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Perth Amboy Mayor Outlines Efforts For 2010 Census

PERTH AMBOY – Perth Amboy Mayor Wilda Diaz outlined the city’s plans to reach all residents at a press conference to mark the 2010 Census “one-year-out” milestone held on Wednesday, April 8. She was joined by Ligia Jaquez, Deputy Regional…

Perth Amboy Animal Control Disappointed Carteret

CARTERET—Shoddy service from Perth Amboy animal control officials has jeopardized some $90,000 in fees from Carteret that would have been due under the terms of a shared services agreement. The two neighboring communities agreed in 2005 to have Perth Amboy’s…

Pain Planned In Perth Amboy

PERTH AMBOY—A $532 tax hike for the average homeowner and the elimination of 27 municipal jobs are among the sacrifices called for in the Perth Amboy municipal budget proposed by Mayor Wilda Diaz. The layoffs and tax hike efforts to…

Diaz Era Begins In Perth Amboy

PERTH AMBOY – Mayor Wilda Diaz took the oath of office Tuesday afternoon at Perth Amboy High School as family members, friends and supporters looked on. Diaz, who defeated Joseph Vas in the May 13 non-partisan mayoral election by 1,200…

Outgoing Mayor Proposes Ethics Reform Package

PERTH AMBOY—Mayor Joseph Vas and Councilman David Szilagyi unveiled a pay-to-play and ethics reform package at last week’s city council meeting. The package includes an ordinance to prohibit so-called “pay to play” campaign donations by developers and city contract seekers…

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…

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…

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…

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.