Perth Amboy

Diaz Era Begins In Perth Amboy

PERTH AMBOY – Mayor Wilda Diaz took the oath of office Tuesday afternoon at Perth Amboy High School as family members, friends and supporters looked on. Diaz, who defeated Joseph Vas in the May 13 non-partisan mayoral election by 1,200…

History Comes Alive

History Comes Alive—The Arrest of Governor William Franklin was reenacted at the Proprietary House on Sunday, June 22. In the photo is the narrator, Chief Justice Smythe (Anton J. Massopust), Governor Franklin (Kurt Epps) and Col. Heard (Anthony Sataloro). Photo…

Great Beds Lighthouse & Other Perth Amboy Memories

by Diane Norek Harrison PERTH AMBOY—Some businesses that were in Perth Amboy in 1943 included Cher Radio, Dolly Dress Shop, Fine’s Dress Shop, Label Youth Center, Lady Fair Salon, Linoleum and Carpet Factory outlet, Miller’s Beauty Shop, and Olstowski Studio…

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…

Vas Breaks Ground For Riverview Harbor Development

PERTH AMBOY – Mayor Joseph Vas, the Perth Amboy Redevelopment Agency and Victory Center, LLC held the groundbreaking ceremony of the Riverview Harbor development site on May 7. The project is situated at the intersection of Sheridan and Patterson Streets.…

Remembering the Past: Early Perth Amboy Houses Of Worship

By Diane Norek Harrison PERTH AMBOY-This column is from my own research from 1920 material: Some of the natives of Denmark in the city, with their families, constitute a congregation known as St. Stefan’s Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church. Their place…

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…