Rocking—But Not in a Chair
Mark Stein of Vanilla Fudge is still hangin’ on
by Tara Ryazansky
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In the heart of Times Square, B.B. King Blues Club is packed. Patrons cluster at the bar, and tables are crowded with die-hard fans who dance during their favorite tunes. Bayonne native Mark Stein ...
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Down Memory Lanes
Bayonne’s legendary love affair with bowling
by Kate Rounds
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These days, Hudson Lanes, which straddles the border between Bayonne and Jersey City, is about the only game in town. But back in the day, bowling lanes were like corner bars; they were everywhere....
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McCabe Ambulance Service EMTs
by Tara Ryazansky
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When I walk into the McCabe Ambulance Service headquarters Michael McCabe says that unfortunately it’s a slow day. Unfortunate for me, fortunate for Bayonne residents who are not in a 911 emergency...
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Prime of Life
A lively group
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As the members of the Prime of Life club gathered in early March, there was a general feeling of exhilaration that the terrible winter of 2015 might be drawing to a close. Ice, snow, and the Siberi...
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Take it on Faith
All Saints is holding its own
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The Catholic Church has had a long history of service to the Bayonne community, which boasts a robust Catholic flock. It can trace its Roman fervor to the legions of immigrants from Ireland, Italy,...
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Mussel Bound
Newark Bay bivalves are bouncing back
by Al Sullivan
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The students from Tom Tokar’s marine science class moved down the path to the beach as if on safari. But these juniors and seniors from Bayonne High School had not come to pursue big game. Rather, ...
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The Windmill Alliance
Drawing with dignity
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The parish hall at Trinity Church is bustling on this Thursday morning in late March. There’s a controlled din, and the energy level is high. This is when participants in the Windmill Center’s art ...
HOW WE LIVE BLP
Victorian Vibe
A look at two Victorian fixer-uppers

by Kate Rounds
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BERGEN POINT The owners of this Victorian fixer-upper were engaged in a nearly 20-year saga before it became this Bergen Point gem. Judy Bielan, a Bayonne lawyer, and her husband Paul Somers, a Bay...
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Otaiko
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This Japanese eatery is not just a restaurant. It’s an experience. The name says it all: Otaiko Hibachi & Sushi Lounge. Walk in, and you’re enveloped in a spacious dining room divided into a kind o...
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The Vic Tavern
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Al Pasiechnik’s grandparents opened the bar in 1929. Pasiechnik, the current owner, says that that all those years ago there was a restaurant and catering hall in the back, where many Bayonne coupl...