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City Council Moves Forward on Plan to Protect Healthcare in Bayonne

May 18, 2020

BAYONNE, NJ - Members of the Bayonne City Council moved forward on efforts to protect health care delivery in the city when they adopted an ordinance Wednesday to rezone three parcels of land that hold Bayonne Medical Center for hospital use only.

The approval of the ordinance comes as Alaris Healthcare, the owner of the property, has filed suit against the City of Bayonne to prevent the ...

Sires Votes in Favor of HEROES Act

WASHINGTON, DC - The federal government has to do more to in the way of financial assistance to help lift communities, health care providers, workers, and families out of the economic downturn brought on by the spread of COVID-19, Congressman Albio Sires said Friday with his vote in favor of the Heroes Act.

The legislation, introduced by House Democrats, was passed by a vote of 208-199 and now ...

Bayonne City Council Votes to File Tax Appeals on Behalf of Impacted Property Owners

BAYONNE, NJ -Citing mistakes in how some homes had tax amounts assigned to them as part of the recent citywide reassessment, the Bayonne City Council acted Wednesday to file tax appeals on behalf of impacted homeowners. The initial deadline to file an appeal was extended to May 1 as a result of the COVID-19 public health crisis.

To date, about 100 properties are affected, but this number could ...

$20,000 to Establish Bayonne Community Foodbank

BAYONNE, NJ - The Bayonne City Council voted Wednesday to authorize the expenditure of $20,000 to create a foodbank. The funding comes from money set aside in the Community Development Block Grants administered through the Bayonne Equal Opportunity Foundation.

“We’re setting up a city-wide community foodbank to help those impacted by COVID-19,” said Council President Sharon ...

Zoning Change Prompts Lawsuit by Alaris Healthcare

BAYONNE, NJ - Alaris Healthcare has filed suit against the City of Bayonne over an ordinance the city adopted that rezoned Bayonne Medical Center property for hospital use only.

The ordinance rezoned three parcels of property – which currently have either commercial or residential zoning – to be used exclusively as the site of a hospital.

This lawsuit, local officials say, ...

Sires Casts Vote for Enhanced Stimulus Act, Slams GOP Leader for Suggesting States Go Bankrupt

WASHINGTON, DC - Saying that the bill contained numerous important provisions that he and his Democratic colleagues fought hard to include, Rep. Albio Sires (D-NJ-08) voted in favor of an interim stimulus package, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act, that went before the House of Representatives Thursday.

The bill funds and improves the previously enacted Paycheck ...

Assemblywoman Angela McKnight Joins Colleagues in Streaming Effort to Keep Residents Informed

JERSEY CITY, NJ – A group of New Jersey legislators recently kicked off a weekly Facebook Live series to help keep residents safe, healthy and informed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

With New Jersey under a near shutdown state, Assemblywoman Angela McKnight (D-31), Assemblywoman Shanique Speight (D-29) and Assemblywoman Britnee Timberlake (D-34) sought to find a way to stay connected with ...

Mayor Davis Credits Residents in Coronavirus Battle

BAYONNE, NJ - Mayor Jimmy Davis offered his gratitude to Bayonne residents who have abided by social distancing measures and supported efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Acknowledging that the past five weeks have been difficult, horrific, and burdensome, Davis said that “everything we’ve done, everything we’ve gone through, and everything we’ve sacrificed is ...

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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, ...