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the south amboy •*•• sayreville - Sadie Pope Dowdell Public Library
THE
SOUTH AMBOY
• * • • SAYREVILLE
Date: July 29, 1995
Judge Orders
Pickets to Cease
PRICELESS
In the Movies
U.S. District Judge John W. Bissell
issued a temporary restraining order, forcing union construction workers to abandon
a picket line they had walked outside the
South Amboy's new community school
construction site.
The picketers began marching on the
site on June 16, about a week after a sheet
metal contractor hired for the job sent nonunion workers to the location to install heating and ventilation systems. Local 27 of the
Central and Southern New Jersey Sheetmetal
Workers International Association were justifiably angered, and by picketing the main
entrance to the construction site, were able
to shut down the work. Board Attorney,
Clark W. Convery then filed a complaint
with the Labor Relations Board.
Zoning Board
Rules on Delilah's
The South Amboy Zoning Board unanimously approved a resolution which outlines the type of entertainment that will be
allowed at the highly controversial Delilah's
Den. The Board decided that the new club
could offer the same kind of entertainment
that former nightclub owners offered on the
site.
15 Jobs May Be
On the Line
The City of South Amboy recently sent
letters to 15 employees, telling them that
their jobs may be in jeopardy come Sept.
2nd, unless the 1995-96 budget can be bal-.
anced. Problems began last year, when the
city received notice from the state that it
would not receive an anticipated $670,000
in state aid.
Those notified of the dreaded move
were 2 Police Sergeants, 5 Patrol Officers,
5 Public Works employees, and the shared
clerk-typist. The workers were given this
notice, 45 days prior to the potential layoff
date, which is in compliance with the state
mandate.
South Amboy Blood
Drive August 27
The South Amboy Community Blood
Drive, sponsored by the South Amboy Fire
Dept., South Amboy Lions Club, South
Amboy First Aid, and South Amboy Elks
Club, will be held on Sat. Aug. 27th from
9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the South Amboy
First Aid on the corner of Main & Thompson Sts. For further information, call Frank
721-2205 or Ron 727-2221.
Labor Day Issue
August 26th
All Deadlines
August 16th
Call 727-0398
Vol. 4 Issue 9
Sayreville Receives
$350,000
The Borough of Sayreville received
$350,000 in state aid, and both local Democrat and Republican parties tried to take
credit for securing it from the state.
Treasurer Wayne Kronowski said that
die Borough would receive $350,000 in
block grant funds. Sayreville will be allowed by the state to put the money straight
into surplus or use it in next year's budget.
The current budget cannot be opened, and
the tax rate reduced, because it has been
adopted and certified, and the tax bills have
been processed according to Kronowski.
Msgr. Sergei Dies at 65
Morgan's Matt Gomolka (L) and Paul Campanelli (R) of Laurence Harbor will be seen in next
spring's major movie "Big Night."
Matt Gomolka, of Gomolka's Auto
Body in Morgan has landed a role in the
major movie, "Big Night," which will be
released in the spring of '96. The film,
about two Italian immigrants who came
over to the U.S., and opened a restaurant in
a Jersey Shore town, was shot in Keyport.
Gomolka, assisted by friend, Paul
Campanelli of Laurence Harbor, is featured
in a scene operating the Gomolka Auto
Body's 1951 Chevy Tow Truck to deliver a
barber chair. Matt says that, "The two days
on the set were exciting! We hung out on
the set and met the stars." The movie was
directed by Campbell Scott & Stanley Tucci,
and stars Isabella Rosselini & Tucci. The
film should be really interesting, with a
local flavor, so don't miss it! Congratula-
Fireman's Fair
August 1-5
The South Amboy Fire Dept. will be
holding their annual Fireman's Fair from
Aug. I -5 at the Sacred Heart Church Parking Lot on Washington Ave. & Main Street.
Some of the big attractions will be: Aug. 1
- "Pay One Price" Night for all carnival
rides; Aug. 2 - Fireman's/First Aiders Nite
- Prizes, Prizes, Prizes'. Early Bird, Most
Men, and More. Check in by 7:30 p.m.;
Aug. 3 - Handicapped Children's Afternoon.
tions Matt and Paul on your role in "Big
Night" !
Demolition Begins
at Raritan Bay
Construction crews recently broke
through exterior walls for the first time at
the Perth Amboy Division of Raritan Bay
Medical Center. Twobuildingsdatingfrom
1 yoy and iViS are now being demolished to
make way for construction of a five-story
tower, part of the medical center's Renewal
2000revitalization and construction project.
