Elizabeth Poet Featured On NJN Program

STATE – An Elizabeth poet will be featured on the season premiere of NJN’s “State of the Arts.” The episode airs on Friday, Oct. 17 at 8:30 p.m., with a rebroadcast on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 11:30 p.m.  In the…

Edison Scholars Commended

EDISON – Three seniors at The Wardlaw-Hartridge School in Edison have been named Commended Students in the 2009 National Merit Scholarship Program. They are Krishna Chandrasekaran and Manish Kewalramani of Edison, and Sahil Zubair of Scotch Plains.  

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…

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…