Bayonne Top Stories

June 3, 2020

BAYONNE, NJ - Ringo Starr of the Beatles once sang a song about being put in a movie. But local Bayonne businesspeople do not have to become one of the fab four to get that privilege. Mayor Jimmy Davis, picking up from the virtual Earth Day ceremonies he conducted in April, will be making a film ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Garden State eateries continuing to hurt because of COVID-19 will get further relief June 15 when the state will begin allowing for in-person outdoor dining. Gov. Phil Murphy, in announcing the executive order Wednesday, said he himself has a reservation for June 15 although he ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Bayonne Medical Center is set to take on new owners in the coming months, but, according to competing statements, who those owners will be is still in question. On Tuesday, CarePoint Health, the operators of the local hospital that has provided healthcare to local residents ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Jonathan Mari, a 21-year old resident of Bayonne, wasn’t completely ignorant of heart issues when his father suffered a heart attack in their Bayonne home on May 2. A recent graduate from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Science focused with a major in Sport Management and ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - For the members of IBEW Local 827, the union that represents Verizon workers across New Jersey, offering gratitude to healthcare workers in eight northern New Jersey hospitals means thanking the men and women on the frontline that took care of 12 of their members that tested positive ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Seven of the nine members of the Bayonne Board of Education gathered for an emergency session Tuesday. Trustee Michael Alonso, whose Facebook comments on Sunday have drawn strong rebuke, as well as calls for his resignation, did not attend the meeting. “Where will the Bayonne Riot ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Outdoor dining and in-person retail shopping will be allowed starting June 15, while personal care businesses such as barbershops and hair salons will be able to open a week later as Gov. Phil Murphy continues to peel away social distancing measures. Youth summer programs will also ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Reflecting on his own upbringing during which his father taught him to “never assume to know how anyone feels,” unless he’s lived in their skin, Mayor Jimmy Davis shared that he will never say that he knows how the family of George Floyd feels, or how the African American community ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - A 30-year-old Bayonne man was arrested Sunday after his “erratic behavior” caused “area residents to become alarmed.” According to Captain Eric Amato, members of the Bayonne Police Department were called to the area of 18th Street and Avenue C at approximately 6:50 p.m. on a report ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - For nearly three months, local fitness centers have faced an ultimatum: adapt to the new normal or join the 100,000 small businesses shuttered nationwide as a result of the economic fallout from COVID-19.   Gyms and yoga studios were among dozens of nonessential enterprises ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - When the state issued its state of emergency on March 19 most people assumed Herbert’s Army and Navy Store would remain open as an essential service. Even Maria Provenzano-Upenieks was shocked when she was ordered to shudder her doors. She was halfway between changing over stock ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ -- All nine of Hudson County’s state legislators have signalled their support for Governor Phil Murphy’s emergency borrowing plan and have agreed to vote to approve it when it is heard in the State Senate and Assembly, Hudson County Democratic Chairwoman Amy DeGise announced ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Day care centers for the children of essential workers have been opened throughout the COVID-19 crisis. As Governor Phil Murphy announced yesterday, they reopen to other parents on June 15.  Within the next few weeks, non-contact sports activities and youth day camps also may open up.

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BAYONNE, NJ - Members of the Bayonne Fire Department made quick work of a blaze in the first-floor apartment in a four-story apartment building early Saturday. According to Fire Chief Keith Weaver the call came in at approximately 5:01 a.m. and firefighters responded to 41-43 Kelly Parkway for a ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver, joining Governor Phil Murphy at his daily press briefing Friday, introduced the launch of a temporary rental assistance program. The $100 million program, Murphy said, will be funded mainly through the federal CARES Act. “We know that many of our ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy closed out his daily COVID-19 press conference on Friday with comments about the death of George Floyd, a black man who died after a white police officer in Minneapolis kept his knee on the victim's neck for almost nine minutes. "George Floyd should be alive today ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- The reopening process for the State of New Jersey continues as Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday announced that he has lifted restrictions for daycare centers, summer camps, and non-contact youth sports. The reopening dates are: Child care centers (June 15) Non-contact organized ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Counselors will be available to help students who may feel grief over the recent death of a 7th grade student at Philip G. Vroom Community School, said school superintendent John Niesz. According to reports the female student died after a two-year battle with cancer.  Saying the ...

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HUDSON COUNTY – Outside of the classroom and online learning made necessary by the onslaught of the COVID19 public health emergency didn’t stop area students from from using their artistic ability to express their love for Hudson County. On Thursday, Hudson County Prosectuor Esther Suarez thanks ...

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TRENTON, NJ  — New Jersey’s medical director on Thursday set the record straight on the newly-arrived trend of donning a face mask as means of COVID-19 protection but not including one’s nose — known as “mask droop syndrome.” “We understand that it’s uncomfortable, that people have problems with ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Schools should consider screening visitors with noncontact thermometers and excluding anyone with a fever exceeding 100.4 degrees, according to graduation ceremony guidelines released by the state Department of Education (DOH). The guidance, released on May 27, outlines three ...

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TRENTON, NJ — One month into New Jersey’s recovery period, trends in data are showing the state is well past COVID-19’s harrowing April peak.  But according to officials, the decreases in new cases and hospitalizations aren’t a declaration of victory. Gov. Phil Murphy reminded citizens on ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Hudson County businesses hope curbside pick-up service will give them a boost following extended closures due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Most walk-in stores and non-essential retailers have been shut since mid-March, as part of New Jersey’s efforts to curb the spread of the ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Class of 2020, grab your caps, gowns and get ready for the pomp and circumstance of a live graduation ceremony. Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his daily COVID-19 press briefing Tuesday that outdoor graduation ceremonies adhering to appropriate health and safety guidelines can be ...

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NEW JERSEY — (Updated 11:48 a.m.) Amid increasing pressure from students and their families, Gov. Phil Murphy announced Tuesday that schools will be allowed to have in-person graduation ceremonies, something that would have previously been prohibited under the state’s COVID-19 social distancing ...

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SECAUCUS, NJ - As Hudson County businesses focus their efforts on rebuilding in a post COVID-19 environment, the Hudson County Chamber of Commerce has launched a new initiative focused on supporting women who conduct business in and around the New Jersey/New York metro area.  According to ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ- Having functioned as “the frontline hospitals” in caring for patients with COVID infections since March, Hudson County’s Christ Hospital Medical Center, Bayonne Medical Center and Hoboken University Medical Center, are set to resume elective surgical services on Tuesday, according ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - A seven-year-old Bayonne boy who is said to have driven his two-wheeled, motorized, scooter off of a sidewalk and into a passing car set off a chain of events Sunday that ended in the youth’s father in handcuffs. According to Captain Eric Amato, members of the Bayonne Police ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - A 41-year-old New York man was arrested Saturday after he was involved in a fight in the area of 21st Street and Broadway. According to Captain Eric Amato, members of the Bayonne Police Department responded to the scent at approximately 9:00 a.m. on the report of a fight involving ...

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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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