Autism Awareness Film to Be Shown At City Hall

April 20, 2017

ELIZABETH, NJ – Autism Awareness Month continues to be observed with a screening of   Hands To the Sky, a short film written and produced by Elizabeth native Theodore JB Perkins, April 25, at 5:30 p.m., in the City Hall Council Chambers. 

The short film, which was shown in South Africa and a number of states across America, illustrates the experience of persons living on ...

Residents Call for Input in Naming of New School at Board of Education Meeting

ELIZABETH, NJ – The new high school, the Academy of Finance, dominated the public portion of the Board of Education meeting last night, April 13, as several residents voiced the need for community input in the naming of the school.

The new Academy of Finance is tentatively being named for Mayor Christian Bollwage.

Kason Little, a student at the new school, spoke to the board, backed ...

Naming of New High School After Mayor Meets with Protests

ELIZABETH, NJ – The proposed naming of the newest Elizabeth high school, the Academy of Finance, after Mayor Christian Bollwage has met with objections from a former board member and students at the new school.

Kason Little, a student at the new high school, has started a petition advocating more student and community input in the naming of schools. “The part I object about Mayor ...

Judge Finds Four Board of Education Members Violated Ethics Rules

ELIZABETH, NJ – An administrative law judge has ruled that four Board of Education members violated ethics rules when they voted to appoint a councilman to an assistant superintendent position.

In January 2016, Commissioners Maria Carvalho, Dan Nina, Stan Neron, and Jose Rodriguez voted to give the position of assistant superintendent to Frank Cuesta, a city councilman. Carvalho and ...

Hundreds Walk to Promote Autism Awarness

ELIZABETH, NJ – Approximately 250 walkers took a stroll along waterfront this afternoon as participants in the Annual Autism Walk to bring awareness to this developmental disorder.

“I am a mother with children with autism,” said Iliana Chevres, who organized the Walk as founder of the Elizabeth Parent Support Group. “That made me more involved with the community and ...

Help Discover Wildlife in the “Central Park” of Union County

UNION COUNTY, NJ – Volunteer scientists and knowledgeable experts are needed for the Union County Bio-Blitz, an annual ‘round the clock survey of flora and fauna in County parks, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders has announced.

The 2017 Union County Bio-Blitz will be conducted in two sessions over a two-day period in Warinanco Park, also known as the “Central Park ...

Union County Celebrates Arbor Day 2017 with Tree Giveaway for Schools

UNION COUNTY, NJ – One hundred trees will be given away to schools on request in recognition of Arbor Day 2017, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is again partnering with the Union County Shade Tree Advisory Board to sponsor the annual Arbor Day Tree Planting Program for schools.

“Union County is proud to support Arbor Day, a great American tradition that celebrates ...

Step Back In Time With A Hike Through Historic Midtown

ELIZABETH, NJ – Residents can travel through four centuries of the city’s history, Sunday, April 2, on the Historic Midtown Elizabeth Hike, beginning at 1p.m., at the first Presbyterian Church, 42 Broad Street.

The Historic Midtown Elizabeth Hike is a 1.5 mile long trail featuring many historic sites in Elizabeth including Boxwood Hall, the Belcher Ogden ...

Martin's Restaurant Owner Honored at Women's History Celebration

ELIZABETH, NJ – Women were celebrated tonight, March 30, or rather their history at a celebration at Yoly’s Cuban Cafѐ on Elizabeth Avenue honoring Joyce Chiu of Martin’s Restaurant.

The annual event is the creation of Council member Patricia Perkins-Auguste who hosted tonight’s celebration along with Mayor Christian Bollwage. “Women are often overlooked,” ...

Residents Learn a New Skill at Elizabeth at Library's Maker's Day

ELIZABETH, NJ – Make your own greeting card or bookmark. Or was it your own astrological chart that interests you? You could have explored all those activities and more at Maker’s Day at the Elizabeth Public Library, March 25.

There were Kung Fu demonstration and plenty of opportunities to learn to cook, decorate cupcakes, and do needlework. Union County College student Arnoldo ...

Resident Protests School Naming

April 11, 2017

To the Editor: 

Mr. Politano, Public Relations person for the Board of Ed, stated in a recent article that:“The board members have heard from hundreds of community members who believe the school should be named for Mayor Bollwage”. Mr. Politano needs to inform the rest of the public as to who these hundreds of
people were and when exactly they stated this.

The article ...

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