This week’s Throwback Thursday goes all the way back to the August 31, 1978 issue of The Northeast News and the week in headlines.
Up front we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Troya of 216 Brooklyn Avenue. Frank, a retired bricklayer and his wife Theresa were from Palermo, Sicily, arriving in the United States in the early 1920’s.
Also of note, the operation of Fire Station 27 and its hours. The
piece, submitted by Sheffield Neighborhood resident Lorna Des Lauriers deftly points out how communities get railroaded if they don’t stand up for themselves. Fire Station 27 would continue to be an issue through the mid 1990’s. Sound familiar?
Also in the August 31, 1978 issue is a wedding notice for Jo Ann Tusa
and Joseph Truschinger who were married August 12 at St. John the
Baptist Catholic Church.
A quick check of the grocery ads for the upcoming Labor Day weekend
shows Schlitz beer on sale for $1.49 for a six pack and their house made
Italian Sausage for $1.49 per pound.