Perth Amboy

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.…

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…