With many Catholic schools closing around the area in recent years, e.g. St. Mary’s Grammar School; South Amboy, St. Cecelia’s; Iselin, Our Lady of Lourdes; Milltown, St. Peter’s High School; New Brunswick and St. Mary’s High School in Perth Amboy, I am looking for contributors to share their memories of these schools.
ELIZABETH-The following is from Barbara Highsmith after my June 14 column: “I read your column on Remembering the Past recently about the gentleman who wrote about going to the Dreamland Arena.
SOUTH AMBOY-The following is from my cousin, John E. Cooney: “South Amboy was an important railroad town because the overhead (catenary) wires for electric locomotives ended.
HIGHLAND PARK-The following is from Michael Johnson after my June 7 column. “Diane, I enjoyed your column in the recent NJTODAY.NET issue about ‘Remembering Highland Park.’ I am a former part time staff employee at the YM-YWHA of Raritan Valley, which was located on 2 South Adelaide Avenue. The Y was not mentioned within the article and I feel it should be recognized.
SAYREVILLE — Members of the Sayreville Police Department, Fire Department and Emergency Squad were all on hand at Kennedy Park on Tuesday, Aug. 6 for National Night Out.
I have been bringing you my “Remembering The Past” column for 10 years now. I want to say thank you to all my contributors for your contributions that make my column a success.
WOODBRIDGE- More memories of Maple Hill Dairy from George Housman: “Years later, my parents moved to Ohio to be near my sister. While cleaning their home I came across one of those bottles, kept it for my memories and still have it today.
WOODBRIDGE-Back in May of 2012, I received an email from someone who was looking for an old Maple Hill Dairy milk bottle. In May 2013, I got a reply. Here are some memories from George Housman with why the bottle was so special to him:
ELIZABETH-I received the following email: “Just found your website while searching to see if Polly’s Elizabeth Inn was still in operation. We have so many fond memories of dining there on Sundays when our kids were little. They especially loved the little cocktails, actually it was juice that she served, and the wonderful sticky buns. Back in the 1950s and 1960s, one of our favorite places was Snuffy’s Steak House and the kids loved watching the monkey that swung back and forth over the bar.
UNION TOWNSHIP — This is a photo of the 1917 Union Township Police Force, with Chief Charles Hopkins seated in the chair, which is used with permission from the Union Township Historical Society.