EMERGING BLP
Rising from the Weeds
A residential development is on the horizon
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It was the dog days of summer, and I was standing with Joe DeMarco and Rob Wondolowski in—well—a huge field of weeds on the former military base known as the Military Ocean Terminal at Bayonne. I’m...
EDUCATION BLP
Is That FDR in Room 335?
A Bayonne teacher brings history to life
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Gene Woods teaches history at Bayonne High School. But that’s not him standing in front of the whiteboard. That’s him over there in a wheelchair, reassuring the nation that we have nothing to fear ...
SENIOR MOMENTS BLP
56th Street Senior Center
by Story and photos by Kate Rounds
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I’m not sure what I was expecting when I ventured uptown to 56th Street. I certainly wasn’t expecting the beautiful building. It looks like it might have been a 19th century library or train statio...
SPORTS CORNER BLP
Pole-Dance Fitness on the Peninsula
How a dodgy exotic dance form morphed into a trendy fitness craze
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Melissa Goliczewski is a Bayonne native who works as a copywriter at an ad agency in New York. But her passion is pole dance fitness. If you’re thinking Bada Bing! think again. Starting in 2010, sh...
ON THE WATERFRONT BLP
Ship to Shore
While you go about your business, they’ve got your back
by Kate Rounds
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For a town that calls itself the Peninsula, some of us are amazingly clueless about one of our waterfront’s most important assets. In a remarkably unscientific survey of a few Bayonne friends, none...
HOW WE WORK BLP
Businesses Make Bayonne Work
by Kate Rounds
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ADVANCED PHOTO PORTRAIT STUDIO 502 Broadway (201) 823-0300 advancedportrait.com Cheers without the beer. That’s how Ellen Colasurdo describes her Broadway photography studio. It may seem like an od...
HELPING HANDS BLP
Bayonne Community Mental Health Center
Improving Lives
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For 42 years this organization has been providing mental health services to anyone who needs them, regardless of their ability to pay. It was the brainchild of the local chapter of a national Jewis...
Scene and Heard
Notes from an underground music world
by Tara Ryazansky
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Bayonne’s music scene is thriving in basements, garages, and loft spaces as the town’s increasingly colorful landscape of hip spots blends with our quirky old-school family businesses. The upshot? ...
HOW WE LIVE BLP
by KATE ROUNDS
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As Barbra Streisand famously sang, “A house is not a home when there’s no one there.” In this issue, we look at two homes that get their character and charm from the wonderful young families living...
HANGING OUT WITH BLP
The Bridgemen
by Tara Ryazansky
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The Bayonne Bridgemen are just as entertaining over coffee at Amici’s as they are on the field during a performance. A lot of loud laughter and singing could be heard coming from our table at the B...