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Russell Golding Park to Proceed After Officials Realize Land is City Owned

December 8, 2022

BAYONNE, NJ - The City of Bayonne received an unexpected early Christmas gift from the New Jersey Turnpike Authority that will allow the renovation of Russell Golding Park to proceed much more rapidly.

While Rep. Albio Sires previously secured $5 million in federal funds in June 2020, work on the space at the northeastern corner of the city has not yet commenced because of a question of ...

25th Street Pedestrian Bridge to be Completed by April '23, Officials Say

BAYONNE, NJ -The 25th street pedestrian bridge, which connects Avenue E and Prospect Avenue, could see foot traffic again as early as April 2023 now that legal hurdles involving Verizon and Conrail have been resolved, Bayonne officials this week.

The remains of the old, dilapidated bridge are scheduled to be removed by late January and the new bridge installed after that. The elevator ...

Ice Hockey: Toms River East Tops Bayonne in Opener

BAYONNE, NJ -- Toms River East scored five goals in the first period and went on to an 8-1 ice hockey victory over Bayonne in the opening game for both teams Thursday afternoon.

Brady Verdon and Jake Verdon scored two goals apiece to help stake Toms River East to a 5-0 lead.

Alex Fiermonte scored the only goal in the second period for Bayonne to cut the Toms River East lead to 5-1. Bayonne ...

Bayonne Housing Authority to Get New Home

BAYONNE, NJ - The Bayonne Housing Authority is going to get a new main office through its $2.1 million purchase of the 8th Street building that currently houses the City’s Head Start Program.

According to City Law Director Jay Coffey, the purchase means that the Bayonne Housing Authority will no longer operate out of its current location at 549 Avenue A which is ...

Bayonne Housing Authority to Get New Home

December 8, 2022

BAYONNE, NJ - The Bayonne Housing Authority is going to get a new main office through its $2.1 million purchase of the 8th Street building that currently houses the City’s Head Start Program.

According to City Law Director Jay Coffey, the purchase means that the Bayonne Housing Authority will no longer operate out of its current location at 549 Avenue A which is ...

Parking Illegally in Bayonne Getting More Expensive

BAYONNE, NJ - Failing to move your parked vehicle for street sweeping day is going to be an even greater hit to the wallet.

While most of the parking violation fees considered by the Bayonne City Council in a series of ordinances recently are increasing minimally, between $1 and $4, those for street sweeping violations are going from $23 to $50. 

Council President Gary La Pelusa said ...

Bayonne Students Thank Veterans Through Art

November 27, 2022

BAYONNE, NJ - Students in Ms. Cucci DeStefano's class at Washington Community School recently thanked veterans with their own art projects.

Students in Bayonne have continuous opportunities to recognize those who have served, including through the Field of Heroes program at Bayonne High School which this year extended further up Broadway.

Bayonne Students Get Look at Colonial Life in New Jersey

BAYONNE, NJ - Students in Ms. Voorhees grade 5 class at Bayonne's Lincoln School got a look into colonial life in New Jersey and beyond when they visited Liberty Hall in Union recently.

Liberty Hall’s extensive collection of artifacts and documents, along with experienced, enthusiastic museum educators, bring history to life at a location of pivotal moments in New Jersey ...

Fitzpatrick Park Tree Lighting Moved to Wednesday

December 5, 2022

BAYONNE, NJ - Due to the anticipated inclement weather the City of Bayonne’s annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony at Fitzpatrick Park has been moved to Wednesday, December 7, at 4:45 p.m.  

 

Bayonne Library Announces New eBook Service

BAYONNE, NJ - The Bayonne Public Library announced that it has moved to a new eBook service called hoopla. The hoopla brand offers streaming TV, movies, and music.  The library has discontinued Axis 360, its previous eBook service.  

The hoopla platform lets you borrow and enjoy eBooks, eAudiobooks, magazines, comics, TV, movies, and music on your phone, tablet, ...

