Linden High School graduate completes US Navy basic training

LINDEN — Navy Seaman Ashley A. Casimir, daughter of Marie J. Casimir of Linden, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, IL. During the eight-week program, Casimir completed a variety of training which included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and […]

‘Frivolous lawsuits’ may finally be out of the way

LINDEN – It appears Irv Glass, owner of ShopRite in Aviation Plaza, may not have a legal leg to stand on when it comes to continuing his battle to stop retail development on the 100-acre former General Motors site fronting Routes 1 and 9. Recently the New Jersey Supreme Court flatly refused to hear the […]

Linden hopes traffic study will answer safety questions

Eight serious accidents in less than three years raises alarm

LINDEN – There have been too many accidents at the intersection of North Wood Avenue and Elizabeth Avenue, and some of them have been fatal. Now the city is hoping a traffic study and improvements will change the situation. A little more than a year ago when the elderly owners of a local shoe repair […]

Northfield Bank Foundation donates $10,000 to Union County College Foundation for scholarships

CRANFORD – In support of scholarships for students, the Union County College Foundation was awarded $10,000 recently from the Northfield Bank Foundation to establish the Northfield Bank Annual Scholarship. The funds will be used to award five $2,000 scholarships in the 2013-2014 academic year to full-time students who reside in the Northfield Bank service area. Those communities are […]

Former Linden Mayor Gregorio, 87, dies

LINDEN – Former Democrat mayor John Gregorio, 87, infamous for serving 10 terms, died last week and was buried Monday. Gregorio, who served the blue-collar city for a total of 33 years, 31 as mayor, died of natural causes at Trinitas Hospital in Elizabeth, following a political career that often was tainted with scandal. Although […]

Merck recognized as major contributor to RWJUH Rahway

RAHWAY — Merck & Co., Inc. and The Merck Company Foundation have forged a special partnership with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway. They have been major contributors to the Emergency Department Expansion, 3C Renovation project, staffing and training for the new Cardiac Cath Lab, training and staffing for the Best Practice Staff Education Project, […]

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