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Top Scholar

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Top Scholar—Cassandra Konecny, an 11th grade student at Union County Tech recently represented Linden in the New Jersey League of Municipalities future Municipal Leaders Scholarship where she placed as a semi-finalist.  Her area of interest in municipal government is the municipal court system. Pictured above, Cassandra Konecny receives her certificate from Linden Mayor Richard Gerbounka. (Photo courtesy of the City of Linden)


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LINDEN – Municipal taxes will rise about $100 for the average Linden resident under the proposed 2009 budget, which calls for furloughs of city employees and deferrals of municipal pension contributions.

Taxes will go up $103 on a property assessed at the city average of $141,100. While the planned increase is smaller than in recent years, the average municipal tax bill will climb to $2,100.

The proposed 2009 budget comes in at around $88 million, more than $4 million less than the 2008 budget, which was $92.5 million. But the tax increase is necessary because revenue is down more than $4 million.


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Two students from McManus Middle School were recently honored for their high academic achievements at the 2009 POP Warner Little Scholars Eastern Region Luncheon and Awards Ceremony. Sixth grader Brianna Armstead was the winner of the Eastern Region POP Warner $1,000 scholarship. Eighth grader Joseph LeBlanc was also honored. They are pictured with school board member Lisa Ormon. (Photo courtesy Linden Public Schools)

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LINDEN—The Linden Boxing Association is sponsoring a comedy night fundraiser on Friday, June 5, from 6-11 p.m. at the Linden Knights of Columbus Hall, 118 Park Avenue.  Tickets are currently on sale at the Recreation Community Center Building, 605 South Wood Avenue for $60 per person.

Included in your ticket price is an outstanding comedy show featuring Las Vegas/Atlantic City ventriloquist  and comic John Pizzi and Las Vegas stand-up comedian; Mike Marino, a DJ  spinning records for your dancing pleasure; a cocktail party and a deluxe buffet dinner featuring hand-carved prime rib and turkey and beer, wine and soda all evening long.

Proceeds from the event will go to Linden Recreation-sponsored youth programs and events.  Tickets are expected to sell quickly. For tickets and/or further information, call (908) 474-8600.

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Linden Senior Honored

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Linden Senior Honored – Mayor Richard Gerbounka (right) and Council President Robert Bunk (left) were among nearly 200 people who came out to honor Linden’s outstanding senior citizen of the year, Mike Chengeri (center.) The Department of Public Property and Community Services held their 50th annual Senior Citizen Day Celebration, coordinated by Lenore Price, on May 15. (Photo courtesy of the Linden Department of Public Property and Community Services)

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Air Force Senior Airman Chanice M. Reid has been named the Airman of the Year in both the 341st Missile Wing and 20th Air Force competition.

Selection was based on the individual’s exemplary duty performance, job knowledge, leadership qualities, teamwork, significant self-improvement, personal achievements, notable accomplishments, and community service and support.

She will now compete to be one of the Air Force’s 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year.


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ELIZABETH – A 32-year-old Linden man has been charged with killing Roselle resident Gregory Fils-Aime in April 2007, authorities said.

Kareem Prunty was arrested Friday night as a result of a joint investigation between the Union County Homicide Task Force and the Linden Police Department. He was being held at Union County Jail in Elizabeth in lieu of $2 million bail, officials said.

Prunty, who had previously served time in federal prison for gun-trafficking, was charged with first degree homicide.


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