Linden, New Jersey
|Linden, New Jersey|
|— City —|
|Motto: "Big enough to lead, small enough to care"|
|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Incorporated||January 1, 1925|
|• Mayor||Richard J. Gerbounka (I, term ends December 31, 2014)|
|• Clerk||Joseph Bodek|
|• Total||11.407 sq mi (29.545 km2)|
|• Land||10.675 sq mi (27.648 km2)|
|• Water||0.732 sq mi (1.897 km2) 6.42%|
|Area rank||197th of 566 in state
2nd of 21 in county
|Elevation||7 ft (2 m)|
|Population (2010 Census)|
|• Rank||52nd of 566 in state
4th of 21 in county
|• Density||3,793.8/sq mi (1,464.8/km2)|
|• Density rank||164th of 566 in state
13th of 21 in county
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||Eastern (EDT) (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||0885278|
Linden is a city in southeastern Union County, New Jersey, United States. It is part of the New York Metropolitan Area, being about 13 miles (21 km) southwest of Manhattan, and bordering Staten Island, a borough of New York City. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city's population was 40,499, reflecting an increase of 1,105 (+2.8%) from the 39,394 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn increased by 2,693 (+7.3%) from the 36,701 counted in the 1990 Census.
Linden was originally formed as a township on March 4, 1861, from portions of Elizabeth, Rahway and Union Township. Portions of the township were taken to form Cranford (March 14, 1871), Linden Borough (March 30, 1882) and Roselle (December 20, 1894). Linden was incorporated as a city by an Act of the New Jersey Legislature on January 1, 1925, replacing both Linden Township and Linden Borough (which had been formed in 1882 from the township), based on the results of a referendum held on November 8, 1923.
Linden is located at United States Census Bureau, the city had a total area of 11.407 square miles (29.545 km2), of which, 10.675 square miles (27.648 km2) of it is land and 0.732 square miles (1.897 km2) of it (6.42%) is water.(40.62523,-74.237823). According to the
1930-1990 2000 2010
Census 2010 
As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 40,499 people, 14,909 households, and 10,272 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,793.8 inhabitants per square mile (1,464.8 /km2). There were 15,872 housing units at an average density of 1,486.8 per square mile (574.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 59.15% (23,957) White, 26.88% (10,888) Black or African American, 0.29% (118) Native American, 2.71% (1,099) Asian, 0.02% (8) Pacific Islander, 7.57% (3,066) from other races, and 3.37% (1,363) from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 24.93% (10,095) of the population.
There were 14,909 households out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.1% were married couples living together, 17.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 26.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.27.
In the city the population was spread out with 21.8% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 27.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.8 years. For every 100 females there were 91.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.7 males.
The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that (in 2010 inflation-adjusted dollars) median household income was $55,859 (with a margin of error of +/- $2,529) and the median family income was $64,439 (+/- $4,027). Males had a median income of $45,890 (+/- $3,397) versus $39,288 (+/- $2,842) for females. The per capita income for the borough was $27,011 (+/- $1,161). About 5.9% of families and 7.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.1% of those under age 18 and 8.1% of those age 65 or over.
Census 2000 
As of the 2000 United States Census there were 39,394 people, 15,052 households, and 10,084 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,645.5 people per square mile (1,407.0/km²). There were 15,567 housing units at an average density of 1,440.6 per square mile (556.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 66.08% White, 22.80% African American, 0.14% Native American, 2.35% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 4.88% from other races, and 3.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 14.40% of the population.
There were 15,052 households out of which 29.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.7% were married couples living together, 15.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.0% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.21.
In the city the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 30.4% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 90.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.2 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $46,345, and the median income for a family was $54,903. Males had a median income of $39,457 versus $30,395 for females. The per capita income for the city was $21,314. About 5.0% of families and 6.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.1% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.
