Covid-19

Up Close and Personal

There is evidence of deadly diseases ravaging countries and continents dating back 5000 years. The Greek historian Thucydides recorded a devastating plague around 430 BC that lasted five years and killed an estimated 100,000 Athenians. Samuel Pepys, considered one of the greatest diarists of all time, recorded British daily life for a decade that included major events such as the Great Plague of 1665.

Today, across the country and around the world, historians, scholars, and ordinary people are collecting artifacts, art work, documents and stories to preserve a record of life during the COVID-19 Pandemic. BBHS is collecting COVID stories from people in Bradley Beach. We also welcome donations that capture any aspect of daily life during this time when no segment of our community has been left untouched. Contact BBHS President Paul Neshamkin: 201-993-9480.

Pandemic Loss Across Generations

Pandemic Loss Across Generations

Shared by a longtime dedicated volunteer of the Bradley Food Pantry   My name is Donnie. I live in Middlesex County but my roots are in Newark, and I also have family in East Orange and Irvington. This pandemic has affected me emotionally and spiritually. I...

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Personal Account of Pandemic 2020

Personal Account of Pandemic 2020

By Judy Staggard   While on a trip to Florida, I got a call that my mom was hospitalized with numerous health issues. This was the beginning of months of worry and helplessness for me. It was early February and there was some talk about the strange virus coming...

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