In the Loop- Perth Amboy News Highlights June 4-7

On Tuesday June 4th The Perth Amboy Democratic Organization had a landslide victory in contested races in the 2019 NJ Primary Elections, with all members of their Democratic Line B being elected as committeemen and committeewomen. Helmin J. Caba serves as Chairman of the Perth Amboy Democratic Organization and Iris Rodriguez as Vice Chair.

On Tuesday June 5th a petition to recall City of Perth Amboy Mayor Wilda Diaz was filed with the Perth Amboy City Clerk by 3 Perth Amboy activists over her inaction over reports of the contamination of Perth Amboy drinking water (read more). In a June 7th video response, Mayor Diaz denied there is a water quality problem and claimed the water is safe to drink (watch video).

On Thursday June 6th Perth Amboy school staff rallied to shed light on the unfair labor practice happening in the Perth Amboy school system. Perth Amboy school staff have been working without a contract and incremental pay raise since July 1, 2018. Staff at all of the elementary, middle and high schools rallied to secure a fair contract with fair pay.

On Thursday June 6th Perth Amboy Business Improvement District announced a street performer series to be held on Fridays from 6-8pm in the downtown called Art & Flow.

On Thursday June 6th  8 Auxiliary Police Officers were sworn into the Perth Amboy Police Department.

On Friday June 7th  the Annual Puerto Rican Festival of Perth Amboy kicked off at Rudyk Park for 3 days (June 7, 8 & 9) of food, rides, shopping and music.

On Friday June 7th Governor Murphy signed into law legislation to protect children sponsored by Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez, from Perth Amboy. The law S3078 will require DNA sample collection from individuals arrested for child pornography offenses. “A person arrested for possessing, distributing or producing child pornography is a clear threat to children,” said Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez (read more).

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