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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…

Remembering the Past: Elizabeth Memorial Day Memories

by Diane Norek Harrison ELIZABETH-I received these Memorial Day memories from reader William Frolich: “Memories of Memorial Days in Elizabeth, and parades on North Broad Street, near the Sailors and Soldiers Monument” “To some of us, the big event in…

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…

Businesses Around Woodbridge In 1953 And More

by Diane Norek Harrison WOODBRIDGE-Does anyone have memories or past information on the semi pro football teams-The Hopelawn Greyhounds or the Woodbridge Golden Bears from the 1930s and 1940s? Were there any other pro football teams in the area? I…

Remembering the Past: Remembering Raritan Township

By Diane Norek Harrison EDISON-Before being named Edison Township, it was called Raritan Township. This is from material when we knew it as Raritan Township. This township, formed from portions of Woodbridge and Piscataway townships on March 17, 1870, derives…