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Former Perth Amboy Mayor Dies

PERTH AMBOY – Former Perth Amboy Mayor and state Assemblyman George Otlowski died Monday at Raritan Bay Medical Center. He was 97. The lifelong Democrat presided over Perth Amboy from 1976 to 1990. Otlowski won his first elected office in…

Firefighters Plan Cancer Research Fundraiser

WOODBRIDGE—Woodbridge Township Firefighters Association IAFF Local 290 is planning a charity event this weekend in conjunction with St. Baldrick’s to raise money for childhood cancer research and show solidarity with young cancer patients. The firefighters got involved in this cause…

PAL Plans All-Star Basketball Event

LINDEN—On Friday, March 20, the Linden Police Athletic League will be holding an all-star event at Linden High School, located at 121 W. St. Georges Avenue. The Linden P.A.L. All Stars featuring “The Hoop Wizard” Jack Ryan and Linden P.A.L.…

19th Century Linden

by Diane Norek Harrison LINDEN-This comes from my own research dated 1923: In 1865 Ferdinand Blancke, a prosperous restaurant proprietor in New York, purchased a large tract in and around what is now the borough of Linden and began to…

St. Patrick’s Day Memories

by Diane Norek Harrison PERTH AMBOY- Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Division No. 3 and Ladies’ Auxiliary Ancient Order of Hibernians (A.O.H.) held their annual ball and card party on Monday evening, April 2, 1923 in the new auditorium. Music was…