Recreation & Lifestyle

Woodbridge Golden Bears And More Sports Memories

By Diane Norek Harrison WOODBRIDGE-Here are some great sports memories from former area resident Harold Miller: “Diane, I thought I would write about the Woodbridge Golden Bears for the years I played for them from 1947 to 1954 when they…

“Miracle at St. Anna” Lacks Movie Magic – 2 & ½ popcorns

by Michael S. Goldberger, film critic Though challengingly long at two hours and forty minutes, a bit more convoluted than is digestible and a mite derivative at junctures, Spike Lee’s “Miracle at St. Anna” is rarely boring. It is, in…

Morgan’s Past

by Diane Norek Harrison SAYREVILLE-In 2007, I received an email from Morgan resident Frances Drake asking me if I had any past information on the Morgan section of Sayreville. She was writing a paper for a class at Rutgers University.…

“Ghost Town” – A Haunting Comedy – 3 popcorns

  by Michael S. Goldberger, film critic The effervescent reincarnation of a romantic comedy sub-genre that’s been haunting silver screens ever since “Topper” (1937), David Koepp’s “Ghost Town” does its spectral predecessors proud. You know the deal. A cynic can…

Elizabeth Memories: Elmora Avenue In The 1950s

  by Diane Norek Harrison ELIZABETH-Here are some great memories from Elizabeth resident Barbara Bebert Evers:  “Dear Diane, Here are a few of my memories of growing up on Elmora Avenue. The avenue has changed a lot since the 1950s.…

“Burn After Reading” – A Capital Satire – 3 popcorns

  By Michael S. Goldberger, film critic If you look thither, way out there on the cutting edge of filmmaking, you’ll see the Brothers Coen, Ethan and Joel, who now gift us with “Burn After Reading.” A bit of gallows…

Remembering the Past: A Mixture Of Facts From Past South Amboy

by Diane Norek Harrison SOUTH AMBOY—Here is another “cleaning out my folders” column from my own research: The Long Ferry at the foot of High Street in Perth Amboy that went from South Amboy to Perth Amboy started in 1684.…

“Bangkok Dangerous” – See at Your Own Risk – 1 & ½ popcorns

By Michael S. Goldberger, film critic “Bangkok Dangerous” is so brazen a cliché that, as with the scalawag student who owns up to a transgression—“It was I, Mrs. Green, who stole the UNICEF collection can”—you must at least note the…

Memories Of 1920s Woodbridge

by Diane Norek Harrison WOODBRIDGE-This is from some of my own material dated 1920: The beautiful High School on Barron avenue was built in 1911. There are, in addition, seven excellent public schools, located as follows: No. 1, Central Avenue,…