I lived on a small side street named Halleck
Street, it ran between Summer Avenue on the north and Broadway on
the south. My sister and I lived there from 1956 until 1970. I try
to relate my childhood stories to my sons its hard to put into words
what it was like growing up in Newark during those years.
I attended Our Lady of Good Counsel from grade one though seven.
I spent my kindergarten year at Elliot Street School on Summer Avenue.
At the corner of my street, on Summer Ave, was a Newark Fire House...Engine
#13. Also on my street for several years was the Mattel Toy Company
warehouse, which later turned into a furniture store warehouse.
Directly across the street from my house was a company called Davis,
which I believe made first-aid kits.
There's so much, from playing in Branch Brook Park to riding the
#13 bus to downtown or stopping off for a swim at the Boys Club
just off of Broadway Ave. Also for many years I had two uncles that
were Newark Motorcycle cops that lived in the second and third floor
of my house.