UNION COUNTY—Although she is facing a challenge from retired chemist Jim Pivnichny, Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs did not attend a Plainfield event for Gov. Jon Corzine on Sunday, two days after a slew of Elizabeth Democrats announced their support for Republican Christopher Christie.
UNION COUNTY – Less than a week after a Union County grand jury indicted a Hunterdon County man on charges relating to an improper relationship with a 14-year-old girl, Jesse Goodman reached a plea bargain with authorities, officials said Tuesday.
RAHWAY—The school board wants to borrow $34 million to fund renovations and installation of solar panels at the high school and the middle school, plus build a two-story, 12-classroom addition at the Grover Cleveland Elementary School.
TRENTON – A federal judge postponed the sentencing of a former associate of Elizabeth Mayor Chris Bollwage who was convicted of bribing a Linden housing official.
ELIZABETH – A grand jury indicted alleged Bloods gang member Jaquan Bell, 16, who is accused of shooting another teen to death outside a Union Township roller rink just after midnight on Dec. 26, 2008.
ROSELLE—A spokeperson for Gov. Jon Corzine said that Roselle Council President Jamel Holley should resign because he is facing criminal charges related to widespread absentee ballot fraud in the 2006 Democratic primary.
Sept. 14 at 9:49 a.m. – At the Point Pleasant Boro Police Department, Officer Brian Renda arrested Brick resident Gary Perrine, 55, on an outstanding warrant for contempt of court. He was subsequently transported to the Union County Jail.
LINDEN – City officials hope that federal stimulus funding will enable them to build a new tunnel at Roselle Street to help ease traffic congestion by creating a fourth point to cross the Amtrak railroad line.
RAHWAY— Rahway native Christine Komoroski-McCohnell recently published a memoir reflecting on living and growing up to adulthood with Cerebral Palsy.
ELIZABETH—Jefferson Park Ministries, Inc. has been awarded a three year, $250,000 grant to support their “Santé Pour Tous/Health for All” project, which promotes health literacy among Haitian immigrants in Union County. The grant was awarded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation through its New Jersey Health Initiatives program.