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Not on My Watch: Davis Steps in to Help Save Memorial Day Parade

May 12, 2021

BAYONNE, NJ - Saying he doesn’t want to be the mayor under whose watch the traditional Memorial Day Parade ceased to march down Broadway, Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis said the city, in conjunction with veterans, will help run the operation.

Last month, veterans who previously ran the parade for decades, said aging membership and other factors made it impossible for them to continue the ...

Bayonne Senior Center Set for May 24 Reopening

BAYONNE, NJ - The 56th Street Senior Center will reopen on Monday May 24, Bayonne’s Division of Recreation has announced. 

All activities, including programs such as Chair Yoga, Zumba, Walking for Good Health, and Line Dancing will be held outdoors, weather permitting and all CDC guidelines will be followed.

For more information, please contact Ralph Savo at the 56th ...

Bayonne's Polish Community Celebrates Constitution Day

BAYONNE, NJ - Members of Bayonne’s Polish community joined elected officials for a flag-raising ceremony in honor of the Polish Constitution Day.  

The Polish Constitution of May 3, 1791 was the first written constitution in Europe and the second one in the world. That constitution included democratic reforms to secure and guarantee civil and religious rights for all ...

April is Distracted Driver Awareness Month

BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne resident Pam O’Donnell, founder of the Catch You Later Foundation, met with Mayor Jimmy Davis and Police Chief Robert Geisler last week to promote Distracted Driving Awareness Month.

Since losing her husband, Tim, and daughter, Bridget in a 2016 car crash caused by a driver who was under the influence of narcotics, O'Donnell has become a sought after ...

Mayor Davis Announces Expansive Street Paving Program

BAYONNE, NJ - In keeping with what he called “one of the most important responsibilities of local government,” Mayor Jimmy Davis has announced the imminent start of a street-paving and striping program for the City of Bayonne in mid-April.  

“The City of Bayonne has put a lot of effort into financing and planning street-paving for the spring and summer of ...

Enforcement of Parking Rules Back Monday

BAYONNE, NJ - With most of the snow from the onslaught of winter storms melted, enforcement of parking meters, parking pay stations, and residential parking zones in Bayonne returns on Monday. 

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Missing Person: Have you Seen Victor?

BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne police are seeking the public's support in locating 35-year-old Victor Sarkar who has been missing since Sunday. 

Sarkar was last week in the area of 8th Avenue and Broadway wearing a blue colored Adidas hooded sweatshirt and gray sweatpants. He was also wheeling a gray suitcase and carrying a black backpack.

Anyone with information about Victor's ...

Marist High School Grad Transfers Into U.S. Space Force

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – While an initial four-year enlistment in the U.S. Air Force was an opportunity for Jersey City native John F. Bentivegna to do something and learn a skill, it now, nearly three decades later, has him reaching for the stars, literally. 

After 27 years, Bentivegna, having earned the rank of Chief Master Sgt., has transferred into the U.S. Space ...

Bayonne to Rename Street After 'Icon and Friend' Edith Ferrell

BAYONNE, NJ - “An icon and a friend,” were the words used by Mayor Jimmy Davis to describe longtime Bayonne resident Edith Ferrell. Ferrell passed away on February 8, just four days after her 70th birthday. 

“Since becoming Mayor, I have had the fortune to spend many hours with Edith and our time together was always enjoyable,” he said in a Facebook tribute.

Property Taxes Must be Paid by Wednesday to Avoid Interest Charges

BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne property owners are being reminded that the grace period for first quarter property tax payments ends on Wednesday, February 10. Payments made after the close of that business that day for taxes originally due on February 1 will, by state law, incur interest charges. 

Property owners may pay their taxes by mail or in person at City Hall, 630 Avenue C, or at Bayonne ...


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HCCC Students Awarded Prestigous 2021 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

Hudson County Community College (HCCC) students Adoum Allamine and Pedro Moranchel have been chosen from 1,500 applicants nationwide to receive the 2021 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation recognizes exceptionally talented community college students seeking to complete baccalaureate degrees. Scholarship recipients are selected for their ...

Hudson County Officials to Mark End of Ramdan with Thursday Vaccination Clinic

May 12, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ -  The Hudson County Vaccine Task Force, along with Hudson Regional Health Commission, are partnering with The Islamic Council of Hudson County to bring a pop-up vaccination site to Lincoln Park on Thursday morning. The clinic is timed to coincide with Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday marking the end of Ramadan. Thousands of local Muslims are expected to gather together ...

Hudson County Residents Should Mark Calendar for May 12 Job Fair, County Executive DeGise Says

SECAUCUS, NJ - The Hudson County One Stop Career Development Center and the Hudson County Schools of Technology will be hosting a job fair on Wednesday, May 12 from 5 to 7 p.m.  at the Frank J. Gargiulo Campus in Secaucus. This will be the second job fair since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic., and follows November’s overwhelming successful event that drew over 300 ...

