Bayonne News

August 14, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - A new state program will offer mediation counseling services to New Jersey residents facing foreclosure, giving them at least a fighting chance when going up against lenders during the legal process. The New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency is using $1 million to fund the ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – Get your dancing shoes and cooking utensils ready. Salsa Night Out is coming to Bayonne on Thursday night at Polish American House from 6-10 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Bayonne Economic Opportunity Fund. The night will be filled with Latin cuisine and culture, with a free ...

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BRANSON, MO — Live shows, water sports, Silver Dollar City amusement park — Branson, Missouri, in the Ozarks has it all. Here’s what to know before you go: Table Rock Lake This man-made lake is the area’s biggest attraction, with 800 miles of shoreline. Its cold, clear water is perfect for ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Daniel Castro put his head on the water bottle he clutched between his shackled hands as he sat on an airplane bound for detention centers, first in Nebraska then Louisiana. He resigned himself to the sobering fact he was being deported back to Nicaragua. What worried him more than ...

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NEW JERSEY - The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Northern New Jersey through Tuesday August 7. A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - A Jersey City man was accused Thursday of being the person who attempted to rob Valley National Bank's Garfield branch July 27, police said. The man, Edison Greene, 41, was taken into custody at 7:50 a.m. in the area of Sal-Laf Court and Union Street in Jersey City. He was arrested ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – A local bank teller received a note demanding “all the money” in the drawer on Friday afternoon. The 24-year-old teller at the Valley National Bank on Broadway told police that the unknown man grabbed took the note back and asked “to open an account" instead. After meeting with ...

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BAYONNE, NJ- Mayor Jimmy Davis advised residents to be wary of scammers who are telephoning people with bogus information about alleged accidents involving family members. “My office has received reports that scammers have telephoned Bayonne residents with the false claim that one of their ...

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BAYONNE, NJ- The City of Bayonne is set to once again participate in National Night Out, a nationwide event designed to bring communities and police departments together for the fight against crime. This year’s event will be held on Tuesday, August 7, from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Organized by the ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ – Ceejay Larino of Bayonne, a member of the swim team at St. Peter’s Prep in Jersey City, accepted an automatic external defibrillator donated by Michael McCabe, Chief of Operations for McCabe Ambulance, at the school. Ceejay accepted the device on behalf of the swim team. He was ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – Phone scams have made their way to Bayonne. According to a post on the city’s Facebook page, Mayor Jimmy Davis said several residents have complained about phone calls with “bogus information about alleged accidents involving family members.” “My office has received reports that ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – Local police used a lost cell phone to solve a car burglary case on Thursday afternoon. Ashley Pitre, 31, was arrested and charged with burglary after police found her cell phone in someone else’s car near East 18th Street. Police found the phone after being called by a local ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – A Jersey City teen was caught by Bayonne police officers inside a burglarized SUV early Wednesday morning. According to a police report, the 16-year-old was a part of a larger group of teenagers “checking car door handles” in the area of 57th Street and Avenue B at 1:05 a.m. on ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – A local teacher attended a week-long Gettysburg seminar at the national landmark in central Pennsylvania. Lawrence Sangi, a social studies teacher at Bayonne High School, represented the district at Gettysburg College for a seminar called: Gettysburg: History & ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - While many school districts across the state are wondering why their state aid decreased, that won't be the case for Bayonne Interim Superintendent Dr. Michael Wanko. Bayonne Public School will see an increase in state aid by 5.4 percent, or $3.097 million. The district's total aid ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – Marcella Traina was 13 years old when she first encountered a problem with the 12th Street and Avenue C intersection. As she crossed the street, she had to run away from a passing car, just barely escaping injury. Ever since that moment, Traina, a junior public policy major at ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – The case of a near lifetime supply of toothpaste that was taken from a Bayonne pharmacy has been solved. Marcos Baez, 40, of Isabella Avenue, was charged with four counts of shoplifting after police identified him as the person responsible for stealing more than $1,000 worth of ...

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You could certainly feel the warmth in Bayonne today, in more ways than one. “You’re always there for us, we’re here for you,” shouted an enthusiastic attendee, as bagpipers led Sunday’s inauguration ceremony from St. Henry’s Church to the Bayonne Municipal Building—with festivities shifting ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – The Bayonne Fire Department welcomed 12 new firefighters to their ranks this week. Hired to replace recent retirees, the 12 firefighters were sworn-in on Tuesday. “I want to congratulate all the new Bayonne Firefighters and their families,” Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis said. “We ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – An early morning drink led to assault charges for a local man. Kevin Kiniery, 29, was charged with aggravated assault after police said he punched a 60 year old man while drinking at 3 a.m. on Wednesday, a press release said.  According to police, Kiniery punched the victim with ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – A Local man faces multiple charges stemming from a hit-and-run chase through Bayonne on Sunday morning. Andrew Spring, 19, of Jersey City, was charged with DWI, eluding an officer and resisting arrest after police determined Spring was responsible for a hit-and-run in the area of ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – Victims of the fire that ravaged through a 34th Street and Prospect Avenue residential building are invited to a free dinner event at Bayonne ELKS Lodge on Saturday night. The evening will include fine Italian dining and some other refreshments in an effort to support the victims ...

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RUTHERFORD, NJ - The Bayonne Chamber of Commerce opened the break to warm weather with a night at the races. Held in a skybox at Meadowlands Racetrack, the "special" night included horse, ostrich and camel races.  While the focus of the event was on the celebration of summer, the chamber also ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – An intoxicated Bayonne man was charged with aggravated assault for hitting a man in the back with a hammer on Tuesday night, police said. Nagy Bekhit, 35, of Lord Avenue, got into a verbal dispute at the stoplight on 1st Street and Broadway after a car beeped his horn as a bus ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – A group of history students are representing Bayonne High School this week at the finals of National History Day at the University of Maryland, College Park.   Freshman Tashu Gupta is presenting her individual exhibit, The Cuban Missile Crisis: A Conflict and Compromise, while a ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – The Bayonne High School Model UN Club had a year full of victories. Prior to the end of the year, the group picked up one more to cap the most successful year in club history, bringing home first place in the National High School Model UN’s (NHSMUN) Video Contest.   The video, ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – Security mudrooms are coming to all Bayonne public schools. In the final part of TAPinto Bayonne’s exclusive interview with Mayor Jimmy Davis, the newly elected second-term mayor announced the enhanced security plans for the public schools in the city following several security ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – A blood drive will be held in memory of a former Midtown Community School student on Friday at St. Henry’s Church from 1-7 p.m.  Michael Romano would have turned 24 years old on Friday had he not developed neuroblastoma, a form pediatric cancer, when he was 4. The baseball ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – Two local men were charged with receiving stolen property after a   food distribution supervisor caught them with bins of snack food, police said. Marvin Powell, 56, and Mack Brinson, 52, were caught by the local Frito Lay manager behind the Quick Chek on East 53rd Street at 10 ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A Bayonne man will spend the next 40 years behind bars after being sentenced for creating child pornography. Gregory John Schaffer, 39, was found guilty of two counts of production and one count of possession of child pornography earlier this year in the U.S. District Court in ...

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