I converted some of my grandfather Abilio’s old 8mm and 16mm film to video. There were about 12 reels in total including many scenes from Paterson City and Portugal. I cut the Seaside Heights scenes into a 5:30 minute video that I uploaded to YouTube. In addition to seeing me wheeled around in a baby carriage, you will see images of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, my grandparents’ home on Webster Avenue near Bay Boulevard, Casino Pier, the Boardwalk at Webster Avenue, the Beachcomber Bar at Funtown, and my childhood home at 119 Franklin Avenue. The much younger Tony and Mary Ellen Vaz can be seen, as well as Mike Graichen and Phil Carrozza.
Video: 1967 and mid-1970s