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Bayonne Teens Charged with Threatening, Attacking 17-Year-Old

May 12, 2021

BAYONNE, NJ - Two Bayonne teens, 15 and 17, were taken into custody Tuesday after a 17-year-old male victim reported that while walking to school, he was approached from behind, pushed to the ground, and punched about the head. The attacker, the victim said, was the 15-year-old suspect.

Through the investigation it was reported that the victim received threatening phone messages from the ...

Watch Out for Telephone Scammers, Mayor Davis Warns

BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne residents have been warned to be wary of telephone scammers.

“In one attempted scam, fraudsters have telephoned Bayonne residents with requests for their Medicare identification numbers. Please do not give Medicare ID numbers, other personal information, or money to scammers,” Mayor Jimmy Davis warned, adding that with this information fraudsters attempt to ...

Body Found Wrapped in Tarp Near Bayonne Park Identified

BAYONNE, NJ - As reported previously in TAPinto Bayonne, the body of a man found in a tarp near Rutkowski Park in Bayonne was that of a missing New York City man, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez confirmed Wednesday.

According to a statement, the man, found lifeless by members of the Bayonne Police Department at approximately 4:30 p.m. on April 27, has been identified as Jose ...

Bayonne Man Arrested in Sexual Assault of Teen Girl

BAYONNE, NJ - A 36-year-old Bayonne man was arrested at his home just after 1:00 p.m. Monday and charged with sexually assaulting a 17- year-old female he interacted with earlier in the day. The arrest came after an investigation by the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office Special Victims Unit and Bayonne Police Department

According to Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez, Roberto ...

Do Not Approach Bayonne Murder Suspect, Prosecutor Warns

JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office is still seeking the public’s help in locating the whereabouts of the suspect wanted in connection with the death of a 29-year-old Bayonne man who was fatally stabbed on March 2.  

As previously reported, Elvis Santana, age 30, of Bayonne, has been charged with Murder, Possession of a Weapon for an Unlawful ...

Bayonne Man Scammed Would Be Tenants, Police Say

BAYONNE, NJ - A 41-year-old Bayonne man was arrested and charged with Theft by Deception after two would-be tenants reported paying the suspect more than $1000 each to sublet an apartment he advertised.

According to Captain Eric Amato, the investigation into the incidents begain on February 10 when the victims reported that they each paid Fils Kendamos the money at different ...

Bayonne Woman Attempted to Use Forged Paperwork in Rental Assistance Scheme, Police Say

BAYONNE, NJ - A 63-year-old Bayonne woman has been arrested and charged with several crimes related to her alleged attempt to defraud a program established to assist tenants who have fallen behind on their rental payments.

According to Captain Eric Amato, the investigation involving Diarye Nzaken began on March 16 when a representative of the Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation ...

Bayonne Business Owner Accused of Violating Employee's Civil Rights

TRENTON, NJ - A Bayonne business owner faces charges related to the discrimination of an employee on the basis of sexual orientation, Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced Tuesday. 

According to Grewal, the preliminary investigation substantiated the complaints of the employee at Professional Touch Dry Cleaning & Apparel Repair who said she had to quit her job as a counter person ...

Missing Cash a 'Sheer Betrayal of Sacred Oath,' Prosecutor Says

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — In what she called a “sheer betrayal and disgrace of the sacred oaths taken by those who wear a badge,” Hudson County Prosecutor Suarez has ordered an immediate internal affairs investigation into money that was recently discovered missing at the Prosecutor’s Office. 

In a statement released on Tuesday, Suarez revealed that various denominations ...

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez Continues to 'Be Part of the Change'

JERSEY CITY, NJ - On the Boulevard bus from Bayonne to Jersey City, a young Esther Suarez glanced out the window and saw a sign for a law firm reading “Suarez and Suarez.”  Every day, she told her mother that one day that would be her – eventually, her dreams would come true.

Suarez, now serving as the Hudson County Prosecutor, was sworn into her current position in July ...


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HCCC Students Awarded Prestigous 2021 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship

Hudson County Community College (HCCC) students Adoum Allamine and Pedro Moranchel have been chosen from 1,500 applicants nationwide to receive the 2021 Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship.

The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation recognizes exceptionally talented community college students seeking to complete baccalaureate degrees. Scholarship recipients are selected for their ...

Hudson County Officials to Mark End of Ramdan with Thursday Vaccination Clinic

May 12, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ -  The Hudson County Vaccine Task Force, along with Hudson Regional Health Commission, are partnering with The Islamic Council of Hudson County to bring a pop-up vaccination site to Lincoln Park on Thursday morning. The clinic is timed to coincide with Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday marking the end of Ramadan. Thousands of local Muslims are expected to gather together ...

Hudson County Residents Should Mark Calendar for May 12 Job Fair, County Executive DeGise Says

SECAUCUS, NJ - The Hudson County One Stop Career Development Center and the Hudson County Schools of Technology will be hosting a job fair on Wednesday, May 12 from 5 to 7 p.m.  at the Frank J. Gargiulo Campus in Secaucus. This will be the second job fair since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic., and follows November’s overwhelming successful event that drew over 300 ...

