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South Amboy’s Mayor Fred Henry’s State of the City Address – Local Restaurants’ Cuisines Showcased 4/20/16

*Photos by Katherine Massopust, Carolyn Maxwell and Camille Tooker

Two Programs Introduced At South Amboy Council Meeting

Looking Back

PERTH AMBOY – A visit to Washington D.C., Girl Scout Troop #10, June 1955.

Presentation of Proposed Kushner Sea Gate Apartment Complex – 4/12/16 PARA Meeting

Greek Independence Celebrated with Flag-Raising Ceremony and Proclamation

*Photos by Bob Ned

Community Announcements for Week of April 27, 2016

29 April 2016

Walking For Fitness PERTH AMBOY – Hosted by Mayor Wilda Diaz as part of the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign. Starts Monday, April 11. Monday – Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Ages 18 and up. Starts at the Brighton Avenue Community Center, 56 Brighton Ave. T-Shirt Included. Free of Charge. Enjoy a fitness walk with […]

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National Prescription Take Back, April 30

29 April 2016

News Release – PERTH AMBOY, NJ— Mayor Wilda Diaz and the Perth Amboy Police Department will be hosting National Prescription Take Back in two locations in the City of Perth Amboy for safe disposal of prescription drugs on Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. As stated by DEA Public Affairs, “The […]

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CFO Goldy Answers Concerns About Cap Bank – 4/18/16 Budget Review Session

29 April 2016

PERTH AMBOY – Five Department Heads (Police, Fire, Code Enforcement, Recreation/Human Resources and Department of Public Works) were on hand to give their departmental reviews. Deputy Chief Cattano was scheduled to speak first, but before he did so, CFO Jill Goldy wanted to clarify what the Cap Bank entailed. The whole Council was in attendance […]

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Editorial: How Going Green Can Help Both You & the City

29 April 2016

Over the past week, the City of Perth Amboy was focused celebrating Earth Week. The celebration included demonstrations on the best way both a municipality and an individual can help to preserve the environment. Demonstrations included how to preserve rainwater, planting community gardens and installing green infrastructures. Although it rained early on Saturday morning (it […]

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Letters to the Editor – April 27, 2016

29 April 2016

His or Her Say! One of the most entertaining things about reading the excerpts from the open forum portion of the Council Meetings printed in the Amboy Guardian is the knowledge that sooner or later two individuals will make statements showing an extreme prejudice regarding their agendas. There’s no need to name names as only […]

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Update on the Public Library

29 April 2016

PERTH AMBOY – Near the end of the 4/18/16 Budget Hearing Reviews, one of the Council Members noticed the new Library Director Eleni Glykys sitting in the audience. She wasn’t on the agenda and they inquired why she was there. Glykys responded, “I received an email requesting that I be at the budget review.” Since […]

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Edison YMCA to Host Special Screening of New Film, Followed by Discussion Moderated by NJ State Senator Joseph Vitale

29 April 2016

Dream On, a New Film with Political Comedian John Fugelsang, About The Perilous State of the American Dream Will Be Shown – Press Release 1/21/16 – EDISON – From Bernie Sanders to Donald Trump, the 2016 presidential candidates share one thing in common: a conviction that they can revitalize the American Dream. Pinned between stagnant […]

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This Week in WWII, 75 Years Ago

29 April 2016

By Phil Kohn. Dedicated to the memory of his father, GM3 Walter Kohn, U.S. Navy Armed Guard, USNR, and all men and women who have answered the country’s call in time of need. Phil can be contacted at ww2remembered@yahoo.com. In Greece on April 25, 1941, there is little fighting as the Germans advance and the […]

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Pets of the Week

29 April 2016

Marina Mascots – Two cats who love to sunbathe right outside of the door of the Perth Amboy Marina Office. Have a Special Pet? Email us your Pet Photos to AmboyGuardian@gmail.com with Pet of the Week in the Subject line and explain why your pet is special. Please include Name and Phone# for verification.

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Council Concerns Addressed – 4/11/16 Caucus

21 April 2016

PERTH AMBOY – An Ordinance to amend an ordinance entitled “An ordinance designating restricted parking space for use by handicapped persons. (Ordinance No. 380-85 and Amendments) adopted July 2, 1985. Also known as Chapter 255A ET SEQ of the Code of the City of Perth Amboy. RE: Additions and Deletions. There have been discussions in […]

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Public Comments – 4/11/16 Caucus

21 April 2016

PERTH AMBOY – R-184-4/16 Authorizing change to order no. 1 to the contract with Black Rock Enterprises, LLC for the replacement of 4 inch diameter water mains with 8 inch diameter water mains in an amount not to exceed $105,106.65 for work at the Charter School, 613 Amboy Ave. Resident Stanley Sierakowski said, “The City […]

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Editorial: The Ball was Dropped!

21 April 2016

There was a very heated discussion at the Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Perth Amboy Council Meeting. Many residents who live in the Waterfront area where the Dominican Festival is held came up to speak. They complained about the three extravaganza which has been held at the Waterfront for the past three years. Some of the […]

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Letters to the Editor – 4/20/2016

21 April 2016

To Trump or Not to Trump, That is NOT the Question To say that the 2016 presidential race is interesting would be a gross understatement. The muck raking, insults, and rhetoric have been more than I’ve seen in a presidential campaign in my lifetime. Xenophobia?? I had to look that one up. And that’s just […]

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South Amboy High School Senior Jayson Olivares Named News 12 NJ Scholar Athlete

21 April 2016

SOUTH AMBOY – Jayson Olivares, a senior at South Amboy High School, was recently named a News 12 New Jersey Scholar Athlete.  An academic and athletic all-star, Jayson is ranked fourth in his class and plays both soccer and baseball.  This two-sport athlete’s passion is baseball and has been since he was four years old.  […]

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Perth Amboy Calendar

WED. Apr. 27

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

THUR. Apr. 28

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

TUES. May 3

• PARA, 6 p.m.
City Hall, High St.

WED. May 4

• Board of Education, 6 p.m.
PAHS, Eagle Ave.

MON. May 9

• City Council, Caucus, 4:30 p.m.
City Hall, High St.

All Meetings are at City Hall, High Street unless otherwise noted.
Stay informed! Attend public meetings. All are welcome!

South Amboy Calendar

WED. May 4

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

WED. May 18

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

MON May 23

• Board of Education, 6 p.m.
Middle/High School Cafeteria
200 Governor Hoffman Plaza

Stay informed! Attend public meetings. All are welcome!