Bombing suspect captured in Linden

Bombing suspect captured in Linden

LINDEN, NJ — After a tense few days in the Tri State Area, on Monday, Sept. 19, police arrested Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28, who was wanted in connection with a series of bombings that occurred in New York and New Jersey. Rahami is a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in Afghanistan; his last known address […]

Scutari named as defendant in lawsuit

LINDEN, NJ — A civil rights lawsuit against the city of Linden and former Linden Municipal Court Judge Louis DiLeo has been amended to add another defendant to the suit — State Sen. Nicholas Scutari, who is also the municipal prosecutor for the city of Linden. The suit stems from the trial of plaintiffs Anthony and […]

High hopes for new Linden police chief

LINDEN, NJ — After a rough couple of years at the Linden Police Department, Linden will be getting a new chief of police. With the retirement of outgoing Chief James Schulhafer, Captain Jonathan Parham will be taking over as Linden’s new Provisional Chief of Police and will be sworn in today. Parham, 47, came to the […]

Labor rally at Linden’s Laminated gets support

Labor rally at Linden’s Laminated gets support

LINDEN, NJ — After more than a year of unsuccessful attempts by workers at Laminated Industries, located in Linden, to negotiate a fair contract with Laminated owner Mendel Schwimmer, workers, community leaders and union representatives took to the streets in a labor rally Friday, Aug. 19, in support of the workers. Linden Mayor Derek Armstead, Union […]

Linden Police Chief will retire after 39 years

Linden Police Chief will retire after 39 years

LINDEN, NJ — After 39 years with the Linden Police Department, Linden Chief of Police James Schulhafer is bidding farewell to his beloved police force. Schulhafer spent his entire career in law enforcement with LPD. Hired in 1977 along with 15 other recruits, Schulhafer made rank quickly and was promoted to sergeant in 1981, lieutenant in […]

Laminated workers’ negotiations go south

LINDEN, NJ — Workers at Laminated Industries, located in Linden, state they are planning a major strike in protest of what union representatives call the continued failure of Laminated owner, Mendel Schwimmer, to negotiate a fair contract with employees. A previous strike just months ago yielded no results, according to union representatives. This time may be […]

Veterans’ town hall and claims clinic held in Linden

LINDEN, NJ — A town hall meeting and claims clinic was held on Saturday for veterans and their families to help navigate the broad spectrum of veterans’ benefits and services that can often seem overwhelming. Michael Blazis, director of the Newark Regional Office, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and U.S. Rep. Donald Payne Jr., D-N.J., 10th […]

Linden mayor calls for new police dept. positions

LINDEN, NJ — The city of Linden has introduced an ordinance to create the position of police director. Introduced by the city council at their June 21 meeting, Mayor Derek Armstead told the assembled crowd that creation of the position is necessary in moving the department forward. “I have a responsibility to the residents and to […]

Linden’s Senior of the Year

Linden’s Senior of the Year

LINDEN, NJ — Donald J. Givens was named Linden’s 40th annual Outstanding Senior Citizen of the Year by the town’s Department of Public Property and Community Service. He was chosen as the recipient of the award for demonstrating outstanding service to the community. Each year, the town selects a lifelong resident of Linden to be awarded […]

Linden community grapples with tragedy

Linden community grapples with tragedy

LINDEN, NJ — A candlelight vigil was held this past Saturday for 9-year-old Oshiobugie “Shobie” Asekomhe as community leadership, teachers, police officers and firefighters, and members of the Linden community gathered to remember the beloved third-grader who succumbed to carbon monoxide poisoning last week. His 11-year-old sister, Emike, remains in critical condition. The children were discovered […]