DeGise Calls for Patience Regarding ICE Detainees

HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Some Hudson County officials hope to get out of the 10-year contract with federal Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) renewed last year to house federal immigration detainees at the Hudson County Correctional Facility in Kearny.

The $120 in daily revenue the county receives for the service provided helps fund operations at the facility that has seen a decline in its ...

Gov. Murphy Extends Public Health Emergency, Keeps Mask Mandate in Place

May 16, 2021

TRENTON, NJ— For the 15th consecutive time, Gov. Phil Murphy has extended New Jersey’s public health emergency for another month, but acknowledges that it may be the last time the executive order is needed.

As state coronavirus metrics continue to trend in the right direction, Murphy said his administration is working with lawmakers on legislation that will end the COVID-19 ...

UPDATE: Colonial Pipeline Restarted Operation; Normal Delivery Rate Expected the Coming Days

NEW JERSEY — Colonial Pipeline Co. announced in a statement late Wednesday evening that the pipeline that was shutdown by a ransomware hack last week was going to restart and begin operating again. 

“Following this restart, it will take several days for the product delivery supply chain to return to normal. Some markets served by Colonial Pipeline may experience, or continue ...

New Jersey Date Night: Stroll Through These Gorgeous Gardens

May 13, 2021

New Jersey Date Night is a series on NJ Flavor by relationship writer Craig Rogers.

There’s always something growing in New Jersey, be it excitement for warmer weather or the flowers in everyone’s yard. Celebrating springtime in the Garden State requires a garden date. We have so many options at our fingertips — possibilities guaranteed to inspire romance and ...

Find Your Green Thumb: NJ Experts Offer Tips for Starting a Kitchen Garden

NEW JERSEY — They don’t call this The Garden State for nothing.

Want to bring out your inner green thumb this season? There’s no better time than now to get started on a kitchen garden.

“There is no mastery of gardening, you just get better at guessing,” said Bloomfield’s L. Be. Sholar, who offers gardening tips on her blog, Farm-Based ...

Learn How To Cook From Anywhere With These Online Classes

Cooking can be fun at any age, and learning new skills exercises your mind, especially as you get older. Whether you’re just finding your way around the kitchen or you’re a seasoned home chef, online cooking classes are a wonderful way to spend your day! From free courses featuring various dishes to lessons led by celebrity chefs, there are vast opportunities to satisfy just about any ...

Fighting Fatigue: How To Sleep Better And Longer

Getting a good night’s sleep plays a vital role in your overall health. Sleeping recharges your body and brain to help prepare and energize you for each new day. On the other hand, sleep deprivation can cause a slew of problems, including memory issues and an increased risk for car accidents.

According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults aged 26-64 need seven to nine hours of sleep ...

The Best Natural Deodorants for the Toughest Workouts

Chances are, your wellness journey includes some heavy-hitting workouts, and a good deodorant is key to feeling confident after every session. Mainstream products can contain harmful ingredients that may actually be blocking some of your body’s natural processes as well as potentially causing health problems down the road. If you’re ready to switch to a more natural product but are ...

Understanding SPF for Healthy Summer Skin

As we head outside to take advantage of the warmer weather, skincare and sun safety should be top priorities. While the sun’s rays provide countless benefits, the ultraviolet (or UV) components of sunlight are damaging to our skin. A sunburn from overexposure isn’t just temporarily painful - the UV rays that cause a burn are doing long-term damage to your skin cells that’s ...

Bringing Spring Inside: Adding Pops of Color in Every Room

As the weather warms up, spring colors are arriving in home décor trends. Whether you’re inviting guests over in person or continuing your distanced Zoom calls, you’ll want to incorporate pops of spring color into every room of your house. Fortunately, adding color doesn’t have to break the bank, and you can easily experiment with the best way to invigorate your spaces ...

Celebrating Mother’s Day: 4 Ways to Make Mom Feel Special

Mother’s Day is a wonderful time to tell the caregivers in your life how special they are. By highlighting Mom’s favorite things in your celebrations, you’ll be able to shine a light on everything unique about her. If you’re looking for interesting ways to host a Mother’s Day celebration for a group, big or small, here are four memorable events that will leave Mom ...

Is Your A/C Summer-Ready? 12 Things to Check Before the First Heat Wave

Soaking in the summer sun is part of the fun of the season. But if you don’t have a cool home to retreat to, that heat can start to feel overbearing. Make sure your A/C (or swamp cooler!) can handle any heat wave this summer with these 12 tips, plus guidance on how to know when to call in the pros.


Before beginning preparation steps for either an air conditioner or swamp ...

4 Unique and Meaningful Ways to Decorate for Mother’s Day

With Mother’s Day around the corner, it’s time to think about decorations that will brighten up your home as well as show Mom that she’s a unique, valued person in your family. With a few simple touches, it’s easy to create meaningful decorations that highlight the things that she loves best. Here are four great ways to add some color and style to Mom’s favorite ...