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School district poised to stay virtual until the end of February Superintendent John Niesz...

The Bayonne School District may remain virtual until the end of next month, according to Superintendent John Niesz. "I hope 2021 finds you and your families well," Niesz said in a letter to the community....

Thou shalt not speak! Hudson County Commissioners move to limit public comment

Those who wish to address the Hudson County Board of Commissioners on non-agenda items could see their time cut if the board adopts a recently-introduced ordinance on second reading. The ordinance would limit all public...

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Food bank open The Highways Food Bank at 155 Broadway is open Monday through Friday, except holidays, from noon until 3 p.m. When coming to the food bank for the first time, bring a photo ID...

Deconstructing the COVID-19 vaccine No serious side effects; should be effective against new virus...

On Dec. 22, Bayonne Medical Center personnel, including Chief Hospital Executive Dr. Vijay Singh, began receiving the Moderna vaccine under Phase 1A. Singh said a survey of hospital personnel across the state determined how many...

Patience prescribed amid COVID-19 vaccine rollout City must restock before making more appointments

Mayor James Davis said that those over 65 and those who are age 16-64 at high risk can now receive the vaccine. Davis met with the city’s COVID-19 vaccination committee to organize distribution efforts. Bayonne Medical...

Hudson County Vaccine Distribution Center reaches new milestone

Since opening last month the Hudson County Vaccine Distribution Center has now administered 94 percent of the vaccines it has received, well above the state’s recommended 60 percent threshold. On Friday, Jan. 15, it began...

High-risk individuals can now get vaccinated Phase 1B is in full swing

As of Jan. 14, those who can receive the COVID-19 vaccine expanded from hospital personnel, long-term care facility residents and staff, and first responders to include individuals at high risk. On Jan. 8, law enforcement...

90-year-old bells will toll again The City of Bayonne saved the bells from St....

As St. Joseph’s Syriac Catholic Church was being demolished, the city stepped in to save its historic church bells. The bells, more than 90 years old, will now find a new home. The demolition of...

Bayonne to rename street after the late Rev. H. Gene Sykes Sykes was the...

Bayonne has moved to rename a street after the late Rev. H. Gene Sykes of Friendship Baptist Church. In April of 2020, Sykes passed away from COVID-19. He was 78. Sykes's death was one of...

‘Twin-demic’ avoided after weak flu season Staff at Bayonne Medical Center were relieved when...

Bayonne Medical Center was one of many hospitals across the country braced for a “twin-demic” this winter. Thankfully, the worst was avoided. In an interview with the Bayonne Community News, Chief Hospital Executive Dr. Vijay...
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