Perth Amboy

Outgoing Mayor Proposes Ethics Reform Package

PERTH AMBOY—Mayor Joseph Vas and Councilman David Szilagyi unveiled a pay-to-play and ethics reform package at last week’s city council meeting. The package includes an ordinance to prohibit so-called “pay to play” campaign donations by developers and city contract seekers…

Diaz Wins Overwhelming Victory

Vas era comes to an end in Perth Amboy PERTH AMBOY – Political newcomer Wilda Diaz won a stunning victory Tuesday, defeating 18-year incumbent Mayor Joseph Vas by more than 1,000 votes. Diaz called her victory “incredible.” “The people wanted…

Perth Amboy Dedicates Public Safety Complex

PERTH AMBOY—Mayor Joseph Vas and the Perth Amboy Municipal Council officially dedicated the new 160,000-square-foot Perth Amboy Public Safety-Court-Community Complex, located at 365 New Brunswick Avenue on Saturday. The new complex will be the home for the Perth Amboy Municipal…

Varela Bows Out Of Perth Amboy Race

PERTH AMBOY – Challenger Israel Varela dropped out of Perth Amboy’s mayoral race last week, saying that he didn’t want to split the vote among those not supporting Mayor Joseph Vas. Voters will choose between the incumbent mayor and community…