Bayonne Top Stories

June 11, 2020

BAYONNE, NJ - In a letter to students and their families in which he acknowledged again that “the COVID19 pandemic has taken a toll on students, families, friends and colleagues,” Superintendent John Niesz  confirmed that Bayonne High School seniors will be celebrated through graduation ceremonies, ...

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NEW JERSEY — The latest signal that things are returning to “normal” in the Garden State despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic came Monday with NJ Transit announcing that buses will return to full weekday schedules and rail services will run on an enhanced holiday schedule.  Kevin Corbett, ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Calling accusations against him baseless, Bayonne Board of Education Trustee Michael Alonso said that despite calls, including from several of his colleagues on the body, Reverend Dorothy Patterson, the Bayonne Education Association, and others to give up his post, he will not resign ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Just hours after Governor Phil Murphy lifted his stay at home order that was imposed to combat the spread of COVID-19, Bayonne officials, led by Mayor Jimmy Davis, are touting that for the first time the number of local residents that have recovered from the respiratory ailment ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - The swift and decisive actions of the Bayonne Fire Department saved a West 20th Street home from being consumed by fire Tuesday, Bayonne Fire Chief Keith Weaver said. According to Weaver, firefighters were dispatched to 85 West 20th Street at approximately 11:03 a.m., and, upon ...

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SECAUCUS, NJ — While city residents by the hundreds spilled into the streets of Hackensack this past week mobilizing to condemn racism and police brutality and demand justice for George Floyd, a 46-year-old black man, following his Memorial Day slaying by a white Minneapolis police officer, a group ...

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WASHINGTON, DC- Rep. Albio Sires (D-NJ) joined House Democrats, Congresswoman Karen Bass, Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus, and Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee Jerry Nadler, as an original cosponsor of the Justice in Policing Act of 2020 in the House of Representatives. The bill ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy lifted his executive order requiring New Jersey residents to stay at home Tuesday, and has lifted a limit on outdoor gatherings and indoor gatherings aimed primarily at accommodating the state's faith-based communities and houses of worship. The lifting of ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has lifted the stay-at-home order that had been in effect since March 21 and expanded the number of people allowed in both indoor and outdoor gatherings. The announcement came Tuesday during Murphy's daily press briefing. Social distancing and the ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A judge has rejected a request for a temporary restraining order (TRO) in the ongoing dispute between CarePoint Health and Hudson Regional Hospital (HRH). The filing, made Thursday by the current operators of Bayonne Medical Center, demanded that HRH stop what the plaintiff called ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - In an effort to help businesses recover from the COVID-19 shutdown, the Hudson County Economic Development Corporation is offering a four-part series of free live webinars. The HCEDC is a not-for-profit corporation in Hudson County that, in partnership with governmental, ...

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NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy have scheduled coronavirus tests after they marched alongside protestors taking to the streets against police brutality Sunday in Hillside and Westfield.  But some in New Jersey, including at least one Republican lawmaker, claim the ...

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NEW JERSEY — While guidance is still forthcoming, municipal and private swimming pools can at least take solace in the fact they can reopen June 22.  “[In addition] summer camps will be able to use their pools when they reopen on July 6,” Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday during his daily coronavirus ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Long before schools taught black history lessons, the story of the African Diaspora had been spread through the generations, old talking to young about their journey and their struggle to survive, slaves in the south talking about the ordeal of the ships, or the grandparents of 1960s ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - A 40-year-old Bayonne man was struck by a vehicle and killed Sunday while he was riding a hoverboard in the area of 40th Street, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced. According to a statement the victim, Matthew Anderson, was pronounced deceased at 3:27 p.m. at the ...

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TRENTON, NJ  – As rallies and demonstrations in response to the death of George Floyd continue across the US, Assemblywoman Angela McKnight (D-Hudson) is proposing legislation that would require enforcement of an updated model use of force policy by each law enforcement agency in the state; require ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - State, county, and local officials have called on New Jersey State Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli to assist in efforts to preserve acute care services at Bayonne Medical Center, Christ Hospital, and Hoboken University Center.  In a letter dated June 5, and reviewed by ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - In an automated phone call Mayor Jimmy Davis has asked all Bayonne residents to support their neighbors who will be leading or participating in a “peaceful event” on Sunday. The event, set to take place inside Stephen Gregg Park is set to begin at 4:00 p.m. and include participants ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy and Chief Administrator Sue Fulton of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) on Friday announced plans for a phased reopening of MVC facilities to the public following closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The reopening will proceed in a way that ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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? ...

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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 ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy outlined a series of guidelines Thursday for the thousands of bars and restaurants across the state to follow when they begin to welcome back patrons on June 15. Although non-essential retail businesses will follow familiar rules that have been observed for months ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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