Sex crime leads to harsh sentence
A Bayonne father convicted of raping his 7-year-old daughter was sentenced to 50 years in jail by a Hudson County Superior Court Judge Sheila Venable recently. The man was convicted in January for sexually abusing his daughter over several years. Because he had a previous conviction for child abuse, the man will not be eligible for parole.
Benefit for Dawid Strucinski
Although still not able to speak after a brutal beating on Broadway last month, Dawid Strucinski has made significant progress. Doctors are starting him on solid foods, and he’s expected to begin walking again after coming out of his coma late last month.
To help with the financial burdens associated with the medical bills, friends are holding a second fundraiser on Saturday, Aug. 6, from 1 to 6 p.m. at the Elks Lodge, 354 Broadway.
The cost is $20 per person, $10 for children, and the admission covers tap beer, wine, soda, and food. T-shirts will be on sale for $15 and wrist bands for $5.
Contractor falls from roof in Bayonne
A West Milford private contractor hired to clean gutters and install skylights at a home on West 40th Street fell off the ladder for a two and a half story plunge to the front lawn – and survived without serious injury.
Deputy Police Chief Ralph Scianni said officers arrived at the house at 9:28 a.m. Thursday morning to find the man on the ground with bruises and cuts on one side of his face and complaining about back, neck, and other pains.
A 54-year-old resident of West Milford, the contractor was rushed to Jersey City Medical Center, where he was examined and found to have not suffered any life-threatening injuries, Scianni said.
The police notified the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Bayonne Building Department, Scianni said.
Fundraiser for church
The Wallace Temple AME Zion Church at 392 Ave. C will present “Music is What Feelings Sound Like” with spiritual soloist and vocalist Troy Smith and the choirs of Wallace Temple on Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. as a benefit to the church. Donation is $10 for adults, and $5 for those 12 and under. For tickets, call (201) 437-5214 or (201) 339-2624.
Marines’ award goes to nurse
Victoria Del Regno was the recipient to the Marine Corps League Bayonne Detachment’s Lance/Corporal Stanley J. Kopcinski Memorial Award.
The league began this award in 1967 to honor the memory of the first Bayonne Marine killed in combat in Vietnam on May 14, 1966. The award is presented by the Marines each year following the Bayonne Memorial Day Parade. This will be the 45th year that the award has been presented. The award is given to individuals who have distinguished themselves in the community.
This year’s recipient is Victoria Del Regno. She served in the United States Air Force, as a nurse after being commissioned as a first lieutenant in January 1969. She served until 1972, when she was honorably discharged as the rank of captain.
Victoria has been a nurse since graduation from St. Mary’s Hospital in 1967. She earned a B.A. in health education and nursing from New Jersey City University in 1975 after completing her military service.
While serving as a nurse in the Air Force, she had a tour of duty in Taiwan, China at a Chinese Air Force base, where she helped to train U.S. Corpsmen for duty in Vietnam and treated wounded veterans of that conflict.
She is currently a school nurse with the Bayonne Board of Education at Horace Mann School. She previously worked at Bayonne’s hospital and at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital in New York.