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Linden Councilwoman Accuses Mayor of Wasting Taxpayer Dollars, Mayor Explains Legitimacy

February 15, 2018

LINDEN, NJ - Tenth Ward Councilwoman Gretchen Hickey released a statement on Tuesday regarding what she considers an inappropriate use of Linden police department personnel and vehicle by Mayor Derek Armstead.

According to Armstead, he contacted police to escort him to and from the event for safety reasons.

According to Hickey, Armstead attended the Linden FMBA Annual Awards and Retirement ...

Former US Postal Service Employee from Rahway Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribes to Deliver Narcotics Packages

RAHWAY, NJ - Leonard Gresham, a 50-year-old Rahway resident, pleaded guilty in federal court on Tuesday to intercepting and delivering packages containing illegal narcotics in exchange for cash bribes, it was announced by U.S. Attorney Craig Carpentino.

Gresham pleaded guilty U.S. District Judge Esther D. Salas in Newark federal court, where he was charged with one count of ...

Two Men Arrested for Performing Unlicensed Dentistry in Linden

LINDEN, NJ - Two men have been arrested and charged with performing dentistry without a license in Linden, acting Union County Prosecutor Michael A. Monahan announced Wednesday.

Hector Carro, 73 and Jorge Renteria-Paz, 46, of Roselle are charged with unlawful practice of dentistry, a third-degree crime. Convictions on third-degree criminal charges are commonly punishable by ...

Linden Contractor Admits to Stealing

LINDEN, NJ – A Linden, New Jersey, man admitted conspiring with officials at the Paterson Municipal Utilities Authority (MUA) and the Jersey City Childhood Development Centers Inc. (JCCDC) to fraudulently obtain payments for services he never provided, U.S. Attorney Craig Carpenito announced.

Carnell Baskerville, 51, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Jose L. Linares to an ...

Elizabeth Man Admits to DWI of Fatal Hit and Run of Newark Man In Linden

ELIZABETH, NJ - Eduardo Perez, 33, from Elizabeth pleaded guilty on Monday to charges including second-degree vehicular homicide and driving while intoxicated in connection with the death of 23-year-old Mujahid Henry of Newark. 

Perez admitted to driving drunk on the night he struck and killed Henery in Linden last year before fleeing the scene of the crime, Authorities said. 

At ...

Why did the patient join the strike?

LINDEN, NJ - a patient, rolled herself to the picket line in her wheelchair at the Delaire Nursing Home, located at 400 W. Stimpson Avenue in Linden, and joined the AristaCare employees who were striking.  The patient stated that, "AristaCare doesn't care," referencing that AristaCare does not care about its employees.

Governor-Elect Murphy Visits Linden to Assess Need For Train Station Improvements

LINDEN, NJ - New Jersey Governor-Elect Phil Murphy visited Linden this afternoon to tour the Linden Transit Station in an effort to assess the need for infrastructure repairs.

The station, which is located in the city’s Sixth Ward, has been the cause of disagreements between Linden officials and NJ Transit executives.

Mayor Derek Armstead, elected officials, and residents greeted ...

Linden Police Respond to School Threat Concerns

LINDEN, NJ - A social media threat against a Linden high school faculty member prompted investigation, authorities say.

Linden police released a statement, saying around 2:15 p.m. today, a social media threat was quickly deemed not to be credible, as a safety precaution students were released in a controlled dismissal as scheduled with an additional police presence.

A sweep of the school ...

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