Notice: Ribbon Cutting for New Skate Park in Mattano Park Postponed

August 3, 2018

ELIZABETH, NJ - The Mayors office has announced that the Ribbon Cutting for the new skate park in Mattano Park scheduled for Tuesday, August 7, at 11 a.m., has been postponed. We will update when a new date is announced. is Elizabeth’s free daily news source. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook at and ...

Newark Needs to Be 'Invited to the Table' in Marijuana Industry, Mayor Says

NEWARK, NJ - For a panel of lawmakers and advocates at the Abyssinian Baptist Church, it wasn't a matter of if a marijuana market boom was coming to New Jersey. It was just a matter of when.

For Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, it was pivotal that people in his community, who he said have been victimized by drug laws, get to profit from that industry. He was part of an eight-member panel yesterday ...

Mayors Push for Law Permitting Driver's License for Immigrants

PERTH AMBOY, NJ - Five mayors from northern and central New Jersey today called for passage of a state law permitting immigrants to get driver's licenses even if they are undocumented, saying it boosts public safety as well as the economy.

"This is important for every resident for a better life and a better life for the state of New Jersey," said Perth Amboy Mayor Wilda ...

Local People with Disabilities Measure Success and Shortcomings of Americans with Disabilities Act

ELIZABETH, NJ – Local people with disabilities this month are lauding progress made since the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 28 years ago, but also point to the remaining distance between where they stand today and equal access to all sectors of the community.

Signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990, the ADA prohibits discrimination against ...

"Tired of cronyism? Yeah, us too!"

The Union County Freeholders’ decision to appoint State Senator and newly-elected Union County Democratic Chairman, Nick Scutari’s chief of staff, Ed Oatman as County Manager smelled of corruption from the start. To place a political consultant like Oatman in the role of overseeing 2,800 employees and running the day-to-day operations of the $500 million county budget suggests ...

The City of Elizabeth Swears in Eighteen New Police Officers

ELIZABETH, NJ- The City of Elizabeth increased the ranks at the police department when they swore in eighteen new Police Officers at a ceremony in City Hall Council Chambers on Thursday morning. 

The new recruits were welcomed by Mayor J. Christian Bollwage; Councilwoman-At-Large Patricia Perkins-Auguste; Councilman Carlos Torres; Councilman Kevin Kiniery; Councilman William Gallman, Jr.; ...

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