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I think the dance teacher was Johnny Nucera...we didn't have that but we did have Mr. Pichini(SIC) every Fri. and then we'd have the "exibition" in May. We'd have potaoes sack  races and maybe some dumbell twirling(LOL) or some kind of race. Of course there was always the choir practice for Sundays Mass. I think it was Mrs. Reynolds who ran that.

More memories....... Cleveland Ave, off Passaic Ave; a great Italian neighborhood. The "Senate Boys". Painting Halloween scenes on storefront windows along Harrison Ave before the Halloween Parade. Scenes were judged and prizes awarded. Blue Castle hamburgers. Swimming at the RCA pool on Sussex St. ?? The original Two Guys store. Fishing contests in West Hudson Park. Being a crossing guard at 4th & William as a Lincoln School student.

My favorite HS teachers; Cunningham, Ryan, Matuzak, Tortorella. Playing stick ball in the streets.

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More memories....... Cleveland Ave, off Passaic Ave; a great Italian neighborhood.  The "Senate Boys".  Painting Halloween scenes on storefront windows along Harrison Ave before the Halloween Parade. Scenes were judged and prizes awarded.  Blue Castle hamburgers.  Swimming at the RCA pool on Sussex St.  ??  The original Two Guys store.  Fishing contests in West Hudson Park.  Being a crossing guard at 4th & William as a Lincoln School student.

My favorite HS teachers; Cunningham, Ryan, Matuzak, Tortorella. Playing stick ball in the streets.

I went to Lincoln school for 1st & 2nd grade, until the old Washington St. school closed. Then I was transferred to the 'new' Washingtom shool, because if you lived below Hamilton St., you had to go there, and to Lincoln if you lived above Hamilton St.

I remember that the boys in the 5th? thru 8th grade were allowed to be 'PATROL' GUARDS'. I notice that they don't have them anymore. They were proud to wear a white identification belt over their shoulder, across their chest and waist. They learned maturity, and respect for themselves, their town and how to be reliable on a job and all of the girls and other guys looked up to them with awe even respect. When they stood at the curb, with their arms outstretched to keep the kids from crossing against the light, nbody talked back to them or to the adult guard. Today, I hear that the kids scream and curse at the guards. The TOWN SHOUD BRING BACK THE PATROL GUARDS AGAIN!!! The hands-on experience would teach today's kids more about work, honor, respect for themselves and others, than all of the motivation speeches and most other 'expensive' educational programs.

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More memories....... Cleveland Ave, off Passaic Ave; a great Italian neighborhood.  The "Senate Boys".  Painting Halloween scenes on storefront windows along Harrison Ave before the Halloween Parade. Scenes were judged and prizes awarded.  Blue Castle hamburgers.  Swimming at the RCA pool on Sussex St.  ??  The original Two Guys store.  Fishing contests in West Hudson Park.  Being a crossing guard at 4th & William as a Lincoln School student.

My favorite HS teachers; Cunningham, Ryan, Matuzak, Tortorella. Playing stick ball in the streets.

YES, I forgot then the Kids were the Crossing guards....Wow

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I think the dance teacher was Johnny Nucera...we didn't have that but we did have Mr. Pichini(SIC) every Fri. and then we'd have the "exibition" in May. We'd have potaoes sack  races and maybe some dumbell twirling(LOL) or some kind of race. Of course there was always the choir practice for Sundays Mass. I think it was Mrs. Reynolds who ran that.

Yes You are Rite on this , My memorie served me Wrong Thanks for the correct name

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More memories....... Cleveland Ave, off Passaic Ave; a great Italian neighborhood.  The "Senate Boys".  Painting Halloween scenes on storefront windows along Harrison Ave before the Halloween Parade. Scenes were judged and prizes awarded.  Blue Castle hamburgers.  Swimming at the RCA pool on Sussex St.  ??  The original Two Guys store.  Fishing contests in West Hudson Park.  Being a crossing guard at 4th & William as a Lincoln School student.

My favorite HS teachers; Cunningham, Ryan, Matuzak, Tortorella. Playing stick ball in the streets.

Hey, ANOTHER, we have to be the same age. All those things you mentioned are from my era also. Mr.Tortorello was my favorite. He'd also played the piano at the dances at the Casino and on Mon. morning in class he'd always bring up the fact that one or all of us are being watched.

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More memories....... Cleveland Ave, off Passaic Ave; a great Italian neighborhood.  The "Senate Boys".  Painting Halloween scenes on storefront windows along Harrison Ave before the Halloween Parade. Scenes were judged and prizes awarded.  Blue Castle hamburgers.  Swimming at the RCA pool on Sussex St.  ??  The original Two Guys store.  Fishing contests in West Hudson Park.  Being a crossing guard at 4th & William as a Lincoln School student.

My favorite HS teachers; Cunningham, Ryan, Matuzak, Tortorella. Playing stick ball in the streets.

DOES ANYONE REMEMBER PEACH'S THE HOT DOG MAN WHO USED TO COME AROUND AND RING THE BELL.

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I was not born and raised in Harrison but got here by marriage. I have heard so many of these wonderful stories from the family I married into. This Town was really something special in its day. I am so glad to see you all writing such wonderful memories on this site. As you can see the not so smart of Harrison have to chime in every once in awhile. Show them what the true Harrison people are all about, keep these wonderful memories going, there loss is to not have grown up in the Harrison that once was. The sad truth is that those who try to ruin this site by showing there lack of human respect and maturity are what Harrison now has to offer as far as its future. Please, keep writing, these are such great memories you are all sharing and it goes along way in saying, that the heart of Harrison is beating much slower these days as the true, loyal and the Best of the Best residents are now moving away. Here's to the memories you all talk about and keep so safe locked in your hearts. How truely great and wonderful the Town of Harrison once was!!!!!!

