Senate Approves Paid Family Leave Bill

TRENTON – On Monday, the state Senate approved a bill which would provide paid family leave benefits for workers caring for sick family members and newborn or newly adopted children. The measure passed by a vote of 21 to 15,…

Agreement Reached On National Lead Site

MIDDLESEX COUNTY – County and local officials announced that an agreement was reached last week that will pay National Lead $82.5 million for a 400-acre waterfront property in Sayreville. The agreement paves the way for the remediation and redevelopment of…

Varela Bows Out Of Perth Amboy Race

PERTH AMBOY – Challenger Israel Varela dropped out of Perth Amboy’s mayoral race last week, saying that he didn’t want to split the vote among those not supporting Mayor Joseph Vas. Voters will choose between the incumbent mayor and community…

Bollwage Faces Challenge In June Primary

ELIZABETH – Mayor J. Christian Bollwage will face a challenge in the June primary election. Edward Bryant Koon, a juvenile detention officer at the Union County Juvenile Detention Center in Elziabeth, filed his petition Monday to run against the four-term…

Reiman Hosts Grand Opening For Newly Restored Sports Complex

CARTERET—On Sunday, April 13, Mayor Dan Reiman will join with the Carteret Little League for a Grand Opening ceremony, unveiling the Borough’s upgraded Civic Center Park. The event will mark the completion of an 18-month rehabilitation project that has transformed…

Armstead Faces Primary Challenge

LINDEN – Fourth Ward Councilman Derek Armstead will face a primary challenge in his re-election bid. The Democratic Party organization chose to endorse Monty Brooks, a school social worker, instead of the 15-year councilman.

Rotary, City, Plan Free Immunizations For Elizabeth Children

ELIZABETH—The City of Elizabeth, the Rotary Club of Elizabeth, Trinitas Hospital, Runnells Specialized Hospital and a coalition of area agencies and corporations have teamed to provide free immunizations to city children during National Infant Immunization Week, April 19 – 26.…

Elizabeth Unveils King Monument

Elizabeth Unveils King Monument—On Friday, April 4, on the 40th anniversary of the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a dedication ceremony to unveil a monument in his memory was held across from Elizabeth City Hall in Winfield Scott…

The Gift Of Life

The Gift Of Life—Woodbridge Mayor John E. McCormac was the first blood donor at a blood drive at City Hall on March 26 for Woodbridge residents and city employees. McCormac is an enthusiastic supporter of the voluntary blood donation program;…