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Old 07-02-2008, 04:25 PM
 
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After mayor elections which way do you think Linden New Jersey went?
Up or down. I have hard deciding.
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Old 07-03-2008, 06:11 AM
 
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Linden is nothing but going going down very quickly. Some parts are still decent but its only a matter of little more time but whole city is going down. Schools are getting worse, crime, and gangs are spreading farther into whats left good of Linden.
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Old 07-03-2008, 07:14 AM
 
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Down and quick. Linden used to be a nice town made up of hard working Polish and Blacks. Those days are gone. A lot of illegal and white trash have made their way into Linden and neighborhoods have gone downhill quick. I was in the Quick Check on Wood Ave. last week and, man, it could have been a scene from "Deliverance." Ghetto and country all rolled into one.
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Old 07-03-2008, 01:16 PM
 
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Down and quick. Linden used to be a nice town made up of hard working Polish and Blacks. Those days are gone. A lot of illegal and white trash have made their way into Linden and neighborhoods have gone downhill quick. I was in the Quick Check on Wood Ave. last week and, man, it could have been a scene from "Deliverance." Ghetto and country all rolled into one.
my friend teaches in the linden public school system and has been telling me for a few years now that the town is going downhill. when she first started in the district she really liked the tight-knit, blue-collar feel of the town but she says some of the rougher elements of nearby slums are moving in. this means that there are more problem kids and uninvolved/uninterested parents to deal with nowadays.

just wondering, but where do you think the white trash moving into linden are coming from? i was under the impression that the only new white residents in town were polish immigrants, and that even they weren't really moving in anymore (while the existing ones are moving on to greener pastures).
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Old 07-03-2008, 03:05 PM
 
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And, exactly which town in New Jersey have you seen that's gotten "better"?
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Old 07-03-2008, 04:15 PM
 
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And, exactly which town in New Jersey have you seen that's gotten "better"?
There are a handful of towns in NJ that are building a lot of new construction and turning themselves around. Long Branch, Seaside Heights, South Amboy, and Downtown Jersey City are ones that come to mind, and I'm sure there's a lot more. Not *every* town is going downhill.

To answer the OP's question - Linden was never exactly a beautiful town, but it was a friendly working class town up until 5-10 years ago. Now, seedy types from Elizabeth, Roselle, and Newark seem to be slowing creeping themselves into Linden, which in turn is causing an increase in crime. It's not a total slum yet, but it's on it's way there. However, there are still some nice areas left in Linden, such as the Sunnyside area.
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Old 07-03-2008, 06:24 PM
 
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I accept the rebuke and stand corrected.

While I disagree with one or two of the towns mentioned as improving, I accept your point that there at least some.

Again, I accept the correction and agree. Thank you for pointing that out.
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Old 07-04-2008, 09:45 AM
 
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my friend teaches in the linden public school system and has been telling me for a few years now that the town is going downhill. when she first started in the district she really liked the tight-knit, blue-collar feel of the town but she says some of the rougher elements of nearby slums are moving in. this means that there are more problem kids and uninvolved/uninterested parents to deal with nowadays.

just wondering, but where do you think the white trash moving into linden are coming from? i was under the impression that the only new white residents in town were polish immigrants, and that even they weren't really moving in anymore (while the existing ones are moving on to greener pastures).
No, the Polish immigrants are moving out (that's a big reason why the town is changing for the worse). I honestly don't know where the white trash is coming from. I'll just say that I felt like I was in one of those seedy Shore town during a summer weekend.
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Old 07-04-2008, 09:46 AM
 
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And, exactly which town in New Jersey have you seen that's gotten "better"?
- Jersey City
- East Brunswick
- Perth Amboy
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Old 07-05-2008, 05:32 AM
 
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No, the Polish immigrants are moving out (that's a big reason why the town is changing for the worse). I honestly don't know where the white trash is coming from. I'll just say that I felt like I was in one of those seedy Shore town during a summer weekend.
that's a shame. it's hard for a town to remain stable when it loses its middle class.
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