Elizabeth

Obama Campaign Plans Union County Events

UNION COUNTY – The Barack Obama campaign has a number of Union County events planned this week. Youth Rally for Obama – Saturday at 3 p.m. at Warinanco Park on the Elizabeth-Roselle border Fanwood Office Phone Bank – Wednesday and Thursday Rahway…

Unsolved Murders Get Attention

ELIZABETH—There is a serious gang problem in Elizabeth and Mayor J. Christian Bollwage is ignoring it, according to Union County Prosecutor Theodore Romankow. Romankow leveled the accusation at a news conference announcing that his office will take control of all…

City Crime Rises Again

ELIZABETH—Elizabeth continued to struggle with rising crime rates, while the rest of the Garden State saw a decline for the sixth year in a row, according to Attorney General Anne Millgram. Violent crime in Elizabeth increased by 4.4 percent in…

Fight Against Car Theft Goes High-Tech

ELIZABETH – They look like props from the latest TV crime drama, but Union County’s new on-board police computers have a real-life purpose: catching more car thieves and keeping more violent criminals off the streets. The new computers are automatic…

Quijano Picked To Replace Cohen In Assembly

MOUNTAINSIDE – Attorney Annette Quijano narrowly edged out Elizabeth Councilwoman Patricia Perkins-Auguste to replace former Assemblyman Neil Cohen in a special election held Tuesday. Cohen, who represented a district which includes Elizabeth, Kenilworth, Roselle and Union Township, resigned last month…

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…