Government

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Reiterating a previous statement by Business Administrator Terrence Malloy to Bayonne property owners that “there are means to redress any errors made” in regard to the 2019 revaluation of property values, city officials offered a clarification Wednesday that the informal appeal ...

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BAYONNE, NJ- Following accepted protocols related to social distancing an in efforts to help slow the spread of COVID-19, Bayonne City Hall will be closed to the public starting Monday.  City employees will continue to service the public by phone and mail between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne Mayor Jimmy Davis announced that a second Bayonne resident has died from COVID-19. In a phone message to residents Davis said that the 75-year-old woman passed away Thursday, a day before her test came back showing she had the virus. “The reason that we have been taking ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - A contract with Liberty Humane Society to continue its animal control work in Bayonne was extended for six months. The action was taken by the Bayonne City Council at their meeting on March 18.  Caught between the wishes of groups dedicated to proper treatment of animals – in ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - While observers closely watch the number of coronavirus cases in Hudson County and beyond, Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise also has his eyes set on another set of figures: response rates to Census 2020. The stakes, including access to trillions of dollars in federal funding, ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Although the outbreak of coronavirus postponed the regular meeting of the Bayonne Housing Authority, trustees are expected to consider, and possibly vote on, a resolution that would offer fire insurance to its tenants. John R. Cupo, a member of the BHA board, said the policies, ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - The Bayonne Public Library is being targeted for a major upgrade with the help of a $2 million NJ Library Construction Bond grant. According to City Law Director Jay Coffey, under the plan the city would use a combination of municipal bonds and library funds to cover $1 million of ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - The Bayonne City Council voted to confirm Melissa Mathews to serve as the city’s first woman business administrator, replacing Terrence Malloy will be retiring at the end of April.  Malloy has served in Bayonne government for 38 years. The Wednesday vote was unanimous although ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Work has started on the second phase of Dennis Collins Park improvements. Named for the former Bayonne mayor, the park partially stands on a site that includes the former Uncle Milty’s amusement park and includes the city’s World War II Memorial, playgrounds, Brady’s Dock, Little ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - In an effort to comply with a state mandate to upgrade its water delivery system, the Bayonne City Council is set to take action allowing the city to enter into two easement agreements with property owners in Kearny and Jersey City. Twin aqueducts that carry water to Bayonne from ...

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BAYONNE, NJ- The Bayonne City Council is set to consider an ordinance to rezone three parcels of property where the Bayonne Medical Center currently sits. The new ordinance would limit future use of the space, where under current regulations commercial or residential development could take ...

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WASHINGTON, DC - While his staff will continue handling the wide range of issues that often come before them, Congressman Albio Sires has asked constituents to call his offices to set up appointments before coming in. This comes in response to established protocols announced to help slow the spread ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Following the advice of federal and state health officials and in efforts to help stop the spread of COVID-19, coronavirus, Mayor Jimmy Davis has announced various temporary changes to operation inside Bayonne City Hall. “Reducing the size of crowds waiting in hallways for services ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - While there are no known cases of the COVID-19 virus in Bayonne, Mayor Jimmy Davis said in a robocall on Thursday, he has made the decision to declare a State of the Emergency to prepare for any that may materialize.   “We are entering a period, hopefully a short period, where all ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - With the results complete for the residential property portion of the 2019 reevaluation of assessments in Bayonne, most homeowners will see decreased, or level, property tax bills in 2020. City officials said last week that about 35 percent of residential properties will see an ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Legislation championed by Assemblyman Nicholas Chiaravalloti (D-Bayonne/Jersey City) at the behest of his nine-year-old son was unanimously approved by the General Assembly on Monday. The bill, A-853, previously introduced during the previous legislative session, would prohibit ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Following similar actions by Hoboken and Jersey City, the Bayonne city council introduced an ordinance Thursday that would create a hospital zone to ensure that the current site of the Bayonne Medical Center would continue to be used as a hospital should the current hospital operators ...

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NEW YORK, NY - Just one day after the Bayonne City Council agreed that they’d take a vote on the issue at their next meeting, The Port Authority Board of Commissioners approved the lease with the City of Bayonne for a parcel of property at the Port Jersey–Port Authority Marine Terminal, formerly ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - The Bayonne City Council is expected to approve a lease agreement with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, including the construction of a $1.6 million terminal for the south side of the former Military Ocean Terminal, at their February 19 meeting. The terminal will host ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - One former city council candidate is crying foul in regards tax breaks given to some residents in the First Ward. Following a 2016 authorization by the Bayonne City Council, a number of homes near the Bayonne Bridge saw temporary 20 percent tax reductions during heavy construction ...

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TRENTON, NJ  - Bayonne Assemblyman Nicholas Chiaravalloti will serve as Majority Whip for the current session of the New Jersey Legislature, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin and Majority Leader Louis Greenwald announced Wednesday. “While we are committed to work to get what we’re passionate about ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Legislation by Assemblyman Nicholas Chiaravalloti (D-Bayonne/Jersey City) that would require the New Jersey Attorney General to report bias intimidation offenses to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for inclusion in their annual report on hate crimes cleared a major hurdle on ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Not a lot of people are aware that the Bayonne Police Department was one of the first in the nation to use police radios.  This was one of the reasons why Bayonne resident Robert Archibald was concerned when he saw the plaque commemorating the fact missing from Francis G.

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