Local government 
Linden is governed under the City form of government with a mayor and an 11-member City Council, of which 10 are elected from wards. The mayor and council president are elected at-large to four-year terms of office, while the other 10 members are elected from wards to three-year terms of office on a staggered basis, with two or four seats up for election each year.
- Council President – James D. Moore (D, 2014)
- First Ward – Christopher J. Kolibas (D, 2015)
- Second Ward – Richard Koziol (D, 2013)
- Third Ward – Peter Brown, Jr. (D, 2013)
- Fourth Ward – Derek Armstead (D, 2014)
- Fifth Ward – Rhashonna Cosby-Hurling (D, 2013)
- Sixth Ward – Robert Sadowski (D, 2014)
- Seventh Ward – John D. "Jack" Sheehy, Jr. (D, 2013)
- Eighth Ward – Michele Yamakaitis (D, 2014)
- Ninth Ward – Armando Medina (I, 2015)
- Tenth Ward – Adam Kuczynski (I, 2014)
John T. Gregorio, served as mayor of Linden for 30, nonconsecutive years until December 31, 2006, and was repeatedly tagged with scandal during his mayoral career, including one felony conviction, later pardoned, which forced him from office for two terms.
Federal, state and county representation 
Linden is located in the 10th Congressional District and is part of New Jersey's 22nd state legislative district. Prior to the 2010 Census, Linden had been split between the 7th Congressional District, the 10th Congressional Districta and the 13th Congressional District, a change made by the New Jersey Redistricting Commission that took effect in January 2013, based on the results of the November 2012 general elections.
New Jersey's Tenth Congressional District is represented by Donald Payne, Jr. (D, Newark). New Jersey is represented in the United States Senate by Frank Lautenberg (D, Cliffside Park) and Bob Menendez (D, Hoboken).
The 22nd Legislative District of the New Jersey Legislature is represented in the State Senate by Nicholas Scutari (D, Linden) and in the General Assembly by Jerry Green (D, Plainfield) and Linda Stender (D, Scotch Plains). The Governor of New Jersey is Chris Christie (R, Mendham Township). The Lieutenant Governor of New Jersey is Kim Guadagno (R, Monmouth Beach).
Union County is governed by a Board of Chosen Freeholders, whose nine members are elected at-large to three-year terms of office on a staggered basis with three seats coming up for election each year, with an appointed County Manager overseeing the day-to-day operations of the county. At an annual reorganization meeting held in the beginning of January, the board selects a Chairman and Vice Chairman from among its members. As of 2013[update], Union County's Freeholders are Chairman Linda Carter (D, Plainfield, term ends December 31, 2013), Vice Chairman Christopher Hudak (D, Linden, 2014), Bruce Bergen (D, Springfield Township, 2015), Angel G. Estrada (D, Elizabeth, 2014), Mohamed S. Jalloh (D, Roselle, 2015), Bette Jane Kowalski (D, Cranford, 2013), Alexander Mirabella (D, Fanwood, 2015), Daniel P. Sullivan (D, Elizabeth, 2013) and Vernell Wright (D, Union Township, 2014). Constitutional officers elected on a countywide basis are County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi (D, Union Township, 2015), Sheriff Ralph Froehlich (D, Union Township, 2013) and Surrogate James S. LaCorte (D, Springfield Township, 2014). The County Manager is Alfred Faella.
As of March 23, 2011, there were a total of 21,494 registered voters in Linden, of which 11,831 (55.0% vs. 41.8% countywide) were registered as Democrats, 1,319 (6.1% vs. 15.3%) were registered as Republicans and 8,339 (38.8% vs. 42.9%) were registered as Unaffiliated. There were 5 voters registered to other parties. Among the city's 2010 Census population, 53.1% (vs. 53.3% in Union County) were registered to vote, including 67.9% of those ages 18 and over (vs. 70.6% countywide).
