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Encyclopedia > Perth Amboy, New Jersey
The Perth Amboy National Bank Building, and a view of the "5 Corners" downtown area (Intersections of State and Smith Sts. and the terminus of New Brunswick Ave.)
The Perth Amboy National Bank Building, and a view of the "5 Corners" downtown area (Intersections of State and Smith Sts. and the terminus of New Brunswick Ave.)

Perth Amboy is a city in Middlesex County, New Jersey, United States. As of the United States 2000 Census, the city population was 47,303. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (960x1280, 389 KB) Summary xx_surfer1dude_xx Made myself. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (960x1280, 389 KB) Summary xx_surfer1dude_xx Made myself. ... Modern forms of municipal government Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act forms of municipal government Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator A City in the context of New Jersey local government refers to one of five types and one of eleven forms of municipal government. ... Middlesex County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Official language(s) None, English de facto Capital Trenton Largest city Newark Area  Ranked 47th  - Total 8,729 sq mi (22,608 km²)  - Width 70 miles (110 km)  - Length 150 miles (240 km)  - % water 14. ... The United States Census of year 2000, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...


Perth Amboy, and South Amboy across the Raritan River, are collectively referred to as The Amboys. Signage for Exit 11 on the New Jersey Turnpike refers to "The Amboys" as a destination. South Amboy is a city located in Middlesex County, New Jersey. ... The Raritan River is a major river of central New Jersey in the United States. ... The Amboys are a pair of municipalities in Middlesex County, New Jersey, both of which have the word Amboy in their name. ... The New Jersey Turnpike is a toll road in New Jersey and is one of the most heavily traveled highways in the United States. ...

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History

Perth Amboy was settled in 1683 and incorporated as a city in 1718. It was founded by English merchants, Scots seeking religious freedom, and French Protestants. They sought to use Perth Amboy’s harbor to its full potential. Reality however never matched its expectations.


Perth Amboy became the capital of East Jersey. It was the capital from 1684 until the union of East and West Jersey in 1702 and it was also alternate capital with Burlington until 1790. The wealthy came and lived here but they left due to hostilities. New Jersey merchants also chose New York City instead of Perth Amboy as their destination. Perth Amboy became “sleepy” but then came the ceramic industries. The original provinces of West and East New Jersey are shown in yellow and green respectively. ... The original provinces of West and East New Jersey are shown in yellow and green respectively. ... See also: Burlington Township, New Jersey The City of Burlington highlighted in Burlington County. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Big Apple Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,214. ...


By 1890, immigration and industrialization transformed Perth Amboy. Factories like Guggenheim and Sons as well as Copper Works Smelting Company fueled a thriving downtown and employed many area residents. Perth Amboy also grew after it became the tidewater terminal for the Lehigh Valley Railroad and a coal shipping point. Perth Amboy also witnessed tightly knit and insular ethnic neighborhoods such as Budapest, Dublin, and Chickentown. Immigrants from Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Italy, Russia, and Austria quickly dominated the factory jobs. Perth Amboy was also a resort town in the 1800s and early 20th century. 1884 map of the Pennsylvania, Reading and Lehigh Valley Railroads The Delaware, Lehigh, Schuylkill and Susquehanna Railroad Company (AAR reporting mark LV) was incorporated April 21, 1846 in Pennsylvania. ...


Today, Perth Amboy’s immigrants are primarily Hispanic. Unfortunately the immigration growth occurred at a time when factories were being demolished and plants were being closed down; thus Perth Amboy became part of the rust belt. Once a resort town, Perth Amboy’s beaches are no longer in use for swimming because of the polluted waters. Competition from malls outside the city and in New York forced the big chain and higher end stores out of Perth Amboy’s downtown. There are no movie theaters or major department stores remaining in Perth Amboy. The Hispanic world Hispanic (Spanish: Hispano) is a term denoting a derivation from Spain, her people and culture. ... The Rust Belt, highlighted in red The Rust Belt, formerly known as the Manufacturing Belt, is an area in the northeastern and upper midwestern United States, roughly between Chicago and New York City, whose economy was formerly based largely on heavy industry, manufacturing, and associated industries. ...


