Hard to believe but Trav put me on to the fact that you married an SRL alum and were watching the site. Great to see you at Bodholt's. Is your wife Gerald's sister? I saw that Patty aleady asked that. Mark didn't know. Lots of Essex chatter on this site too...
Did you see Trav's postings under "First Time Caller From SC"? Funny stuff. Were you a St. Francis kid? Mark brought back lots of "Bloomfiled Avenue" memories. Actually I think it expanded us from "Roseville" to "The Entire North Ward"
I grew up with Carol on 2nd street and then lived on Tiffany Blvd. How are you and how is Carol? I did see you a few years back at my office building but haven't seen Carol since she was dating you. Hope you both join us at Cryan's on first Friday. Welcome to the site.
hey donna you still working in roseland, have you been back to tiffany at all? I have been reconnecting with the tiffany boys.
Carol says hi were married 30 years i think i was 12 when we tied the knot
the answer is yes to all the questions I did marry gerry's sister her mom still lives on Peck ave, Carol and I are Married 30 years this Jan, great to hear from some of you, I grew up with Donna on Tiffany Blvd and Ironically she lived next to my wife on Sussex. Carol has reconnected with some of her friends
John MCree throw shot while I was at Essex, I graduated with Mart T and the last name is Leone
I was a Forest hill kid, hung with several groups but never considered my self a member like boot hill and mucsle beach, had to work alot went to ridge and broadway jr high couldnt afford the catholic education till high school, Guess thats why i am so "normal". Trav ran my unsuccesful bid for student council prez
Bobby Jones one of the best runners around in his day. I see a lot of the guys from high school, arre, Iacullo Mastria, visco Martino and more.
gerald carol's brother and he owns a great little shop in Margate "margate tobacco and news" on the main strip Any one remember or hear from tony disalvo he was in my wedding lived on 5th st
I remember Tony very well. Once he learned how to bench press...that's all he did. His chest pushed out about a foot. Last time I saw him was at an Essex Catholic reunion dinner. He had photos of a Yankee party he attended down the shore with Rick Cerrone. He threw the javelin after football with Steve Tobia and the rest of Br. Naclerio's boys. I just spoke with 'Nick' the other night, He is coaching at Rutgers now. He was the USA Olympic coach in Atlanta. Now he's recruiting one of the H.S. kids I coach (part time) out on Long Island...small world. You also mention Arre. Last time I saw him he was in Law School. He was an heir to the famous bakery on 7th Ave by St. Lucy's. Not to mention a relative of Congressman Pete Rodino, later of Watergate fame.
Congratulations to you & Carol for your 30 years together & "Welcome to Bodholt's".
John I always remember you and Rudy hanging out, heard he had some tough times....do you still hear from him. I run into wujiak and torsiello and a bunch of other former EC guys. do you still hold the shot relay record?
I remember you as a tall big guy in class of '72. But then again at just barly 130 lbs everybody was a big guy to me. If you see Frank Visco say hi to him for me. We were good friends back on 3rd st. and then again in Bloomfield. Same thing for Paul Martino who was the best fencer in the country for high school and William Patterson. Plenty of Essex men around here.
The record, set in May 71' still stands at just shy of 232' or 58' a man. Tony Naclerio has a book out and the photo of the foursome is prominent.....The story behind that historic day....Br.Nick told us that Sunady morning when we arrived at the Essex weight room that Bo Delanno was killed the day before. Bo was at the meet with us on Saturday. He arrived home to open his mail. FDU had just sent him word about a scholarship for basketball. Bo hopped on his motorcycle and mailed back his acceptance. He was killed on the way home. Br. Nick told us to get in the van for the trip to the meet. He motivated us on the way "to break the national record" and dedicate it to BO. Rudy & I were pall bearers 3 days later.
i grew up my wholelife om roseville n 2nd ave we all hung out next to the finish line bar,,i graduted with all the other bloomfield tech guys gerry ricky cap..and the other barringer guys.. we sure had a lot of people on our corner ,,,anyway its nice to see n read from people who grew up in the area ,,,brought back some good n funny moments
grew up with all of them they r my age im 51 they r 50 or close to it i hung with louie acaria lou puliti, eddie v ricky cap henry pisano ,jackie dee jerry casale vito I , tommy lafera ,smithy.john n frank duca. etc etc etc....rite ricky caps poolhall n his candystore next to finish line .....