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Reunion and Remembrance

Contributing Writer Joan V. Cusimano Lindquist June 22, 2003, a date that marks the Lost Neighborhood Reunion held on a beautiful Sunday afternoon in St. James...

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Contributing Writer Joan V. Cusimano Lindquist “All of my life I have lived in the same house, on the same street, in the same town.” This...

V-J Day on Derby Street

Contributing Writer Joan V. Cusimano Lindquist Warm summer evenings had a way of drawing neighbors together on Derby Street when I was growing up in the...

Behind the Scene at Brooklyn Square

Contributing Writer Joan V. Cusimano Lindquist When I was a girl growing up on Derby Street, just a stone’s throw south of Brooklyn Square, my playmate...

The Imperial Band

Contributing Writer Joan V. Cusimano Lindquist Among my earliest memories of listening to live music was sitting with my family on the porch of our home...

VE Day and Those Who Served

Contributing Writer Joan V. Cusimano Lindquist What is VE Day and do we still remember its significance? For those of us who recall that eventful day...
Red Easter Eggs

Easter Traditions in The Lost Neighborhood

With Easter Sunday only a few weeks in the past and Orthodox Easter yet to be celebrated on May 2, it brings to mind...
20 foot hose for ease of use. No clogging!

Loblaws on Brooklyn Square

Imagine showing up for work as the assistant manager of the Prendergast Avenue Loblaws one morning in 1948 only to have one of the...
Joan V. Cusimano Lindquist & Jim Roselle

Remembering Brooklyn Square: From Library to Lost Neighborhood

When the first Jim Roselle Read-A-Thon took place in the spring of 2016 at the Prendergast Library, the meaningful words of the late, well-known...
Joan on a snow bank.

Remembering Brooklyn Square: Home for the Holidays

If some of you remember Perry Como, you know that he was a mainstay in the pioneer medium of TV in the 1950s and...