While I know a few folks still living on Second Street, most of us left town at some point. After the '67 riots, my old man moved the clan to Linden. Just a couple stops away on the Penn Central, or whatever it was then, so I remained a frequent visitor. Where did you guys move to?
I enjoyed growing-up in Roseville. Good people of the 50's working hard to see to it that we could have college educations and be successful. Good times! Good friends! We never locked our doors and, as kids, our friends were always welcome in our homes. When that changed, most of us moved out.
My family moved to Harrison. During the riots, the draw bridges were drawn-up at night and the Passaic River worked well as a mote.
After graduating from Seton Hall, I moved to Kearny and then to Cliffside Park, were we still reside....on the grounds of the former Palisades Amusement Park (now, high rises).
I haven't moved that far from Newark. Many of us are streached across America and throughout the world. My memories of Newark, as it was in our youth, will always have a special place in my heart.
Hi Brian, you know my brother Bill from the Blessed Sacrament Golden Knights. Bill did not graduate from SRL but I did. oops !!sorry Lancers. I'm enjoying this site and all the work that John does. I have also found a classmate I was friends with 59 years ago.
I lived across the street from you at 61 N.11th Street. You were in Bless Sacrament. Rita DaSilva and I used to go the stadium and watch the Drum Corp Competitions. My older sister Diana Russo and her husband Charlie Quinn were in St. Rose's Lancers. There were 4 drum corps represented on our street, St. Rose's Lancers, Woodsiders, Blessed Sacrament and St. Lucy's. We moved to Livingston in 1966. My Diana and Charlie still live there. My husband and I moved from New Jersey in 1979. We live in the Nashville area. I have so many great memories of growing up in Newark.
We moved to Kearny after the 67 riots, and now retired in Monroe NJ
But drove for Pechters Bread Co in Harrison and deliverd to all the Newark schools.So I had the pleasure of driving thru my old stomping grounds.
Also pump gas At Eddies on west Market St and then work at his other location on 17th Ave & Livingston St.
So come on you Orange st people and tell me what this address means to you.
Except for all the NPD men and women in blue.
My last month and year in Newark was 1956. We moved to Union and I commuted to Barringer so I could graduate from there in January, 1957. My HR teacher was Vinnie Albano, and he was the one who said it would be just betrween us so I could graduate.
As for the riots, I was living in Kentucky attending school getting the Newark Evening News my mother sent and watching the action on NBC Nightly News with Huntley and Brinkley. Just recently a friend of ours who lives in Sicklerville mentioned that he was with the National Guard hunkered down behind a Jeep on Springfield Avenue at the height of the riots. There they were without ANY live ammo being shot at on occasion! No one had issued any specific orders to them other than to tell people to stay off the streets or get their heads back inside their apartment windows. Real fun times.
I grew up on Second St. as well, went to St. Rose's and cherished my time in Newark during the 50's & 60's. I married a Newark girl in '72, then moved to the Ironbound. We stayed until '79 then went to Union. ( my mother wanted to know why I moved so far from Newark.) We now live in Middletown and love it, but our time in Newark was the most exciting and is something we often reflect on when measuring relationships, respect, religion and family values.............all of the things we learned growing up in NEWARK!
grew up in the ironbound,darcy st. to brill st. to adams st., survived the riots since we were untouched down neck ,& remained in the ironbound until 1985 when we moved to north arlington ( wife, Catherine Lawrence Olohan & 2 kiddies)
I lived on First St., near the corner of Orange St., until 1971. We stayed in Newark but moved to Steven Crane Village. I moved out in 1982, got married and moved to Toms River, where I still am today, after 30 years. I grew up on First Street so I will never forget the great times I had in Newark.
We were neighbors for a few years, Michael. I grew up on Second Street, between Orange and Seventh Ave. I was just a little kid by the time you moved from there, but my family had been on Second Street for decades....the McCann/Hudson clan.
After I got married in 1964, we got an apartment in North Arlington. A year later wife got pregnant and we needed a bigger place...so what did we do? Moved back to Newark on North 7th. Street, just a block down from where my parents lived and I grew up.In 1968 I bought my first house in Bloomfield.