutant General position in the state's history.

"Colonel Hou took the ...

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Sat, May 15, 10:00 AM

ACME Markets Store Parking Lot - Newport Plaza, Jersey City

Car Seat Check Event

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Thu, May 20, 12:30 PM

Senior Community Center at Story Court, Bayonne

Bayonne Blood Drive in Honor of Dantae Rodriguez

Giving Back Health & Wellness

New Jersey Date Night: Stroll Through These Gorgeous Gardens

May 13, 2021

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

There’s always something growing in New Jersey, be it excitement for warmer weather or the flowers in everyone’s yard. Celebrating springtime in the Garden State requires a garden date. We have so many options at our fingertips — possibilities guaranteed to inspire romance and ...

Find Your Green Thumb: NJ Experts Offer Tips for Starting a Kitchen Garden

NEW JERSEY — They don’t call this The Garden State for nothing.

Want to bring out your inner green thumb this season? There’s no better time than now to get started on a kitchen garden.

“There is no mastery of gardening, you just get better at guessing,” said Bloomfield’s L. Be. Sholar, who offers gardening tips on her blog, Farm-Based ...

Learn How To Cook From Anywhere With These Online Classes

Cooking can be fun at any age, and learning new skills exercises your mind, especially as you get older. Whether you’re just finding your way around the kitchen or you’re a seasoned home chef, online cooking classes are a wonderful way to spend your day! From free courses featuring various dishes to lessons led by celebrity chefs, there are vast opportunities to satisfy just about any ...

Fighting Fatigue: How To Sleep Better And Longer

Getting a good night’s sleep plays a vital role in your overall health. Sleeping recharges your body and brain to help prepare and energize you for each new day. On the other hand, sleep deprivation can cause a slew of problems, including memory issues and an increased risk for car accidents.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults aged 26-64 need seven to nine hours of sleep ...

The Best Natural Deodorants for the Toughest Workouts

Chances are, your wellness journey includes some heavy-hitting workouts, and a good deodorant is key to feeling confident after every session. Mainstream products can contain harmful ingredients that may actually be blocking some of your body’s natural processes as well as potentially causing health problems down the road. If you’re ready to switch to a more natural product but are ...

Understanding SPF for Healthy Summer Skin

As we head outside to take advantage of the warmer weather, skincare and sun safety should be top priorities. While the sun’s rays provide countless benefits, the ultraviolet (or UV) components of sunlight are damaging to our skin. A sunburn from overexposure isn’t just temporarily painful - the UV rays that cause a burn are doing long-term damage to your skin cells that’s ...

Bringing Spring Inside: Adding Pops of Color in Every Room

As the weather warms up, spring colors are arriving in home décor trends. Whether you’re inviting guests over in person or continuing your distanced Zoom calls, you’ll want to incorporate pops of spring color into every room of your house. Fortunately, adding color doesn’t have to break the bank, and you can easily experiment with the best way to invigorate your spaces ...

Celebrating Mother’s Day: 4 Ways to Make Mom Feel Special

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to tell the caregivers in your life how special they are. By highlighting Mom’s favorite things in your celebrations, you’ll be able to shine a light on everything unique about her. If you’re looking for interesting ways to host a Mother’s Day celebration for a group, big or small, here are four memorable events that will leave Mom ...