Linden police add pair of new officers at ceremony

Linden police add pair of new officers at ceremony

LINDEN, NJ — Joining the Linden Police Department was just one way for Ariel Franjul to give back to the United States after immigrating here from the Dominican Republic in 1997 at about 10 years old. Franjul, who was sworn in as an officer on Dec. 11, moved to Linden after being honorably discharged in the […]

Linden examining impending legalization of recreational pot

LINDEN, NJ  — Linden officials are preparing for New Jersey’s possible legalization of recreational marijuana, establishing a committee to examine the potential impact of the move and whether the municipality should permit the sale of the drug within city limits. Gov.-elect Phil Murphy has made the legalization for those 21 and older a “2018 priority.” A […]

No timetable set for Linden train station repairs

No timetable set for Linden train station repairs

LINDEN, NJ — NJ Transit has met with Linden officials to discuss fixes to the city’s train station after a councilman last month raised concerns about who should pay for the restorations. Councilman Peter Brown showed LocalSource a number of issues at the station in October, including a stairway to the platform that was barricaded due […]

Linden council, NJ Transit haggle over station repairs

LINDEN, NJ — The Linden Train Station, along NJ Transit’s Northeast Corridor line, has fallen into disrepair, one city councilman says, but there is pushback from NJ Transit as to who should pay for necessary fixes. Linden 3rd Ward Councilman Peter Brown wants NJ Transit to pay for what he says are major repairs. But officials […]

Linden pays $575,000 to settle suit by Elizabeth men against municipal judge

LINDEN, NJ — Linden will pay $575,000 to two Elizabeth men who accused a municipal judge of depriving them due process rights by sentencing them to an “excessive” jail term. The settlement stems from a 2012 federal civil suit filed by cousins Wendell and Anthony Kirkland against the city and former municipal judge Louis DiLeo. The […]

Linden police get one-on-one time, coffee with city residents

Linden police get one-on-one time, coffee with city residents

LINDEN, NJ — For Jean Perez, a Linden resident for 11 years, visiting her police department’s “Coffee with a Cop” event was about interacting with officers in person rather than through social media. “I wanted to put a face to the police officers,” Perez said outside the Starbucks in Aviation Plaza on Oct. 4. “I don’t […]

Twenty-year-old from Linden bidding for state Assembly

Twenty-year-old from Linden bidding for state Assembly

LINDEN, NJ — He recited the 13th Amendment nearly verbatim, then stumbled. So he reached into his jacket and produced a battered copy of the U.S. Constitution. “There was a cover,” said Onel Martinez, who is running as a District 22 Independent for the state Assembly, during an interview at Kean University on Sept. 1. “I […]

Trump’s New Jersey visits causing havoc for Linden airport

LINDEN, NJ — New Jersey is getting a taste of presidential disruption every time President Trump decides to visit his vacation home at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster; something New York grew accustomed to this during the Obama years, and in Washington is an everyday occurrence. And the visits also affect those far from the […]

Linden garbage fee is to be repealed by the City Council

LINDEN, NJ — Linden has put forth an ordinance to repeal its garbage fee which, if passed, will go into effect in January 2018. Ordinance No. 61-50 seeks to repeal Ordinance No. 57-25, the “Garbage Collection Annual Surcharge,” which was implemented in 2013. The new ordinance was introduced at the July 18 meeting of the Linden […]

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