Perth Amboy

Acting chief takes helm

Mayor Wilda Diaz appointed Captain Larry Cattano as acting deputy chief of police in command of all department operations. Police Chief Benjamin Ruiz is off duty pending the result of criminal charges alleging that he robbed taxpayers by having city…

Couple sought in stabbing, beating

Authorities are searching for a man and a woman who have been charged with a brutally violent attack on another couple on Smith Street in Perth Amboy. Jesus Gonzalez, 35, and Jashira Figueroa, 25, are being sought in the Smith Street attack,…

Another Perth Amboy man fatally stabbed

Detectives are investigating the fatal stabbing of the city’s latest stabbing victim, a 26-year-old man who was found dead in his apartment. Jean Carlos Morel was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:40 p.m. on December 7, 2014 after law enforcement…

Honoring service & connecting generations

Army veteran Bill O’Brien, president of the Menlo Home Residents’ Council, reads a letter from one of the kids at the college child care center, while Christopher Pellegrino of Old Bridge, the president of the Middlesex Veterans and Servicemembers Association, looks on.

Students from the Middlesex County College Veterans and Servicemembers Association, along with Democracy House, visited residents at the Veterans Memorial Home at Menlo Park in Edison over the Thanksgiving break. The students toured the facility, chatted with the residents, and served delicious apple…