Perth Amboy

Endorsement from Middlesex County’s highest-paid Mayor may not be an advantage

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…

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…

Authorities identify dead body

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Authorities identified Ramon Lugo, whose dead body was discovered on Monday, in a wooded area in Perth Amboy. Police and investigators from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office reportedly found the 35-year-old man’s body near the Perth Amboy train tracks, in the…

Perth Amboy awash in corpses

Perth Amboy Mayor Wilda Diaz currently controls the city council

Police Chief Benjamin Ruiz said that recovering a dead body in Perth Amboy “is not a common occurrence” but the city has been flooded with cadavers since shortly before the current mayor took office. Ruiz claimed it is a rarity…

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,…

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…

Medical merger in the works

Meridian Health and Raritan Bay Medical Center recently announced plans to explore a merger. “We are very excited about this opportunity with Raritan Bay Medical Center,” says John K. Lloyd, FACHE, president of Meridian Health. “While Meridian Health serves primarily…

Edison woman imprisoned for multi-million dollar prostitution ring

An Edison woman was sentenced to serve 10 years in state prison for operating a Middlesex County prostitution ring that netted millions of dollars in profits. Deanna Ruiz, 44, was sentenced to the term in New Brunswick by Superior Court…