Elizabeth

Fugitive arrested and returned for sex crime

ELIZABETH – A man has been returned to New Jersey after he fled the country during deliberations that resulted in a jury convicting him of sex crimes against a young boy. Union County prosecutors say 47-year-old Nikolaos Katogiritis was tracked to the Dominican Republic…

Jamie Fox is on the road to his old job, as Christie hires 3 Democrats

James P. “Jamie” Fox was born in Elizabeth and grew up in Union Township, but the Union County native belongs to New Jersey once again as he returns to his old job, replacing James Simpson as Gov. Chris Christie’s new Department of Transportation commissioner.…

Lesniak wants Christie to restore food funding for poor

TRENTON — Senator Raymond Lesniak has introduced a resolution directing Governor Chris Christie to tap unused energy funds to prevent the loss of food aid to the needy, a move that would protect them from having food stamps cut by…

Lesniak seeking to override Christie’s veto of sports betting legislation

TRENTON – The active support of the casino workers union and the AFL-CIO will provide a boost to Senator Raymond Lesniak’s effort to override Governor Chris Christie’s veto of legislation that would legalize sports betting in New Jersey, the Union…

Union County Pastor Admits Role in $15 Million Mortgage Fraud Scheme

A pastor of the now-defunct ReBirth International Church in Elizabeth, admitted to defrauding financial institutions as part of a $15 million mortgage fraud scam that used phony documents and “straw buyers” to make illegal profits on overbuilt condos, . Sean…

Plainfield man pleads guilty to heroin, weapons offenses

UNION COUNTY — A Plainfield man is expected to be sentenced to 11 years in state prison after pleading guilty to drug and weapons charges, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced Monday. Rafiq Grundy, 35, pleaded guilty before…

Three charged in connection with Elizabeth robberies

Three people have been charged in connection with two robberies occurring approximately 75 minutes and a block apart in Elizabeth last week, including one incident in which the victim was shot on the platform of the downtown NJ Transit train…