Ricigliano Wins Bitter Battle Against Choi

EDISON – Councilwoman Antonia Ricigliano is one step closer to becoming Edison’s first female mayor after defeating incumbent Jun Choi in Tuesday’s primary. The two-term councilwoman had the backing of the township’s Democratic Committee as well as the local police…

Plainfield Mayor Wins Narrow Victory

UNION COUNTY — Plainfield Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs won by a narrow margin in Tuesday’s Democratic primary, defeating a field of five opponents that included a city councilman, a school board member and the chairwoman of the municipal utilities authority. Just…

H1N1 Flu Cases Confirmed In Middlesex County

MIDDLESEX COUNTY—Four cases of H1N1 flu have been confirmed in Middlesex County, according to the Middlesex County Public Health Department. Three of the cases, two from Highland Park and one from Edison, are from an influenza cluster in students from…

Linden Budget Calls For Tax Increase, Furloughs

LINDEN – Municipal taxes will rise about $100 for the average Linden resident under the proposed 2009 budget, which calls for furloughs of city employees and deferrals of municipal pension contributions. Taxes will go up $103 on a property assessed…

Gang Member Sentenced For 2006 Murder

ELIZABETH—A Jersey City man was sentenced to 60 years in state prison on Friday after having been found guilty of first degree murder, Prosecutor Theodore J. Romankow announced. Omar Holmes, 24, must serve 85 percent of his sentence before he…

Supreme Court Approves Revised School Funding Formula

STATE – New Jersey’s Supreme Court ruled last week that Gov. Corzine’s revised school aid formula can replace the system instituted by the Abbott school funding case that has sent billions to 31 city school districts during the past 30…

Rahway Races

Runners take off at the start of the PowerBar Mayor’s Trophy 5K Run on Memorial Day in Rahway. The winners of the race were G. G. John of East Orange and Almlemtseh Misganaw of Ethiopia. (Photo courtesy of the Rahway…

Museum Makes History Come Alive

CLARK—Are you tired of the same thing every weekend?  The Dr. William Robinson Plantation and Museum, located at 593 Madison Hill Road, offers something old and exciting for the whole family. The museum’s Living History Weekend will take place Saturday,…

Elizabeth Public Schools To Receive Innovations Grant

ELIZABETH – Elizabeth Public Schools was selected as one of 25 school systems nationwide to receive a 2009 HP Innovations in Education grant. Targeted at school systems serving students in grades 6 through 12, the grant program is designed to…