Prosecutor Releases City Gang Data; Mayor Objects

ELIZABETH – Union County Prosecutor Theodore Romankow released data highlighting the city’s gang problem last week – a problem that Mayor Chris Bollwage has refused to admit exists. In September, Romankow criticized Elizabeth for the high number of unsolved murders…

NJ Legislators Split As Wall Street Bail Out Fails

WASHINGTON, D.C.—New Jersey congressmen split 7-6 in voting against the $700 billion Wall Street bail out plan proposed by the Bush administration in the wake of a nationwide mortgage crisis, which triggered bank failures and a diminutive stock market crash…

Union County Among Nation’s Top Taxed

UNION COUNTY—Union County has moved up a notch on a list of ten counties nationwide with the highest actual dollar value of real estate taxes paid on owner-occupied housing units. With an average property tax burden of $6,703, Union County…

Widow Sues Over Ex-Senator’s Death

ELIZABETH – Joseph Suliga was killed because a careless driver slammed into a car, which was illegally parked by its driver, his widow claims. Annmarie Pukulski wants jurors to award her unspecified damages in a wrongful death claim in which…

Congress Should Vote ‘No’ on Bailout

By Bob Barr The leaders of both the Republican and Democratic Parties are rushing ahead with their $700 billion bill.  Without a single hearing and without considering other solutions, Congress is preparing to put the typical American family on the…

Obama Campaign Plans Union County Events

UNION COUNTY – The Barack Obama campaign has a number of Union County events planned this week. Youth Rally for Obama – Saturday at 3 p.m. at Warinanco Park on the Elizabeth-Roselle border Fanwood Office Phone Bank – Wednesday and Thursday Rahway…

Union County Freeholder Candidates Night

CRANFORD—The Union County Council of the League of Women Voters will present its annual candidates’ forum at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Cranford Municipal Building, 8 Springfield Avenue. Three seats on the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders…

Carteret Requires Background Checks For Youth Organizations

CARTERET— Employees and volunteers of all youth organizations who receive public subsidies or use borough fields will have to undergo mandatory criminal background checks, mandated by a recently-passed ordinance. The ordinance, which was passed unanimously on Sept. 9, will provide…

Mayoral Recognition

  Mayoral Recognition—On Sept. 22, Edison Mayor Jun H. Choi, a first degree black belt, issued formal proclamations recognizing the achievements of Ricky Azari and Christopher Azari in Taekwondo. Ricky is a third grader and Christopher is a kindergartener at…