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  • Bayonne will soon get its first mosque: Here's how it all unfolded

    BAYONNE -- Ten years after first renting out the basement of the St. Henry's Church school for prayer services, the Bayonne Muslim community will finally get have their own place of worship on the east side of town. It's been a long road for the Bayonne Muslims, whose controversial application to build a community center and mosque was denied last year amid ardent resistance from a segment of the town's population. But after filing a federal lawsuit against the city, which the group settled Wednesday for $400,000, the application now only needs to be publicly approved at a hearing in...
  • Bayonne man charged with shooting wife 8 times after she filed for divorce

    08/09/2015 8:30:13 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 15 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | August 7, 2015
    JERSEY CITY – Bail was set at $500,000 cash only today for a Bayonne man charged with attempting to murder his estranged wife by shooting her eight times in her Jersey City home yesterday after learning she filed for divorce, officials said. ..... Harrison is charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, possession of hollow-point bullets and additional weapons offenses related to a 9mm Smith and Wesson handgun, including possession of a firearm by a felon, the criminal complaint says.
  • Pope approves miracle attributed to American nun

    12/18/2013 3:30:57 PM PST · by NYer · 44 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | December 18, 2013
    (Vatican Radio) Pope Francis has approved the attribution a miraculous healing to the intercession of a young American nun, opening the way to her beatification. Born and raised in New Jersey, Miriam Teresa Demjanovich (1901-1927) entered the Sisters of Charity of Saint Elizabeth in 1926 and died one year later, taking her religious vows one month before her death.The miracle that opens the way for the beatification of Miriam Teresa Demjanovich involves the restoration of perfect vision to a boy who had gone legally blind because of macular degeneration. Silvia Correale, the postulator for Sr Teresa’s cause in Rome, said...
  • Staten Islanders file civil rights complaint against Bayonne Bridge project

    01/28/2014 4:27:51 PM PST · by SMGFan · 6 replies
    Star Ledger ^ | January 28, 2014
    NEW YORK — A Staten Island community group says a project to raise the Bayonne Bridge violates the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964 by exposing minority residents of the island's north shore to toxins without providing any offsetting economic benefits.
  • Cruise ship w/ over 500 ill set to arrive in Bayonne, city officials on standby w/contingency plan

    01/28/2014 4:33:43 PM PST · by SMGFan · 64 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | January 28, 2014
    Bayonne officials are planning to have several health officials on hand and local emergency services available tomorrow when a Royal Caribbean cruise ship which recently cut its trip short due to a gastrointestinal breakout overseas arrives at the Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne.
  • Bayonne pharmacy tech charged with stealing prescription drugs, police say (2,119 Oxycontin)

    06/03/2012 3:34:29 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 11 replies ^ | June 3, 2012 | By Matthew McNab/The Jersey Journal
    After receiving a tip earlier in the day, Bayonne police arrested Friday a town resident and pharmacy technician who admitted to stealing more than 2,000 Oxycontin pills over a six-month period, officials said today. Mena Mekhael, 21, of Lord Avenue, was arrested as he was leaving the Jerry's Drug & Surgical Supply at 455 Broadway near West 21st Street, at 6:45 p.m. Friday, police said. He was hit with a slew of drug charges, including theft of a controlled dangerous substance (CDS), possession of CDS Oxycontin, possession of CDS Xanax, possession of CDS with intent to distribute, and possession of...
  • Bayonne massacre: Infant among 4 killed in murder-suicide shooting

    12/06/2011 1:40:39 AM PST · by SMGFan · 3 replies
    Jersey Journal ^ | December 5, 2011
    BAYONNE — Four people, including a baby, were shot and killed in Bayonne tonight in an apparent murder-suicide that neighbors said erupted from a domestic dispute. A fifth person was rushed to Bayonne Medical Center and was being treated for non-life-threatening injuries after the shootings, which occurred in a small, white ranch house on Avenue A, in a neighborhood in the shadow of the Bayonne Bridge. The details of the shootings were confirmed by Bayonne Mayor Mark Smith, who was at the scene late tonight. He said initial reports indicated that one person did all the shooting, first firing at...
  • Suspected ETA military chief arrested in France

    05/20/2010 2:40:15 AM PDT · by csvset · 4 replies · 254+ views
    France24 ^ | 20 May 2010 | Wire
    French police said on Thursday they had arrested the suspected military leader of the Basque separatist movement ETA in the south-western city of Bayonne. AFP - French anti-terrorist police on Thursday arrested the suspected military chief of the Basque separatist group ETA, Mikel Karrera Sarobe, police sources said. Two other suspected ETA members -- also Spanish nationals -- were arrested with Karrera Sarobe when detectives and anti-terrorist police raided a house in the southwestern French city of Bayonne at daybreak, the sources said. They were a man and a woman, and one of them is suspected of being the number-two...
  • Followup Report on the Suicide Bombing Squirrel Menace !!

