Tag Archive for Diane Norek Harrison

More On The Old Menlo Park Mall

 by Diane Norek Harrison EDISON-I received an e-mail from Ted Pastusczak which reads: “Hi Diane, I just read your article from Jan. 30 on Menlo Park – great stuff. “I remember when the mall opened in 1960 or so.  It…

Memories Of Woodbridge And Perth Amboy

by Diane Norek Harrison WOODBRIDGE/PERTH AMBOY—I received these memories in an email from former area resident Tom Saboy: “Dear Ms. Harrison, I was born in Hopelawn in 1935. I attended Hopelawn # 10 school from 1940 to 1948 and Woodbridge…

Remembering Some Carteret Businesses

by Diane Norek Harrison CARTERET-This is from my own research. The Carteret Boat Club was mostly a canoeing and rowing club, known as the home of the “Rocking Chair Fleet.” It was on Front Street between Gordon and Markets streets,…

Winter Sledding & Elizabeth Trolleys

by Diane Norek Harrison ELIZABETH-This came in a letter from Marilyn Thorne: “Dear Ms. Harrison, I’ve been enjoying reading ‘Remembering The Past’ in the Clark Patriot for some time now. Here’s a fond memory of mine of winter days when…

Rahway Relics

By Diane Norek Harrison RAHWAY-I received this in an email: “Here is one I don’t remember, the Rahway Clay Pits. I just came upon a picture of (it) them while looking through photo albums around town. Where were the clay…

The Perth Amboy & Woodbridge Clay Pits

by Diane Norek Harrison PERTH AMBOY-WOODBRIDGE-This is from my own research dated 1884. If anyone has more information on the area clay pits or what is now built on them, please send it for another column.  W.H.P. Benton’s clay pits…