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Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation programs operate during the pandemic

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Bayonne Economic Opportunity Foundation (BEOF) has been working to help residents cope. Executive Director Samantha Howard announced that BEOF’s many programs continue to operate and serve residents despite the pandemic....

Bayonne announces the testing of residents in all senior buildings

Municipalities across the nation have employed widespread COVID-19 testing as one of the primary means of stopping the spread of the virus. Bayonne now plans to test residents in all senior citizen housing. City Council...

CDBG funds reallocated for food bank delivery service in Bayonne

As many at-risk residents struggle to buy groceries during the COVID-19 pandemic, the city of Bayonne has stepped in to help. Senior citizens are among the most vulnerable, at risk of contracting and facing serious...

City donates ventilators to Bayonne Medical Center, receives 1,000 masks in return

As Bayonne flattens the curve of COVID-19 cases, the city is preparing for a potential second wave of the virus. On May 12, Bayonne Mayor James Davis joined the staff of Bayonne Medical Center (BMC)...

The Role of the Fire Department

In the recent series of videos that I have been hosting online, Fire Chief Keith Weaver discussed the role of the Bayonne Fire Department.  During the Coronavirus crisis, he said that the Fire Department...

#HudsonGives campaign returns to help non-profits in need

Non-profit organizations in the Hudson County community have been working to serve residents throughout the pandemic, although in a different fashion. Non-profits have mostly been forced to shift their efforts online, to mixed results....

Gov. Murphy bobblehead launched for charity

To applaud Gov. Phil Murphy for his efforts in leading New Jersey during the COVID-19 pandemic, a bobblehead figure has been released in his honor and likeness. The National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum unveiled a bobblehead of...

Hydroxychloroquine falls out of use in Hudson County

Just a month ago, Hydroxychloroquine was the drug on everyone’s tongue. Now, it's largely fallen out of use at hospitals across Hudson County. Hydroxychloroquine, used to treat malaria and lupus, became a household name after...

Cleaning the Streets

In a recent telephone call to Bayonne residents, I announced that the City would resume street-sweeping enforcement in May.  As we are now nearing our second month of social distancing directives, we are hoping...


Banners of hope hoisted over Bayonne Across the city, banners of hope have been raised above Broadway at various intersections to bring residents a message of hope. Displaying the phrase “We’re almost there! Stay Strong! #WeAreBayonne,”...
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