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 […]

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 […]