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Grants Available for Child Care Centers, Youth Camps for Health and Safety of Kids

June 4, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- New Jersey State Department of Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson recently announced the immediate availability of up to $20 million in grants to assist child care centers and youth camps in meeting health and safety guidelines in response to COVID-19 (coronavirus). Child care centers were ordered to close on April 1.

On Friday Murphy declared they can reopen ...

Unable to Remove Him, Bayonne Board of Education Members Call on Alonso to Resign Following 'Insensitve' Facebook Posts

BAYONNE, NJ - Seven of the nine members of the Bayonne Board of Education gathered for an emergency session Tuesday. Trustee Michael Alonso, whose Facebook comments on Sunday have drawn strong rebuke, as well as calls for his resignation, did not attend the meeting.

“Where will the Bayonne Riot Start? Walmart-QuikChek-ShopRite?’ Alonso asked in the Sunday post, referring to unrest ...

Hudson County Republicans Urge Alonso to Resign from Bayonne Board of Education

June 5, 2020

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Hudson County Republicans are calling on Michael Alonso to resign from the Bayonne Board of Education. The calls come in response to social media posts Alonso shared on Facebook that have been deemed insensitive given current events. 

“Where will the Bayonne Riot Start? Walmart-QuikChek-ShopRite?’ Alonso asked in the Sunday post, referring to unrest that ...

'Zero Chance' Proposed Buyer will Operate Bayonne Medical Center, Hudson Regional Hospital Officials Claim

June 4, 2020

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - There is “zero chance” that BMC Hospital LLC will become the operators of Bayonne Medical Center, according to officials at Hudson Regional Hospital who on Tuesday announced that they had reached an agreement with Avery Eisenreich to purchase the land that it sits on. The total $220 million deal also includes the purchase of the land on which Hoboken University ...

Confusion Reigns in Sale of Bayonne Medical Center

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Bayonne Medical Center is set to take on new owners in the coming months, but, according to competing statements, who those owners will be is still in question.

On Tuesday, CarePoint Health, the operators of the local hospital that has provided healthcare to local residents for more than 100, issued a joint statement with BMC Hospital, LLC officials announcing that a ...

Students Show Their Love for Hudson County in Art Contest Sponsored by Prosecutor Esther Suarez

May 29, 2020

HUDSON COUNTY – Outside of the classroom and online learning made necessary by the onslaught of the COVID19 public health emergency didn’t stop area students from from using their artistic ability to express their love for Hudson County.

On Thursday, Hudson County Prosectuor Esther Suarez thanks the dozens of participants in and 17 winners of the “How Much We Love Hudson ...

Bayonne Music Producer Believes Community Will Be 'Stronger Than Before' Following Coronavirus

BAYONNE, NJ - A song penned to reflect the triumph of a former basketball star who suffered debilitating injuries in a 2004 hit-and-run traffic accident is taking on a new meaning as communities fight to overcome the onslaught of COVID-19.

The song was originally born from the shared talents of country music artist Nicole Nichols and guitarist/music producer Curt Ryle of Big Matador ...

Restraining Order Filed in Hospital Battle

June 5, 2020

BAYONNE, NJ - The battle for control of the Bayonne Medical Center continued Thursday with the filing of a temporary restraining order (TRO) by CarePoint Health and BMC Hospital LLC demanding that Hudson Regional Hospital (HRH) stop what they called interference in the deal between the two parties.

Just hours after CarePoint Health and BMC Hospital LLC officials announced that they had ...

Applications for $45 Million Program to Support Coronavirus Hit Businesses Open June 9

TRENTON, NJ - Seeking to give small business that have been especially hard hit by the economic fallout from COVID-19 a boost, the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (EDA) has announced that applications for the expanded Small Business Emergency Assistance Grant Program will become live at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, June 9.

Taking an even more active stance in support of these businesses ...

Investigation Launched into Early Morning Crash that Left Bayonne Man with Serious Injuries

June 4, 2020

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Law enforcement officials are investigating a Thursday morning car crash that sent both drivers to Jersey City Medical Center, including a 34-year-old Bayonne man who is said to have sustained serious injuries.

According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, the crash occurred at approximately 6:30 a.m. when the vehicle, a 2012 Honda Accord, being driven southbound on ...

'Tumultuous Manner', 'Erratic Behavior' Lands Bayonne Man Behind Bars

BAYONNE, NJ - A 30-year-old Bayonne man was arrested Sunday after his “erratic behavior” caused “area residents to become alarmed.”

