Bayonne Top Stories

April 29, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy announced the appointment of a 21-member commission to advise  the administration on the timing and preparation for New Jersey’s recovery from the COVID-19 shutdown. The Governor’s Restart and Recovery Commission, he said, includes a vast wealth of experience in ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - While her classroom at Henry E. Harris has been empty for several weeks as a result of the COVID-19, longtime Pre-K teacher Missy Agresta has been hard at work making masks for frontline workers including members of the Bayonne Police Department, Bayonne Fire Department, and ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- As public and health officials continue to fight back the spread of COVID-19 Gov. Phil Murphy has announced his vision, “The Road Back: Restoring Economic Health Through Public Health,” to restart New Jersey and put the state on the road to recovery. Murphy outlined six key ...

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NEWARK, NJ – In a salute to frontline COVID-19 responders, the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds, the U.S. Navy and Air Force trick fighter jet squadrons, will be making a joint flyover near the George Washington Bridge on Tuesday, the squads announced on Twitter. A formation of six F-16C/D Fighting ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - While local and county officials continue to plot a course for the short term resurgence of a post coronavirus Hudson County, Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise also has his eyes set on an effort that will have a decade long impact: Response rates to Census 2020. The stakes, ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - An effort to raise $2000 to feed 200 low income elderly families as COVID-19 began to grip the community has grown to many times that size and now raised over $51,000 feeding more than 2,000 senior citizens  Assemblywoman Angela McKnight launched the campaign through her ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne residents and visitors are being reminded that the city’s road resurfacing program is starting again on Monday. According to the plan Avenue E, between 45th and 50th Street is to be milled and paved. Street access will be limited in this area and vehicles parked in the ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - While the social distancing guidelines that have become a "new normal" in our lives thwarted efforts that would have resulted in hundreds of Bayonne residents out in the city's parks, along the waterfront, and across neighborhoods helping to make the city cleaner, Mayor Jimmy Davis ...

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WASHINGTON, DC - Saying that the bill contained numerous important provisions that he and his Democratic colleagues fought hard to include, Rep. Albio Sires (D-NJ-08) voted in favor of an interim stimulus package, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, that went before the ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Members of the Bayonne Fire Department once answered the call on Saturday, this time to help make the city they all protect every day cleaner and greener. “Mayor Davis asked that all of Bayonne do their part,” Michael Monczewski, president of FMBA Local 11, the union that ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Even as he celebrated again that the “curve is still flat” in efforts to beat back COVID-19, Governor Phil Murphy announced the signing of a new Executive Order that allows tenants in residential properties to use their security deposit to help cover rent. Previous to the Order, ...

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TRENTON, NJ- On the same day that Governor Phil Murphy announced that New Jersey has surpassed 100,000 cases of COVID-19, he stressed, as he has in previous briefings, that the “curve is still flat.” Several key statistics are also moving in the right direction, New Jersey Commissioner of Health ...

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TRENTON — Gov. Phil Murphy says the federal government is basically telling educators and first responders “you are not essential” in failing to provide proper funding to offset the stoppage of the NJ economy because of COVID-19. At his daily press conference in Trenton on Thursday, the governor ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - While the city’s schools remain closed due to the spread of coronavirus, the work continues, especially when it comes to distributing meals to students across the city. In an effort to support the health of her colleagues, Bayonne High School Teacher Leah Jessen donated 150 face masks ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - The owners of an East 12th Street apartment complex that provides affordable housing to nearly 150 Bayonne families was granted a 15-year extension to their existing tax abatement. The 4-1 vote came at the Bayonne City Council’s meeting on April 15. The extension is the second to an ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A 27-year-old Bayonne has been arrested and charged with murder in an incident that took place in Jersey City on Tuesday. In a statement Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Homicide Unit arrested and charged Bernard Wilson, in connection ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ – A group of New Jersey legislators recently kicked off a weekly Facebook Live series to help keep residents safe, healthy and informed during the COVID-19 pandemic. With New Jersey under a near shutdown state, Assemblywoman Angela McKnight (D-31), Assemblywoman Shanique Speight ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - “We started Hunger Free Bayonne three years ago, me, my mother, and two of my friends out of the back seat of our cars,” said Stephanie Glover Wilson, founding member of a county-wide food distribution network for seniors, poor and others in need. “As we went along, we got bigger, and ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne has always been good about honoring its heroes. And, as city officials fight back against an invisible enemy, they took time to thank a very special resident, who, as a member of the U.S. Navy, helped defend the United States against another dreaded foe. On Monday, Mayor ...

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TRENTON, NJ - On a day that he called statistics showing hospital discharges continuing to outpace new hospitalizations "an uplifting and important trend," Governor Phil Murphy announced that he and his leadership team are developing a strategy to reopen the state when data demonstrates that the ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hudson County officials will seek to purchase a minimum of 500,000 surgical face masks- estimated cost $1 each to be made available to the public. The cost would be covered by federal funds designated for fighting the spread of COVID-19. “They can be distributed through county ...

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JERSEY CITY/BAYONNE, NJ - A Jersey City woman jumped to her death from an apartment building on Friday, in what officials believe was a suicide. The victim’s name or age has been released. According to a report the Jersey City police responded to 396 Manila Avenue at about 1:53 p.m. in response ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Mayor Jimmy Davis offered his gratitude to Bayonne residents who have abided by social distancing measures and supported efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Acknowledging that the past five weeks have been difficult, horrific, and burdensome, Davis said that “everything we’ve ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - As COVID-19 spreads globally - there have been more than 2.3 million cases confirmed worldwide with about 160,000 deaths - pregnant women are concerned about how it could affect them and their unborn children. Justin Brandt, an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology in ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - An investigation is underway into the death of a 25-year-old man inside a ship at Bayonne Dry Dock Sunday. According to a report, the Bayonne Fire Department was dispatched to the USNS Red Cloud that was in dry dock for repair at approximately 9:26 a.m. Upon arrival firefighters ...

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ROBBINSVILLE, NJ --   He was enjoying his college spring semester studying abroad. Based out of London and traveling through Europe to cities that included Amsterdam, Budapest, Barcelona and Milan, it was supposed to be an experience of a lifetime. That's when COVID-19 (coronavirus) began to ...

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TRENTON, NJ — In a show of teeth that Gov. Phil Murphy has largely avoided bearing throughout the duration of the pandemic, New Jersey’s leader called out Congress on Saturday for its deadlock on direct aid for the states.  The state is relying on the follow-through of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s ...

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TRENTON, NJ - While Gov. Phil Murphy spent part of his daily coronavirus update press conference on Saturday warning that the state will "have blood on our hands" if social distancing regulations are eased, one local lawmaker has begun a petition to rescind the executive order that closed state ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - In an effort to assist those who might otherwise make use of various food pantries, the City of Bayonne is partnering with the Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation to establish a city food bank. “This is for people who cannot get out to get food because of the COVID-19,” said ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - Some Hudson County patients testing positive for COVID-19 are reportedly receiving potentially confusing messages from the firm evaluating the exams, as that firm is soliciting payment for supplemental services. A reader tells hMAG that he had been examined at Hudson Regional ...

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