Remembering the Past: Memories From Carteret, Edison and Metuchen

by Diane Norek Harrison
Here are some tidbits from my own research from around the area:

CARTERET–Remember these old businesses? B & B Lounge, Carroll’s, Charlie’s Angels, The Dixie, Adam Garber & Co., Nagy’s Bar, New Palace Theatre; 52 Roosevelt Ave., New Roosevelt Laundry; 526 Roosevelt Ave., Roosevelt Hotel and Ulman’s Bakery. Anyone have memories or past material from Brunswick Carteret Lanes on Roosevelt? Where did teenagers hang out, play pinball, shoot pool or shoot hoops?

St. Mary’s Ukrainian Catholic Church was organized in 1949 with Rev. Leo Pelensky as the first Pastor. The church was dedicated on Sept. 19, 1954.

As of now, I will not have anymore past Carteret columns this year, unless I hear some memories or receive some past information from readers.

EDISON-1887-Thomas A. Edison’s laboratory left Menlo Park to occupy new and much larger facilities in West Orange.

Remember when the Menlo Park Mall was first enclosed? There was a card and gift store in the middle of the corridor of the mall next to Bamberger’s? Also, in the mall at one time was San Francisco Music Box Company and the California Pizza Kitchen. Comp USA was on Route 1, Rag Shop was also on Route 1 in Wick Plaza and Revlon was on Route 27.

Other businesses with no locations were: Robin Hood Inn and Quesinberry Amoco.

METUCHEN-Kramer Bros.-Freight Line, Martin Cleaners on Main St, National Petroleum Co., North Jersey Finance Service of Jersey City-Metuchen Branch; 11 Penn Ave., Pierson & MacWilliam; Architects; 210 Maple Ave. and Westbrook Farms.

Hoping to hear more memories or receive more past material for these three towns. I don’t have much past material for these towns. Have anything to add from what is listed in this column? Have past information or memories on past businesses/bars, block parties, festivals, carnivals, past town activities, school, picnics or history of organizations, clubs, First Aid Squads or fire departments, summer, winter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc.? You know what I am looking for! This “shout out” goes out to all the towns listed below.

If you have your own memories or past information for Carteret, Edison, Metuchen, Perth Amboy, Sayreville, South Amboy or Woodbridge you can email me at send “copies” of your material to me at CMD Media, P.O. Box 1061 Rahway, N.J. 07065.

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