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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…

Vas Breaks Ground For Riverview Harbor Development

PERTH AMBOY – Mayor Joseph Vas, the Perth Amboy Redevelopment Agency and Victory Center, LLC held the groundbreaking ceremony of the Riverview Harbor development site on May 7. The project is situated at the intersection of Sheridan and Patterson Streets.…

Vas Unveils Plan To Restart School Construction In Former Abbott Districts

PERTH AMBOY – Last week, Assemblyman Joseph Vas unveiled legislation he drafted that would jumpstart stalled school construction projects in the state’s former Abbott districts by allowing school officials to sell bonds to finance a project in exchange for state…

Varela Bows Out Of Perth Amboy Race

PERTH AMBOY – Challenger Israel Varela dropped out of Perth Amboy’s mayoral race last week, saying that he didn’t want to split the vote among those not supporting Mayor Joseph Vas. Voters will choose between the incumbent mayor and community…

Double Dipping Rises Despite Ban

STATE – Last fall, Gov. Jon Corzine signed a law forbidding state lawmakers from holding other elected offices such as mayor or freeholder. At the time, 17 members of the state Legislature were dual office holders. Since then, the number…

Perth Amboy Leads Effort To Honor Clemente

PERTH AMBOY – On Wednesday, March 12, Mayor Joseph Vas proudly presented an approved City Resolution to Julio Pabon, National Coordinator of the “Retire 21” campaign, and to Ralph Morales, President of the Puerto Rican New York State Parade, requesting…