The overcrowded schools are slightly passing or failing as Perth Amboy is an Abbott funded district. There is also a large and growing number of students who cannot read or write in English. Abbott Districts are school districts covered by a New Jersey Supreme Court ruling that found that the education provided to urban school children was inadequate and unconstitutional. ...


However, since the early 1990s Perth Amboy has seen a recent redevelopment stage. Crime rates are much lower, small businesses have started to open up, and with the presence of an Urban Enterprise Zone there is a 3% Sales tax, half of the 6% Sales Tax charged statewide. Urban enterprise zones encourage development in blighted neighborhoods by offering entrepreneurs and investors tax and regulatory relief if they start businesses in the area. ... A sales tax is a tax on consumption. ...


The waterfront has also seen a rebirth. The marina has been extended, there are new promenades, parks, and housing overlooking the bay. Perth Amboy is still continuing for an attempt of an upheaval in the waterfront. A new project called Landings at Harborside will feature 2,100 residential units composed of town homes and mid-rise luxury condominiums along with indoor garage parking. There were also be 150,000 square feet of retail space with an international market, restaurants, specialty shops, community center, and recreation amenities for the public as well. It is an eight year and $600 million plan. Moreover there will be an extension of Route 440 to High Street, connecting commuters from the Outerbridge Crossing directly to the waterfront. New Jersey State Highway 440 is a state highway in New Jersey, United States. ... The Outerbridge Crossing, seen from Tottenville, Staten Island. ...


Geography

Perth Amboy is located at 40°31′10″N, 74°16′31″W (40.519455, -74.275326)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.5 km² (6.0 mi²). 12.4 km² (4.8 mi²) of it is land and 3.1 km² (1.2 mi²) of it (20.07%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an Imperial unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (5,280 feet, 1,760 yards, 1,609. ...


The city is named after Perth, Scotland, and was originally granted to a company of Scottish noblemen, headed by the Duke of Melfort "Amboy" is an Algonquin name for the area, also appearing in South Amboy. The Royal Burgh of Perth (Peairt in Scottish Gaelic) is a large burgh in central Scotland. ... The titles of Earl of Melfort and Lord Drummond of Gillestoun were created in the Peerage of Scotland 14 April 1685 for John Drummond, second son of James Drummond, 3rd Earl of Perth, with remainder to the heirs male of his body by his second marriage (to Euphemia Wallace), failing... The Algonquins or Algonkins are an aboriginal North American people speaking Algonquin, an Algonquian language. ... South Amboy is a city located in Middlesex County, New Jersey. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 47,303 people, 14,562 households, and 10,761 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,820.9/km² (9,892.0/mi²). There were 15,236 housing units at an average density of 1,230.7/km² (3,186.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 46.41% White, 10.04% African American, 0.70% Native American, 1.53% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 35.59% from other races, and 5.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 69.83% of the population. Most of the Hispanics in Perth Amboy are of Puerto Rican or Dominican descent. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 14,562 households out of which 40.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.6% were married couples living together, 21.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.1% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.20 and the average family size was 3.63. A marriage is a relationship between or among individuals, usually recognized by civil authority and/or bound by the religious beliefs of the participants. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 11.4% from 18 to 24, 31.6% from 25 to 44, 18.3% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. For every 100 females there were 98.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.8 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $37,608, and the median income for a family was $40,740. Males had a median income of $29,399 versus $21,954 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,989. About 14.3% of families and 17.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.1% of those under age 18 and 12.8% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


In 2000, 27.79% of Perth Amboy residents identified as being of Puerto Rican ancestry, the fifth highest concentration of Puerto Ricans on the U.S. mainland[1]. In 2000, 18.81% of Perth Amboy residents identified themselves as being of Dominican ancestry, the third highest concentration in the country of Dominicans in the United States after Haverstraw, New York and Lawrence, Massachusetts[2]. However due to the increasing immigration of Dominicans since the 2000 census and the likely number of Dominicans in the U.S. illegally who were not counted, the actual percentage of Dominicans in Perth Amboy is estimated to be much higher. Haverstraw is the name of two locations in Rockland County, New York: the Town of Haverstraw the Village of Haverstraw There is also a village of West Haverstraw. ... High Service Water Tower (1895), also called Tower Hill Water Tower, a notable eyecatcher or folly, named a Water Landmark in 1979 by the American Water Works Association. ...


