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, […]


 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 […]

Elizabeth’s heroes receive well-deserved recognition

ELIZABETH, NJ — Elizabeth’s very own homegrown heroes were awarded for their bravery last week at a ceremony at the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless. Lee Parker and Ivan White, the two Elizabeth men who discovered the bomb-filled backpack on an Elizabeth street last month — allegedly placed there by Ahmad Khan Rahami, now known […]

Elizabeth may soon issue ID cards to underserved

ELIZABETH, NJ — Elizabeth is soon to become one of several municipalities in New Jersey to offer photo identification cards for the undocumented immigrant population, along with other underserved members of the community such as the homeless, elderly, foster youth and formerly incarcerated individuals. Last week, Elizabeth city council members voted unanimously to approve a city […]

Elizabeth landlord faces discrimination charges

ELIZABETH, NJ — An Elizabeth landlord is being charged with five counts of discrimination after he allegedly refused to rent an apartment to a Muslim woman. Fatma Farghaly responded to a Craigslist ad in February for a one-bedroom apartment in Elizabeth posted on the site by the landlord, and was told to come check it out […]

Elizabeth schools on lead, transparency

ELIZABETH, NJ — The Elizabeth School District is firing back at parents in the district who continue to criticize the district’s handling of elevated water lead levels in most of the district’s 41 schools. Lead testing results from the district’s 41 schools show that 37 of those schools have elevated levels of lead in water sources […]

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