Bayonne Top Stories

May 23, 2020

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 ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A Bayonne man working as a Hudson County roads inspector is under arrest for allegedly initiating and accepting a bribe. According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez Barry Smith, 52, has been charged with bribery, theft by extortion and official misconduct. The case ...

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NEW JERSEY — In time for Memorial Day weekend, Gov. Phil Murphy lifted the 10-person outdoor limit on gatherings on Friday, now granting up to 25 to congregate — so long as they adhere to the proper COVID-19 safety protocols.  “So if you were looking forward to gathering with your neighbors for ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Lifelong Jersey City resident Peter Busacca won’t be attending any backyard barbecues this weekend, and he won’t be joining his fellow veterans for parades or other ceremonies that usually mark the Memorial Day holiday. Instead, he is encouraging his neighbors, friends, and family ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -- New Jerseyans are well-informed about COVID-19, including how it is transmitted, its major symptoms, what to do if infected, which populations are most at risk, and how to take preventative action, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.   Most New Jerseyans are ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The head of New Jersey's Department of Labor said Thursday that the measures enacted to slow the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19 have resulted in the state’s unemployment numbers soaring to their highest recorded levels. According to Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo, the state’s ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - CarePoint Health officials have announced the arrival of an innovative new therapy in their fight against the global health crisis that has dominated their patient care since March. Christ Hospital is now the first hospital in Hudson County to offer ECMO (Extracorporal Membrane ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ- Bank of America has signed on as a Founding Corporate Sponsor of SciTech Scity, Liberty Science Center’s (LSC) planned 30-acre innovation campus that will launch and grow dozens of world-changing science and technology companies and reimagine K-12 science education. LSC ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - In an effort to make certain that Hudson County retains adequate hospitals for its residents, the Hudson County Freeholders unanimously voted to authorize the Hudson County Improvement Authority to use eminent domain if necessary, to purchase properties in Bayonne, Jersey City and ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Though it doesn’t appear to be suspicious at this time, Hudson County Esther Suarez has confirmed that the Hudson County Regional Arson Task Force is continuing to investigate the cause of a fire that claimed the life of 98-year-old Maria Teti on Sunday. As previously reported, ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Five Bayonne teenagers, two of them minors, have been arrested in connection with a shooting incident that took place on April 12, Bayonne Police officials announced Tuesday. According to Captain Eric Amato, on the day of the incident members of the Bayonne Police Department ...

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TRENTON, NJ - After New Jersey state officials recently told residents that in-person commencement ceremonies were not in the cards due to the coronavirus pandemic, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy offered a ray of hope to those hoping that actual in-person graduation events could happen at some ...

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TRENTON, NJ --  With Motor Vehicle facilities remaining closed, expiration dates on critical driving and vehicle documents will be once again extended. Governor Phil Murphy and New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission Chief Administrator Sue Fulton announced on Monday additional extensions to driver ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy signed an Executive Order Monday allowing some additional outdoor recreational areas and businesses to restart their operations effective Friday, May 22. These businesses include: batting cages, golf ranges, archery ranges, horseback riding, private tennis clubs, and ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ -The Hudson County Improvement Authority has launched an online order form for county residents to purchase compost bins and rain barrels. Each of these items are $40 and will be delivered directly to resident’s doorsteps.  The effort is part of the HCIA’s commitment to ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - A Bayonne man was arrested in the early hours of Sunday after police say surveillance footage from a nearby home showed him attempting to gain entry into tow parked vehicles in the area of West 39th Street. According to Captain Eric Amato, Jose A. Quinones, 52, was taken into ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Members of the Bayonne City Council moved forward on efforts to protect health care delivery in the city when they adopted an ordinance Wednesday to rezone three parcels of land that hold Bayonne Medical Center for hospital use only. The approval of the ordinance comes as Alaris ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - A Bayonne woman is dead after a fire burned through a 16th Street home on Sunday. According to Deputy Fire Chief William Bartos, members of the Bayonne Fire Department were called to the home at approximately 6:15 p.m. and immediately confronted with heavy fire and smoke conditions ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - While plans to launch ferry service between Bayonne and Manhattan in September may be delayed as a result of COVID-19, the Bayonne City Council is still working to bring the new transportation option to the community. On Wednesday members of the body voted to approve an agreement ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - When Renee Condon held the oversized scissors to officially cut the ribbon on KW City Life's new office in October 2019 she said that their goal wasn't just to sell homes across Bayonne. She and her associates, she said, wanted to "be a part of it, to be a part of the fabric of the ...

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NEW JERSEY — Medical professionals will soon be permitted to resume elective surgeries at hospitals and surgical centers, the governor said Friday. The elective surgeries, which had been suspended, will restart May 26, Gov. Phil Murphy said at his daily COVID-19 press briefing, where he also ...

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BAYONNE, NJ -Citing mistakes in how some homes had tax amounts assigned to them as part of the recent citywide reassessment, the Bayonne City Council acted Wednesday to file tax appeals on behalf of impacted homeowners. The initial deadline to file an appeal was extended to May 1 as a result of the ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - 45 people were displaced by a Thursday afternoon fire that spread through a residential building at 482 Kennedy Blvd., necessitating its eventual demolition. According to Bayonne Fire Chief Keith Weaver, members of the Bayonne Fire Department responded to the call at approximately ...

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NEW JERSEY — While referencing “Jersey Girl” — in which Bruce Springsteen ruminates over everything being alright at the shore — Gov. Phil Murphy announced Thursday that all public and private beaches in the state will re-open in time for Memorial Day weekend. Starting May 22, more than 120 ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - While COVID-19 may have stopped more extravagant wedding gatherings, an increased number of couples have been tying the knot in Bayonne City Hall Mayor, according to Mayor Jimmy Davis. “I don’t know why more people are getting municipal weddings,” Davis said. “Some of them had more ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Four prominent Bayonne businessmen donated 15 advanced respirators to Bayonne Medical Center to help save the lives of people struck with COVID-19 virus. The four men Dr. Paul Hirso, a psychiatrist, Jean-Malo Ribault, an engineer, Richard Van Kiet, a computer technician, and David ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - A Bayonne man led local police on a high speed pursuit into Jersey City early Tuesday before being arrested and charged with a number of drugs related offenses. According to Captain Eric Amato, the incident began just after 12:30 a.m. when Bayonne police attempted to conduct a ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - To celebrate International Nurses Day and to honor the service and commitment of more than 300 nurses at Bayonne Medical Center, BMC Hospital LLC donated 1,000 face coverings for Bayonne residents. BMC Hospital LLC announced that they had signed a letter of intent to purchase ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Representatives of BMC Hospital LLC, the proposed buyers of the Bayonne Medical Center, said the facility will be a new name: Bayonne Hospital. “But since many of you still called it that it isn’t much of a change,” said co-owner Gregg Rock, during an event held on the hospital’s ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Two New York men and a Bayonne man, one said to be armed with a loaded semi-automatic weapon, were arrested by members of the Bayonne Police Department early Monday, according to law enforcement officials. Captain Eric Amato reported that the incident began shortly after midnight ...

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