Remembering The Past: In Honor Of National Police Week And More

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Remembering the Past by Diane Norek Harrisonby Diane Norek Harrison

ELIZABETH-This year National Police Week is May 12-19.

This is from 1923 material: At the present time (1923) the City’s Police Department has 115 patrolmen, seven members of the bicycle squad, four of the motorcycle division; the detective squad consists of four sergeants and six detectives. There is also a patrol wagon service, and traffic laws are enforced.

The central station is connected by telephone with all parts of the city.

From 1882 material: German Presbyterian Church, situated on First Avenue and near the Central Railroad line or track. They built a Gothic frame church in 1879, costing about seven thousand dollars, with accommodations of about 450 and membership of 47. Their pastor, Rev. Otto Rudolph, whose labors among them is the means of drawing good congregations.

Siloam Presbyterian Church, This church was organized in 1867, and supplied by a number of pastors who remained for a short time. Much of their help financially has come from the other churches, and their building erected a few years ago with accommodations of about 300 and membership of 70. The pastor was Rev. William Carr at 1080 Elizabeth Avenue.

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

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