You're absolutely right, Harrison was agreat town to grow up in. Now the question that begs to be asked is "Why did most of us move"? It would be interesting to know some of the reasons for moving. I, myself , moved in 1973 to Sussex County. If you remember that was the year RTE 280 opened and dumped all the traffic onto Harrison Ave. and Hamilton St. The town became a parking lot from 7am til 9am and from 3pm til 6pm. It wasn't too bad for me because I worked in Newark and could walk and not have to deal with it. The icing on the cake for us was when two little girls got killed by a garbage truck coming off the Stickle bridge. My kids were young then and even though they didn't have to go to school near that area , I still felt like the handwriting was on the wall so I bailed. But I still bleed Blue & White.

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More memories....... Cleveland Ave, off Passaic Ave; a great Italian neighborhood.  The "Senate Boys".  Painting Halloween scenes on storefront windows along Harrison Ave before the Halloween Parade. Scenes were judged and prizes awarded.  Blue Castle hamburgers.  Swimming at the RCA pool on Sussex St.  ??  The original Two Guys store.  Fishing contests in West Hudson Park.  Being a crossing guard at 4th & William as a Lincoln School student.

My favorite HS teachers; Cunningham, Ryan, Matuzak, Tortorella. Playing stick ball in the streets.

DON'T FORGET THE ICE SKATING RINK,AND MR. MC GRAPH.

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HOW ABOUT KIDDY KORNER....LOVED THE WAY THEY WRAPPED GIFTS. ALSO THE WOMEN SHOP AND HARRISON SHOES. I WAS ALWAYS SO HAPPY WHEN I WAS ABLE TO SHOP IN THE ABOVE STORES. I LOVED THE ICE SKATING RINK....SPENT EVERY MINUTE I COULD THERE. SLEIGH RIDING IN KEARNY PARK. BOWLING AT YEAGERS ON HAMILTON STREET. ROLLER SKATING ON MY STREET. PLAYING KICK THE CAN, FRENCH JUMP ROPE, CHINESE JUMP ROPE,DODGE BALL. IT WAS A GREAT PLACE TO GROW UP. THANKS FOR THE MEMORIES. I HAVE SO MANY MORE. THIS IS GOOD.

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What about Gelwarg's Pharmacy on 6th & Harrison, and Squires Pharmacy and the Butcher shop on the 200 Block of Harrison Av. Then, right across the street you had the Jewelry Shop, the Shoemaker and Kielbs Bakery...and don't forget Polsky's, Harold Polsky made the best chocolate sodas (aka Egg creams) around. How about the little diner next to Vince Dyak's Gun Shop, and for all of us ex-little leaguers, The Dairy Delight
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I WOULD RATHER NOT GIVE MY NAME BECAUSE THE CLASS OF 76 WHICH I WAS I HATED EVERY MINUTE OF IT.I AM TRYING TO FORGET MY HIGH SCHOOL DAYS.JUST DO NOT WANT TO RELIVE THEM.

Right !! You're trying to forget your HS days. That's why you just told everyone you were in the class of 76 and you hated it. Are you on the town council ??

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THERE ALSO WAS MATTI'S DOWN BY THE GARDENS, JOE'S CANDY STORE AND MIKE'S MEAT MARKET. MATTI MADE A GREAT MILK SHAKE AND ICE CREAM SODA. FOR TOY'S THERE WAS PURCELLS DOWN BY THE A & P. WE HAD SO MUCH FOR A SMALL TOWN. IT WAS GREAT.

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how come no one mentioned karu hardware store on harrison and rexall drugstore on harrison.all our memories gone.remember those days and how about the wonder rest.on harrison ave.next door to the kiddy korner

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No one mentioned Sophie's Card Shop. It was located at the parking lot of the pharmacy now at 4th and Harrison. Who remembers Berjack's Restaurant where Cutting Corners is now?

God you're so right .....I almost forgot about Berjac's....Every first friday we went there after mass for breakfast because , you might remember in those days if you wanted to go to communion you had to fast from midnight.

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how about rosemarts across from the high school. i can still remember louie chasing out the kids at lunch time, and don't forget polskys at harrison and sixth street.

yes i remember

how about lerner's five and dime, the lunch program at the rec center on Harrison ave.and 6th st.where the bank is.Yeagers bowling alley[scum lanes]Kinsella's and Max's candy store by the gardens.R&R and Martucci Bros sporting goods,A&P and Marc's Pharmacy on Central and 5th St.The year round Christmas Decorations on Dr Sewik's office,the arcade by Rita beauty salon.Also THE FIREHOUSE PUB was the best place to unwind ,watch sports ,listen to music and just hang out and be social
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No one mentioned Sophie's Card Shop. It was located at the parking lot of the pharmacy now at 4th and Harrison. Who remembers Berjack's Restaurant where Cutting Corners is now?

I thought Sophie's was where Cutting Corners is now??? Or am I having a "senior moment"? :rolleyes:

Also, there is a parking lot on 4th / Harrison now? I remember the one by the bank / Holy Cross.

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I thought Sophie's was where Cutting Corners is now??? Or am I having a "senior moment"?  :rolleyes:

Also, there is a parking lot on 4th / Harrison now? I remember the one by the bank / Holy Cross.

More memories; The Corner Bakery on 3rd & Harrison, Touch football league, the wagon that came around selling fruits and vegtables, the guy that came around sharpening knives, Carl Knoles Driver Education class in HS, roller skating in the streets, smoking in the boys bathroom, the playground on 2nd & Harrison, losing to Wallington 14-12 in final game my senior year (i think it was our only loss that year). The soda shop on 2nd & Hamilton, The Bluebird Barber Shop accross from old HS.

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