Bollwage and community leaders call for bold action to stop the next superstorm

ELIZABETH – On Tuesday, local government, business and community leaders gathered for a press conference at the Elizabeth Marina to highlight the devastating impacts of extreme weather and climate change. They’re calling for action to mitigate the worst impacts of destructive, climate-fueled incidents and to plan for the future. The event also highlighted the harm of […]

Rahway woman charged with vehicular homicide is first case in Essex County involving texting while driving

NEWARK – Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray announced Tuesday that Jennifer Sahoye, 35, of Rahway has been charged with vehicular homicide in connection with a fatal collision that caused the death of Carlos Carvalho, 58, of Elizabeth. On Oct. 10, Sahoye was involved in a fatal crash on Route 1 & 9 in […]

Elizabeth man charged with vehicular homicide, DWI for accident that killed FDNY firefighter

UNION — An Elizabeth man has been charged with second-degree vehicular homicide, driving while intoxicated, and other offenses in connection with an accident that killed a New York City firefighter Friday morning, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park has announced. John W. Monteverde, a Queens resident and 56-year-old FDNY veteran with more than three […]

Sleep technologists at Trinitas send message: How to wake up to better sleep

ELIZABETH — Staff Members of the Trinitas Comprehensive Sleep Disorders Center observed Sleep Technologists Appreciation Week — Oct. 6 to 12 — by sharing information about sleep disorders with more than 75 visitors and employees on the Williamson Street campus. Passersby learned about the importance of healthy sleep for adults as well as children. For […]

Allstate Foundation seeks to raise awareness about domestic violence with ‘The Purple Purse’ campaign

ELIZABETH — Allstate New Jersey Insurance Company Corporate Counsel, Georgia Flamporis, recently passed a purple purse to Assemblywoman Annette Quijano, D-Union, in an effort to raise awareness about domestic violence – an epidemic that on average kills three American women each day. The Purple Purse is The Allstate Foundation’s campaign against domestic violence. Thousands of […]

Benedictine Academy hosts CSI Contest for local elementary schools

  ELIZABETH — The Benedictine Academy CSI Science Contest held at the all-female Catholic secondary school on Saturday, Oct. 5 brought together a total of eight teams from four area elementary schools. The forty-eight young student participants spent several hours investigating a staged “crime” and then attempted to solve the mystery surrounding it based upon […]

Somerset County man sentenced to 50 years for kidnapping, sexual assault in Elizabeth

ELIZABETH — A Somerset County man has been sentenced to 50 years in state prison for the 2009 kidnapping and aggravated sexual assault of a woman in Elizabeth, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced today. Donald Andrews, 43, whose last known address was in the Basking Ridge section of Bernards, must serve at least […]