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Linden Council Rejects Budget

LINDEN – Seven of 11 members of Linden’s City Council voted against the municipal budget this week. The $48.6 million spending plan called for a $344 tax increase for the average city homeowner, a 14 percent hike in the municipal property tax.

Community Calendar

German Biergarten • Aug. 20 from 5:30-11 p.m. – The Deutscher Club of Clark, 787 Featherbed Lane, will host an authentic German biergarten. There will music by Richard Jordan, and 35 German theme cars will be on display. German & American food available to purchase. For info, call 1-732-574-8600.

String of high-figure bank jobs solved, FBI says

NEWARK — Nathaniel Barreto of Newark admitted to being “the Black Stocking Robber” and Juan Perez of Clifton the wheelman in a string of bank holdups in Paramus, Boonton and elsewhere from North to Central Jersey that ended when they were tracked down following an armed robbery Tuesday, Jerry DeMarco reports at CliffviewPilot.com.