Elizabeth Memories: Elmora Avenue In The 1950s

  by Diane Norek Harrison ELIZABETH-Here are some great memories from Elizabeth resident Barbara Bebert Evers:  “Dear Diane, Here are a few of my memories of growing up on Elmora Avenue. The avenue has changed a lot since the 1950s.…

Unsolved Murders Get Attention

ELIZABETH—There is a serious gang problem in Elizabeth and Mayor J. Christian Bollwage is ignoring it, according to Union County Prosecutor Theodore Romankow. Romankow leveled the accusation at a news conference announcing that his office will take control of all…

County Grant Boosts Push To Revitalize Edison Tower

EDISON—The continued efforts to revitalize the Edison Memorial Tower received a boost via a $375,000 grant from Middlesex County. “We’re grateful to the Middlesex County Freeholders for standing with us in our commitment to revitalizing this jewel in our community,”…

Author Plans Homecoming For U.S. Book Debut

RAHWAY – Rahway native Tricia Dower will return to the town she grew up in for the U.S. launch of her book, “Silent Girl.” Dower will take part in a book reading in the Union County Performing Arts Center annex…

City Crime Rises Again

ELIZABETH—Elizabeth continued to struggle with rising crime rates, while the rest of the Garden State saw a decline for the sixth year in a row, according to Attorney General Anne Millgram. Violent crime in Elizabeth increased by 4.4 percent in…

Bush Visits NJ

  COLTS NECK—George W. Bush was in Colts Neck Monday to raise money for GOP congressional candidates Leonard Lance and Christopher Myers.   This was the President’s second visit to New Jersey this year.  On March 28, Bush was in…

New Jersey To Receive $3.7 Million In Emergency Energy Assistance

STATE—Department of Health & Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt announced last week that New Jersey will be given $3,723,658 in emergency energy assistance. The funds from the federal government’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) will provide states, territories,…

A Prescription For Disaster?

A new ad from the Obama campaign raises the specter of Wall Street-style deregulation of the health insurance industry under a McCain presidency.