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Seeking blood donors

New Jersey Blood Services is asking for help to maintain an adequate supply of all blood types, but especially O-negative – the “universal” blood which can be transfused into anyone in an emergency. In addition, hundreds of additional blood drives…

Perth Amboy man accused of sex assaults on young girls

Fernando Madrigal of Perth Amboy is accused of sexually assaulting several young girls.

PERTH AMBOY — A city resident is behind bars, charged with sexually assaulting girls in Ocean and Middlesex counties.  Fernando Madrigal, 42, was arrested at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday at his Smith Street home and charged with multiple counts of aggravated sexual…

Edison memories

Edison-The following memories are from Marisa: “My memories are from the 70’s/80’s. I lived on a street in Metuchen that backed to Roosevelt Park. Back then we could cross the train tracks and be right there. Then we would walk…

Carpenters endorse Republican in Rahway three-way contest

Patrick Cassio

Republican Patrick Cassio has been endorsed by the New Jersey Carpenters union in his campaign for mayor of Rahway, where an independent Democrat, the Democratic incumbent and the GOP contender are waging a three-way contest. They coveted endorsement from the…

EPA hearing public comments Tuesday

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a plan to clean up a nine mile stretch of Bound Brook as the final phase of the cleanup of the Cornell-Dubilier Electronics Superfund site in South Plainfield, New Jersey. Cornell-Dubilier Electronics, Inc.…

EPA seeking public comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a plan to clean up a nine mile stretch of Bound Brook as the final phase of the cleanup of the Cornell-Dubilier Electronics Superfund site in South Plainfield, New Jersey. Cornell-Dubilier Electronics, Inc.…

Referendum on Mayor Wilda Diaz

The upcoming election in Perth Amboy could be a referendum on Mayor Wilda Diaz, who deposed former Assemblyman Joe Vas in 2008 after complaining in campaign mailings that her tax bill jumped from $4,164 to $8,166. Property taxes on the…

Wilbert Hernandez charged with murder

Citizens gather to watch as local police and county officials investigate a dead body discovered near the railroad and Washington Street.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey said that Wilbert Hernandez, 34, of Perth Amboy has been arrested and charged with the stabbing murder of Ramon Lugo, 35, whose body was found in the woods earlier this week. Hernandez, who also was…

Hike through history this weekend

On Saturday, October 18, you can retrace the steps of the American revolutionary war soldiers who engaged the British in Metuchen on June 26, 1777, and then fought a running battle across what is now Edison and Scotch Plains before…

Blood drives scheduled

New Jersey Blood Services is asking for help to maintain an adequate supply of all blood types, but especially O-negative – the “universal” blood which can be transfused into anyone in an emergency. In addition, hundreds of additional blood drives…