May 1, 2002 at 10:56:19
My family name is Fierro. They all came from Italy and settled in Newark
around 1885- 1895. Most of my relatives are buried in the Holy Sepulchre
cemetery in East Orange. My grandfather moved from Newark to live in Philadelphia,
PA in 1909. Other family names include LaScala, Napoliello.
May 5, 2002 at 11:11:34
Irvington High School
May 5, 2002 at 15:33:31
Edna McGrath (Grehl)
Graduated from St. Aloysius School in 1950. Moved from "Down Neck"
5 years ago. This site brings back a lot of memories.
May 5, 2002 at 20:06:54
Great idea Weequahic 1955
May 5, 2002 at 23:08:29
born in Newark, 1935, attended Bergen St. Grammar School, South Side High
School (graduated 1952), then Newark-Rutgers University.
May 6, 2002 at 12:37:40
Maryann Cuff Seriale
Great site!! I was born in raised in Newark - Graduated Barringer in '72
- had great times on Bloomfield Ave.
May 6, 2002 at 13:56:54
Class of '44
May 6, 2002 at 20:18:55
May 6, 2002 at 21:07:47
Nat, this is great. You have brought back thousands of memories, even
though I lived in Hillside, our world still revolved around the Weequahic
area of Newark and of course "THE Diner!" Leo and Morris will
always live on in our hearts as you described them. To a T.
May 6, 2002 at 21:58:00
Lona Drucker Alpert
In the late 1940's and early 1950's my mom & dad took my brother and
me to The Tavern on Sunday for dinner. This was much FANCIER and more
expensive than the Weequahic Diner. However, the diner was always my favorite
place to meet friends into the wee hours of the morning. It was such fun
and a healthy atmosphere. As far as I knew back then, there were no druggies
or pushers waiting outside; just good times with no worries about getting
mugged or attacked. There was no fear of just "hanging out"
until your table was ready. It was terrific.
May 6, 2002 at 22:39:54
June Eckstein Hartman
Thanks for the memories
May 6, 2002 at 22:47:23
ROBBIE HENRY NEE EIG
I WAS THERE EVERY SAT MORNING TO GET LOX AND FISH WITH GRANDPA..... LOVED
THE CHEESE CAKE AND STILL REMEMBER THE WONDERFUL SMELLS AND TASTES COMING
May 6, 2002 at 22:51:39
Susan Schilling Grand
Brought back lots of great memories of days gone by!
May 6, 2002 at 22:58:46
What memories this brings back
May 6, 2002 at 23:33:17
I come from a big family to arrived in Newark in the 1800 I like to join.
May 6, 2002 at 23:41:24
Weequahic class of "58
May 7, 2002 at 07:59:14
MARCIA BERNSTEIN EHRENKRANZ
May 7, 2002 at 09:53:16
thanks for the memories-hillside high class of 1959
May 7, 2002 at 10:04:43
Stephen G Schoen
I grew up in Hillside in the 50's and my Dad had a Real Estate/Insurance
office on N. Broad St next to the Mayfair movie theater on the border
of Newark and Weequahic Park
May 7, 2002 at 10:19:26
Marilyn S. Grossman
Great site now that I split my time between NY and Fl. brings back great
May 7, 2002 at 11:12:39
Ball field at Chancellor School
May 7, 2002 at 11:28:04
great fun !!! wonderful memories of a wonderful time. My favorite memory
is cocoanut crème pie at the tavern.
May 7, 2002 at 12:49:36
There was no place ever like the Weequahic Diner!
May 7, 2002 at 16:49:28
Nostalgia! As you get older, it becomes more important.
May 7, 2002 at 22:30:19
BACK HOME!!! Hello everyone. Finally did what I previously said I'd do.
Moved back to Newark last week and am living over in the old North Newark/Little
Italy area on Van Wagenen Street between Broadway and Summer Ave. It feels
a little different, but wonderful, to be back in Newark. This area is
predominately Hispanic now. As you turn onto Broadway from Broad Street
down by the Colonnade Apt almost all of the stores have Hispanic names.
This is a very "vibrant" part of town. Am able to walk around
the corner to get bread, milk, etc. Can walk around the corner and go
to the Post Office on Broadway. Walked to Mass at St. Michaels Church
on Broadway this past Sunday. A few "shady" character around
but not an uncomfortable feeling. Drove up Summer Ave, Mt. Pleasant, Mt.
