Category: Perth Amboy

NJ taxpayers got smoked in tobacco bond deal

Behind New Jersey’s Tobacco Bond Bailout, A Hedge Fund’s $100 Million Payday by Cezary Podkul | ProPublica TRENTON, N.J. — When state Treasurer Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff briefed lawmakers on New Jersey’s ailing budget in April, he brought good news. His office had just…

Acting chief takes helm

Mayor Wilda Diaz appointed Captain Larry Cattano as acting deputy chief of police in command of all department operations. Police Chief Benjamin Ruiz is off duty pending the result of criminal charges alleging that he robbed taxpayers by having city…

Couple sought in stabbing, beating

Authorities are searching for a man and a woman who have been charged with a brutally violent attack on another couple on Smith Street in Perth Amboy. Jesus Gonzalez, 35, and Jashira Figueroa, 25, are being sought in the Smith Street attack,…

Honoring service & connecting generations

Army veteran Bill O’Brien, president of the Menlo Home Residents’ Council, reads a letter from one of the kids at the college child care center, while Christopher Pellegrino of Old Bridge, the president of the Middlesex Veterans and Servicemembers Association, looks on.

Students from the Middlesex County College Veterans and Servicemembers Association, along with Democracy House, visited residents at the Veterans Memorial Home at Menlo Park in Edison over the Thanksgiving break. The students toured the facility, chatted with the residents, and served delicious apple…