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May 25, 2019

BAYONNE, NJ - With a time of 23 minutes and 48 seconds Bayonne resident Kari Flanagan took home the 2nd place medal in the Women’s Division at the Susan G. Komen North Jersey Race for the Cure on Sunday, May 5. Despite heavy rain an estimated 1,000 people participated in the annual event at ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - People who regularly read with their toddlers are less likely to engage in harsh parenting and the children are less likely to be hyperactive or disruptive, a Rutgers-led study finds. Previous studies have shown that frequently shared reading prepares children for ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - A 35-year-old Jersey City woman faces an additional charge of lewdness after stripping naked in the holding cell she had been placed in at Bayonne Police Headquarters on Thursday. According to Lt. Eric Amato the incident began at approximately 11:39 a.m. when police officers were ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Judge Mitzy Galis-Menendez orderd Scott Hahn, the man responsible for the 2016 deaths of Bayonne resident Timothy O’Donnell, and his daughter Bridget, to serve 37 years in prison on Thursday. As she was during the two week trial that found Hahn guilty on all six counts related to ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne residents are invited to honor the men and women that lost their lives in service to the United States Military at the city’s annual Memorial Day Parade on Monday.  A special pre-parade ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. with the march starting at 10:30 a.m.  Edith ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – Just months after being named as top teaching hospital from the same independent, nonprofit grading system, CarePoint Health’s Bayonne Medical Center has been awarded an “A” grade for safety by the Leapfrog Group. This is the fourth consecutive time the hospital has earned top ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- Hasbrouck Heights Police Department arrested a Bayonne man on weapons and drug charges Monday. According to Lieutenant Michael Colaneri, Jr., Officer Nicholas Brunetti stopped Kenneth Coe, 55, for motor vehicle infractions on Passaic Avenue at approximately 3:25am. A ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne residents are invited to a special workshop hosted by the Bayonne Water Guardians on Wednesday at the Bayonne Museum. The event, featuring Captain Bill Sheehan, the Hackensack Riverkeeper, will focus on efforts to reduce stormwater runoff and pollution, conserve water, and ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - More than 5,000 residents and visitors headed to Avenue E Saturday for the city’s 2nd annual Food Truck Festival. 32 food trucks offering a wide variety of cuisines to suit every palate lined the usually business thoroughfare allowing foodies to choose from offerings that included ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Mike Guastaferro was in for a rude awakening when he arrived at Rutgers University. "I came in from high school where I was (on the) honor roll and all that stuff," he said. "I came into chemistry my freshman year and got my butt handed to me. I was on academic probation my ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Months of preparation, anxiety, and hard work. That’s what it took to compete in the state qualifying competition for National History Day (NHD). Hundreds of inspiring students sacrificed their Saturday mornings to present their exhibits, websites, papers, or documentaries on their ...

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TRENTON, NJ - In a moving and somber hearing on Thursday, state lawmakers listened to the testimony of grieving parents, community officials, and industry representatives on the need to implement safeguards for those using ride sharing services such as Uber and Lyft.   With his wife Marci at his ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ –  It was scheduled to last an hour and a half. It lasted just over 20 minutes. Senate President Steve Sweeney rushed off stage Thursday night in the middle of a raucous town hall meeting, unwilling to sit and be shouted down when he tried to hype his "Path to Progress" ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – One year ago this week a tragic school bus crash on Route 80 claimed the lives of fifth grade teacher Jennifer Williamson and 10-year-old student Miranda Vargas, both traveling from East Brook Middle School in Paramus to Waterloo Village for a field trip. Spurred by the anniversary ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A new bill that would require an electric public utility to verify with every residential customer whether anyone in the home uses life-sustaining equipment powered by electricity advanced in the state legislature Tuesday. The legislation was created in response to the death of ...

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TRENTON, NJ - In an effort to help educate New Jersey residents about the financial liabilities associated with being transferred out of state for health care Bayonne Assemblyman Nicholas Chiaravalloti has introduced the “Patient Protection Act.” The legislation, he said in a statement, will ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Local police are investigating the theft of nearly $3,500 of merchandise from the T-Mobile store located at 201 Bayonne Crossings Way. According to Lt. Eric Amato, members of the Bayonne Police Department were called to the store at approximately 12:45 on Monday after three males ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - A Bayonne man was arrested Friday after exposing his genitals to a police officer on Friday. According to Lt. Eric Amato, the incident began when Bayonne police were dispatched to investigate suspicious behavior. Once on the scene officers attempted to speak with three individuals ...

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BAYONNE, NJ- Eldad Tarmu Jazz Ensemble will will wrap up the “Musical Monday at the Museum” series with a concert beginning at 6:30 p.m. tonight. The concert will be held at the Bayonne Museum located at 229 Broadway with doors opening at 6:00 p.m.  Light refreshments will be provided by Mona ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Soldiers, state troopers, and police officers charged through the streets of downtown Newark late Thursday night into reenacted combat, on to a fiery film set that sought to recreate the dramatic events of the 1967 riot. Actors crouched behind crashed, burning cop cars while they ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Efforts of the Davis Administration to insure an accurate count of Bayonne’s population are continuing Tuesday with a U.S. Census Bureau job fair at the Bayonne Public Library. The event will take place from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. in the Art and Music Room of the library located ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Thirty food vendors offering a variety of cuisines including Italian, Korean, Greek, Polish, Thai, Cuban, and American will be on hand for the City of Bayonne’s 2nd Annual Food Truck Festival. Being held in honor of Bayonne’s 150th anniversary the special event will take place on ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It's 2:23 in the morning and Skylar Hotaling is tapping away on her laptop. The senior who harbors dreams of becoming a veterinarian is studying Calculus I and Organic Chemistry I. She's not tucked in some dark recesses of a library or even holed up on her couch in some ...

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BAYONNE, NJ- The family of the late Neil DeSena, including his daughter, two grandchildren, and three great grandchildren, joined city and county officials on Thursday to officially open the newly redesigned and rebuilt park named in honor of their family’s patriarch. DeSena, according to a ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - In an effort to get them more active the Bayonne Office on Aging has announced that it is creating a new leisure group for senior and recently retired men in the City of Bayonne. Along with the Recreation Division, the Office on Aging plans to offer socialization through activities ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Nine members of the Bayonne Police Department are set to pedal their way from the Freedom Tower in New York City to Washington, DC. The more than 300 mile ride, known as the Police Unity Tour, launched in 1997 and has taken place each year since to memorialize law enforcement ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — Girls are more often bullied than boys according to research led by a Rutgers University‒Camden nursing scholar. “Bullying is significantly associated with depressive symptoms, suicidal ideation, suicide planning, and suicide attempts,” said Nancy Pontes, an assistant professor at ...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Bayonne High School teacher Dr. John Bransfield has been nominated for the prestigious Hannah E. (Liz) MacGregor Teacher of the Year History Teacher Award. Bransfield will represent New Jersey as the only high school teacher nominated for the award that will be presented by ...

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NEWARK, NJ -  The man who was convicted of punching a bishop in the face during Mass at the Cathedral Basilica of the Sacred Heart two years ago is now accused of assaulting a city police officer on Easter Sunday. Charles Miller, 51, was arrested April 21 after he returned to a gas station ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - 12 residents are receiving support from the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management and the Red Cross after a fire tore through their West 29th Street home Monday. According to city officials the alarm was raised at approximately 5:30 p.m. with responders finding a working fire upon ...

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