Linden police officer mourned by community

Linden police officer mourned by community

LINDEN, NJ — The city of Linden is mourning longtime police officer and director of the Linden Police Athletic League, Daniel Kuczynski, 45, who was struck by a train and killed on the morning of June 12 near Stiles Street in Linden. Kuczynski was off duty at the time of the incident. There were about 800 […]

LHS honored as Jets PLAY 60 ‘Eat Right Move More’ winner

LINDEN, NJ — Representatives of the New Jersey Department of Agriculture visited Linden High School with New York Jets linebacker Josh Martin on June 2 to honor the school as a division champion of the Jets PLAY 60 “Eat Right, Move More” program. The Jets PLAY 60 “Eat Right, Move More” program, a partnership between […]

In Linden and Roselle, surprise primary wins

LINDEN & ROSELLE, NJ — The results are in after two closely watched primary races on June 6, one in the city of Linden and one in the borough of Roselle. LINDEN : In Linden’s 6th Ward, John Roman, a Column G Democratic candidate, came out ahead of Democratic Councilman Robert Sadowski, 230 to 189. Roman […]

Community policing building in Linden to ‘strengthen ties’

Community policing building in Linden  to ‘strengthen ties’

LINDEN, NJ — On May 22, the Linden Police Department hosted a community event to celebrate the grand reopening of the city’s Community Oriented Police Station. The event, which was held at the Linden Multi-Purpose Center, gave residents the opportunity to meet the officers working in their neighborhoods. The event also included a meet and greet […]

Linden primary brings issues into spotlight

LINDEN, NJ — Controversy over repairs to the Linden Train Station has brought other issues to light as the June primary elections draw near. The station, which is located in the city’s downtown area on South Wood Avenue, was built around 1950 and is in need of both infrastructure and cosmetic repairs, according to officials. Linden […]

Rutgers helps create rain garden in Tremley Point

Rutgers helps create rain garden in Tremley Point

LINDEN, NJ — Phillips 66 Bayway Refinery, Rutgers University and the city of Linden have teamed up to install a rain garden to help mitigate flooding in Linden’s Tremley Point area. The Linden refinery has donated $60,000 to create the rain garden, which is designed to act as a natural water filter, restoring wetlands and improving […]

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 […]