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Dr. Singh of BMC is presented with thank you bags by Business Administrator Melissa Mathews on behalf of the city.

Thanking front-line workers

Thank you bags were distributed to front-line workers in front of Bayonne Medical Center. The gifts were courtesy of contributions from Bayonne citizens.

Bergen County surpasses Hudson County for most COVID-19 cases

Bergen County has surpassed Hudson County for the highest number of COVID-19 cases in the state, as of June 10. Bergen County currently has 18,667, and Hudson County has 18,647.

For more pandemic statistics, visit https://covid19.nj.gov

NJ State Trooper from Bayonne allegedly stalked female motorist

Trooper Michael Patterson, a 28, from Bayonne, was charged with the criminal offenses of 3rd degree deprivation of civil rights, 4th degree stalking, and 4th degree tampering with public records.

An investigation revealed that on January 28, Patterson conducted a stop of a female motorist on the New Jersey Turnpike at approximately 9:30 p.m.

He allegedly conducted a second, unwarranted stop when she exited at Exit 11.

Patterson allegedly made unwanted advances on the woman, allegedly disabling the Digital In-Vehicle Recorder (DIVR) in his vehicle to prevent his conduct from being recorded.

It is further alleged that he followed her to her home in his patrol vehicle.

The charges are merely accusations. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Bayonne firefighters extinguish porch fire on West 20th Street

At 11:03 a.m., the Bayonne Fire Department was dispatched to 85 West 20th Street for a reported structure fire, according to Fire Chief Keith Weaver.

Units found fire on the second floor front porch. Weaver said firefighters used a handline to extinguish the blaze, which was declared under control in approximately ten minutes.

Damage was contained to the porch area, Weaver said. The Bayonne Building Department allowed all occupants to return home. The blaze is not considered suspicious, and no injuries were reported.

Hoverboard rider killed in Bayonne collision

A Bayonne man was struck and killed while riding a hoverboard in the city on June 7.

Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez announced the investigation on June 8.

The victim, 40, was identified as Matthew Anderson. He was struck in the area of 40th Street and Avenue C.

He was pronounced deceased at 3:27 p.m. at the Jersey City Medical Center. The driver, a 23-year-old man, stayed at the scene.

No charges have been filed at this time. Anyone with information should call the Hudson County Prosecutor at 201-915-1345.

An anonymous tip can be left at: http://www.hudsoncountyprosecutorsofficenj.org/homicide-

All information will be kept confidential.

Recreation summer jobs applications available

Applications will be available at the front entrance of city hall, beginning from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Applications may be returned to the Recreation drop box at the front entrance of City hall.

The deadline is June 26.

Jobs include camp counselors at the Recreation day camps and a pool attendant or lifeguard at the Thomas DiDomenico Municipal Pool at 16th Street Park. Lifeguards must be certified.

Applicants must have completed their freshman year of high school to apply. Applicants must be Bayonne residents.

For more information, contact Pete Amadeo at 201-858-6129 or email BAYONNEREC@AOL.COM.

Orange and purple zone parking permit deadline is June 30

Permits can be renewed online or by mail by June 30.

The Orange Zone is anchored by the 8th Street Light Rail Station. The Purple Zone covers the southern end of the First Ward near the Bayonne Bridge.

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