Remembering The Past: Fords Businesses

by Diane Norek Harrison

Memories of Fords from Harold Miller and his sister Elaine Peterson that I have not previously printed: “Our recollections start in the 1940s and end up in the late 1950s. Starting at the Hungarian cemetery on the north side of New Brunswick Ave. going west, as you leave Hopelawn there was a
grocery store on the corner of Liberty St., unknown owner, next was Helen’s Confectionary, where my old gang the Silver Streaks hung out, across the street at the corner of Fraser St. was a tavern named Planko’s.

There was a strip mall that had a paint store/restaurant later on, a drug store and an Acme grocery store. Across the street was George’s Auto Repair and a Sinclair Gas Station.


Up at Hornsby St. was June Motors, a used car dealer. Across the street was the VFW, Herbert’s Auto Repair and a Lorraine Gas Station.”

If you have your own memories of the past in Middlesex or Union counties, email me at or send copies of your material to me c/o CMD Media, 1139 East Jersey St., Suite 503, Elizabeth NJ, 07201

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