On The Waterfront BLP
Mussel Bound
Newark Bay bivalves are bouncing back
by Al Sullivan
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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, ...
The Windmill Alliance
Drawing with dignity
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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 ...
Victorian Vibe
A look at two Victorian fixer-uppers

by Kate Rounds
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 6 6 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
The Vic Tavern
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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...
DeFusco declares for 1st Ward Council race in Hoboken
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 27 27 recommendations | email to a friend
HOBOKEN—Zoning Board member Michael DeFusco has thrown his hat into the race for the City Council 1st Ward seat, challenging longtime incumbent Councilwoman Theresa Castellano. All six ward seats o...
Bayonne hockey player gets a surprise from the Devils
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 14 14 recommendations | email to a friend
BAYONNE – High school hockey goalie Akiel Fogoe, 17, lost everything on July 11 when he and his father barely escaped a fire that destroyed their home at 77 E.21st St. The blaze left Fogoe empty-ha...
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
79, of Hobe Sound, Fla. passed away July 22, 2015. Born in Bayonne, she worked in the Jersey City public school district for three decades before retiring in 1990. She was a 1959 graduate of New Je...
BILAK, MARGARET (nee: Fabula)
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend
59, passed away July 19, 2015. A lifelong resident of Bayonne, she was the wife of John Bilak; mother of Jennifer Chi and her husband, John; and Travis Bilak and his wife, Megan; grandmother of Log...
Jul 29, 2015 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
82, died July 18, 2015. Born in San Vito sullo Ionio in Calabria, Italy, he lived the rest of his life in Bayonne. He was predeceased by his parents, Giuseppe and Caterina (nee: Doria) Bilotta both...