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Moving Forward With School Funding Reform

 By Assemblyman Joseph Vas Six years ago when I ran for the Assembly, one of my objectives was to strengthen our public schools. For years, the Legislature sought a solution to the oft-controversial process of allocating state tax dollars to…

Another Vas Collaborator Guilty

Plea shows taint infects school system PERTH AMBOY—Ana Pestrana, a part-time assistant recreation supervisor who is employed full-time by the city’s school district, became the second municipal employee to plead guilty to charges of using city funds to purchase items…

Scandal Shocks Perth Amboy

Vas Collaborators One Admits Guilt… PERTH AMBOY — Jeffrey D. Gumbs, who was a top city administrator under former Mayor Joseph Vas, pleaded guilty Monday to theft, tampering with public records and the misapplication of the city’s property between April…

School Board Member Charged as Vas Collaborator

PERTH AMBOY — Raymond J. Geneske, 73, a member of the Board of Education was charged with second-degree conspiracy, second-degree official misconduct and third-degree money laundering in connection with his role who as chairman of the 2006 congressional campaign of…

State Assemblyman Indicted

TRENTON – Attorney General Anne Milgram and Criminal Justice Director Deborah L. Gramiccioni announced that New Jersey Assemblyman and former Perth Amboy mayor Joseph Vas was indicted Wednesday on charges he conspired with city employees to steal approximately $5,000 in…

Answering The Call For Help

by Assemblyman Joseph Vas In my years of public service, one thing always remains the same: When times are good, the public generally asks government to limit its influence, but when rough economic times hit the public often turns to…

Getting Back On Our Feet

By Assemblyman Joseph Vas With each New Year, we must take stock of past accomplishments and turn our sights to future challenges. There is no doubt that our economy is struggling, and if past history is an indicator for New…

O’Leary Announces Assembly Run

SOUTH AMBOY –This week, John O’Leary announced his bid to represent the 19th Legislative District in Trenton. The South Amboy mayor will challenge assemblymen Joseph Vas and John Wisniewski for the Middlesex Democratic Committee’s endorsement on March 25. But O’Leary was…

Looking Back At 2008’s Successes

By Joseph Vas As 2008 quickly comes to an end, and with the holidays upon us, it is important that we give thanks for all that we have been able to achieve. There is no doubt that the tough economic…