County counts homeless, offers services

ELIZABETH, NJ — More than 115 homeless and at-risk people utilized the free services at the Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless — services like haircuts and eye exams — at the organization’s service fair on Jan. 23. “Thank you, thank you, thank you,” one man said to intern Kim Siehl as he was leaving […]

Elizabeth celebrates Fourth of July and World Cup

ELIZABETH, NJ — The month of July kicked off with a bang across the nation and residents of Union County had much to celebrate. Clockwise from upper left, fireworks lit up the skies over the Elizabeth Seaport as part of the Fourth of July festivities. Above, Elizabeth Mayor Christian Bollwage, in blue shirt, joined forces with […]

Elizabeth BOE member absent for 7 consecutive meetings

Elizabeth BOE member absent for 7 consecutive meetings

ELIZABETH, NJ — A city school board member who pleaded guilty to charges of assault by auto and drunken driving has been absent from at least seven consecutive meetings since April. Daniel Nina, a city firefighter, was arrested October 2017 in Linden after his car collided with another vehicle, authorities said. He was sentenced May […]

Cryan urges MVC to reopen Elizabeth location

ELIZABETH, NJ — State Sen. Joseph Cryan is calling on the Motor Vehicle Commission to reopen the Elizabeth location it closed in 2010, causing outrage among local officials at that time. “Since the closure of the Elizabeth MVC office, our residents have been forced to travel to other locations where they wait hours for services […]

Design, contracts OK’d for Elizabeth station rehab

Design, contracts OK’d for Elizabeth station rehab

ELIZABETH, NJ — NJ Transit announced April 10 a final design and development contract for a long-awaited Broad Street train station reconstruction project. The project will include new station buildings, climate-controlled platform shelters, additional elevators and improved access for those with disabilities, the transit agency said. “This project is a perfect example of the investments […]

Cyclists return to press for Watchung access

Cyclists return to press for Watchung access

ELIZABETH, NJ — The show of support for mountain bike trails — and those who oppose them — is gearing up again less than a year after the freeholder board opposed a plan to allow the cyclists in Watchung Reservation. Far fewer advocates from both sides attended the March 8 freeholders meeting than last year. […]

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