In Linden and Roselle, surprise primary wins

LINDEN & ROSELLE, NJ — The results are in after two closely watched primary races on June 6, one in the city of Linden and one in the borough of Roselle. LINDEN : In Linden’s 6th Ward, John Roman, a Column G Democratic candidate, came out ahead of Democratic Councilman Robert Sadowski, 230 to 189. Roman […]

‘Cool Art’ returns with an eclectic mix of works

‘Cool Art’ returns with an eclectic mix of works

ELIZABETH, — The Elizabeth Arts Council will hold its annual Cool Art in June art show tonight at the Elizabeth Public Library. Since the EAC’s inception in 1998, its mission has been to support, promote and advance the arts and culture in and around the city of Elizabeth. Members of the EAC have contributed their talents […]

Hillside pool commission almost axed; controversy continues

HILLSIDE, NJ — Controversy continues over Hillside’s community pool, as members of the pool commission continue to clash with some members of the town council. While those on the pool commission say that things are ready to go and the necessary pool personnel are hired, problems between the council and pool commission persist. Things seemed to […]

Ex-coach files civil rights suit

ELIZABETH, NJ — A former Elizabeth High School football coach has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit in U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey against the Elizabeth Board of Education, claiming that he was unlawfully fired because of his race and the political interests of others. John Quinn, formerly the head football coach […]

Community policing building in Linden to ‘strengthen ties’

Community policing building in Linden  to ‘strengthen ties’

LINDEN, NJ — On May 22, the Linden Police Department hosted a community event to celebrate the grand reopening of the city’s Community Oriented Police Station. The event, which was held at the Linden Multi-Purpose Center, gave residents the opportunity to meet the officers working in their neighborhoods. The event also included a meet and greet […]

Roselle leads the way on immigration front

Brings documentation services to Tristate’s population in need

Roselle leads the way on immigration front

ROSELLE, NJ — Building on past initiatives to aid the borough of Roselle’s immigrant population, Roselle Mayor Christine Dansereau invited the New York General Consulate of Mexico to bring documentation services to the borough last week. Dansereau, along with the Adelante Alliance of New Jersey, a nonprofit organization that advocates for immigrants based in Garwood, brought […]

Revisiting Elizabeth, 1917

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Historical Society of Elizabeth presented “The Elizabeth Forum 2017: Elizabeth 1917” last week to 90 high school and middle school students at the Elizabeth Public Library. The students hailed from four of the city’s high schools — Thomas Jefferson Arts Academy, Elizabeth High School Frank J. Cicarell Academy, Alexander Hamilton Preparatory Academy, […]

Helping young women make a fashion statement

HILLSIDE, NJ — With prom and graduation season just around the corner, many students are faced with the stress of what has become a major expense. But Hawaiian Thompson-Epps, a longtime Hillside resident and Hillside Board of Education member, has taken some of the worry out of special occasions for young women throughout the township and […]