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PHOTOS: Cliffside Park Officials Rededicate Zalewski Park After Renovations

Members of the Zalewski family at Tuesday's rededication ceremony
Members of the Zalewski family at Tuesday's rededication ceremony Photo Credit: Daily Voice Photo
Mary Zalewski (center) with Marilyn and Dan Talbot, Ruth Ann Hawkins-Zalewski, Cathy Monteleone, and Victoria Lisa Stewart
Mary Zalewski (center) with Marilyn and Dan Talbot, Ruth Ann Hawkins-Zalewski, Cathy Monteleone, and Victoria Lisa Stewart Photo Credit: Daily Voice Photo
Mayor Thomas Calabrese addresses the crowd. He is joined by Bergen County Clerk John Hogan.
Mayor Thomas Calabrese addresses the crowd. He is joined by Bergen County Clerk John Hogan. Photo Credit: Daily Voice Photo
Mayor Thomas Calabrese cuts the ribbon
Mayor Thomas Calabrese cuts the ribbon Photo Credit: Daily Voice Photo
Zalewski Park is named for three Cliffside Park brothers who served in World War II.
Zalewski Park is named for three Cliffside Park brothers who served in World War II. Photo Credit: Daily Voice Photo
The expanded playground area
The expanded playground area Photo Credit: Daily Voice Photo
Elias and Tony Nehme completed renovations to the park. They're pictured here with their attorney Cris Diktas.
Elias and Tony Nehme completed renovations to the park. They're pictured here with their attorney Cris Diktas. Photo Credit: Daily Voice Photo
Zalewski Park rededication
Zalewski Park rededication Photo Credit: Daily Voice Photo
The playground area was expanded and a new surface was installed
The playground area was expanded and a new surface was installed Photo Credit: Daily Voice Photo

CLIFFSIDE PARK, N.J.– Family members beamed with pride early Tuesday evening during a re-dedication ceremony that drew several dozen people to Zalewski Park in Cliffside Park.

The park is named for the three Zalewski brothers – Stanley, Charles and Anthony – two of whom served in World War II.

Stanley, 20, was killed in action on July 19, 1944.

"My uncle was writing a letter to my mom [Mary] while he was in a foxhole in France," said nephew Glenn Stewart, 53, of Cliffside Park. "He was trying to meet his brother, Tony, in England.

"By the time she got the letter he was killed."

Charles never served overseas after he was injured by his gun's recoil, Stewart said.

Mary Stewart (nee Zalewski), 90, made the trip from Forked River to attend along with other family members.

The playground area of the park was expanded and a new surface, swings and other equipment were added. The work was completed by brothers Elias and Tony Nehme.

Mayor Thomas Calabrese addressed the crowd before cutting a red ribbon.

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