Remembering The Past: Around Middlesex County

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Remembering the Past by Diane Norek Harrisonby Diane Norek Harrison

EDISON-I received the following in an email: “Hi Diane, My brother Donald Zilch worked at Mirror Lake as a lifeguard in the summer of 1953. He stayed with our cousin’s family in New Jersey. My cousin’s daughter who now lives in Florida told me that Don had saved a life at the lake that summer. Do you have any access to newspapers that could confirm this?”

I do not have the answer my contributor is asking for. If anyone has firsthand information on this or printed material, please send it to me to pass on.

Photo shows an old Public Service sign that is still way up high on the old trolley car barn on Smith St. in Perth Amboy. It has to be at least 120 years old. (Photo and information courtesy of Gerald Trabalka. )

Photo shows an old Public Service sign that is still way up high on the old trolley car barn on Smith St. in Perth Amboy. It has to be at least 120 years old. (Photo and information courtesy of Gerald Trabalka)

Know of an old sign around Middlesex or Union counties that is still up on an old building? You are welcome to send a picture along with a caption to be included in my column.

Email your contributions to dianenorekharrison@verizon.net 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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