I grew up there, and Josh Saltzman nailed the feel of the place; Bayonne somehow has always had a weirdly small-town atmosphere.
Classic Bayonne: On my grandmother's 80th birthday, we had a dinner for her at a local restaurant, the Chandelier. I went into the lobby a minute ahead, and was easily able to assemble a chorus of 15 complete strangers to sing "Happy Birthday" to her when she came in.
My ex-wife, from a much more repressed south Jersey town, thought I was insane, and courting rejection or worse. But a crowd of strangers wishing my grandmother a happy birthday was a quintessentially Bayonne moment.