South Amboy

South Amboy Honors Police, Firefighters, Volunteers

by Diane Norek Harrison SOUTH AMBOY—The Pete Kenny Association, along with the Middlesex County Emerald Society, held Police, Fire and Volunteer Day on Oct. 12 at the Blue Moon Café on Broadway. South Amboy police officers Patrolman Matt Barcheski, Patrolman…

Another South Amboy Landmark Demolished

  Another South Amboy Landmark Demolished—The remains, as of Oct. 9, of the famous South Amboy Briggs Chevrolet building which was located on Main Street for many years. It later became Multi-Care Ambulance Service and has been empty for years.…

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.…

Remembering the Past: More Memories Of South Amboy

By Diane Norek Harrison SOUTH AMBOY- Here are former South Amboy resident Adam Kierst’s memories of his way home from St. Mary’s School on Augusta Street to Ward Avenue in the 1920s. I had his walking to St. Mary’s School…

Remembering the Past: South Amboy Sports Memories

by Diane Norek Harrison SOUTH AMBOY-“CROSS RIVER CASEYS TO GIVE FIGHT TO HOLY CROSS TEAM” On Jan. 5, 1925, The South Amboy Knights of Columbus basketball team went into action at St Mary’s gym against the South Amboy Holy Cross…

South Amboy Selects Developer For Waterfront Site

SOUTH AMBOY—An Ocean Township-based real estate development company was recently named redeveloper for 50 acres of the South Amboy waterfront. The site, which is currently owned by Reliant Energy, has significant soil and water contamination. While four outdated oil fired…

Remembering the Past: Public Safety Service Past Information

by Diane Norek Harrison SOUTH AMBOY-In honor of National Police Week, May 11-May 17, I found the following tidbits: In Jan. of 1920, The South Amboy Police Department petitioned the counsel requesting that 8 hour shifts be put in force…