Prospect Ave, Heller Parkway, and in that area and the homes are still
beautifully maintained. Had lunch today at McGovern's Tavern on New Street
by Rutgers. Still there after all these years. Went up Springfield Ave
on Sat and had one of those greasy, but wonderful, Italian hot dogs at
Jimmy Buffs. Lots of changes along Springfield coming up from downtown
at the old courthouse with the wonderful statue of a sitting statue of
President Lincoln. First of all St. Benedicts Prep is still there and
has expanded. All along Springfield Ave between High Street and Bergen
Street there are new houses up already, and a lot more being built as
I speak. It was amazing to see all of the construction going on there.
Coming up South Orange Ave from the courthouse there are some beautiful
houses which were built my Hovanian around 8-10 years ago. Just above
these new houses is the new New Jersey College of Medicine and Dentistry
and the hospital which replaced the old Martland Medical Center. South
Orange Ave gets a little more "seedy" as you
May 7, 2002 at 22:47:14
BACK HOME - Part 2. South Orange Avenue gets a little more "seedy"
as you continue going West past Bergen Street. Downtown is coming along
great. There is the New NJPAC - New Jersey Performing Arts Center at the
end of Park Place. The old Robert Treat Hotel has been refurbished and
looks great. There is the new Newark Bears ballpark on McCarter Highway
behind the old Telephone Company building on Broad Street which is now
Verizon. The area over by Rutgers looks great. There are many new building
which have been added to their expanded campus. Of course there is the
beautiful Newark Museum, Ballantine House, and Newark Pubic Library all
along Military Park with it's wonderful statue of George Washington on
horseback, and of course that wonderful statue of Christopher Columbus.
Saw many more business-type people just walking around at noon time today.
There is lots of construction going on downtown for new office buildings.
There are many positive things going on in Newark at this point in time.
Could not have said all of this 10 to 15 years ago, but Newark is definitely
on the rebound. Even Traveler Magazine got into the act. In it's April
issue they did an article about Newark being a "travel destination"
city. How's that? Anyway, whenever you have a chance, come back and see
all of the changes going on in your old hometown.
May 7, 2002 at 22:57:47
Just found the sight, looking forward to connecting with old friends from
the class of 1948
May 7, 2002 at 23:05:33
loved THAT diner
May 9, 2002 at 06:20:46
Harold Goldman (Haroldgold)
Great memories, wish we could all go back
May 9, 2002 at 10:02:38
Seymour eisenberg ()
May 9, 2002 at 14:49:47
came across this great and wonderful site. It sure brings back memories-Weequahic
diner, the park, the tavern restaurant, sabins, millmans hot dog hang
out. And of course Sammys on 15th Ave. ( best Italian hotdogs). Any one
from the chancellor Ave. area (Syds) from unterman field Halems, Rubins
drug store and etc. Any one around from my activity with the old Newark
Saxons and of course the Weequahic AZA. Please respond to my e-mail and
it would be nice to read and hear from you. One last thing, is there any
one from my wife's class of June 1953? We have not heard any thing about
a 50th reunion. It sure is nice to read and have tears about the old neighborhood.::Regards,Marv
May 9, 2002 at 21:15:36
It was great to know that Barringer has a great source of history. If
any one would like to know what it is like now just email me.
May 9, 2002 at 21:24:37
Rich Sivertsen ()
Happened upon this site while surfing around and thoroughly enjoyed it.
As a kid, I lived in the Walsh Projects, went to Webster Jr. High and
graduated from Barringer. I was a Police Officer in Newark from 1961 until
1989. Married my high school sweetheart, Nancy Schick (Roseville area)
and have been happily married for 42 years. Scanning this site brought
back so many wonderful memories I have of Newark. Tin-a-lings, Jimmy Buffs,
Biases, I knew them all. Elliot Street School was my hang out as a kid.
The candy store across the street where we would "hang out"
and always get chased by the police, the Snake Eyes, the Toro's, the panther's,
ahh the memories. I'll never forget them or the gang from the projects
I grew up with.
May 9, 2002 at 22:22:09
This is a very welcome site. There aren't many of us around to talk about
the Old Newark
May 9, 2002 at 23:51:46
Born in Newark in 1923 Love your website:: I love your website born in
Newark in 1923 attended Avon Ave School, Madison Jr. High and Weequahic
May 10, 2002 at 12:45:14
May 10, 2002 at 14:54:17
Joan Miller Durante
I went to Maple Avenue Elementary School and the Weequahic Annex before
moving to Hillside and graduating from Hillside High in 1955. Newark was
... and is ... a very special place for me. Thanks for bringing back old
memories in such a lovely, vivid manner.
May 10, 2002 at 18:16:57
Eli Trisker (Weiss)
Enjoyed gazing thru this. I lived in Irvington & graduated Irv. High
class of 1953. My name in school was Eli Weiss. Would like to hear from
anyone who wants to write me.
May 10, 2002 at 20:20:21
I remember. I wish I could turn the clock back and visit my old friends
once again. Thank for the memories.
May 11, 2002 at 11:36:08
May 11, 2002 at 15:21:10
went to Franklin elem. Webster Jr. High and Barringer high lived on Bloomfield
Ave. between Clifton Ave. and ridge St....how is the area now anyone e-mail
me at firstname.lastname@example.org
May 12, 2002 at 11:50:04
Natalie Digiesi Bash
Time to reclaim Newark!
May 12, 2002 at 12:48:21
This has real potential. The few memories recorded touch home (literally).
Have told my mother, Alice Saltman, a Weequahic art teacher for 33 years
about it. She is 93.
May 12, 2002 at 23:22:52
Weequahic 1954 double u double e quahic let's go Weequahic !!!
May 13, 2002 at 09:13:53
SY "SHUSHY" FERIDBERG
I GREW UP IN NEWARK IN THE FIRST WARD. FAMILY HAD A BUSINESS ON B'WAY
IN NEWARK. WENT TO SUMMER AVE. SCHOOL AND WEBSTER JR. HIGH. LEFT THERE
IN 1947 AS WE MOVED TO IRVINGTON AND STAYED THERE TILL I GOT MARRIED WENT
TO IHS. MY BROTHER AND SISTER WENT TO BARRINGER HIGH AND MY BROTHER BECAME
A TEACHER. HE WAS TRANSFERRED FROM BARRINGER WERE HE WAS A TEACHER FOR
THREE YEARS AND TRANSFERRED TO WEEQUAHIC HIGH WERE HE WAS A TEACHER FOR
40 YEARS! I WAS FRIENDLY WITH A LOT OF GUYS AND GALS FROM WEEQUAHIC BECAUSE
OF THIS. I GRADUATED IHS IN 1952. IF ANYBODY IS FAMILIAR WITH ME OR MY
BROTHER . PLEASE CONTACT ME HE WAS A SPANISH TEACHER AT THE SCHOLL TILL
1990. BY THE WAY I SPENT MUCH TIME AT THE WEEQUAHIC DINER AND KNEW THE
BAUMAN FAMILY WELL. MY MEMORIES OF PAST YEARS CANNOT EVER BE DUPLICATED.
THE FUN FUN, PEOPLE FRIENDS , WERE THE BEST EVER. GREAT WEB SITE DON'T
EVER GIVE IT UP THANK YOU!!
May 13, 2002 at 18:56:19
Windy Craig Edwards
I am a genealogical researcher searching my colonial families. Those families
include the Edwards, Meeker, Ball, Reeve and Bailey families who lived
near Lyon's Farm, Springfield (wrongfully included in Union Co.), Livingston,
Milburn, the Oranges and Newark. This is a great site which has taken
a lot of work. My regards, Windy
May 13, 2002 at 19:20:35
Jean Mohren Dunlap
Grew up in St. Mary's Parish 1943-1960
May 13, 2002 at 19:44:27
Dr. Bruce Levine
really enjoy this!
May 13, 2002 at 23:39:43
what a fantastic look back. I spent many deep nights at the diner. Graduated
Weequahic in 1954. There are a lot of us out there. Been in Dallas, Texas
for 36 years, but still remember Newark of the 40's and 50's. Your site
has brought the memories flowing back. Keep it coming
May 14, 2002 at 04:04:06
THANKS so much for the information and the photos! Great service!!
May 14, 2002 at 10:27:28
Sheila Bain Dishell
My dearest memories are in this site
May 14, 2002 at 14:06:16
Thanks for the great insight of the area in the early 1900s. My father,
George Sugermeyer belonged to your lodge from around the late 1920s for
over 50 years until moving to Vermont in the 1970s. Although not active
most of that time (we lived in Yonkers NY), he became active in Vermont,
becoming a 32nd degree and joining the shrine there too. You don't have
archives that might provide any information from the 20s and 30s on him
would you? Again, thanks for a wonderful glimpse into the past.::::Bob
May 14, 2002 at 20:55:33
WEEQUAHIC 'JUNE 51 , HELLO EVERYONE. THIS IS A GREAT SITE- HOPE TO HEAR
FROM YOU ALL AND REMINISCE WITH ALL OF YOU
May 14, 2002 at 21:08:58
May 15, 2002 at 08:35:15
Beverly davis falaise
class of 1974
May 15, 2002 at 08:58:09
Helen Siegel (Perlman)
What a great site.
May 15, 2002 at 18:31:17
Michael C. Smith
Signed once before-too bad lost all those comments - Both of my grandparents'
families came out of Newark - Dad's side was GGGgrandfather Henry Smith
and wife Sarah (Marsland) Smith - moved to Camptown (Irvington) in 1835
when the Belcher Brothers Rule factory moved there from NYC. Then moved
into Newark at Plume, State and Nassau Streets. Family remained in residence
at 16 Nassau St. until about 1920. My GGgrandfather was Henry's son Joseph
M. Smith who ran a carpentry and church furniture operation on RR Ave.
and at 15 Nassau. Joseph had 10 siblings and one adopted sister/cousin.
Family names from his siblings include: Baldwin ; Tompkins ; Kirkpatrick
; Reeve ; Hagemann ; Maier ; Van Ness ; Doremus ; Hart ; Ward ; Fairlie
; Eisele ; Fornwalt ; Thompson ; Young ; Sammis ; Van Riper ; Cadmus ;
Francisco ; Tiger ; Harris ; Decker ; Allen ; Eckler (later of Jersey
City) ; Atkins (Jersey City). Grandmother's side was: Berlenbach (Newark
& Irvington) ; Tesche; Bauer ; Pohlig ; Knotte(r); and Clemence (Newark
& Irvington). Also looking to contact any descendants of the Belcher
; Shippee ; Brown ; Coles families of Newark.
May 15, 2002 at 18:59:32
Originally from Belmont and Avon Avenues
May 16, 2002 at 14:27:28
great and lasting happy memories of the Weequahic Diner
May 16, 2002 at 18:25:19
What a fantastic site. I now live in Las Vegas Nevada and this certainly
brought back many memories. Anyone from Stephen Crane Village or Abington
Ave Grade School out there, I would love to hear from you. I was born
In Newark July 14 1943 and raised in Stephen Crane Village. Moved to Vegas
May 16, 2002 at 20:52:32
Lived in Newark/Vailsburg
May 17, 2002 at 13:03:08
IRA B. GELLER
thanks for the memories
May 17, 2002 at 22:56:10
Fran Langbord Goldberg (fr2748)
Weequahic,class of '54 great memories, living in Dallas, TX this site
May 18, 2002 at 10:49:54
Mark (Red) Rosen
Wonderful to relive and share memories of a marvelous city
May 18, 2002 at 19:56:06
Ethel Lazarowitz Richer
My name is Ethel Lazarowitz Richer, born in Brooklyn, moved to Newark
when I was three weeks old, and always considered myself a native Newarker.
I had 2 sisters who were twins and we were only a year apart as they were
born prematurely. Everyone always said "here come the triplets",
I lived in Irvington when it was farm land and grew up and went to school
in Newark. I attended 18th Ave. School, Bergen Street School and South
Side High School. My father owned an interior decorating & upholstery
business at 269 Clinton Avenue and did many of the apartments at 299 Clinton
Ave. I lived on Belmont Ave. near 17th Ave, then Chadwick Ave. and finally
Ridgewood Ave. I married and lived on Lyons Ave. just down the block from
Beth Israel Hospital. In 1951 I moved to Perth Amboy until 1957 when I
moved to Clark, N.J. and lived there until I moved to Delray ::Beach,
Florida. My husband & I were founders of Temple Beth O'r in Clark,
N.J. and I was Sisterhood president. I am still affiliated with this Temple.
May 19, 2002 at 08:11:42
WEEQUAHIC H. S. CLASS OF '56
May 19, 2002 at 13:55:09
Mark (Red) Rosen
Born in Newark at 129 Barclay Street corner Waverly Ave. Walked up Waverly
Ave. with my younger sister to Charleton St. School. Moved to 298 Belmont
Ave. near Avon Ave .when I was twelve and a half. Met the fellows who
made up the club we named "The Belmont Boys", of sweet memory.
We then move three blocks away to the Rose St. Projects. Had a beautiful
four room on the first floor at 139 Rose St. corner Jeliff Ave.
May 22, 2002 at 16:15:20
THIS SITE HAS BEEN GREAT HELP TO ME. I AM SEARCHING FOR INFORMATION ON
SILVER LAKE AND THIS HAS BEEN THE PLACE THAT I HAVE GOTTEN THE MOST HELP.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HARD WORK.
May 22, 2002 at 17:31:06
Thanks for this site
May 23, 2002 at 08:42:19
baby switching 4/26/63
May 23, 2002 at 11:52:45
What a wonderful site. It certainly brings back warm memories of growing
up in that great area.
May 23, 2002 at 19:43:54
Do you have any info on Joseph because he may be related to my father
May 25, 2002 at 11:03:52
Yale moslowitz ()
anyone remember the dance show disco-teen in the 60,s with the host john
zacerley. I was a regular on the show would like to get in touch with
any others who where on the shows some great music groups appeared on
it . I have been trying to find Barry landers the producer to see if any
of the shows where saved on tape. e-mail me at email@example.com
May 26, 2002 at 21:53:07
BORN IN NEWARK 1952.LOOKING FOR AUNT GIVEN UP FOR ADOPTION. BORN IN CITY
HOSPITAL AUG. 1921
May 26, 2002 at 22:25:48
Victoria J. Brown-Goldman
I am a grand-daughter of Buddy Brown. I reside in Minnesota. Thank you
for the great photo of my grandfather.
May 27, 2002 at 15:54:32
George was my Grandfather, his son Gustave my dad;
May 28, 2002 at 21:52:07
I was in NJ Boystown from 1965 to 1967. I am looking for any printed materials
from them (Sacred Heart Union Magazine) from that time frame. My picture
appears in some of those issues. Thanks
May 30, 2002 at 13:11:20
I like the site it has all the info that I will need about Newark!!!
May 30, 2002 at 18:41:22
It was great playing for Weequahic High at Rupert Stadium
May 31, 2002 at 15:11:30
a virtual cornucopia---the best::
Jun 3, 2002 at 21:16:03
I attended Peshine Ave. School and graduated in 1971. I am trying to find
out how I can get school pictures from the school if that is possible.
All of my family and school photos were destroyed by hurricane Andrew
in 1992. PLEASE HELP!
Jun 4, 2002 at 12:14:59
Can you tell me if this is the same reservoir located next to Turtle Back
Zoo, thank you.
Jun 8, 2002 at 02:49:00
I was born in Newark, in 1947, To John and Mary Graham. We lived in the
FDR housing projects Downneck, I went to Hawkins Street school, later
we moved to 14th Ave and lived over The Hole IN the Wall Bar and Grille,
my siblings were Jackie, Maryann, and Frankie Graham. When I left Newark
in 1976, I was living on Smith Street in Vailsburg. Remember Jimmy Buff's
vividly. Do they still exist? Live in Dunedin Fla. Was widowed in 1980
and recently remarried. I have one so, Steve and three grandkids. Would
love to hear from anyone who wants to talk about the good ole days, or
Jun 10, 2002 at 13:30:27
I just stumbled across this website. I have in my temporary possession
a handwritten letter from the either the wife or the mother of Cyrus Currier,
not sure which! She signs her name Nancy Currier. The letter was written
in 1857 and lists 'Uncle Cyrus" (apparently her son) and having three
children, Mary Carroll, Oceaola, and Cyrus. The person who wrote the letter
was my great-great-great grandmother.
Jun 10, 2002 at 21:34:10
Arnold P. Freedman
I lived in West New York NJ and worked in Newark. I remember the food
that was there and followed them to the Claremont diner.
Jun 11, 2002 at 17:21:18
irene dobowitz feingold
am a graduate of Irvington high school
Jun 11, 2002 at 19:45:35
Hi! I am a great-great-great-great-great-niece of Cyrus Currier! :) His
niece Lucy Jane Currier was my grandmother's great-grandmother and she
lived to be 110 years old. Her father was Cyrus's brother, who died when
Lucy was only 3 years old, and then she moved to Michigan. I guess most
of the Currier family, like Cyrus, stayed in the East. My mom was looking
up "Currier" and found tons of them (in MA, NJ, NH, etc.) It's
interesting to see this website about him! Thanks to whoever put up this
Jun 11, 2002 at 21:40:21
Are these coins quite common?
Jun 12, 2002 at 20:56:19
Steven Eli Schanes
Bergen Street: 1929-37::Weequahic: 1937-38
Jun 13, 2002 at 10:06:48
From Dayton St. and south side high 1963
Jun 13, 2002 at 13:50:30
I graduated from Abington Avenue Grade School in June 1954. Lived on North
8th St. near Berkeley Ave. from 1940 to 1972. Is there anybody out there
who remembers me or my sister Patricia? I've been living in a Northern
Virginia suburb of Washington DC for the past 26 years. I still can't
get used to the food down here--you just can't beat the food in Newark!
Jun 14, 2002 at 11:40:39
Hello,: I was looking through your site and ran across the Stoutenburgh
& Co. Clothiers advertisement. Could you please let me know if reproductions
of this print are available? ::Thanks so much for your help!: Lauren Stoutenburgh::Boston,
Jun 14, 2002 at 21:06:00
I was born in Newark in 1935, lived on 19th street, attended 17th street
school, Madison Ave Jr. high School and graduated from West Side in June
1953. This site is great. It brings back so many wonderful memories of
"our town". I hope I hear from graduates from West Side Class
of 53. Our 50th reunion is coming up next year
Jun 18, 2002 at 23:20:29
Betty Lou Garcia
A wonderful site, brings back many fond memories. Thank you for sharing
your memories with all of us.
