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Massive Alarm Fire Rips Through Bayonne Home Massive Alarm Fire Rips Through Bayonne Home
Massive Alarm Fire Rips Through Bayonne Home A fire ripped through a Bayonne home early Monday, July 22. The three-alarm blaze broke out on West 32nd St between Ave C & JFK Boulevard. Multiple streets were closed as of 4 a.m. This is a developing story. Check back for more.
Teacher From Bayonne Seen Assaulting Student In Disturbing Video Arrested: Cops Teacher From Bayonne Seen Assaulting Student In Disturbing Video Arrested: Cops
Teacher From Bayonne Seen Assaulting Student In Disturbing Video Arrested: Cops A West Orange teacher has been arrested for assaulting an 11-year-old student, authorities said. Jaron Spicer, 32, of Bayonne, has been charged with second-degree endangering the welfare of a child and simple assault — a disorderly persons offense — following an incident on April 18, Essex County Prosecutor Theodore N. Stephens, II and West Orange Police Chief James P. Abbott said. Disturbing footage shared by Pix11 shows Spicer, a teacher at Mt. Carmel Guild Academy on Valley Way, throwing the boy to the ground and holding him down with his own body weight. The outlet s…
Essex County Correctional Officer Took Bribes To Smuggle Contraband To Inmates: Feds Essex County Correctional Officer Took Bribes To Smuggle Contraband To Inmates: Feds
Essex County Correctional Officer Took Bribes To Smuggle Contraband To Inmates: Feds A 36-year-old Jersey City resident and former Essex County correctional officer admitted on Wednesday, July 17, to accepting $14,000 in bribes to smuggle in tobacco and a cell phone to inmates, authorities said. In January 2023, Efrin Wade, who worked at the jail for three years, began communicating with an individual whom he believed was seeking to smuggle in contraband to sell to other inmates, U.S. Attorney Philip Sellinger said. The individual was actually an undercover FBI agent, Sellinger said. Wade agreed to smuggle in tobacco and cell phones, prohibited for inmates at the facil…
STACKED: Driver Fails To Yield In Fiery Bayonne Crash That Hospitalized 20-Somethings, Cops Say STACKED: Driver Fails To Yield In Fiery Bayonne Crash That Hospitalized 20-Somethings, Cops Say
Stacked: Driver Fails To Yield In Fiery Bayonne Crash That Hospitalized 20-Somethings, Cops Say A fiery crash involving one car that landed on top of the other closed Route 440 in Bayonne Thursday night, July 18. The crash happened in the northbound lanes closing the roadway at Pulaski Street and Goldsborough Drive as of 10:25 p.m., the OEM said. Bayonne Police Sgt. William Dundas said one driver was cited for failing to stop at a control signal, and both drivers — ages 21 to 26 years old — were taken to the hospital: One for a complaint of pain and one for moderate injury.  No further information was available as of press time.
