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Bayonne City Council Approves Contract for Road Construction Leading to Ferry

May 17, 2020

BAYONNE, NJ - While plans to launch ferry service between Bayonne and Manhattan in September may be delayed as a result of COVID-19, the Bayonne City Council is still working to bring the new transportation option to the community.

On Wednesday members of the body voted to approve an agreement between LEG Bayonne Owner LLC and the Port Authority for the construction of a north/south connector ...

State Creates Web Portal for Unemployment Claims

NEW JERSEY - A web portal has been created by the State Department of Labor that will allow residents to contact the Department of Labor directly. The effort, state officials said, comes after more than 850,000 new unemployment claims have been filed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The record number of claims, New Jersey Labor Commissioner Robert Asaro-Angelo said, ...

Council Approves 15-Year Tax Abatement Extension. 147 Apartment to Undergo Upgrades

BAYONNE, NJ - The owners of an East 12th Street apartment complex that provides affordable housing to nearly 150 Bayonne families was granted a 15-year extension to their existing tax abatement. The 4-1 vote came at the Bayonne City Council’s meeting on April 15. The extension is the second to an abatement that was originally approved in 1978.

Reflecting on his concerns when his ...

Redevelopment of Chris' Corner 'Turning Point' for Bayonne, Carroll Says

BAYONNE, NJ - A property on West 2nd Street where Chris’ Corner restaurant was previously located, is slated to become the site of a new condominium development.

The Bayonne City Council voted at its April 15 meeting to give the project as 15-year-tax abatement to the 12-unit building. But unlike nearly all the previous abatements awarded recently, city officials pointed out, this ...


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Census 2020: Jersey City Veteran Asks Neighbors to Spend Memorial Day Getting Counted

May 22, 2020

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Lifelong Jersey City resident Peter Busacca won’t be attending any backyard barbecues this weekend, and he won’t be joining his fellow veterans for parades or other ceremonies that usually mark the Memorial Day holiday. Instead, he is encouraging his neighbors, friends, and family to honor veterans in a very simple, and socially distant way- by completing the ...

County Officials Continue to Show Support for Local Healthcare

JERSEY CITY, NJ - In an effort to make certain that Hudson County retains adequate hospitals for its residents, the Hudson County Freeholders unanimously voted to authorize the Hudson County Improvement Authority to use eminent domain if necessary, to purchase properties in Bayonne, Jersey City and Hoboken.

This comes at a time when CarePoint Health has found new operators to take over ...

Freeholders Seek PPE Protection for High Rise Workers

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Hudson County Board of Freeholders passed a resolution at their Thursday meeting urging Governor Phil Murphy to require employers to provide personal protection equipment for high rise workers.

“We have many high-rise structures where building service workers and maintenance workers must come in contact with tenants all the time in an enclosed area,” said ...

NJ Medical Director On ‘Mask Droop Syndrome,’ COVID-19 Hospitalizations Slightly Up for 2nd Day

May 28, 2020

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 glasses fogging up [and] that it is difficult ...

Widespread Testing Signals 'Enormous’ Progress for NJ’s Road Back

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 Wednesday that while numbers continue to fall across the state, they’re ...

New Jersey to Launch Online Grocery Shopping for SNAP Recipients

May 20, 2020

TRENTON, NJ –  New Jerseyans enrolled in the state’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) will be able to use their benefits to order groceries online starting next week.  Online shopping will be available through Amazon and participating Walmarts, ShopRites and The Fresh Grocers.

NJ SNAP recipients will be able to use their benefits card to order ...

Congratulate Your Graduate with Milestones on TAPinto Bayonne

BAYONNE, NJ - With schools closed for the rest of the academic year and students missing out on a number of milestones, including kindergarten, eighth grade, high school, and college graduations,TAPinto Bayonne is offering parents of local students the opportunity to share their child's achievement with our readers.

The feature may include which schools your child attended ...

Mayor Davis, Police, Fire Department Say 'Happy Birthday Gabriel!'

May 18, 2020

Dear Editor,

This past Saturday was a beautiful day, made even more special by the love and caring shown to my nephew Gabriel by the City of Bayonne. Gabriel turned 4 that day. No party could be held this year due to the rules of social distancing, but his parents wanted to make the day special for him as our youngest members are feeling the effects of this quarantine but clearly cannot ...

New Jersey Date Night: Chicken Restaurants That Sizzle

May 28, 2020

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 ...

NJ’s CSAs Stepping Up to Provide Local Food During Pandemic

As people avoid going into grocery stores during the coronavirus pandemic, many in New Jersey are turning to CSAs as an alternate source for fresh food.

CSAs, or community supported agriculture programs, connect local farmers with consumers. They typically provide locally grown fruits, vegetables and herbs. Some also offer other kinds of locally produced foods, such as eggs, cheese, ...