Raritan Bay officials, including Keith
H. McLaughlin, president and chief executive officer, and members of the board of
directors, will visit the site on Tuesday
afternoon. They will don hard hats and
survey the site at which one wing already
has been torn down.
Redevelopment
Reinstates Officers
Msgr. Francis J. Sergei, born and
raised in South Amboy, and most recently pastor of St. John Vianney Parish
in Colonia, died on July 6th, at St. Peter's
Medical Center, New Brunswick. He
was 65 years old.
Msgr. Sergei was ordained in 1956,
and was assigned to St. Joseph's North
Plainficld. He then served on the faculty
of Holy Cross High School in Riverside
from 1957-72. He became Pastor of St.
Mary's Perth Amboy in 1973, and Pastor of St. John Vianney in 1976. He wa»
named a prelate of honor (Monsignor) in
1991. In October of 1994, he was appointed Episcopal Vicar of Middlesex
County.
Msgr. Sergei is survived by a sister,
Mary Musolf of Cinnaminson, 2 cousins, and several nieces and nephews.
Sayreville Class of '45
Reunion
Sayreville High School Class of 1945
will be holding their 50th Reunion on Oct.
15th. Reservations must be made by Aug.
15th, by contacting Irene Jorgenson at 45
Elizabeth St. Sayreville, N.J. 08872.
Four graduates of the Class of '45 are
still unaccounted for. They are: Robert
Miller, Connie Slowikowski, Joyce Tice,
Melvin Weitz. If anyone knows their whereabouts, please let Irene know.
Dowdell Library Receives
$10,000 Donation
South Amboy's Redevelopment
Agency reinstated all present officers &
professionals. The Chairwoman is Judith
Lecki, Executive Director Kevin Meszaros,
Asst. Executive Director Derek Jess.
Madeline Bulman is the Secretary.
Moskowitz, Heyer & Gruel of Florham
Park have the contract for Planning Services. Legal Services are provided by
McGowan & Coughlin of S. Amboy. The
architect is Schmitt Anderson Architects of
Metuchen.
The Board of Trustees of the Dowdell
Library of South Amboy are pleased to
announce that Capital Ornamental Concrete
Specialists, Inc., of 90 Main Street, South
Amboy, have pledged a $10,000 donation
to the library. Mr. Norman Grossman,
president of the company, recently presented the first half of the donation to Mr.
Philip Israel, Library Director.
The donation means that the library
board can move forward with their plans to
automate the new public library. Presently,
the library is in the process of converting its
printed records to computerized records.
The donation will help provide funding to
purchase computers for the new library.
The new public library, currently under
construction, as part of the community
school project, will have room to hold more
than 50,000 volumes and seat 90. The
project is scheduled for completion in April
1996. The library's opening is planned for
early summer in 1996.
Recently selected by the South Amboy Lions Club as students of the year are, L-R: James
Novak III, St. Mary Regional High School; Michael Seaman, St. Mary Elementary School;
Renee Serrano, Hoffman High School; Dana Lynn Siebel, Sacred Heart School; John
Strzykalski, South Amboy Elementary School. Congratulations!
Tennis Tourney Planned
The South River Recreation Dept.
is planning a Tennis Tournament for Boys
& Girls, Men & Women, of all ages, in early
August. For further information, contact
Greg at 721-9174.
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July 29, 1995 South Amboy-Sayreville Times
Talk Of the TOWnS
Kelly at Yankee Stadium
Times Poet Laureate, Al Gomolka, Jr., and
myself trekked to Yankee Stadium to see Tom
Kelly's Minnesota Twins in the first game of the
4-game series. We did gel to say hello to Tom,
and he was surprisingly in good spirits, despite
the fact that his club is off to the worst start in the
major leagues. Also spotted at the big ballpark
was Jerry Henderson, a fellow '69 St. Mary's
grad whom we had not seen in 26 years. We also
spoke with Kelly's daughter, Sharon, who was at
the game with Sayreville's Jim Greenhaus and
family. South Amboy's Bob "Zack" Sekerak
and sons Rob and Michael were also sighted
rooting for their favorites.
Locals Graduate Nursing School
The Raritan Bay Medical Center Charles E.
Gregory School of Nursing announced the following locals graduated in the Class of 1995;
Kathleen Garland, Daniel Motta, Scott Mueller,
Marie S. Obregon, Tracey Reeves, all of South
Amboy; Kelly Kayser, and Sonal Saraiya of
Parlin, and Michelle Janoczkin of Sayreville.
Congratulations!
Doyle Graduates Police Academy
Joseph C. Doyle, of Brick Twp., recently
graduated from the N.J. State Police Academy at
Sea Girt. Officer Doyle is employed by the Brick
Twp. Police Dept. in Ocean County, N.J. He is
the grandson of Jean & Harold Evans of South
Amboy. Congrats, and best of luck, Joe!
