Activist residents seek non-partisan elections for the city of Elizabeth

ELIZABETH, NJ — In an attempt to bring nonpartisan elections to the city of Elizabeth, a committee of five Elizabeth residents has introduced a Petition of Referendum for the General Election. The petition, prepared and executed in accordance with pertinent provisions of N.J.S.A. 40:69A-1 and N.J.S.A. 40:45-5, was brought forth to residents of the state’s fourth […]

CAU member showcases art at Elizabeth headquarters

CAU member showcases art at Elizabeth headquarters

ELIZABETH, NJ — An Elizabeth man is making a name for himself in the art world, and now his work has been selected by Community Access Unlimited to grace the walls of its new facility on West Grand Street. CAU is an Elizabeth-based organization that provides support services for adults and adolescents with intellectual and developmental […]

CFSNJ names Elizabeth man Employee of the Year

ELIZABETH, NJ — Elizabeth resident Wilfred Wainaina, a direct support professional at the Union Autism Day Program, has been chosen as the 2016 New Jersey Center for Family Support Employee of the Year. Nominated by his direct supervisor, Wainaina was chosen from a pool of more than 250 of his peers. CFSNJ, located in Paramus, is […]

Substitute teacher is charged with sexual assault

ELIZABETH, NJ — A substitute teacher at an Elizabeth middle school has been arrested and charged with engaging in a sexual relationship with a student, according to a June 23 press release issued by acting Union County Prosecutor Grace Park. “Nataly Lopez, 27, of School No. 3, is charged with first-degree aggravated sexual assault, second-degree sexual […]

Historic home’s fate awaits court decision

Historic home’s fate awaits court decision

ELIZABETH, NJ — The fate of what was once one of Elizabeth’s most beautiful homes continues to hang in the balance, as a bid to void restrictions on its sale has landed in state Superior Court. The Whyman House, which dates to about 1860, has been at the center of a battle between the Whyman Group, […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

Attorney calls out mayor, police director over hiring issues

ELIZABETH, NJ — A Westfield attorney is asking Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage and Elizabeth Police Director James Cosgrove to follow Civil Service regulations and promote officers within the EPD, calling out both the mayor and police director for their alleged refusal to hire and promote more police officers. Joshua McMahon, in a letter last week […]

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 […]