Remembering The Past: Happy New Year

Remembering the Past by Diane Norek Harrisonby Diane Norek Harrison

CARTERET-On Dec. 31, 1954, Cezo’s Bar and Grill on Roosevelt Ave. held a Gala New Year’s Open House for $1.00 with hats and noisemakers.

RAHWAY-The Cross Key Tavern on Cherry St. held a free Gala New Year’s Eve Party in 1961.

SAYREVILLE-In the Melrose section, Joe Jerome’s Tavern on Ridgeway Ave. held a New Year’s Eve Party in 1937 with a full course turkey supper for $1.25 a person.

SOUTH AMBOY-On Pine Ave. at the Bayview Inn and Restaurant an Open House was held on New Year’s Eve 1937 with no change in usual prices.

I’m looking forward to bringing you more “Remembering The Past” columns in 2014, but I need help from readers with contributions! Pease send what you remember!

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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