Perth Amboy

Former Perth Amboy Mayor Dies

PERTH AMBOY – Former Perth Amboy Mayor and state Assemblyman George Otlowski died Monday at Raritan Bay Medical Center. He was 97. The lifelong Democrat presided over Perth Amboy from 1976 to 1990. Otlowski won his first elected office in…

St. Patrick’s Day Memories

by Diane Norek Harrison PERTH AMBOY- Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Division No. 3 and Ladies’ Auxiliary Ancient Order of Hibernians (A.O.H.) held their annual ball and card party on Monday evening, April 2, 1923 in the new auditorium. Music was…

State Assemblyman Indicted

TRENTON – Attorney General Anne Milgram and Criminal Justice Director Deborah L. Gramiccioni announced that New Jersey Assemblyman and former Perth Amboy mayor Joseph Vas was indicted Wednesday on charges he conspired with city employees to steal approximately $5,000 in…

Vas Investigation Advancing

PERTH AMBOY—Two bus loads of city employees were brought to give evidence about former Mayor Joseph Vas before a grand jury sitting in Trenton last week. Sources say Carlos Serrano told the panel that he did not give contributions to…

School Board Candidates File Petitions

STATE – Candidates have filed petitions to run for seats on area school boards. Though the original deadline was Monday afternoon, Gov. Jon Corzine extended it until 4 p.m. Wednesday because a snowstorm Monday caused most school districts to shut…

Perth Amboy Church Promotes Purity

PERTH AMBOY – Cathedral International, located in Perth Amboy, will hold a Celebration of Purity on Sunday, Feb. 8.  Each year the historic church offers the True Love Waits program in both its Perth Amboy and Asbury Park locations. True…