Perth Amboy

YMCA Announces Program To Fight Childhood Obesity

PERTH AMBOY—The Raritan Bay Area YMCA will offer a new after-school program, Healthy U, to children in local YMCA after-school sites in Perth Amboy to help fight childhood obesity. The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey’s Healthy U program is a…

Colonia Man Pleads “Not Guilty” In Cop’s Death

NEW BRUNSWICK—A 23-year-old Colonia man wept and pleaded not guilty to vehicular manslaughter during his arraignment before a Superior Court judge last week. Sean McGuirk is charged in the death of Perth Amboy police officer Thomas Raji, who was fatally…

City Mourns Fallen Police Officer

PERTH AMBOY – The city mourned a fallen police officer Monday. Officer Thomas Raji was killed in an early Friday morning car accident while he was transporting a prisoner. Raji’s body was carried to Holy Spirit Church on a horse-drawn…

Past Perth Amboy Around The Raritan Bay

By Diane Norek Harrison PERTH AMBOY—This is from my own material dated 1920: The Perth Amboy Dry Dock Company, with W. Parker Runyan, president and Charles D. Snedeker, secretary and treasurer, was incorporated in 1887, and developed from a marine…

Celebrate Perth Amboy’s 325th Anniversary With Civil War Re-Enactors, Concert

PERTH AMBOY – The city will kick off its 325th anniversary celebration this weekend with a special Civil War remembrance program in Bayview Park. On Sunday, Aug. 10, the First Infantry Regular Army Unit – a group of Civil War…

Vas Pay-To-Play Reform May Be Repealed

PERTH AMBOY – City council members are considering taking steps to introduce three new pay-to-play ordinances to replace the pay-to-play and ethics reform package approved in the final days of Mayor Joseph Vas’ administration. According to Council President Peter Jimenez,…

Perth Amboy Residents Face Tax Increase

PERTH AMBOY – The city is looking at a potential $10 million increase in the municipal tax levy for the 2009 fiscal year budget, Business Administrator Gergory Fehrenbach announced at last week’s City Council meeting. The increase represents a 23…

Festival Fun

Festival Fun – Residents of Perth Amboy and surrounding communities took part in the Puerto Rican Association for Human Development, Inc.’s 22nd Roberto Clemente Festival, which took place June 13 – 15.