Local Authors Document Perth Amboy’s Past

 local-authors-document-perth-amboy-041009PERTH AMBOY – Two local authors compare vintage photography with their contemporary images in a new book that looks at Perth Amboy’s past and present.

Paul W. Wang and Katherine A. Massopust hope that their book, Then & Now: Perth Amboy, will “help people understand Perth Amboy’s rich history and that Perth Amboy is ever-changing.”

Among the book’s highlights, it includes photos from the Packer Hotel fire of 1969, the 1966 blizzard and the Cableworks fire; images of Bayview Park before it was remodeled and as it looks today; and photos from Fertigs, Sciortinos, King High, John Dyke, Jack M. Dudas and Barbara Booz.

Wang, 51, has been a photographer for over 25 years. He is a graduate of Middlesex County College. Massopust, 41, graduated from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa. and has a Master’s Degree from Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Both are active members of the Kearny Historical Society and have been married to each other for three and a half years. They are lifelong Perth Amboy residents.

The book, from Arcadia Publishing, is available from local booksellers, online retailers or through www.arcadiapublishing.com.

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