There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

Re: There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

PostBy: crazy4coal On: Sun Sep 13, 2009 7:22 pm

Yep! TV and Coal forms.............."Perfect Together"............LOL
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Re: There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Sun Sep 13, 2009 9:56 pm

I grew up in Lakewood which is a complete $#!#hole now


Been there, I know what you're talking about.
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Re: There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

PostBy: Yanche On: Sun Sep 13, 2009 10:16 pm

I grew up in Alpha, NJ. Until I was about ten years old the house was heated with a kitchen coal stove. Then I helped my father install a Burnham hand fired boiler. It was in use until the early '60s when natural gas came to town. The cast iron boiler was smashed to remove it from the basement. I do remember the bitch of of a job taking it down cellar steps in sections and then assembling it.
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Re: There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

PostBy: New Hope Engineer On: Sun Sep 13, 2009 10:18 pm

ScubaSteve wrote: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.
theres alot of black hat people in that town!
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Re: There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

PostBy: 009to090 On: Sun Sep 13, 2009 10:40 pm

Yanche wrote:I grew up in Alpha, NJ. Until I was about ten years old the house was heated with a kitchen coal stove. Then I helped my father install a Burnham hand fired boiler. It was in use until the early '60s when natural gas came to town. The cast iron boiler was smashed to remove it from the basement. I do remember the bitch of of a job taking it down cellar steps in sections and then assembling it.

What was the address? I'll go take a picture of it for you.
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Re: There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

PostBy: Yanche On: Sun Sep 13, 2009 11:59 pm

DVC500 at last wrote:What was the address? I'll go take a picture of it for you.
Thanks for the offer, but I get back to take a look every year or two. I graduated from Lafayette College, Easton, PA and attend alumni events each year. I sold the house to the current occupant 15+ years ago and he's made major improvements. Address is 835 5th Ave, right across the street from the Catholic Church Convent. Alpha hasn't changed all that much, certainly not as much as the greater Phillipsburg area. It's only been a few years ago that there were no traffic lights! What I'm amazed at is the school funding mess. How could the state screwup the construction of a new Phillipsburg high school the way they have. I got a good college prep education there and now it sounds like a school I wouldn't want to send my kids.
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Re: There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:50 am

[quote="Yanche Address is 835 5th Ave, right across the street from the Catholic Church Convent. Alpha hasn't changed all that much, certainly not as much as the greater Phillipsburg area. [/quote]
I know right where that is, we have some friends on 7th ave. Yep, Alpha hasn't changed much over the years.
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Re: There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

PostBy: VigIIPeaBurner On: Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:13 am

Yanche wrote:...clip.. What I'm amazed at is the school funding mess. How could the state screwup the construction of a new Phillipsburg high school the way they have. I got a good college prep education there and now it sounds like a school I wouldn't want to send my kids.
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Leave it to the courts and building costs in NJ. P'burg was declared an Abbott district, named after the court case. You can read up on that if you'd like but it's all been scrapped now. Ultimately too much was promised for the available $s and overcharges consumed it all. Further promises fell through but the populations kept growing. The demographics of P'burg has changed drastically. Some of it was due to the loss of manufacturing jobs (IRCO) and taking COAH $s in compensation for low cost housing in wealthier places in eastern NJ. Yanche, have you seen P'burg High recently? I think theres 30 + trailers scattered about. They've closed the street by the baseball field and tennis courts to house some of the trailers. There was talk of cutting down the trees in the arboretum too. There's no longer a space behind the Ag Dept - all trailers now. It's a shame or should I drop the "e".

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Re: There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:54 am

New Hope Engineer wrote:
ScubaSteve wrote: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.
theres alot of black hat people in that town!


Yep.
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Re: There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

PostBy: 4tees On: Mon Sep 14, 2009 1:11 pm

Yanche wrote: Address is 835 5th Ave


Hey Yanche,
I grew up in Alpha too... Over by Alpha School, 922 North Blvd. My grandmother lived a few doors down from you on 5th ave, across from the church parking lot. Actually there is a new church building right across the street now. I graduated from Phillipsburg in '79. Now living in West Easton in a big old(1890's), inefficient 3200 sqft Colonial. Installed my LL Hyfire II before last winter and went from 1200+ gallons of fuel oil for a season down to around 200 (for hot water and very little space heating). At last winter's fuel oil prices I paid for my LL in one season!!

You are right about the problems with the state and the school systems in NJ. Over here in PA they pop out new school buildings like they were free.

Bob
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Re: There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

PostBy: Yanche On: Mon Sep 14, 2009 4:03 pm

4tees wrote:
Yanche wrote: Address is 835 5th Ave


Hey Yanche,
I grew up in Alpha too... Over by Alpha School, 922 North Blvd. My grandmother lived a few doors down from you on 5th ave, across from the church parking lot. Actually there is a new church building right across the street now. I graduated from Phillipsburg in '79. Now living in West Easton in a big old(1890's), inefficient 3200 sqft Colonial. Installed my LL Hyfire II before last winter and went from 1200+ gallons of fuel oil for a season down to around 200 (for hot water and very little space heating). At last winter's fuel oil prices I paid for my LL in one season!!

You are right about the problems with the state and the school systems in NJ. Over here in PA they pop out new school buildings like they were free.

Bob
What a small world. Let's see how well I remember. Counting down the street from my house, Farina's son-in-law, Farina, Olah, Harding, don't remember, Ferretti's corner store. I graduated from P'burg in 1959. Makes me an old fart. In fact my birthday was yesterday, 68.

At the last coal forum get together in Potsville I sat at the lunch table with forum member VigIIPeaBurner. Turns out his wife's father was my high school Calculus teacher! He was also the foot ball coach. Like I said small world.
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Re: There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

PostBy: 009to090 On: Mon Sep 14, 2009 4:59 pm

4tees wrote:Over by Alpha School, 922 North Blvd. My grandmother lived a few doors down from you on 5th ave, across from the church parking lot. Actually there is a new church building right across the street now.
Bob

Here, somewhere... Our friend's house is on 7th, lower right corner.
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Re: There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

PostBy: 4tees On: Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:23 pm

Yanche wrote: Counting down the street from my house, Farina's son-in-law, Farina, Olah, Harding, don't remember, Ferretti's corner store.


My grandmothers married name was Yeager(a couple doors up from Hardy's). Her maiden name was Hanics, 1st husband was Leslie. Her husband ran Yeager's auto body next to Toby's. My father delivered beer in the area for 40+ years. I think my father(also Alpha boy, Bob Vaughn) graduated from P'burg in '56. My aunt still lives over on Ellen St. (Cogan)
How about some Pool Room hot dogs with secret sauce? Shady side/lemon twig/cliff side/carmens/frontier house/etc. sure had a lot of bars for a 1 square mile small town.
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Re: There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

PostBy: RobTarzia On: Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:00 pm

Im Here...Middletown NJ.....Trying to Open a COAL FIRED BRICK OVEN IN HOLMDEL......
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Re: There should be alot of us Jerseyites out there

PostBy: Jerseycoalgirl On: Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:20 pm

In the Sussex County area, and loving it.
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