Rapper Found With High-Capacity Magazine After Pointing Gun At Victims In Bayonne: Cops Rapper Found With High-Capacity Magazine After Pointing Gun At Victims In Bayonne: Cops
Rapper Famouss Richard Arrested In Bayonne A Bayonne rapper with a large following on social media was arrested on Friday, July 12 and charged with pointing a gun at two people earlier this month, authorities said. On Thursday, July 4, Richard Sharp a.k.a. Famouss Richard, pointed a handgun at two people during an argument in the parking lot at QuickChek on 22nd Street, Bayonne police said in a release. He then fled the scene in his vehicle, police said.  Bayonne PD Sharp has 231,000 followers on Instagram where he interviews people on the street, shares photos of cash, and posts his music. Sharp was arrested at his hom…
Three Teens Arrested After Stolen Vehicle Pursuit In Secaucus: Police Three Teens Arrested After Stolen Vehicle Pursuit In Secaucus: Police
Three Teens Arrested After Stolen Vehicle Pursuit In Secaucus: Police Three teenagers were arrested on this week after stealing a vehicle and leading police on a pursuit last month in Secaucus, authorities said. On Sunday, June 16, at 4:57 a.m., police spotted a teen breaking into an Audi Q5 and Jeep Wrangler, parked at a residence on the 600 block of 4th Street, Secaucus Police Chief Dennis Miller said. The teen ran toward an awaiting Kia Sportage, filled with occupants wearing ski masks, and flee the area, Miller said. The Kia Sportage was stolen out of Jersey City on Wednesday, June 12 and police attempted to stop the vehicle, Miller said. The vehicle…
Sex Offender Gropes Victim On Bayonne Streets, Busted For Violating Megan's Law: Cops Sex Offender Gropes Victim On Bayonne Streets, Busted For Violating Megan's Law: Cops
Sex Offender Gropes Victim On Bayonne Streets, Busted For Violating Megan's Law: Cops A 22-year-old sex offender was found to have violated Megan's Law statutes after police caught him groping a woman on a Bayonne street, authorities said. Tariq Baker, of Bayonne, approached the female victim around 3:05 p.m. Monday, July 8 and grabbed her buttocks on East 50th Street, Bayonne Police Detective Sgt. William Dundas said. Baker, who is known to wear prescription glasses, fled on foot but was apprehended by officers responding to the 9-1-1 call, Dundas said.  Baker also gave officers a false name. During processing, it was discovered that Baker failed to notify Law En…
Home Catches Fire In Bayonne (DEVELOPING) Home Catches Fire In Bayonne (DEVELOPING)
Home Catches Fire In Bayonne (Developing) Firefighters were on scene of a structure fire in Bayonne on the morning of Tuesday morning, July 9, the Bayonne Office of Emergency Management said. The fire is at West 44th Street and Avenue B, the Bayonne OEM said. Video provided by the OEM shows smoke billowing from the window. People are asked to avoid the area, the OEM said. This is a developing story, check back later for updates. To view video of the scene, click here.
Community Rallies For Family Of 6-Year-Old Killed In Fire Community Rallies For Family Of 6-Year-Old Killed In Fire
Community Rallies For Family Of 6-Year-Old Killed In Fire A fundraiser has been set up to assist the family of Saniya Felton, a 6-year-old who was killed in a fire in Bayonne on Monday, July 1. "This is an extremely vulnerable and emotional time for my family and I," Saniya's mother Latrice wrote. "I could have never imagined losing any of my children. Saniya was my only daughter – my youngest child. "As I write this I am thinking of all of the fun times we spent together and the massive void that I will live with forever. My son and I watched the house burn down, as we stood there helpless. It goes without saying that our lives will never be the …
Bayonne Mourns Loss Of DPW Worker Brian 'Julio' Ahern: 'Friend To All' Bayonne Mourns Loss Of DPW Worker Brian 'Julio' Ahern: 'Friend To All'
Popular Bayonne DPW Worker Brian 'Julio' Ahern Dies Tragedy strikes again in Bayonne. The city is mourning the loss of Brian "Julio" Ahern, a lifelong community member and supervisor for the Department of Public Works, who died Saturday, July 6. Mayor Jimmy Davis said Ahern was "a friend to everyone." "Julio never wasted time, it was too important to him," the mayor said. "Whether it was family time, work time, giving back to our community time, or play time, he gave it his all and enjoyed every minute of it. His zest for life was as big as he was. He lit up every room he walked into. He was larger than life." The Ahern family name runs de…
