WORKING OUT WITH BLP
Working Out With—Chuck Wepner
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Walking around Planet Fitness with Chuck Wepner, you know you’re in the company of a celeb. Lots of folks greet him and some want their pictures taken with him. He is unfailingly friendly and oblig...
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George R.R. Martin
From Bayonne to Game of Thrones—and Back
by Dean DeChiaro
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In Bayonne, things change but often not that much. Thirty-five East First St. is largely the same building it was in the early 1950s, except back then the roof was flat. A few blocks down, a corner...
HANGING OUT WITH BLP
Hanging Out With—Patty Smith
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When I tell people I’m interviewing Patty Smith, some ask, “the rock star?” Well, no, but this Patty Smith does rock. Your first impression of her is that’s she’s a lovely, down-to-earth person who...
The Sunken Ships of Bayonne
by Story and Photos by Al Sullivan
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At the southeastern corner of Bayonne rests the wreck of the Estelle Krieger, a 1,172-ton passenger schooner built in 1899 but left to rot along the piers of the Port Johnson coal docks along with ...
An Iconic Rifle of the Old West
Made right in Bayonne
by Dean DeChiaro
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In 1860, Benjamin Tyler Henry was awarded the first patent in history on a lever-action repeating rifle, and an iconic American gun was born. Oliver Winchester, the founder of New Haven Arms and a ...
EDUCATION BLP
History and Dance?
Must be Bayonne High School’s new Academy for Fine Arts and Academics
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With its year-old Academy for Fine Arts and Academics, Bayonne High School has taken the notion of interdisciplinary studies and team teaching to a new level. The program has four tracks: Arts, Hum...
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EMERGING BAYONNE
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In the spring of 2012, a towering structure rose above the Bayonne skyline. The 262-foot, 70-ton white turbine was the first industrial windmill of its kind in the New York-Northern New Jersey metr...
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VANISHING BAYONNE
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It’s hard to imagine another Hudson County town with more signs of its bygone days—literally. Many of Bayonne’s vintage signs—neon, painted, apron, or hanging—might soon be vanishing into whatever ...
ARCHIVES AND ARTIFACTS BLP
A Living Entity
The Bayonne Community Museum is a magnet for the arts, nonprofits, and other groups
by Story and Photos by Joseph Passantino
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As a lover of architecture and museums, I was thrilled with the assignment to visit and experience the Bayonne Community Museum. The building, at 9th Street and Broadway, combines the best of both....
SPORTS CORNER BLP
Joe Borowski’s Incredible Journey
From Bayonne to the big leagues
by Jim Hague
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If you told Joe Borowski 20 years ago that he’d have a life in Major League baseball and then live in Scottsdale, Arizona, with a beautiful wife and two sons, he’d say you’re insane. A career in th...