Elizabeth

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…

Crime Becomes Political Issue

ELIZABETH—Crime is shaping up as a hot issue in the upcoming primary election for mayor, where a county law enforcement officer is challenging Mayor Chris Bollwage, who is hoping to win a fifth term that will give him 20 years…

Residents See Anti-Black Pattern

ELIZABETH—While Mayor Chris Bollwage blames Union County Prosecutor Theodore Romankow for inaction on a series of murders in the city, minority activists say politics is the real culprit. There were 55 murders in Elizabeth during the past three years, but…

New High School House To Open In September

ELIZABETH—Elizabeth Public Schools announced that Alexander Hamilton Preparatory Academy, accommodating grades 9-12, will open its doors in September, bringing a total of eight houses serving the largest high school population in the United States. The Preparatory Academy will integrate a…