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 […]

Saving historic home in Elizabeth is an uphill battle

ELIZABETH, NJ — It’s a gem that sits in the middle of a once-lovely neighborhood in Elizabeth, a house of grace and splendor — neglected, but certainly not forgotten. The Whyman Parish House, located at 705 Newark Ave., is at the center of an ongoing struggle to preserve one of New Jersey’s most beautiful and historic […]

EPS employees allege wrongful termination in suit

ELIZABETH, NJ — Nine former employees of Elizabeth Public Schools are suing seven members of the Elizabeth Board of Education, along with the Elizabeth schools superintendent for First Amendment violations, due process violations and violations of the state Civil Rights Act. Lester Dominguez, Ismael Estrada, Jr., Donald Goncalves, Miguel Jimenez, Marvin Lehman, Oscar Ocasio, Joseph Padlo, […]

CITIZENS OF NEW JERSEY A CALL TO ACTION BY MONDAY A.M.

 WHAT IS GOVERNOR CHRISTIE TRYING TO HIDE? For over 100 years, governments and businesses in the U.S. have been required to inform the public about vital matters like government contract bids, variance applications, sub-division variance applications, foreclosures, sales of government property, government contract bids, and municipal tax sales. But this week, Gov. Chris Christie and […]

In Elizabeth, politics pays incredibly well

UNION COUNTY, NJ — The highest-paid mayor in Union County may be looking at another raise of his already-sizeable salary. The Office of Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage, which brings in a higher salary than the mayors of all 22 municipalities and cities in Union County, has been collectively allotted a $10,000 increase, according to the […]

St Joseph’s provides for a memorable Thanksgiving

ELIZABETH, NJ — At Elizabeth’s St. Joseph’s Social Service center, Thanksgiving is truly about giving. On Monday, St. Joseph’s made the holidays a little brighter for many local families, as volunteers gathered at the center to help hand out turkeys and all the trimmings for families in need in the area. More than 800 turkeys and […]

The usual suspects: another lawsuit against Bollwage, EPD

ELIZABETH, NJ — Three Elizabeth police officers have filed a lawsuit against Elizabeth Mayor J. Christian Bollwage, Police Director James Cosgrove, the Elizabeth Police Department, and several top brass at the EPD, including EPD Chief Patrick Shannon and EPD Deputy Chief Tyrone Torner. The suit, filed Nov. 3 in Union County Superior Court by police sergeants […]