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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 had a Martin Paint store, Wallachs Men’s Shop, Archie Jacobson, Soundarama records, Canadians, and so forth.

“It also had two supermarkets – a Shop Rite and a Finest, and its own post office. 

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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 High School from 1948 to 1952.

“I read your articles on the internet. I do have some first hand information of the Woodbridge Golden Bears, Woodbridge High School Barrons, Perth Amboy Panthers, Perth Amboy semi-pro football teams and a handed down story of the Hopelawn Greyhounds.

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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, where the Municipal Marina is now.

 In 1965, Dr. Wallace J. Durst, dentist was practicing in Carteret. Also there in 1965: Ciszak Plumbing and Heating on Roosevelt Avenue. Bond – “New Jersey’s Favorite” — Cleaners had a special in August. Trousers or slacks to be cleaned were 54 cents each. Extra bonus special during the month of August was any shorts or shells (mix or match), 2 for 79 cents. A single item regularly cost 59 cents for cleaned and finished.

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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 I grew up in the Elmora section of Elizabeth.

“Near our street was Wyoming Avenue-a long hilly street about four blocks in length. Whenever we had a significant snow fall (which seems to have been much more often than now) the police would barricade the side entrances to Wyoming Avenue, creating a virtual paradise of sledding fun! We’d head up there as soon as school closed and sled down that hilly street until we all were too cold to go on! What fun it was and what a great memory!”

Thank you Mrs. Thorpe for sharing your great memory in my column!

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SOUTH AMBOY-In 1942, at O’Connor’s Confectionary, which was located at 142 North Broadway had a card shop assortment for Valentine’s Day.

In the 1960s, while attending St. Mary’s Grammar School, a member of each class had to make and bring in a big cardboard box decorated mostly with aluminum foil and red heart cut outs on it. It had to have the mail slot cut into it. As the students came into class they would put their Valentine Day cards for class members in the slot. Later in the day the teacher would then hand out the cards.

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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 pits located and what did it come to be?”

If anyone can share what they know of the Rahway clay pits, please do. Where were they and what is there now? There is so much out there from the past, I’m hoping to hear lots of it! 

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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 are situated on the low ground west of Perth Amboy road, and the railroad and south of the one of Mr. Phillips. It was opened some eight years ago.

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