In the 2012 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 11,213 votes here (73.3% vs. 66.0% countywide), ahead of Republican Mitt Romney with 3,814 votes (24.9% vs. 32.3%) and other candidates with 135 votes (0.9% vs. 0.8%), among the 15,303 ballots cast by the city's 22,753 registered voters, for a turnout of 67.3% (vs. 68.8% in Union County). In the 2008 presidential election, Democrat Barack Obama received 10,728 votes here (66.5% vs. 63.1% countywide), ahead of Republican John McCain with 5,037 votes (31.2% vs. 35.2%) and other candidates with 162 votes (1.0% vs. 0.9%), among the 16,142 ballots cast by the city's 22,266 registered voters, for a turnout of 72.5% (vs. 74.7% in Union County). In the 2004 presidential election, Democrat John Kerry received 9,222 votes here (64.0% vs. 58.3% countywide), ahead of Republican George W. Bush with 4,966 votes (34.4% vs. 40.3%) and other candidates with 116 votes (0.8% vs. 0.7%), among the 14,419 ballots cast by the city's 20,596 registered voters, for a turnout of 70.0% (vs. 72.3% in the whole county).
In the 2009 gubernatorial election, Democrat Jon Corzine received 5,429 ballots cast (57.8% vs. 50.6% countywide), ahead of Republican Chris Christie with 3,272 votes (34.8% vs. 41.7%), Independent Chris Daggett with 452 votes (4.8% vs. 5.9%) and other candidates with 98 votes (1.0% vs. 0.8%), among the 9,390 ballots cast by the city's 21,742 registered voters, yielding a 43.2% turnout (vs. 46.5% in the county).
Public schools 
The Linden Public Schools serve students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. Schools in the district (with 2008–09 enrollment data from the National Center for Education Statistics) are eight elementary schools — School No. 1 (grades 3–5; 291 students), School No. 2 (PreK-5; 285), School No. 4 (PreK-4; 432), School No. 5 (PreK-2; 338), School No. 6 (PreK-5; 342), School No. 8 (PreK-5; 324), School No. 9 (PreK-5; 387) and School No. 10 (PreK-5; 345) — McManus Middle School (741) and Joseph E. Soehl Middle School (734) for grades 6–8 and Linden High School for grades 9–12 (1,798).
Private schools 
- Saints Mary and Elizabeth Academy is a Catholic school serving students in Pre-K through 8th grade and operated under the auspices of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Newark.
- Victory Christian Academy, Pre-K through 12th grade
- Yeshiva Gedola Zichron Leyma / Kollel Zichron Yechezkel
Linden is served by U.S. Route 1/9 and Route 27. In terms of limited access roads, the Garden State Parkway passes about 500 feet west of the city limits. The city is also the western terminus of Interstate 278, which travels through all five boroughs of New York City. The New Jersey Turnpike (Interstate 95) passes through the eastern portion of the city, with a few ramps that lead to the nearest exit (Exit 13 for I-278) which is right on the city limits with nearby Elizabeth.
Public transportation 
Local public transportation is provided by New Jersey Transit with bus service to Elizabeth, Perth Amboy and Newark. New Jersey Transit routes 112 and 115 provide local service and interstate service to the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Midtown Manhattan, on the 62 and 94 routes to Newark, and local service on the 56 and 57 routes.
Newark Liberty International Airport is approximately 15 minutes away.
Together with Elizabeth, Linden is home to the Bayway Refinery, a ConocoPhillips refining facility that helps supply petroleum-based products to the New York/New Jersey area, producing approximately 230,000 barrels per day (37,000 m3/d), making it the second-largest on the East Coast of the United States and one of the country's 25 largest facilities.
For many years, Linden was also home to Linden Assembly, a General Motors manufacturing plant, which produced cars from 1937 through 2005. The plant produced Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Buick and other GM automobiles, but also produced planes during World War II. As of Spring of 2008 most of the plant has been torn down for redevelopment by Duke Realty Corporation, which purchased the 100 acres (40 ha) site for $76.5 million.
