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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.…

Diaz Faces Uphill Battle To Unseat Vas

PERTH AMBOY – Next week, Perth Amboy voters will decide who will be the city’s mayor for the next four years. Joseph Vas has served in the city’s executive office for nearly 18 years, but faces a challenge from political…

Difficult Budget Requires Resident Input

By Assemblyman Joseph Vas The New Jersey FY 2009 Budget process is in full swing and I would like to take the time to bring residents of the 19th Legislative District up to speed on what has been occurring. As…

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…

Three Running In Perth Amboy Mayor's Race

PERTH AMBOY – Mayor Joseph Vas will face two challengers in his re-election bid this year. Voters will choose between Vas, community activist Wilda Diaz and businessman Israel Varela in the May 13 non-partisan election.

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…