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Do you remember Newark? What was it like when you were growing up? Have you heard a story passed down through your family? Did an image or a memory that you saw on the sites of the Old Newark Web Group jog your memory? These pages are devoted to your Newark Memories. If you have any memory of Newark please use this link and I'll put it on the site. Your submission must be over 200 words to be published here. If you have a shorter memory please post it on Newark Talk. Your memory could pertain to the city or just a section or maybe just a block or a building. All submissions are welcome. Share your memories and read the memories of others. If you just want to contact me, please use the contact button on the upper left.

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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:

2015.11.29, 00:16:41 Scattered Memories by Ralph J. Chin
2015.11.29, 00:15:50 The Watson Bagel Experience by Ralph J. Chin
2015.11.01, 00:28:20 The Decade of Change 1960 - 1970 by Ralph J. Chin
2015.05.17, 18:47:54 Rutgers-Newark 1969-1972 by Carlos de Zayas
2015.05.10, 19:00:52 The Round Bar/Wagon Wheel of Newark by Frank Wiener
2014.10.27, 12:50:46 Growing Up On Stone Street by Theresa Ryan
2014.10.27, 12:34:12 Growing Up in the South Ward by David Rothbart
2014.10.27, 12:05:31 Miss Vanderhoof by Tim Carleton
2014.10.27, 11:52:59 The Barracks by Ralph J. Chin
2014.10.27, 11:47:18 Dayton Street Projects by Ralph J. Chin
2014.08.18, 19:16:25 The Newark House by Ralph J. Chin
2014.08.17, 23:13:49 Newark by Ellie C.
2014.08.17, 22:11:35 Vailsburg 1970 - 1980 by Mike Helminski
2014.04.21, 02:37:25 The Weequahic Diner by Larry Rozolsky
2014.04.21, 02:33:46 Reliving My Youth by Angelo Scanelli
2014.04.21, 01:53:52 The Vailsburg Phantom by Evelyn Guarino
2014.04.21, 01:42:35 Memories of a Jewish Childhood by Harriet Ottenstein
2014.01.06, 00:39:48 The Secret of Ming’s - Sir Buckie Wong by Ralph J. Chin
2013.11.18, 15:20:48 Max Goodstein and the Pickles by Robert J. Wolfson
2013.11.18, 15:18:49 Airships Overhead by Robert J. Wolfson
2013.10.25, 14:31:25 Taking walks along Elizabeth Ave by Beth Tiernan (Marsh)
2013.10.25, 14:27:05 120 West Bigelow Street by Beth Tiernan (Marsh)
2013.05.20, 12:36:00 Memories of a Lost Time by Ralph J. Chin
2013.04.15, 13:19:55 Ironbound Memories by John Angen
2013.04.02, 21:48:43 Newark During WWII by John Kelleher
2013.04.02, 21:41:55 Visiting Woodland Cemetery by NG Hofmann
2013.04.02, 21:27:39 Bakeries by Jule Spohn
2013.03.25, 15:01:53 The Early Forties by Ruth Harris
2013.03.18, 00:09:59 Funeral Homes by Louis DePaul
2013.03.17, 15:48:08 Broad Street Area Memories by Joan Beihl
2013.03.17, 14:44:58 Andy's Bar & Grill by Gary Chambers
2013.03.12, 02:58:10 A Newark Love Story Part 2 by Ralph Chin
2013.03.12, 02:39:54 A Newark Love Story Part 1 by Ralph Chin
2011.03.06, 14:35:29 Ivy Hill Apartments by Jule Spohn
2011.01.31, 01:35:53 Blizzard of 2010 by Jule Spohn
2011.01.31, 01:21:11 A Visit to Woodland Cemetery by NG Hofmann
2010.11.30, 03:01:07 Letter to Philip Roth by Marty Mandel
2010.11.30, 02:47:47 Transistor Radios and "Lookin for the Guys" by Carol Petrucci Falsetti
2010.11.30, 02:37:09 Newark's Worst Fire Nov. 26, 1910 by Jule Spohn
2010.09.26, 04:50:26 Baby Lone by Karen Cohen
2010.09.26, 04:47:25 744 Broad Street by Charlotte Necina
2010.09.26, 04:40:36 744 Broad Street by Jule Spohn
2010.09.20, 01:17:33 Roseville Section of Newark by Irene (DelVecchio) Bilotti
2010.09.20, 01:04:51 Chancellor Avenue School Days 1957 1963 by Jody Litwak Lanzet
2010.09.20, 00:51:42 Newark Memories by Paul Zerbian
2010.09.20, 00:42:34 Vailsburg Memories by Diane (Dee) Rosant Wunder
2010.09.20, 00:36:24 Just a Little Story by Carol Petrucci Falsetti
2010.09.08, 03:55:45 Rembering Summers at the Cambridge Apartments by Randi Unger Danziger
2010.09.08, 03:28:26 The Rocket Years by Ralph J. Chin
2010.09.08, 01:39:40 Dugan's Bakery by Ruth Marcel