The Red Ford F-250
Does anyone recognize the guy in that red
Ford F-250 with the red cab? What a ride!
Streetfest Set for Sept. 10
The Annual South Amboy Septemberfesl
is set for Sunday Sept. 1 Oth. This year's event is
sponsored by the South Amboy Fire Dept., and
a great day is promised for all. The Bog Trotters,
a group that plays traditional Irish Music will be
featured. Don't forget to bring your own chairs!
by Tom Burkard
lion of school newspapers, has to be the best in
Sayreville and South Amboy Councilman Fred
Henry owns the finest collection of St. Mary's
"Crowns".
Sunbathing Nancy
by Al Gomolka, Jr.
Times Poet Laureate c. 1977
I know a sunbather named Nancy
Who in a bikini's quite fancy
But that's not to say
That in clothes she's O.K.
'Cept the tan I admire, I can't see.
I enjoy this sunbather named Nance
Who's just as pretty as an orchid plant
And I don't think it dumb
That I like this sun bum
For her pleasantness more than the glance.
Let me tell you this Nance is entrancing
And at times how I think of romancing
But enough with my poem
If my mind's left to roam
I'll have no time left for the chancing.
K of C Installs Officers
Knights of Columbus, Our Lady of Victory
Council #2061, Sayreville, held their annual
installation of officers, Saturday evening, July
15,1995. Grand Knight for 1995-1996 is Alfred
J. Baumann, Jr. Officers for this year include:
Chaplain, Rev. Terrance M. Lawler; Deputy
Grand Knight, Paul N. Muller; Chancellor, Joseph F. Notarangelo; Warden, James M. Revel;
Recorder, James C. Batissa; Treasurer, Edward
J. Tauber; Financial Secretary, Daniel P.
Czernikowski; Lecturer, Anthony J. Moskal;
Advocate, James Bowes; and. Trustees George
Novosel, Joseph M. Kaprowski, and Wayne J.
McCormack.
Thank You, Ed!
Flea Market Sept. 16
A special thank you is extended to
Sayreville's Ed Puchalski for helping me with
my research on Sayreville. by loaning me countless copies of Sayreville's Echo Lites from the
1950's. They were most enlightening, as a lot of
information was derived from them. Ed's collec-
Court Santa Maria #382 and the Knights of
Columbus #426 are having a joint flea market on
Saturday, September 16, at the K of C parking lot
on Stevens Ave. Anyone interested in renting a
table for $10, please call Fay at 721-7314 or
Steve 727-1707.
Pleasant Little Trivia
by Tom Burkard
1. St. Mary's High School's Principal in
'46? a. Sister Josepha b. Sister Leonard c. Sister
Madeline
2. Popular bar found on Rt. 35 North in the
Melrose section of Sayreville in the late 60's? a.
The Pitts b. The Flame c. Phil's
3. Bait stand located near Morgan Creek in
the 60's? a. Clams & Claws b. Jake's Bait c.
Mildred's
4. City of S. Amboy's Sanitary Inspector in
1970? a. John Wise b. Patrick Vona c. Pete John
5. St. Mary's Valedictorian in '71 ? a. John
Gryl b. Juan Garcia c. Wilbur Benson
6. Sayreville's '52 Senior Play was? a.
Roadhouse Blues b. Ramshackle Inn c. High &
Mighty
7. The Lions Den in South Amboy was
once called? a. Flo & Eddie's b. The Watering
Holec. Pelican's
8. In 1958, this hardware store was located
at 333 S. Pine Ave. Morgan? a. Bayview Hardware b. C.J.'s Store c. Morgan Hardware
9. In '70, this deli was located on Ridgeway
Ave. S. Amboy? a. Kurtz's Corner b. Miller
Deli c. Sister's Deli
10. St. Mary's senior play in '68 was? a.
The King & I b. Camelot c. Brigadoon
11. Pastor of United Methodist Church
until 1970? a. Rev. Campbell b. Rev. Nishwitz
c. Rev. Kilgallon
12. Winner of the Patriotism Award at St.
Mary's '71 graduation? a. John E. James b.
Thomas S. Thomas c. Chad Kurtis
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Feature Writers
Virginia Stillwagon
Teo Weber
Ruth Connors
Joanne Olchvary
Beverly Kovacs
Sgt. Jerry Pizzillo
Poet Laureate
Albert Gomolka Jr.
