Tag: St. Lawrence the Martyr


This Week in Chester History…

If you were at the edge of your seat about last week’s post mentioning the possible lawbreaking of the St. Lawrence Church Bazaar, know that the Morris County Assistant Prosecutor Louis R. Lombardino found no infraction of N.J. gambling laws. The Observer-Tribune¬†said in 1960 that Lombardino had received a complaint about a “balloon dart game” that yielded no violations.


This Week in Chester History…

In 1960, Chester Borough Council bought an option to drill a test well and to test the present well at the Spring Water Company for $25,000. Other discussions at the regular meeting included Civil Defense Director John Morgan discussing a survival plan, and potential infractions of N.J. gambling laws by the St. Lawrence Church Bazaar. Source: Observer-Tribune


This Week in Chester History…

In 1962, parishioners and Rev. Nicholas P. Negola broke ground for the new St. Lawrence the Martyr Roman Catholic Church to be constructed on Route 24. Father Negola, pastor of St. Lawrence, noted the new church would rise between the existing rectory and the Kenneth Dean property. He also shared the history and growth of the Chester church from its humble beginning in the home of one of the parishioners. Source: Observer-Tribune.