Bayonne, Life on the Peninsula

EDITOR’S LETTER BLP
First Person, Plural
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Nothing’s better than people speaking for themselves, without the filter of the press, their progeny, or their parents. In this issue, two Bayonne residents reminisce about their boyhoods. Dave Chi...
A Vision for Bayonne
There’s never been a greater need for change
by Al Sullivan
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Our sister publication, the Bayonne Community News, has received numerous letters over the past year about the many changes taking place in Bayonne. Our correspondents praised and denounced new hig...
Mr. Singer Goes to Washington
A local artist donates his work to the Smithsonian
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When we last caught up with Jonathan Singer, we were photographing his home for a “How We Live” story in the Summer 2015 issue of BLP. By far the most interesting thing about the home was the artis...
Legendary Coach
A role model for a ragtag team of Bayonne boys
by David Jude Chiorazzi
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It was a brisk Saturday morning in 1969. I woke early feeling jittery because we were going to scrimmage the Sacred Heart Flyers, a Jersey City team we knew nothing about. I put on my shoulder and ...
Point & Shoot BLP
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Winter fun on Double Hill, Stephen R. Gregg Park.
VANISHING BAYONNE
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Who remembers when Bayonne was a thriving city with many manufacturing companies? One historic company was Bergen Point Brass Foundry, which dates back to 1890, a custom manufacturer of molded non-...
Here She Comes…
Miss Pork Roll Queen
by Tara Ryazansky
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Since George Washington really slept around, his billet in Trenton, N.J., is not all that noteworthy. But Trenton is famous for something else: pork roll. In 1856, Trenton’s own John Taylor develop...
ON THE JOB WITH
Pastor Gary Grindeland
by Tara Ryazansky
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Everyone knows where to find a pastor on Sunday, but what do priests and ministers do the rest of the week? The Reverend Gary A. Grindeland of Grace Lutheran Church says, “A clergy’s work is never ...
HOW WE WORK BLP
Businesses Make Bayonne Work
by Kate Rounds
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The Animal Clinic of Bayonne Dr. Philip Frezzo 926 Broadway (201) 437-6666 animalclinicofbayonne.com On a Wednesday afternoon in mid-November, a yellow Lab named Marley tries unsuccessfully to remo...
ON THE WATERFRONT BLP
Million-Dollar Memory
by Steve Gallo
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As a young boy growing up in Bayonne, there was never a shortage of things to do. The town was full of adventure for those willing to go out and find it. You had to be willing to get off the beaten...

ENTERTAINMENT BLP
George Cummings
by Tara Ryazansky

Spanning the Decades
Recollections of our iconic bridge
by Neil Carroll and Patty Smith

WORKING OUT WITH BLP
Kenneth Kopacz
by Randi Roberts