DAV Officers Installed
Disabled American Veterans, BenyeiConnors Chapter #67, held its installation of
Officers at the chapter home. The installing
officer was State Sr. Vice Commander Salvatore
LoSauro and 1st Jr. Vice, Joseph Trulio. The
newly elected officers are: Commander, William Welsh; Senior Vice, Joseph Jessup; 1st
Junior Vice, Richie Drake; 2nd Junior Vice,
Vinnie Sendziak; Adjutant and Treas., Martin
Murphy; Chaplain, Roy Kowalski; Service Officer, James Campbell; Judge Advocate. Rich
Trella; Historian, Leon Ott; Sgt.-At-Arms, James
Davies; and Officer of the Day, John Batista.
State Auxiliary Commander Jennie Bizon
and her officers instalfed the newly elected auxiliary. The new members are: Commander,
Carol Daly; Senior Vice, Florence Ott; First
Junior Vice, Claire Reilly; Adjutant, Margaret
Zipprich; Treas., Bea Rose; Chaplain, Ann Mason; Historian and Sgt.-At-Arms, Joan Kowalski.
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c. 1991.
This newspaper wilt not be liable for errors appearing in the
editorial copy or advertising beyond the cosl of space occupied
by error.
Happy Ads
A special July 30th birthday greeting goes
out to South Amboy's Cheryl Schmid!
All of our love,
Steve, Mom & Dad
Congratulations to Tom & Eleanor (Munck)
Ufferfilge on the birth of their third child,
Kevin William, who was born on March 27th.
Proud grandparents are Bill & Eleanor Munck
of So. Amboy, and Carl & Carolou Ufferfilge
of Oakland, N.J.
Bus Trip to Caesar's
A bus trip to Atlantic City, Caesar's Casino
is set for Monday, Aug. 14th. The bus leaves
South Amboy at 2 p.m. For info and reservations, call E. Munck 721-1789.
200 S. Stevens Ave.
South Amboy
(908,727-3988
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Commodities Distribution July 31
The Dr. C. Hoffman Senior Resource Center, 108 S. Stevens Avenue. South Amboy. will
distribute Surplus Federal Commodities on July
31, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., and August 1,
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Clients must be registered
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at 525-5961.
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Sacred Heart Picnic Sept. 10
SUNDAY AND MONDAY
Sacred Heart will hold their 3rd Annual
Parish Picnic on Sunday, Sept. 10 at Burke's
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She has recently teamed up with Bunny
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Century 21 Charles Smith Agency has
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developing foreclosure business in Middlesex and Monmouth counties, and also
new home developments. Peggy offers a
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A large crowd of parishioners and friends packed the church on the evening of July 6 to
celebrate a South Amboy landmark: the 100th Anniversary of Sacred Heart Church. Rev.
Joseph Romanoski (C), the church Pastor led the Mass and noted the importance of the
long history of this proud Parish. The altar was draped with banners of many of the church's
organizations including Sacred Heart Rec Club, C.Y.O., Holy Name Society, Rosary
Society, St. Vincent De Paul Society, Sacred Heart School, H.S.A., and the South Amboy
K of C 426 had their banner paraded into the church, marching with the 4th Degree. A gala
party was held afterwards, where participants enjoyed live entertainment and delicious
foods. Pictured are Reverend Vincent Calderwood (left), Reverend Joseph Krajewski
(Right) and Altar Girl Taryn Ney.
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This is flea and tick season so please
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J a n . 4,1928
Received a report from Public Service
Co., New Brunswick that the operator on
Public Service Trolley Car while operating
car on Broadway between John and Henry
Sts. a shot came through the front window of
the car hitting the operator in the arm. The
Public Service Co. reports it happened at
5:30 p.m. Reported to here at 6:30 p.m.
Detailed Officer O'Connor. - Sgt. Quinlan
Jan.11,1928
Officer O'Connor reports that he got a
complaint that a crazy man was down by
Deegans Garage. I went down and found a
resident stopping cars. I locked him up for
being drunk and disorderly. Time 10:20
a.m. Brought into court and fined $10.00Sgt. Ryan
J a n . 16,1928
Captain Peter Ringers, Capt. of Barge
SA Bullock reports he was held up in Stars
field Sat. night, Jan. 14 about 9:30 p.m. by
three men. They did not get anything from
him as he had no money on him. - Sgt.
Quinlan
J a n . 17,1928
Mrs. Manhattan from 5th St. reported
to Roundsman McCormmick that a man
hiding by the bulkhead on PRR grounds by
the Hole in Wall and chases the school
children on their way to and from school. Sgt. Quinlan
J a n . 20,1928
Officer Coughlin detailed to the Raritan
Diner. Gang annoying" the night manager.
