UNION COUNTY – Political insiders say voters here are not ready for a black sheriff while others point to Barack Obama as evidence that the racial divide has been broken in America.
LINDEN — A top Democrat is asking Council President Robert Bunk to get rid of money given to him by crooks.
ROSELLE — In a bold departure from standard practice, Congressman Donald Payne came to the borough to deliver a stirring endorsement of Rev. James Moore, a candidate for councilman at large with the Column B Democrats for Change.
RAHWAY — Freeholder Rick Proctor’s plan to retire as the city health director and from his elected post is being cited as an example of the abuse that put state pension funds deep in debt.
ELIZABETH — Three city council candidates say residents suffer because New Jersey’s tax structure is unfair and voters have failed to remove corruption from government.
RAHWAY – Residents here face a choice between one candidate who boasts of his 32 years record of government experience and another who says Rahway needs a change to put people first.
ELIZABETH— Councilman Manny Grova is under fire for trying to slash public education for local children as critics question the affluent lawyer’s choice to send his kids to an expensive private school in Kenilworth.
ELIZABETH – Eight of the nine City Council members are in agreement with a plan to increase taxes on the average home by $160 and terminate several hundred school employees whose salaries are paid by state revenue.
UNION COUNTY – Lisa McCormick, the Democrats for Change candidate on Column B congratulated County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi for emerging from her five year hibernation in time to appear busy before the June 8 primary election.
UNION COUNTY – Five prominent leaders – including the mayors of Roselle, Linden and Hillside — have endorsed Democrat Charles Mitchell, who is challenging 33-year incumbent Sheriff Ralph Froehlich in the June 8 primary election.
ELIZABETH— Incumbent Nelson Gonzalez’s 2006 campaign manager is behind bars for paying off government officials in exchange for contracts, but he is still seeking another term representing the Second Ward.
A week after Sheriff Ralph Froehlich was re-elected to an unprecedented 11th term in 2007, a grainy video captured the shooting death of 13-year-old Elijah Henderson.
LINDEN — China has become increasingly important in the global economy. To take advantage of this huge economic shift and the opportunities that they present, educators at Castle Learning Center in Linden suggest learning Chinese.