Recreation & Lifestyle

Remembering The Past: Sayreville Memories

SAYREVILLE-On Oct. 4, 1918, the T. A. Gillespie Shell-Loading Factory in Morgan exploded, destroying the factory and breaking windows for miles around the area. South Amboy was evacuated and thousands fled their homes to Perth Amboy over the Victory Bridge. Shell parts were still being collected in 1997 from Sayreville’s Eisenhower School.

Carteret Mayor Announces Summer Concerts Series

CARTERET—Carteret Mayor Reiman recently joined with Councilman Vinny Bellino to announce that the borough has received $4,500, an appropriation requested to help finance its 4th annual “Concerts by the Bay” series. The arts grant was awarded by Middlesex County Cultural and Heritage Commission, and will fund its popular live music series at Waterfront Park.