Union County

Outstanding Seniors Honored

Outstanding Seniors Honored—Union County Freeholder Rick Proctor (right) presents Margaret Menzaco and Joseph LaPlaca with resolutions congratulating them on being named The 2008 Outstanding Senior Citizens of the Year by the Linden Dept. of Recreation and Community Services on May…

First Communion

First Communion—The Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist was celebrated for the first time with the second grade students of St. Mark’s Parish on Hamilton Street in Rahway on Mother’s Day, May 11th. Rev. William T. Morris, Pastor, celebrated the early…

Bollwage Ignoring Minority Crime

ELIZABETH—New and old accusations of police misconduct and political indifference remain issues in the upcoming mayoral primary, in which Mayor J. Christian Bollwage faces a stiff challenge by Edward Bryant Koon, a senior officer at the county’s juvenile detention facility.…

Double Shooting In Elizabeth

ELIZABETH—One person was killed and another seriously hurt in a double shooting near Jefferson Park on Monday. Authorities say Christopher Cumming, 18, was shot in the chest and died at the scene, while another victim was taken to University Medical…

Linden Announces 2008 Concert Series

LINDEN—The Linden Recreation Department has announced the line-up for their 2008 free concerts and movies in the park series to be held at The Raymond Wood Bauer Promenade Amphitheater located at 400 N. Wood Avenue, next to the post office…

Golden Gloves Skip Elizabeth

ELIZABETH—The city lost a bid to host the 2009 National Golden Gloves tournament to Salt Lake City, which was awarded by a 20-12 vote last week at a delegates meeting in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Salt Palace will be host venue…

Councilwoman Is Under Fire

ELIZABETH—A city councilwoman is under fire for refusing to salute the flag and making racist remarks that have been compared to inflammatory statements by the controversial Reverend Jeremiah Wright, who became an issue in the presidential campaign when he angrily…

Bogus Job Claims Exposed

ELIZABETH—While the administration of Mayor J. Christian Bollwage often boasts about economic initiatives that have garnered investment worth billions of dollars and millions in municipal revenue, the federal agency that monitors employment reports that no more city residents are working…