PEOPLE POWER BLP
From Mom’s Kitchen to Hell’s Kitchen
Chef Giovanni Filippone cooks up a storm
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If you have any lingering doubts about the bond between culture and cuisine, talk to TV Chef Giovanni Filippone. Giovanni arrived in Bayonne by way of Italy when he was 10 and still relies on his n...
EDUCATION BLP
At Lincoln Community, a Pool, Life Skills, and Lots of Learning
by Kate Rounds
Photos by Victor M. Rodriguez
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The heady mix of angst, nostalgia, and sensory overload; corridors bedecked with construction paper; the smell of lunch and lockers and science projects; the stray kid let loose in the hall; the te...
HELPING HANDS BLP
Domestic Tranquility
WomenRising helps break the cycle of violence
by Tara Ryazansky
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The #MeToo and Time’s Up movements have exploded onto the national consciousness, exposing sexual predators in Hollywood, the media, and the United States government, and emboldening women to speak...
SPORTS & FITNESS BLP
Gridiron Great
For Dwayne Williams, home is where the sisters are—all 11 of them
by Jim Hague
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Portia Motley thinks it’s business as usual that she comes from a family of 11 girls and one boy. “It’s a blessing,” she said. Patricia Bennett agrees: “I always had someone to look up to or someon...
HOW WE WORK BLP
Bayonne Means Business
by Kate Rounds
Photos by Alyssa Bredin-Quiros
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British Swim School Jewish Community Center 1050 Kennedy Blvd. (201) 676-3630 robert.stapf@britishswimschool.com britishswimschool.com/hudsonwaterfront Huh? British Swim School in Bayonne? What the...
Home repair $ for low-income residents
Also at council: Activist asks about principal suspension
by Hannington Dia
Reporter Staff Writer
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Secaucus is set to bring back a home repair program for lower-income residents in town, said officials at the April 24 mayor and Council meeting. The town has implemented the program once before as...
HOW WE LIVE BLP
HUDSON FLATS
by Kate Rounds
Photos by Victor M. Rodriguez
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As Hudson County towns evolve, you can feel like you’ve lost your bearings. Wait a second, didn’t that used to be an empty lot? A gas station? An abandoned building? Increasingly, Bayonne is follow...
ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT BLP
Homegrown Rapper and R&B Artist
Cascio overcomes a bitter pill
by Tara Ryazansky
Photos by Carolos Bodden
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“I do what I want ’cause I’m grown. Bayonne’s my city, I call it my home,” Lucas LoCascio says, recalling the lyrics of his first big single. “It was something like that,” he adds with a grin. In 2...
ARTS & ENTERTAIMENT BLP
On Location in Bayonne
A local production company is gradually making a scene
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For the past eight years, an outfit called Narrow Bridge Films has been making inroads into indie movie-making. Narrow Bridge founder, actor, writer, producer, and Bayonne native Sam Platizky has d...
EATERY AND WATERING HOLE BLP
Winners & McLoone’s Bayonne Grill
by Kate Rounds
Photos by Terri Saulino Bish
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Though this unique venue is packed Friday through Sunday and can be seen for miles on busy Route 440, in many ways it’s Bayonne’s best-kept secret. Yes, it’s well-known for off-track betting. The d...