Staying Healthy During the Holidays – Tips from RWJBarnabas Health Experts

December 7, 2022

NEW JERSEY – With the holidays quickly approaching, residents throughout the state are gearing up for travel, the return of indoor gatherings, and long-overdue celebrations that may have been put on hold for two years due to the pandemic.

The timing of the holidays, however, combined with the current uptick in both the flu and RSV cases along with emerging variants of COVID-19, ...

Bayonne Officials Call for Registration of Feral Cat Colonies

BAYONNE, NJ - Organizations that operate trap-neuter-release programs in Bayonne must register their cat colonies with the Health Department, Municipal Services Director Suzanne Cavanaugh has announced.  

“We want to ensure that all applicants are in compliance with Health Department procedures, Cavanaugh added. “All those who are trapping cats must register their ...

Hundreds Come Out for Uptown Bayonne Tree Lighting

December 5, 2022

BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne City Council President Gary La Pelusa led a song-filled Christmas Tree lighting ceremony at Dr. David G. Morris Park last week.

La Pelusa, who represents Bayonne’s Third Ward where the park is located, started the uptown tree lighting ceremony in 2016 and has not missed a year despite the outbreak of COVID and the death of his wife in 2020.

“With ...

Holiday Movies Will Be Shown in December at the Bayonne Public Library

BAYONNE, NJ - The Bayonne Library will begin showing holiday movies throughout the month of December. 

The following will be shown on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m. 

December 6 - Elf PG 1hr.37 mins.

December 13- A Christmas Carol PG 1hr.36mins.

December 20- How The Grinch Stole Christmas PG 1hr.44 mins.

The following will be shown on Wednesdays 1:00 p.m. and 5:30 ...

Bayonne Police Department Receives State Grant for Drive Sober Holiday Campaign

December 5, 2022

BAYONNE, NJ -- The Bayonne Police Department is one of 98 police agencies across New Jersey to receive a grant to conduct enhanced patrols and high-visibility sobriety checkpoints during the month of December.

Bayonne police will receive $8,750 of the more than $600,000 in grants awarded by New Jersey's Division of Highway Traffic Safety (the ...

Bayonne Police Say Goodbye, Again

BAYONNE, NJ - For the second time in two weeks, Bayonne police officers and brass gathered in front of St. Vincent’s to mourn the unexpected passing of one of their own.

Sergeant Robert Skalski who passed away on November 21 served on the Bayonne police force for over 24 years

A Bayonne High School graduate, Sgt. Skalski was very typical of kids in Bayonne, those close to ...

Accurate Launches Leasing for Citizen Bayonne

December 3, 2022

BAYONNE, NJ - Accurate is expanding its Citizen brand of residential lifestyle communities with the launch of leasing at Citizen Bayonne, a new collection of 252 studio, one- and two-bedroom rental residences on Bayonne’s fast-growing waterfront peninsula.

The new community is located at 155 Goldsborough Drive, near Bayonne’s 34th Street and 45th Street Light Rail stations and ...

Ice Hockey: Toms River East Tops Bayonne in Opener

December 8, 2022

BAYONNE, NJ -- Toms River East scored five goals in the first period and went on to an 8-1 ice hockey victory over Bayonne in the opening game for both teams Thursday afternoon.

Brady Verdon and Jake Verdon scored two goals apiece to help stake Toms River East to a 5-0 lead.

Alex Fiermonte scored the only goal in the second period for Bayonne to cut the Toms River East lead to 5-1. Bayonne ...

Bayonne High School Hockey Looks to Improve on 2021 Campaign

BAYONNE, NJ -- The Bayonne ice hockey program has made measurable strides the last few seasons.

The Bees, coming off a 9-9-2 season last winter, are scheduled to open their season Thursday afternoon at home against Toms River East at 3:30 p.m.

In the last three seasons under head coach Steve Plancey, Bayonne has gone from one victory to three to nine -- although two winters ago it was a ...

