Tag Archive for Remembering the Past

Memorial Day Memories

by Diane Norek Harrison SOUTH AMBOY-This is from my own research. The cemetery for Sacred Heart Parish in South Amboy is located on Johnsons Lane in the Parlin section of Sayreville. The Sacred Heart Catholic War Veterans Post 578 erected…

In Honor Of National Police Week, May 10-17

By Diane Norek Harrison PERTH AMBOY-This is from material given to me by Rose (Tarloski) and Jerry Celecki: In 1960, Perth Amboy Police Department had one chief of police, three police captains, 11 lieutenants, fourteen sergeants, three detectives and 55…

Woodbridge Memories

By Diane Norek Harrison WOODBRIDGE-Here are memories from readers: Woodbridge Golden Bears I received the following in an e-mail from Mark Curran: “Hi Diane, I am the son of Joe Curran # 76 in the photo of your Feb. 27,…

Elizabeth Memories

By Diane Norek Harrison ELIZABETH-Here are some memories from former Elizabeth resident Roger Stryeski: “Attached are some of my memories of Elizabeth in the 1970s.  Most are concerning food and where to get it. I came to Elizabeth and St.…

Remembering the Past: Fords Memories

 by Diane Norek Harrison WOODBRIDGE-Here are a few memories from Jim Kacmarsky, in response to my Feb. 6 column on the Perth Amboy and Woodbridge clay pits.   “I grew up in Fords section of Woodbridge, and the clay pits…

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…

Happy Spring, Easter & More

 by Diane Norek Harrison  SOUTH AMBOY-This item is from my cousin Deborah Cooney Marion. Deb owned the home on the corner of Highland Street and Hillcrest Avenue in the 1980s. She was told it was the original Dieker farm house…

More On The Woodbridge Clay Pits

By Diane Norek Harrison WOODBRIDGE-I received the following email from a reader: “Hi Diane, We read with interest your excerpt about the Perth Amboy and Woodbridge Clay Pits in the Feb. 6 Atom Tabloid. You might be interested in this…

St. Patrick’s Day Memories

by Diane Norek Harrison PERTH AMBOY- Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Division No. 3 and Ladies’ Auxiliary Ancient Order of Hibernians (A.O.H.) held their annual ball and card party on Monday evening, April 2, 1923 in the new auditorium. Music was…

Sayreville Through The Years

by Diane Norek Harrison SAYREVILLE-This first part was given to me for my column. Circa 1917, there was the Victorian Troop Marching Band. The members at this time were: William Hockenjos, Moon Bailey, Frank Johnson, John McCutcheon, Charles Burkshot, Emit…