Category: Linden

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…

Giving Back To The Community

  Giving Back To The Community—Waliyy Dixon, a 1992 Linden High School All State Basketball honoree and a Street and Smith Magazine All American H.S. Basketball Player, came home to Linden on Jan. 3, to sponsor a free basketball skills…

Vella Trial Begins Next Week

ELIZABETH—A close political associate of Mayor J. Christian Bollwage will begin a criminal trial in federal court with jury selection starting Monday, Jan. 12 before U.S. District Judge Anne E. Thompson in Trenton. Ray Vella, 32, of Elizabeth, owner of…

Former PTA Treasurer Charged With Theft

LINDEN – A former Linden PTA treasurer has been charged with stealing approximately $8,000 of the organization’s money, officials from the Union County Prosecutor’s Office say. Dawn Wagner, 38, has been charged with one count of theft and one count…