Blazing a Trail
A first for the BBFD
by Kate Rounds
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Spend just a few moments with Cailin Brodel, and you know why she made the grade. Women who are the first do to anything often are uber-qualified—and also very humble. That’s how she comes across: ...
Spanning the Decades
Recollections of our iconic bridge
by Neil Carroll and Patty Smith
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With the raise-the-roadway project, slated for completion in 2018, the Bayonne Bridge is going through a transformation never envisioned when it debuted in 1931. As it undergoes this massive change...
Unmasking Captain Bayonne
Avengers Assemble!
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Superman may be a more apt model for Captain Bayonne than Captain America. Captain Bayonne’s Jimmy Olson job is to work in admissions operations for Columbia University. But when he’s not at his da...
City Critters
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In a city the size of Bayonne you can still find vestiges of our rural past. In our parks, on our waterfronts, and even in ragged lots left vacant by demolished or abandoned buildings, you can find...
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....