Category: Linden

Seven Democrats Hope To Be Plainfield Mayor

 UNION COUNTY – Six Democrats are challenging incumbent Plainfield Mayor Sharon Robinson-Briggs in the June primary as she pursues a second term. She became the first woman to serve as Plainfield’s chief executive after defeating Robert Ferraro in 2005. Two-term…

Board Approves Superintendent’s Contract

 LINDEN – The Board of Education unanimously approved a four-year contract for Superintendent of Schools Rocco Tomazic on Monday. Tomazic will earn $182,000 this year, rising to $202,758 by the fourth year of the deal. Since mid-March, school board members…

Couple Celebrating 65 Years Of Love

LINDEN—On April 9, William and Louise Forster will be celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary, which is known as a ‘Blue Sapphire’ Anniversary. William Forster, Jr. was born in Elizabeth in 1913 and graduated from Jefferson High School. He pursued a…

Soccer Champs

Soccer Champs—The Thunder soccer team won first place in the junior boys division. Pictured are the winning team with coach Jose Monroy, Jr. and Mayor Richard Gerbounka. (Photo courtesy of the Linden Department of Public Property and Community Services)

PAL Plans All-Star Basketball Event

LINDEN—On Friday, March 20, the Linden Police Athletic League will be holding an all-star event at Linden High School, located at 121 W. St. Georges Avenue. The Linden P.A.L. All Stars featuring “The Hoop Wizard” Jack Ryan and Linden P.A.L.…

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…