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This Week in Rockland: Newspaper Excerpts: Flashback Friday: Week of May 6

2022-05-06 TWIR Image-Game Warden

May 4, 1872 – 150 YEARS AGO
Rockland County Journal

TO THE BOYS
       The President of the Northern Railroad has issued an order to the agents at the different stations along the line, commanding them not to allow boys to lounge and idle away their time about the stations; and should it be necessary, to prosecute any person creating a disturbance either during the day or after the stations shall have been closed for the night. Boys who have been in the habit of assisting in nightly carousals at these places during the Summer will take warning accordingly.

May 5, 1932 90 YEARS AGO
Rockland County Evening Journal

PHOTO IN NY EVENING JOURNAL NOTICED BY LOCAL MOTHER
       Rockland County Game Warden Everett Knapp [was photographed as he] paused in the course of his duty to inspect the catch made by an angler in local waters. The mother of the youth [shown in the photo] with Knapp recognized [her son], and has written the warden to find her son’s present whereabouts. Have you seen him?

S.C.A.A. TO DECIDE ON PICKLED PIGSFEET STATUS AS “LUXURY”
       Are pickled pigsfeet a luxury? That is the question around the County Courthouse in New City.
       The question is one that has to be decided by Miss O’Connor who is in the office of Miss Gladys Mendum, of the state Charities Aid Association.
       In going over an itemized record of purchases made by a family receiving charitable aid the pigsfeet item was uncovered.
       The State reimburses the association 40 per cent of expenditures, but will not pay for any luxuries. Hence the question.

May 5, 1972 – 50 YEARS AGO
The Journal News

‘HIDEOUT’ WAS SUBLET
      When five alleged members of the Gambino crime family fled from an expensive Nyack apartment where they had holed up after the murder of Joseph “Crazy Joe” Gallo they left an innocent businessman holding the bag, according to a New City attorney.
       The five suspects, who were being kept under surveillance by federal agents, left the name “Hedonics. Inc.” on the door of their apartment at 101 Gedney St.
       Hedonics changed its name almost a year ago, but the firm’s president says the incident still could be ruinous.
       The president, Richard Price of Spring Valley, said he sublet the apartment through an attorney last summer and never knew who moved in after him.
       “They just left our name on the door as a cover,” said Price, who was questioned by the FBI and released Wednesday.
       Price’s attorney, Murray Richman, said Price is “just a hard-working, energetic guy who got caught in a trap. He’d never do anything that would smack of gangsterism.”
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This Week in Rockland (#FBF Flashback Friday) is prepared by Clare Sheridan on behalf of the Historical Society of Rockland County. To learn about the HSRC’s mission, upcoming events or programs, visit www.RocklandHistory.org or call (845) 634-9629.


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