Heartbreaking Obituary Remembers Jersey City Native, 45, Killed Camping With Family Heartbreaking Obituary Remembers Jersey City Native, 45, Killed Camping With Family
Heartbreaking Obituary Remembers Jersey City Native, 45, Killed Camping With Family Services have been finalized for a 45-year-old New Jersey mother who was killed on a camping trip with her husband and two sons. Carol Luistro was inside of her family's camper at the Russell Brook Campground in the Town of Colchester, NY when it was struck by a fallen tree around 10:50 a.m. Sunday, June 30, as previously reported by Daily Voice. Luistro was pronounced dead at the scene. Courtesy of Lloyd Luistro Carol's obituary on the Shook Funeral Home website says she was born and raised in Jersey City where she met her husband, Lloyd Luistro. The two welcomed their two boys…
'Pray For Saniya:' Sadness Spreads Following Death Of Girl, 6, In Bayonne Fire 'Pray For Saniya:' Sadness Spreads Following Death Of Girl, 6, In Bayonne Fire
'Pray For Saniya:' Sadness Spreads Following Death Of Girl, 6, In Bayonne Fire Sadness spread throughout Bayonne following the death of a 6-year-old girl in a fire Sunday, June 30. Firefighters found Saniya Felton unresponsive around 11:40 p.m., while responding to the flames and smoke that billowed from 438 Avenue C, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said.  Saniya was taken to Bayonne Medical Center where he was pronounced dead shortly after 1 a.m., Suarez said. "Please pray for Saniya and her family 🙏😢💔," the city's office of emergency management said in announcing the girl's death. Mayor Jimmy Davis called it an "earth-shattering tragedy." "S…
60K NJ Residents Without Power Following Stormy Night 60K NJ Residents Without Power Following Stormy Night
60K NJ Residents Without Power Following Stormy Night Thousands of New Jersey residents remain without power following thunderstorms that swept through the region Wednesday, June 26. As of Thursday morning, June 27, JCP&L was reporting 54,000 outages across North Jersey. The most widespread were reported in: More than 1,800 in Ringwood; several hundred. in Wayne; Nearly 3,000 in Boonton Township; 660 in Mine Hill; 1,200 in Mount Arlington; nearly 700 in Vernon; 700 in Stockholm; 1,400 in Great Meadows; 880 in Buttzville. PSE&G was reporting just over 5,000 residents without power, most in Bergen County (1,600 with 223 in Fort Lee, 243…
SoHo Slaying: Popular Bayonne Sneaker Reseller 'Upscale Cracc' Victim Of Cold-Blooded Killing SoHo Slaying: Popular Bayonne Sneaker Reseller 'Upscale Cracc' Victim Of Cold-Blooded Killing
SoHo Slaying: Popular Bayonne Sneaker Reseller 'Upscale Cracc' Victim Of Cold-Blooded Killing Details are emerging in the killing of a 31-year-old Bayonne man early Tuesday, June 25 in Lower Manhattan. Complex Sneakers identified Javier Osorio-Mejia, aka "Upscale Cracc," as the victim of the early-morning SoHo killing. Rest in peace to Upscale Cracc, born Javier Osorio-Mejia, a reseller who was a mainstay at sneaker releases in New York City for years. If there was a lineup happening, Cracc was there. According to local news reports, he was the victim of a robbery that turned fatal in Soho in… pic.twitter.com/F14lFTrlF6 — Complex Sneakers (@ComplexSneakers) June 25, 2024 The NY…
Bayonne Man Shot Dead In SoHo, Reports Say Bayonne Man Shot Dead In SoHo, Reports Say
Bayonne Man Shot Dead In SoHo, Reports Say A 31-year-old Bayonne man was shot and killed in Lower Manhattan on the early morning of Tuesday, June 25, according to authorities and multiple reports. At 5:16 a.m.,  officers responded to 41 Greene St. and found a 31-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to the right thigh, the New York Police Department said.  UPDATE: Popular Bayonne Sneaker Reseller 'Upscale Cracc' ID'd As Victim Of Cold-Blood SoHo Slaying The man was transported to Bellevue Hospital where he was pronounced dead, the NYPD said. The man is from Bayonne, according to ABC 7. That information wa…
