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The database for Newark Memories was recently deleted by a hacker. I have a partial backup that I've used to get back online but it was only about 75% complete. All Newark Memories that were originally submitted are now back online and linked.

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The Robert Treat Hotel

by Bruce Robinson

Currently Bruce Robinson is writing a book on the Robert Treat Hotel, this is a draft of first chapter about his family's experience living in the management suite at the Hotel from 1935 to 1945.

 


HUNTERDON STREET, 1939 - A Newark Memoir

by Martin Bucco

About the Author

Martin Bucco is Professor Emeritus of English at Colorado State University, where he taught American literature from 1963 to 2005. He was born in Newark, New Jersey, in 1929 and attended public schools in Essex County. In 1948, he was graduated from Belleville High School, where he was senior class president and played varsity football. He attended Newark Rutgers for a year, but ventured to New Mexico, where he earned his B. A. from Highlands University in 1952. He returned East and received his M. A. from Columbia University in 1957, and he worked as an English instructor at the University of Missouri, where he received his Ph. D. in 1963. The author of many scholarly books, journal articles, and literary reviews, Martin Bucco has received numerous honors and awards for his teaching and scholarship. He lives with his wife in Colorado, where they spend much of their time conversing, reading, and commenting on the birds in their backyard:

About the Memoir

This memoir of Martin Bucco's life as an imaginative nine-year-old boy living temporarily next door to his grandparents' Italian-American grocery store on Hunterdon Street in the Clinton Hill Section of Newark in 1939 not only captures scenes from a vanished but vividly remembered past, but is an implied but durable bridge between the author's childhood and adolescence, between nearly a decade of his earlier Sunday visits to Hunterdon Street from north Newark and nearly a decade of his later Sunday visits to Hunterdon Street from suburban Belleville. If the memoirist's mature perspective plainly refrains from making sophisticated commentary on his 1939 Self, he makes his boyhood's limited language and angle of vision in Newark as unequivocal as possible. "This neighborly small fry," says the seventy-eight-year-old author, "has been popping in and out of my life for longer than I can forget."

 

 

Last 50 Newark Memories published:

Memories of Newark by Larry Rozolsky
Forest Hill by Joseph Picatello
Memories of Kresge Newark Department Store by Alfred Quinton
Newark Memories by Ellie Ciccone
The Robert Treat Hotel by Bruce Robinson
Italian Hot Dogs of Newark by Ralph J. Chin
Scattered Memories by Ralph J. Chin
The Watson Bagel Experience by Ralph J. Chin
The Decade of Change 1960 - 1970 by Ralph J. Chin
Rutgers-Newark 1969-1972 by Carlos de Zayas
Round Bar - Wagon Wheel by Frank Wiener
North Newark Memories by Theresa Russo
South Ward by David Rothbart
Miss Vanderhoof by Tim Carleton
The Barracks by Ralph J. Chin
Dayton Street Projects by Ralph J. Chin
The Newark House by Ralph J. Chin
Newark Memories by Ellie C.
Vailsburg 1970 - 1980 by Mike Helminski
The Weequahic Diner by Larry Rozolsky
Reliving My Youth by Angelo (Dee Dee) Scanelli
The Vailsburg Phantom by Evelyn Guarino
Memories of a Jewish Childhood by Harriet Ottenstein
The Secret of Ming's by Ralph J. Chin
Max Goodstein and the Pickles by Robert J. Wolfson
Airships Overhead by Robert J. Wolfson
Taking walks along Elizabeth Ave by Bette Ann (Marsh) Tiernan
120 West Bigelow Street by Bette Ann (Marsh) Tiernan
Memories of a Lost Time by Ralph J. Chin
Ironbound Memories by John S. Angen
Newark During WWII by Old Newark Memory Submission
Visiting Woodland Cemetery by Nadine Cutshaw
Bruno Spohn & Newark Bakeries by Jule Spohn
Newark Memories by Ruth Harris
Newark Memories by Louis DePaul
Newark Memories by Joan Beihl
Newark Memories by Gary Chambers
A Newark Love Story Part 2 by Ralph J. Chin
A Newark Love Story Part 1 by Ralph J. Chin
Ivy Hill Apartments by Jule Spohn
Blizzard of 2010 by Jule Spohn
A Visit to Woodland Cemetery by Nadine Cutshaw
Letter to Philip Roth by Martin Mandel
Transistor Radios and "Lookin for the Guys" by Carol "Petrucci" Falsetti
Newark's Worst Fire Nov. 26, 1910 by Jule Spohn
Baby Lone by Karen Cohen
744 Broad Street by Old Newark Memory Submission
744 Broad Street by Old Newark Memory Submission
Roseville Section of Newark by Pat Bilotti
Chancellor Avenue School Days 1957 1963 by Jody "Litwak" Lanzet