Elizabeth

A Once-In-A-Lifetime Proposal

A Once-In-A-Lifetime Proposal—Nick Santillo, a local Army Reservist from Elizabeth, was recently a contestant on ABC’s “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire.” In an episode that aired on Tuesday, Santillo decided to make his trip to the “Millionaire” hot seat…

Cicarell Tournament Preview

By Jim Whelan This week starts the Frank Cicarell Union County Boy’s Basketball Tournament. Here are this year’s top seeds: 1. St. Patrick’s is looking to defend their title. Since 1993, St. Pat’s has been a mainstay in the county…

Hot Stove Dinner Recalls A Different Era

MOUNTAINSIDE—With tales from his Little League youth—the long-standing rivalries between Peterstown and E’port, the mandatory Italian ice breaks—Ben Candelino had them laughing in the aisles. Candelino and his younger brother Anthony, two of the legends of Elizabeth baseball, were among…

Councilwoman’s Sister Alleges Discrimination

ELIZABETH—The city council president’s sister has filed a lawsuit in federal court charging officials in the administration of Mayor J. Christian Bollwage with racial discrimination. Linda J. Perkins filed charges in 2005 complaining that Community Development Program Director Susan Ucci…

Distinguished Scholars

  Distinguished Scholars—Three seniors at Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth were named “Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholars” for 2009. Each of the three has exhibited both outstanding academic and leadership qualities during their years at the academy. Honored were Steffanye Barragan…

Elizabeth Dedicates New School

ELIZABETH –– On Tuesday evening, the Elizabeth Board of Education formally dedicated the district’s newly-opened, state-of-the-art Juan Pablo Duarte-José Julián Martí School No. 28.  The ceremony was held in the auditorium and was attended by school and district representative, as…