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90 Day Hiring of Attorneys and Illegal Housing Come into Play

4/12/17 Council Meeting PERTH AMBOY – Communication No. 12 – Mayor Wilda Diaz appointing Peter J. King, Esq. as Acting Law Director for a period of 90 days pending consent of Council. Resident Stanley Sierakowski asked a hypothetical question in regards to hiring attorneys for 90 day blocks. He addressed Attorney Peter J. King if […]

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Police Blotter: Perth Amboy Police Department Release

PERTH AMBOY – Chief Roman McKeon of the Perth Amboy Police Department announced last week, that members of the department’s Special Investigation Unit, Detective Bureau, Juvenile Aid Bureau, along with the Middlesex County Task Force executed a Superior Court Search Warrant for Jose Bilbraut age 58 of Smith St.  The executed the search warrant on […]

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Hazmat Called

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The Justice System Has Failed Us

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Two Resolutions Polled Separately

Council Seeks Further Discussion 4/12/17 Council Meeting PERTH AMBOY – R-152 – 4/17 Concurring with the Appointment of William J. Fitzpatrick as Tax Assessor and waiving the residency requirement effective April 17, 2017 with a 4 year term beginning July 1, 2017. The Resolution passed unanimously. R-160 – 4/17 – Accepting the bid and awarding a […]

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Handicapped Committee Overwhelmed

Thomas Mundy Peterson Plaque,  Food & Water Watch 4/10/17 Caucus PERTH AMBOY – City Clerk Elaine Jasko asked that this be listed for a topic for discussion. She stated, “I met with Acting Chief McKeon and Officer Chris Joy to discuss problems were having with the Handicap Committee. A lot of times there’s not a […]

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South Amboy Introduces 2017 Budget

By: Joseph L. Kuchie SOUTH AMBOY – The South Amboy city council adopted a resolution introducing the 2017 Budget at last Tuesday’s city council meeting. The budget includes a $661,000 surplus and just a one cent tax increase, which on the average home is approximately $26.60. “I think it shows a very efficiently run working […]

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Multiple Issues Come up at Board of Ed

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South Amboy Council Sees Tax Rates Stable

Tax Rates Stable; Art Gallery Increases Visitors;  Concerns About Broadway & Tunnel Condition 4/5/17 Business Meeting SOUTH AMBOY – Business Administrator Camille Tooker told the Council that the full reading of the 2017 Budget will take place at a public meeting on a date to be determined. “Backup documents will be provided. Our tax rate is […]

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CLICK-ON: 2017 Perth Amboy State of the City Address

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The Domino Effect: De-Funding of CDBG 3/27/17 Press Conference

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Battling it Out – 3/22/17 Council Meeting

PERTH AMBOY – During the first public comments, Resident Stanley Sierakowski had a question about the City’s budget, specifically questioning Seabra’s Armory. “There is a little over  $22,800 listed for delinquent taxes. That is under a $731,815 budget. The Armory Restaurant owes the City $496,000 over a two year period. Where in the budget is […]

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Where is the Information Requested? And Public Comments – 3/20/17 Caucus

PERTH AMBOY – R-137-3/17 – Approving a special permit for public entertainment for the Committee Patriotico Cultural Puertorriqueno of Perth Amboy. R-138-3/17 Approving a special permit for public entertainment for United Dominicans for Perth Amboy Councilman Fernando Irizarry was frustrated when he stated, “I have asked for the applications and police reports on numerous occasions […]

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Just Ask Me! 3/22/17 Council Meeting

PERTH AMBOY – Acting Police Chief Mckeon responded to public comments made about crime stats. “A lot of them are misleading. If you have questions, just ask me. We’ve had gun incidents, but for an urban town, we are low in crime. Our Police Department does an extraordinary job. Last year we had 5 reported […]

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Freedom of Speech Interpretation – 3/20/17 Caucus

PERTH AMBOY – Ordinance No. 1 – First Reading – No Public Discussion – Establishing a Street Performer Ordinance. The Street Performers will be in parks or similar open spaces. Department of Recreation Department Head Ken Ortiz came forward to answer any Council questions. Council President Bill Petrick was concerned about loud music becoming a […]

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Swearing-in Ceremony of Michelle Roman as Municipal Court Judge

Michelle Roman Bio Submitted PERTH AMBOY – Michelle Roman is a lifelong resident of the City of Perth Amboy, arriving at the age of seven from Puerto Rico. She attended Perth Amboy High School, graduating in 1991 and ranking ninth in her graduating class. Ms. Roman was a member of both the National and Hispanic […]

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MON. April 24

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

WED. April 26

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

TUES. April 27

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

All Meetings are at City Hall, High Street unless otherwise noted.
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South Amboy Calendar

WED. April 19

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

WED. May 3

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

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