Middlesex County

Carteret house destroyed by fire

CARTERET – A fire destroyed a house early this morning in Carteret after it broke out at a home on Frederick Street around 5:30 a.m. Firefighters from Woodbridge assisted in containing the fire after a man walking his dog alerted the sleeping residents inside that he…

Body found in Perth Amboy

Emergency personnel were working in the area to gain access to the reported dead body found Monday afternoon in a ditch along the railroad tracks.

Police and investigators from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office reportedly found a dead body near the Perth Amboy train tracks, in the vicinity of Washington Street. Attempts to get information from Perth Amboy Police Chief Benjamin Ruiz and Mayor Wilda Diaz were unsuccessful.…

Perth Amboy Board of Education president responds to Mayor Wilda Diaz

by Obdulia Gonzalez This is my direct response to the open letter addressed to Perth Amboy parents by Mayor Wilda Diaz, which was published by the Home News Tribune on Oct. 9 in an effort to influence the upcoming Nov. 4,…

Annual Trinity Church “Dine Around the World” Dinner

Trinity Episcopal Church will hold its annual “Dine Around the World” dinner on Saturday, October 25 from 5 pm to 7:30 pm. at 650 Rahway Avenue, Woodbridge. Take a delicious journey around the world, tasting food from 12 authentic food stations, with…

Man was sentenced to prison for distributing child pornography

Middlesex County man was sentenced to prison for distributing child pornography over the Internet. He was investigated and prosecuted by the New Jersey State Police and the Division of Criminal Justice. Roberto Arreola-Ramirez, 33, of New Brunswick, was sentenced to…

Middlesex County bank robber pleads guilty

Peter Greer, 40, of New Brunswick, pleaded guilty this week before U.S. District Judge Katharine S. Hayden in Newark federal court to an information charging him with two counts of bank robbery. According to documents filed in this case and…

Middlesex County man admits to two bank robberies

Peter Greer, 40, of New Brunswick, pleaded guilty this week before U.S. District Judge Katharine S. Hayden in Newark federal court to an information charging him with two counts of bank robbery. According to documents filed in this case and…

More tidbits from Edison

The following is from Ted Pastuszak: “In response to a comment in the January 3rd column, originally there were two supermarkets at the Menlo Park Mall: One was outside of Arcadian Gardens, and that was originally a Shop Rite. The…

Workers endorse Perth Amboy slate of Caba, González, and Mascenik

Friends and supporters gather with the New Direction for Perth Amboy candidates, who gained a key labor endorsement.

The Communications Workers of America (CWA) has endorsed the New Direction for Perth Amboy slate of Jelmin Caba, Fernando González, and Ana Mascenik for City Council. “Collective bargaining rights are under attack in this country like never before in our…

Edison searches for the “most frightening house” in town

EDISON – The town’s recreation department wants homeowners to make their houses scarier for the next few weeks. Edison will be giving away prizes for the top three scariest homes within its 32-square mile boundaries as part of the sixth annual Halloween…