Category: Featured

Dads Want Change

UNION — The crushing weight of high property taxes in this ailing economy has prompted two young fathers to mount a rare challenge to the entrenched township politicians.

Break In Prompted City Council Run

ELIZABETH — Former school board President Armando DaSilva has always felt inspired to serve the public but he decided to run for city council after he returned from an afternoon shopping trip to find his home had been burglarized on New Year’s Eve.

Community Calendar

Musical Theatre • May 21 at 7 p.m.; May 22 at 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.; May 23 at 3 p.m. – The Forum Theatre Arts Center, 314 Main St., Metuchen, will present “Grease” performed by the theatre’s Stars on Stage.

Froehlich Retired In 1999

UNION COUNTY — For the last 11 years, Sheriff Ralph G. Froehlich has been secretly collecting an $85,000 taxpayer-funded pension in addition to his six figure public salary. State pension officials have confirmed that Froehlich retired on June 1, 1999 without skipping a single paycheck due to special legislation created for the politically-connected ex-cop.

Newark Pastor Faces Sex Charges

UNION COUNTY — The pastor of a Newark church and one of his congregants were arrested earlier this week and face a variety of charges after it was revealed that they forced teenage girls to videotape the pair engaged in sexual acts at a Linden motel, Union County Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced Wednesday.