West Newark

by Jerry Knight


I was born in Newark on March 1941 at St. Michael's Hospital on High Street. We lived in the West Ward on Fairmount Avenue and then on 12th St and 16th Avenue. My father went on the fire department in May of 1942 and was assigned to Truck Co. 9 which was on Avon Avenue, later transferring to Engine Co. 6 on Springfield Avenue and Hunterdon St. I went to grammar school at St. Ann's Catholic School on 7th St and 16th Avenue from 1947 to 1955. I attended high school at St. James, down neck, from 1955 to 1959.

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