Popular culture 
AND1 Mixtape Vol. 2 
Linden was chosen as the primary filming location for Volume 2 of the streetball video series, AND1 Mixtapes. One of the original five streetballers to sign with AND1, Waliyy Dixon, a Linden native who also goes by the nickname "Main Event," helped host a night of basketball at 4th Ward Park that claimed attendance by 2,000 spectators.
The Wrestler 
Notable people 
Notable current and former residents of Linden include:
- Tiffany Andrade (born 1985), Miss New Jersey USA 2008 & 2nd runner-up to Miss USA 2008.
- John Charles (born 1944), former cornerback and safety who played eight seasons in the National Football League.
- George Thomas Coker (born 1943), United States Navy navigator who spent over six years as a POW after being shot down over North Vietnam in 1966.
- Waliyy Dixon (born 1974), aka "Main Event" on the AND1 Mixtape Tour; one of the original players on the famous AND1-sponsored streetball tours.
- Carolyn Dorin-Ballard (born 1964), professional bowler.
- Cathy Dorin-Lizzi, professional bowler
- Calvin Duncan (born 1961), NBA player who was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second round (30th pick overall) of 1985 NBA Draft.
- Eddie Kasko (born 1932), former infielder, manager, scout and front office executive in Major League Baseball.
- Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt (born 1948), an artist who is a veteran of the Stonewall riots.
- Mike Nardi (born 1985), basketball player for Scavolini Spar Pesaro in the Italian League – Serie A.
- Vincent Obsitnik (born 1938), Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Slovak Republic.
- Frank Rumbauskas, author.
- Giovanni Riggi (born 1925), mobster and member of the DeCavalcante crime family since the 1940s.
- Danny Stiles (1923–2011), a radio personality at WNYC, WNSW, WJDM and WPAT in the New York City market.
- Troy Stradford (born 1964), former running back who played for six seasons in the NFL.
- Joseph Suliga (1958–2005), former member of the New Jersey Senate who was the youngest person ever elected to the Linden Public Schools Board of Education, at the age of 19.
- Craig Taylor (born 1966), former running back for the Cincinnati Bengals.
- Muhammad Wilkerson (born 1989), defensive end who played for the New York Jets.
- Robert Zarinsky (c. 1940–2008), convicted murderer and suspected serial killer.
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- Caroom, Eliot. "ConocoPhillips' Bayway Refinery in Linden one of a dying breed on East Coast", The Star-Ledger, November 17, 2011. Accessed July 23, 2012. "Bayway is the second largest of 12 refineries on the East Coast, and the 25th largest in the United States, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. It employs about 800 people at the Linden facility."
- GM to End Blazer/Jimmy Production and Close New Jersey Plant, Automobile.com, dated December 6, 2004.
- Friedman, Alexi. "Former GM plant is razed for Linden 'renaissance'", The Star-Ledger, August 31, 2008. Accessed July 23, 2012. "Demolition crews have finished clearing the massive site on the former General Motors assembly plant in Linden, making way for a planned industrial and retail park that Linden officials hope will play a key role in the city's renaissance.... After Indianapolis-based Duke Realty Corp. purchased the property from GM for $76.5 million, crews from the demolition firm Testa Corp. began dismantling the site in February. Razing the 2.7 million-square-foot automotive plant that encompassed 100 acres along Routes 1&9 -- and across from Linden Airport -- was supposed to take a year, but was completed earlier this month, far ahead of schedule."
- To Merck & Co., Inc. for 100 years of community investment and redevelopment., New Jersey Future, 2003. Accessed July 23, 2012. "Merck & Co., Inc. is celebrating the 100th anniversary of its research and manufacturing facility in the cities of Rahway and Linden, where it has grown considerably with the support of its civic partners.In the summer of 1903, a small manufacturing operation began on 150 acres of land 20 miles southwest of New York City in Rahway, New Jersey."
