Recreation & Lifestyle

“Pride and Glory” – Shamelessly Typical – 2 popcorns

By Michael S. Goldberger, film critic You’ve seen multi-generational, good cop/bad cop tales like “Pride and Glory” before, though perhaps not so predictable and murky. Boy is it gloomy. N.Y.C. streetlights barely illuminate the night; the daytime winter setting is…

“W.” – As in Woe is Us – 3 popcorns

By Michael S. Goldberger, film critic Whew and omigosh. Or, as my great, great grandfather was probably prone to say, “Oy, yoy, yoy.” Either will do as you exit from the theater after seeing director Oliver Stone’s adaptation of writer…

Memories Of The Woodbridge Golden Bears

By Diane Norek Harrison WOODBRIDGE—Here is some more information on the Woodbridge Golden Bears from former area resident Harold Miller. The year is not on the material but it is most likely from 1947 when Mr. Miller was named “Rookie…

Remembering Briggs Chevrolet

By Diane Norek Harrison SOUTH AMBOY—With the demolition of the famed Briggs Chevrolet building during the week of Oct. 7, I cleaned out more of my folders. Besides being a car dealership, Briggs sponsored many race cars through the years.…

Clark Halloween Memories

By Diane Harrison CLARK-Happy Halloween! Here are some memories from Kimberly Cooper Ramalho: “Diane, I thought your column was really cute. It was great to read the memories of those who lived in my town, Clark, and those neighboring towns…

“City of Ember” – Not Quite the Living End – 2 popcorns

By Michael S. Goldberger, film critic A post-apocalyptic primer on government corruption, the PG-rated “City of Ember” is more astute than wowing. Bright children will appreciate the sarcastic validation of what they’ve already suspected. Whereas adults might be moved to…

“Religulous” – Nothing Sacred – 3 popcorns

By Michael S. Goldberger, film critic  It’s no secret that a good portion of comedian Bill Maher’s career has been devoted to questioning the world of spiritualism, from debunking obvious scam artists to challenging the very nature of the First…

Remembering the Past: Doctors Who Once Practiced In Perth Amboy

By Diane Norek Harrison PERTH AMBOY—Here are some of the many doctors and dentists that once practiced in Perth Amboy in 1953 from material given to me for my column: I.P. Avchen-dentist; 188 Hall Ave., Dr. Sami Bernstein; 165 Smith…