Broke it up. - Sgt. Quinlan
J a n . 27,1928
A resident and a John Bolgau of Easton
Penna. arrested by officer Quain charged
with being disorderly persons. Brought in
court. Judge Van Cleaf found them guilty of
panhandling, sentenced them to County
Work House for 90 days. - Sgt. Ryan
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South Amboy-Sayreviile Times
Yearbook - Hoffman 1960
South Amboy was a quiet little town. "The
Pleasant Little City," back in the Fall of '59. when
Hoffman High's Class of I960 began their final
year at the John St. institution. The "cool cats"
probably got their kicks listening to the hit songs
of the day such as The Three Bells, Sea of Love,
Lavender Blue, and of course 'ol Elvis. The
Principal was Eugene Dobrzynski, and Assistant
Principal, William A. Kurtz... The yearbook was
dedicated to Elnora Dexheimer and Rose McNeal
... Charles Brinamen became the first Hoffmanite
in history to succeed a relative as Senior Class
President, as he followed brother James to the top
spot. John Maher was vice president, Treasurer Timothy Peterson, and Financial Secretary - Ann
Brennan . . . Kathleen Kriss was Editor of the
yearbook . . . Several popular teachers at Harold
G. were: Thomas English. Peter Fitzgerald, Aldona
Krakauskas. and Audrey Teich... 1960 marked
Hoffman's 1st ever National Honor Society, and
it consisted of 6 seniors, 4 juniors and 4 sophs. The
Places to Go, Things to Do
senior members were: Virginia Carmichael. Joan
Brown. Kathleen Kriss. Calvin Hartman. George
Reick. Richard Peterson . . . Ann Brennan was
Captain of the Cheerleaders . . .
Affectionate nicknames for several of the
"60crew members were: Stick, Butch.Geo.Juggie,
Ritt... Just to name a few from the Class of 1960:
Sandra Costanzo. John Gendelek. Lois Kurtz.
William Linblad. Judy Meinzer. Tom Rittenhouse,
William Lonseth. Carol & Dorothy Wotkowiak,
Gloria Farley . . .
Charles Bloodgood. James Gent, John Keller,
and George Reick were a few of the top-notch
senior athletes . . . As John F. Kennedy was
shaking hands on the campaign trail on the memorable graduation day in June, Hoffman High's
Class of '60 were receiving their diplomas, and
looking forward to successful futures... The small
class of 38 were a tight knit group of youngsters
who really enjoyed life, and would touch the world
in so many different ways...
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out with the table top fans and 1 remember us
huddling around the table for the air to blow on
you, or the firemen hooking up the sprinklers on
the fire hydrants, a different street each night.
You always knew where to find us in the "Good
Old Days." In those days you didn't have the
lawn sprinkler, but we had the hose over the
clothes line where we cooled off. Or if one of my
aunts were really in a generous mood or just tired
of my cousin and 1 fighting, they would take us
to Sewaren or Perth Amboy, which both had
beautiful resort beaches in those days. It's a
shame pollution and the oil refineries, not to
mention man himself have ruined our precious
by Ruth Connors
natural resources. We learn too late from our
Vacation Bible School is a special place for
mistakes. It's sad when all we have left are
your child to learn and grow. Place: First Presbymemories of something so valuable that we've
terian Church, 150 North Broadway, South
wasted!
Amboy. Time: 8:50 a.m. until noon each day.
Date: August 7th through August 11th.
If you are looking for a nice cool breeze to
Several children are asking about Vacation
cool off there are still a few places near home to
Bible School, it's amazing that they are asking
enjoy. Both Keyport and Perth Amboy marinas
and encouraging to all the people who have put
have 4 hour cruises on the bay on Saturday and
so much time and work into the program for the
Sunday evenings. If you are at the dock by 6 p.m.
past eight years.
you can bring your own cooler with snacks or
We started out with three Churches: The sometime they have snacks on board. The cost
First Baptist, The First Presbyterian and The is between $ 10 to $ 12 dollars to let the sea breeze
blow through your hair. I look forward to the day
Trinity Methodist. After two years we started
when our long awaited South Amboy Marina
calling ourselves "The Combined Churches of
South Amboy" which we are and have always comes into being and perhaps we'll have cruises
right here in our back yard!
been open to all Churches to join in with us. Last
year The Christ Episcopal Church joined us and
this year we are happy to welcome St. Man 's
R.C. Church.
Each year a different Church is host and
sponsors the program at their Church facilities.
They are in charge of planning meetings, ordering materials and financial reports. Representatives from each Church attend the meetings and
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games, make crafts and have snacks each day.
