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Willie Klein

Willie Klein (Sports editor.  Born, Newark, NJ, June 24, 1913; died, Edison, NJ, Feb. 26, 2001.)  Willie Klein’s story could perhaps be entitled “local boy makes good.” In the depths of the Depression (1932), Klein joined the staff of one of Newark’s three daily newspapers, The Morning Ledger, and thirty years later had risen to […]

Hy Goldberg

Hy Goldberg (Sportswriter.  Born, Newark, NJ, Oct. 5, 1908; died, Miami, FL, Jan. 17, 1990.)  Considered by many the finest New Jersey sports columnist of his generation, Hy Goldberg was a columnist for the Newark Evening News for more than 30 years.  Goldberg went to the News in 1932 and remained until the paper closed […]

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