Bayonne Briefs
by Al Sullivan
Reporter staff writer
Mar 13, 2013 | 2986 views | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend | print
TWO-STORY FIRE – On March 6 at about 6:27 p.m., the Bayonne Fire Department responded to a report of a building fire at 102 Avenue E. Arriving crews were confronted with heavy smoke pushing from the first and second floor of a three-family, two-story frame building. Fire hoses were advanced into the structure in an attempt to extinguish the fire that was burning in the rear of the building and traveling along the interior rear wall to the upper floor. Heavy winds fanned the blaze, causing the fire to break through the roof and threaten a nearby warehouse, as well as vehicles parked near the structure. Firefighters used heavy streams from an Aerial Truck, and stopped the forward progress of the fire. Firefighters were able to extinguish the remaining interior fires in the walls and voids. Three fire fighters were treated at the scene for minor injuries. Thirteen people were displaced.
TWO-STORY FIRE – On March 6 at about 6:27 p.m., the Bayonne Fire Department responded to a report of a building fire at 102 Avenue E. Arriving crews were confronted with heavy smoke pushing from the first and second floor of a three-family, two-story frame building. Fire hoses were advanced into the structure in an attempt to extinguish the fire that was burning in the rear of the building and traveling along the interior rear wall to the upper floor. Heavy winds fanned the blaze, causing the fire to break through the roof and threaten a nearby warehouse, as well as vehicles parked near the structure. Firefighters used heavy streams from an Aerial Truck, and stopped the forward progress of the fire. Firefighters were able to extinguish the remaining interior fires in the walls and voids. Three fire fighters were treated at the scene for minor injuries. Thirteen people were displaced.
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Police looking for hit-and-run driver

The Bayonne police are seeking information on a hit-and-run that resulted in the death of Justin Bellini, 22, of Bayonne, who was struck around 4:30 a.m. near 25th Street and Broadway on March 9. Anyone with information can call (201) 858-6925.

Heroin bust

Based on a tip that the detective department received, the Bayonne police confiscated the largest amount of heroin in Bayonne history and charged Nicholas G. Rhodes, 31, of Bayonne with a number of drug-related charges including intent to distribute cocaine and heroin within a 1,000 feet of two schools.

Police Chief Ralph Scianni said police set up a surveillance operation on Feb. 1, which resulted in Rhodes’s arrest. Later, after a search of his person and his residences, the police allegedly found more than 900 bags of heroin, 47 pages of suspected cocaine, and 31 pieces of crack cocaine.

Woods named new OEM coordinator for county

The Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders voted to approve in February the appointment of James Woods to the position of Hudson County Emergency Management Coordinator. Woods would replace the retiring John Burns. Woods will fill the remainder of Burns’s three-year term, which is set to expire on June 30, 2014.

The freeholders thanked Burns for his dedicated service to the citizens of Hudson County.

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