Category: Linden

19th Century Linden

by Diane Norek Harrison LINDEN-This comes from my own research dated 1923: In 1865 Ferdinand Blancke, a prosperous restaurant proprietor in New York, purchased a large tract in and around what is now the borough of Linden and began to…

School Board Candidates File Petitions

STATE – Candidates have filed petitions to run for seats on area school boards. Though the original deadline was Monday afternoon, Gov. Jon Corzine extended it until 4 p.m. Wednesday because a snowstorm Monday caused most school districts to shut…

State Wins Round In ExxonMobil Lawsuit

TRENTON—A Superior Court judge upheld the state’s claims seeking damages from ExxonMobil for harm to the environment and loss of natural resources caused by its refinery operations in Linden and Bayonne, Attorney General Anne Milgram announced earlier this month. Superior…

Cicarell Tournament Preview

By Jim Whelan This week starts the Frank Cicarell Union County Boy’s Basketball Tournament. Here are this year’s top seeds: 1. St. Patrick’s is looking to defend their title. Since 1993, St. Pat’s has been a mainstay in the county…

Vella Convicted Of Bribing Housing Official

ELIZABETH—A close political associate of Mayor J. Christian Bollwage was convicted of bribing a housing official last week in federal court. Ray Vella, 33, of Elizabeth, owner of Pavel Construction, was found guilty of trading cash payments for more than…

Linden Cadets March In Inaugural Parade

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two Linden residents who are cadets at the Virginia Military Institute had the opportunity to participate in the 2009 Inaugural Parade in Washington, D.C. this week. Gregory S. Lum and Patrick K. Terhune were part of the…