Government

May 6, 2021

BAYONNE, NJ - National disasters don’t always bring out the best in people. Often, unscrupulous characters seek to take advantage of people during tough times. As more people across the United States and the State of New Jersey are rolling up their sleeves to protect themselves against COVID-19, ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - With the approval of a grace period by the Bayonne City Council, second quarter property tax payments are due on Monday, May 10, the Bayonne Tax Collector’s Office has announced.  Payments made by that date will avoid a late fee.   Property owners may pay their taxes by mail or ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - The City of Bayonne has set aside $95 million towards the possible purchase of the property which is currently home to the Bayonne Medical Center, Jay Coffey, Bayonne’s Law Director has confirmed.  “This is if or when the HCIA decides to move ahead with condemning the property ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - After more than a year of virtual meetings, the Bayonne City Council will begin holding in person meetings again in May. The City Council meetings, as well as those of other boards, went virtual last April after a state of emergency was declared due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - One year after being appointed as the city’s first woman business administrator, Melissa Mathews has filed a civil suit in Hudson County Superior Court claiming she has been subject to harassment. The suit contends that beginning in or about July 2019 and continuing to the present, ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ – Citing the remarkably slow pace of vaccinations in Hudson County, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez called on Governor Murphy to find a way to improve rates here in New Jersey’s fourth-most populous county.   “I respectfully request your partnership to ensure the county is not left ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - After waiting for the state to finally pass its legislation allowing for legal recreational marijuana, the Bayonne City Council used part of their March 17 meeting to adopt the first in what will be a series of ordinances that will allow for cultivation and sales in Bayonne. The ...

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BAYONNE, NJ — In rejecting bids for the reconstruction of Holy Family into a Head Start Facility, the city council on March 17 asked for a better accounting of money already spent, as well as a review of bid specifications. Council President Sharon Ashe-Nadrowski said the bids submitted for the ...

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BURLINGTON, NJ -- First Lady Dr. Jill Biden made her first stop in her national "Help is Here" tour in South Jersey on Monday to underscore the benefits of the recently enacted American Recovery Act just days after President Joe Biden signed it into law. Governor Phil Murphy, United States Senators ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - For the first time in half a century, there will be a U.S. Senate office here in Hudson County, as Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) officially opened his new location in the Harborside area of Jersey City. A Hudson County native, Menendez is moving his office to "America's Golden ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Legislation seeking to take confusion out of the ticket validation process when riding NJ light rail was approved by the Assembly Transportation and Independent Authorities Committee on Monday. “There’s no reason for someone who rightfully bought a light rail ticket but failed to ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne’s tax assessor has issued letters to all groups in Bayonne that have tax-exempt status, asking them to provide evidence that property they own still has a tax-exempt use, TAPinto Bayonne has learned. Under the state’s Uniformity Clause property used exclusively for ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Rosemarie Martinez made history Wednesday when the Bayonne City Council voted unanimously to officially name her as the city’s tax collector. With the appointment, Martinez is the first Hispanic in the history of the City of Bayonne to hold the position. Martinez previously worked ...

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WASHINGTON, DC- Rep. Albio Sires (D-NJ-08) voted to advance legislative proposals including nearly $100 billion in support for transportation workers and communities devastated by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as part of President Biden’s American Rescue Plan. Specifically, the $100 billion ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Joe Doria has been off the political scene for more than a decade, but much of what he did during his long career as an assemblyman, state senator, mayor and head of one New Jersey’s key state government departments, is still being felt today. “What we did back then was to set the ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - With a new state law governing recreational marijuana sales still uncertain, the Bayonne City Council agreed at their Wednesday meeting to postpone an ordinance establishing local regulations on the matter. Councilman Gary LaPelusa said he was uncomfortable voting to adopt an ...

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BAYONNE/JERSEY CITY, NJ - A package of bills to help the hearing-impaired by expanding Medicaid Programs and enhancing communications between law enforcement and the Deaf community introduced by Bayonne and Jersey City legislators Assembly Nicholas Chiaravalloti and Angela McKnight were approved by ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - The Bayonne City Council will hold a public hearing on an ordinance related to the soon-to-be legalization of cannabis for recreational use at their January 20 meeting.  The council introduced the ordinance, one that Bayonne’s Law Director Jay Coffey said mirrored what the State of ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - (UPDATED at 1:45 p.m.) In the days following an almost surreal scene at Hoboken’s Malibu Diner, in which demonstrators protested a fundraiser for Hudson County Freeholder Anthony Romano Tuesday, the topic of Hudson County’s renewed contract with federal Immigration & Custom ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - A change in the traffic flow due to reconstruction of the NJ Turnpike interchange in Bayonne has made it more difficult to cross Avenue C at 49th Street, according to advocates for people with disabilities. Claiming the new traffic pattern makes it almost impossible for people in ...

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BAYONNE and JERSEY CITY, NJ - Jersey City and Bayonne may be among the first libraries in the state to receive funding for improvements under the New Jersey Library Construction Bond Act. The two libraries were among 38 projects around the state recommended to receive a portion of the $87.5 ...

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BLACKWOOD, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy abruptly left a press briefing Wednesday after learning that an individual with whom he was in close proximity on Saturday has tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus). Murphy, 63, was hosting an outdoor press briefing at the student center of Camden County ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Nearly three months after being injured at his job Councilman Sal Gullace made his first appearance at the Oct. 14 meeting of the legislative body, if only remotely. The affable Gullace, who also works as inspector for the Hudson County Improvement Authority, has undergone 13 ...

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BAYONNE, NJ -.As a Land Use Administrator for the City of Bayonne, Lillian Glazewski’s name, attached to countless public notices, has appeared in the newspaper almost as frequently as those of the elected officials she has worked for. But this will become a thing of the past as Glazewski ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - With just days to go before the President Trump imposed stop date for the 2020 US Census, the Hudson County Census Team was out in force Sunday encouraging every local resident who hasn't already to submit their response. In an effort that’s already been stymied by the onslaught of ...

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WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Albio Sires (D-08-NJ) has announced his reintroduction of the Community Parks Revitalization Act, legislation that would provide federal support for parks across the country through matching grant programs and secured loans. “In New Jersey’s 8th District, our parks ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne officials and supporters are hopeful they will be celebrating a homecoming soon for Second Ward Councilman Sal Gullace. Gullace is expected to be transferred to a rehabilitation facility this weekend before returning home to Bayonne. I talked to him this morning,” John R.

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BAYONNE, NJ -The 2020 budget adopted by the Bayonne City Council in July will result in a one percent increase in local taxes to property owners. The $143.2 million budget was up from the $140.9 million budget in 2019. The budget, which was calculated prior to the COVID-19 shut down, does not ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - If you had trouble tuning into the city council’s public hearing on the city budget last month, you were not alone, city officials and some residents have said. Less than a minute after Bayonne City Council members stood for the Pledge of Allegiance, Law Director Jay Coffey stopped ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Any discussion about the change of names of streets or parks named after him, or the removal of statues bearing his likeness, should include members of the Italian community, said Nicholas J. Grillo, President of the Jersey City Columbus Day Parade Committee. After seeing ...

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