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Dominican Festival David’s Touch Foundation Charity Motorcycle Run, 8/9/14 PHOTO GALLERY: A Trip to the Bronx Zoo, 7/30/14 MOVIE REVIEW: LOOKING BACK: Trolley/Snow Plow A Tour of the Venetian Care Funding Needed to Add Additional Names Assemblyman Coughlin, the Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation and Middlesex Water Company Complete Fifth Annual “Bowl For Hunger” EDITORIAL: This is what empowerment is all about
 

Dominican Festival – Perth Amboy August 14-16

*Photos by Paul W. Wang and Bob Ned

David’s Touch Foundation Charity Motorcycle Run, 8/9/14

PHOTO GALLERY: A Trip to the Bronx Zoo, 7/30/14

‘Cuffs & Shield’ Scenes Filmed at Luigi’s Pizzeria, 93 Smith St., Perth Amboy

  *Photos by Katherine Massopust & Carolyn Maxwell

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’

Go see "Guardians of the Galaxy." It’s probably one of the best movies of the year.

LOOKING BACK: Trolley/Snow Plow

PERTH AMBOY -  A double ended trolley snow plow/work car owned by Jersey Central Traction Co. (which operated in Perth Amboy).

A Tour of the Venetian Care & Rehabilitation Center: The Next Generation State of the Art Facility in Health Care for the Aging, Disabled and Those Needing Rehabilitation

Funding Needed to Add Additional Names

Assemblyman Coughlin, the Raritan Bay Medical Center Foundation and Middlesex Water Company Complete Fifth Annual “Bowl For Hunger”

News Release 7/31/14

EDITORIAL: This is what empowerment is all about

There can be light at the end of a dark tunnel and Pastor Berny Falcon-Lopez is a testament to that. Pastor Berny Falcon-Lopez  was the keynote speaker at the 18th/19th Century Victorian Tea held at the Knights of Columbus on 7/20/14. This event was a fundraiser for the Perth Amboy Domestic Violence Response Team.

COMMUNITY VOICE: Calling All Perth Amboy History Lovers! Free Seminars

21 August 2014

Do you wish to learn more about the amazing history of our city? Hi, my name is Natalia Dunyak, age 14, and as a Girl Scout silver award project I will be presenting three seminars to the public at no charge! These seminars will be focusing around the world famous Perth Amboy and Atlantic terra-cotta […]

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YMCA Swim Team Tryouts, Aug 27-28

20 August 2014

PERTH AMBOY – The YMCA will hold Swim Team tryouts on August 27 and 28 at 6:30 p.m. YOU MUST REGISTER! Please sign in between 6-6:30 p.m.   Prerequisites: 9 and under: 50 yards of freestyle with rhythmic, rotary breathing 50 yards of backstroke 2 5 yards of breaststroke or butterfly   10 through 12: […]

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Special Israeli-Palestinian Presentation: ‘One Land, Two Worlds, One Painful Hope’ – Sept 7

18 August 2014

WHAT – A dialogue between a Palestinian activist and an Orthodox rabbi settler. WHEN – Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014 TIME – 2:30 PM WHERE – Congregation Beth Mordecai, 224 High Street, Perth Amboy NJ 08861 FREE to all. This is a thought provoking event. This is their ONLY appearance in New Jersey. Join Ali Abu […]

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Building and Zoning Fees Could Increase in South Amboy

15 August 2014

Rental Fees May Jump From $50 to $100 Per Unit By Joseph L. Kuchie – SOUTH AMBOY – South Amboy Construction Official Tom Kelly was on hand at last week’s business meeting to discuss the city’s building and zoning fees. Kelly explained to the council that he has proposed an increase in most fees in […]

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Garcia, Oritz Reprimand Not Rescinded

15 August 2014

By Katherine Massopust PERTH AMBOY – At the 7/24/14 Board of Education Meeting, Board Member Maria Garcia who along with Board Member William Ortiz had received a reprimand by the Board at the previous Special Board Meeting. Garcia wanted to know if their reprimand could be rescinded. Garcia argued her point, “The President of the […]

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EDITORIAL: David’s Touch Foundation & Others Touch Hearts

15 August 2014

I first learned about the David’s Touch Foundation when I was contacted by its founder and president Jenny Perez-Rosado. Jenny contacted Bill George who was the owner of the Amboy Beacon about covering an event that was to take place on December 13, 2010 at the Shannon Rose Restaurant in Woodbridge. It was the first […]

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COMMUNITY VOICE: Ferries and the Governor

15 August 2014

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie may remember the Springsteen song’s lyrics, In My Hometown, and how Bruce roamed about Main Street in Freehold as a youngster in pops Buick and as a 35 year old honing his song. Hopefully, none of the Governor’s vehicles have been caught in traffic on Rt. 35 going to the […]

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COMMUNITY VOICE: Community Minded Volunteers Wanted

15 August 2014

I am seeking 20 dedicated individuals who are passionate about their community and willing to make a one-year commitment to tell the story of civic innovation in their city. PERTH AMBOY – The Citizens Campaign is teaming up with New Jersey’s top journalists to offer a select group of individuals the unique opportunity to harness […]

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PHOTO GALLERY: Demonstration Against Obama Administration – Perth Amboy 8/9/14

15 August 2014

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A Message from Mayor Wilda Diaz: 2014 Tax Updates

15 August 2014

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Looking for Citizen Input on Student Code of Excellence

15 August 2014

News Release – PERTH AMBOY – The Citizens Campaign launched a city-wide survey this week to help the Perth Amboy School District create a community-based Student Code of Excellence. Residents, teachers, business owners and others who live or work in Perth Amboy have until August 29 to fill out the Community Code of Excellence Survey […]

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Perth Amboy Resident Wins Best Music Video At New Hope Film Festival

15 August 2014

Jeff Saxon’s Jazz and Latin-Tinged, Life-Affirming Message Song Tops Field of 15 – News Release August 4, 2014 – PERTH AMBOY – The music video for New Jersey based singer-songwriter Jeff Saxon’s original song, “Yes Is My Favorite Word,” was awarded Best Music Video at the just concluded 2014 New Hope Film Festival in Pennsylvania. […]

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Upcoming Programs at the Dowdell Library

15 August 2014

Press Release  August 1, 2014 SOUTH AMBOY – The Dowdell Library of South Amboy is pleased to announce a free KINDLE eBook program for children and young adults!  Parents can borrow Kindles for a two-week loan that are pre-loaded with age-appropriate eBooks.  Stop in to check one out! The Adult Summer Club challenged library patrons […]

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Pallone Lauds Bill To Extend CHIP Funding

15 August 2014

News Release 8/7/14 – NEW BRUNSWICK – Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. hosted an event at PSE&G Children’s Specialized Hospital in New Brunswick to celebrate the 17th anniversary of the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) being signed into law and promote a bill he wrote to extend funding for the program, which is due to […]

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TUES. Aug. 12

Library Board of Trustees, 5 p.m., City Hall, High St.

UEZ, 6 p.m., City Hall, High St.

WED. Aug. 13

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

THURS. Aug. 28

Board of Education, 6 p.m., PAHS, Eagle Avenue

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South Amboy Calendar

WED. Aug. 20

City Council, Regular, 7 p.m., City Hall, N. Broadway

MON. Aug. 25

Board of Education, Business /Public, 6 p.m.,
S. Amboy Middle/High School, Harold Hoffman Pl.


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