Sheriff’s Officers arrest man wanted on two outstanding warrants

With the assistance of a K-9 team, Union County Sheriff’s Officers apprehended an Elizabeth man last week on two outstanding warrants. Jumani Terrell, 20, was wanted for failure to appear for sentencing on manufacturing and distribution of heroin and cocaine charges. He also had a warrant for contempt of court. On Sept. 5, Sheriff’s Officers […]

Benedictine Academy students inspired by motivational speaker

ELIZABETH — Students returning to classes at Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth on Sept. 5 heard a message that was energizing and optimistic, yet challenging, during a school assembly held to initiate the academic year at the all-female Catholic college prep high school. Guest speaker Julienne Brazinski Simpson, an alumna of the Academy’s Class of 1970, […]

Quijano spearheads homeless month-long food drive

As a lead up to September’s Hunger Action Month, Assemblywoman Annette Quijano, D-Union, helped spearhead a month-long drive to help feed the homeless in the Elizabeth area. Dubbing it “Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation,” Quijano partnered with the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless and the St. Joseph Service Center to help procure more than […]

Students perform at King Commemoration at NJ State Museum

ELIZABETH — When the state of New Jersey, in conjunction with the Martin Luther King Commemorative Commission, celebrated the 50th anniversary of King’s inspirational “I Have a Dream” speech on Wednesday, Aug. 28, in Trenton, Benedictine Academy students were there, on stage. Eight young women from the all-female Catholic college prep high school in Elizabeth […]

Complaint against district officials rejected

ELIZABETH — An admistrative law judge rejected a claim that two Elizabeth school officials used school records to obtain phone numbers for political robo-calls in 2011. In a 35-page opinion issued late last week, the Office of Administrative Law Judge Leslie Z. Celentano dismissed charges brought against an Elizabeth Board of Education Assistant Superintendent of […]

School board president faces an ethics complaint

ELIZABETH — It appears school board President Tony Monteiro has a lot of explaining to do about why he did not disclose certain interests and income to the state, as required by law. Armed with dates, times, places and the paperwork to back up those claims, four residents recently filed ethics complaints against Monteiro with […]

War between city and school board continues

Elizabeth mayor asks state of New Jersey to take control of the search for a new superintendent

ELIZABETH — The war between the city and the Elizabeth School District heated up last week when Mayor Chris Bollwage called on the state to take control of the search for a new schools superintendent. Bollwage is not shedding any tears concerning Superintendent Pablo Munoz leaving the district and heading to Passaic to take a […]

City asks Trenton to deny Elizabeth school budget

ELIZABETH — The city council feels the school district budget is an excessive burden on taxpayers, but the school district did not agree at all. To ensure their point got across, the council passed a non-binding resolution requesting the school district take a closer look at cutting their budget. To ensure they do, the council […]

Congrats !!

ELIZABETH — Members of the Benedictine Academy in Elizabeth, Class of 2013, sang an inspirational Gospel song at the conclusion of commencement exercises in Holy Spirit Church in Union on June 1. The school held commencement ceremonies for its 98th graduating class with members of the Class of 2013 winning numerous academic awards and scholarships […]

Elizabeth BOE member, two attorneys arrested Tuesday

Charges stem from lunch program investigation

UNION COUNTY — Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa announced that Elizabeth Board of Education member Juan Donoso, Board Attorney Kirk Nelson, and outside board counsel Frank Capece were charged Tuesday, April 30, with covering up a false application filed by Donoso’s wife for the federally funded free lunch program. Donoso’s wife, Olga Oviedo-Arevalo, was charged […]