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Sibrena Geraldino named Bayonne’s Woman of the Year Sibrena Geraldino has been named Bayonne’s Woman of the Year. She was presented with a plaque and medal in Mayor James Davis’s office. Sibrena is the first African-American...

Countywide calls to remove Columbus tributes

Statues of famous figures are being taken down across the country as protests against historical injustices. In Hudson County residents are calling for the removal of Christopher Columbus statues and the renaming of streets...

‘Say her name!’

“We demand justice in all types of weather,” Camille High said, urging residents to come to a candlelight vigil at 16th Street Park despite the on-and-off rain showers on June 30. Just as the vigil...

NJ Department of Health denies expedited transfer of Bayonne Medical Center operations

With each passing week, new revelations unfold in the ongoing Hudson County hospital crisis. On June 24, the New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) denied BMC Hospital LLC’s request for an expedited review of...

Bayonne man arrested after allegedly stabbing another man’s face

Joseph Matusaitis, 53, was arrested by the Bayonne Police Department after an incident in which he allegedly stabbed another man’s face. Matusaitis was charged with aggravated assault, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose,...

Bayonne residents petition for Alonso to resign

Bayonne residents continue to call on Board of Education Trustee Michael Alonso to resign over his social media comments that many consider racist and an incitement to violence. On June 29, concerned citizens gathered for...

Reopening Carefully

Businesses in Bayonne are reopening carefully and gradually in accordance with state policy.  We urge you to shop and dine in in Bayonne to support our local businesses and their employees. Last week, local videographer...

Bayonne establishes fireworks task force

As the use of fireworks plagues residents across Hudson County at all hours of the night, municipalities have responded by creating fireworks task forces to combat the issue. Bayonne is the latest city to...

Bayonne COVID-19 cases drop below 400, recoveries top 700

As New Jersey continues Phase 2 of reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Phil Murphy has consistently said the data drives his decisions to move forward with reopening. In Bayonne, COVID-19 data continues to...

Bayonne man sentenced to 18 months for tax evasion and bankruptcy fraud

On June 29, a Bayonne man was sentenced to 18 months in prison for tax evasion and bankruptcy fraud, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced. Patrick Franconeri, 57, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Brian R....
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