Community

Typical Victorians on High Street.
Typical Victorians on High Street.

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The Waterfront

Perth Amboy features a historic waterfront, which has gone through significant revitalization. Perth Amboy's waterfront is where the city was first settled and one of the few places left in New Jersey that has a historic and marina culture surrounded by water. Local attractions include two small museums, an art gallery, a yacht club, and a marina. Near the marina lies a park with a small bandshell. On sunday afternoons in the summertime, Perth Amboy hosts the Concerts by the Bay in the park's bandshell. The waterfront is also characterized by a redbrick promenade near the water and many stately Victorian homes, some on hills overlooking the bay and predominating tree lined streets with well-manicured lawns. It has a number of seafood restaurants, as well. The waterfront rises very steep after two blocks. This hinders the rest of the town making the waterfront look like a quiet fishing village. Points of interest on the waterfront include St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, and the Proprietary House, which is now the former governor’s mansion and houses a museum and some offices. Kearny Cottage, which also has a museum, is here. In addition, this section of Perth Amboy once had a thriving Jewish community with yeshivas, synogagues, kosher butchers and bakers. Today however there are only two synogagues left each with only a few members usually over the age of 55. Blight often stands side-by-side with new structures during urban renewal efforts. ... The term Victorian architecture can refer to one of a number of architectural styles during the Victorian era: Neoclassicism Gothic Revival Italianate Second Empire Neo-Grec Romanesque Revival (Includes Richardsonian Revival) Renaissance Revival Queen Anne Jacobethan architecture (the precusor to the Queen Anne style) British Arts and Crafts movement painted... The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination of these attributes. ...


Downtown Perth Amboy

Downtown is the main commercial district and is centered on Smith Street. It is an Urban Enterprise Zone and the reduced tax rate of 3% funds revitalization of Smith Street with newly planted trees, Victorian streetlights, benches, garbage cans, and redbrick sidewalks. Smith Street is a relatively small shopping center that is only seven blocks wide and bustles with stores that cater to lower and working class Hispanics. It is flanked by mainly two to three story buildings of varied architecture. It also has a lone bank skyscraper which is 10-stories tall called "Amboy Towers" in the "five corners." The “five corners” is the intersection of Smith Street, New Brunswick Avenue, and State Street. Although there were previously a number of department stores, the largest store downtown today is discount retailer Bargain Man. Urban enterprise zones encourage development in blighted neighborhoods by offering entrepreneurs and investors tax and regulatory relief if they start businesses in the area. ... Windsor Castle in Modern Times by Landseer depicts the Queen and the Prince Consort at home in the 1840s. ...


Harbortown

Section 8 housing along with more affluent homes can be found in Harbortown, an economically and ethnically diverse townhouse development in the city. Harbortown is also the most educated and one of the most expensive neighborhoods in Perth Amboy. However it also has the highest poverty rate out of any neighborhood in Perth Amboy. It is a recently built townhouse development. Section 8 is an American sponsored public housing program divided into two programs, tenant-based and project-based. ...


Hall Avenue

Hall Avenue is a neighborhood centered on Hall Avenue east of the NJ Transit train tracks. The street, Hall Avenue, itself is not the commercial strip it used to be. Still, although the street has a few pedestrians, it is not deserted. In addition, there is a recently built strip mall on the corner of Hall Avenue and State Street called the "Firehouse Plaza." However, Hall Avenue is now primarily residential. Most of the homes are aging apartments but there are also some newly constructed homes. Hall Avenue also remains the traditional Puerto Rican neighborhood and it hosts the city's annual Puerto Rican Day Parade. From the 1940’s to the early 1990’s there was also a drug epidemic plaguing Hall Avenue. Hall Avenue used to be filled with juveniles loitering on street corners; many selling heroin, cocaine, and marijuana openly. The federal government, through the work of the local housing authority, tore down a high-rise housing project in the neighborhood that had served as an incubator for crime. In addition with the help of the Perth Amboy Police Department, Hall Avenue is now a lot less crime ridden and it is hard to see this neighborhood as the drug fueled war zone it once was. North of Rt. 440 in the neighborhood is Rudyk Park with the Roberto Clemente baseball field and an industrial park.


