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Assigned Parking Spaces Issued on Mary Street Feral Cats Recognized as a Major Problem St. Patrick’s Day Celebration! LOOKING BACK: Easter Parade 2015 State of the City Address, Tuesday, March 31 at 6 p.m. House Fire on Brighton Avenue EDITORIAL: The After Party Members of P.A. Fire Dept. devote time to Habitat for Humanity UMDF Fundraiser
 
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Assigned Parking Spaces Issued on Mary Street

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Feral Cats Recognized as a Major Problem

St. Patrick’s Day Celebration! – Woodbridge

*Photos by Joe Bayona

LOOKING BACK: Easter Parade

2015 State of the City Address, Tuesday, March 31 at 6 p.m.

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House Fire on Brighton Avenue – 3/11/15

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EDITORIAL: The After Party

Members of P.A. Fire Dept. devote time to Habitat for Humanity

UMDF Fundraiser – Prudential Center, Newark 2/21/15

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South Amboy Council Officially Approves New Fire Truck

27 March 2015

By: Joseph L. Kuchie SOUTH AMBOY – The South Amboy city council officially approved Ordinance #5-2015 at last week’s council meeting that will allow the city to purchase a new fire truck. The ordinance will appropriate $820,000 and authorizes the issuance of $779,000 in bonds of the city to finance part of the cost. The […]

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Councilman Fernando Irizarry Wary About Pawn Shops

27 March 2015

PERTH AMBOY – An Ordinance to amend an ordinance entitled “Pawnbrokers” (Ordinance No. 415 and amendments) adopted October 16, 1899 also known as Chapter 313 Et Seq of the Code of the City of Perth Amboy. Councilman Fernando Irizarry was concerned that if Pawnshops were allowed to operate in the City, it would bring in […]

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Pothole Patching

27 March 2015

PERTH AMBOY – Dept. of Public Works Director Frank Dann told those at the 3/9/15 Caucus Meeting that his department  would start patching potholes on 3/10/15. “We have a supervisor going out to see which streets have an emergency situation. We had to close one road because a pothole was so big that the Dept.  […]

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Giving Them the Old Razzle Dazzle

27 March 2015

How many people in our society speak with authority about a topic or make decisions regarding certain subjects that they are clueless about? There are three types of people faced with a decision: There’s those who know and really do know; there’s those who don’t know and admit (or don’t admit) they don’t know; and […]

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Letter to the Editor

27 March 2015

Disarming the Police? One letter claimed Britain is a “much safer society where the police do not carry guns”, but no statistics were given to support that claim! He failed to mention Canada or the European continent. How many believe we would be safer with a disarmed police? I read that Canada has a higher […]

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EDITORIAL: Civility Disobedience

27 March 2015

PERTH AMBOY – There has been much discussion at Council Meetings about the lack of civility between the Council and some of the speakers. Finally at the 3/11/15 Council Meeting this topic was placed on the agenda because of a request by Resident Reinaldo Aviles. Aviles quoted Socrates: “If you kill a man like me, […]

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News Shorts

27 March 2015

Fugitive Suspect Captured PERTH AMBOY – Suspect Jahmmel Cephas was recently captured in Lithonia, Georgia. Cephas is a suspect in the fatal shooting of Richard Pryce on February 14, 2015 at the 829 Lounge. Pryce and the suspect  supposedly had an altercation inside the bar which spilled over to the outside where the shooting occurred. Cephas has […]

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Waving the Banner

27 March 2015

PERTH AMBOY – At the 3/9/15 Caucus it was stated that the BID would like to place street banners throughout the business district. The funding for this project would be through the Zone Assistance Funds held in the trust account not to exceed $66,100. According to BID Chair Barry Rosengarten, “The banners will also be […]

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Tax Facts: Do Your Children Need To File A 2014 Tax Return?

27 March 2015

Courtesy of Tom Ploskanka C.P.A. As a parent, you expect to file a federal income tax return every year. But do you check to see if your children need to file a return of their own? The filing requirements for children vary depending not only on the amount of income they have, but also on […]

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ATTENTION PERTH AMBOY: Kinder Pediatric Urgent Care Is Now A Participating Provider With Horizon NJ Health

27 March 2015

For more information contact: Jillian Stratton 732-371-4400 Press Release WOODBRIDGE – Beginning February 1, 2015, Kinder Pediatric Urgent Care is able to expand its healthcare services to provide pediatric urgent care to Horizon NJ Health subscribers. Kinder Pediatric Urgent Care is proud to be one of the first pediatric urgent care facilities in the State […]

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Police Blotter: Suspect Arrested for Burglary

27 March 2015

Press Release By: Larry Cattano, Deputy Chief, Perth Amboy Police PERTH AMBOY – On March 16th, 2015 at 1310 hours Patrol Units were dispatched to the 600 block of Westside Ave on a report of Burglary in progress. The victim returned to his residence and observed a light skinned Hispanic male wearing a black jacket […]

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Controversy Over School Meal Bill Recently Passed in New Jersey

20 March 2015

3/11/15 Board of Education Meeting By: Katherine Massopust PERTH AMBOY – Resident Stanley Sierakowski spoke strongly against the bill (A-1796/S-2000) which Gov.Chris Christie recently signed into law. This law prohibits a school district from denying  a student a school meal because payment is in arrears without prior notice to parent. The law requires that the […]

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Rearing Its Ugly Head Again: Abandoned Properties

20 March 2015

PERTH AMBOY – At the 3/9/15 Caucus Meeting Councilman Fernando Gonzalez questioned how many vacant houses are in the City. Annie Hindenlang – Executive Director Office of Economic and Community Development Perth Amboy Redevelopment Agency came up to answer that question. She told the Council that last year 6 volunteers walked around the City and […]

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Mayor Replies To Critics

20 March 2015

PERTH AMBOY – The Mayor has been criticized at Council Meetings by residents who brought up the fact that she contributed to the campaign of Perth Amboy United. At the 3/9/15 Caucus Meeting she emphatically stated, “I support people I believe in and this is not the first time I’ve done so. I have donated […]

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Perth Amboy Calendar

WED. Mar. 25

City Council, Regular,
7 p.m.
City Hall, High St.

THURS. Mar. 26

Historic Preservation Commission,
7 p.m.
City Hall, High St.

THURS. Apr. 2

Board of Education,
6 p.m.
PAHS, Eagle Ave.
City Hall, High St.


All Meetings are at City Hall, High St. unless otherwise noted.

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South Amboy Calendar

MON. Mar. 23

Board of Education,
Business/Public/Budget Hearing
6 p.m.
SA Middle/High School
Harold Hoffman Pl.

WED. Apr. 1

City Council, Business
6 p.m.
City Hall, N. Broadway

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