Bayonne Top Stories

June 25, 2020

BAYONNE, NJ - More than a hundred members of the Bayonne Medical staff, nursing staff, union delegates and local public officials gathered on the front lawn of Bayonne Medical Center Wednesday to show their support for BMC LLC – which has offered to take over the operations from CarePoint ...

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NEW JERSEY – The state is hiring more than 200 contact tracers as part of its ongoing fight against COVID-19, Governor Phil Murphy announced at press conference Wednesday afternoon. “There are more than 230 tracers being on-boarded,” Murphy said. This is in addition to the 900 tracers already ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A Bayonne man’s failure to file a tax return on more than $1.3 million in income has landed him an 18-month prison sentence, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced Wednesday. According to court documents Patrick Franconeri, 57, was the owner and operator of several construction ...

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TRENTON, NJ— Amusement park rides, water parks and playgrounds will re-open in time for July 4th weekend, with 50% capacity and other COVID-19 protocols. “It's just a coincidence that it's a scorcher outside today, but today we are announcing that outdoor amusement parks and water parks will be ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Nancy Do lives in an apartment in Journal Square in Jersey City amid the noise, traffic and bustle of New Jersey’s second largest city. But she feels at home about an hour away in the woods. “Nature is a place for me to just be surrounded by the environment in an open ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - With complaints skyrocketing over the past two weeks, officials in Hoboken and Jersey City are fired up about snuffing out the ongoing fireworks barrage currently lighting up the skies and social media alike.  "A major quality of life problem in the tri-state area right now ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Coronavirus restrictions in place since mid-March in New Jersey continue to be peeled back amid Phase 2 of the state's economic recovery plan, and the state's efforts to combat the disease are proving so successful that New Jersey is one of four states in line to contain it, Governor ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A Bayonne man who served as shop steward with the United Production Workers (UPW) Union Local 17-18 out of Brooklyn was among three people charged with the theft of more than $50,000 from the pension funds of two different Hudson County factories, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - A 36-year-old Jersey City woman was charged with shoplifting and resisting arrest in connection with her alleged theft of $573 worth of merchandise from WalMart Sunday. According to Captain Eric Amato, members of the Bayonne Police Department arrested Ottanee D. Turner at ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - A 34-year-old Bayonne man faces aggravated assault charges following an incident that took place in the early evening hours of Saturday. According to Captain Eric Amato, members of the Bayonne Police Department responded to the area of Merritt Street and Avenue C at approximately ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - County officials said phase one of a four phase Guarini Justice Complex project is nearly complete. After decades of delays, the $345 million project began in earnest in 2018 after the county finalized agreements with the city of Jersey City and a number of private ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- The COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program offered through the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (DCA) will provide temporary rental assistance to low- and moderate-income households that have had a substantial reduction in income or became unemployed due the COVID-19 ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Bay 151, a multifamily community at 151 Center Street in Bayonne, less than a block from the 45th Street Light Rail Station, has recently been completed, by KRE Group The three-building community features indoor and outdoor amenities that include and outdoor decks, dining areas, a ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Hundreds of people lined up in 16th Street Park on Friday waiting for the truck to deliver free food as volunteers gathered up bags to hand out. This is something of an ad hoc arrangement, said Council President Sharon Ashe-Nadrowski, who was among the many who eventually began to ...

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HOBOKEN - It’s 2020—it’s completely normal to buy things like shoes, clothes or home furnishings online. While 2020 has been anything but normal, particularly for the real estate market, buying a home sight-unseen is still an extreme rarity. COVID-19 restrictions closed down the common practice ...

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JERSEY CITY and BAYONNE, NJ -  In an effort to celebrate the day when all slaves were declared free at the end of the American Civil War, Mayor Steven Fulop issued an executive order Wednesday declaring Juneteenth as an official city holiday. City employees will be paid for the day even though ...

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NEW JERSEY — On Father’s Day, months of isolation will end for many of New Jersey’s 70,000 residents relegated indoors at long-term care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.  State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said Friday that such visits must be held outdoors and follow a set of ...

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NEW JERSEY - Elective surgeries and limited retail shopping have already returned statewide. But Gov. Phil Murphy said Friday that in three days New Jersey’s nine million residents will face their biggest test yet toward safely congregating indoors.   “Salons and barbershops are going to be our ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - An unimproved portion of 2nd Street at the foot of the Bayonne Bridge could soon become Bayonne’s version of a pedestrian walkway, and provide the city with advertising revenue to boot. The portion of roadway located near the foot of the Bayonne Bridge was part of a block that was ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - According to Hudson County Clerk E. Junior Maldonado, Vote-By-Mail (VBM) ballots for this year's Primary Election were mailed last week to all voters who are registered Democrats and Republicans. Meanwhile, any unaffiliated or inactive voters who wish to vote in the Primary ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy announced during his daily COVID-19 press conference Thursday that indoor portions of retail shopping malls may reopen on Monday, June 29. It won't be business as usual, however. He is requiring masks to be worn, and all stores will be limited to 50% capacity.

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BAYONNE, NJ - Jersey City and Hudson County officials made their way to Bayonne earlier this month for the official unveiling of QuattroVent – a portable ventilator that is designed to supplement medical personnel when the traditional ventilator is not available. In May, four prominent Bayonne ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Illegal fireworks are an explosive topic this year, as internet forums are lit up with comments and complaints about impromptu displays going off in at all hours in neighborhoods across Hudson County and beyond. Complaints in Jersey City, Union City, and Hoboken, have been met ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - The Bayonne Farmers Market opened Tuesday with a lot of hope but very little fanfare, as organizers scrambled to find a good location. “We didn’t know where we were going to be until recently,” said Lauren Dellabella, the founder of the market, who has once again reprised her ...

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NEW JERSEY — Nothing will be more important for New Jersey colleges and universities for the summer and fall semesters than planning.  It may be most evident to students partaking in their school’s orientations — where they will notice a healthy dose of background on COVID-19 and what their ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - The Hudson County Clerk Division of Election will be open until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday to assist any Hudson County voter who wishes to cast a ballot in the July 7 Primary Election but has not yet received a ballot. The Office will also be open from 8:30 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Low-risk competitive youth sports such as golf and tennis can resume as early as Monday as Gov. Phil Murphy continues to steer the state down the road to re-opening. Other youth sports that are considered medium or high risks of transmission of COVID-19 will be allowed to start up ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy is hailing a new directive that requires hundreds of law enforcement agencies across the state to reveal the names of cops who have been reprimanded or fired as “a step forward for transparency.” The order from Attorney General Gurbir Grewal’s office will require ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A first of its kind lawsuit, putting the blame for a COVID-19 related death on an employer, has been filed by the family of a long-time PATH worker. Robert Elijah, a power rail mechanic for PATH since 2001, was allegedly exposed to COVID-19 by another worker who, despite PATH ...

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TRENTON, NJ — The state announced a pending set of guidelines are to come allowing school district to hold face-to-face summer school starting July 6, including extended school year and special education services.  This guidance will allow school districts to provide robust programs in a safe ...

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