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Mayors May Not Avoid Prison

STATE—Federal prosecutors decided to drop charges that former Newark Mayor Sharpe James abused city credit cards, saying that a second federal conviction wouldn’t add any more prison time to his pending sentence on fraud charges. This half of the indictment…

Golden Gloves Skip Elizabeth

ELIZABETH—The city lost a bid to host the 2009 National Golden Gloves tournament to Salt Lake City, which was awarded by a 20-12 vote last week at a delegates meeting in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Salt Palace will be host venue…

Councilwoman Is Under Fire

ELIZABETH—A city councilwoman is under fire for refusing to salute the flag and making racist remarks that have been compared to inflammatory statements by the controversial Reverend Jeremiah Wright, who became an issue in the presidential campaign when he angrily…

Bogus Job Claims Exposed

ELIZABETH—While the administration of Mayor J. Christian Bollwage often boasts about economic initiatives that have garnered investment worth billions of dollars and millions in municipal revenue, the federal agency that monitors employment reports that no more city residents are working…

Stamp Prices Climb

The cost of mailing a letter went up a penny to 42 cents on Monday, the latest in what are expected to be annual price adjustments by the Postal Service. A new law regulating the post office makes it easier…

Supporting Boxing In Linden

Supporting Boxing In Linden—Conoco Phillips Bayway Refinery recently made a donation to the Linden Boxing Association in support of the Diamond Glove State Championship Finals to be held in Linden Nov. 7. Pictured from left to right, Mary Phillips, Conoco…

St. John Students Sing

CLARK—Saint John the Apostle School in Clark recently presented its spring concert featuring Schola, the school choir, and members of the sixth, seventh and eighth grade general music classes, under the direction of Tom Pedas, music director at the school…