Ten Bayonne Girls Soccer Players Named to HCIAL All-Division Team

BAYONNE, NJ -- Ten members of the Bayonne girls soccer team were named to the 2022 Hudson County Interscholastic Athletic League All-American Division Team.

There were eight players selected to the main team and another two who received honorable mention in a poll of the league's coaches.

All-American Division Team selections from Bayonne
(Position-Name, School, Class)

F-Emily ...

Have You Seen Veronica? Police Searching for Woman Missing Since October

December 4, 2022

SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Authorities in one Middlesex County town are asking for the public’s assistance in locating Veronica McLean is a 22-year-old black female who is 5’04” tall and weighs 130 lbs, according to police.

According to a press release, McLean had been living at Community Options, a group home in South Brunswick. After signing herself out and giving up ...

Hudson County Community College Foundation’s 25th Gala Fundraiser to Spotlight the Renowned Foundation Art Collection

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Board of Directors of the Hudson County Community College (HCCC) Foundation has announced that for the first time ever, Gala guests will be able to view a selection of works from the acclaimed HCCC Foundation Art Collection at the upcoming Foundation Gala.

The 25th Anniversary celebration of the Gala will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 8, 2022, at ...

Hudson County Community College Advances to 2023 National Bellwether Awards Finals

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Bellwether College Consortium has named Hudson County Community College (HCCC) a Top 10 Finalist in all three program categories for the nationally recognized 2023 Bellwether Awards: Instructional Programs and Services; Workforce Development; and Planning, Governance, and Finance. HCCC is one of only two colleges in the United States to be invited to compete in all ...

Sweet Winter Recipes for a Healthy Family Holiday

The holidays mean many things—gifts, spending time with loved ones, carols, and, of course, baked goods. In fact, one of American children’s most cherished traditions is leaving out baked goods for Santa Claus on Christmas Eve in thanks for the gifts they’ll receive the next morning.

But, just because it’s baking doesn’t mean the treats can’t be lighter on ...

8 of the Best Soups to Freeze Ahead

Busy weeknights often mean quick dinners for the family. Unfortunately, many frozen meals and fast-food options aren’t very nutritious. Set yourself up for success by making and freezing healthy soups ahead of time. You’ll be thankful for having something easy to reheat on those busy nights.

How to Freeze

No matter your soup recipe, there are a few guidelines for freezing. For a ...

8 of the Best Soups to Freeze Ahead

Busy weeknights often mean quick dinners for the family. Unfortunately, many frozen meals and fast-food options aren’t very nutritious. Set yourself up for success by making and freezing healthy soups ahead of time. You’ll be thankful for having something easy to reheat on those busy nights.

How to Freeze

No matter your soup recipe, there are a few guidelines for freezing. For a ...

Hudson County Residents Are Invited to Have Their Fall Gourds and Pumpkins Recycled!

Nothing shows off Fall like pumpkins and gourds! But when the season is over, and the pumpkins and gourds have served their purpose, they need to be disposed of to make room for Winter Holiday decorations!

In order to make sure that Hudson County residents properly dispose of their Fall gourds and pumpkins, the Hudson County Improvement Authority (HCIA) is hosting events across the ...

Hospitals in Critical Need of Blood Donations Amid Nationwide Type O Blood and Platelet Shortage

December 8, 2022

West Orange, NJ, December 7, 2022– RWJBarnabas Health is urgently appealing for blood and platelet donations, especially Type O blood, in response to a severe blood and platelet shortage among hospitals throughout the state heading into the winter holidays and season. Due to an acute nationwide shortage and critically low reserve of Type O Blood, the universal blood type, U.S. blood ...

RWJBarnabas Health Facilities Nationally Recognized by Healthgrades for Quality Across Specialty Care Areas

West Orange, NJ — RWJBarnabas Health received 32 awards and recognitions from the Healthgrades 2023 Specialty Excellence Awards for superior clinical performance in numerous specialty care areas, including cardiac, critical care, and surgical care.

 

Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center was named one of Healthgrades America's 100 Best Hospitals for Pulmonary ...

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