Bayonne Pair Arrested For Selling Cocaine, Illegal Firearm Bayonne Pair Arrested For Selling Cocaine, Illegal Firearm
Bayonne Pair Arrested For Selling Cocaine, Illegal Firearm Two men were arrested in Bayonne on Tuesday, June 18 and charged with dealing cocaine, marijuana and pills, authorities said. Giovanny Alfaro and Jamie Juarez-Castillo, both 23, were arrested on Avenue C in Bayonne and found to be in possession of  more than 180 grams of suspected cocaine, more than three pounds of suspected marijuana, multiple quantities of Alprazolam and Oxycodone pills and more than $3,000 in suspected proceeds from narcotics transactions, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. During the course of the investigation, numerous transactions w…
Bayonne Sports Icon Marty Reed Dies At 76 Bayonne Sports Icon Marty Reed Dies At 76
Bayonne Sports Icon Marty Reed Dies At 76 Marty Reed, a beloved institution in youth sports in Bayonne, died on Saturday, June 15, at the age of 76, according to his obituary on the Sweeney Funeral Home website. Reed was involved in youth sports for more than 60 years and was a "walking encyclopedia" who remembered every player from Little League and PAL basketball, going back to the 60s, his obituary reads.  He was a regular fixture at Little League games, working the scoreboard and telling stories, and at PAL basketball games, he always greeted people as they arrived, according to his obituary. Bayonne Legend Marty…
Feds: Trio Who Trafficked Ghost Guns Through Hudson, Passaic Sentenced To 4-To-6 Years Feds: Trio Who Trafficked Ghost Guns Through Hudson, Passaic Sentenced To 4-To-6 Years
Feds: Trio Who Trafficked Ghost Guns Through Hudson, Passaic Sentenced To 4-To-6 Years 𝗨𝗣𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘: Three members of a ghost gun trafficking network in Passaic and Hudson counties must spend from four to six years in federal prison before they'll be eligible for release, authorities announced. Ex-con Corey Jenkins Jr., 31, and Savion Clyburn, 21, both of Paterson, and Richard Mullane, 27, of Bayonne, were among the members of the D.I.Y. network that operated largely in both cities, U.S. Attorney for New Jersey Philip R. Sellinger said. They were targeted in an investigation in which the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) worked closely with vari…
UPDATE: Ferocious Fire Displaces Dozens in Bayonne UPDATE: Ferocious Fire Displaces Dozens in Bayonne
Update: Ferocious Fire Displaces Dozens in Bayonne UPDATE: A ferocious late-night fire that consumed one Bayonne home and spread to three others displaced nearly two dozen people, authorities confirmed. No serious injuries were reported in the blaze, which ignited in a West 11th Street home off Avenue C shortly before 11 p.m. Friday, June 7, and quickly spread. Flames fully engulfed the main home and began to spread, bringing dozens of firefighters from neighboring communities. The fire was declared under control around 1:30 a.m. The speed and intensity of the blaze forced the city's bravest to "pull everything out and go on the offensive…
SEE ANYTHING? Bicyclist, 21, Critically Injured By Hit-Run Driver Near JC/Bayonne Line SEE ANYTHING? Bicyclist, 21, Critically Injured By Hit-Run Driver Near JC/Bayonne Line
SEE Anything? Bicyclist, 21, Critically Injured By Hit-Run Driver Near JC/Bayonne Line Authorities turned to the public for help identifying a hit-and-run driver who critically injured a 21-year-old bicyclist from Bayonne in Jersey City as the 2024 Memorial Day weekend was beginning. The victim was struck on Garfield Avenue between Gates and Seaview avenues near the city line at 5 a.m. Saturday, May 25, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. He remained in critical but stable condition at Jersey City Medical Center, the prosecutor said. Members of her Regional Collision Investigation Unit and Jersey City police identified a vehicle and a person of interest, Suarez said…
Teen Girl Arrested For Swatting Incident At Bayonne Middle School: Cops Teen Girl Arrested For Swatting Incident At Bayonne Middle School: Cops
