There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

Re: There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

PostBy: Dann757 On: Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:45 am

I'm living in Warren, which used to be a little suburban secret. After WWII a lot of people moved here and nobody could believe they would move out to the middle of nowhere. Now the A&P has jacked their prices up like Kings to accomodate the influx of neauveau riche. It's overdeveloped and full of true McMansions. The quiet little town center with its distinct giant American Flag has turned into a typical traffic laden hectic suburb. Most of the old timers roll their eyes up at the sprawl.

Wall Township seems to be a step up from here, the salt air, friendlier people; and there's a Shop rite down there on 34 that is a fantastic store. I stopped there every day this spring to get a $4.00 sub sandwich that is good for two meals. Nice stop on my way to fix up my wealthy customers trophy house on Barnegat Bay in Mantoloking. But it is crowded as heck these days.

As good 'ole Gov. Tom Kean used to say, "New Juzzy And You, Pufect Togethah" ( Perfect Apart....)
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Re: There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:12 am

Dann757 wrote:The quiet little town center with its distinct giant American Flag has turned into a typical traffic laden hectic suburb. Most of the old timers roll their eyes up at the sprawl.

Is that little Mom&Pop hardware store still in the center of town? I always liked going there. I hope they didn't sell out to one of the Big Boxes.
Right behind it was a new little strip mall, with a great Chinese restraunt. Too much traffic in that intersection, these days. I remember when they did not used to have a light there. :shock:
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Re: There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

PostBy: MURDOC1 On: Sat Sep 12, 2009 10:54 am

Anyone know if the old Fiber Mark paper mill is still there in Warren Glen? Is it still operational? I did a ton of work there as a millwright years ago, parts of that building are like a dungeon, talk about old construction, plus you have to cross the "moat" to get inside!!!
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Re: There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Sat Sep 12, 2009 12:23 pm

MURDOC1 wrote:Anyone know if the old Fiber Mark paper mill is still there in Warren Glen? Is it still operational? I did a ton of work there as a millwright years ago, parts of that building are like a dungeon, talk about old construction, plus you have to cross the "moat" to get inside!!!


I think it's out for the count. There was a plan for the Warren Glen plant but that fell through because of it's proximity to the water. All the former Reigel Paper mills sold to Fiber Mark are down, gutted or going that way: Warren Glen, Hughsville, Reiglesville and Milford. Dad says the 20+ houses in front of the Warren Glen plant are gone. The old company store in Reiglesville is a historic building someone bought with the hope of opening it up as a store. The Black River & Western RR runs a tourist train out of Phillipsburg south along the Delaware River and back. The plan is to extend the run to Reiglesville to the area where the store is/will be.
http://www.nyswths.org/beldel.htm
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.


The moat is the Musconetcong River on which I spent many hours fishing for rock bass way back when I was a kid. The guys at the plant use to hang out the windows and spot them for us. If you walk up steam there use to be several dams used to divert the river to the spillway to power the plant back in the days of water power. There's some really good trout fishing back in that valley, especially when they would float stock it. Ever heard of Pine Hollow?

You might have known my uncle and neighbors if you worked there in the 60-70s. PM me if you like.
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Re: There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

PostBy: tvb On: Sat Sep 12, 2009 1:29 pm

DVC500 at last wrote:
MURDOC1 wrote:I think I spend more time in Jersey working than I do at home!!! Does that count?? Hey I at least know where Pittstown is, just NE of Milford. I would always say I'm from Pa... Hehehehe

Anyone who knows where Pittstown is, has to have a little Jersey in them :D


What is that sign on the side of the barn there? "So this is Pittstown?" If you ask me, the whole character of the town changed with the installation of the first stop light. :lol:
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Re: There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Sep 12, 2009 1:32 pm

tvb wrote:If you ask me, the whole character of the town changed with the installation of the first stop light. :lol:
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Yeah, thats right! We are heading towards City designation now. We just got our first-ever stop light. Wooo-Woooo!
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Re: There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

PostBy: NJTomatoguy On: Sat Sep 12, 2009 5:14 pm

South Jersey here, Maple shade is 4 miles from Philly. Most people here are ok, the taxes are low compared to where i grew up(Hamilton Township,Central Jersey).
My 2 Bedroom, 1 bath ranch with fully fenced property is cheaper that renting. I bought 10 yrs ago, and would like to move back closer to my family, Mercer County, but that's not happening this year.
I am still fighting the woodstove, looking on craigslist every day for a coal stove. Soon, Very soon.
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Re: There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:57 pm

Say "New Jersey" and people think:
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Firemen spray water at buildings burning on Broad Street in Newark, N.J., on July 14, 1967. Police said the blaze was started with a fire bomb after rioters made their way into the downtown business district and looted stores.
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Re: There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Sep 12, 2009 7:58 pm

There are still some rural places in New Jersey, like where I live. No traffic lights in this town.

Say "New Jersey" and people think:
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Jersey City
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I prefer this:

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Sussex County
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In the tree behind the kitchen.
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Re: There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:26 pm

Hey Chris I am on every thread :P


Get out of here!!! Do you see me on the Pennsylvania thread??? :mad:
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Re: There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:30 pm

It rained all day today. I hope its not raining tomorrow, gotta get an old wooden organ with my trailer and bring it home.
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Re: There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:35 pm

I have a Hammond that you can have if you want to drive up for it. It is wooden and it is old, but it may be better then the one you are going after tomorrow.
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Re: There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:45 pm

Wood'nCoal wrote:I have a Hammond that you can have if you want to drive up for it. It is wooden and it is old, but it may be better then the one you are going after tomorrow.

Thanks John, If this one, that my wife is getting, doesn't work out, I'll let her know you have one. Ugh, hope I don't have to move another :(
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Re: There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sat Sep 12, 2009 8:48 pm

You probably will want this one...I can't find the file with the actual pics...looks like this:
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Hammond R-195 Origional Owner. Mom wants it out NOW!!!
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Re: There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

PostBy: ScubaSteve On: Sun Sep 13, 2009 7:18 pm

ScubaSteve Checking in :) I grew up in Lakewood which is a complete $#!#hole now, and currently happily living in Barnegat with my wife and our newborn daughter. It is very nice talking to everyone on this site. I really learned alot with all the help from everyone here. :D I love sitting here watching tv after a days work and reading the nepa forums.
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