Jun 22, 2002 at 22:01:35
I love the site. I grew up in the Weequahic section in the 1960's. I lived
on Wainwright St. & Summit Ave.
Jun 27, 2002 at 10:03:13
seeking earliest settlers
Jun 27, 2002 at 13:45:51
thank you, thank you Nat
Jun 27, 2002 at 15:12:33
The world began in the North Ward, it is the cradle of civilization. All
of us who had the pleasure and privilege of being raised there and living
there (even those of us who came on the scene for just the tail end of
the ward's greatness) will forever be defined be the neighborhood and
its influence. Thank God.
Jun 27, 2002 at 20:06:10
Toni Petrillo (degennaro)
Newark was a great place to grow up. memories keep it the way it was.
I met my husband at St.. Gerard's feast. now I work at first Ave. school
as a kindergarten teacher. there is no place like Newark( at least the
way it was)
Jun 29, 2002 at 10:11:11
class of January, 1953 Weequahic High School
Jul 1, 2002 at 00:15:58
lived in Newark 1942-1966
Jul 1, 2002 at 19:02:50
Just what I was looking for. Thank you!!
Jul 2, 2002 at 15:38:31
de bleeckere marnix
good site , can somebody tell me where the name came from ? Bleeker street
I mean , thanks , from Belgium Europe .
Jul 3, 2002 at 22:49:22
Attended South Side::1936-1940.Any classmates out there. Love to hear
from you.: you. ::
Jul 6, 2002 at 14:46:08
Learning where my children was born, is interesting and this helps me
to see where and what the city came from to where it is now.
Jul 7, 2002 at 22:23:00
Correction Here - Great site. I was born @ 279 S. 19th Street, My Dad
was born @ 16 Stirling Street. My Grandfather was a well known Musician/
Music Professor and Great Uncle had a Photo Studio with "SCHILL"
on the roof. Mother's maiden name is Maso. If you have any photos or info
regarding any of these please let me know. Thanks, Karl
Jul 7, 2002 at 23:29:44
Kimberly Adams (Van giesen)
Thank you for the marriage info. about Thomas and Rhoda Van Giesen.
Jul 8, 2002 at 13:12:34
When we moved from the barracks in Kearny to Vailsburg I thought I had
moved to Suburbia. Newark in the 50s was a wonderful place to grow up
Jul 8, 2002 at 19:43:17
born down neck in 1942 on south Street. This is a great site and really
brings back great memories of life in the city. Sure do miss the respect
people use to have for each other
Jul 9, 2002 at 09:19:35
I attended Alexander Street School in 1971 for Kindergarten and several
other schools in Newark until I moved in 1980. To this day, some of my
fondest memories are of my family in Newark. Thanks for having this site.
Jul 10, 2002 at 00:23:26
Nancy Dillon Havemann
Looking for friends from Newark, ::especially the Vailsburg section.
Jul 10, 2002 at 08:35:22
Thanks for this informative and valuable website. For years I've heard
my parents talk about "Newark's hey-day. Now I can look back at it!
Jul 11, 2002 at 01:02:22
Todd A Crowel
look for Crowel family tree
Jul 11, 2002 at 14:17:44
Myrna Ponce Williams
Class of 1992'
Jul 12, 2002 at 10:35:59
Wonderful site. Enjoyed reading some of the memories and the Weequahic
HS sections. I was Class of '55. Very fond memories of my early years
at WHS, Weequahic Diner, Stash's, "the shore", and especially
the good friends.
Jul 14, 2002 at 08:32:59
Col. Len Luzky, NJARNG
Jul 15, 2002 at 03:02:12
I LEFT NEWARK IN 1972 -I GRADUATED FROM WEEQUAHIC IN 1971-I REMEMBER MY
HISTORY TEACHER MRS. PALLANTE AND MY ENGLISH TEACHER MRS. ZOIS IN PARTICULAR.
I HAVE NOT BEEN BACK SINCE 1972 XMAS BUT I DO HAVE FOND MEMORIES OF MANY
PEOPLE...AND PLACES. I HAVEN'T HAD A DECENT ITALIAN HOTDOG OR SAUSAGE
SANDWICH SINCE I LEFT NEWARK. THOSE WERE MAGICAL YEARS!
Jul 16, 2002 at 10:32:17
Ruth Sickles, Marcine
Very informative site.
