RAHWAY — The Democratic candidates for mayor have even odds in Tuesday’s primary. It’s a rough-and-tumble contest that pits a 32-year political insider against a longtime volunteer who never before sought election but appears to hold the lead.
ROSELLE — Four borough residents have filed an ethics complaint against Councilman Jamel Holley, citing his admission to charges that he violated the absentee voting law by illegally influencing voters in the 2006 primary election.
UNION — Two newcomers won a key Democratic endorsement over the pair of political insiders in the June 8 primary for Township Committee.
LINDEN — Following up on his call for a $95,000 cap on municipal salaries at a Mt. Moriah Church candidates forum, Councilman Derek Armstead, 47, noted that more than 100 municipal employees are currently paid in excess of $100,000.
ELIZABETH – Arron Goldblatt, an Elmora resident and School 16 principal, says taxpayers should elect Armando DaSilva to city council.
UNION COUNTY – New details have emerged concerning the political deal that allowed Union County Sheriff Ralph Froehlich to collect a pension without retiring from his elected office.
CRANFORD – A Roselle school board member who allegedly led police on a car and foot chase Monday was arrested and charged with burglary, theft and resisting arrest. Michael Boyd, 39, was arrested following reports of vehicle burglary in progress…
LINDEN — Once considered a shoe-in as the mayoral nominee, Council President Robert Bunk, 77, slipped to third place as underdog challenger John Fine, 48, has emerged in a neck-in-neck race with Councilman Derek Armstead, 46, whose advantage is less than the margin of error.
STATE — Lottery officials said that one grand prize winning ticket was sold in Ohio for last night’s $260 million Powerball drawing.
LINDEN – Police arrested three people on drug and weapon charges following a Sunday evening traffic stop, authorities said.
RAHWAY — On Thursday, May 27, sophomores and juniors at Rahway High School listened to first-hand accounts of the Holocaust through the “Survivor Speaks” program sponsored by the Metro West Holocaust Council.
UNION COUNTY – Three weeks before the election in which the 17-year politician faces his first serious primary challenge, Freeholder Daniel Sullivan is prominently featured in a mailing sent to every county resident at taxpayer expense funded with a $55,000 Homeland Security grant.
ELIZABETH – On Wednesday evening, Elizabeth Public Schools formally celebrated over 100 years of educational service at Elmora School No. 12. The ceremony was held in the school’s auditorium.