Painting the Town
Murals make an appearance
by Tara Ryazansky
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Nestor Lenin Uraga is painting the town red—and purple, orange, green, and shades of black and white. The first time Uraga picked up a can of spray paint, he was a teenager doing graffiti in his ho...
POINT AND SHOOT BLP
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A lot of folks have wondered what this strange thing is out in Newark Bay. We knew that photographer Timothy Matus shot a beautiful picture of it, but we didn’t know what it was until an engineer w...
WORKING OUT WITH BLP
Kenneth Kopacz
by Randi Roberts
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Kenneth Kopacz was destined to be an educator. You might say that it’s in his blood. “Growing up in a house with two public school educators as parents, I think I was born a public school educator,...
HANGING OUT WITH BLP
Judith Aurora Ryan
by Tara Ryazansky
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I knew that I liked Judith Aurora Ryan's style the moment she walked into the Starting Point Bar & Grill. Why? Because the astrologer and feng shui master was carrying a leopard-print purse nearly ...
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 ...
SPORTS CORNER BLP
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....
ON THE JOB WITH BLP
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...
SENIOR MOMENTS BLP
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...
EDUCATION BLP
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, ...