Jul 16, 2002 at 12:05:40
Jul 16, 2002 at 14:13:26
144 westend Ave.
I was part of the class of 2002
Jul 18, 2002 at 22:52:37
I lived in Newark from 1928 till I married in 1947, resided all over the
city at one time or another, step dad drove a cab, mother worked for National
Union Radio , as did I, where I met my husband, Ed. Patterson, I attended
Miller St.. school, East Side Hi. Barringer Hi. finally resided across
the St. from State Teachers college on Broadway, would love to hear from
my old friends, from school and the neighborhood.: Great Site, have to
come back and read more another day.
Jul 23, 2002 at 10:55:06
Jul 24, 2002 at 16:48:15
When I saw this church, such a rush of emotion overcame me and I actually
began to cry. It is the ONLY place I will look to for my marriage in 2003!
Absolutely breathtaking and spiritual!
Jul 28, 2002 at 08:14:49
John R. Doon, Jr.
Seeking Family Ancestry, Doon, Donnelly, Burns
Jul 28, 2002 at 11:48:32
Jul 28, 2002 at 18:18:10
interesting & informative site. found out things about Newark which
I never guessed. keep up good work.
Jul 28, 2002 at 19:14:19
SHIELA BERNKNOPF MANDELL
MOST WONDERFUL SITE: I am enjoying it immensely. I do recognize several
names and I will respond. ::I lived on Peshine avenue between run-on and
bigelow. I went to and graduated from Bergen St. school and then moved
to Irvington, and graduated from IHS, but never lost the Newark connection.
what fond memories you are all bringing back. have not lived in the east
since 1970. am now in Plano, Texas after spending 29 years in el Paso,
Texas. if anyone remembers me, please respond
Jul 29, 2002 at 12:54:00
born 1954 at St. James in Newark
Jul 30, 2002 at 02:21:53
Pat (Bluemlein) Potter
Researching Bluemlein. I grew up in Michigan. Johann Michael Blumlein
arrived in 1847 Frankentrost, near Saginaw. Two other branches came to
America from Bavaria, Germany. Any possibilities please contact me. Thanks:
Found the following on this site. RAHM, Johann Albert 1873 Theresia BLUEMLEIN
Jul 30, 2002 at 18:51:07
Thank you for the information on my ancestors
Jul 30, 2002 at 22:09:29
Born in Newark, 1942
Aug 1, 2002 at 20:06:48
This site is ::Oh! What fond memories this site has rekindled in my mind!
Aug 2, 2002 at 14:50:28
Lorietta Barnes CPS
Would like to view current pictures as well. Enjoyed the older ones.
Aug 4, 2002 at 08:38:49
Riviello or Rivello
Aug 5, 2002 at 19:26:21
Aug 5, 2002 at 23:37:55
I did research on NJ high school football scores and the Call had great
coverage. It was invaluable to me.
Aug 6, 2002 at 00:01:51
Looking for Isaac McIlvaine, Presbyterian minister, lived much of his
life in Newark. Civil War chaplain, wife (unknown) operated school for
Aug 6, 2002 at 12:46:18
Thanks for the stroll...and the hard work that went into this compilation...
Aug 8, 2002 at 11:12:50
Diane curran culligan
class of 1960
Aug 9, 2002 at 18:56:18
Margie Volk Konrad
Born in Newark 1952 lived there till 1973 - family still there....Vailsburg
will always hold special memories of the many wonderful people and good
times I had there growing up.
Aug 11, 2002 at 00:49:19
Paul E. Kealy
Interested in Irish Immigrant Edward Kealy, m. Susan Sturges in Bergen,
NJ, 1808, and his son Thomas, m. Louisa B. somebody, who died in Federalsburg,
Aug 11, 2002 at 18:25:08
Melissa T. Smith
This really helps me work with what little information I have on the Muehlbacher
family that came to Newark in 1897. I am looking for records of the Newark
Turn Verein and the Bayerisher Sangerbund. They both were celebrating
the M.G.V. Liberty 25 year in April 1905.
Aug 11, 2002 at 18:34:51
Anyone from Sacred Heart Vailsburg Sixties
Aug 13, 2002 at 19:58:57
I still miss it here in the south!
Aug 13, 2002 at 22:05:55
Theresa Little Recht
Look forward to being there
Aug 14, 2002 at 11:12:50
Ralph J. Ciallella
Aug 14, 2002 at 12:57:06
What a wonderful and informative site! Thank you! Your hard work is greatly
Aug 14, 2002 at 13:30:24
What a WONDERFUL site!!!
