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  1. Xtreme Jeep owners roll into Perth AmboyRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jul 22 | The Jersey Journal

    PERTH AMBOY -- Hundreds of Jeep enthusiasts and Suzuki all-wheel drive lovers gathered Saturday to attend the second annual Xtreme Jeep Show held at the Perth Amboy City Hall Circle. Music played through loud speakers as club members form New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York attended the event to show off their stock and customized vehicles.

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  2. 'The officer went straight for my throat,' man says of violent arrestRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 21 | The Jersey Journal

    PERTH AMBOY -- A city man, who has been cleared of charges that he threatened and assaulted a police officer, will now move forward with his civil lawsuit alleging that police violently attacked him during the arrest. Last year, a jury acquitted Ruben Gerena, 36, of assaulting an officer, resisting arrest and two other charges.

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  3. Port Authority finalizes plan to open Bayonne Bridge on SundaysRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 19 | NJ.com

    Staten Island and other New Yorkers venturing to the Jersey Shore on weekends this summer can breathe a little easier. Port Authority officials said yesterday that the Bayonne Bridge, normally closed for construction on weekends, will open at 3 p.m. Sundays and hopefully alleviate some of the massive traffic jams that have occurred the past two weekends.

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  4. Nurse charged with sexually assaulting 2 patientsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 13 | The Jersey Journal

    PERTH AMBOY -- A registered nurse was arrested Thursday on charges he sexually assaulted two patients, including a 74-year-old woman in a hospital emergency room. Wilber Hernandez, 29, of Perth Amboy, was charged with second-degree sexual assault and fourth-degree criminal sexual assault after an incident June 29 with the 74-year-old patient, Middlesex County Prosecutor Andrew Carey and city police Director Anthony Caputo said.

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  5. Heroin, cocaine factory discovered in suburban home, cops sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 13 | The Jersey Journal

    PERTH AMBOY -- A city man wanted on an unrelated warrant was arrested at his home last week where police say they discovered a heroin and cocaine manufacturing facility. Anthony V. Chicarello, 38, had allegedly used aliases and forged documents to dodge Union County police who had a warrant for the man on unrelated drug charges, according to authorities.

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  6. 'Swim Team' review: NJ kids are racing for the winRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 7 | The Jersey Journal

    Will my children make friends at school? Will they get teachers that inspire them? Will they launch themselves successfully into adulthood? Will they find someone to love? They are questions that every parent asks. But for the parents of children with autism, they carry a special weight.

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  7. Justice delayed: Shutdown of N.J. courts catches people off guardRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 3 | The Jersey Journal

    NEWARK -- Juan Vazquez's sister traveled from Buffalo, N.Y. to Newark early Monday to serve as the key witness in his defense in a drug trial in Essex County Superior Court. "Nobody called us," Vazquez, 42, manager of the Duo Restaurant and Lounge in Perth Amboy, said as he left the courthouse, where he appeared for what he expected to be his second day on trial.

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  8. Central Jersey man admits he sold illegal bath saltsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jun 28 | The Jersey Journal

    NEWARK -- A 35-year-old man faces up to 20 years in prison after admitting he was part of a ring that sold methylone around Middlesex County. Paul Hutchison of Perth Amboy pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court in Newark to one count of distribution of methylone, the U.S. Attorney's Office said in a statement.

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  9. Nursing home workers settle contract disputes in Union City, Teaneck, Perth AmboyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 24, 2017 | NJ.com

    Manhattanview nursing home workers are seen picketing outside the Union City facility in a Jersey Journal file photo. Union employees there and in Perth Amboy and Teaneck agreed to a new contract on June 23, after being three years without one.

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  10. Whale makes a dramatic appearance near Perth AmboyRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 23, 2017 | The Jersey Journal

    PERTH AMBOY -- A group out fishing the waters near the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge Thursday had a close encounter with one of the largest animals in the sea -- a humpback whale. The whale was seen a number of times by a group that included Paul Ziolkowski, who filmed the encounter and posted it to Facebook.

