Author Archive for Diane Harrison

Remembering the Past: Memories Of The Area

by Diane Norek Harrison RAHWAY—Here are some 1980s memories from Rahway resident Derron Palmer: “I remember buying Italian Ice at Truppa’s on Winfield Street, eating at the Foursome Diner, the summer sidewalk sales and the Fourth of July bicycle races…

Remembering the Past: First National Bank Of Woodbridge

By Diane Norek Harrison WOODBRIDGE—This is from my own research dated 1920: The First National Bank of Woodbridge was incorporated June 12, 1906, and commenced business August 11th of the same year, in the handsome building erected on the northwest…

Sayreville Skies Sparkle With Fireworks

by Diane Norek Harrison SAYREVILLE-Sayreville held their annual Independence Day Celebration on June 28 at Kennedy Park. The festivities began at 4 p.m., but were halted for a short time with a downpour of rain. Activities quickly began again as…

Remembering the Past: Memories From Carteret, Edison and Metuchen

by Diane Norek Harrison Here are some tidbits from my own research from around the area: CARTERET–Remember these old businesses? B & B Lounge, Carroll’s, Charlie’s Angels, The Dixie, Adam Garber & Co., Nagy’s Bar, New Palace Theatre; 52 Roosevelt…

Great Beds Lighthouse & Other Perth Amboy Memories

by Diane Norek Harrison PERTH AMBOY—Some businesses that were in Perth Amboy in 1943 included Cher Radio, Dolly Dress Shop, Fine’s Dress Shop, Label Youth Center, Lady Fair Salon, Linoleum and Carpet Factory outlet, Miller’s Beauty Shop, and Olstowski Studio…