Linden parents, teachers hear about vaping risks

Linden parents, teachers hear about vaping risks

LINDEN, N.J. — Parents and teachers must be aware of marketing campaigns by companies selling vaping products if they want to keep their children and students from picking up the e-cigarette habit, according to a social worker at a community meeting in the Wilson Pond Building on Oct. 28. Sean Foley, the assistant director of […]

Bramnick, Munoz prevail again in race for Assembly seats

Bramnick, Munoz prevail again in race for Assembly seats

Assembly minority leader Jon Bramnick and fellow Republican Nancy Munoz appeared to have beaten back a Democratic upset bid for the second straight election, prevailing in the 22nd Legislative District race despite the wildcard entrance of two “independent conservative” candidates. With 98 percent of the precincts reporting in, Bramnick had a better than 3,000-vote lead […]

Linden council member trade harassment accusations

Linden council member trade harassment accusations

LINDEN, N.J. — Council members Gretchen Hickey and Peter Brown have recently traded accusations of intimidation and harassment, with Hickey taking her complaints to the police. Hickey, whose term representing the 10th Ward expires next year, took her accusations against Brown to Linden police after the Aug. 19 council meeting. In her complaint, which LocalSource […]

Union residents assured on drinking water safety

UNION, N.J. — New Jersey American Water Company administrators gathered with state and local officials to assure residents at an Oct. 15 town hall-style meeting that their tap water is safe to drink, stating that local water sources have tested below state limits for lead. State Sen. Joseph Cryan, whose 20th Legislative District comprises Union, […]

Dunk tank fun typifies Linden annual street fair

Dunk tank fun typifies Linden annual street fair

LINDEN, N.J. — There is a car show, pie- and spaghetti-eating contests, bands and vendor tents, but what seems to get the most attention at Linden’s annual “September to Remember” street fair is the dunk tank run by the Linden Fire Department. “I’ve been getting in that dunk tank for eight years,” Councilman John Francis […]

New principals at Linden schools celebrate homecoming

LINDEN, N.J. — Students and parents at McManus Middle School and School No. 2 returned to school to find new faces in their principal’s office. But that doesn’t mean the new principals are in unfamiliar territory. Atiya Perkins is the new principal at McManus, after serving for three years as principal at School No. 2; […]

Linden signs solar farm contract for landfill

LINDEN — An Edison-based company has been awarded a 20-year lease to install a solar farm atop the city’s long-closed, 55-acre landfill that is expected to generate a surplus for the municipality. The contract, approved at the City Council’s Aug. 20 meeting, gives Hathaway Solar, a subsidiary of CS Energy, which has offices in Edison […]

Summit ranked second best place to live statewide

Summit ranked second best place to live statewide

Two towns in Union County, including the No. 2 ranked Summit, are among the top 10 “Best Places to Live in New Jersey,” according to New Jersey Monthly magazine’s September edition. The survey, conducted by Leflein Associates, an independent research firm based in Ringwood considered home values, property taxes, crime rate, school performance and a […]

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