Union County

County Offers Services For Job Seekers

ELIZABETH—The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders announced that information on job training and other forms of assistance is available to county residents seeking employment, through the Union County Department of Human Services One-Stop Career Centers. “Union County has been…

Book Fair Promotes Reading

Book Fair Promotes Reading—Jaelen Okantey, 8, and Jelani Okantey, 10, enjoy reading together at the L.V. Moore Book Fair, which was held in early October. The Roselle school organized the event to promote the value of literacy and recreational reading.

Quijano wins special election

STATE — Democratic Assemblywoman Annette Quijano won a special election for the remainder of former Assemblyman Neil Cohen’s unexpired term representing District 20 in the New Jersey state legislature. She defeated Republican challenger Linda Gaglione 33,677 votes to 13,635.

Bonaccorso Wins Third Term In Clark

CLARK — Republican Mayor Sal Bonaccorso defeated Democratic challenger Gary Slowdowski 4,311 votes to 2,907 to win a third term as Clark’s chief executive. Republican council memebers Alvin Barr, Sheila Whiting and Angel Albanese also won re-election, defeating Democratic challengers…

Bollwage Wins Re-Election In Elizabeth

ELIZABETH — Mayor Chris Bollwage defeated his Republican challenger Albert P. Martin 17,675 votes to 4,473. City Council members Edward Jackus, Patricia Perkins-Auguste and Frank Cuesta were unopposed in their re-election bids. The Democrats each received more than 16,000 votes.

Democrats Sweep Linden Council Races

LINDEN — Democrats won in all four of Linden’s City Council races. Derek Armstead ran unopposed in the Fourth Ward and received 1,343 votes. In the Sixth Ward, Democrat Robert Sadowski defeated independent Diane Wilverding 493 to 424 votes. In…

Democrats Sweep Rahway Council Races

RAHWAY — Democrats swept Rahway’s six City Council races. Democrat Bobby Akbar defeated Republican Larry Bodine 1,099 to 314 for the First Ward seat. Michael Cox beat Kenneth Lund 1,058 to 470 in the Second Ward. Jerome Scaturo outpolled Bryan…

River Cleanup

River Cleanup—On Saturday, Oct. 11, twenty students from Rahway High School’s Social Action Club joined volunteers from the Boy Scouts of America and the Rahway River Association as they participated in the annual Fall Cleanup of Milton Lake Park in…

Emerald Society Honorees

Emerald Society Honorees—Jack Casey (left) and Jay Rice (right) of the Union County Emerald Society present plaques to Ann J. Ferguson of Linden and Bobby Jeans of Kenilworth honoring them as Irishwoman and Irishman of the Year at the organization’s…