Dunk tank fun typifies Linden annual street fair

Dunk tank fun typifies Linden annual street fair

LINDEN, N.J. — There is a car show, pie- and spaghetti-eating contests, bands and vendor tents, but what seems to get the most attention at Linden’s annual “September to Remember” street fair is the dunk tank run by the Linden Fire Department. “I’ve been getting in that dunk tank for eight years,” Councilman John Francis […]

New principals at Linden schools celebrate homecoming

LINDEN, N.J. — Students and parents at McManus Middle School and School No. 2 returned to school to find new faces in their principal’s office. But that doesn’t mean the new principals are in unfamiliar territory. Atiya Perkins is the new principal at McManus, after serving for three years as principal at School No. 2; […]

Linden signs solar farm contract for landfill

LINDEN — An Edison-based company has been awarded a 20-year lease to install a solar farm atop the city’s long-closed, 55-acre landfill that is expected to generate a surplus for the municipality. The contract, approved at the City Council’s Aug. 20 meeting, gives Hathaway Solar, a subsidiary of CS Energy, which has offices in Edison […]

Summit ranked second best place to live statewide

Summit ranked second best place to live statewide

Two towns in Union County, including the No. 2 ranked Summit, are among the top 10 “Best Places to Live in New Jersey,” according to New Jersey Monthly magazine’s September edition. The survey, conducted by Leflein Associates, an independent research firm based in Ringwood considered home values, property taxes, crime rate, school performance and a […]

Linden principal wraps up 48 years of service

LINDEN, NJ — When Anthony Cataline started his career in the Linden school system, his classroom had a chalkboard and erasers, No. 2 pencils and paper notebooks. By the end of a 48-year career, all his students had their own MacBook laptops with more computing power than Apollo 11. Technology can change so rapidly that […]

Suspicious fires erupt mile apart

Police probe series of suspicious fires in Linden, Roselle

Suspicious fires erupt mile apart

LINDEN, NJ — Local and county officials are looking into a series of suspicious fires — including one that destroyed a vacant house — that occurred less than 1 mile apart in Linden and Roselle within a matter of hours late Thursday, July 25, and the early morning of Friday, July 26. “While it is […]

County launches opioid addiction hotline program

UNION COUNTY, NJ — Officials have launched a new program — Helping Hands 365 — that features a 24/7 hotline connecting addicts with peers who have achieved sobriety in an effort to reduce opioid-related overdoses in the county. More than 130 county residents died of such overdoses in 2018. Prevention Links, a local nonprofit organization […]

Scutari remains head of county Dems, replaced in Linden

LINDEN, NJ — Mayor Derek Armstead has replaced state Sen. Nicholas Scutari as the chairman of the local Democratic Committee, ousting the longtime incumbent by seven votes in the latest battleground between the two rivals. Armstead prevailed 39-32 over Scutari in a balloting of Linden Democratic Committee members on June 10, one day before Scutari […]