Category Archives: Good Neighbor Sam

Remembering Lisa, Chapter 2

It was in the hallowed halls of Boonton High School, back in 1968, that I was to feel the pangs of young love. Remembering Lisa, Chapter 2 By Richard Mabey Jr. My fateful walk from Room 210, down the hall, … Continue reading

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My Tribute to Bill Accinni

A recent photo of Bill Accinni. My Tribute to Bill Accinni By Richard Mabey Jr. I graduated from Boonton High School, Class of 71, with Bill Accinni. There were about 500 kids in our class. We had the biggest class … Continue reading

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The Graveyard Shift

The graveyard shift is the loneliest shift of all. It was lonely, it was eerie, and at two in the morning, a person’s imagination grows wild. The Graveyard Shift By Richard Mabey Jr. In my four years of humble community … Continue reading

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To Honor A Friend: Charlie Nowacki

From the Lincoln Park Memorial Day Parade of 2003. Charlie Nowacki is on the far right hand side. His Dad, Michael, is on the far left hand side. To Honor A Friend: Charlie Nowacki By Richard Mabey Jr. This past … Continue reading

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Reflections of Chapel Hill School: The Cross Road

Dear old Chapel Hill School. At one time it was the only school in Old Beavertown. Reflections of Chapel Hill School: The Cross Road By Richard Mabey Jr. In September of 1964; I turned 11, started the sixth grade and … Continue reading

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Remembering Romero

A scan of the Father’s Day Prayer Card that Romero gave to me. Remembering Romero By Richard Mabey Jr. It was January of 2014, when I was working at the southernmost section of Gated Community, that I first met Romero. … Continue reading

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A Tribute to Bobby Arcturas: Amazing Comic Book Seller

Avengers #136, just one of the many comic books that Bobby Arcturas has reviewed in his famous comic book blog. A Tribute to Bobby Arcturas: Amazing Comic Book Seller By Richard Mabey Jr. Sixteen years ago I began selling comic … Continue reading

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