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  1. Man indicted in hit-and-run crash that seriously injured pedestrianRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago |

    PERTH AMBOY -- A Woodbridge man has been indicted in a July hit-and-run accident in Perth Amboy, court documents show. Pishoi Bakoom was previously arrested by the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office in connection with an accident that injured a 57-year-old city man, Jose Magalhaes, who was crossing the street at the intersection of Convery Boulevard and Harding Avenue.


  2. Glimpse of History: Cold cuts in Perth AmboyRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Jersey Journal

    PERTH AMBOY -- This photo from the 1970s was taken during the grand opening of Costas Food Stand on Smith Street in Perth Amboy. The family-run business operates today as Costa's Snack Bar, also known as "The Burger Stand" at 249 Smith St. near the Perth Amboy Train Station.


  3. Worker alleges Perth Amboy denied him full-time job because he's MexicanRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday |

    PERTH AMBOY -- A Perth Amboy sanitation worker has filed a discrimination suit against the city alleging he was denied full-time employment multiple times over several years because he is Mexican. Fernando Ramirez, 44, a permanent resident, was hired to a part-time job with city's department of public works in 2011.


  4. Trio charged in 6 jewelry store burglary spree that netted nearly $1MRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 3 | The Jersey Journal

    NEW BRUNSWICK -- An Irvington man has been charged with breaking into six jewelry stores throughout central New Jersey since June and making off with nearly $1 million in merchandise, authorities said. Michael A. Davis, 54, had accomplices in three of the break-ins, the Middlesex County Prosecutor's Office said.


  5. Perth Amboy appoints new acting police chiefRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Dec 6 | The Jersey Journal

    Capt. Roman McKeon -- a 28-year veteran of law enforcement -- joined the city's police force in 1988. He also served as an auxiliary police officer in Edison from 1984 to 1985.


  6. NJ Transit driver suspended after bus went wrong way on GSP rampRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Dec 5 |

    WOODBRIDGE -- The driver of an NJ Transit bus captured on camera driving the wrong way on a Garden State Parkway ramp last week has been suspended with pay, officials said Monday. No passengers were on board the 116 bus, which operates between Perth Amboy and Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York, when the driver made a wrong turn near exit 127, agency spokesman Jim Smith said in a statement.


  7. Halal slaughterhouse investigation began with charity's tipRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Dec 3 |

    PERTH AMBOY -- The investigation that led to the arrest of two New York men on human trafficking charges Tuesday began with the discovery of unauthorized immigrants living in an unheated shed behind the Halal slaughterhouse they ran, according to filings in a related civil lawsuit. Federal agents on Tuesday arrested Mohammad Abdul Wahid and Mohammed Iqbal Kabir in connection with what investigators described in court filings as the forced employment of unauthorized immigrants at their Perth Amboy slaughterhouse.


  8. Car crash causes widespread power outage in Perth AmboyRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Dec 1 | The Jersey Journal

    PERTH AMBOY - A car crash in Woodbridge led to what police described as a brief, but widespread power outage in Perth Amboy on Thursday. Though power was restored by 6:15 a.m., a crash an hour earlier on New Brunswick Avenue knocked out several traffic lights, authorities said.


  9. Men forced others to work in Halal slaughterhouse, authorities sayRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 29 | The Jersey Journal

    NEWARK -- Federal agents on Tuesday arrested two New York men on human trafficking charges after they say the pair forced undocumented migrants to work in a Halal chicken slaughterhouse they ran in Middlesex County. Federal agents on Tuesday arrested two New York men on human trafficking charges for allegedly forcing undocumented immigrants to work in their slaughterhouse.


  10. Water main break closes Perth Amboy road for hoursRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 28 | The Jersey Journal

    The stretch of road between Baker Place and Groom Street was closed for construction around midday and was slated to be reopened at 4 p.m., Perth Amboy police said in an alert. It was unknown if the water main break affected any nearby residents or businesses.


  11. Perth Amboy settles sex harassment suit against ex-police chief for $150KRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 25 | The Jersey Journal

    PERTH AMBOY - The city has settled a sexual harassment lawsuit filed against Perth Amboy's former police chief by a department secretary for $150,000. Secretary Naldo Capo alleged former police chief Benjamin Ruiz harassed her between 2007 and 2014 by leering at her and inappropriately touching her shoulders at work.