Entertainment
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Church collects juices and cookies from their
congregation to help take care of snack time. If
you would like to help our kids in some way or
need information, please call 721-4516 or 7211216.
The program is free and supported by free
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even your clothes seem like they're glued on.
The air conditioner doesn't seem to be cool
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mind. When we were kids they were just coming
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The South Amboy-Sayreville Times Sports
Hall of Fame has inducted 8 more great athletes.
Congratulations go out to the following: Benny
"Budniak" Kolodziejski, Gerard Porpora, Walter
"Duke" Kurczeski, Walter Mesh, Paul Herrick,
George "Cottages" Ogborne, Frank "Red"
Cleary, Ed "Lefty" Jankowski. Inductees, or
close family members may pick up their official
Hall of Fame Program & Elite Membership
Discount Card at Amboy Ports of Call, 117 So.
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T.H.E. GAME
Teams: Hoffman vs. Highland Park in the
title game of the Highland Park Holiday Tourney.
Recap: Bill Lewis fired in a clutch jump
shot with 3 seconds left in regulation to tie the
contest at 45-all, sending it into overtime. In a
bizarre first OT, neither team took a shot from
the field. The second OT wasn't much different,
as no points were produced until, with 2 seconds
remaining, Tom Mulligan canned a free throw,
and gave the Guvs a 46-45 championship victory. Lewis was high scorer with 14 points,
while teammate Steve Richmond was close behind with 12.
PlayeroftheGame:Hoffman'sBilI Lewis.
Free Concert
A free music concert will be presented at
the mini theatre in Warren Park, Florida Grove
Road, Woodbridge on Sunday evening, Aug. 6,
1995 from 6-8:00 p.m. The concert will feature
Diane & "Friends" plus The Paul Dehnz Band.
This concert is presented by Middlesex County
Bd. of Chosen Freeholders, Middlesex County
Dept. of Parks, Local #373 American Fed. of
Musicians & the Music Performance Trust Funds.
St. Jude Novena
May the sacred heart of Jesus be adored, glorified,
loved and preserved throughout the world now and
forever. Sacred heart of Jesus pray for us. St. Jude,
worker of miracles, pray for us. St. Jude, help of the
hopeless, pray for us.
Say this prayer nine times a day. By the eighth day
your prayer will be answered. Say it for nine days.
It has never been known to fail. Publication must be
promised. Thank you St. Jude. H.W.
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Year: 1979
Sport: Basketball
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single, as the Eagles nipped Immaculate Conception of Trenton, 1 -0. It was also a memorable
game for Lou Lagoda, the Saints ace pitcher,
who fired a brilliant O-hitter... Kolodziejski had
a superb career in athletics at St. Mary's, and was
selected 3rd team All-State catcher in the Parochial B Class in his senior year in 1933 ... Many
readers probably recall Benny for his fine umpiring in the South Amboy Youth Leagues from
1954-1979...
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Virgin, assist me in my necessity. Oh Star of the
Sea, help me and show me, herein you are my
mother. Oh, Holy Mary, Mother of God, Queen of
Heaven and Earth! I humbly beseech you from the
bottom of my heart to succor me in this necessity.
There are none that can withstand your power. Oh.
show me herein you are my mother. Oh Mary,
conceived without sin. pray for us who have recourse
to thee (3 times). Must be said 3 times for 3
consecutive days and published immediately after
favor is granted.
Thank you. I.C.
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Glory Days in Local Sports
by Tom Burkard
1929: St. Mary's riddled St. Rose, 12-1 in
diamond action. Winning pitcher Jim Harrigan
hurled O-hit ball, and fanned 9 in 6 innings,
before tiring. Frank "Red" deary went 4 for 6,
Johnny Grimes 3 for 5, and Pothoff crashed 2
triples. Switzer and Tony Popowski chipped in
with 2 hits apiece in the Eagles torrid assault on
the Purple Roses . . . .1936: In Group II state
basketball tourney semis, Cranford drilled
Hoffman, 41-24. Jim Roberts topped the locals
with 7 points... 1946: The Eagles dropped the
Perth Saints, 41-33, behind Bill Kennedy's 18,
and Ray Stockton's 9 tallies... 1951: Sayreville
nipped Dunellen, 7-0 in football. Walter"Duke"
Kurczeski hammered into the end zone on a 2yd. run, and also scored the extra point on an end
run . . . .1954: Teams competing in the South
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Amboy Senior Softball League included: Oilers,
Lou's Pastry, Tom & Box's, Melrose S.C.,
Munn's Mobil Gas, Render's Service Station..
