Four-legged visitors thank Linden High School students for generosity

LINDEN, NJ — Representatives of Turtle Back Zoo — both two- and four-legged — visited Linden High School zoology classes on Jan. 31 to thank students for raising money for animals harmed by the recent Australian wildfires. The initiative began when students in Amanda Montealegre’s zoology classes learned about species native to Australia, including platypuses, […]

Linden council shortens time for public comments

LINDEN, NJ — At the Linden City Council meeting on Jan. 21, council members voted to reduce the length of council meetings’ public comments portion from five to three minutes. In addition, members of the public will no longer be permitted to speak on resolutions prior to the vote or on ordinances for introduction. According […]

Linden building vacant for half-century to be replaced

Linden building vacant for half-century to be replaced

LINDEN, N.J. — The abandoned United Lacquer warehouse on West Elizabeth Avenue will be replaced by a six-story, 402-apartment commercial and residential complex following the project’s Jan. 15 approval by the planning board. The property will include a two-level parking garage, a restaurant space, fitness center, courtyard, volleyball court and small pool area. The parking […]

Linden schools to restart student searches

Linden schools to restart student searches

LINDEN, N.J. — Random searches of students at Soehl and McManus middle schools and Linden High School were to begin later this month, officials said, reinstituting a policy that was first introduced a decade ago. “Our renewed use of random searches is part of an overall effort to boost security, which includes our special law […]

Stamler Police Academy graduates 47

Stamler Police Academy graduates 47

Forty-seven new officers have taken their oaths of office following their graduation from John H. Stamler Police Academy in Scotch Plains, including 21 who joined the Jersey City Police Department one day after the funeral of Detective Joseph Seals. Seals was the first of four people killed in Jersey City on Dec. 10, when he […]

Linden council merges IT staff

Linden council merges IT staff

LINDEN, NJ — The city is forming a new Division of Information Technology and eliminating the Division of Computers, a move that the City Council considers a “consolidation.” Moving forward, all staff members who work with computers will be in the Division of Information Technology. The change, determined in a 7-3 vote at the council’s […]

County mulls lawsuit to end New York City homeless relocation

Union County is considering suing New York City to end a practice that has already placed more than 50 homeless families in towns throughout the county since August without notice, officials said in a Dec. 4 press release. Homeless people from New York City have been placed in seven municipalities under the city’s “Special One […]

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 […]

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