Aug 14, 2002 at 22:56:14
WHAT I REMEMBER MOST IS THE TEACHERS THAT REALLY TRIED TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
AND THERE WERE MANY WHO DID NOT JUST COME TO GET A PAYCHECK THOSE WERE
DIFFICULT TIMES FOR MANY PEOPLE FOR MANY REASONS WE ALL MADE IT THRU AND
NOW WE CAN REFLECT ON IT AND SEE THE FOREST THAT WERE TOO CLOSE TO THE
TREES TO SEE. I SAW I HEARD NOW I THINK I UNDERSTAND
Aug 15, 2002 at 11:07:07
I was born and raised in the Ironbound section of Newark. I attended St.
James Grammar and High School, and have so many special memories of Downneck.
For anyone who is interested in finding old school chums, go to Classmates.com.
Look for your school and add your name to the list. God Bless.
Aug 15, 2002 at 19:05:25
Ayanna N Willard (Ferry St)
I Love my school
Aug 15, 2002 at 22:42:26
Mary Ellen Donegan
I grew up in Newark, on Niagara St in the Ironbound section then on Brookdale
Ave, in Vailsburg
Aug 16, 2002 at 12:38:17
Jose A. Ortiz
Barringer High School Class of 1975::I lived at 273 16th Ave. in Newark.
Hung out at west side park. Played baseball thru high school. I was batboy
for the Newark Tigers. Sponsor by the 20 Grand Lounge, on the corner of
16th Ave. and 18th street.
Aug 19, 2002 at 10:17:58
I loved this site. But I would love to see a section on 1970's 1980's
Graffiti in Newark...
Aug 20, 2002 at 18:24:46
I just loved the G. C. Murphy Co. store that was part of the McCory chain
in my Cleveland Park neighborhood of Washington DC. There's no alternative
since it closed in 2001. The closest was Ames and today I made my last
visit to Ames at their going out of business sale. I guess I just won't
be spending money at retail chains anymore because there are none within
a 30 minute drive.
Aug 22, 2002 at 02:29:50
My sisters played at the Empire in 1935.
Aug 23, 2002 at 01:02:10
Brings back memories of a home like this, on Bluemound Rd in Milwaukee,
Aug 23, 2002 at 12:59:35
Elizabeth P. Brown
I would like to get information about the class of 1979.
Aug 24, 2002 at 08:54:30
Had lunch at Hobby's Deli on Branford Place and Halsey Street. Still there
after 85 years serving wonderful pastrami on rye and brisket sandwiches.
Aug 24, 2002 at 10:06:21
FORMER MBL EMPLOYEE FROM 1969-1984
Aug 24, 2002 at 17:20:38
Originally from Orange
Aug 25, 2002 at 00:57:46
Paul E. Kealy
Looking for my great-great grandparents Edward Kealy and Susan Sturges
who married in New Jersey Christmas Eve 1808.::Cannot believe what a wonderful
site you have!
Aug 25, 2002 at 00:58:29
Constantine J. Notte
My family and I haven't lived in Newark since I was 4 years old. Live
on Thomas and Goble street. Great site. If anyone has any info on Holy
Rosary Church in the Downneck section and any info on Father Benjamin
Fusco, would you please email me. If anyone ever rode on the carousel
at Maplewood Park, It is now functional in Disney World in Orlando, Florida.
Aug 25, 2002 at 19:03:07
MEMORIES BROUGHT BACK.
Aug 26, 2002 at 23:08:11
Louise ( Nee:Silas) Salters
I was so excited when my daughter sent me this web site. I immediately
went to the street's. I lived on Seventh Ave. down the street from Rotunda
Pool, and the house your web shows looks like the house I lived in as
a child. Do you know the address of this house? I really was happy to
see so many pictures, brought back many memories. I went to McKinley School
which I was surprised was not in your site. Please if you know the address
be sure to e-mail me with it. Keep up the web site and thanks for the
Aug 27, 2002 at 14:42:59
Looking for Matt Hickey. Lived on South 12th Street early 50's and went
to Blessed Sacrament
Aug 27, 2002 at 22:59:49
lived on so.6th St.. St.. Joseph's school graduate 1937
Aug 28, 2002 at 09:48:07
Jakyrra S. Knox
I graduated in 1998
Aug 29, 2002 at 13:44:34
My father went to Weequahic HS and my mother went to Good Council in the
30's. My mother's maiden name is Trelease. They both loved Newark and
hated leaving. I love reading all the memories of the 40's and 50's. Keep'em
Aug 30, 2002 at 22:56:33
I grew up on Hunter Street in the late 40's thru 1958. Miller Street School,
SSH, great memories of Hunter Street with loads of friends just hanging
out at Sue's Luncheonette.