Hickey enters Linden mayoral race

Linden City Councilwoman Gretchen Hickey says she will challenge incumbent Derek Armstead in the June Democratic mayoral primary. Sources say that she will run on the Union County Democratic organization line with the support of State Sen. Nicholas Scutari, the Linden Democratic Municipal Chairman and the Union Democratic County Chairman. Also in the race is Councilwoman Rashonna Cosby. "When I talk with residents throughout this great City of ours, I

Linden councilman withdraws support from mayor

A Linden Councilman says he no longer supports Mayor Derek Armstead's re-election and will not run on his ticket in the June Democratic primary. The loss of 9th Ward Councilman Armando Medina comes just as supporters of State Sen. Nicholas Scutari, the Union County Democratic chairman and the Linden Democratic Municipal Chairman, prepare to drop Armstead from the organization line.  Armstead backed Colleen Mahr for county chair in her race

Pringle slams insider endorsement process

Democratic congressional candidate David Pringle attacked Union County Democrats for an unfair process in endorsing a candidate to challenge Leonard Lance. “The only thing the Union County Democrats succeeded in doing today is making it harder for the party to come together,” said Pringle.  “In the 7th CD once the primary is over whoever wins. Even today they changed their rules and didn’t disclose it. Democrats should’ve learned by now