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.
ELIZABETH – The Labor Department recently partnered with the Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (SHCCNJ), the New Jersey Community College Consortium (NJCCC), and Workforce Solutions of America (WSA) to provide basic skills training for employees of businesses throughout the state that are members of SHCCNJ.
May 21 at 12:33 a.m. – Officers Javier Perez and Monika Sakowicz arrested Roselle resident Guraryeh Ben Yehudah, 25, on charges of distribution and possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana following a traffic stop in the vicinity of East St. Georges Avenue.
CLARK — Investors Savings Bank’s branch at 77 Central Avenue in Clark just donated $6,500 to the Relay for Life of Clark. During the grand reopening of the 3,800-square foot branch, Investors pledged to contribution $25 to Relay for Life of Clark each time a person opened a new account.
MIDDLESEX COUNTY — County Prosecutor Bruce J. Kaplan announced Wednesday that police have been setting up sobriety checkpoints as part of an annual program to ensure the safety of high school students during their prom and graduation ceremonies.
LINDEN — Former Mayor Paul Werkmeister is congratulated on being named Senior Citizen of the Year during the city’s annual ceremony at the John T. Gregorio Recreation Center by Democratic mayoral candidate Derek Armstead and former Councilman James Moore, who is running for council president on the Column B Democrats for Change ticket.
TRENTON- The New Jersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) announced the I-287 northbound ramp to Easton Avenue will be closed to traffic after the peak travel period on Tuesday, June 1.
ELIZABETH–On Wednesday, June 2, Elizabeth Public Schools will hold its third annual Healthy Leap Into Summer health expo. The event will be held at the Dunn Sports Center on Pearl Street.