‘No confidence’ in EPD director

ELIZABETH, NJ — Rank-and-file police officers in Elizabeth have sent a stark message to the biggest brass in town, Elizabeth Police Director James Cosgrove, and they are pulling no punches. They are not pleased with the status quo over at the Elizabeth Police Department — and they are shouting it from the rafters. Last month, the […]

‘Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation’ in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ — In an effort to address the growing number of homeless services in New Jersey, a month-long food drive was kicked off this week in Elizabeth. The Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless, who has partnered with Assemblywoman Annette Quijano of Union, will feed hundreds of people each day with their ‘Hunger Doesn’t Take […]

It’s prom season at Community Access Unlimited

It’s prom season at Community Access Unlimited

ELIZABETH, NJ — It’s prom season, and members of Community Access Unlimited came out to enjoy a special evening of music, dancing and friendship Friday, June 10, at Elizabeth’s Peterstown Community Center. Hosted by Helping Hands self-advocacy group, CAU’s 11th annual prom offered members the opportunity to experience an iconic coming-of-age celebration. The dance was open […]

New Elizabeth BOE position questioned

ELIZABETH, NJ — The recent decision of the Elizabeth Board of Education to contract with public relations consultant Pat Politano — at a capped salary of $50,000 annually — has some in an uproar. Politano, of Strategic Message Management, will now handle the school district’s public relations affairs and will be called in on an as-needed […]

Elizabeth noncompliant in order by state

ELIZABETH, NJ — The state’s Division of Taxation has deemed Elizabeth and Jersey City in violation of their April order to submit plans for property revaluations. Both cities missed the May 4 deadline to submit plans in compliance with the order. The cities have until November, 2017 to conduct the assessments for the 2018 tax year. […]

Health Bees held in Elizabeth, Scotch Plains

UNION COUNTY, NJ — UnitedHealthcare hosted the final two Health Bee competitions of the 2016 spring season in Elizabeth and Scotch Plains. During spring 2016, UnitedHealthcare hosted a total of four Health Bee competitions in partnership with YMCAs throughout New Jersey. On May 10, UnitedHealthcare hosted the competition in Elizabeth at Donald Stewart School No. […]

Peregrine falcons make nest on County Courthouse

ELIZABETH, NJ — The City of Elizabeth is home to New Jersey’s largest falcon, the peregrine falcon. On the Union County website, live video is streamed from two live webcams that have been installed for viewers to see inside and outside the nest. The mother falcon laid a total of four eggs this spring. The falcon […]

Tour de Elizabeth rolls though town

ELIZABETH, NJ — The 12th annual Tour de Elizabeth was held Sunday, May 17. The 15-mile tour, beginning at City Hall, attracted more than 1,000 riders, guests and volunteers. All levels participated on the new route, and some received prizes.

Three Elizabeth schools in Washington Post Top 50

ELIZABETH, NJ — Three Elizabeth high schools are among the top 50 in New Jersey, according to a newly released report, “America’s Most Challenging High Schools,” by The Washington Post. Elizabeth High School was named the No. 1 most challenging high school in New Jersey for the third consecutive year; Alexander Hamilton Preparatory Academy was ranked […]

Community gathers for Environmental Day

Community gathers for Environmental Day

ELIZABETH,NJ — Students and community leaders gathered at Elizabeth’s Peterstown Community Center last Friday in celebration of Environmental Day. The event, organized by Future City, Inc., the Elizabeth River/Arthur Kill Watershed Association, and the city of Elizabeth drew more than 300 students from 14 area schools, along with representatives from various environmental agencies, offices and organizations. […]