Linden’s Laminated Inc. hit with OSHA fines

Union representatives claim a breach of contract by company’s owner

LINDEN, NJ — Mendel Schwimmer, owner of Laminated Inc., the paper and cardboard plant located on Brunswick Avenue in Linden, has been hit with more than $21,000 in fines by the Occupational and Safety Hazard Administration. The six OSHA violations and their corresponding fines were issued March 29, just two days after Schwimmer signed a contract […]

Linden firefighter claims mayor assaulted him

Mayor says video footage will prove charges are much ado about nothing

LINDEN, NJ — Although a Linden firefighter is claiming that he was assaulted by Linden Mayor Derek Armstead at a recent fundraising event, Armstead says that video footage of the alleged assault has turned up that will prove the charges are much ado about nothing. Linden firefighter Christopher Lukenda filed a police report regarding an alleged […]

Laminated Inc. owner finally signs contract on eve of trial

LINDEN, NJ — After more than a year of battle, the workers at Laminated Inc. are finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel. Mendel Schwimmer, owner of the paper and cardboard plant located in Linden, signed a contract last week after months of impeding and attempting to stymie negotiations with the Retail, Wholesale and […]

Councilwoman alleges 5th Ward security overlooked

LINDEN, NJ — An overhaul of security cameras throughout the city of Linden is causing a dispute between two members of the Linden city council. The initiative, spearheaded by city of Linden Councilman Peter Brown and started in 2015, calls for a replacement of all security cameras already in place throughout the city, as well as […]

A look back at Linden’s 62-59 overtime home victory over Newark East Side in the 2016 North 2, Group 4 boys’ basketball championship game

Just to wet your appetite before Tuesday night, March 7, here is how I reported last year’s boys’ basketball North 2, Group 4 championship game at Linden, with the host Tigers winning 62-59 in overtime. Last year’s game took place at Linden on Monday night, March 7. Enjoy: LINDEN – After Newark East Side came […]

For this LHS teacher, it’s all about chemistry

LINDEN, NJ — A teacher in Linden has created a fun and exciting way to teach his class the concepts of chemistry. Sean Bannon, a chemistry and forensics teacher at Linden High School, has brought the dating game into his 10-grade classroom, and for these students, it was love at first sight. Bannon said that he […]

Prominent Linden BOE member will be missed

Prominent Linden BOE member will be missed

LINDEN, NJ — Some people manage to make an indelible mark on those who know them, and Susan Hudak was just that person. Hudak, a resident of the city of Linden for many years, died Jan. 29 at the age of 59, but the impact she had on the community, specifically on Linden’s school district, is […]

Linden council clashes on city employee hot line

LINDEN, NJ — A resolution knocking down an agreement between the city of Linden and a confidential employee hotline service provider has been passed, and that is leaving several members of Linden’s council asking questions. At the Jan. 17 meeting of the council, a resolution to sever the agreement with In2Vate, LLC, was passed. In September, […]

Laminated Inc. workers continue to suffer in Linden

Agreed-upon contract has still not been signed, allege RWDSU representatives

LINDEN, NJ — Mendel Schwimmer is playing games. The owner of Laminated Inc., a paper and paperboard manufacturer located in Linden, is being accused, once again, of alleged breach of contract. Schwimmer has been under pressure for months regarding alleged unfair labor practices and unsafe and unsanitary working conditions at the plant. And now, despite myriad […]

Helping out

Helping out

LINDEN, NJ — ​Fifth-graders in Jennifer Sousa-Redgate’s class at Linden School No. 6 Andrea Chambers, Nayalee Molina, Hajar Ramadan and Dayani Molina​ help sort and box supplies donated by the school at the Linden Interfaith Network for Community Service​ Food Pantry recently. The class learned how the pantry is run and how the community benefits from […]