DeGise Calls for Patience Regarding ICE Detainees

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Some Hudson County officials hope to get out of the 10-year contract with federal Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) renewed last year to house federal immigration detainees at the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny.

The $120 in daily revenue the county receives for the service provided helps fund operations at the facility that has seen a decline in its ...

Gov. Murphy Extends Public Health Emergency, Keeps Mask Mandate in Place

May 16, 2021

TRENTON, NJ— For the 15th consecutive time, Gov. Phil Murphy has extended New Jersey’s public health emergency for another month, but acknowledges that it may be the last time the executive order is needed.

As state coronavirus metrics continue to trend in the right direction, Murphy said his administration is working with lawmakers on legislation that will end the COVID-19 ...

UPDATE: Colonial Pipeline Restarted Operation; Normal Delivery Rate Expected the Coming Days

NEW JERSEY — Colonial Pipeline Co. announced in a statement late Wednesday evening that the pipeline that was shutdown by a ransomware hack last week was going to restart and begin operating again. 

“Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to return to normal. Some markets served by Colonial Pipeline may experience, or continue ...

New Jersey Date Night: Stroll Through These Gorgeous Gardens

May 13, 2021

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

There’s always something growing in New Jersey, be it excitement for warmer weather or the flowers in everyone’s yard. Celebrating springtime in the Garden State requires a garden date. We have so many options at our fingertips — possibilities guaranteed to inspire romance and ...

Find Your Green Thumb: NJ Experts Offer Tips for Starting a Kitchen Garden

NEW JERSEY — They don’t call this The Garden State for nothing.

Want to bring out your inner green thumb this season? There’s no better time than now to get started on a kitchen garden.

“There is no mastery of gardening, you just get better at guessing,” said Bloomfield’s L. Be. Sholar, who offers gardening tips on her blog, Farm-Based ...

Learn How To Cook From Anywhere With These Online Classes

Cooking can be fun at any age, and learning new skills exercises your mind, especially as you get older. Whether you’re just finding your way around the kitchen or you’re a seasoned home chef, online cooking classes are a wonderful way to spend your day! From free courses featuring various dishes to lessons led by celebrity chefs, there are vast opportunities to satisfy just about any ...

Fighting Fatigue: How To Sleep Better And Longer

Getting a good night’s sleep plays a vital role in your overall health. Sleeping recharges your body and brain to help prepare and energize you for each new day. On the other hand, sleep deprivation can cause a slew of problems, including memory issues and an increased risk for car accidents.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults aged 26-64 need seven to nine hours of sleep ...

The Best Natural Deodorants for the Toughest Workouts

Chances are, your wellness journey includes some heavy-hitting workouts, and a good deodorant is key to feeling confident after every session. Mainstream products can contain harmful ingredients that may actually be blocking some of your body’s natural processes as well as potentially causing health problems down the road. If you’re ready to switch to a more natural product but are ...

Understanding SPF for Healthy Summer Skin

As we head outside to take advantage of the warmer weather, skincare and sun safety should be top priorities. While the sun’s rays provide countless benefits, the ultraviolet (or UV) components of sunlight are damaging to our skin. A sunburn from overexposure isn’t just temporarily painful - the UV rays that cause a burn are doing long-term damage to your skin cells that’s ...

Bringing Spring Inside: Adding Pops of Color in Every Room

As the weather warms up, spring colors are arriving in home décor trends. Whether you’re inviting guests over in person or continuing your distanced Zoom calls, you’ll want to incorporate pops of spring color into every room of your house. Fortunately, adding color doesn’t have to break the bank, and you can easily experiment with the best way to invigorate your spaces ...

Celebrating Mother’s Day: 4 Ways to Make Mom Feel Special

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to tell the caregivers in your life how special they are. By highlighting Mom’s favorite things in your celebrations, you’ll be able to shine a light on everything unique about her. If you’re looking for interesting ways to host a Mother’s Day celebration for a group, big or small, here are four memorable events that will leave Mom ...

Is Your A/C Summer-Ready? 12 Things to Check Before the First Heat Wave

Soaking in the summer sun is part of the fun of the season. But if you don’t have a cool home to retreat to, that heat can start to feel overbearing. Make sure your A/C (or swamp cooler!) can handle any heat wave this summer with these 12 tips, plus guidance on how to know when to call in the pros.


Before beginning preparation steps for either an air conditioner or swamp ...

4 Unique and Meaningful Ways to Decorate for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s time to think about decorations that will brighten up your home as well as show Mom that she’s a unique, valued person in your family. With a few simple touches, it’s easy to create meaningful decorations that highlight the things that she loves best. Here are four great ways to add some color and style to Mom’s favorite ...