Bayonne Top Stories

May 15, 2020

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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TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy spent a large part of his daily press briefing on Monday lobbying federal officials to help fund states hit hardest by COVID-19 Joined by U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D – NJ), Murphy again asked President Donald Trump and federal lawmakers from both sides of the ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Nature calls, but you might want to be careful how you answer it... In this afternoon's daily COVID-19 briefing, Col. Patrick Callahan of the New Jersey State Police commented about the, "inordinate" amount of human waste generated at parks statewide following the reopening of ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — This Thursday, May 14, the Hudson County Chamber Foundation Inc. (HCCF) kicks off its second annual #HudsonGives campaign—a 24-hour online fundraiser for nonprofits serving the local community. With an unprecedented need for community support, HCCF announced that 75 non-profit ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Street-sweeping enforcement will be back in effect on Monday, city officials have announced. “As we are now nearing our second month of social distancing directives, we are hoping that we are getting closer to our return to normal,” Mayor Jimmy Davis said in a phone call earlier this ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne’s 6th Annual Hometown Fair has been canceled, according to organizers. The annual event had been scheduled for June 5-6. In a Facebook message Carissa Golomb, who serves as the volunteer president of the event, said that the announcement came with “a heavy heart.” Long a ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - As families across Bayonne and Hudson County continue to overcome new economic challenges brought on by COVID-19 the Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation (BEOF) wants them to know that support is available to help them pay their energy bills. The programs, according to Samantha ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Gov. Phil Murphy said that the State will be “giving guidance” to Jersey Shore beach towns in the “next week or so” as local officials continue to plan for the opening of their summer season on Memorial Day weekend. Responding to a reporter's question during his Friday press ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Two New Jersey FEMA sites will begin testing anyone for COVID-19 whether you're displaying symptoms or not, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Friday during the state’s daily press briefing. The testing centers at Bergen Community College in Paramus and PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - New Jersey City University (NJCU) will launch an Institute for International Studies and state-of-the-art Performing Arts Center thanks to the support of former Congressman, philanthropist, and real estate developer Frank Guarini, Dr. Sue Henderson, NJCU’s president announced ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - The Bayonne City Council voted Wednesday to authorize the expenditure of $20,000 to create a foodbank. The funding comes from money set aside in the Community Development Block Grants administered through the Bayonne Equal Opportunity Foundation. “We’re setting up a city-wide ...

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NEW JERSEY — One day before the federal government’s scheduled release of April unemployment figures, state officials detailed their own analysis of unemployment during the pandemic. Gov. Phil Murphy said on Thursday the state’s Labor Department had received over a million claims in two months ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Alaris Healthcare has filed suit against the City of Bayonne over an ordinance the city adopted that rezoned Bayonne Medical Center property for hospital use only. The ordinance rezoned three parcels of property – which currently have either commercial or residential zoning – to be ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - A 40-year-old Bayonne man was arrested Wednesday after members of the Bayonne Police Department responded to a call of shots fired at his 33rd Street home at approximately 5:56 a.m. According to a report Jason J. Patel, who was allegedly intoxicated at the time, fired a starter ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - An off-duty officer with the New York Police Department is being credited with saving the life of a suicidal man over the weekend. According to a tweet by NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea, Officer Cory Pilzer was walking with his family across the bridge when he saw a 22-year-old man ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Kenneth Kopacz wears many hats. Among them he’s a father of two, a career educator, and a member of the Hudson County Freeholder Board. No matter what title he’s going by at any given time, Kopacz told TAPinto, he knows how critically important getting an accurate count in Census ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - With schools closed for the rest of the academic year and students missing out on a number of milestones, including kindergarten, eighth grade, high school, and college graduations,TAPinto Bayonne is offering parents of local students the opportunity to share their child's achievement ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Governor Murphy ordered all New Jersey schools to keep their doors closed for the remainder of the 2019 - 2020 school year. The announcement came at his Monday press conference and does not come as a surprise to many. Murphy also mentioned that private schools with longer school ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Decked out in a t-shirt from last year’s Run for the Fallen, Deb Green celebrated Saturday’s  opening of Stephen Gregg Park by reading a list of names of American military personnel who have died in conflict over the history of the United States. “I usually do the Run for the ...

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BAYONNE, NJ- With bright sun and blue skies, along with a temperature in the 70s, Gov. Phil Murphy couldn’t have picked a better day to allow the parks in Hudson County to reopen. On Friday Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise announced that along with Stephen R. Gregg Park, Lincoln Park in Jersey ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Governor Phil Murphy used his Saturday press briefing to urge New Jersey residents to limit “knucklehead behavior” so that the state can continue on a road to recovery following the extended battle against COVID-19. The plea came the same day state and county parks were reopened ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Wedding ceremonies will no longer be left at the altar because of the pandemic, NJ Gov. Phil Murphy said Friday — albeit with some caveats. In the latest signal that the state is gradually returning to a pseudo-normalcy, Murphy announced this afternoon that he will sign an ...

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HUDSON COUNTY—The list of recreation options this weekend just got a bit longer, as Hudson County Executive Tom De Gise announced the reopening of select County-run parks. "After an excellent series of discussions with our local mayors informed by their health departments, we have come up with ...

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