Linden –Linden Mayor Derek Armstead was joined by Acting Governor Nicolas Scutari and other public officials in Linden, Saturday, June 4, to participate in a street-naming ceremony honoring the achievements and distinguished public service career of former State Senator Joseph Suliga. The ceremony was held at the newly-named “Senator Joseph Suliga Way”, in the Tremley Point Section of the 7th Ward.
“Joe Suliga was a model of public service at all levels of our government, and the City of Linden and the State of New Jersey stand as better places to live, work and raise families today because of that service,” said Mayor Armstead. “This street-naming will make sure Joe’s tireless work for his constituents and service to his city and state are not forgotten.”
“I am proud to recognize and honor one of Linden’s best, the honorable Senator Joe Suliga,” said Acting Governor Scutari. “I considered Joe a friend and a mentor. He was a dedicated public servant who was instrumental in improving the lives of others. He set an admirable example of selfless service that will be long remembered.”
Senate President Scutari is serving as Acting Governor with both Governor Murphy and Lieutenant Governor Oliver out of state.
Joe Suliga served as a Linden City Councilmember, member of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, and in the New Jersey General Assembly. He began his political career while a student at Kean University, when he was elected, at age 19, to serve on the Linden Public Schools Board of Education. He represented the 22nd Legislative District in the New Jersey Senate until 2004.
Banner Image: Street Naming Ceremony. The following are the individuals in the photo from left to right: Union County Prosecutor William Daniels, 3rd Ward Councilwoman Monique Caldwell, 2nd Ward Councilman Barry Javick, Council President Michele Yamakaitis, Mayor Derek Armstead, Acting Governor & Senate President Nicholas Scutari, Union County Commissioner Christopher Hudak, 6th Ward Councilman John Francis Roman, 1st Ward Councilwoman Lisa Ormon, City Clerk Joseph Bodek and 7th Ward Councilman Ralph Strano. Image Credit – City Of Linden.