I was born in St. Michael's Hospital August
9th, 1943, and lived in Fairmont Avenue, Littleton Avenue and South
18th Streets. I am now retired living in St. Petersburg Florida.
I remember the Feast at St. Rocco's Church when I was longer and
attended Camden Street School. We moved to South 18th Street and
attended South 17th Street School and as South 17th didn't have
a 9th grade we had to take a bus to Madison Avenue and then to West
During the Football Season we had Charlie Meadows, as our main running
back and later on Anton Pulawski. Anton was behind me but I attended
school with his older brother Valdimir.
We also had Pete Berardi with Anton in the backfield. I remember
Vailsburg becoming a High School. How can you forget all the Italian
bakeries and pizza parlors along Bloomfield Avenue, and Jimmy Buffs
Hot Dogs, how about Callahans Dogs down neck. We just don't have
the Italian bakeries here in St. Petersburg, and when you find one
it cost a fortune to purchase any of the items we took for granted
in Newark. I remember going to Valentino's meat market when I got
older and married, to place my weekly order of meats on Franklin
I don't know if any of my class of 61 still lives in Newark, but
I would like to send my regards and e mail email@example.com.
Newark was good to me as a very young individual, the open water
hydrants in the summer to get cool, what Air Conditioners! What
color T.V. 'S? I had a neighbor on 18th Street and as the house's
were so close she would play Johnny Mathis records all the time
and of course you could hear them all. Sitting on the stupe's, playing
stick ball across the street from my home, that was always a problem.