Growing up in the Vailsburg section of
Newark was unique in that we had our own newspaper. It was started
in March of 1949 and it was called the Vailsburg Leader.
Every Thursday it was published by the Irvington Herald at 22
Smith Street in Irvington, N.J. Normally It consisted of 8 pages
that were very well written.
The editor was a very competent older woman whose name I have
forgotten. I'm not sure if she wrote all of the articles but normal
credits were never given. I have attached the front page from May
12,1966. It contained the results of the Newark Mayoral and West
Ward Council election results. Both of which were undecided until
the runoff election on June 14.
Harry Komishane and Leo Dubrow local pharmacists would also write
weekly articles. I have attached one written by Leo Dubrow. I also
attached an article from 1966 on a city dweller who takes pride
I'm sure other sections of the city probably had there own newspapers
but I have no recall any.
Much to my surprise the Vailsburg Leader is still in circulation.
It is now being published at 463 Valley Street, Maplewood ,N.J.
It's present editor is David Jablonsky