Perth Amboy

Perth Amboy

(ăm`boi), city (1990 pop. 41,962), Middlesex co., NE N.J., with a harbor on Arthur Kill at the mouth of the Raritan River, which is crossed there to Staten Island, N.Y., by the Outerbridge Crossing (1928); settled 1683, inc. as a city 1718. A port of entry, Perth Amboy is a shipping center with industries that include metalworking; oil refining; printing; and apparel and chemical manufacture. The city's name combines the old Native American name Amboy with that of the Earl of Perth. It was the capital of East Jersey from 1684 until the union of East and West Jersey in 1702 and was alternate capital with Burlington until 1790. Perth Amboy particularly grew after it became the tidewater terminal of the Lehigh Valley RR in 1876 and a coal-shipping point. In 2012 parts of the city suffered significant damage from Hurricane Sandy. Of interest are the former mansion of Gov. William Franklin, which Gen. William Howe used as his headquarters in the Revolutionary War, and St. Peter's Church (1722; Episcopal). Angelina GrimkéGrimké, Angelina Emily
, 1805–79, American abolitionist and advocate of women's rights, b. Charleston, S.C. Converted to the Quaker faith by her elder sister Sarah Moore Grimké, she became an abolitionist in 1835, wrote
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 and Sarah GrimkéGrimké, Sarah Moore,
1792–1873, American abolitionist and advocate of women's rights, b. Charleston, S.C. She came from a distinguished Southern family. On a visit to Philadelphia, Sarah joined the Society of Friends.
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, noted abolitionists, lived in Perth Amboy.
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In 2013, the Perth Amboy Redevelopment Agency co-ordinated a cleaning up the property to make it ready for e-Port construction projects.
A weathered old elm tree stands in front of the City Hall building in Perth Amboy, New Jersey.
City officials in Perth Amboy, NJ, agreed in federal court on June 7 to make $5.
The marine facility, which is located on 250 acres on the Arthur Kill in Perth Amboy, NJ has over 4m barrels of tankage, four docks, significant undeveloped land available for potential expansion, water, pipeline, rail and truck access.
It supplies crude feedstock to Chevron's refinery in Pascagoula (Mississippi) and asphalt plants at Perth Amboy (New Jersey), Portland (Oregon) and Richmond Beach (Washington state).
The new Middlesex County cell site is expected to improve network coverage and capacity in Perth Amboy on Route 440 and along Amboy Avenue from Cutter's Dock Road to Hall Avenue.
Senior pastor of Cathedral International in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, Pastor Hilliard posits the value of the three basic L's for growth: love, lift, and liberate.
These are initial diagrams (model and sketch, figs a and b) generated to study the organisation of the Perth Amboy High School project.
The Rorschachs are related to my photo series of a window in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, where the Virgin Mary was said to appear.
The group was also reaching out to other New Jersey cities until the arrest of volunteer Johanna Malaret in Perth Amboy this February.
The new Perth Amboy dispersions unit is scheduled for completion by the end of the third quarter of 1998, at which time the Chicago, IL production unit currently in service will be closed.