Elizabeth

Benedictine Academy Graduates Class Of 2008

ELIZABETH—“I am proud to introduce Benedictine Academy’s 93rd class of graduates…” declared Associate Principal Kenneth Jennings, as the forty-one young women turned to face guests at Saint Catherine of Siena Church in Hillside at the Academy’s commencement ceremony on Thursday…

Local Teens Assemble Hero Packs

UNION COUNTY – Four high school students from the Union County 4-H Program, Bria Barnes and Lilia Perez of Scotch Plains, Lindsay Nichnadowicz of Cranford and Paul Szetela of Elizabeth recently assembled Hero Packs while attending the North Jersey 4-H…

Unico Presents Scholarships

Unico Presents Scholarships—Unico National’s Elizabeth Chapter recently presented scholarships to Cara Bani, Joseph Haines, Strawberry Gallagher and Louis Edward DiPaola (pictured left to right above). Also pictured in the background, are Unico President Joe Sutera and Deacon Joe Caporaso of…

Elizabeth Voters Re-Elect Incumbents

ELIZABETH – Four-term Mayor Chris Bollwage easily defeated political newcomer Edward Bryant Koon in Elizabeth’s Democratic primary. Bollwage won by more than 3,000 votes, 4,896 to 1,815 according to unofficial totals. Koon, a senior officer at the Union County Juvenile…

Bollwage Appointee Indicted

ELIZABETH — A federal grand jury has indicted a construction contractor who was appointed by Mayor J. Christian Bollwage to the city parking authority. Raymond Vella, 32, of Elizabeth, was charged with five counts of mail fraud, one count of…

Family Longs For Missing Teen

ELIZABETH—A missing 14-year-old girl’s aunt made an impassioned plea for the runaway to return home, saying she is loved and her family longs for her to come back safely. ”We love her and we just want her to come home,”…

Bollwage Ignoring Minority Crime

ELIZABETH—New and old accusations of police misconduct and political indifference remain issues in the upcoming mayoral primary, in which Mayor J. Christian Bollwage faces a stiff challenge by Edward Bryant Koon, a senior officer at the county’s juvenile detention facility.…