South Amboy

Judge confirms Mayor Fred A. Henry’s Democratic primary election victory

South Amboy Mayor Fred A. Henry released a statement in response to Judge Heidi W. Currier’s ruling upholding his Democratic primary election victory as a candidate for South Amboy mayor. Henry won the city’s primary by three votes, defeating a former councilman…

Timothy Wiltsey’s mom may be coming home to face charges she killed 5-year-old

Michelle Lodzinski, who was arrested in connection with the homicide her 5-year-old son, waits in a Florida jail for an extradition hearing scheduled for Sept. 4. The child, Timothy Wiltsey, reportedly disappeared from a Sayreville carnival in 1991 and his…

Mom charged 20 years after murder, on victim’s birthday

SAYREVILLE — More than 20 years after 5-year-old Timothy Wiltsey was reported missing from a local carnival by his mother, Michelle Lodzinski, on May 25, 1991, the South Amboy child’s mom was arrested on what would have been his 29th birthday, according…

Dowdell Library Foundation Funds New Computers For South Amboy Library

The Dowdell Library Foundation’s grant will be used to purchase new computers for the South Amboy library. From left: Mary Rager, Secretary, and Mimi Pichey, President, of the Dowdell Library Foundation present a check to Cathy Charmello, Board President, and Elaine Gaber, Director, of the Sadie Pope Dowdell Public Library.

SOUTH AMBOY — On Dec. 10, the Dowdell Library Foundation presented a $5,000 grant to the Sadie Pope Dowdell Public Library of South Amboy. The funds will be used to upgrade 13 computers and purchase 10 new computers. Support to acquire additional software was provided by TechSoup.org and Microsoft Corporation.

South Amboy Man Indicted For Sexually Assaulting 14-Year-Old

Philip J. Rainone (Photo courtesy of the Union County Prosecutor's Office)

ELIZABETH — A Middlesex County man has been indicted on charges he sexually assaulted a 14-year-old Union County resident and also both possessed and produced child pornography involving a second, younger victim, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Thursday.

One year of senseless silence on gun violence

Voice of the People by James J. Devine

One year ago today, we lost 26 fellow Americans to gun violence at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. We lost 20 of our youngest students, and six dedicated school workers. To mark the anniversary of that tragedy with…

Cardinal McCarrick HS Freshman Earns Recognition In National Art Contest

Erika Orellana and Rose Lavin-Pennyfeather (Photo courtesy of Perth Amboy Catholic School)

PERTH AMBOY — Erika Orellana, a former student of Perth Amboy Catholic School, was honored in Washington, D.C. as one of 23 National Winners in the Missionary Childhood Association 2013 Art Contest on Friday, Dec. 6.

Lamakers Announce Funds For School Construction In 4 Districts

State Sen. Joseph Vitale

MIDDLESEX COUNTY – State Sen. Joseph F. Vitale, Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski and Assemblyman Craig J. Coughlin announced last week that four school districts within their 19th Legislative District are eligible to receive a combined $5.7 million in grants from the New Jersey Department of Education and School Development Authority for various school construction projects.