True Love in Bradley Beach

True Love in Bradley Beach

Howard Wasserman’s family moved to Bradley Beach in 1953. He attended Bradley Beach Grammar School and Asbury Park High School. When Howard was only 10, he met Billy Rubin and Allan Brown, who quickly became best friends and considered each other family. At that...
The Good; The Bad; The Crush

The Good; The Bad; The Crush

Let’s call this “the good, the bad, the crush” and a bit more on Bradley Beach. It all starts at Clinton Place Jr. High (Newark). One of the things that I liked at the school was “canteen dancing” in the gym. It was the same back then; not sure about today’s...
Neptune City Girl Meets Bradley Beach Boy

Neptune City Girl Meets Bradley Beach Boy

I met a Bradley Beach boy on July 24, 1963. I am a Neptune City girl and I met Bobby Flood as he walked past my house that summer evening. He was on his way to pick up Nadine for a date. I stopped him to ask if could attend a birthday party we were giving Nadine and a...
Lou & Sherry’s Love Story

Lou & Sherry’s Love Story

The Summer of ’62 –– we listened to “Surfer Girl” by The Beach Boys, “California Dreamin’” by The Mammas & The Poppas, and “Sherry” by The Four Seasons. I was lucky to be sent to Aunt Minnie Rice on Fourth Avenue for a week at the shore....
A Love Story – Twice

A Love Story – Twice

My grandparents discovered Bradley Beach in 1912. They kept coming back every summer from Newark. In 1950, my grandmother decided she wanted to live in Bradley Beach full time so they bought the house on Evergreen Avenue. Sadly, my grandmother died the day the house...
Helping Love Bloom in Bradley

Helping Love Bloom in Bradley

No, I didn’t marry a man I met in Bradley Beach. I couldn’t have met him here, because he came from Trenton and Trenton went to Belmar. I did, however, meet a lot of boyfriends in Bradley that I didn’t marry. To be in high school and summer in Bradley Beach meant boys...