Cryan urges MVC to reopen Elizabeth location

ELIZABETH, NJ — State Sen. Joseph Cryan is calling on the Motor Vehicle Commission to reopen the Elizabeth location it closed in 2010, causing outrage among local officials at that time. “Since the closure of the Elizabeth MVC office, our residents have been forced to travel to other locations where they wait hours for services […]

Design, contracts OK’d for Elizabeth station rehab

Design, contracts OK’d for Elizabeth station rehab

ELIZABETH, NJ — NJ Transit announced April 10 a final design and development contract for a long-awaited Broad Street train station reconstruction project. The project will include new station buildings, climate-controlled platform shelters, additional elevators and improved access for those with disabilities, the transit agency said. “This project is a perfect example of the investments […]

Cyclists return to press for Watchung access

Cyclists return to press for Watchung access

ELIZABETH, NJ — The show of support for mountain bike trails — and those who oppose them — is gearing up again less than a year after the freeholder board opposed a plan to allow the cyclists in Watchung Reservation. Far fewer advocates from both sides attended the March 8 freeholders meeting than last year. […]

Flu-stricken Elizabeth elementary student dies

Flu-stricken Elizabeth elementary student dies

ELIZABETH, NJ — A Nicholas LaCorte-Peterstown School No. 3 student diagnosed with influenza has died, the Elizabeth superintendent said in district-wide letters sent on Feb. 18 and 19. “It is with great sadness that I must report to you that the Elizabeth School District has lost one of its own,” Superintendent Olga Hugelmeyer said in […]

County manager appointed amid anonymous lawsuit threat

County manager appointed amid anonymous lawsuit threat

ELIZABETH, NJ — State Sen. Nicholas Scutari’s chief of staff was appointed county manager Jan. 25, amid the threat of litigation and pushback over the county freeholders’ hiring process for the full-time position. Ed Oatman has worked for Scutari for the past six years and will replace Alfred Faella on March 1. Faella announced his […]

Defeated Elizabeth BOE candidates plan ethics complaint

ELIZABETH, NJ — A group of former candidates for the school board plans to file an ethics complaint after the board of education promoted a city councilman to a $180,000 job in the school district. Sima Farid, Ricky Castaneda, Christina Cunha-Moreira and retired Elizabeth teacher Patti Gallante are alleging a conflict of interest in the […]

Santa, elves, lights brighten Elizabeth tree lighting

Santa, elves, lights brighten Elizabeth tree lighting

ELIZABETH, NJ — More than a hundred people lined up inside the Elizabethport Community Center for a chance to see Santa Claus at the fifth annual 1st Ward tree-lighting ceremony Wednesday, Dec. 13. “I’m truly blessed and I just want to bless the children,” said 1st Ward Councilman Carlos Torres, who helped arrange the event. “It’s […]

Quijano to reintroduce driver’s license bill for undocumented immigrants

State Assemblywoman Annette Quijano plans to reintroduce a bill that would provide driver’s licenses for people who live in New Jersey but cannot prove lawful presence in the United States. Her current bill already is catching the attention of some of her constituents. Cosecha, a grassroots activist group whose name translates to “Harvest,” held an […]

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