Primary Choices Are Good For Democracy

Citizens only have real power over party bosses when serious candidates seek party nominations in primary elections, where voters and not power brokers get to decide who is going to hold public office. The marathon competition for the presidency being…

Mayors May Not Avoid Prison

STATE—Federal prosecutors decided to drop charges that former Newark Mayor Sharpe James abused city credit cards, saying that a second federal conviction wouldn’t add any more prison time to his pending sentence on fraud charges. This half of the indictment…

GOP Aims At Obama, By Fair Means And Foul

Anti-Obama videos posted on websites are previewing what could be avenues of attack from Republican strategists intending to exploit voters’ fear of the unknown. The first is the launch of a new website, CanWeAsk.com, and a video from the Republican…

Golden Gloves Skip Elizabeth

ELIZABETH—The city lost a bid to host the 2009 National Golden Gloves tournament to Salt Lake City, which was awarded by a 20-12 vote last week at a delegates meeting in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Salt Palace will be host venue…

Councilwoman Is Under Fire

ELIZABETH—A city councilwoman is under fire for refusing to salute the flag and making racist remarks that have been compared to inflammatory statements by the controversial Reverend Jeremiah Wright, who became an issue in the presidential campaign when he angrily…

Bogus Job Claims Exposed

ELIZABETH—While the administration of Mayor J. Christian Bollwage often boasts about economic initiatives that have garnered investment worth billions of dollars and millions in municipal revenue, the federal agency that monitors employment reports that no more city residents are working…

Stamp Prices Climb

The cost of mailing a letter went up a penny to 42 cents on Monday, the latest in what are expected to be annual price adjustments by the Postal Service. A new law regulating the post office makes it easier…

Vas Breaks Ground For Riverview Harbor Development

PERTH AMBOY – Mayor Joseph Vas, the Perth Amboy Redevelopment Agency and Victory Center, LLC held the groundbreaking ceremony of the Riverview Harbor development site on May 7. The project is situated at the intersection of Sheridan and Patterson Streets.…

Time Is Running Out To Register For Linden Day Camp

LINDEN – The registration deadline for the Linden Recreation Department’s summer day camp program is approaching. Parents can register their children online or in person before May 30. “We want all our children to have a place to be during…