Southwestern section

The southwestern section is a mainly working-class residential neighborhood with some light industry. The city's largest strip mall is located here and contains ShopRite. This neighborhood has a large and diversified Hispanic neighborhood with many Dominicans, Puerto Ricans, and the more recent South Americans. Much of the city's Mexican population also lives in this section. Before, this section of Perth Amboy used to have a large Irish population and the neighborhood was once named "Dublin." After, the Irish came the Eastern Europeans, primarily Polish and Hungarian. Most of the housing consists of small one or two family houses. The main commmercial strip is Smith Street, west of the New Jersey Transit train tracks. ShopRite (or its full name ShopRite Supermarkets) is a co-op chain of supermarkets in the Northeastern United States, in the states of New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. ... New Jersey Transit Arrow III at West Windsor, NJ New Jersey Transit RTS-06 in Newark, NJ The end of the Port Jervis Line The New Jersey Transit Corporation (NJ Transit) is a private statewide public transportation system serving the U.S. state of New Jersey. ...


Western section of the Waterfront

The western section of the waterfront is west of Kearny Avenue. It is an overwhelmingly blue-collar Hispanic neighborhood. Most of the homes are over 100 years old and many are modest row houses. Sadowski Parkway Park lines through the southern end of the neighborhood and has a walkway with a beach. The beach however is no longer in use for swimming. The park also hosts the Dominican festival and other festivals during the summer.


State Street

State Street is a neighborhood east of the NJ Transit train tracks, north of Fayette Street, and south of Harbortown. Like the southwestern section of Perth Amboy, it is predominately working-class Hispanic. In addition, this neighborhood had many industries and factories before they moved overseas. The neighborhood is mainly Caribbean Hispanic. This section also once had a visible Cuban community. The State and Fayette Gardens, an apartment complex in the neighborhood, was at one point considered to be "The Cuban Buildings." The Landings at Harborside redevelopment project is being constructed in this neighborhood.


Amboy Avenue

Amboy Ave is a quasi-suburban, working to middle-class neighborhood. It is also referred to as the "Hospital section" or the "High School section" due to the fact that these places are located in the neighborhood. Although today it is mostly Hispanic, Amboy Avenue once had a strong Italian population.


Maurer

Maurer is mainly working to middle-class neighborhood that lies in the northern part of Rt. 440. It is heavily industrial with many oil refineries and brownfields. Like Amboy Avenue, it is quasi-suburban.


Chickentown

Chickentown is a neighborhood in the western part of Route 35 south of Spa Springs, just south of Rt. 440. It shares many of the same characteristics of Spa Springs but to a lesser extent. The city's largest park, Washington Park, is located here.


Spa Springs

Along with the waterfront, Spa Springs, which is in the northwestern part of the city, remains one of the most attractive and middle-class areas of the city. In this neighborhood, the population is older and a little more diverse with more whites than most other parts of Perth Amboy. Spa Springs is also the wealthiest neighborhood in town and is the most suburban with single family houses and garages. Illustration of the backyards of a surburban neighbourhood Suburbs are inhabited districts located either on the outer rim of a city or outside the official limits of a city (the term varies from country to country), or the outer elements of a conurbation. ...


Government

Local government

The City of Perth Amboy is governed under the Faulkner Act (Mayor-Council) system of municipal government. The current mayor is Joseph Vas. The city council members include Frank Sinatra, Geraldine Bolanowski, Robert Sottilaro, and David Szilagyi and the city council president Peter Jimenez. Modern forms of municipal government Walsh Act/Commission 1923 Municipal Manager Faulkner Act forms of municipal government Mayor-Council Council-Manager Small Municipality Mayor-Council-Administrator The Faulkner Act, or Optional Municipal Charter Law, provides for New Jersey municipalities to adopt a Mayor-Council government. ... Assemblyman Joseph Vas Joseph Vas (born January 18, 1955) is a Democrat, who has served in the New Jersey General Assembly since 2004, where he represents the 19th legislative district. ...


Federal, state and county representation

Perth Amboy is in the Thirteenth Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 19th Legislative District.


