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Life on the Peninsula
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EDITOR’S LETTER BLP
Bayonne Mixed Bag
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First, I want to say how happy The Hudson Reporter crew is to be in Bayonne. As many of you may know, we had a great run in Hoboken for more than three decades and are now enjoying our new digs at ...
An Alien Landscape
Pieces of the new Bayonne Bridge are stored at MOTBY
by Al Sullivan
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Many people know that, historically, the Bayonne Bridge is one of only two steel bridges of its kind in the world; it has a sister bridge in Sydney, Australia. But few people know that both bridges...
Fighting Champs
Pro wrestling comes back to town
by Tara Ryazanksy
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Heavy metal pulses through the giant arena. The crowd, which ranges in age from children to senior citizens, mills around before the show begins. They line up to get autographs and take photos with...
HELPING HANDS BLP
Badge of Honor
Boy Scouts live and breathe the oath
by Kate Rounds
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In our technological maelstrom, where things change at warp speed, some traditions endure. There have been Boy Scouts in Bayonne since the founding of the organization in 1910. Now, about 250 regis...
ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT BLP
Three Novels to Her Name
Hometown landmarks populate her pages
by Tara Ryazansky
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Robin Constantine loved visiting the Bayonne Public Library when she was growing up. “One of my favorite things to do was browse the shelves and discover new stories to fall in love with,” she reca...
HOW WE WORK BLP
BAYONNE MEANS BUSINESS
by Kate Rounds
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Dentistry with Monique 475 Avenue C (201) 339-2142 dentistrywithmonique.com We visited Monique on one of those cool sunny days last May. It’s a compact, well-designed office. She was in-between pat...
CATCHING UP WITH BLP
Jared Hart
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Jared Hart kicks back on his stoop. He’s enjoying the comforts of home on a break between tours. He’s in Bayonne for only for a few weeks before heading out on the road again with his punk band, Th...
SPORTS CORNER BLP
From Pom-Poms to Powerhouse
Bayonne is a bastion of cheerleading
by Tara Ryazansky
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Forget the pop-culture cliches. In Bayonne, cheerleading is about more than getting to the top of the social pyramid. The boys and girls on our local teams are strong athletes. It’s a good thing th...
HOW WE LIVE BLP
PARK BAYONNE
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Jasper and Kheila Moore came this close to passing on a chance to be pioneers in Bayonne’s new and exciting residential development boom. They were living in Jersey City and ready to move to a bigg...
ON THE JOB WITH BLP
Jaime Hickey
by Tara Ryazansky
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Professional ballet dancer Jaime Hickey starts her day by running to catch the light rail. She heads into the city to maintain her training with a class at one of her favorite dance studios. “I kin...
SENIOR MOMENTS BLP
Thanks for Calling
Western Electric retirees still on the line
by Kate Rounds
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Most people don’t pine for the days when you could work on the assembly line at a factory in Kearny. But after chatting with some Western Electric Retirees, it began to seem like a pretty fabulous ...
EDUCATION BLP
The Bottom Line?
The Junior Chamber really means business
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Last winter the Bayonne Chamber of Commerce had an inspiration: to launch a Junior Chamber. The idea was to partner with Bayonne High School’s business majors to help them gain business skills and ...
EATERY BLP
The Da Vinci Room
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It would be hard to find a restaurant that fits more perfectly into the community it serves. Come to think of it, “restaurant” doesn’t adequately describe this Bayonne favorite. Yes, you can enjoy ...
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-...

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

SENIOR MOMENTS BLP
56th Street Senior Center
by Story and photos by Kate Rounds

HOW WE LIVE BLP by KATE ROUNDS

HANGING OUT WITH BLP
The Bridgemen
by Tara Ryazansky