Union County

Linden Man Arrested For Allegedly Threatening President

NEWARK – An airport security guard was arrested Tuesday for allegedly threatening President Barack Obama. A Continental Airlines employee reported overhearing threatening comments John Brek allegedly made at an airport coffee cart Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. The 55-year-old Linden man was arrested several hours later and he denied making the threats, officials said.

Bollwage Buddy Behind Bars

ELIZABETH—The owner of a construction business with close ties to Mayor J. Christian Bollwage was sentenced to 39 months in federal prison for paying bribes to a former Linden housing official in return for hundreds of thousands of dollars in contracts.

Oak Ridge Protest Rally Rescheduled

CLARK – The Save Oak Ridge Committee has rescheduled a rally at Oak Ridge Park to protest the Union County Freeholders’ decision to close the golf course at the site and convert it to a public park. The group hopes to see Oak Ridge re-open as a golf course.