ELIZABETH— Councilman Manny Grova is under fire for trying to slash public education for local children as critics question the affluent lawyer’s choice to send his kids to an expensive private school in Kenilworth.
RAHWAY – Residents here face a choice between one candidate who boasts of his 32 years record of government experience and another who says Rahway needs a change to put people first.
ELIZABETH – Eight of the nine City Council members are in agreement with a plan to increase taxes on the average home by $160 and terminate several hundred school employees whose salaries are paid by state revenue.
ELIZABETH— Incumbent Nelson Gonzalez’s 2006 campaign manager is behind bars for paying off government officials in exchange for contracts, but he is still seeking another term representing the Second Ward.
UNION COUNTY – Five prominent leaders – including the mayors of Roselle, Linden and Hillside — have endorsed Democrat Charles Mitchell, who is challenging 33-year incumbent Sheriff Ralph Froehlich in the June 8 primary election.
UNION COUNTY – Lisa McCormick, the Democrats for Change candidate on Column B congratulated County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi for emerging from her five year hibernation in time to appear busy before the June 8 primary election.
A week after Sheriff Ralph Froehlich was re-elected to an unprecedented 11th term in 2007, a grainy video captured the shooting death of 13-year-old Elijah Henderson.
Blood Drive • May 28 from 1-7 p.m. – Woodbridge Center Mall, 250 Woodbridge Center Drive, Woodbridge will host a blood drive. For info, call 1-800-933-2566.
IRVINGTON –A 21-year-old Union man was fatally shot last night in Irvington, Acting Essex County Prosecutor Robert D. Laurino announced today.
STATE – Since there was no grand prize winner in Saturday evening’s Powerball drawing, the jackpot will grow to an estimated $190 million for the Wednesday, May 26 drawing.