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.
LINDEN – City Council members sided with environmentalists and rejected a deal to build a $5 billion “clean coal” power plant on Tuesday, disappointing union members hoping for jobs.
ROSELLE – Roselle Police are searching for two suspects in connection with the shooting of a police officer.
LINDEN – Police have released a sketch of the suspect in an Oct. 10 burglary. According to police, the suspect is a white or Hispanic male, between 40-50 years old, with white or gray beard stubble. An 88-year-old resident reported…
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.
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.
CLARK – Gina and Anthony Bruno of Clark and Robert Vicci of Rahway announce the engagement of their daughter, Christie Vicci to Donald Capriglione, son of Gina Littell-Hall of Brick and Donald Capriglione of Lake Hopatcong.
LINDEN—A coalition of environmentalists announced last Thursday that they have formed an alliance to fight a proposed mega coal plant in Linden.
UNION COUNTY—A Union County man faces more than 100 years in prison after he was convicted last week on 20 separate counts of raping four young girls, Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankowannounced.
ELIZABETH—Waleed Dozier, the Newark man who rammed his vehicle into a police car last year seriously injuring a sheriff’s officer pled guilty to crash-related charges Monday morning, Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced.