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CarePoint Health Set to Resume Elective Surgeries

May 26, 2020

JERSEY CITY, NJ- Having functioned as “the frontline hospitals” in caring for patients with COVID infections since March, Hudson County’s Christ Hospital Medical Center, Bayonne Medical Center and Hoboken University Medical Center, are set to resume elective surgical services on Tuesday, according to a statement by CarePoint Health.

The decision comes after Governor Phil ...

New Jerseyans Well Informed About COVID-19, Majority Taking Appropriate Actions: Rutgers-Eagleton Poll

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -- New Jerseyans are well-informed about COVID-19, including how it is transmitted, its major symptoms, what to do if infected, which populations are most at risk, and how to take preventative action, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll.


Most New Jerseyans are well aware of how the virus is transmitted: 97% correctly answer that being in close ...

Christ Hospital Introduces Innovative Breathing Treatment in Fight Against COVID

JERSEY CITY, NJ - CarePoint Health officials have announced the arrival of an innovative new therapy in their fight against the global health crisis that has dominated their patient care since March. Christ Hospital is now the first hospital in Hudson County to offer ECMO (Extracorporal Membrane Oxygenation) therapy for the treatment of COVID patients who are experiencing respiratory ...

Bayonne Businessmen Bring Innovation to Fight Against Coronavirus

BAYONNE, NJ - Four prominent Bayonne businessmen donated 15 advanced respirators to Bayonne Medical Center to help save the lives of people struck with COVID-19 virus.

The four men Dr. Paul Hirso, a psychiatrist, Jean-Malo Ribault, an engineer, Richard Van Kiet, a computer technician, and David Nadolski, a project manager, put aside another project to develop an inexpensive respirator that ...

New Owners of Bayonne Hospital Donate Masks to City Residents

BAYONNE, NJ - To celebrate International Nurses Day and to honor the service and commitment of more than 300 nurses at Bayonne Medical Center, BMC Hospital LLC donated 1,000 face coverings for Bayonne residents.

BMC Hospital LLC announced that they had signed a letter of intent to purchase Bayonne Medical Center, and on the same day as the donation announced they’d be changing the ...

New Owners to Rename Bayonne Medical Center

BAYONNE, NJ - Representatives of BMC Hospital LLC, the proposed buyers of the Bayonne Medical Center, said the facility will be a new name: Bayonne Hospital. “But since many of you still called it that it isn’t much of a change,” said co-owner Gregg Rock, during an event held on the hospital’s front lawn Tuesday.

BMC signed a letter of intent to buy the 130-year-old ...

Can COVID-19 Affect Pregnancy? A Health Expert Weigh In

NEW BRUNSWICK - As COVID-19 spreads globally - there have been more than 2.3 million cases confirmed worldwide with about 160,000 deaths - pregnant women are concerned about how it could affect them and their unborn children.

Justin Brandt, an assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology in the Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, discusses ...

Judy Persichilli is Leading New Jersey's Battle Against COVID-19

On Super Bowl Sunday, Judy Persichilli was on an emergency call with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“It was just before the kickoff when I learned that the next day, Feb. 3, we could expect 350 travelers who had passed through China to land at Newark Liberty International Airport,” the state health commissioner said.

Her task: to comply with an executive order ...


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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 ...

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

May 27, 2020

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 ...

Murphy: Graduation Ceremonies Are Back On, Professional Sports Teams Can Start Practicing

TRENTON, NJ - Class of 2020, grab your caps, gowns and get ready for the pomp and circumstance of a live graduation ceremony.

Gov. Phil Murphy announced at his daily COVID-19 press briefing Tuesday that outdoor graduation ceremonies adhering to appropriate health and safety guidelines can be held beginning July 6.

"We want them to celebrate and be celebrated by their ...

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 ...

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

May 23, 2020

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, ...

NJ Bars Still Closed, but Now You Can Get That Cocktail to Go

NEW JERSEY — Bars and restaurants with liquor licenses in the Garden State have been able to sell alcohol in its original containers during the COVID-19 crisis. Now, thanks to legislation signed by Gov. Phil Murphy before the weekend, they can sell mixed drinks for pick up and delivery, too.

Craft distilleries, which operate under a different kind of license, can also sell ...