Category: Local

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…

Double Shooting In Elizabeth

ELIZABETH—One person was killed and another seriously hurt in a double shooting near Jefferson Park on Monday. Authorities say Christopher Cumming, 18, was shot in the chest and died at the scene, while another victim was taken to University Medical…

Carteret Consolidates Parks, Public Works Depts.

CARTERET—Mayor Daniel J. Reiman has announced that several municipal departments and services have been consolidated under a single organizational structure. The directive was made as a part of the administration’s agenda to streamline operations, and is the second such restructuring…

Linden Announces 2008 Concert Series

LINDEN—The Linden Recreation Department has announced the line-up for their 2008 free concerts and movies in the park series to be held at The Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade Amphitheater located at 400 N. Wood Avenue, next to the post office…

Mayors May Not Avoid Prison

STATE—Federal prosecutors decided to drop charges that former Newark Mayor Sharpe James abused city credit cards, saying that a second federal conviction wouldn’t add any more prison time to his pending sentence on fraud charges. This half of the indictment…

GOP Aims At Obama, By Fair Means And Foul

Anti-Obama videos posted on websites are previewing what could be avenues of attack from Republican strategists intending to exploit voters’ fear of the unknown. The first is the launch of a new website, CanWeAsk.com, and a video from the Republican…