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 […]

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, […]

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