  12. Carteret (36) at Perth Amboy (7) - FootballRead the original story

    Thursday Nov 24 |

    Quartius Byrd ran for 158 yards on 13 carries with two touchdowns as Carteret defeated Perth Amboy, 36-7, in Perth Amboy. In a series which has been played annually since 1927, Perth Amboy still leads 46-42-2, but the Ramblers have won two in a row and five of the last six.


  13. Perth Amboy agrees to pay $150K in sexual harassment lawsuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 23 |

    Pictured here, former Perth Amboy police chief, Benjamin Ruiz, who faced trial earlier this year in Middlesex County Superior Court over charges of official misconduct and counts of theft of services and witness tampering. On Sept.


  14. N.J. mayor vows to protect city's unauthorized immigrantsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Nov 22 | The Jersey Journal

    PERTH AMBOY - Perth Amboy Mayor Wilda Diaz on Tuesday attempted to quell the fears of the city's unauthorized immigrant community by vowing to protect them, to the best of her ability, against any potential hard-line immigration policies enacted by President-elect Donald Trump . "It is my duty to do my best to protect our undocumented residents," said Diaz, the state's first Latina mayor, who spoke at a news conference outside city hall.


  15. Horizon adds 3 hospitals to coveted OMNIA insurance networkRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Nov 16 | The Jersey Journal

    Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey has agreed to admit three more hospitals to the top tier of its popular, lower-cost OMNIA health insurance plans - a designation other hospitals have sued to acquire to get an edge in the state's cut-throat health care marketplace. The new "tier 1" hospitals - Raritan Bay Medical Center in Old Bridge and Perth Amboy and HackensackUMC Palisades - are owned by Hackensack Meridian Health.


  16. Driver hospitalized as SUV, truck collide in Warren CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Nov 14 | The Jersey Journal

    An 82-year-old Blairstown Township resident was hurt while driving an SUV that was struck from behind by a box truck Monday on Route 94, police said. The truck struck the Toyota Rav4 as it waited to turn left into a bank about 9:30 a.m. in the 100 block of Route 94, police said.


  17. Perth Amboy Veterans Day ceremony honors those who have servedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Nov 11 | The Jersey Journal

    PERTH AMBOY - Against a background of American flags and autumn-color leaves, more than a hundred people gathered at the city's Veterans' War Memorial to honor the men and women, past and present who are part of the Armed Forces. Perth Amboy Mayor Wilda Diaz welcomed the crowd emphasizing the importance of Veterans Day and what veterans have done for the country.


  18. 1 year since fatal Elizabeth house explosion, but no charges, answersRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 1, 2016 |

    ELIZABETH - A year after the fatal house explosion on Magnolia Avenue, cars park in an empty lot that used to hold three homes and no one has been charged with a crime in the incident that left four people dead. At the time of the explosion, Elizabeth Mayor Christian Bollwage said officials believed it was caused by a gas leak after the ground floor of the three-story two-family home had been illegally converted into a living unit.


  19. 3 N.J. towns face federal review over asking voters for ID at pollsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 3, 2016 | The Newark Star-Ledger

    MIDDLESEX COUNTY - Complaints that voters were asked to show identification at polling places in three Middlesex County towns on Tuesday are under review by the U.S. Department of Justice, a county official said. Jim Vokral, administrator at the Middlesex County Board of Elections, said federal officials were monitoring procedures in Edison, New Brunswick and Perth Amboy - all of which have large minority populations - when issues were uncovered involving poll workers requesting identification from voters with limited English skills.


  20. Perth Amboy judge faces attorney ethics complaint in decades-old estate caseRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 28, 2016 | The Jersey Journal

    A state attorney ethics committee has filed a complaint against a Perth Amboy lawyer who also serves the city's municipal court judge alleging he failed to disclose a conflict and charged excessive fees in a decades-old estate case he handled for a widow. Emery Z. Toth, who is also a former Woodbridge and South River municipal court judge, is accused of encouraging the widow to make loans totaling nearly $800,000 to a woman who is the mother of his child without disclosing the longstanding relationship, according to the complaint filed in August .


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