Former board attorney awarded hefty payout by BOE

ELIZABETH, NJ — A former Elizabeth Board of Education attorney has been awarded close to a half million dollars as part of a settlement stemming from the Elizabeth school lunch scandal surrounding a former school board president charged with illegally receiving free lunches for her children. Kirk Nelson will be receiving $490,000 for his attorney’s fees […]

Renaming of Elizabeth school causes an uproar

ELIZABETH, NJ — A proposal made last week to name a school after City of Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage has many Elizabeth residents and parents up in arms. The proposal calls for renaming the city’s Academy of Finance High School to the “J. Christian Bollwage Finance Academy.” In having a district school named after him, […]

4 Elizabeth BOE members violated state ethics rules

ELIZABETH, NJ — A judge has determined that four members of the Elizabeth Board of Education violated state ethics rules when they voted to give a city councilman a job in the district. Elizabeth BOE members Maria Carvalho, Stanley Neron, Daniel Nina, and Jose Rodriguez have been censured by the state’s School Ethics Commission after a […]

Rotary Club of Elizabeth to celebrate centennial anniversary

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Rotary Club of Elizabeth is gearing up for its centennial celebration, as the club celebrates 100 years of “service before self” to the Greater Elizabeth community. The gala event will be held on April 21 at the Renaissance Newark Airport Hotel. Founded on April 1, 1917, the Elizabeth Rotary Club is part […]

Elizabeth Arts Council celebrates Women’s History Month

Elizabeth Arts Council celebrates Women’s History Month

ELIZABETH, NJ — To celebrate Women’s History Month, the Elizabeth Arts Council is holding an exhibit throughout the month of March, with an opening reception tonight, March 9, at Elizabeth’s main public library. The works of artists Paula Borenstein, Virginia Mason Pagdon, Suree Minnatee, and Danielle Curia will be on display. Since its inception in 1998, […]

Young activist leads the way for students at Elizabeth High

Young activist leads the way for students at Elizabeth High

ELIZABETH, NJ — He’s only 16, but Kason Little is going places. The Elizabeth High School junior has become a familiar fixture at Elizabeth City Council meetings, Board of Education meetings, and at political debates and town halls throughout Elizabeth and beyond, and he is not shy about letting his feelings known to politicians in high […]

Time is running out to save historic landmark

ELIZABETH, NJ — It is a race against the clock to save a historic landmark that has been at the center of a long and ongoing battle. The Whyman Parish House, located on Newark Avenue in the city of Elizabeth, and which is listed on the New Jersey Register of Historic Places, was donated to Elizabeth’s […]

Immigration resolution passed by Elizabeth BOE

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Elizabeth public school district has committed itself to ensuring a safe environment for students regardless of immigration status. The Elizabeth Board of Education passed a resolution Feb. 16, “affirming its commitment to a safe and supportive school environment for all students, regardless of immigration status,” according to the resolution obtained by LocalSource. […]

BOE, EEA controversy continues in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ — Teachers and staff members in the Elizabeth school district are saying that the Elizabeth Board of Education refuses to negotiate contracts, and an agreement for retroactive payments has not been upheld. According to teachers and staff, who are members of the Elizabeth Education Association which represents more than 4,000 educators and support staff […]

Former EFD inspector awarded $1 million in suit

ELIZABETH, NJ — A former city of Elizabeth fire inspector has been awarded more than $1 million resulting from a lawsuit filed against the city, the Elizabeth Fire Department and Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage. Also named in the suit is Fire Director Onofrio Vitullo, Fire Chief Edward Sisk, acting Fire Chief Thomas McNamara and Fire […]