I would love to hear your memories of any old movie theater or drive-in in Union or Middlesex county to be used in my column. Remember the giveaways or prices? Send them to me!
WESTFIELD-Charles Frederick Wallace gave us chlorination of water, so essential to public health. An engineer, he came up with a simple device that pumped small amounts of chlorine gas into local water supplies to rid them of bacteria and other pathogens. His first customer was the Jersey City water department, which in 1913 paid Wallace $150 for a chlorinator to sanitize the Boonton, NJ reservoir.
By Diane Norek Harrison Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 6-12. Pictured above are L. John Schuettler and Edmund “Buddy” Hamtil at the Union Fire Station bond drive in July 1955. (Photo and information is used with permission from the Union…
WOODBRIDGE-I get a quite a bit of feedback from my columns. Although this is not quite of the area, my column seems to evoke memories for others. Here is an email after my July 26, 2013 column:
WOODBRIDGE-R.A.Bartha found my columns on the Woodbridge Golden Bears and is asking for more information on them from readers.
Pictured above is the medallion on a building that was on Fayette and Maple streets in Perth Amboy until recently. It had three letters, “DMI,” on it, highly stylized. It stood for Dorsey Motors Inc.
PERTH AMBOY-“During the week of July 15, they were grinding the old pavement off the street on New Brunswick Avenue in Perth Amboy by the new Municipal Complex. On July 17, I found the old original ‘brick pavers’ still down.”