New Jersey's Thirteenth Congressional District, covering portions of Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, and Union Counties, is now Vacant. The seat had been represented by Robert Menendez (D), who was appointed to the United States Senate to fill the seat vacated by Governor of New Jersey Jon Corzine. New Jersey is represented in the Senate by Frank Lautenberg (D, Cliffside Park) and Robert Menendez (D, Union City). Represented by Robert Menendez-Democrat On November 9, 2006, Menendez was appointed to fill Jon Corzines soon-to-be-vacant Senate seat, so Menendez is expected to resign from this House of Representatives seat, and a special election will occur in 2006 to replace him. ... Essex County is a county located in the northeastern part of the state of New Jersey. ... The skyline of Jersey City, as seen from Lower New York Bay. ... Middlesex County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Union County is a county located in the state of New Jersey. ... Robert Menendez (born January 1, 1954) is a Democratic politician from New Jersey. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Seal of the Senate The Senate of the United States of America is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... The Governor of New Jersey is the chief executive of the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Jon Stevens Corzine (born January 1, 1947) is the current Democratic Governor of the state of New Jersey. ... Seal of the Senate The Senate of the United States of America is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... Frank Raleigh Lautenberg (born January 23, 1924) is an American politician. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Map highlighting Cliffside Parks location within Bergen County. ... Robert Menendez (born January 1, 1954) is a Democratic politician from New Jersey. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Union City, New Jersey Spectators viewing the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks from across the Hudson River, in the terrace courtyard of the Union City Boxing Club. ...


The 19th legislative district of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Joseph Vitale (D, Woodbridge) and in the Assembly by Joseph Vas (D, Perth Amboy) and John S. Wisniewski (D, Parlin). The Governor of New Jersey is Jon Corzine (D, Hoboken). The Legislature of New Jersey is the U.S. state of New Jerseys legislative branch, seated in the New Jersey State House at the states capital, Trenton. ... The Legislature of New Jersey is the U.S. state of New Jerseys legislative branch, seated in the New Jersey State House at the states capital, Trenton. ... The New Jersey Senate is the upper house of the New Jersey Legislature. ... Sen. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Woodbridge Township is a Township located in Middlesex County, New Jersey. ... The New Jersey General Assembly is the lower house of the New Jersey Legislature. ... Assemblyman Joseph Vas Joseph Vas (born January 18, 1955) is a Democrat, who has served in the New Jersey General Assembly since 2004, where he represents the 19th legislative district. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Assemblyman John S. Wisniewski John S. Wisniewski (born June 28, 1962) has served in the New Jersey General Assembly since 1996 and represents the 19th legislative district. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... Sayreville is a borough located on the Raritan River, near Raritan Bay in Middlesex County, New Jersey. ... The Governor of New Jersey is the chief executive of the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... Jon Stevens Corzine (born January 1, 1947) is the current Democratic Governor of the state of New Jersey. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


Middlesex County is governed by a seven-member Board of Chosen Freeholders. Middlesex County's Freeholders are: Freeholder Director David B. Crabiel, Freeholder Deputy Director Stephen J. "Pete" Dalina, Camille Fernicola, H. James Polos, John Pulomena, Christopher D. Rafano and Blanquita B. Valenti. Middlesex County is a county located in the U.S. state of New Jersey. ... The Board of Chosen Freeholders is the legislative body in each of the 21 counties in New Jersey. ...


Transportation

The Outerbridge Crossing, at night. The bridge leads Route 440/Interstate 287 from Perth Amboy across the Arthur Kill into Staten Island, NY
The Outerbridge Crossing, at night. The bridge leads Route 440/Interstate 287 from Perth Amboy across the Arthur Kill into Staten Island, NY

The Outerbridge Crossing, a cantilever bridge over the Arthur Kill, connects Perth Amboy with Staten Island. Known locally as the "Outerbridge", it is part of a popular route on NY-440/NJ-440 from the south and west to New York City and Long Island. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 295 KB) Summary I, xx_surfer1dude_xx, release this image, taken by myself, into public domain. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 295 KB) Summary I, xx_surfer1dude_xx, release this image, taken by myself, into public domain. ... The Outerbridge Crossing, seen from Tottenville, Staten Island. ... A cantilever bridge is a bridge built using cantilevers: structures that project horizontally into space, supported on only one end. ... The Arthur Kill, seen from Staten Island, with Carteret, New Jersey in the background. ... Staten Island, in yellow, lies to the southwest of the rest of New York City. ... New York State Route 440 is a New York state highway. ... New Jersey State Highway 440 is a state highway in New Jersey, United States. ... Flag Seal Nickname: Big Apple Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,214. ... Mercator projection of Long Island Long Island is an island in New York, USA. At 1,377 square miles (3567 km²) and is home to 7. ...