Teen Girl Arrested For Swatting Incident At Bayonne Middle School: Cops A 15-year-old Bayonne teenage girl was arrested on Monday, April 29 after she 'swatted' William Shemin Midtown School earlier that day, authorities said. At 9:57 a.m., police responded to the school on a reported threat, Eric Amato, public information officer for the Bayonne Police Department said. After conducting an investigating, officers determined it to be a swatting incident, Amato said. There was no safety threat to students, faculty member or the general pubic, Amato said. The 15-year-old was apprehended following an investigation and was charged with making false public alarms, Ama…
Bayonne Man, 38, Charged With Sexually Assaulting Four Underage Girls Bayonne Man, 38, Charged With Sexually Assaulting Four Underage Girls
Child Sex Assault Predator Pedophile Bayonne A 38-year-old Bayonne man was charged with sexually assaulting four underage girls. Anthony Lashley, 38, assaulted the teens “on multiple occasions between 2017 and 2024 in Jersey City and Bayonne,” Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said on Tuesday, April 16. All four were under 18 at the time, the prosecutor said. Authorities arrested Lashley this past Feb. 22 in connection with two alleged victims, Suarez said. An investigation turned up two more, she said, for which he was charged on April 9. Suarez didn’t say why she waited a week to announce it. Lashley, meanwhile, remained he…
JUSTICE DELAYED: Accused Killer Of Bayonne Mom Finally Extradited To US To Face Murder Charges JUSTICE DELAYED: Accused Killer Of Bayonne Mom Finally Extradited To US To Face Murder Charges
Bayonne Murder Fugitive Erick Acosta Crystal Ojeda A fugitive wanted for the brutal slaying of a Bayonne mom studying to be a nurse 3½ years ago has finally been extradited to the United States to face murder charges. Erick Acosta, 35, fled to Colombia after beating 40-year-old Crystal Ojeda to death with an object that local authorities have yet to identify in a public housing project on Lord Avenue near the Kill Van Kull. It was shortly before 1 p.m. Oct. 9, 2020 that city police responding to a request for a welfare check found the brutally beaten Ojeda. The mother of two, formerly of Jersey City, had been struck in the head and on her …
RECOGNIZE THEM? Bayonne PD Turns To Public For Help In Weeks-Old Armed Robbery RECOGNIZE THEM? Bayonne PD Turns To Public For Help In Weeks-Old Armed Robbery
Recognize Them? Bayonne PD Turns To Public For Help In Weeks-Old Armed Robbery Bayonne police on Thursday shared photos of two men who they said robbed someone at gunpoint nearly three weeks ago. The holdup occurred at 42nd Street and Avenue E shortly before 1:30 a.m. March 23, they said. It was a Saturday. Police didn't say why they waited until April 11 (19 days) to seek the public's help, although in such cases it's ordinarily because investigators haven't made any progress. They also didn't describe what was taken, how many victims (nor ages or genders), nor whether anyone was injured. There were no descriptions of the robbers or in which direction they headed …
John Dabrowski, Bayonne Salon Owner, Dies At 57 John Dabrowski, Bayonne Salon Owner, Dies At 57
John Dabrowski, Bayonne Salon Owner, Dies At 57 John Dabrowski, a Branchburg resident and Bayonne resident, died on Monday, April 8, at the age of 57, according to his obituary on the Stellato Funeral Home website. A graduate of the New Jersey Institute of Technology, Dabrowski worked as an IT consultant before making a career transition and becoming co-owner of About You Salon in Bayonne, his obituary reads. In his free time, Dabrowski was a history buff who enjoyed watching documentaries and was a movie buff who could quote lines and discuss trivia, according to his obituary. https://www.stellatofuneralhomes.com/obituaries/john-da…
FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE ROBBERIES: NJ College Freshman Charged After Hit-And-Run FACEBOOK MARKETPLACE ROBBERIES: NJ College Freshman Charged After Hit-And-Run
Facebook Marketplace Robberies: NJ College Freshman Charged After Hit-And-Run Authorities believe they've cracked a series of Facebook Marketplace robberies with the arrest of a tennis-playing college freshman who they said struck and seriously injured a Bergen County victim with his car before speeding off. Yassine G. Rahi, 18, of Bayonne created bogus Facebook accounts offering PlayStation 5 consoles for sale, arranged meetings with buyers and robbed them, Bergen County Prosecutor Mark Musella said. One of the victims, a 22-year-old man, arrived at an arranged location on Avenue C in Moonachie shortly before 5 p.m. March 20, the prosecutor said. After robbing him …
