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Referendum on Mayor Wilda Diaz

The upcoming election in Perth Amboy could be a referendum on Mayor Wilda Diaz, who deposed former Assemblyman Joe Vas in 2008 after complaining in campaign mailings that her tax bill jumped from $4,164 to $8,166. Property taxes on the…

Wilbert Hernandez charged with murder

Citizens gather to watch as local police and county officials investigate a dead body discovered near the railroad and Washington Street.

Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew C. Carey said that Wilbert Hernandez, 34, of Perth Amboy has been arrested and charged with the stabbing murder of Ramon Lugo, 35, whose body was found in the woods earlier this week. Hernandez, who also was…

Hike through history this weekend

On Saturday, October 18, you can retrace the steps of the American revolutionary war soldiers who engaged the British in Metuchen on June 26, 1777, and then fought a running battle across what is now Edison and Scotch Plains before…

Blood drives scheduled

New Jersey Blood Services is asking for help to maintain an adequate supply of all blood types, but especially O-negative – the “universal” blood which can be transfused into anyone in an emergency. In addition, hundreds of additional blood drives…

Middlesex woman defrauded United States Treasury

TRENTON, N.J. – A Middlesex woman admitted defrauding the United States Department of the Treasury of $940,000 in income tax return checks. Rosemary Valerio, 32, pleaded guilty Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Anne E. Thompson in Trenton federal court to…

Elizabeth homicides under investigation

Two men were fatally shot in separate homicides occurring in Elizabeth Tuesday night, and each incident is under investigation. It was approximately 10:10 p.m. on Tuesday when police were notified of the first shooting, which occurred on the 200 block…

Authorities identify dead body

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Authorities identified Ramon Lugo, whose dead body was discovered on Monday, in a wooded area in Perth Amboy. Police and investigators from the Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office reportedly found the 35-year-old man’s body near the Perth Amboy train tracks, in the…

Perth Amboy awash in corpses

Perth Amboy Mayor Wilda Diaz currently controls the city council

Police Chief Benjamin Ruiz said that recovering a dead body in Perth Amboy “is not a common occurrence” but the city has been flooded with cadavers since shortly before the current mayor took office. Ruiz claimed it is a rarity…

Fall Fun at the Linden Public Library

The Linden Public Library has weekly groups for babies and toddlers, ages six months through four years of age. These Terrific Toddler groups meet on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday mornings from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. During the groups, staff will read…

Sample local wines, food and gifts at Six Flags’ Grape Adventure 

The region’s most unique wine festival, Six Flags Grape Adventure, offers guests a special opportunity to sample local wines, food and gifts partnered with a V.I.P. safari experience that includes giraffe feeding Nov. 8 and 9, 2014. The festival features…