The Victory Bridge carries Route 35 over the Raritan River, connecting Perth Amboy on the north with the borough of Sayreville to the south. The Victory Bridge is a highway bridge that carries Route 35 over the Raritan River, connecting the Middlesex County, New Jersey city of Perth Amboy on the north and the borough of Sayreville to the south. ... New Jersey State Highway 35 is a state highway along New Jerseys Atlantic coast. ... The Raritan River is a major river of central New Jersey in the United States. ... Sayreville is a borough located on the Raritan River, near Raritan Bay in Middlesex County, New Jersey. ...


Education

Public schools in Perth Amboy are operated by Perth Amboy Public Schools, an Abbott District. Schools in the district include two preschools ( Early Childhood center at St. Mary's and Ignacio Cruz School), five Elementary schools serving grades K-4 ( Anthony V. Ceres School, James J. Flynn School, Edward J. Patten Elementary School, Dr. H. N. Richardson 21st Century School (Number 10) and Robert N. Wilentz School) two Middle schools ( S. E. Shull Middle School for grades 5 & 6, and William C. McGinnis Middle School for grades 7 & 8) and Perth Amboy High School for grades 9-12. Perth Amboy Public Schools is a school district located in the city of Perth Amboy, New Jersey, United States. ... Abbott Districts are school districts covered by a New Jersey Supreme Court ruling that found that the education provided to urban school children was inadequate and unconstitutional. ... William C. McGinnis Middle School is a two-year public middle school in Perth Amboy, New Jersey. ... Perth Amboy High School (or PAHS) is a four-year public high school in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, United States. ...


The district is currently trying to address issues of overcrowding by making McGinnis and Shull Schools to serve grades 5-8. A previous idea to build a new high school in the Delaney Homes failed due to funding issues.


Perth Amboy's athletic team have had success. The boys tennis team and cross country team have made New Jersey state championships. A tennis net Tennis is a sport played between either two players (Singles) or two teams of two players (doubles). Players use a stringed racquet to strike a ball, a hollow rubber ball covered in felt, over a net into the opponents court. ... US Armed Forces cross country meet Cross-country running is a sport in which teams of runners compete to complete a course over open or rough terrain before other teams. ...


9.7% of adults over the age of 25 in Perth Amboy have a bachelor's degree or higher.


Notable residents

  • Astronomer and Planetary Scientist Joseph Montani was born in Perth Amboy in 1952. Montani has named one of his minor-planet (asteroid) discoveries (discovered on January 3, 1997 in Arizona, on Kitt Peak, in his work on the Spacewatch Project) after his home town; the object is officially known as: "(12465) Perth Amboy", and its properties and orbit have been recorded by the International Astronomical Union and published to the world. Montani's colleagues also named an asteroid for him, "(7656) JoeMontani", which they discovered on April 24, 1992. Montani moved from Perth Amboy in 1970, after completing high school, to attend college in New York City, and has lived in various parts of the world since that time, pursuing his work in Astronomy.[3].
  • Rock star Jon Bon Jovi was born in Perth Amboy in 1962 (But raised in Sayreville).
  • Abolitionists Angelina and Sarah Grimke lived in Perth Amboy.
  • Supermodel Vida Guerra was born in Cuba but was raised in Perth Amboy.

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Miscellaneous Information

Sister Cities

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References

  1. ^ Puerto Rican Communities, accessed July 7, 2006
  2. ^ Dominican Communities, accessed July 7, 2006
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New Jersey's Thirteenth Congressional District, covering portions of Essex, Hudson, Middlesex, and Union Counties, is now represented by Albio Sires (D, West New York), who won a special election held on November 7, 2006 to fill the vacancy the had existed since January 16, 2006.
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