TOP LOCAL News

June 12, 2021

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - More than 3,000 law enforcement officers took to the streets of their local communities on one of 26 separate routes to help carry the "Flame of Hope" a distance of nearly 750 miles throughout the Garden State to raise funds and awareness for Special Olympics New Jersey on ...

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EWING, NJ -- Several World War II aircraft will be flying into Trenton-Mercer Airport this week for tourists to view. The CAF AirPower History Tour featuring historic World War II aircraft will provide cockpit tours, flight demonstrations, and rides.   The event features the B-29 Superfortress ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – An armed Bayonne man that was shot dead by Bayonne police on Monday has been identified as Lee Waskiewicz, 47. A statement by the Attorney General’s Office also identified that officers of the Bayonne Police Department who fired their service weapons at Waskiewicz as Officer ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Students participating in in-class instruction will be able to unmask while in certain learning settings, Bayonne Superintendent John Niesz has said. Earlier this month, as a result of rising temperatures, Gov. Phil Murphy authorized school districts to relax mandates for face ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Though not even born when the worst terrorist attack on American soil took place, social studies students as William Shemin Midtown Community School won't soon forget 9/11. The students, led by their teacher Mrs. Aiello, recently participated in a virtual tour of the 9/11 Memorial ...

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NEW JERSEY – The recent successful heart transplant surgery of TJ Olsen, the 8-year-old son of former New Jerey high school standout and NFL tight end, Greg Olsen, is a testament to the strength of the organ transplant system in the United States, a spokesman for Science in Donation ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne drivers have a new option for keeping their rides looking spotless and running smoothly. On Wednesday Mayor Jimmy Davis joined Council members Juan Perez and Sal Gullace to welcome Wash Hounds to 160 E. 22nd Street. Bayonne’s newest business offers car wash and detailing ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - A downed power pole followed by a manhole fire caused large swaths of Jersey City’s Eastside and Greenville neighborhoods to lose power in two separate incidents Wednesday. The first outage hit at about 3:00 p.m. and also knocked out traffic lights along the Route 440 as well ...

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Beech-Nut Nutrition has issued a voluntary recall of one lot of Beech-Nut Stage 1, Single Grain Rice Cereal. The recall resulted from a routine sampling program from the production lot of Beech-Nut Stage 1, Single Grain Rice Cereal which tested above the guidance level for naturally occurring ...

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BAYONNE, NJ -  An immediate and intense investigation into the Tuesday armed robbery at the Quick Chek on East 22nd Street led to the quick arrest of the man Bayonne police say was responsible for the incident. According to Captain Eric Amato, Levern Edmonds, 55, was taken into custody from his ...

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New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers. Making a day of a date is a great way to create memories with your love, but when you choose to spend that time in Bordentown, it’s guaranteed to go down in relationship history. New Jersey has many historical ...

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Update:  A suspect has been arrested in this incident. BAYONNE, NJ - An investigation is underway into a robbery that took place at the Quick Check on 22nd Street Tuesday afternoon. According to a report by Captain Eric Amato, at approximately 4:36 p.m. the suspect, allegedly in possession of ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - The Bayonne City Council is set to ask the Planning Board to come up with a redevelopment plan for an old warehouse located on East 25th Street between Prospect Avenue and Avenue F. The move comes months after the site was designated as an area in need of redevelopment and signals the ...

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When Shawn Tucker became the athletic director of New Jersey City University, one of his first priorities was to partner with RWJBarnabas Health. At his previous job at Rutgers University, Tucker saw the benefits of the university’s partnership with RWJBarnabas and wanted the same for the ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - The future of the Marist High School site will soon be in the hands of the Bayonne Planning Board.  After setting $1 million as a down payment on the land that is currently assessed at $8.9 million, but could be worth as much $20 million, and declaring the land in need of ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Hudson Regional Hospital (HRH) is offering the City of Bayonne a right-of-first refusal should it ever sell the property where Bayonne Medical Center sits. “Bayonne and Hudson Regional Hospital are fighting for the same thing: that Bayonne Medical Center should always be a ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - The Hudson County Republican Organization will hold their Party reorganization on Tuesday, June 15, Chairman Jose Arango has announced. The event take place at the Boulevard (formerly Scheutzen Park), 3167 John F Kennedy Blvd in North Bergen and begin at 6:00 p.m.  A vote for ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - A 39-year-old Bayonne man was arrested by members of the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Narcotics Task Force Monday on charges involving controlled dangerous substances following an investigation. According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, investigators searched the ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - June has long been recognized as LGBTQ Pride Month, partly in honor of the Stonewall riots which took place in Greenwich Village in June 1969. The protest not only began a major change in policing policies regarding the gay community, but began a national movement that ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Council President Sharon Nadrowski has asked the city’s bonding professionals to attend the June 9 caucus meeting. The request comes after the legislative body tabled an ordinance on May 12 that would have authorized the city to bond $95 million for the potential purchase of the land ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Calling Governor Phil Murphy's announcement that Edna Mahan Correctional Facility will be closed “welcomed news for all of us who were deeply concerned about the culture of abuse and the deplorable environment the inmates have had to endure,” Assemblywoman Angela McKnight ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Raymond J. Donovan, who died last week at age 90, was best known on a national level for serving as U.S. Secretary of Labor under President Ronald Reagan. But Donovan left his mark in Hudson County for a number of reasons, and is largely responsible for the one and only ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The internal affairs unit of the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office is focusing on five detectives who may be the subject of a pending investigation, according to a letter issued on May 26 to defense attorney Michael Rubas – who apparently has a client charged in a narcotics ...

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CLINTON, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday his plan to close the Edna Mahan Correctional Facility for Women, the state's only women's correctional facility, following an investigation into a violent attack on prisoners in January. Murphy's administration released an investigative report ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Police shot and killed a knife-wielding 40-something year old white male Monday in what is being called a domestic violence incident on First Street in Bayonne. Multiple police units responded to the report of a man threatening a woman with a knife at approximately 6:45 a.m. The ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ - Westfield scored a run in the bottom of the eighth inning for a 5-4 baseball victory over Bayonne in the quarterfinal round of the Section 2, Group 4 tournament on Saturday. The Bees (14-11) had a 4-1 lead going to the bottom of the second inning, but Westfield (14-11) kept them ...

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NEW BRUSWICK, NJ — As vaccination rates increase and prospects of normal life return more than a year into the coronavirus pandemic, New Jerseyans differ on various aspects of this “new normal” and how comfortable they feel, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Almost all New Jerseyans ...

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SILVER SPRING, MD - The National Weather Service declared Sunday, June 6 an "Ozone Action Day." This air quality alert is for Northern NJ including Eastern Passaic County, Bergen County, Hudson County, Essex County and Union County. Ozone levels are forecast to reach unhealthy for sensitive ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Mayor Jimmy Davis and the Bayonne City Council celebrated the opening of Faded Concepts Barbershop, 687 Avenue A at 30th Street, with a ribbon cutting Thursday. The barbershop, opened on May 19 by Andy Cartagena and Stephanie Villeda, offers haircutting and waxing services. Sign ...

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Grab some fragrant fresh basil at the store or farmers market, or pick some from your garden, for this zippy summer recipe. This simple no-cook sauce is great on pasta or pizza. Try it on fish or chicken, or mix some into mayonnaise for a flavor-packed sandwich spread. If you have leftover ...

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