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Wedding Bells Ringing

May 14, 2020

BAYONNE, NJ - While COVID-19 may have stopped more extravagant wedding gatherings, an increased number of couples have been tying the knot in Bayonne City Hall Mayor, according to Mayor Jimmy Davis.

“I don’t know why more people are getting municipal weddings,” Davis said. “Some of them had more traditional marriage ceremonies planned and decided to get married ...

Street Sweeping Enforcement Starts Monday

BAYONNE, NJ - Street-sweeping enforcement will be back in effect on Monday, city officials have announced. “As we are now nearing our second month of social distancing directives, we are hoping that we are getting closer to our return to normal,” Mayor Jimmy Davis said in a phone call earlier this month.

While street-sweeping has continued throughout this public health emergency ...

6th Annual Bayonne Hometown Fair Canceled

BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne’s 6th Annual Hometown Fair has been canceled, according to organizers. The annual event had been scheduled for June 5-6.

In a Facebook message Carissa Golomb, who serves as the volunteer president of the event, said that the announcement came with “a heavy heart.”

Long a favorite annual event for Bayonne residents the Hometown Fair was brought back in ...

Still Honoring Fallen Heroes

BAYONNE, NJ - Decked out in a t-shirt from last year’s Run for the Fallen, Deb Green celebrated Saturday’s  opening of Stephen Gregg Park by reading a list of names of American military personnel who have died in conflict over the history of the United States.

“I usually do the Run for the Fallen every year. But with COVID-19, we had to change things a little. But May ...

Bayonne Loses Powerful Voice of Cherie LaPelusa to Coronavirus

BAYONNE, NJ - Cherie LaPelusa, wife of Councilman Gary LaPelusa, died Wednesday after contracting COVID-19.

Literally, the woman behind the man, Cherie was an important figure in her husband’s political career, as well as a partner in his landscaping business and civic association. In an interview with TAPinto Bayonne in early April, Cherie said she had decided to take the test for ...

No Parking. City's Road Resurfacing Project to Start Again Monday

BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne residents and visitors are being reminded that the city’s road resurfacing program is starting again on Monday. According to the plan Avenue E, between 45th and 50th Street is to be milled and paved.

Street access will be limited in this area and vehicles parked in the designated restricted areas, marked with “No Parking” signs, will be ...

Bayonne Officials, First Responders Honor Local World War II Hero on 98th Birthday

BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne has always been good about honoring its heroes. And, as city officials fight back against an invisible enemy, they took time to thank a very special resident, who, as a member of the U.S. Navy, helped defend the United States against another dreaded foe.

On Monday, Mayor Jimmy Davis and Police Chief Robert Geisler led a ceremonial drive by the home of World War II veteran ...

Bayonne Recycling Switches to Alternating Week Schedule During Coronavirus Pandemic

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 paper and cardboard recycling products. The week of April 20 residents will put our ...

State-of-the-City, Public Meetings Cancelled as City Continues to Battle Coronavirus

BAYONNE, NJ - Mayor Jimmy Davis’ annual State of the City Address originally scheduled for April 16 has been canceled, city officials confirmed.

Also canceled are the Planning Board meeting on April 14 and the April 19 Zoning Board meeting. Other public meetings are subject to last minute postponements or cancelations, officials said.

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Bayonne Mourning Loss of Popular City Employee to Coronavirus

BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne officials and workers are morning the loss of Maureen Ciolek.

Ciolek, an employee at Bayonne City Hall since 2010, died Saturday of complications caused by coronavirus, Mayor Jimmy Davis announced on Facebook.

Saying he is “stunned and saddened,” Davis added that Ciolek’s “smiling face was seen by hundreds and hundreds of people each day,” ...

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With Kitchens Closed for Teaching HCCC Chefs Whipping Up Meals for Residents in Need

June 4, 2020

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Putting their culinary skills to the test, chefs at the Hudson County Community College Culinary Arts Institute (CAI) have prepared over 900 hot meals for clients of Let’s Celebrate, a Jersey City based soup kitchen in recent weeks, college officials announced.

Let’s Celebrate Food Pantry and Square Meal Community Kitchen is a nonprofit, community service ...

Hudson County Legislative Delegation Supports Murphy Borrrowing Plan

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 Saturday.  

Along with much needed direct federal support that U.S. Senator Bob ...

'Smart, Innovative Plans' Guiding Reopening of NJMVC, Murphy Says

June 6, 2020

TRENTON, NJ -- Gov. Phil Murphy and Chief Administrator Sue Fulton of the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission (MVC) on Friday announced plans for a phased reopening of MVC facilities to the public following closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The reopening will proceed in a way that safeguards public health and safety, bringing many changes and improved efficiencies to MVC ...

Murphy Fears George Floyd Protests Could Mean Coronavirus Spike in NJ 

NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy on Friday kept up his praise for New Jersey residents marching for George Floyd, but admitted he was concerned over a spike in COVID-19 cases as a result of the crowds.

“Yes, I’m concerned but it’s not a reason not to protest,” the governor said this afternoon at the George Washington Ballroom in Trenton at his daily press ...

844-ReachNJ Available 24 hours a Day to Help New Jersey Residents with Substance Use Disorders

June 6, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – New Jersey Human Services Commissioner Carole Johnson reminded residents struggling with substance use that they can call 1-844-ReachNJ to speak with live trained counselors ready to offer assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

“We want to remind people struggling with addiction and substance use issues that you are not alone,” ...

Restaurant Business Down, NJ Distributors Are Selling Straight to Consumers

May 31, 2020

Duck legs confit. Waygu burgers. Anduille sausage. These items from meat supplier D’Artagnan typically would be headed to restaurants, but due to COVID-19 much of it is on its way to homes, instead.

“We got into this because the restaurants disappeared,” said D’Artagnan President Andy Wertheim. “This is a question of finding another way to get the product into ...

New Jersey Date Night: Chicken Restaurants That Sizzle

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

Before you know it, our date nights can actually happen at a table in a restaurant! As New Jersey begins to slowly emerge from stay-at-home rules, couples are itching to get our and experience something hot. How about something sizzling found in a basket, on a plate or inside a bucket?

When it comes to ...