Family of drowned teens files tort claim
The family of two teen brothers that drowned in the Lincoln Community School pool earlier this month have filed two torts claim totaling $100 million, with attorneys for the family arguing the tragedy was “100 percent preventable.” 16-year-old Jack Jiang, a junior at Bayonne High School, and 19-year-old Chu Ming Zheng, who graduated from Bayonne High School last year, drowned on June 8. A tort claim is a precursor to a lawsuit that must be filed within 90 days of the incident, in which a legal claim can be made. Look out for a story on this in the future at: hudsonreporter.com.
Annual cigar night a smokin’ success
The Bayonne Chapter of Unico recently enjoyed their 30th Annual Cigar Night. The event was held at Chandelier Catering and was well attended, including Unico National Vice President Ralph Contini who thanked the Bayonne chapter for the great work they are doing in the community.
Bayonne council scraps redevelopment plan over Conrail parcel
Bayonne has sent a redevelopment plan for a long-vacant industrial site back to the drawing board. The Bayonne City Council withdrew an ordinance for the original redevelopment plan of the 140-acre former Exxon site along the Kill van Kull at its May meeting. According to Law Director Jay Coffey, the crux of the withdrawal was the inclusion of a parcel of land owned by Conrail.
Light rail service resumes after electrical issue
Light rail service in Bayonne is running again. On Friday, June 17, Hudson-Bergen Light Rail service to Bayonne ceased due to fallen wires on the train during a particularly hot rush hour.
Read the full story at: hudsonreporter.com/2022/06/20/light-rail-service-resumes-in-bayonne-after-electrical-wire-problem.
County’s vaccine task force begins pediatric vaccinations
Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise and the Hudson County Vaccine Task Force have announced that they are ready to begin distributing COVID-19 vaccines to children ages six months and up beginning Wednesday, June 21. The move follows the recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on June 18 to expand vaccine eligibility to children 5 years and younger. Parents in Hudson County can begin registering for an appointment today, June 21, and county officials urge them to make sure that all eligible members of their families get vaccinated as soon as possible.
Summer movies at the library
The Bayonne Public Library is offering a series of free afternoon and evening summer movies on Wednesdays from July 6 through August 31 at 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. in the O’Connor Gallery on the second floor of the library at 31st Street and Avenue C. All of the movies scheduled for the library have been released in the last two years. The films to be shown include movies for adults in the afternoons and films for children and families in the evenings.
Read the full story at: hudsonreporter.com/2022/06/23/bayonne-announces-summer-movies-at-the-library.