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  11. Funeral services Wednesday for Perth Amboy fire chiefRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 21, 2017 | The Jersey Journal

    PERTH AMBOY -- Visitation and funeral arrangements have been set for Fire Chief Abraham Pitre, who worked in emergency services in the city for nearly 30 years. Pitre, who was sworn in as the city's fire chief in April 2014, died suddenly Saturday evening, the mayor's office said.

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  12. Perth Amboy fire chief died from self-inflicted gunshot wound, official saysRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 19, 2017 | The Jersey Journal

    PERTH AMBOY -- The Perth Amboy fire chief killed Saturday at his home died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, according to a city official. Chief Abraham Pitre, 44, a member of the city's fire department for 23 years, took his own life, said Councilman Fernando Gonzalez, who spoke with police and firefighters. 1 comment

  13. Perth Amboy mourns sudden death of fire chiefRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 18, 2017 | The Jersey Journal

    "We ask that you keep Abraham Pitre's loved ones and co-workers in your thoughts and prayers as we mourn this devastating loss," Mayor Wilda Diaz said in a statement. The chief's death is under investigation by the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office, the mayor's office said in the statement.

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  14. 3 found with 94 decks of heroin arrested on drug charges, police sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 3, 2017 | NJ.com

    HELMETTA -- Three people were arrested after police say they seized more than $2,500 and 94 decks of heroin while serving a warrant for a separate incident. Larry Alston Jr., 40, of Helmetta; Jasmine Ladd, 33 of Monroe; and Anthony Brown, 45, of Perth Amboy; were arrested and charged Friday with possession of heroin and cocaine, possession with the intent to deliver and tampering with evidence, among other charges, borough police said Tuesday.

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  15. 50 N.J. food festivals happening in summer 2017Read the original story w/Photo

    May 25, 2017 | The Jersey Journal

    Take your pick: from Jersey-fresh strawberries, blueberries and tomatoes - the native fruits of the season - to pork roll, crawfish, barbecue ribs, Greek delicacies, food truck gourmet, hot sauce and tacos, Jersey in summer is a smorgasbord for your tastebuds.

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  16. N.J. man charged with threatening to kill copsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 24, 2017 | The Jersey Journal

    KEANSBURG - A 39-year-old borough man was arrested Tuesday after he threatened to kill borough police officers, police said. Joseph Besner, of Main Street in Keansburg, contacted police headquarters and made threats to kill Keansburg police officers on Sunday, police said.

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  17. District dishes out $150K settlement over selling booze at schoolRead the original story w/Photo

    May 17, 2017 | The Jersey Journal

    PERTH AMBOY -- The city board of education has paid out $150,000 to settle a five-year-old lawsuit over the illegal selling of alcohol at an elementary school and another settlement could be in the works, court documents show. The whistleblower lawsuit was filed in June of 2012 by school secretary Susan Nieves accusing another secretary, Hector Muniz, of peddling dozens of bottles of "coquito" -- a rum and coconut milk mixed drink -- at the Herbert Richardson Elementary School.

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  18. New Jersey history seen through the letter 'P' | AlbrightRead the original story w/Photo

    May 16, 2017 | NJ.com

    Perth Amboy, a 4.8-square-mile city in Middlesex County, witnessed European occupation of an attractive land mass on the Arthur Kill overlooking the Raritan Bay, beginning in the mid-1860s, with Scottish dissenters, English merchants, and French Huguenots to exploit the potential of the harbor. By 2010, the population was 50,814, with 78 percent Hispanic or Latino.

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  19. Former state senator, assemblyman and Edison mayor diesRead the original story w/Photo

    May 15, 2017 | The Jersey Journal

    EDISON -- Former Edison mayor, state senator, assemblyman and longtime Edison Democratic chairman Thomas Paterniti has died at the age of 88. Paterniti, a dentist for 60 years who was known to many as 'Doc.' He died Saturday at John F. Kennedy Medical Center's Haven Hospice Care Center in Edison, according to his obituary.

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  20. Ex-N.J. mayor convicted of corruption reportedly gets out of prison ThursdayRead the original story w/Photo

    May 11, 2017 | The Jersey Journal

    Joseph Vas, center, enters the federal courthouse in Newark in this April 2011 file photo. The former state assemblyman and Perth Amboy mayor is scheduled to be released from prison on Thursday after serving more than six years on corruption and fraud charges.

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