    10/20/2007 6:01:10 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 4 replies · 62+ views
    Finneran Lane ^ | 10/20/07 | vanity
    Yesterday we warned of the suicide squirrel menace. Today's exclusive followup report gives us something or other-but I'm not sure exactly what. ( Our star reporter is a bit ditzy .)
  • NJ Man Gets Jail Time In Connection With Illegal Money Transfer Scheme

    09/25/2005 6:05:06 AM PDT · by Calpernia · 8 replies · 680+ views ^ | September 22, 2005
    NEW JERSEY MAN GETS JAIL TIME IN CONNECTION WITH ILLEGAL MONEY TRANSFER SCHEME THAT MOVED $100 MILLION TO PAKISTAN -- Fourth of six defendants sentenced in the ICE / IRS investigation -- NEWARK, N.J. - A key player in a scheme to illegally transfer more than $100 million to Pakistan through a New Jersey money transmittal business has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison as a result of an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Umer Darr, a Pakistani native and naturalized U.S. citizen of Bayonne, N.J, was sentenced earlier...
  • ICON WEEPS ANEW -- 100 witness 'miraculous' painting

    09/20/2005 9:03:30 PM PDT · by Coleus · 10 replies · 382+ views
    Jersey Journal ^ | 09.19.05 | JASON DEL REY
    More than 100 people of various faiths and ages descended upon the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of St. Sophia yesterday to witness The "Miraculous, Myrrh-weeping Icon of St. Anna." "I believe that it's a miracle," said Bayonne resident Sarah D'Alessio - a Roman Catholic - outside the church yesterday just minutes after inspecting the vibrant painting. "People can choose not to believe, but I do. I said some special prayers." Droplets of myrrh, an aromatic substance used in perfume and incense, could be seen yesterday on the body of the colorful icon which has purportedly wept for the last year. Bayonne...
  • Russian President Coming To Bayonne

    09/14/2005 8:22:42 PM PDT · by Calpernia · 8 replies · 446+ views
    1010wins ^ | Sep 14, 2005 2:47 pm | 1010wins
    Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to speak at a ceremony Thursday to break ground for a controversial monument given to the city by a prominent Russian artist commemorating victims of the 1993 and 2001 terror attacks. The Russian president, already in New York attending the 60th anniversary of the United Nations, agreed last week to attend the 5:30 p.m. ceremony, said Joe Ryan, a city spokesman. Besides Putin, Ryan said U.S. Sen. Jon Corzine, Assembly Speaker Albio Sires and New Jersey Commerce Secretary Virginia Bauer plan to attend. During the ceremony, which is open to the public, a temporary...
  • Russian sculptor offers his 9/11 monument to America

    08/02/2005 10:13:47 PM PDT · by kedr · 30 replies · 1,175+ views
    RIA Novosti ^ | 20:09 | 02/ 08/ 2005 | Olga Vtorova
    ST. PETERSBURG, August 2 (RIA Novosti, Olga Vtorova) - Russian sculptor Zurab Tsereteli's monument to the victims of the 9/11 attacks on New York City has been loaded onto a ship in the port of St. Petersburg. The monument, weighing 150 metric tons, will now be taken across the Atlantic and mounted at a site near Ground Zero. Its centerpiece - a huge crystal sculpture representing a tear (hence the title, "Tear of Sorrow") - has been clad in leaf iron to keep it from being damaged along the way. In accordance with Tsereteli's design, the tear, with water pumped...
  • Promise Keeper, by Bernie Kerik (America's 9/11 Police Commissioner)

    11/01/2004 6:23:11 AM PST · by OESY · 5 replies · 1,542+ views
    New York Post ^ | November 1, 2004 | BERNARD KERIK
    ...I am voting for George W. Bush because he has shown me that he has the resolve and the strength to fight and win the war against terrorism. In this year's presidential election, the first held since the attacks of 9/11, the most important election in our lifetime, these qualities have never been more critical. I'm voting for President Bush because I was the commissioner of the New York City Police Department on 9/11 and I watched the planes crash into the World Trade Center, and take the lives of 23 of my cops, 37 Port Authority officers, 343 firefighters...
  • Decades After Brando, NJ Waterfront Still Mobbed Up

    12/08/2003 7:25:08 AM PST · by Coleus · 7 replies · 785+ views
    Decades After Brando, Waterfront Still Mobbed Up   BAYONNE, N.J.  — At the headquarters of New Jersey's most notorious union, the ornate front windows are etched with an anchor-and-rope motif. They're opaque, making it impossible to peer inside International Longshoremen's Association (search) Local 1588.That hasn't stopped law enforcement. Local 1588 was historically so corrupt that mob enforcers were unnecessary, according to one veteran investigator. Kickbacks, extortion and fraud became as routine as a Labor Day picnic at the local, long a lucrative outpost for the Genovese (search) crime family. In 1954, when Marlon Brando (search) starred in the Oscar-winning "On The Waterfront," one of 1588's delegates was...