Union County

Hospital Honors Roselle Firefighters

LIVINGSTON—Saint Barnabas Burn Foundation presented 15 New Jersey firefighters with the prestigious Valor Award and honored more than 70 additional firefighters during the 21st Annual Valor Awards Dinner held on Oct. 16 at the Westminster Hotel in Livingston. The Valor…

Franklin School Students Give2TheTroops

Franklin School Students Give2TheTroops—Students at Franklin School in Rahway held a school-wide community service project where students brought in items for individuals serving in the armed forces. The school donated items through an organization called Give2TheTroops, a nationwide charitable organization…

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.