Bayonne Top Stories

April 17, 2020

BAYONNE, NJ - A property on West 2nd Street where Chris’ Corner restaurant was previously located, is slated to become the site of a new condominium development. The Bayonne City Council voted at its April 15 meeting to give the project as 15-year-tax abatement to the 12-unit building. But ...

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NEW JERSEY — Governor Phil Murphy, “outraged” after bodies piled up “at a makeshift morgue” of an Andover nursing home amid the COVID-19 pandemic, said Thursday that New Jersey’ top officials are looking further into the matter. Subject of national headlines and first reported by the New Jersey ...

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NEW JERSEY — It won’t be safe to re-open New Jersey schools for at least another four weeks, Governor Phil Murphy announced Thursday afternoon at his daily press briefing.  “We need to be guided by where the facts on the ground, science, and public health take us,” Murphy said. Ahead of the ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Though the social distancing guidelines that have become a "new normal" in our lives have 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 ...

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NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy sought to pump the brakes Wednesday on growing optimism among New Jerseyans that there will come a time when the "masks can come off and the dancing can begin.” Murphy, commenting on a reporter’s question at his daily COVID-19 news conference, said social distancing ...

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TRENTON, NJ  –  The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) has announced a series of steps taken, including the addition of new agency personnel, a boost to phone capacity, and upgrades to computer technology to process claims faster and answer customers' questions ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit the region, many of the old taverns and other places that inspired Cindy Rosmus’ short stories had ceased to exist. But this hasn’t stopped Rosmus from going to those places in her imagination, and the people she met in those places continue to ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – Her battle scars begin with the deep indentations her protective mask leaves behind. While those will fade in time, it’s the ones that line her heart and soul that hurt the most. Yet, this frontline nurse is emphatic. She does not consider herself a hero. “Nurse Mary” spoke with ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - A 16-year-old boy was allegedly robbed in the area of East 48th Street Monday. According to Captain Eric Amato the teenager reported that just before 8:00 p.m. a group of four juveniles surrounded him and demanded that he give them all of his money. When the victim did not comply, ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy today announced that alongside Governors Cuomo (NY), Lamont (CT), Wolf (PA), Carney (DE), and Rainmondo (RI), he has formed a regional advisory board to coordinate cooperative mitigation efforts, as well as to help guide our re-opening once the emergency ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - In an effort to contend with personnel shortages as a result of the COVID-19 public health crisis, Bayonne’s garbage and recycling contractor will switch to alternating weekly pickup of paper products and plastic/cans. For pick up this week of April 13 residents should only put our ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Some Hudson County and Jersey City officials are hoping to get Gov. Phil Murphy to reverse his decision that closed large county and state parks. Hudson County had kept its larger parks open until an executive order by Murphy ordered them closed in efforts to help stunt the spread ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Parts of Jersey City have the potential to become an epicenter of social unrest if something cannot be done to help alleviate the impact of the COVID-19 induced lockdown, some county officials, notably Freeholder Jerry Walker, have warned. Representing a portion of Jersey City ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - COVID-19 testing at Bayonne’s Don Ahern Veteran’s Memorial Stadium has been canceled for Monday in anticipation of inclement weather, according to city officials. The forecast calls for dangerous and damaging winds, along with heavy rain. Anyone that had an appointment scheduled ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - The Bayonne City Council is set to consider an ordinance that would extend a tax abatement on East 12th street properties. The Plattykill Manor Apartments, a private Section 8 development, received a 40-year abatement in the 1970s and then an 18-month extension two years ago. The ...

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TRENTON, NJ - While offering indications that the curve is being flattened in New Jersey’s fight against COVID-19, Governor Phil Murphy announced his signing of a new Executive Order to further combat the public health crisis. The Order, he said at a Saturday press briefing, will require New ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Hundreds of COVID-19 positive patients are leaving hospitals every day and the pace of new positive cases across the state is slowing, Governor Phil Murphy said at his daily press briefing Saturday. Both of these statistics, he declared, are early signs that “we are beginning to ...

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NEW JERSEY - While the number of positive cases of COVID-19 continues to grow across the state, Governor Phil Murphy shared a little bit of good news with residents Friday. "For the 24-hour period ending at 10pm on Thursday night, a total of 682 patients were discharged," from hospitals, Murphy ...

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NEW JERSEY — Governor Phil Murphy used part of his Friday press conference to advise the public to be careful about drive-by parades being held across the state as a means for people to connect during a time of social distancing. Murphy said the gatherings can be emotional, particularly when ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Reiterating a previous statement by Business Administrator Terrence Malloy to Bayonne property owners that “there are means to redress any errors made” in regard to the 2019 revaluation of property values, city officials offered a clarification Wednesday that the informal appeal ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hudson County officials have confirmed that a fourth worker at the Hudson County Correctional Facility has died, although not it has not yet been determined if it was due to COVID-19. This follows previous reports that two nurses and one civilian had died, according to ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - A new online shopping service developed to help local small businesses continue to do business even while there doors are closed is launching in Bayonne, Mayor Jimmy Davis and the Bayonne Urban Enterprise Zone/Special Improvement District (UEZ/SID) announced Thursday. Saying that ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - The annual Israeli Flag Raising and Memorial Service scheduled for April 23 at Bayonne City Hall has been canceled due to concerns over the impact of the COVID-19 virus. Dr. Tamara Freeman, musicologist for the Association of Holocaust Organizations, the international alliance of ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Shoppers now must wear a face covering when going into a store, according to one of three new executive orders Gov. Phil Murphy signed Wednesday. “I hope customers are asked to leave if they are not wearing a covering,” he said, adding he would look into a legal remedy if residents ...

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