Fire rips through Bayonne building
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BAYONNE – A two-alarm fire roared through a 2-1/2-story wood frame building on Avenue A on Friday afternoon, Feb. 12, causing damage to the entire building and to an adjacent building. At 3:15 p.m., the Bayonne Fire Department responded to the blaze at 754 Ave. A. Firefighters were confronted with heavy smoke and fire showing on the first and second floors. “Flames burst out from the second floor window in the front of the building while firefighters struggled to get control of the fire from the interior, using numerous fire hoses,” said Fire Chief Gregory Rogers. “An exterior bucket truck operation was forced into play to get control of the extensive fire that caused substantial damage to the entire building,” Rogers said. There were no reported injuries. The building was reportedly unoccupied at the time of the fire. A family of four adults was displaced due to the heavy damage, according to Rogers. All four occupants were accounted for, and are seeking shelter with family or friends. The neighboring building on the south side suffered damage to the vinyl siding from the intense heat, according to Rogers. The fire was declared under control at 5:27 p.m. Firefighters remained on the scene for a few hours extinguishing small pockets of fire that remained in partitions and voids throughout the building. Mutual aid fire response was received from neighboring communities, and the Jersey City Fire Department was still seen there in the early evening. The Bayonne Police Department, Bayonne Emergency Medical Services, Building Department, Department of Public Works, Suez Water, and Bayonne Fire Canteen were called to the scene. The fire is under investigation.
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February 13, 2016
Love your story!! Brings back lots of memories of the black hills in South Dakota. When I was 10, I too played Pepsi 21 but it must've been either the first year or last. The numbers were printed on the inside of the can and like u there was never an odd number. Until one day... I delivered papers. The "walk the neighborhood kind" and I always felt I should ride my bike in "paperboy" style (arcade game from 80's) hucking the papers in the windows, doors, and garbage cans. Well one day, like you, I saw a can in the gutter and looked. It was a "3". I thought that'll take forever to get to 21 with that, so I left it. Went home. Thought nothing of it. 2 days later, I mentioned it to my brother (who was 5 years older than me.) He got the diamonds in the eyes look and grabbed his keys and said, "take me to the can!" That was a long car ride!! I think we only had to go 6 blocks or so. And there it was!! A treasure chest in the gutter!! I jumped out of the car, ran across the street, snatched up the treasure chest, and double checked that the "3" didn't get washed away or somehow disintegrated. I HAD TREASURE! It ended up that I wasn't old enough to claim my prize, so technically my brother won. And by treasure I mean , $21. Yep, $21 and a chance to win $5000. It still made me excited! I got my moms 3 inch JCPenney catalog out and dreamed the weeks away until I got the letter. "Thanks for playing but....." Pop cans were never the same. I always saw loot! In the gutter, in the bushes, in the trash can, on the highway! Your post is the only thing I found on the internet about Pepsi 21. Of course, it wasn't very exhaustive. Thank you for your memory! I hope mine has added a smile to your day. Chris Seaver
February 13, 2016
Mr. Boyle may be exaggerating the savings. Energy costs have fallen recently. When the windmill was proposed. the proponents said the windmill would generate 3.3 gigawatts of energy per year. That is 275,000 kilowatts per month. My question to Mr Boyle is, "While it was operating, did the windmill ever produce 275,000KW a month?"
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