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Child Operating Scooter Strikes Car, Incident Leads to Father's Arrest

May 25, 2020

BAYONNE, NJ - A seven-year-old Bayonne boy who is said to have driven his two-wheeled, motorized, scooter off of a sidewalk and into a passing car set off a chain of events Sunday that ended in the youth’s father in handcuffs.

According to Captain Eric Amato, members of the Bayonne Police Department were called to the area of 24th Street at approximately 7:00 p.m. on a report of a ...

Nailed: New York Man Arrested After Fight Involving Weapon

BAYONNE, NJ - A 41-year-old New York man was arrested Saturday after he was involved in a fight in the area of 21st Street and Broadway.

According to Captain Eric Amato, members of the Bayonne Police Department responded to the scent at approximately 9:00 a.m. on the report of a fight involving a knife. Upon arrival, the fight had already ended and both parties were separated. Responding ...

Cause of Deadly Blaze Remains Under Investigation

JERSEY CITY, NJ - Though it doesn’t appear to be suspicious at this time, Hudson County Esther Suarez has confirmed that the Hudson County Regional Arson Task Force is continuing to investigate the cause of a fire that claimed the life of 98-year-old Maria Teti on Sunday.

As previously reported, members of the Bayonne Fire Department responded to a report of fire at 18 E. 16th Street ...

Five Bayonne Teens Arrested in April Shooting

BAYONNE, NJ - Five Bayonne teenagers, two of them minors, have been arrested in connection with a shooting incident that took place on April 12, Bayonne Police officials announced Tuesday.

According to Captain Eric Amato, on the day of the incident members of the Bayonne Police Department responded to the area of 21st Street and Kennedy Boulevard on a report of shots fired at approximately ...

Need Another Reason to Lock You Car Doors?

BAYONNE, NJ - A Bayonne man was arrested in the early hours of Sunday after police say surveillance footage from a nearby home showed him attempting to gain entry into tow parked vehicles in the area of West 39th Street.

According to Captain Eric Amato, Jose A. Quinones, 52, was taken into custody at approximately 1:13 a.m. and found to be in possession of a “pocket full of loose change ...

One Dead as Blaze Rips Through 16th Street Home

BAYONNE, NJ - A Bayonne woman is dead after a fire burned through a 16th Street home on Sunday.

According to Deputy Fire Chief William Bartos, members of the Bayonne Fire Department were called to the home at approximately 6:15 p.m. and immediately confronted with heavy fire and smoke conditions in the two-story wood structure.

While two of the home’s occupants were removed from the ...

45 Residents Lose Homes in Thursday Afternoon Fire

BAYONNE, NJ - 45 people were displaced by a Thursday afternoon fire that spread through a residential building at 482 Kennedy Blvd., necessitating its eventual demolition.

According to Bayonne Fire Chief Keith Weaver, members of the Bayonne Fire Department responded to the call at approximately 12:50 p.m. and were immediately confronted with heavy fire and smoke on the second floor, ...

Bayonne Man Leads Police on High Speed Pursuit Before Being Arrested

BAYONNE, NJ - A Bayonne man led local police on a high speed pursuit into Jersey City early Tuesday before being arrested and charged with a number of drugs related offenses.

According to Captain Eric Amato, the incident began just after 12:30 a.m. when Bayonne police attempted to conduct a motor vehicle stop of the suspect, Zachary H. Nemiri, 22, in the area of 47th Street and JFK ...

Foot Chase Ends in Three Arrests, Recovery of Loaded Handgun

BAYONNE, NJ - Two New York men and a Bayonne man, one said to be armed with a loaded semi-automatic weapon, were arrested by members of the Bayonne Police Department early Monday, according to law enforcement officials.

Captain Eric Amato reported that the incident began shortly after midnight when officers responded to the area of West 55th street on a report of a suspicious man checking ...

Open Parks, Closed Restrooms Make for a Messy Situation

TRENTON, NJ - Nature calls, but you might want to be careful how you answer it...

In this afternoon's daily COVID-19 briefing, Col. Patrick Callahan of the New Jersey State Police commented about the, "inordinate" amount of human waste generated at parks statewide following the reopening of public spaces across the Garden State.

While parks have been given the greenlight ...


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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 ...