Elizabeth

Homeless Man Charged In Fatal Fire

ELIZABETH – A 19-year-old homeless admitted setting a fire that lead to the death of a city firefighter earlier this month. Emilio Vasquez has been charged with arson and felony homicide, but a not guilty plea was entered on his…

Vella Trial Begins Next Week

ELIZABETH—A close political associate of Mayor J. Christian Bollwage will begin a criminal trial in federal court with jury selection starting Monday, Jan. 12 before U.S. District Judge Anne E. Thompson in Trenton. Ray Vella, 32, of Elizabeth, owner of…

Fallen Firefighter Remembered At Funeral

ELIZABETH – More than 1,000 firefighters and law enforcement officers assembled for Monday’s funeral for Elizabeth firefighter Gary Stephens. The 28-year veteran was struck by a fire truck after he responded to an early-morning call on Jan. 2. Firefighters from…