Elizabeth High senior seeks seat on school board

ELIZABETH, NJ — Kason Little hasn’t even graduated from Elizabeth High School but he is already seeking a post to help run the district. Little, 18, who declared his candidacy for the Elizabeth Board of Education via social media Feb. 18, said he knows questions about his age and experience are inevitable. However, he’s been […]

Armstead wins first battle over Linden council seat

LINDEN, NJ — The first round in the battle for control of the 8th Ward City Council seat goes to Mayor Derek Armstead. Administrative Law Judge Katherine Dupuis, in court documents dated Feb. 14, denied a request by state Sen. Nick Scutari to appoint Paul Coates to the seat that the council had voted to […]

Roselle Park pizza maker takes on the world

Roselle Park pizza maker takes on the world

ROSELLE PARK, NJ — The aroma of fresh garlic, simmering marinara sauce and melting cheese wafts through the air inside Joe’s Rotisseria on Westfield Avenue as the afternoon lunch crowd lines up at the counter. One customer is picking up two plain pies; another asks for an order of garlic knots, and the couple behind […]

Martucci didn’t consider bylaws before taking Linden BOE post

LINDEN, NJ — Board of Education President Gregory Martucci said he did not consider declining the nomination for the position despite a bylaw that prohibits a member facing state ethics charges from assuming the role. When asked after the Jan. 31 board meeting if he’d considered turning down the nomination, he said, “Absolutely not.” State […]

Court hears Armstead-Scutari fight over Linden council seat

By Chuck O’Donnell Staff Writer LINDEN, NJ — Mayor Derek Armstead and state Sen. Nicholas Scutari have escalated their battle over the vacant 8th Ward Council seat to Union County Superior Court. Attorneys representing the Linden Democratic Committee, chaired by Scutari, sparred with Linden city lawyers before Administrative Law Judge Katherine Dupuis on Monday, Feb. […]

Armstead vows defiance over council seat

Armstead vows defiance over council seat

LINDEN, NJ — The battle for control of the vacant 8th Ward council seat intensified when the mayor issued a letter to city officials instructing them not to recognize anyone selected by the city’s Democratic Committee to fill the seat. According to a copy of the letter provided to LocalSource by Mayor Derek Armstead’s office […]

Roselle schools get OK from state in benchmark rating

Roselle schools get OK from state in benchmark rating

ROSELLE, NJ — The local school district has passed the New Jersey Quality Single Accountability Continuum, a statewide benchmark that assesses districts in several key areas. The news, announced at the Jan. 28 Board of Education meeting, included that the district has raised its grade in “instruction and program” from 60 percent in March 2017 […]