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 […]

Roselle man charged with posing as owner of foreclosed homes in order to rent them to tenants

ROSELLE — A Roselle man is charged with posing as the owner of two foreclosed borough homes in order to rent them to tenants, then collecting thousands of dollars in rent payments during the course of more than six months, acting Union County Prosecutor Grace H. Park announced yesterday. Barton K. Hodge, 37, is charged with […]

Boys & Girls Clubs brings back Monte Carlo Night due to popular demand

UNION – On Friday, October 25, 2013, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at Gran Centurions in Clark, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County will honor Mayor J. Christian Bollwage – City of Elizabeth, Timothy Williams – Elizabethtown Gas, and Altria Group. Presentation of these prestigious awards will take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. prior […]

‘It’s just not right’

Mayor disapproves of BOE actions

ROSELLE — Mayor Jamel Holley is fuming over the Roselle Board of Education making a $7.5 million health insurance deal with the company associated with former mayor Garrett Smith, who has an indictment hanging over his head for insurance fraud. “Amazingly, Smith is currently under indictment and facing a prison time for insurance fraud, and […]

Roselle property sale to recover ‘untapped’ revenue

ROSELLE — Mayor Jamel Holley is planning a sale of buildable, borough-owned properties to generate revenue for the municipality’s coffers. When Holley came into office last year at the top of his list of priorities was a review of all borough-owned vacant properties that possibly could generate money for the municipality. He kept his word […]

In Roselle, Buono unloads on guns

ROSELLE — Last week, on the steps of borough hall, the Democratic candidate hoping to unseat Gov. Chris Christie unveiled her plan to reduce gun violence, hammering her Republican opponent for being too soft on the issue. Middlesex County Democrat State Sen. Barbara Buono — the current front runner expected to win the party’s nomination […]

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Watchdog takes the stand, tries to hide behind Shied law, as prosecutor hammers away

Activist, blogger, journalist, whatever …

After two grueling days on the stand, the decision of whether activist and blogger Tina Renna legally deserves protection under the New Jersey Shield Law for newspersons is in the hands of Superior Court Judge Karen Cassidy. The two-day hearing took place after Renna refused multiple times to provide the Union County Prosecutor’s Office with […]

Dedicated team helps to put ‘Roselle First’

ROSELLE — When Mayor Jamel Holley was elected more than a year ago, one of his first initiatives was to jump start a program that would provide opportunity, training, jobs and success to residents in need of these services. He not only realized that goal with Roselle First, but managed to help more than 200 […]