Elizabeth

Orr Wins With Soul

By Jim Whelan Former Elizabeth High School and Rutgers University standout Raheem Orr helped the Jon Bon Jovi Philadelphia Soul to its first-ever arena football championship. Orr was a three-year starter at Elizabeth High School and helped lead the Minutemen…

Landmark Church Gets New 27-Ton Steeple

ELIZABETH – Last week, the Old First Presbyterian Church of Elizabeth turned a page in history when two giant cranes hoisted a brand new steeple, weighing roughly 27 tons, to the building’s summit. Local leaders attended a public ceremony marking…

Remembering the Past: Battin High School Memories

by Diane Norek Harrison ELIZABETH-Here are some more memories from reader Barbara Cook: The Blue Gym Suit “Long ago, (1957-1958), in a high school named Battin, there existed a tradition of getting the young ladies dressed up in a comical…

Union County Lawmaker Resigns During Child Porn Investigation

TRENTON – Longtime state Assemblyman Neil Cohen (D-Union) resigned Monday. Cohen is currently the subject of a child pornography investigation, though as of Monday no charges had been filed. Cohen has reportedly been in a hospital under psychiatric evaluation since…

Elizabeth Man Sentenced To 60 Years For 2006 Slaying

ELIZABETH – A 40-year-old Elizabeth man was sentenced to 60 years in state prison for stabbing a 33-year-old man to death outside a Linden bar in 2006. Superior Court Judge Jospeh Donohue sentenced Carlos Gutierrez on Friday, July 25. Gutierrez…

Elizabeth Students Earn Scholarships

ELIZABETH – Olga Fridman of Elizabeth High School and Elizabeth Edouard of Theodore Roosevelt Middle School in Elizabeth earned scholarships from Spencer Savings Bank. A $1,000 prize was awarded to Fridman and a $500 Coverdell Education Savings Account (CESA) was…