According to Captain Eric Amato, members of the Bayonne Police Department were called to the area of 18th Street and Avenue C at approximately 6:50 p.m. on a report of a man throwing garbage cans. Upon arrival, officers encountered ...

New Jersey State Trooper from Bayonne Charged with Stalking Female Motorist

June 5, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - A New Jersey state trooper from Bayonne faces up to five years in prison after being charged for allegedly stalking a female motorist in his patrol vehicle while on duty. 

According to New Jersey Attorney Gurbir Grewal, on January 28 Trooper Michael Patterson conducted a motor vehicle stop of a female motorist on the New Jersey Turnpike at approximately 9:30 p.m. Patterson ...

Gov. Murphy Commends How NJ Continues to Peacefully Protest for George Floyd

NEW JERSEY — Eight days after the killing of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer protests and demonstrations have continued across New Jersey.

Gov. Phil Murphy in a press conference Wednesday said these have been peaceful demonstrations, despite the crowds at some — with Mayor Michael Soriano estimating as many as 4,000 people marching in ...

Manage Mosquitoes for a Safer and More Enjoyable Summer

May 31, 2020

Don’t let the buzz of mosquitoes keep you indoors. Most mosquitoes are a nuisance, causing rashes and itching but some species can transmit diseases that can make you sick. Understanding how they breed and spread disease can help you gain the upper hand in the battle against these pesky insects.

Mosquitoes serve as a carrier (vector) in the spread of certain diseases. It starts when ...

Protect Your Skin When Gardening

May is National Skin Cancer Awareness Month and a busy time for gardening and other outdoor activities. Gardening provides many benefits but like any outdoor activity it’s important to protect yourself from the sun’s damaging rays.

More than 5 million cases of skin cancer are diagnosed each year and most are associated with exposure to the ultraviolet rays from the sun. And even ...

"Bridge Year" Bill Extending Athletic Eligbility for High School Athletes Clears Legislative Hurdle

June 4, 2020

TRENTON, NJ - A bill that would give current high school sophomores and juniors an optional “bridge year” passed the New Jersey State Senate by a 39-0 vote in May. The legislation will require the approval of the New Jersey General Assembly before going to Governor Murphy for consideration.

The bill (S-2383), sponsored by State Senator Paul Sarlo (D-Bergen) and Senate ...

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With Kitchens Closed for Teaching HCCC Chefs Whipping Up Meals for Residents in Need

June 4, 2020

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Putting their culinary skills to the test, chefs at the Hudson County Community College Culinary Arts Institute (CAI) have prepared over 900 hot meals for clients of Let’s Celebrate, a Jersey City based soup kitchen in recent weeks, college officials announced.

Let’s Celebrate Food Pantry and Square Meal Community Kitchen is a nonprofit, community service ...

Hudson County Legislative Delegation Supports Murphy Borrrowing Plan

JERSEY CITY, NJ -- All nine of Hudson County’s state legislators have signalled their support for Governor Phil Murphy’s emergency borrowing plan and have agreed to vote to approve it when it is heard in the State Senate and Assembly, Hudson County Democratic Chairwoman Amy DeGise announced Saturday.  

Along with much needed direct federal support that U.S. Senator Bob ...

Murphy Fears George Floyd Protests Could Mean Coronavirus Spike in NJ 

June 5, 2020

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday kept up his praise for New Jersey residents marching for George Floyd, but admitted he was concerned over a spike in COVID-19 cases as a result of the crowds.

“Yes, I’m concerned but it’s not a reason not to protest,” the governor said this afternoon at the George Washington Ballroom in Trenton at his daily press ...

More on Day Care, Camps and Pools Reopening from Murphy

TRENTON, NJ – Day care centers for the children of essential workers have been opened throughout the COVID-19 crisis. As Governor Phil Murphy announced yesterday, they reopen to other parents on June 15.  Within the next few weeks, non-contact sports activities and youth day camps also may open up. What does all this mean? What about pools?

Commissioner of the Department of Children ...

Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead.

“We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...

New Jersey Date Night: Chicken Restaurants That Sizzle

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

Before you know it, our date nights can actually happen at a table in a restaurant! As New Jersey begins to slowly emerge from stay-at-home rules, couples are itching to get our and experience something hot. How about something sizzling found in a basket, on a plate or inside a bucket?

When it comes to ...