Union County

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…

Supporting Boxing In Linden

Supporting Boxing In Linden—Conoco Phillips Bayway Refinery recently made a donation to the Linden Boxing Association in support of the Diamond Glove State Championship Finals to be held in Linden Nov. 7. Pictured from left to right, Mary Phillips, Conoco…