'Undone Melody': Funeral Held For Montclair State Freshman Found Dead In Newark Bay 'Undone Melody': Funeral Held For Montclair State Freshman Found Dead In Newark Bay
'Undone Melody': Funeral Held For Montclair State Freshman Found Dead In Newark Bay A funeral Mass was held Tuesday, March 19, for an 18-year-old Montclair State University freshman from Jersey City whose body was recovered from Newark Bay. Hayley Alvarado had been missing since just before Christmas last year. Her body was spotted and then recovered from the bay near Gregg County Park in Bayonne on March 5, according to the Hudson County Sheriff’s Department. The Filipino American teen reportedly was wearing the same blue "Delaware" t-shirt that her father said he bought her during a trip to Maryland two years ago, as well as the same pants and shoes. She was officially…
Bayonne Detectives Sting Staten Island Man Selling Stolen Cars On Facebook Marketplace: Police Bayonne Detectives Sting Staten Island Man Selling Stolen Cars On Facebook Marketplace: Police
Bayonne Detectives Sting Staten Island Man Selling Stolen Cars On Facebook Marketplace: Police A Staten Island man was off to the races selling stolen cars on Facebook Marketplace when Bayonne detectives put the brakes on the operation, authorities said. Using bogus identification, Devonte A. Thomas, 23, recently raked in $26,650 that police know about as “Alazim Olasupo Odu, selling a 2013 Infiniti and two Hondas from 2019 and 2020, Bayonne Police Capt. Eric R. Amato said. One of the victims called police after crossing paths with Thomas while looking for another car, the captain said. After quickly confirming that the car Thomas was selling had been stolen out of Newark, detective…
Frances Barbosa Of Bayonne Dies, 47 Frances Barbosa Of Bayonne Dies, 47
Frances Barbosa Of Bayonne Dies, 47 Frances Ann Barbosa, of Bayonne, died on Monday, March 11. She was 47 years old. Frances' obituary on the Riotto Funeral Home website says she took pride in earning her associate's degree from Hudson County Community College, and earning her real estate license. She enjoyed shopping with her daughter, Cynthia, planning parties and decorating, her obit says. "She had a heart of gold, and was always there for anyone who needed her," the obituary reads. A GoFundMe has been launched in Frances' memory. Click here to donate and here for her complete obituary.
Authorities Try To ID Body Of Woman Pulled From Waters Off Bayonne Authorities Try To ID Body Of Woman Pulled From Waters Off Bayonne
Authorities Try To ID Body Of Woman Pulled From Waters Off Bayonne An autopsy will help determine whether the death of a woman whose body was pulled from Newark Bay was suspicious. The body was recovered near Stephen R. Gregg Park in Bayonne around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5, said Caitlin Mota of the Hudson County Prosecutor's Office. Authorities hadn't identified her as of late Wednesday afternoon. "No visible signs of trauma were observed," Mota said. The Regional Medical Examiner's Office was conducting an autopsy to determine the cause and manner of death, she said. ANYONE who might know the victim's identity, or has information that could help inve…
Staten Island Driver Charged In Jersey City Crash That Killed Theater Teacher: Prosecutor Staten Island Driver Charged In Jersey City Crash That Killed Theater Teacher: Prosecutor
Amanda Rivera Of Staten Island Arrested A 28-year-old Staten Island woman has been charged in a crash that left a 31-year-old Bayonne theater teacher dead, authorities said. Amanda Rivera faces charges of aggravated assault, reckless manslaughter, and assault by auto weeks after sending her the 2019 Nissan passenger car she was driving into the back of a parked tractor trailer on Route 185 and Linden Avenue in Jersey City on Feb. 3, Hudson County Prosecutor Esther Suarez said. As a result, Stephanie Weymouth was killed. Rivera was arrested Monday, March 4 at the Hudson County Prosecutor’s Office in Secaucus and tr…