. 1957: In South Amboy Little League action,
Hollywood Sales belted Weiss Clothing, 7-2, as
Jack Seaman picked up the win. Tom Rittenhouse
ripped 2 home runs, and Joe Benianto a triple ..
. 1969: Jerry Henderson fired a 9-0,3-hit shutout
to lead St. Mary's to a big win over St. Joseph's
Toms River. John Clark drove in 3 with two
singles and adouble, and catcher Bernie Mackiel
crunched a single and triple . . . 1972: Roddy's
Tavern finished 11-7 in South Amboy Slow
Pitch softbal 1. Tom Fitzmorris topped the club in
runs-22, hits-26, and doubles-12. Ned Moran's
2 triples led the club and Paul Ust took team
batting honors with a .500. Billy Clayton and
Ray Selover shared the HR crown with 2 apiece.
Frank Kennedy was the ace chucker with a 7
wins and 6 losses mark . . . 1982: Sayreville's
soph outfielder. Scan Gallagher stung the ball
fora .300 avg., and drove in 26 runs... 1990-91:
Jenny Ingstrup was Hoffman's top scorer in
hoops with 454 points and a 18.9 avg. Jo Ellen
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The Spinal Column
by Dr. John Misiewicz, D.C.
Swimming: The Perfect Exercise?
Recreation swimming is probably one of
the best forms of exercise. It affords the swimmer a combination of cardiovascular and neuromuscular exercise without the joint trauma of
most other forms of exercise.
Consider that the advanced swimmers take
13 to 17 strokes per length of a 25 yard pool.
Beginning swimmers who are uncoached, or
who possess poor technical form, take 25 strokes
or more to swim that same 25 yard length. For
these types of swimmers, most injuries involve
one shoulder (not both), the Cervical spine and
the Thoracic spine. There is often a weakness of
the various muscles surrounding the shoulder
itself.
The neck of the swimmer is also placed
under great stress, since breathing is accomplished by turning the head to one side where the
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As the old saying goes, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." In order to
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and after the swimming sessions. The next area
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South Amboy-Sayreville Times July 29, 1995
Dream Season for Keeter & Thomsen
by Tom Burkard
Pitchers Tracey Thomsen of Sayreville. and
Jamie Keeter of Hoffman turned in the type of dream
seasons most players neverexperience. Thomsen was
asuper 14-5 on the hill, struck out 125. and issued only
11 passes in 134+ innings, and turned inal.04E.R.A..
which included 7 shutouts, a new single season record
for the school. On offense, she batted .322, going 19
for59,with 14rbi's,anddid not strike out. Tracey was
also a golden glover, making only 1 error in 54
chances for a .981. A 1st team selection in almost
every newspaper, she became Sayreville's all-time
leader in victories-44, strikeouts-348, and ERA-1.42.
Tracey, perhaps the Lady Bombers' top hurler ever,
will take her many talents to Bioomfield College.
Jamie Keeter, an Oklahoma native, was virtually unhittable in almost every outing, as she finished
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with a mind-boggling 19 wins and only one setback.
The victories tied Dawn Kaiser's school record for 1year. Using a repertoire of six pitches, she had batters
constantly guessing - usually wrong, as her changeup set others pitches up, including an extremely good
fastball. She led the county with a miniscule 0.69
ERA. and racked up 208 K's in 111 innings, while
walking 42. Jamie tossed - if you can believe it - 8
shutouts, 7- no hitters, 6- one hitters, and held opponents to a paltry .089 batting avg. She whiffed 10 or
more on 13 occasions, and gave up more than I earned
run only twice. 62.5% of Hoffman's outs were garnered on Keeter strikeouts. A 1st teamer in most
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about her in the future, as she performs for St. Peter's
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Stratton Wins at Frog Hollow
Parlin's Jeremy Stratton won the 10th Annual Independence 5-mile run on July
1st. He crossed the finish line in 26:45. Margaro Morales finished 2nd in 27:09.
Emma Piccolella of Millstone copped the Womens' crown, coming in at 34:01. She
was closely followed by Karen Van Heest of Colts Neck, who ran the entire race,
barefoot, and clocked in at 34:38. In the 1-Mile Fun Run, South Amboy's Melissa
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Rich Klein is probably one of the most prominent and respected sports personalities in the area. I
had the opportunity to meet him for the first time in my
rookie season in the South Amboy Mens' Slow Pitch
Softball League in '71, and the more I saw him play,
the more I respected him. as did every other player. He
was the league's best hitter, fastest base runner, and
best defensive center fielder in the league then, and
probably the fiercest competitor toever walk on a field
in South Amboy. He is a true winner. Klein has been
an English and History teacher for over 20 years at
Hoffman High. He is a Softball coach supreme,
amassing one of the top records in the state: 240 wins
and 62 losses. He also coaches the Lady Guvs varsity
soccer club. He retired from playing Softball last year
in various leagues, after 25 plus highly successful
seasons, and can be found over the summer umpiring
the Mens' Slow Pitch League in South Amboy, or
coaching his son Richie's Little Fellas League team in
S. Amboy.
The Interview
TB: Through the years, yourgirls'softball teams
at Hoffman have produced one of the greatest wonlost records in the state. How did you do it?
