Eddie O'Brien, basketball and baseball star from South Amboy, passed away recently at the age of 83. He and his twin brother, Johnny, were home town sports heroes. In the great tradition of South Amboy sports history they starred at St. Marys High School, went on to star at Seattle University, and both played 5 years of pro baseball with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.
On behalf of the City of South Amboy I would like to thank the parade committee for doing an outstanding job of bringing to South Amboy some of the top notch bands and entertainment from throughout the state. Each year it seems to get better and Saturday was no different. People from all over came to honor the well-deserving recipients: Grand Marshal Monsignor John Gordon; Deputy Grand Marshal Col.
NJ DOT is presently in negotiations with the owners of the old JCP & L power plant site to put in a temporary service. With the partial closing of the Pulaski Skyway the state is looking into other options for commuters. If these negotiations are successful, service could resume as early as June. In the mean time the City of South Amboy is in the final phase of our build out for our permanent ferry site and we have operator interest. We are ready to continue the work and are just waiting for the go-head from the state as they are reviewing paperwork which we submitted as part of the
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We are very happy to welcome a variety of new busineses to South Amboy. On Broadway "Hibachi Express and Sushi," "Big E's Burger Joint," "Subway," "Vintage Hair Salon," and "South Amboy Jewelry Store." On Main Street "Don Giovanni" reopened and "The Hair Shop II." And on Pine Avenue "Joe's Famous Pizza and Cafe" will open soon. We are very glad that these places are here and we wish them well. But if we are to keep them here we need to have people come out and enjoy the business that each offers. Let's help them and the other businesses in our fine city be successful. If they are suc