- Palmer, Chris (2004). AND1 Streetball: All the ballers, moves, slams and shine. HarperCollins. Retrieved June 16, 2009.
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- "Biography of Tiffany Andrade", Miss New Jersey USA Website. Accessed April 20, 2008.
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- Caballero, Paula. "INSIDE BOWLING Sisters have historic meeting in LPBT finals", Fort Worth Star-Telegram, June 23, 1997. Retrieved May 13, 2007. " Cathy Dorin of Linden, N.J., outdueled sister Carolyn Dorin-Ballard of North Richland Hills, 245-203, Thursday in the first stepladder match of the $65,000 Sam's Town Tunica Mid South Classic in Memphis, Tenn."
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- Stonewall Rebellion, University of Wisconsin. Retrieved April 22, 2011. "Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt was born in 1948 and raised in the multi-ethnic Catholic enclaves of Elizabeth and Linden, New Jersey."
- Wielgus, Jennifer. "Villanove product Nardi ready to hold court", Bucks County Courier Times, July 6, 2008. Accessed July 23, 2012. "His team bused all over Italy to play, with trips taking up to six hours through mountains and countryside - a far cry from Nardi's urban hometown of Linden, N.J."
- Staff. U.S. ambassador returns to Linden (Obsitnik '59), United States Naval Academy, May 6, 2009. Retrieved July 23, 2011. "Obsitnik shared his story of being born in Slovakia and moving to Linden as a child. He listed his addresses in Linden: his first house, at 308 East Elm St.; the house at 714 Roselle St. that his parents rented; and 308 East Curtis St., which his father built. From there, Obsitnik attended the Naval Academy and worked as an executive for IBM, Unisys and Litton Corp. Obsitnik graduated from Linden High School in 1955, and he recalled a few differences between the 1950s and today. Uniforms were one."
- About Frank, Frank J. Rambauskas Jr. official website. Retrieved July 23, 2011. "Originally from Linden, New Jersey, Frank now resides in San Antonio, Texas."
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- Thomsen, Ian. "HE'S IN A STATE OF ANTICIPATION; BC'S STRADFORD EYES A BIG YEAR", The Boston Globe, August 27, 1985. Accessed July 20, 2012. "He was a 5-foot-8-inch basketball player who could dunk two- handed, but [Troy Stradford] was mainly a 1,000-yard tailback each of his last two years at Linden High School."
- Becker, Arielle, Levin. "Ex-senator mourned in Linden", Home News Tribune, February 20, 2005. Retrieved July 23, 2011. "Union County Democratic Chairwoman Charlotte DeFilippo recalled the day 27 years ago when the 19-year-old Suliga walked into her office, wearing a suit and looking younger than his 19 years, and announced that he was running for the Linden school board."
- Staff. "Closing comes early for Bellevue Stratford", The Pittsburgh Press, March 5, 1986. Retrieved April 22, 2011. "Rose was named in warrants sworn by Jones and Craig Taylor, another WVU football player of Linden, N.J."
- Vrentas, Jenny. "Former Linden High star Muhammad Wilkerson likely to be first New Jerseyan selected in 2011 NFL Draft", The Star-Ledger, April 25, 2011. Retrieved July 23, 2011. "Raised in Elizabeth and Linden, Wilkerson grew up a Giants fan until he became simply a fan of the game. The third of four children, he and his mother share a close connection, reinforced by their tradition of sending “hugs” in daily text messages."
- Russell, Suzanne C. "Unsolved killings probed", Asbury Park Press, August 19, 1999. Retrieved April 22, 2011. "LAW ENFORCEMENT officials today will resume their search of a Linden home owned by Robert Zarinsky, the man serving a life sentence for the 1969 killing of a 17-year-old Atlantic Highlands girl whose body was never found."
- Linden website
- Linden Public Schools
- Linden Public Schools's 2010–11 School Report Card from the New Jersey Department of Education
- Data for the Linden Public Schools, National Center for Education Statistics
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