RK: I've been blessed with some pretty good
athletes such as White, Check, Popowski, list, and
Keeter.
TB: As a softball player, what is your greatest 1
game performance? What is your fondest memory?
Why did you only play in South Amboy for 4 or 5
years?
RK: In an over4() Limited League Tourney. I hit
3 homers and a double in one game at an MCC field.
My fondest memory was when I was playing for CQ
in a MoniclairTournament against Yogi Berra's son
Dale, and in 6 games. 1 went 19 for 21. They weren't
going to have an M.V.P. award, but made a special
M.V.P. trophy for me. I only played briefly in S.
Amboy. because there was a conflict with all of the
other leagues that I played in at the time.
TB: How has softball changed today from when
you started playing?
RK: In Mens' the greatest improvement is the
aluminum bat. We used the Bulger wood bats before,
and now with aluminum, it's more of a home run
game, rather than defense, as it was when I begem
playing.
TB: Why do you feel that you've been far more
successful coaching softball than soccer?
RK: I know more about softball. I never played
soccer. It's easier to teach skills in softball.
TB: Your proudest moment in coaching high
school sports?
RK: Beating East Brunswick in '84 to win the
couniies. Nobody gave us a chance. We started 4
freshmen, and beat one of the best pitchers around.
Also winning the states in '86.
TB: You certainly could be called the Ultimate
Competitor. Where did this all-out drive begin?
RK: In the Cliffwood Little League. I played
center field, and we won the Monmouth County title.
TB: What were you like in Little League?
RK: I was fast and could run like crazy. I used
a Nellie Fox bat. choked up, and slapped the ball all
over.
TB: What is your coaching philosophy?
RK: In soccer, softball, and Little League, always be aggressive, make things happen, and pressure
the other team's defense.
TB: For any wanna-be Rich Kleins, what recipe
for success would you give them?
RK: Be committed, dedicated, and work hard
for anything you want to accomplish.
TB: After such a superb high school coaching
career, you could undoubtedly move up to the college
ranks. Any interest?
RK: I've given it some thought, and a lot deals
with recruiting, and I consider myself an on-the-field
coach.
TB: What was your greatest accomplishment as
a softball player?
RK: Making All-Tournament teams in New
York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.
TB: Sayreville had Tracey Thomsen, and
Hoffman - Jamie Keeler this past season, 2 of the best
ever. How would your club have done if you played
Sayreville in *95?
i RK: My teams have only played Sayreville 3
times since I've been coaching, and we're 3-0. It
would have been interesting. Janet Rvan does a nice
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V.I.P. (continued)
job. It would have been a good game with 2 of the best
pitchers in the county.
TB: If you had "95 to do over, would you have
trained a bonafide #2 pitcher to backup Keeter, in an
emergency, such as occurred in the CJ Group I state
semis?
RK: Jamie was going to pitch every inning as
was possible. Because we're in a small school, her
stats had to be as impressive as possible. Most softball
teams only have I legitimate pitcher. It's different
than baseball.
TB: How would you like to be remembered?
RK: As someone who was very competitive,
more importantly, someone who really cared about
softball and players. Not only my own team, but all
softball players.
Rich Klein is a fierce competitor, an outstanding
High School softball coach, respected teacher, and
winner with a capital "W". In my 20 years in the So.
Amboy Softball League, I've seen countless numbers
of talented athletes, but I feel that the best all-around,
multi-talented softball player in local history to perform at Veteran's Field was none other than the great
Rich Klein. It may sound a bit prejudiced, but it's
really not. In '73, Sayreville'sTom Kaelin played for
my Mechanicsville A.C. club, and most people felt he
was a bit betterthan Klein in all phases. I also thought
so then, but Kaelin was barred from further play in the
league, because he was an out-of-towner. The 4 or 5
years that I did see Klein play, erased any doubts, as
to who was the premier player. He was constantly
tremendous game in-game out, could hit the long
gapper for a homer, or burn you using either foul line
for extra base hits with his blinding speed. If you have
any doubts about my opinion, ask anyone who played
in the early '70's or had the good fortune to ever see
this South Amboy Softball Legend in action.
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